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Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: Theatre

1 October 1975

Kenneth Tynan ... Himself - Interviewer
Ronald Eyre ... Himself

Laurence Olivier ... Himself

Season 6


Season 6, Episode 1: Radio Night: The Seven Ages of Radio

18 December 1993
Ian McKellen ruminates on the history of radio, characterized as Shakespeare's seven ages of man.
Asa Briggs ... Himself
Robert Ernest Hawes ... Himself (as Robert Hawes)

Ian McKellen ... Himself

Season 6, Episode 3: Zhang Yimou

12 March 1993
Director of Ju Dou, Red Sorghum and Raise the Red Lantern is interviewed from within China whilst making a commercial for Philip Morris (China is one of the largest consumers of cigarettes in the world). Although many of his films have been banned inside his native China, Zhang Yimou is fast becoming the most celebrated Chinese director in the world.
Sylvia Chang ... Himself

Li Gong ... Herself
Yan Mo ... Himself
Barbara Robinson
Jinxian Teng ... Himself

Yimou Zhang ... Himself

Season 6, Episode 7: Duchamp's Fountain

2 April 1993
In 1917 a white porcelain object curiously entitled "Fountain" was entered into an exhibition of new work by independent artists in New York. The object was a common lavatory urinal bought from a sanitary appliance store, and the artist was eventually revealed as Marcel Duchamp. It was to become one of the most provocative and influential artworks of the twentieth century.
William Camfield ... Himself
Marcel Duchamp ... Himself
Walter Hopps ... Himself
Francis Naumann ... Himself
Arturo Schwartz ... Himself
Beatrice Wood ... Herself

Season 11


Season 11, Episode 3: The Dandy-Beano Story

15 January 1988

Albert Barnes ... Himself
George Cobb ... Himself
Alan Digby ... Himself
Craig Ferguson ... Himself
Morris Heggie ... Himself
John Kemp ... Himself
Euan Kerr ... Himself
Ian Maclachlan ... Himself
Jim McKenzie ... Himself
George Mooney ... Himself
David Coupar Thomson ... Himself (archive footage)

Unknown Season


'The Journey' or The Memoirs of a Self-Confessed Surrealist

18 January 1978
George Melly explores his lifelong relationship with surrealism in all its forms and prominent personalities.
George Melly ... Himself

A Genius Like Us: A Portrait of Joe Orton

9 November 1982


Harry Andrews ... Ed (archive footage)
Richard Braine ... Himself - Publisher (as Richard Brain)
Una Brandon-Jones ... Actress
Jim Connell ... Himself - Special Services Librarian: Islington

Kenneth Cranham ... Himself (as Ken Cranham)
John Lahr ... Himself - Biographer

Nicholas Lyndhurst ... Dennis
Charles Marowitz ... First West End Director
Keith Marsh ... McLeavy
Peter McEnery ... Mr. Sloane (archive footage)
Charles Monteith ... Himself - Publisher
Paul Moriarty ... actor
Richard O'Donoghue ... Himself - RADA Administrator
Leonie Orton Barnett ... Herself - Joe's Sister
Douglas Orton ... Himself - Brother
Joe Orton ... Himself (archive footage)

Donald Pleasence ... Himself - Mourner (archive footage)
Sidney Porett ... Himself - Principal Law Clerk: Islington Council
Margaret Ramsay ... Herself - Theatrical Agent
Beryl Reid ... Kath (archive footage)
Aldo Salvoni ... Himself - Neighbour
Eleanor Salvoni ... Herself - Neighbour
Paul Shearer ... actor
Dinah Stabb ... Actress
Alan Webb ... Kemp (archive footage)
Margaret Whiting ... Herself
Kenneth Williams ... Himself
Margaret Courtenay ... actress (uncredited)

A Night in with the Girls

15 March 1997
A look at powerful women in British television.
Verity Lambert ... Herself

A Pretty British Affair

17 November 1981
Detailed interview with Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger looking back at their long career as influential British film-makers and their unusual partnership. Includes clips from many of their films.

Francis Ford Coppola ... Himself

Robert De Niro ... Himself

Jerry Lewis ... Himself
Gavin Millar ... Himself - Interviewer
Michael Powell ... Himself
Emeric Pressburger ... Himself

Martin Scorsese ... Himself

Alec Guinness: A Secret Man

29 December 2003
Arena documentary chronicles the life and work of one of Britain's greatest actors.

Eileen Atkins ... Herself (as Dame Eileen Atkins)
Frith Banbury ... Himself
Sam Beazley ... Himself

Simon Callow ... Himself
John Howard Davies ... Himself
Simon Gray ... Himself

Alec Guinness ... Himself / Various Roles (archive footage)

Sally Guinness ... Herself

Ronald Harwood ... Himself

John Irvin ... Himself
Gary Kurtz ... Himself

John le Carré ... Himself

David Lean ... Himself (archive footage)
Anthony Lee ... Himself

Ronald Neame ... Himself

Siân Phillips ... Narrator (voice)
Piers Paul Read ... Himself

Corin Redgrave ... Himself

Anne Kaufman Schneider ... Herself (as Anne Kaufman)
Dom Ambrose Southey ... Himself
Alan Strachan ... Himself

Amy Winehouse: The Day She Came to Dingle

23 July 2012
Documentary telling the story of the day Amy Winehouse recorded a stunning acoustic performance in a church in the small Irish fishing village of Dingle in 2006.
Robin Banerjee ... Himself (archive footage)
Dale Davis ... Himself
Mairt Hanley ... Himself
John Kelly ... Himself (archive footage)
Paddy Kennedy ... Himself
Philip King ... Himself

Amy Winehouse ... Herself (archive footage)
Aoife Woodlock ... Herself

Arena Animal Night: Animals on Trial

16 December 1990

Julian Barnes ... Himself
Nicholas Humphrey ... Himself
Michel Rousseau ... Himself

Arena Animal Night: Sacred Elephant

16 December 1990

Heathcote Williams ... Himself

Arena at 30

3 September 2005

Francis Bacon ... Himself (archive footage)

Bob Dylan ... Himself (archive footage)
Adam Low ... Himself
Sean Mackenzie ... Himself
Martin Rosenbaum ... Himself
Anthony Wall ... Himself
Nigel Williams ... Himself
Alan Yentob ... Himself

Art and Design 3

5 November 1975

George Melly ... Himself - Guest Columnist

Art and Design 7

28 January 1976

George Melly ... Himself - Guest Columnist
Paul Strand ... Himself

Bette Davis: A Basically Benevolent Volcano

2 November 1983


George Arliss ... (archive footage)

Richard Barthelmess ... (archive footage)

Anne Baxter ... Herself

Humphrey Bogart ... (archive footage)

Charles Coburn ... (archive footage)

Joseph Cotten ... (archive footage)

Bette Davis ... Herself

Olivia de Havilland ... Herself

Geraldine Fitzgerald ... Herself

Henry Fonda ... (archive footage)

Paul Henreid ... (archive footage)

Ian Holm ... Narrator (voice)

Joseph L. Mankiewicz ... Himself

Robert Montgomery ... (archive footage)

Ronald Reagan ... (archive footage)

Franchot Tone ... (archive footage)

Blackpool Wakes

13 January 1989

Winifred Barnes ... Herself - Winder and Warper 1930-1971
Tony Benn ... Himself (also archive footage) (as Tony Benn MP)
Aneurin Bevan ... Himself (archive footage)
Colette Chelton ... Herself - Between Jobs

Winston Churchill ... Himself (archive footage) (as Sir Winston Churchill)
John Cole ... Himself - BBC Political Editor
Lisa Daniely ... Herself / Jenny Hawthorn (also archive footage)
Alec Douglas-Home ... Himself (archive footage) (as Sir Alec Douglas Home)
The George Formby Society ... Themselves
Tom Fryer ... Himself - Whalley Bank Mill
Quintin Hogg ... Himself (archive footage) (as Lord Hailsham)
Neil Kinnock ... Himself (archive footage)
Kay Leonard ... Herself - Biscuit Packer
Barry Morris ... Himself - Director of Tourism
Tom Morton ... Himself - Memory Man (as Tom Moreton)
Paula Paradema ... Herself - Fortune Teller
Norman Slater ... Himself - Comedian / Guitarist / Singer
Jimmy the Tattooist ... Himself
Norman Tebbit ... Himself (also archive footage) (as Norman Tebbit MP)

Margaret Thatcher ... Herself (archive footage)
Paul Theroux ... Himself
Harold Wilson ... Himself (archive footage)
Bernard Young ... Himself - President, George Formby Society

Blondes: Jayne Mansfield

24 December 1999


Hugh M. Hefner ... Himself

Jayne Mansfield ... Herself (archive footage)

Bob Dylan's Legends

26 September 2005
Bob Dylan's songs are often inspired by the lives of real people. This film focuses on three - songwriter Woody Guthrie, boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter and comedian Lenny Bruce.

