This tape opens with the end of Panorama, looking at the role of social workers. There’s a Broadcasting Complaints Commission ruling afterwards about a programme about Iran-Contra.
Then we have Film 88 in which Barry reviews:
There’s a report on the modern directors who cut their teeth making commercials.
BBC Genome: BBC One London, 18 April 1988 22.10
Before the next episode, there’s the end of Panorama – Israel at 40.
There’s a trailer for Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads
Then, more Film 88 with reviews of:
There’s a report on The Whales of August.
BBC Genome: BBC One London, 25 April 1988 22.10
Before the next episode, there’s the end of a news bulletin, and some weather.
There’s a trailer for Network, the magazine show about broadcasting.
Then, a special New York edition of Film 88. Emily Lloyd is interviewed.
As is (inevitably) Woody Allen. Barry takes a tour around New York locations, and reviews Bright Lights Big City.
He talks to New York film pundit Jeffrey Lyons. They discuss Dennis Hopper’s new film Colors.
He visits the set of true Believer and talks to its director, Joseph Ruben.
Also featured – James Woods in a pony tail, and an incredibly young looking Robert Downey Jr.
BBC Genome: BBC One London, 2 May 1988 22.25
Recording switches, and there’s reporter Jane Corbin standing in front of a picturesque building in Cambodia, for a Panorama report In The Shadow of the Killing Fields.
There’s a trailer for Crimewatch UK.
Then, more from Film 88 with reviews of:
Tom Brook reports on a US cable channel devoted to movie news and trailers. He also reports from a town protesting about Jane Fonda making a film in their town.
BBC Genome: BBC One London, 9 May 1988 22.10
Before the next episode, more Panorama, on the UK’s nuclear deterrent. There’s a brief trailer for People.
Then, Barry’s here again to review:
- Planes Trains and Automobiles
- Can’t Buy Me Love
- The Whales of August
- Appointment with Death
Tom Brook reports from the location of The House on Carroll Street.
BBC Genome: BBC One London, 16 May 1988 22.10
After this, recording continues, with the start of an episode of Come Dancing. Recording stops after twenty minutes of this.