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‘New Statesman’ Creators Crafting ‘The B’Stard Legacy’; Venice Fest Sets Vr Competition – Global Briefs

29 March 2017 6:42 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Longtime writing partners Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran (Birds Of A Feather) are developing a new version of classic British comedy The New Statesman. The original starred the late Rik Mayall as pompous politician Alan B'Stard, and ran on ITV from 1987-1992. A satire of the Conservative government, the show won the Best Comedy Series BAFTA in 1991. Marks and Gran's LocomoTV is working with Richard Johns and Rupert Jermyn's Corona TV to develop The B'Stard Legacy which… »

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‘New Statesman’ Creators Crafting ‘The B’Stard Legacy’; Venice Fest Sets Vr Competition – Global Briefs

29 March 2017 6:42 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Longtime writing partners Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran (Birds Of A Feather) are developing a new version of classic British comedy The New Statesman. The original starred the late Rik Mayall as pompous politician Alan B'Stard, and ran on ITV from 1987-1992. A satire of the Conservative government, the show won the Best Comedy Series BAFTA in 1991. Marks and Gran's LocomoTV is working with Richard Johns and Rupert Jermyn's Corona TV to develop The B'Stard Legacy which… »

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'Such freedom is unthinkable today' – my life making television with John Berger

6 January 2017 8:47 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Mike Dibb had been moved by John Berger’s writing since he was a teen. Then a chance meeting led the two to make seminal TV show Ways of Seeing together – and change the way the whole world saw

John Berger is the only writer to have accompanied me throughout the whole of my adult life, first as an east Yorkshire teenage reader, much later as a friend and close collaborator on various films for television, starting with Ways of Seeing.

Somehow – I must have been 17 – I discovered his art column in The New Statesman at the very moment when I was becoming more interested in drawing, painting and literature than the science subjects I was formally studying for my A levels. There was something in the way John wrote that immediately touched me, and made the making of art matter. In simple and beautifully cadenced sentences, he connected what »

- Mike Dibb

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