The tape opens with the end of The Money Programme, with Jonathan Dimbleby grilling the lottery regulator about whether it’s right that the National Lottery should be run by a for-profit company.
There’s a trailer for Naked Video 33 1/3 and Cardiac Arrest, followed by a trailer for Peter Capaldi’s Oscar-winning short film Franz Kafka’s It’s A Wonderful Life.
Then there’s an episode of Moving Pictures presented by Howard Schumann. He talks to Woody Allen about Bullets over Broadway. There’s a piece on the ‘Greatest Screenplay Never made’ about a script called The Tourist by Clair Noto, which had a journey through development hell. It even had some concept art by HR Giger.
There’s a report on the filmmaking scene in the newly democratic South Africa.
BBC Genome: BBC Two – 2 April 1995 – 20:20
After this, there’s a trailer for the Laurence Olivier Awards. Then a trailer for Life After Life with Lorcan Cranitch.
Then recording continues with The Trial of OJ Simpson, ongoing coverage of the trial from America. It includes the testimony of OJ’s friend Kato Kaelin, and the effect the trial was having on the recent Oscars. The jury was even given videotapes of the nominated films to watch during their time off.
BBC Genome: BBC Two – 2 April 1995 – 21:10
After this, a trailer for Modern Times. Then a repeat of the trailer for Franz Kafka’s It’s A Wonderful Life.
Next, Life After Life, the story of an IRA prisoner on his release back into the community.
BBC Genome: BBC Two – 2 April 1995 – 22:00
there’s a trail for Wilde Night.
Next, a short programme, Close Up. Denis Healey chooses the climax to the film Les Diaboliques. Spoilers for the end of the film, obviously.
BBC Genome: BBC Two – 2 April 1995 – 23:25
There’s a trailer for US Masters Golf, and the Olivier Awards.
Next, here’s Peter Capaldi’s Oscar Winning short film, starring Richard E Grant as Franz Kafka in Franz Kafka’s It’s A Wonderful Life.
BBC Genome: BBC Two – 2 April 1995 – 23:30
After this, a trailer for Naked Video 33 1/3 and Cardiac Arrest. And another trailer for Wilde Night.
Finally, we have the start of La Grande Illusion, Jean Renoir’s film, which features an introduction to the film by Renoir himself, filmed for French television in 1961.
The recording stops about 15 minutes into the film.