Film Of The Book

Episodes

TitleComments
Genome: [r4 Bd=19880108]

Four programmes looking at film versions of famous novels 1: The Big Sleep

Ask a Raymond Chandler fan to name their ideal Philip Marlowe and the odds are they'll choose Humphrey Bogart in The Big Sleep.

Christopher Cook follows this Marlowe down the mean city streets where a man must go and considers how Howard Hawks's film and its star measure up to Chandler's original, with soundtrack illustrations and readings from the book by David Healy. Producer WENDY CLAY

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880108]

Four programmes looking at film versions of famous novels 1: The Big Sleep

Ask a Raymond Chandler fan to name their ideal Philip Marlowe and the odds are they'll choose Humphrey Bogart in The Big Sleep.

Christopher Cook follows this Marlowe down the mean city streets where a man must go and considers how Howard Hawks's film and its star measure up to Chandler's original, with soundtrack illustrations and readings from the book by David Healy. Producer WENDY CLAY

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880108]

Unknown: Raymond Chandler

Unknown: Philip Marlowe

Unknown: Humphrey Bogart

Unknown: Christopher Cook

Book By: David Healy.

Producer: Wendy Clay

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880108]

Unknown: Raymond Chandler

Unknown: Philip Marlowe

Unknown: Humphrey Bogart

Unknown: Christopher Cook

Book By: David Healy.

Producer: Wendy Clay

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880115]

Four programmes looking at film versions of famous novels 2: Pride and Prejudice

A film is not a book and when Pride and Prejudice is translated to the cinema no one expects Hollywood to mirror faithfully Jane Austen 's novel. But Christopher Cook illustrates just how much of the English writer's irony finds its way into the MGM movie, with soundtrack highlights and readings from the book by Anna Massey. Producer WENDY CLAY

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880115]

Four programmes looking at film versions of famous novels 2: Pride and Prejudice

A film is not a book and when Pride and Prejudice is translated to the cinema no one expects Hollywood to mirror faithfully Jane Austen 's novel. But Christopher Cook illustrates just how much of the English writer's irony finds its way into the MGM movie, with soundtrack highlights and readings from the book by Anna Massey. Producer WENDY CLAY

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880115]

Unknown: Jane Austen

Unknown: Christopher Cook

Book By: Anna Massey.

Producer: Wendy Clay

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880115]

Unknown: Jane Austen

Unknown: Christopher Cook

Book By: Anna Massey.

Producer: Wendy Clay

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880122]

Four programmes looking at film versions of famous novels 3: The Thirty-Nine Steps When it comes to tales of patriotic pluck and stiff upper lip, one story stands head and shoulders tall above the rest - John Buchan 's Thirty-Nine

Steps, and there have been three attempts to transfer

Richard Hannay 's exploits to the screen. Christopher Cook investigates the first, starring Robert Donat , but discovers that

Alfred Hitchcock 's film is no more than a distant cousin of Buchan's original thriller.

With soundtrack illustrations and readings from the book by Simon Williams. Producer WENDY CLAY

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880122]

Four programmes looking at film versions of famous novels 3: The Thirty-Nine Steps When it comes to tales of patriotic pluck and stiff upper lip, one story stands head and shoulders tall above the rest - John Buchan 's Thirty-Nine

Steps, and there have been three attempts to transfer

Richard Hannay 's exploits to the screen. Christopher Cook investigates the first, starring Robert Donat , but discovers that

Alfred Hitchcock 's film is no more than a distant cousin of Buchan's original thriller.

With soundtrack illustrations and readings from the book by Simon Williams. Producer WENDY CLAY

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880122]

Unknown: John Buchan

Unknown: Richard Hannay

Unknown: Christopher Cook

Unknown: Robert Donat

Unknown: Alfred Hitchcock

Book By: Simon Williams.

Producer: Wendy Clay

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880122]

Unknown: John Buchan

Unknown: Richard Hannay

Unknown: Christopher Cook

Unknown: Robert Donat

Unknown: Alfred Hitchcock

Book By: Simon Williams.

Producer: Wendy Clay

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880129]

The last of four programmes looking at film versions of famous novels.

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

When Alan Sillitoe 's screen adaptation of his own novel was first released in 1960, audiences felt that British movies had finally grown up - with Albert Finney thumbing his nose at authority, a new kind of hero was born. But

Christopher Cook finds many differences between Sillitoe's original novel and Karel Reisz 's film version. With soundtrack illustrations and readings from the book by Paul McGann.

Producer WENDY CLAY

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880129]

The last of four programmes looking at film versions of famous novels.

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

When Alan Sillitoe 's screen adaptation of his own novel was first released in 1960, audiences felt that British movies had finally grown up - with Albert Finney thumbing his nose at authority, a new kind of hero was born. But

Christopher Cook finds many differences between Sillitoe's original novel and Karel Reisz 's film version. With soundtrack illustrations and readings from the book by Paul McGann.

Producer WENDY CLAY

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880129]

Unknown: Alan Sillitoe

Unknown: Albert Finney

Unknown: Christopher Cook

Unknown: Karel Reisz

Book By: Paul McGann.

Producer: Wendy Clay

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880129]

Unknown: Alan Sillitoe

Unknown: Albert Finney

Unknown: Christopher Cook

Unknown: Karel Reisz

Book By: Paul McGann.

Producer: Wendy Clay