Bob Dylan ... Himself (archive footage)

Bob Marley: Exodus 77

3 June 2007
The year 1977 was a crucial one in the life of reggae superstar Bob Marley. Forced to leave Jamaica he made an album in London, Exodus, that propelled his music and message of Rastafari across the planet.

Bob Marley ... Himself (archive footage)

Brian Eno: Another Green World

22 January 2010
A profile of the musician Brian Eno.

Brian Eno ... Himself

Buddy Holly

12 September 1985

Jerry Allison ... Himself (as J.I. Allison)
Tommy Allsup ... Himself
Sonny Curtis ... Himself
Murray Deutch ... Himself

Don Everly ... Himself

Phil Everly ... Himself
Ben Hall ... Himself
Larry Holley ... Himself
Travis Holley ... Himself

Buddy Holly ... Himself (archive footage)
Maria Elena Holly ... Herself
Joe B. Mauldin ... Himself

Paul McCartney ... Himself
Vi Petty ... Herself

Keith Richards ... Himself
Bob Thiele ... Himself

Buffalo Bill's Wild West: How the Myth Was Made

19 December 2003

Building for a Change

16 January 1980

Renzo Piano ... Himself
Richard Rogers ... Himself

Burroughs

22 February 1983
Documentary on the life of William S. Burroughs.

Byrne About Byrne

1 April 1988

John Byrne ... Mobile Library Driver / Himself

Robbie Coltrane ... Detective / Himself

Robert Carlyle ... Spanky Farrell
Katy Murphy ... Usherette

Bill Paterson ... F.S. McDade

Richard Wilson ... Eddy Clockerty / Himself
Stuart Davids ... Phil McCann / Young Byrne

Cab Driver

26 July 2008

Caroline 199: A Pirate's Tale

1 March 1991
This is the story of Radio Caroline the legendary pirate radio station that helped to reinvent the 60s and lead to an explosion of popular music and the opening up of the airwaves. It shows how charismatic club owner and artist manager Ronan O'Rahilly desperate at the lack of space on the air ways to hear the new emerging music came up with a plan. He would park a boat in international waters and broadcast pop and rock into the UK in defiance of the authorities. It worked beyond his wildest dreams.
Simon Dee ... Himself
Mickie Most ... Himself
Ronan O'Rahilly ... Himself
Ian Ross ... Himself

Chelsea Hotel

3 January 1981
BBC documentary that catches scenes in the famous Chelsea Hotel in New York City.
Joe Bidewell ... Himself
Jobriath Boone ... Himself

William S. Burroughs ... Himself
Quentin Crisp ... Himself
Nico ... Herself

Viva ... Herself

Andy Warhol ... Himself

Chi-Chi the Panda

20 March 1992

Cool

3 April 2009
Documentary exploring the meaning and history of cool through the American music that started in the 1940s in the bars of New York and LA, and became known as cool jazz.

Dear Antonioni

18 January 1997


Michelangelo Antonioni ... Himself (archive footage)

Christine Boisson ... Herself
Alain Cuny ... Himself

Tonino Guerra ... Himself

David Hemmings ... Himself

Sarah Miles ... Herself

Tomas Milian ... Himself

Jack Nicholson ... Himself (archive footage)

Vanessa Redgrave ... Herself
Alain Robbe-Grillet ... Himself
Jenny Runacre ... Herself

Maria Schneider ... Herself

Sam Shepard ... Himself

Monica Vitti ... Herself

Dennis Potter

30 January 1987
Alan Yentob interviews TV dramatist Dennis Potter about his work through the years.
Dennis Potter ... Himself
Alan Yentob ... Himself - Interviewer

Dennis Potter: It's in the Songs! It's in the Songs!

2 January 2005
Documentary looking at how playwright Dennis Potter used popular songs as a powerful dramatic device and to express the depth of his characters in 'Pennies From Heaven' and 'The Singing Detective'.
Dennis Potter ... Himself (archive footage)

Dennis Potter: Potter on TV

9 January 2005
A profile of Dennis Potter through archive interview and his role as a television critic.
Dennis Potter ... Himself (archive footage)

Derek Walcott

26 February 1993

Derek Walcott ... Himself - Subject
Stuart Hall ... Himself - Interviewer

Dickens on Film

10 January 2012
Arts documentary which scours the archives to reveal why Charles Dickens' work translates so well onto the screen. It looks at films of the silent era, to the work of director David Lean and high definition TV adaptations.

Drake's Progress

25 December 2001
Veteran entertainer Charlie Drake looks back over his life and career.
Charlie Drake ... Himself
Christopher Drake ... Himself
Ted Drake ... Himself
Henry McGee ... Himself
Laurie Mansfield ... Himself

Annette Andre ... (archive footage)
Eamonn Andrews ... (archive footage)
Michael Aspel ... (archive footage)

Stanley Baker ... (archive footage)
Heather Barnes ... (archive footage)
Billy Butlin ... (archive footage)
Max Bygraves ... (archive footage)
Eddie Byrne ... (archive footage)
Gay Byrne ... (archive footage)
David Coleman ... (archive footage)

Nigel Davenport ... (archive footage)
Jack Edwards ... (archive footage)
Philip Franks ... (archive footage)
Dickie Henderson ... (archive footage)
Sidney James ... (archive footage) (as Sid James)
Davy Kaye ... (archive footage)
David Nixon ... (archive footage)
Violet Springall ... (archive footage)

Eric Sykes ... (archive footage)
Jimmy Tarbuck ... (archive footage)

Dylan in the Madhouse

28 September 2005
The story of Bob Dylan's first time in London in December 1962 to film the BBC drama 'Madhouse on Castle Street'.

Bob Dylan ... Himself (archive footage)
Jill Evans ... Herself - Commentator

David Warner ... Readings (voice)

Dylan's Folk: The Pure, the Bad and the Holy

14 August 2007
A look at the Newport folk festival and the American folk revival of the 60s, which encompassed old time mountain music, blues and gospel.

Bob Dylan ... Himself (archive footage)

Edinburgh International Festival 1976: Part 3

8 September 1976

Germaine Greer ... Herself
Ruby Kemp ... Herself

Rowan Atkinson ... Himself
Andrew Cruickshank ... Himself
Neil Cunningham

Encountering Bergman

13 July 2007
A profile of the famous Swedish film director Ingmar Bergman through the eyes of three people who interviewed him.

