24 August, 2009

What's on this week: 24 - 30 Aug 2009

It's a busy week for us -- which means a packed week of film and TV-related events for you.

Our world cinema strand Bite The Mango turns its attention to Iranian film this month, starting on Saturday 29 August with two films from Abbas Kiarostami – his critically-acclaimed Ten (above), and the hypnotic Shirin. There's more at the dedicated Iranian Life On Film page. Our celebratory Bite The Mango weekend isn't far off, either -- see the Bite The Mango page for more on that.

Elsewhere in film, Friday 28 August sees three new films open at the Museum: Pedro Almodóvar's witty Broken Embraces starring Penélope Cruz; the tense Sin Nombre; and a new digital print of Jean Luc Godard's whimsical 1965 love story, Pierrot Le Fou. Film page

ITV are busily trailing their lavish new adaptation of Wuthering Heights – and we're honoured to have a preview screening of the drama at the Museum tomorrow. The event has sold out, but no need to roam the moors in anguish -- I should be able to bring you a podcast of screenwriter Peter Bowker's live introduction later this week.

Lastly, Friday 28 August sees the latest in our series of TV Heaven Talks: this time, Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise step into the TV Heaven team's spotlight. We've nosed around in our archives to bring you a 1964 episode of their show, and a 1973 BBC Omnibus directory, Morecambe and Wise – Fools Rush In. TV Heaven talks


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