During our Here’s The Thing segment, Mark welcomed Hayley Squires on to the stage to talk about Happy New Year, Colin Burstead (2018).
Seeing as this episode is so close to Halloween, Mark jumped on the opportunity to share his top 13 Halloween films in List-O-Mania. 13. Get Out ( 2017) 12. Near Dark (1987) 11. Ganja & Hess (1973) 10. Raw (2016) 9. Dracula, the Spanish version of course! (1931) 8. Nosferatu (1922) 7. Suspiria (1977) 6. Dark Water (2002) 5. Kwaidan (1965). 4. Onibaba (1964). 3. Possession (1981) 2. Halloween (1978) and naturally 1. The Exorcist (1973).
In Coming Attractions, Mike Leigh came on to talk about his project Peterloo (2018). Peterloo tellls the story of the 1813 massacre where British forces attacked a peaceful pro-democracy rally in Manchester.
Next, we welcomed Hugh Grant to the stage to talk about his career-best work in A Very English Scandal (2018). Starring Grant and Ben Whishaw, the film tells the story of when British Liberal Party leader Jeremy Thorpe is forced to stand on trial in 1979 after being accused of killing his gay ex-lover. Mark and Hugh also looked at some clips from Grant’s first major roles in Maurice (1987), Lair of the White Worm (1988), Love Actually (2003) and Florence Foster Jenkins (2016). As if that was not enough, we also asked Grant what his Guilty Pleasure was; Inspector Clouseau (1968).
To celebrate the re-release of Some Like It Hot (1959) we ended the show with a clip from Running Wild in Sound & Vision.