Flames of Passion: The Other Side of British Cinema

2 September 2007
A programme making the case for the greatness of British films of the 40s, 50s and 60s.

Miriam Margolyes ... Herself - Narrator (voice)
Michael Powell ... Himself (archive footage)
Emeric Pressburger ... Himself (archive footage)

Francis Bacon's Arena

19 March 2005

Francis Bacon ... Himself (archive footage)
Peter Beard ... Himself
Paul Danquah ... Himself
Daniel Farson ... Himself (archive footage)
David Sylvester ... Himself (archive footage)

David Warner ... Narrator (voice)

From an Immigrant's Notebook

11 March 1985


Eileen Atkins

Colin Firth ... Himself - Narrator

Harold Pinter Part 1: The Room

26 October 2002


Keith Allen ... Mr. Sands

Alan Bates ... Mick (archive footage)
Michael Billington ... Himself

Kenneth Cranham ... Himself

Lindsay Duncan ... Rose
Julie Fox ... Herself - Present Owner of Pinter Rooms

Peter Hall ... Himself

George Harris ... Riley
Mary Humphrey ... Herself - Present Owner of Pinter Rooms
Sally Neash ... Herself - Previous Owner of Pinter Rooms
Steven Pacey ... Bert
Harold Pinter ... Himself (archive sound)

Donald Pleasence ... Mac Davies / Bernard Jenkins (archive footage)
Luigi Previdi ... Himself - Present Owner of Pinter Rooms

Robert Shaw ... Aston (archive footage)
Lia Williams ... Mrs. Sands
John Willmer ... Himself - Archivist, The Connaught Theatre, Worthing
Henry Woolf ... Himself / Mr. Kidd

Harold Pinter Part 2: Celebration

26 October 2002

Harold Pinter ... Himself (also archive footage) (archive sound)
Michael Billington ... Himself
Andy de la Tour ... Himself

Lindsay Duncan ... Herself

Barry Foster ... Himself
Antonia Fraser ... Herself
Christopher Morahan ... Himself - Director
John Pilger ... Himself

Indira Varma ... Herself
Susan Wooldridge ... Herself

Harold Pinter: A Celebration

24 January 2010


Stephen Rea ... Various characters
Henry Woolf ... Various characters

Jude Law ... Various characters

Henry Goodman ... Various characters
Susan Wooldridge ... Various characters
Andy de la Tour ... Various characters

Lindsay Duncan ... Various characters

Douglas Hodge ... Various characters

Colin Firth ... Various characters

Penelope Wilton ... Various characters

Kenneth Cranham ... Various characters

Jeremy Irons ... Various characters

Indira Varma ... Various characters

David Bradley ... Various characters

Alan Rickman ... Various characters

Gina McKee ... Various characters

Samuel West ... Various characters
Lloyd Hutchinson ... Various characters

Michael Sheen ... Various Characters

Roger Lloyd Pack ... Various characters
Janie Dee ... Various characters
Harry Burton ... Various characters
Lia Williams ... Various characters

Heavy Metal

17 April 1989
An outline and retrospective of the heavy metal genre that swept the world in the 1980s.
Tom Araya ... Himself
Black Sabbath ... Themselves (archive footage)
Geezer Butler ... Himself

Bruce Dickinson ... Himself
Shane Embury ... Himself

Steve Harris ... Himself
Iron Maiden ... Themselves (archive footage)
The Jimi Hendrix Experience ... Themselves (archive footage)
Maurice Jones ... Himself (concert promoter)

KISS ... Themselves
Jim Marshall ... Himself
Megadeth ... Themselves
Metallica ... Themselves
Motörhead ... Themselves (archive footage)
Napalm Death ... Themselves

Ozzy Osbourne ... Himself

Jimmy Page ... Himself (archive footage)

Axl Rose ... Himself

David Lee Roth ... Himself
Slayer ... Themsleves
Bill Steer ... Himself
Steppenwolf ... Themselves (archive footage)

Henry Moore

7 September 1986

John Read ... Himself - Presenter

History Boys on the Rampage

16 December 1988

Into the Limelight

6 October 2007
A documentary looking at the tribute bands who play at and the life that revolves the Limelight Club in a converted Methodist church in Crewe in the north west of England.

It's All True

9 May 1983

It's Time for 'Just a Minute'

26 December 2002
A documentary about the long-running BBC Radio 4 panel game "Just a Minute".
Paul Merton ... Himself
Linda Smith ... Herself
Ross Noble ... Himself
Clement Freud ... Himself
Malcolm Messiter ... Himself
Enid Messiter ... Herself
David Hatch ... Himself
Margot Holden ... Herself (archive sound)
Jack Train ... Himself (archive sound)
Gerard Hoffnung ... Himself (archive sound)
Claire Jones ... Herself
Nicholas Parsons ... Himself
Kenneth Williams ... Himself (archive footage)
Derek Nimmo ... Himself (archive footage)
Thora Hird ... Herself (archive sound)
Peter Jones ... Himself (archive sound)
John Rothwell ... Himself (as Dr John Rothwell)

Stephen Fry ... Himself (archive sound) (uncredited)
Ian Messiter ... Himself (archive sound) (uncredited)

Tim Rice ... Himself (archive sound) (uncredited)

Wendy Richard ... Herself (archive sound) (uncredited)

Jonathan Miller

31 March 2012
Documentary exploring the life of Sir Jonathan Miller CBE - a theatre and opera director, humorist and television presenter. With contributors including Kevin Spacey and Eric Idle.
John Bird ... Himself

Eric Idle ... Himself
Jonathan Miller ... Himself
Oliver Sacks ... Himself

Kevin Spacey ... Himself

Penelope Wilton ... Herself

Ken Dodd's Happiness

24 December 2007
A tribute to the Liverpudlian comic Ken Dodd. He discusses his 50-year career and the influences of his comedy style.

Ken Dodd ... Himself

L.S. Lowry: 'I'm Just a Simple Man'

12 June 1977

Little Platform, Big Stage: A Celebration of the British Bus Conductor

10 December 2005
A look at five conductors on London buses over five decades and the demise of the Routemaster bus.
Betty Gallacher ... Herself - Bus Conductor
Hattie Jacques ... Bus Conductor (archive footage)

Eric Sykes ... Bus Driver (archive footage)
Ruel Moseley ... Himself - Bus Conductor

Eric Idle ... Bus Passenger (archive footage)

Graham Chapman ... Bus Conductor (archive footage)
Helen Meager ... Herself - Bus Driver
John Meager ... Himself - Bus Driver

Michael Crawford ... Frank Spencer (archive footage)
Andrew Johnstone ... Himself - Bus Conductor
Baysee Rowe ... Himself - Bus Conductor
Kwame Afriyie ... Himself - Cubbyhole Conductor
Ray Askew ... Himself - Cubbyhole Conductor
Kofi Boateng ... Himself - Cubbyhole Conductor
Margaret Breen ... Herself - Cubbyhole Conductor
Len Burton ... Himself - Cubbyhole Conductor
Madge Chambers ... Herself - Cubbyhole Conductor
Doreen Davies ... Herself - Cubbyhole Conductor
Jim Dry ... Himself - Cubbyhole Conductor
Lou Grazette ... Herself - Cubbyhole Conductor
Denis Lennon ... Himself - Cubbyhole Conductor
Cornelius Lobo ... Himself - Cubbyhole Conductor
Edward Lorryman ... Himself - Cubbyhole Conductor
Aaron Metta ... Himself - Cubbyhole Conductor
Dave O'Neill ... Himself - Cubbyhole Conductor
Bob Pearce ... Himself - Cubbyhole Conductor
Ian Quinn ... Himself - Cubbyhole Conductor
Steve Sparkhaul ... Himself - Cubbyhole Conductor
Ralph Straker ... Himself - Cubbyhole Conductor
Bob Turner ... Himself - Cubbyhole Conductor
Terry Woollard ... Himself - Cubbyhole Conductor
Simon Wright ... Himself - Cubbyhole Conductor

Luck and Flaw

21 May 1980

Peter Fluck ... Himself
Roger Law ... Himself

Lunch with Galton and Simpson

25 December 2005
Nigel Williams meets comedy writers Ray Galton and Alan Simpson for lunch as they discuss their career including classics 'Hancock's Half Hour' and 'Steptoe and Son'.
Wilfrid Brambell ... Albert Steptoe (archive footage)
Harry H. Corbett ... Harold Steptoe (archive footage)
Ray Galton ... Himself
Tony Hancock ... Tony Hancock (archive footage)
Alan Simpson ... Himself

Magical Mystery Tour Revisited

6 October 2012


Peter Fonda ... Himself

Terry Gilliam ... Himself

George Harrison ... Himself (archive footage)
Neil Innes ... Himself

John Lennon ... Himself (archive footage)

Paul McCartney ... Himself
Paul Merton ... Himself

Martin Scorsese ... Himself

Ringo Starr ... Himself

Max Bygraves: I Wanna Tell You a Story

25 December 2001
A film profile of the legendary singer and entertainer.
Anthony Bygraves ... Himself
Max Bygraves ... Himself

