A list of the main movie discussions, docs and gossip programmes on the radio and TV in the UK this week.
Wednesday 12 August
The Business Of Film with Mark Kermode
BBC Radio 4, 4-:430pm
2/3 Getting to the screen.
The second instalment of critic Mark Kermode’s trilogy about the business behind making a film looks at how movies are financed and distributed and encompasses the impact of crowdfunding, on-demand video services and what effects directors taking to self-distribution might have on the industry.
Saturday 16 August
Peter Ustinov: The Radio Years
BBC Radio 4 Extra, 9am-12pm
Not strictly speaking a film programme, but I included this as Oscar-winning film actor Ustinov’s candid revelations about the movie business and his time in front and behind the camera are just as valid as anything Mark Kermode could comment on.
Weighing in at a whopping 3 hours, one can at least wallow in Ustinov’s supremely oratorial, witty and occasionally hilarious tones from the BBC Radio archives.
Sound Of Cinema
The Sound of Hitchcock
BBC Radio 3, 2-3pm
Matthew Sweet introduces concert performances by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Timothy Brock, of classic scores from the films of Alfred Hitchcock, including Rebecca, Notorious, Dial M for Murder, Vertigo, Psycho and Spellbound.