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 (Series Cast Summary - 17 of 22)

Edward Asner ... Himself - Host / ... (6 episodes, 1987)
Linwood G. Dunn ... Himself (4 episodes, 1987)

Ginger Rogers ... Herself (4 episodes, 1987)
Pandro S. Berman ... Himself (3 episodes, 1987)
Joseph F. Biroc ... Himself (3 episodes, 1987)

Lucille Ball ... Herself (2 episodes, 1987)
Katherine Brown ... Herself (2 episodes, 1987)
William Dozier ... Himself (2 episodes, 1987)
William Fadiman ... Himself / ... (2 episodes, 1987)

Richard Fleischer ... Himself (2 episodes, 1987)
Bert Granet ... Himself (2 episodes, 1987)

Jane Greer ... Herself (2 episodes, 1987)

Katharine Hepburn ... Herself (2 episodes, 1987)

John Houseman ... Himself (2 episodes, 1987)

Robert Mitchum ... Himself (2 episodes, 1987)
John Springer ... Himself - Publicity department (2 episodes, 1987)
James G. Stewart ... Himself (2 episodes, 1987)

Series Produced by
Charles Chabot .... producer (2 episodes, 1987)
Leslie Megahey .... executive producer (2 episodes, 1987)
Rosemary Wilton .... producer (2 episodes, 1987)
Alan Yentob .... executive producer (2 episodes, 1987)
Series Film Editing by
Les Filby (2 episodes, 1987)
Colin Jones (2 episodes, 1987)

Robert Brown (unknown episodes)
Andy Milne (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kevin Loader .... second unit director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Pete Wane .... graphic designer (3 episodes, 1987)
Series Sound Department
David Jewitt .... film recordist / sound recordist (4 episodes, 1987)
Michael Turner .... film recordist / sound recordist (3 episodes, 1987)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Ian Kennedy .... film cameraman (3 episodes, 1987)
Ivor Richardson .... rostrum camera (3 episodes, 1987)
Nigel Walters .... film cameraman (3 episodes, 1987)

Peter Smokler .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Colin Waldeck .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Andy Milne .... editor: video tape (3 episodes, 1987)

Mick Hitchman .... assistant editor (unknown episodes, 1987)
Series Other crew
Warwick Gee .... programme servicing manager (3 episodes, 1987)
May Grainger .... film acquisition (3 episodes, 1987)
Vernon Harbin .... program consultant (3 episodes, 1987)
Jane Mayes .... researcher (3 episodes, 1987)

Nicky Fox .... production team (unknown episodes)
Rebecca Frayn .... production team (unknown episodes)
Bruce Gallaway .... film recordist (unknown episodes)
Randy Gitsch .... researcher: RKO Archive (unknown episodes)
Kathy Heaton .... production team (unknown episodes)
Mick Hitchman .... production team (unknown episodes)
Amelia Price .... production team (unknown episodes)
Series Thanks
David Chierichetti .... thanks (4 episodes, 1987)
John Hall .... thanks (4 episodes, 1987)

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USA:360 min (6 parts)
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
version differences, 3 January 2010
Author: joeytino from United States

I had much of this recorded on VHS way back when, but I caught part of the It's All True segment in 1992. I do not recall what station, but it might have been PBS as I do not remember seeing any commercials during the time I was watching. What was important was there were snippets I had not seen due to the commercials on the original US airing. I hope that if it ever does see the light of day, it's sourced from the original BBC material instead of the A&E version. Although that might also involve that the narrator may no longer be Ed Asner (Similar to the Planet Earth that had Sir Richard Attenborough replaced by Sigourney Weaver for the US run.)

I don't understand why they need to mess with these programs when they are fine as they were. Maybe I am wrong thinking that most people do not notice who narrates when choosing to watch a documentary.

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