Meet the Dead Ringers

26 December 2002
A look behind the scenes of the popular Radio 4 comedy series.
Kevin Connelly ... Himself
Phil Cornwell ... Himself
Jon Culshaw ... Himself
Bill Dare ... Himself
Charlotte Green ... Herself
Mark Perry ... Himself
Jan Ravens ... Herself
Sophie Raworth ... Herself

Mike Leigh Making Plays

4 September 1982


Mike Leigh ... Himself
Eric Allan ... Himself

Marion Bailey ... Herself

Brenda Blethyn ... Herself

Philip Davis ... Himself
Sheila Kelley ... Herself

Sam Kelly ... Himself

Antony Sher ... Himself

Alison Steadman ... Herself

David Threlfall ... Himself

Jill Baker ... Actress in Play
Stephen Bill ... Finger (archive footage)
Mike Bradwell ... Norman (archive footage)

Jim Broadbent ... Actor in Play
Joolia Cappleman ... Pat (archive footage)
Rupert Davies ... Actor in Play

Felicity Dean ... Caroline (archive footage)

Lindsay Duncan ... Christine Butcher (archive footage)
Janine Duvitski ... Angela / Sharon (archive footage)
Souad Faress ... Samya (archive footage)
Catherine Hall ... Samantha (archive footage)
Vanessa Harris ... Mrs. Stone (archive footage)
Paul Jesson ... Actor in Play
Richard Kane ... Promoter Fiscal (archive footage)
Clifford Kershaw ... Jim Thornley / Mr. Garside (archive footage)

Lesley Manville ... Mandy (archive footage)
Adam Norton ... Giles (archive footage)
Anthony O'Donnell ... Ray (archive footage)
Anne Raitt ... Sylvia (archive footage)
Harriet Reynolds ... Susan (archive footage)
Eric Richard ... Stan (archive footage)
John Salthouse ... Tony (archive footage)

Graham Seed ... Anthony (archive footage)
Roger Sloman ... Keith (archive footage)
Liz Smith ... Mrs. Thornley / Pat's Mother (archive footage)
Ewen Solon ... Actor in Play
Sarah Stephenson ... Hilda (archive footage)
Tim Stern ... Laurence (archive footage)
Paula Tilbrook ... Mrs. Thornley's friend (archive footage)
Jeffry Wickham ... Francis (archive footage) (as Jeffrey Wickham)
Susan Williamson ... Actress in Play

Numbers

19 January 1990

Gregory Chaitin ... Himself

Of Cats and Mice

18 December 1986
Pulitzer prize-winning cartoonist and author Art Spiegelman discusses his graphic novel "Maus," which chronicles how his father survived the Holocaust. Also included a journey to Auschwitz, with his wife and art director Francoise Mouly-Spiegelman.
Geoffrey Notkin ... Himself

One for the Road

26 October 2002

Harold Pinter ... Nicolas
Lloyd Hutchinson ... Victor

Indira Varma ... Gila
Rory Copus ... Nicky

Oooh Er, Missus! The Frankie Howerd Story, or Please Yourselves

1 June 1990

Frankie Howerd ... Himself (also archive footage)
Max Bygraves ... Himself
Vera Roper ... Herself (as Madam Vere-Roper)
Ned Sherrin ... Himself
Johnny Speight ... Himself

Eric Sykes ... Himself
June Whitfield ... Herself

Michael Winner ... Himself

Painting the Clouds: a Portrait of Dennis Potter

25 December 2004

Jonathan Cecil ... Himself
Judy Daish ... Herself
Kika Markham ... Herself
Alasdair Milne ... Himself (archive footage)
Dennis Potter ... Himself (archive footage)
June Potter ... Herself
Sarah Potter ... Herself
Kenith Trodd ... Himself
Nigel Williams ... Narrator (voice)

Paul Scofield

24 December 2008


Paul Scofield ... Himself / Various

Juliet Stevenson ... Herself - Narrator (voice)

Eileen Atkins ... Herself (as Dame Eileen Atkins)
Michael Billington ... Himself

Peter Brook ... Himself

Simon Callow ... Himself

Richard Eyre ... Himself (as Sir Richard Eyre)

Peter Hall ... Himself (as Sir Peter Hall)

Christopher Hampton ... Himself
John Harrison ... Himself

John Hurt ... Himself

Nicholas Hytner ... Himself

Felicity Kendal ... Herself

Alec McCowen ... Himself

Virginia McKenna ... Herself
Joy Parker ... Herself (as Joy Scofield)

Vanessa Redgrave ... Herself

Donald Sinden ... Herself (as Sir Donald Sinden)

Pavarotti: The Last Tenor

29 May 2004


Ian McKellen ... Narrator (voice)

Andrea Bocelli ... Himself

Bono ... Himself

Michael Caine ... Himself
José Carreras ... Himself

Eric Clapton ... Himself

Plácido Domingo ... Himself

Dustin Hoffman ... Himself

Ricky Martin ... Himself

Brian May ... Himself

Liza Minnelli ... Herself

Luciano Pavarotti ... Himself

Lionel Richie ... Himself

Pete Doherty

12 November 2006
A film profile of the controversial Babyshambles singer Pete Doherty.

Philip K Dick: A Day in the Afterlife

9 April 1994

Brian Aldiss ... Himself - Interviewee
Jim Blaylock ... Himself - Interviewee

Elvis Costello ... Himself - Interviewee
Anne Dick ... Herself - Philip K. Dick's third wife
Philip K. Dick ... Himself (archive footage)
Tessa B. Dick ... Herself - Philip K. Dick's fourth wife
Thomas M. Disch ... Himself - Interviewee
Russell Galen ... Himself - Interviewee

Terry Gilliam ... Himself - Interviewee
Kleo Mini ... Herself - Philip K. Dick's second wife
Tim Powers ... Himself - Interviewee

Greg Proops ... (voice)
Kim Stanley Robinson ... Himself - Interviewee
Barry Spatz ... Himself - Interviewee
Lawrence Sutin ... Himself - Interviewee
Fay Weldon ... Herself - Interviewee
Paul Williams ... Himself - Interviewee

Produced by George Martin

25 April 2011
A profile of legendary music producer Sir George Martin with the help of his son Giles and wife Judy with contributions from Sir Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Michael Palin, Howard Goodall, Cilla Black, Bernard Cribbins and Rolf Harris.

Jeff Beck ... Himself
Cilla Black ... Herself
Dewey Bunnell ... Himself

Bernard Cribbins ... Himself
Howard Goodall ... Himself

Rolf Harris ... Himself

George Martin ... Himself
Giles Martin ... Himself

Millicent Martin ... Herself

Paul McCartney ... Himself
John McLaughlin ... Himself

Michael Palin ... Himself

Ringo Starr ... Himself

Radio Night

18 December 1993
A themed evening of shows looking at the history and way the two broadcasting mediums, radio and television, have shared ideas and productions through the years. Including "Heard But Not Seen", "It's Life Jim", "Pirates", "The Shipping Forecast", "Sunday Dinner", "Seven Ages of Radio", "The Spot FX Man", "The Time Signal"

David Attenborough ... Himself

Peter Cook ... T (voice)

Josie Lawrence ... T (voice)
Frank Muir ... Himself
Denis Norden ... Himself

Real World Week

1992


Peter Gabriel ... Himself

Sinéad O'Connor ... Herself

Remember the Secret Policeman's Ball?...

9 December 2004


Dawn French ... Narrator

Terry Jones ... Himself

Stephen Fry ... Himself
Jonathan Miller ... Himself

Alan Bennett ... Himself

Terry Gilliam ... Himself

Rowan Atkinson ... Himself

Ruby Wax ... Herself

Jennifer Saunders ... Herself

Bob Geldof ... Himself

Sting ... Himself
Peter Luff ... Himself

John Cleese ... Himself

Michael Palin ... Himself

Jonathan Lynn ... Himself
Anna Ford ... Herself
Alexei Sayle ... Himself
Larry Henry ... Himself
Joan Armatrading ... Herself

Phil Collins ... Himself
Neil Innes ... Himself

Billy Connolly ... Himself (archive footage)

Peter Cook ... Himself (archive footage)

Barry Humphries ... Himself (archive footage)

Hugh Laurie ... Himself (archive footage)

Margaret Thatcher ... Herself (archive footage)
Jeremy Thorpe ... Himself (archive footage)

Pete Townshend ... Himself (archive footage)
John Williams ... Himself (archive footage)

Robert Mapplethorpe

18 March 1988

Roberto Rossellini

9 February 1990


Lindsay Anderson ... Himself
Carlo Lizzani ... Himself
Gil Rossellini ... Himself

Isabella Rossellini ... Herself

Roberto Rossellini ... Himself (archive footage)
Paolo Taviani ... Himself
Vittorio Taviani ... Himself

Rolf Harris Paints His Dream

29 December 2010
Arena enlists supermodels Lily Cole and Lizzy Jagger and actresses Dervla Kirwan and Emer Kenny to help Rolf Harris achieve his ambition of painting Titania as inspired by Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'.

