In Here’s The Thing Amma Asante came to talk about what it was like to receive an MBE, and about the hold-up of the release of her film Where Hands Touch (2019).
In List-O-Mania, Mark listed his Top Ten Mad Movie Moustaches, partly because of the Movember awareness-raising campaign but mostly because of Kenneth Branagh’s extravagant moustache in Murder on the Orient Express (2017), released this week.
In Coming Attractions, Robert Ziegler returned to talk about the upcoming concert at the Royal Festival Hall, for which Mark was rehearsing a harmonica solo in Touchez Pas Au Grisbi (Hands Off The Loot -1954). Mark showed us how far he had got with practising his solo – which was not very far.
Mark then introduced actress and singer Hannah Waddingham, most famous for Game of Thrones, and one of the soloists at the concert at the RFH. Accompanied by Ziegler, Hannah sang Put the Blame on Mame, made famous in Gilda (1946) by Rita Hayworth.
Next, Mark welcomes James and Dave Franco to talk about their Guilty Pleasure: The Room (2003) as well as their upcoming film The Disaster Artist (2017).
In Sound & Vision Mark flagged up his up-coming Celluloid Jukebox series on BBC Radio 2 by highlighting one of the films talked about in that show, Magic Mike (2012) featuring Channing Tatum. Mark also invites Johnny Greenwood up on stage to discuss his career as both lead guitarist and keyboardist for Radiohead as well as composing for films, such as We Need to Talk about Kevin (2011) and Phantom Thread (2017).