Day: July 4, 2018

Moving Pictures – tape 1665

First on this tape, an episode of Moving Pictures. This episode features a profile of John Milius.

Contributions from Steven Spielberg

Francis Coppola

Oliver Stone

The next segment looks at anti-mafia movies in Italy. I don’t remember this verse from Mamma Mia.

There’s a profile of the Film Noir cinematographer John Alton.

BBC Genome: BBC Two – 20th March 1994 – 20:20

The next episode has a very poor picture. Either I was having problems with my Aerial, or it was recorded on someone else’s VCR.

This episode starts with a look at Peter Weir’s Fearless. Includes interviews with Rafael Yglesias, who wrote the screenplay and the novel it was based on.

Director Peter Weir

Star Jeff Bridges

Producer Paula Weinstein

Cinematographer Allen Daviau

Then, there’s a look at the Central Office of Information. the Government propaganda department and its documentary department, where a lot of filmmakers get their start. Like Michael Radford.

Hugh Hudson

Lindsay Anderson

Even Peter Greenaway

Right up to newcomers like Iain Softley

Next there’s a profile of screenwriter Rudy Wurlitzer.

And finally, a look at the UK premiere of a Bollywood film in Leicester. One of the stars of the film, a newcomer at that time, was Shilpa Shetty, later of Celebrity Big Brother fame.

BBC Genome: BBC Two – 27th March 1994 – 20:20

After this, the recording stops. Usually that means there’s a lot of inconsequential stuff underneath, but there’s something interesting here.

First, there’s a chunk of the end of Anna Lee, one of those Sunday Night ITV dramas I never watched, starring Imogen Stubbs.

Her co-star is Brian Glover, and the show makes use of his background as a wrestler.

Also appearing, Peter Firth as some unrequited love interest.

I notice that the show is produced by Carnival Films, also makers of Bugs.

After this, there’s an ITN news bulletin, leading with the continuing discoveries underneath Fred West’s patio.

After this, an entire episode of The South Bank Show looking at the recording of a star-studded tribute to George Gershwin. It’s the brainchild of Larry Adler.

Produced by George Martin

Featuring Elton John

Courtney Pine

Oleta Adams

Robert Palmer

Sinead O’Connor

Lisa Stansfield

After this programme, the tape runs out during a programme about the Whitbread Round The World Yacht Race.

In the ad breaks, an advert for Intel processors – right at the start of the Pentium era, as they are still pushing 486 DX-2s. My first PC was a 486-DX4-100, around this time, probably. I bought it so I could play Doom at home, instead of spending hours after work in the office playing it.


  • American Express – Terence Conran
  • No Smoking Day – John Cleese
  • Synergie
  • Cargo Club
  • BT
  • Bodum
  • trail: Time After Time
  • trail: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
  • Ford Escort
  • House of Fraser
  • Ronseal Clear Varnish
  • Starflower Oil
  • B&I Line
  • Nat West – Bonsai
  • trail: GMTV
  • trail: Kiri’s 50th Birthday
  • Intel – 486 DX and Pentium
  • Morocco
  • Nat West – Bonsai
  • Renault Clio
  • Wall’s Romantica
  • Bodum
  • Salon Selectives
  • Canon
  • trail: Kiri’s 50th Birthday
  • Radion Colour
  • Morocco
  • Carling Black Label
  • McDonalds
  • Volvo 440
  • Allied Dunbar
  • trail: The Bill
  • Peperami
  • Jif Mousse
  • Bird’s Eye Fish Cuisine
  • Visa Delta – Denis Healey
  • Mercury One 2 One
  • Intel – 486 DX and Pentium
  • McDonalds