Sadly, due to unforeseen circumstances, Mike Hodges and actor Griff Rhys Jones are no longer able to attend the screening on Friday 6 May for a Q&A.

  • Director

    Mike Hodges

  • With

    Griff Rhys Jones, Mel Smith, Joanne Pearce

  • UK 1985. 86min

  • Video

  • Certificate


Mel Smith and Griff Rhys Jones’ premise that aliens entering our galaxy might actually be moronic immediately appealed to Hodges. If the current state of our civilisation is projected into the future it’s a 50/50 chance they would be. Originally panned by UK critics (not so in other countries), the film has since been reappraised (and has a book devoted to it).

+ World in Action: The Flipside

  • Director

    Mike Hodges

  • ITV 1964. 25min

World in Action was a hard-nosed investigative programme. This episode takes a look at the dodgy practices of the 1960s pop-music world, with a cast of characters worthy of Dickens.