'Pictorial History of Horror Movies'. The newspaper listing for this particular movie would have said something along the lines of - Horror starring Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, and Britt Ekland. A policeman investigates a missing child on a remote and sinister Scottish Island. It was fantastic.
Tonight was different. The film marked the beginning of a new 'series' on BBC2 called Moviedrome whereby film-maker Alex Cox would introduce a different cult movie every week starting with 'The Wicker Man'.
Moviedrome soon became my absolute favourite thing.
Night of the Comet, Psychomania, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The California Dolls, Witchfinder General, Dead of Night, American Werewolf in London, Carnival of Souls, Excalibur and so many more.
A full list of the films shown as part of Moviedrome can be found at this link...
It's a real shame that a series like this is no longer showing. When I talk to my students it depresses me that they have no idea about most of the wonderfulness that has gone before them which is unfortunate as there's much they'd love and taking folks out of their comfort zones and showing them something mad, fun, dangerous and inspirational has to be a good thing. And Moviedrome for doing exactly that was a very good thing indeed.
Finally - a couple of interesting little retrospectives on Moviedromne from Den of Geek and The Quietus.