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The Post, Coco, The Commuter

The Film Review: The Post, Coco, The Commuter

Mark Kermode joins Jane Hill to talk about The Post, Coco and The Commuter.

Making a Star

1. Hits, Hype & Hustle: An Insider's Guide to the Music Business: Series 1, Making a Star

Music agent Emma Banks looks at how the music business finds talent and creates superstars

The Hedge Cutter

3. A Stitch in Time: Series 1, The Hedge Cutter

Amber Butchart looks at a rare portrait of a working man.

Dangerous Magic

1. Art, Passion & Power: The Story of the Royal Collection: Series 1, Dangerous Magic

How art was used by Henry VIII and Charles I, the great founders of the Royal Collection.

Anjelica Huston on James Joyce: A Shout in the Street

Anjelica Huston on James Joyce: A Shout in the Street

Anjelica Huston tells the story of the life and work of Irish novelist James Joyce.

Darkest Hour, Mukkabaaz, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

The Film Review: Darkest Hour, Mukkabaaz, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Mark Kermode reviews Darkest Hour, Mukkabaaz and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Arnolfini

2. A Stitch in Time: Series 1, Arnolfini

Amber Butchart looks at Dutch painter Jan van Eyck's Arnolfini Portrait.

My Astonishing Self: Gabriel Byrne on George Bernard Shaw

My Astonishing Self: Gabriel Byrne on George Bernard Shaw

Gabriel Byrne explores the life, works and passions of playwright George Bernard Shaw.

All The Money In The World, Hostiles, Brad's Status

The Film Review: 05/01/2018

Jason Solomons joins Jane Hill to talk about the week's cinema releases.

The Story of 1985

Top of the Pops: The Story of 1985

Live Aid brings pop generations together and Shakey lands his first Xmas number 1.

Charles II

1. A Stitch in Time: Series 1, Charles II

Amber Butchart examines the fashion sense of Charles II.

The Clash: New Year's Day '77

The Clash: New Year's Day '77

Footage of The Clash's gig at the Roxy in Covent Garden as the year of punk began.

The Story of Bohemian Rhapsody

The Story of Bohemian Rhapsody

For the first time ever, the full story behind the nation's best-loved song.

Barry Norman

62. Talking Pictures: Barry Norman

Rory Bremner looks back at the life and career of Barry Norman.

Elvis: The Rebirth of the King

Elvis: The Rebirth of the King

Film arguing that Elvis reached his artistic peak in the early years of his Vegas period.

Jonas Kaufmann: Tenor for the Ages

Jonas Kaufmann: Tenor for the Ages

Behind-the-scenes documentary featuring Jonas Kaufmann, one of opera's hottest properties.

Harry Potter: A History of Magic

Harry Potter: A History of Magic

JK Rowling reveals the real-life counterparts to her fantastical world.

Bette and Joan

62. Talking Pictures: Bette and Joan

A look at one of Hollywood's greatest feuds - Bette Davis and Joan Crawford's rivalry.

The Year in Film

Review: 2017, The Year in Film

Film critic Mark Kermode takes a look back at the big releases of the year.

Saturday Night Fever - The Ultimate Disco Movie

Saturday Night Fever - The Ultimate Disco Movie

John Travolta, Barry Gibb and Bruno Tonioli star in a celebration of the hit dance movie.

Hollywood's Master of Myth: Joseph Campbell - the Force Behind Star Wars

Hollywood's Master of Myth: Joseph Campbell - the Force Behind Star Wars

The story of the man whose visionary ideas about myth helped shape the Star Wars cycle.

Performance

2. Alternativity: 2017, Performance

Contemporary performance of the nativity play quite unlike any other.

Alebrijes

3. Handmade in Mexico: Series 1, Alebrijes

Fantastical creatures, carved from copal wood and decorated in detailed paintwork.

Prayer

3. The Art That Made Mexico: Paradise, Power and Prayers: Series 1, Prayer

How the need for a visual image created a unique blend of Mesoamerican and Catholic faith.

Jane Fonda

61. Talking Pictures: Jane Fonda

Archive interviews illustrating the life and career of Jane Fonda.

Episode 1

1. Alternativity: 2017, Episode 1

Following the production of a contemporary performance of the nativity unlike any other.

Roger Moore

60. Talking Pictures: Roger Moore

A look back at the life and career of one of Britain's best-loved actors, Sir Roger Moore.

Bingo the King of the Mornings, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and The Unseen

The Film Review: Bingo the King of the Mornings, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and The Unseen

Mark Kermode joins Jane Hill to talk about this week's cinema releases.

Roy Orbison: Love Hurts

Roy Orbison: Love Hurts

Roy Orbison's personal and musical legacy is explained by his three sons.

Tree of Life

2. Handmade in Mexico: Series 1, Tree of Life

A clay sculpture originally intended to teach Bible stories to indigenous people.

Power

2. The Art That Made Mexico: Paradise, Power and Prayers: Series 1, Power

Alinka Echeverria reveals how artists used their power to create official Mexican history.

In Search of Rory McEwen

Secret Knowledge: In Search of Rory McEwen

The story of Rory McEwen - aristocrat, artist, folk singer and pioneering TV presenter.

Leonora Carrington: The Lost Surrealist

Leonora Carrington: The Lost Surrealist

Film about the British surrealist artist Leonora Carrington, who ended up in Mexico City.

Stronger, Human Flow, The Dinner

The Film Review: Stronger, Human Flow, The Dinner

Mark Kermode gives his unique take Stronger, Human Flow and The Dinner.

Don McLean: American Pie

Classic Albums: Don McLean: American Pie

Don McLean's album American Pie is crowned by its titular overture and the song Vincent.

Sweet Little Sixteen

1. Rock 'n' Roll America: Sweet Little Sixteen

In mid-1950s America, out of the Deep South came a new rhythm-driven fusion music.