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27 Apr. 1958
Brussels Exhibition
The effect of great exhibitions on everyday life and design in the house, including still photos of the Great Exhibition of 1851. Excerpts from "Brief City," a 1952 documentary about The Festival of Britain, held in 1951, are shown. A study of French expressionist Bernard Buffet at work is seen as well.
 
29 Mar. 1959
Gordon Jacob
A portrait of the English composer Gordon Jacob, shown at home and at work and interspersed with visualizations of his music.
 
27 Sep. 1959
Variations on a Mechanical Theme
An illustration of various mechanical instruments, from the musical-box to 1950s electronica.
 
25 Oct. 1959
Scottish Painters
The Scottish painters Robert MacBryde (1913-1966) and Robert Colquhoun (1914-1962) at work in their Suffolk studio.
 
28 Feb. 1960
Journey Into a Lost World/Mary McCarthy
John Betjeman explores the history of London's great public exhibition venues, from the Crystal Palace to White City and the Festival of Britain.
 
11 Nov. 1962
Elgar
A partly dramatised account of the life of Sir Edward Elgar classical composer. Huw Wheldon narrates the life story over backdrops of beautiful mountain scenery, especially memorable is the image of young Elgar riding his horse around Malvern Hills.
 
26 Apr. 1964
The New Generation 1964
Six British painters answer questions from an invited audience on what life is like for a young artist today.
 
10 May 1964
Minotaur and Oracle
The program discusses the power and significance of myth in storytelling.
 
24 May 1964
Bartok
 
18 May 1965
The Debussy Film
An actor is playing Claude Debussy in a film about the composer's life, and finds himself identifying with his subject very closely.
 
29 Jun. 1965
Always on Sunday
Always On Sunday is a bio-pic on Le (Henri) Douanier Rousseau, a French naive painter.
 

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