Lily Cole ... Herself

Rolf Harris ... Himself
Elizabeth Jagger ... Herself
Emer Kenny ... Herself

Dervla Kirwan ... Herself

Ruth, Roses and Revolver

20 February 1987


David Lynch ... Host / Narrator

Saints

17 December 2006

Salvador Dali

21 November 1986
Documentary showcasing the life and works of surrealist artist Salvador Dali.

Scarfe on Scarfe

12 December 1986

Gerald Scarfe ... Himself

Screen Goddesses

22 December 2012


Elizabeth McGovern ... Herself - Narrator (voice)

Theda Bara ... (archive footage)

Brigitte Bardot ... (archive footage)

Ingrid Bergman ... Herself (archive footage)

Clara Bow ... (archive footage)

Louise Brooks ... (archive footage)

Julie Christie ... (archive footage)

Joan Crawford ... Herself (archive footage)

George Cukor ... Himself (archive footage)

Bette Davis ... Herself (archive footage)

Dolores del Rio ... (archive footage)

Catherine Deneuve ... (archive footage)

Marlene Dietrich ... (archive footage)

Anita Ekberg ... (archive footage)

Jane Fonda ... (archive footage)

Greta Garbo ... (archive footage)

Ava Gardner ... (archive footage)

Lillian Gish ... Herself (archive footage)

Jean Harlow ... (archive footage)

Rita Hayworth ... (archive footage)

Audrey Hepburn ... (archive footage)

Grace Kelly ... (archive footage)

Hedy Lamarr ... (archive footage)

Florence Lawrence ... (archive footage)

Sophia Loren ... Herself (archive footage)

Marilyn Monroe ... (archive footage)

Barbara Stanwyck ... (archive footage)

Gloria Swanson ... (archive footage)

Elizabeth Taylor ... (archive footage)

Josef von Sternberg ... Himself (archive footage)

Mae West ... (archive footage)

Billy Wilder ... Himself (archive footage)

Anna May Wong ... (archive footage)

Sister Wendy and the Art of the Gospel

25 December 2012
After years of telling the story of Christian art, Sister Wendy Beckett tells her own.
Wendy Beckett ... Herself

Sonny Rollins '74-Rescued!

17 February 2012
Restoration of a concert filmed at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club in 1974.

Jamie Cullum ... Himself

Sonny Rollins ... Himself
Ronnie Scott ... Himself

Stand by Your Dream: The Tammy Wynette Story

16 January 1987


Tammy Wynette ... Herself
George Richey ... Himself
Charlotte Savitz ... Herself
Jill Evans ... Narrator
Patsy Cline ... Herself (archive footage)

George Jones ... Himself (archive footage)

Burt Reynolds ... Himself (archive footage)

Stories My Country Told Me: The Meaning of Nationhood

24 September 1997

Sykes and a Day

25 December 2001
A profile of the legendary comedy actor Eric Sykes.

Eric Sykes ... Himself
John Ballantyne ... Himself - Ear Specialist
Max Bygraves ... Himself (voice) (also archive footage)
Norma Farnes ... Herself - Manager, Eric Sykes & Spike Milligan
Bill Kenwright ... Himself (scenes deleted)
Janet Spearman ... Herself - Personal Assistant to Eric Sykes

Terry-Thomas ... Himself (archive footage)

T.S. Eliot

6 June 2009
An in-depth look at the life and work of T.S. Eliot, one of the 20th century's most important literary figures.
T.S. Eliot ... Himself (archive footage)

Tales of Rock 'N' Roll: Heartbreak Hotel

24 April 1993
Once upon a time a headline caught the eye of 2 songwriters, and the song caught the eye of a rising star.
Mae Boren Axton ... Herself
Bill E. Burk ... Himself
George Tynan Crowley ... Suicide Victim
Tommy Durden ... Himself
Hy Gardner ... Himself (archive footage)
Albert Goldman ... Himself
Dr. Nick ... Elvis's personal physician (archive footage)

Elvis Presley ... Himself (archive footage)
Gladys Presley ... Herself (archive footage)

Priscilla Presley ... Herself
Vernon Presley ... Himself (archive footage)
Shirley Schwebs ... Herself

Tales of Rock 'N' Roll: Highway 61 Revisited

8 May 1993
Investigates Bob Dylan's origins in Hibbing, Minnesota and takes a musical and historical journey down Highway 61 itself. John Bucklen, a teenage companion of Bob Dylan, provides some new insights into Dylan's earliest musical experiments and the journey Dylan himself undertook from a middle- class rock'n'roller in Hibbing to fashionable protest singer in New York.
Bill Black ... Himself (archive footage)
John Bucklen ... Himself

Bob Dylan ... Himself (archive footage)
John Lee Hooker ... Himself (archive footage)

Martin Luther King ... Himself (archive footage)

Little Richard ... Himself (archive footage)
Scotty Moore ... Himself (archive footage)

Elvis Presley ... Himself (archive footage)
Robert Shelton ... Himself
Bessie Smith ... Herself (archive footage)
Alvin Tyler ... Himself
Sybil Weinberger ... Herself
Al Z'Don ... Himself

Tales of Rock 'N' Roll: Peggy Sue

17 April 1993
Peggy Sue Gerron Rackham tells how Buddy Holly's songs Peggy Sue and Peggy Sue Got Married came to be written. She went to the same high school as Holly and married drummer Jerry Allison. Other people recall the era, including Donna Fox who inspired Ritchie Valens' song, Donna.
Jerry Allison ... Himself
Donna Fox ... Herself
Peggy Sue Gerron ... Herself
Patricia Holley-Kaiter ... Herself

Tales of Rock 'N' Roll: Walk on the Wild Side

1 May 1993
Tells the story behind Lou Reed's song Walk on the Wild Side. The characters named in it were people who frequented Andy Warhol's studio in the late 1960s. Holly Woodlawn and Joe Dallesandro are the only "superstars" who have survived and they are interviewed in the programme. The programme presents a snapshot of a certain moment in the life of New York's underground culture.
Victor Bockris ... Himself
Leee Black Childers ... Himself
Jayne County ... Himself

Jackie Curtis ... Himself (archive footage)

Joe Dallesandro ... Himself

Candy Darling ... Herself (archive footage)
Jeremiah Newton ... Himself

Lou Reed ... Himself (archive footage)

Andy Warhol ... Himself (archive footage)

Holly Woodlawn ... Herself

The Animal Night Debate

16 December 1990

Germaine Greer ... Herself
Donald MacCormick ... Himself
Tom Regan ... Himself
Mary Warnock ... Herself

The Archers

1 January 2007
On 7 November 2006,"The Archers" hit the headlines of every national newspaper when it brought to a climax one of its biggest ever story-lines - the love triangle between David Archer (Tim Bentinck), his wife Ruth Archer (Felicity Finch) and herdsman Sam Batton. In the final seconds of the 15,000th episode of the soap, Ruth decided not to consummate her relationship with Sam, and five million listeners across Britain either heaved a collective sigh of relief, or felt cruelly disappointed. In the days that followed, the official Archers website received 1.2 million page impressions. The Ruth/Sam/David storyline is an important one, but it is only the latest in a long line of stories that stretch back to 1 January 1951, when "The Archers" was first broadcast to the nation. As things start to return to normal at Brookfield, who knows what new stories will unfold for the 60-odd other Ambridge residents on whose lives we eavesdrop every weekday, just after 7pm? In this film, broadcast 56 years to the day since the series began, Arena goes behind the scenes at the Archers production office and tracks the development of that dramatic 15,000th episode, from the script meeting last August where the story was mapped out by the team of writers under editor Vanessa Whitburn, through to the writing of the scripts, the studio recording and the response from listeners. We also catch a glimpse of the team preparing for the New Year's Day episode which will have gone out just before the film is broadcast. With extracts from episodes through the ages and interviews with actors, editors, writers and fans, plus comic moments from spoofs, Arena examines the enduring appeal of "The Archers". How has an agricultural soap opera, based in deepest Borsetshire (allegedly somewhere near Worcestershire) but produced in the urban sprawl of Birmingham become so deeply embedded in the British consciousness? And could it's theme tune be the nation's single most loved and loathed piece of music? Stephen Fry narrates the film, which is directed and produced by Emily Kennedy. Guy Crossman is the film editor and the researcher is Sue Fowler. Anthony Wall is the editor of Arena.

