Film 92 – tape 1228

The first episode of Film 92 starts this tape, where Barry Norman reviews the following films:

There’s an interview with Joel and Ethan Coen. Barry’s introduction is surprisingly sniffy, calling Blood Simple and Raising Arizona overpraised.

BBC Genome: BBC One – 14th January 1992 – 22:25

The next episode features reviews of:

Tom Brook reports on Bette Midler’s For The Boys.

BBC Genome: BBC One – 21st January 1992 – 22:25

Before the next episode, there’s Geoffrey Boycott pontificating about how great a team England are.

There’s a trailer for Fire in the Blood.

Then more from Film 92 (the repeat broadcast) with reviews of:

There’s a location report on Rebecca’s Daughters.

BBC Genome: BBC Two – 3rd February 1992 – 17:30

The next episode sees Barry review:

There’s a report on the variation of cinema prices across the UK. There’s also a short piece on the cuts made to Robin Hood Prince of Thieves for its video release, with James Ferman of the BBFC explaining the reasons why it was cut, mostly the level of violence. Then Barry says “The moral of this story is that if you want to see a film in its entirety, or as close to it as you can get, you still have to go to the cinema.” Something that’s not true these days when films are cut to get a 12A rating, but released on DVD with ‘stronger, harder’ versions. It’s a topsy turvy world.

BBC Genome: BBC One – 4th February 1992 – 22:25

In the next episode, Barry looks at the following films:

There’s an interview with James Ferman, head of the British Board of Film Classification.

BBC Genome: BBC One – 18th February 1992 – 22:20

The next episode brings Barry’s reviews of:

Tom Brook talks to Warren Beatty and Anette Bening about Bugsy.

After this episode, the recording stops. Underneath there’s an older recording, with the end of Open To Question with Bernadette McAliskey. This is followed by a trailer for Friday programmes on DEFII, notably featuring Thunderbirds and Doctor Who.

There’s a trailer for Horizon on a controversial claim for a cure for malaria.

Then the start of Voices from the Past (BBC Two – 3rd February 1992 – 19:40A programme of films from the 30s, with this disclaimer attached.

May appear offensive today

Clearly these were slightly cheeky films.

Not Passed by the Board of Censors

The tape ends after 8 minutes of this quite interesting film.


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