Film 86 – Bafta Craft Awards 1985 – tape 77

First on this tape, Film 86, and Barry’s opinion of the following films.

Tom Brook interviews Glenn Close and Jeff Bridges about Jagged Edge.

And there’s a location report on the making of Young Sherlock Holmes, featuring production designer Norman Reynolds, effects director Dennis Muren and writer Chris Columbus.

Chris Columbus

BBC Genome: BBC One – 25th February 1986 – 22:20

In the next episode, Barry looks at:

There’s a location report on Target with Gene Hackman.

BBC Genome: BBC One – 4th March 1986 – 22:20

Before the next episode, there’s the end of Hideaway, a gritty drama starring Clare Higgins.

Then there’s a trailer for QED called Understanding Rape.

Then, more Film 86 with Barry’s critical appraisal of the following films.

The location report this week is for The American Way starring Dennis Hopper. There’s also a tribute to the late Ray Milland.

BBC Genome: BBC One – 11th March 1986 – 22:25

After this we switch to Channel 4 for the 1985 Bafta Craft Awards. Presented by Mark Shivas from a studio, where he talks to three performers who also work behind the scenes.

Mark Shivas

But they do have a selection of awards from the the ceremony itself, which is presented by David Frost. But the awards are heavily truncated.

The guests in the studio are Eileen Atkins, creator of Upstairs, Downstairs

Eileen Atkins

Terry Jones

Terry Jones

And Peter Barkworth

Peter Barkworth

These studio pieces are interesting, not just for what they’re saying, but for the relaxed way they’re discussing things. It feels remarkably laid back, when these days a discussion like this would not be allowed to run for more than a couple of minutes, and would be ruthlessly edited.

Here they are discussing cinematography, design and makeup.

And here they are talking about editing.

After this, recording switches back to Film 86 with Barry’s reviews of

There’s a report on the history of the Royal Film Performance.

BBC Genome: BBC One – 18th March 1986 – 22:30

After this, there’s a trailer for QED – The Thrill Machines. Then the tape stops just as the World Figure Skating Championships starts.

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2 comments

    1. Well spotted. I’m doing these blogs about a month in advance, so I don’t always spot immediate coincidences when they’re published. At least I didn’t kill anyone this time.

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