Stephen Fry ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Dilly Barlow ... Listeners' Comments (voice)
Godfrey Baseley ... Himself - Creator / Editor 1951-1972 (archive footage)
Julie Beckett ... Herself - Producer
Judy Bennett ... Herself

Tim Bentinck ... David Archer (as Timothy Bentinck)
Loren Cafferty ... Listeners' Comments (voice)
Charles Collingwood ... Himself
Mary Cutler ... Herself - Scriptwriter 1979-present
Keri Davies ... Himself - Scriptwriter
Barry Farrimond ... Himself
Felicity Finch ... Ruth Archer
Camilla Fisher ... Herself - Archivist
Adrian Flynn ... Himself - Scriptwriter
Simon Frith ... Himself - Scriptwriter 1983-present (also archive footage)
Patricia Greene ... Herself

Tamsin Greig ... Herself
Tony Hancock ... Joshua - The Bowmans (archive footage)
Graham Harvey ... Himself - Agricultural Editor

Felicity Jones ... Herself

Stephen Kennedy ... Himself
Charles Lefeaux ... Himself - Editor 1973-1978 (archive footage)
Ted Mason ... Himself - Scriptwriter 1951-1971 (archive footage)
Terry Molloy ... Mike Tucker
Hedli Niklaus ... Herself
Kate Oates ... Herself - Producer
Norman Painting ... Himself

Jeff Paul ... Listeners' Comments (voice)
Angela Piper ... Herself
Robin Pirongs ... Himself / Sam Batton

Wendy Richard ... Listeners' Comments (voice)
Liz Rigbey ... Herself - Editor 1986-1988 (also archive footage)
Lyn Sheppard ... Listeners' Comments (voice)
Liz Simpson ... Listeners' Comments (voice)
William Smethurst ... Himself - Editor 1978-1986
Carole Simpson Solazzo ... Herself - Scriptwriter
Tim Stimpson ... Himself - Scriptwriter
Jo Toye ... Herself - Scriptwriter
Elaine Warwick ... Listeners' Comments (voice)
Geoffrey Webb ... Himself - Scriptwriter 1951-1962 (archive footage)
Caroline Wheal ... Listeners' Comments (voice)
Trevor Whincup ... Listeners' Comments (voice)
Vanessa Whitburn ... Herself - Editor 1991-present
Melissa Williams ... Listeners' Comments (voice)
Andrew Wincott ... Himself
Terry Wogan ... Listeners' Comments (voice)

The Brian Epstein Story: The Sun Will Shine Tomorrow - Part 1

25 December 1998

Bryan Barrett ... Himself
Lionel Bart ... Himself
Peter H. Brown ... Himself (as Peter Brown)
Brian Epstein ... Himself (archive footage)
Stella Epstein ... Herself

Marianne Faithfull ... Herself
Johnny Gustafson ... Himself
Billy J. Kramer ... Himself

Jude Law ... Himself
Gerry Marsden ... Himself

George Martin ... Himself

Paul McCartney ... Himself
Simon Napier-Bell ... Himself
Joanne Petersen ... Herself
Robert Stigwood ... Himself
Alistair Taylor ... Himself
Lonnie Trimble ... Himself

The Brian Epstein Story: Tomorrow Never Knows - Part 2

26 December 1998

Brian Epstein ... Himself (archive footage)

Marianne Faithfull ... Herself

Jude Law ... Himself

George Martin ... Himself

Paul McCartney ... Himself

The Comic Strip Hero

18 April 1981

Kirk Alyn ... Himself
Will Eisner ... Himself
Leslie Fielder ... Himself
Sol Harrison ... Himself

Margot Kidder ... Herself
Larry Niven ... Himself

David Prowse ... Himself (as Dave Prowse)

Christopher Reeve ... Himself

George Reeves ... Himself (archive footage)
Trina Robbins ... Herself
Joe Shuster ... Himself
Jerry Siegel ... Himself
Joanne Siegel ... Herself
Art Spiegelman ... Himself
Fredric Wertham ... Himself

The Complete History of the Potato

15 December 1990
Traces the history of the patata from the food staple of the Incas to the raw material of the gigantic crisp industry. Featuring an Irish politician, an English historian, a French chef and a Peruvian geneticist.

The Confessions of Robert Crumb

13 February 1987
In 1987, Robert Crumb presents himself: raised by a Marine father, educated in Catholic schools, married at 21 in Cleveland where he worked for a greeting card company, dropping acid in 1965, heading to San Francisco and getting in on the formation of Zap Comix, gaining celebrity, loving old time jazz, starting a band, living in a commune, meeting Aline Kominsky who became his second wife and his partner in art, having a daughter, and developing a more realistic drawing style. The confessions include his loneliness, his obsessions with women, his bewilderment by fame, his sense of the disintegration of Sixties' subculture, his nervous breakdown in 1973, and his peace now.
Robert Armstrong ... Himself
Aline Kominsky Crumb ... Herself
Robert Crumb ... Himself
Sophie Crumb ... Herself
Carol Engberg ... The Ideal Woman

The Dreams of William Golding

17 March 2012

John Carey ... Himself - Interviewee

Benedict Cumberbatch ... Himself - Interviewee / Readings
William Golding ... Himself (archive footage)

Stephen King ... Himself - Interviewee
Nigel Williams ... Himself - Interviewee

The Everly Brothers: Songs of Innocence and Experience

2 November 1984

The Everly Brothers ... Themselves (also archive footage)
Ike Everly ... Himself (archive footage)
Ted Everly ... Himself (as Cousin Ted Everly)
Darrel Everly ... Himself - Coalminer
Jewel Everly ... Himself - Coalminer
Mose Rager ... Himself - Retired Coalminer
Merle Travis ... Himself (voice) (archive sound)
Chet Atkins ... Himself (also archive footage)
Boudleaux Bryant ... Himself - Songwriter
Felice Bryant ... Herself - Songwriter
Archie Bleyer ... Himself

Ed Sullivan ... Himself (archive footage)
Julian Lloyd Webber ... Himself

Andrew Lloyd Webber ... Himself

Tom Petty ... Himself

Brian Setzer ... Himself - The Stray Cats

Charlotte Rampling ... Herself
The Crickets ... Themselves (archive footage)

Don Everly ... Himself (also archive footage) (as The Everly Brothers)
Margaret Everly ... Herself (archive sound)

Phil Everly ... Himself (also archive footage) (as The Everly Brothers)
Roland Everly ... Himself

Elvis Presley ... Himself (archive footage)

John Wayne ... Himself (archive sound)

The Beatles ... Themselves (archive footage) (uncredited)
Bo Diddley ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Tennessee Ernie Ford ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

George Harrison ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Buddy Holly ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

John Lennon ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Paul McCartney ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Ringo Starr ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Hank Williams ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

The Fine Art of Separating People from Their Money

2 January 2000


David Bowie ... Himself

Dennis Hopper ... Presenter

Spike Lee ... Himself

Alan Parker ... Himself

Anthony Quinn ... Himself

David A. Stewart ... Himself

The GPO Story

14 December 1983

The Human Face

19 April 1991
A highly innovative arts documentary, which uses the latest special effects, to investigate the cultural and scientific background behind the way we judge people by their face. The documentary was presented by US artist and musician, Laurie Anderson whose face was transformed into iconic and historic stereotypes as she talked. Special effects were created by Christopher Tucker.

