I don't watch much TV as a rule but "Shepperton Babylon" is fabulous viewing. It is based on a book of the same name that documents some of the more salacious details of the forgotten early years of British cinema. Owners of the famous Kenneth Anger "Hollywood Babylon" books of the 1970s will already be familiar with the style, but who would have thought similar scurrilous sleaziness was to be found in good old Blighty? Good Lord! Surely not! :-)
This hour-long documentary is both entertaining and fascinating. A tongue-in-cheek commentary from the very English Charlie Higson adds to the viewing delight. Made for the BBC's arts channel BBC4, but can hopefully be tracked down in syndication. Essential. More please!
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