In the new episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, a pair of hit movies, one made very quickly, one made under a veil of secrecy.

Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey followed its predecessor by less than two years. It landed a young first time British director, the company behind it was in financial trouble, and there were reasons it could go so leftfield.

2019’s Yesterday ended up on the slate of Richard Curtis and Danny Boyle, and involved a bumper deal for The Beatles songs. But its origins lay elsewhere…

Stories of both are told in this episode.

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