Laurie Anderson ... Presenter

The Hunt for Moby-Dick

20 September 2008
Writer Philip Hoare embarks on a journey to investigate humankind's fascination with the whale. He travels in the footsteps of Ishmael, narrator of "Moby Dick" from Southampton to America to the Azores.

The Incredible Case of Comrade Rockstar

28 February 1992

Georgi Arbatov ... Himself - Soviet-American expert
Peter Boyles ... Himself - Radio DJ
Ruth Anna Brown ... Herself - Dean Reed's Mother

Phil Everly ... Himself - The Everly Brothers
Victor Grossman ... Himself - Writer
Egon Krenz ... Himself
Gerrit List ... Himself - East German Film Producer
Russell Miller ... Himself - Journalist
Reggie Nadelson ... Herself
Stan Oliner ... Himself - Colorado Historical Society
Vladimir Pozner ... Himself - Soviet Journalist
Dean Reed ... Himself (archive footage)

The Life and Times of Count Luchino Visconti

19 April 2003


James Fox ... Himself - Narrator

The Life and Times of Don Luis Buñuel

11 February 1984


Luis Buñuel ... Himself

Jean-Claude Carrière ... Himself

Catherine Deneuve ... Herself
Carlos Fuentes ... Himself

Jeanne Moreau ... Herself

Fernando Rey ... Himself

Paul Scofield ... Narrator (voice)

The Many Lives of Richard Attenborough

24 August 2003


David Attenborough ... Himself

Richard Attenborough ... Himself
Bryan Forbes ... Himself

Ben Kingsley ... Himself

John Mills ... Himself
William Nicholson ... Himself
Sheila Sim ... Herself

The National Theatre: Part One - The Dream

24 October 2013


Penelope Wilton ... Herself - Narrator (voice)
Michael Blakemore ... Himself - Director, The National Health

Peter Brook ... Himself - Director (also archive footage)
Lord Chandos ... Himself - Chairman, 1962-1971 (archive footage) (as Oliver Lyttelton)
Gavin Clarke ... Himself - National Theatre Archivist

Jim Dale ... Himself
Frank Dunlop

Michael Gambon ... Himself
William Gaskill ... Himself - Associate Director, 1962-1965

Peter Hall ... Himself - Director, National Theatre, 1973-1988 (also archive footage)

Rosemary Harris ... Herself

Derek Jacobi ... Himself
Lord Kitchener ... Himself (archive footage)
Denys Lasdun ... Himself (archive footage)
Jennie Lee ... Herself - Minister for the Arts, 1964-1970 (archive footage)

Ian McKellen ... Himself
Jonathan Miller ... Himself - Associate Director, 1973-1975
Gordon Nicholson ... Himself - Security Manager

Peter O'Toole ... Himself (archive footage)

Laurence Olivier ... Himself (archive footage)

Ronald Pickup ... Himself

Joan Plowright ... Herself (also archive footage)
Ned Seago ... Himself - Stage Door Manager, The Old Vic
Peter Shaffer ... Himself (also archive footage)
George Bernard Shaw ... Himself (archive footage)

Maggie Smith ... Herself (also archive footage)

Robert Stephens ... Himself (archive footage)

Tom Stoppard ... Himself - Playwright (also archive footage)
Kenneth Tynan ... Himself (archive footage)

The National Theatre: Part Two - War and Peace

31 October 2013


Penelope Wilton ... Herself - Narrator (voice)

Alan Ayckbourn ... Himself - Playwright

Alan Bennett ... Himself (archive footage)
Michael Blakemore ... Himself - Associate Director, 1970-1976
Anthony Blunt ... Himself (archive footage)
Howard Brenton ... Himself (also archive footage)

Peter Brook ... Himself - Director
Bill Bryden ... Himself - Director, Il Campiello / The Mysteries (also archive footage)
Gavin Clarke ... Himself - National Theatre Archivist
Howard Davies ... Himself - Director, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Judi Dench ... Herself

Richard Eyre ... Himself - Director, National Theatre, 1988-1997

Michael Gambon ... Himself
Alexander Gowrie ... Himself - Minister for the Arts, 1983-1985 (archive footage) (as Lord Gowrie)
James Graham ... Himself - Playwright

Peter Hall ... Himself - Director, National Theatre, 1973-1988 (also archive footage)

David Hare ... Himself - Playwright (also archive footage)

Nicholas Hytner ... Himself - Director, National Theatre
Kwame Kwei-Armah ... Himself (also archive footage)

Ian McKellen ... Himself
Jonathan Miller ... Himself - Associate Director, 1973-1975
Christopher Morahan ... Himself - Associate Director, 1977-1988

Rufus Norris ... Himself - Director, London Road
Trevor Nunn ... Himself - Director, National Theatre, 1997-2003 (also archive footage)

Laurence Olivier ... Himself - Director, National Theatre, 1963-1973 (archive footage)
Harold Pinter ... Himself (archive footage)
Lucy Prebble ... Herself - Playwright

Ralph Richardson ... Himself (archive footage)
Peter Shaffer ... Himself - Playwright
George Bernard Shaw ... Himself (archive footage)
Lady Mary Soames ... Herself - Chairman (as Lady Soames)
Nick Starr ... Himself - Executive Director

Tom Stoppard ... Himself - Playwright
Mary Whitehouse ... Herself (archive footage)

The Original Archers

4 October 2007
A visualisation of the earliest existing episode of the Archers from the BBC archives - 11th March 1952 - using archive footage to recreate the period.
Ysanne Churchman ... Grace Fairbrother (voice) (archive sound)
Norman Painting ... Phil Archer (voice) (archive sound)

The Orson Welles Story

18 May 1982


Jeanne Moreau ... Herself - Interviewee

John Huston ... Himself - Interviewee

Charlton Heston ... Himself - Interviewee

Anthony Perkins ... Himself - Interviewee

Peter Bogdanovich ... Himself - Interviewee

Orson Welles ... Himself - Interviewee
Leslie Megahey ... Narrator
Micheál MacLiammóir ... Himself - Interviewee (uncredited)

Robert Wise ... Himself - Interviewee (uncredited)

The Orson Welles Story: Part Two

21 May 1982


Peter Bogdanovich ... Himself - Interviewee

John Huston ... Himself - Interviewee

Anthony Perkins ... Himself - Interviewee

Orson Welles ... Himself - Interviewee
Alan Yentob ... Himself - Narrator

The Peter Sellers Story

11 February 1995
The life and time of comedy genius Peter Sellers, told with the help of his extraordinary collections of home movies and featuring interviews with family, friends and colleagues.

Mel Brooks ... Himself

Blake Edwards ... Himself
Dick Emery ... Himself (archive footage)
Bryan Forbes ... Himself

George Harrison ... Himself

Herbert Lom ... Himself

Spike Milligan ... Himself
Michael Pennington ... Narrator
Harry Secombe ... Himself

Peter Sellers ... Himself (archive footage)

Robert Wagner ... Himself

The Private Dirk Bogarde: Part One

26 December 2001

Nicholas Shakespeare ... Narrator (voice)

Dirk Bogarde ... Himself / Various Roles (archive footage)

Capucine ... Herself (archive footage)
John Coldstream ... Himself
Anthony Forwood ... Himself (archive footage)
Gareth Forwood ... Himself (also archive footage)

Ava Gardner ... Herself (archive footage)
Elizabeth Goodings ... Herself
Elizabeth Goodings ... Herself
Mark Goodings ... Himself
Mark Goodings ... Himself
Richard Gordon ... Himself
Russell Harty ... Himself (archive footage)
Lally Holt ... Herself
Lally Holt ... Herself
Bill Lockie ... Himself (as Dr. Bill Lockie)
Bill Lockie ... Himself (as Dr. Bill Lockie)
Forrest McClellan ... Himself
Forrest McClellan ... Himself

Charlotte Rampling ... Herself
Arnold Schulkes ... Himself

Dinah Sheridan ... (archive footage)

Sylvia Syms ... Herself
Gareth Van Den Bogaerde ... Himself
Gareth Van Den Bogaerde ... Himself

