Movie Matinees

Radio 4 goes back to the book to find the passages from literature that inspired iconic movie moments.

Producer Lisa Osborne

Episodes

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20071118Series of literary passages that inspired iconic movie moments.

1/5. Megan Dodds reads from Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind. Scarlett and Melanie are paid a visit by looting Yankee soldiers.

Followed by News.

20071125Series of literary passages that inspired iconic movie moments.

2/5. Ben Miles reads from Christopher Landon's Ice Cold in Alex. The prospect of an ice cold beer at the end of the journey keeps Captain George Anson and his team going.

Followed by News.

20071202Series of literary passages that inspired iconic movie moments.

3/5. Lorelei King reads from L Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. A cyclone sets Dorothy and Toto gently down in the land of the Munchkins.

Followed by News.

20071209Series of literary passages that inspired iconic movie moments.

4/5. Emma Fielding reads from Daphne Du Maurier's Rebecca. The young Mrs De Winter is determined to confront Mrs Danvers and find out why the housekeeper hates her so.

Followed by News.

20071216Series of literary passages that inspired iconic movie moments.

5/5 Alex Jennings reads from Nikos Kazantzakis's Zorba the Greek. In the Cretan countryside, Zorba dances for the sheer joy of living.

Followed by News.

AR01Gone With The Wind2006051520071118By Margaret Mitchell, read by Megan Dodds.

Scarlett and Melanie are paid a visit by looting Yankee soldiers.

AR02Ice Cold In Alex2006051620071125By Christopher Landon, read by Ben Miles.

'They served it ice cold in Alex'.

And it's the prospect of an ice cold beer at the end of the journey that keeps Captain George Anson and his team just this side of sanity through the insane desert heat.

AR03The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz2006051720071202By L Frank Baum, read by Lorelei King.

A cyclone sets Dorothy and Toto gently down in the land of the Munchkins - an awfully long way, as the girl said, from Kansas.

AR04Rebecca2006051820071209By Daphne Du Maurier, read by Emma Fielding.

It's the morning after the ball and the young Mrs de Winter is determined to confront Mrs Danvers, and find out why the housekeeper hates her so.

AR05 LASTZorba The Greek2006051920071216By Nikos Kazantzakis, read by Alex Jennings.

In the seclusion of the Cretan countryside, Zorba dances for the sheer joy of living.