The Private Dirk Bogarde: Part Two

26 December 2001

Nicholas Shakespeare ... Narrator (voice)

Dirk Bogarde ... Himself / various roles (archive footage)
Björn Andrésen ... Himself (also archive footage)

Stanley Baker ... (archive footage)
Sally Betts ... Herself - Dirk's typist
Nicholas Bowlby ... Himself
Rosalind Bowlby ... Herself

Liliana Cavani ... Herself
Jean-Pierre Chevalier ... Himself
Wendy Craig ... (archive footage)
Anthony Forwood ... Himself (archive footage)
Gareth Forwood ... Himself (also archive footage)

James Fox ... Himself (also archive footage)
Elizabeth Goodings ... Herself - Sister (also archive footage)
Mark Goodings ... Himself - Nephew
Russell Harty ... Himself (archive footage)

Glynis Johns ... Herself (archive footage)
Sue Lawley ... Herself (archive sound)
Anthony Lee ... Himself - General Manager of Connaught
Sheila MacLean ... Herself - Dirk's private nurse
Jill Melford ... Herself (also archive footage)

Charlotte Rampling ... Herself (also archive footage)

Sylvia Syms ... Herself (also archive footage)
Brock Van Den Bogaerde ... Himself - Nephew
Gareth Van Den Bogaerde ... Himself - Brother

Gore Vidal ... Himself

Luchino Visconti ... Himself (archive footage)

Michael York ... Himself (also archive footage)

The Private Life of the Ford Cortina

19 January 1982

Alexei Sayle ... Himself - Presenter
Magnus Magnusson ... Himself - 'Mastermind' Questionmaster
Stephen Bayley ... Himself
Tom Robinson ... Himself
Terence Beckett ... Himself - Head of Product Planning, 1962 (as Sir Terence Beckett)
John Isherwood ... Himself - Cortina Owner
Sheena Isherwood ... Herself - Cortina Owner
John Banks ... Himself - Ogilvy and Mather Advertising Agency
Alan Lambert ... Himself - Cortina Owner
John McVicar ... Himself
Paul Welton ... Himself (as Paul Welton and the Weltones)
John Betjeman ... Himself (as Sir John Betjeman)
Dennis Hutchings ... Himself - Group Transport Co-ordinator, Thorn EMI
Geoff Rosenberg ... Himself - Cortina Owner
Fiona Richmond ... Herself
Paul White ... Himself - Cortina Owner

The Strange Case of Yukio Mishima

3 December 1985

Yukio Mishima ... Himself (archive footage)

John Hurt ... Himself - Reader
Nobuko Lady Albery ... Herself
Hirohito ... Himself (archive footage)
Yasunari Kawabata ... Himself (archive footage)
Donald Keene ... Himself
Akihiro Maruyama ... Herself
Hideko Muramatsu ... Herself
Yasuhiro Nakasone ... Himself (archive footage)
Edward Seidensticker ... Himself
Kishin Shinoyama ... Himself
Henry Scott Stokes ... Himself

Nagisa Ôshima ... Himself

The Strange Luck of V.S. Naipaul

10 April 2008
Documentary profile of the life of the Nobel Laureate, V.S Naipaul widely regarded as Britain's greatest living author.

The Very Strange Story of... The Legendary Joe Meek

8 February 1991
Detailing the life of an influential 1960s British record producer, the first to top both the UK and US pop music charts with the same record.
Pete Murray ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Andrew Crawford ... Newsreader (voice)
June Barrie ... Joe Meek's Mother (voice)
George Bellamy ... Himself (with The Tornados) (archive footage)
Heinz Burt ... Himself
Chad Carson ... Himself (archive footage)
Clem Cattini ... Himself
Lonnie Donegan ... Himself
Geoff Goddard ... Himself
Tony Grinham ... Himself
Adrian Kerridge ... Himself
Jonathan King ... Himself
Roger LaVern ... Himself (archive footage)

John Leyton ... Himself
Humphrey Lyttelton ... Himself
Arthur Meek ... Himself
Eric Meek ... Himself
Joe Meek ... Himself (archive footage)
Mickie Most ... Himself
Patrick Pink ... Himself
David Sutch ... Himself

Margaret Thatcher ... Herself
Honey Lantree ... Herself (uncredited)

The Whale in the Museum

21 September 2008
Documentary about the Natural History Museum's Blue Whale exhibit.

Underground

18 March 2007

Zoe Teverson ... Mother
Darius Teverson ... Child

Andy Serkis ... The Driver (voice)
Peter Collett ... Himself - Behavioural Psychologist (as Dr Peter Collett)
Ted Batchelor ... Himself - Lost Property Officer
Graeme Bruce ... Himself - LU Chief Operations Manager (archive footage)
Annie Mole ... Herself - Website Creator
John Craven ... Himself - Newsround Presenter (archive footage) (uncredited)
Sarah Kennedy ... Herself - TV Presenter (archive footage) (uncredited)
Martyn Lewis ... Himself - BBC Newsreader (archive footage) (uncredited)
Richard Whitmore ... Himself - BBC Newsreader (archive footage) (uncredited)

Whatever Happened to Spitting Image?

20 March 2014
Documentary telling the story of the genesis of the satirical puppet show Spitting Image, with contributions from caricaturists Peter Fluck and Roger Law and producer John Lloyd.

Chris Barrie ... Himself (archive footage)

Steve Bendelack ... Himself (archive footage)
Jon Blair ... Himself - One of the original producers, Spitting Image
Maggie Brooks ... Himself - Writer

Steve Coogan ... Himself (archive footage)
Jon Culshaw ... Himself (archive footage)
Bill Dare ... Himself
Charles Denton ... Himself - Director of Programmes, Central TV, 1982-1984

Harry Enfield ... Himself (also archive footage)
Dick Fiddy ... Himself - TV Archive Consultant, BFI
Peter Fluck ... Himself - Co-creator, Spitting Image (also archive footage)

Mariella Frostrup ... Herself
Louise Gold ... Herself
Jackie Hallatt ... Herself (archive footage)
Roy Hattersley ... Himself

Tony Hendra ... Himself (archive footage)
Ian Hislop ... Himself (also archive footage)
Raymond Allen Jackson ... Himself - Cartoonist (archive footage) (as Jak)
Martin Lambie-Nairn ... Himself - Graphic Designer & Friend (2005) (archive footage)
Roger Law ... Himself - Co-creator, Spitting Image (also archive footage)
John Lloyd ... Himself - Co-creator, Spitting Image (also archive footage)

Alistair McGowan ... Himself (archive footage)
Jan Murray ... Herself - Dance Critic (archive footage)
Steve Nallon ... Himself (also archive footage)
Nick Newman ... Himself (archive footage)
Geoffrey Perkins ... Himself (archive footage)
Nigel Plaskitt ... Himself (archive footage)
Marcus Prince ... Himself - Television Programmer, BFI
Kate Robbins ... Herself (archive footage)
Peter Rubery ... Himself (archive footage)
David Steel ... Himself
Nigel Steel ... Himself - Principal Historian, Imperial War Museum
Charles Weeks ... Himself (archive footage)

Who Is Poly Styrene?

20 January 1979


Poly Styrene ... Herself

Who Owns Che: The Importance of Not Being Ernesto

2 January 1999

Episode dated 19 January 1977

19 January 1977

Gavin Millar ... Himself - Presenter

Woody Allen ... Himself - Interviewee
Martin Ritt ... Himself - Interviewee
Walter Bernstein ... Himself - Interviewee

Zero Mostel ... Himself - Interviewee

Episode dated 5 October 1977

5 October 1977

Gavin Millar ... Himself - Presenter

Woody Allen ... Himself - Interviewee

aka Norman Parkinson

21 April 2013
Examining the glamorous life and long career of pioneering photographer Norman Parkinson.

Grace Coddington ... Herself

Carmen Dell'Orefice ... Herself

Jerry Hall ... Herself
Celia Hammond ... Herself
Robin Muir ... Himself
Jake Parkinson ... Himself
Norman Parkinson ... Himself (archive footage)

Jerry Schatzberg ... Himself
Nena Thurman ... Herself
Chuck Zuretti ... Himself

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