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"British Film Forever" Hardship, Humour and Heroes: The Story of British Realism (2007)

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Director:
Writer:
Matthew Sweet (written by)
Original Air Date:
11 August 2007 (Season 1, Episode 3)
Plot:
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Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Jessica Hynes ... Herself - Narrator (voice) (as Jessica Stevenson)

Philip Davis ... Himself (as Phil Davis)

Mike Leigh ... Himself (as Mike Leigh OBE)

Ken Loach ... Himself

Johnny Vegas ... Himself

Shauna Macdonald ... Herself

Jamie Bell ... Himself

Richard E. Grant ... Himself (as Richard E Grant)

Ewan McGregor ... Himself

Danny Boyle ... Himself

Martin Compston ... Himself
Jason Solomons ... Himself

Peter Mullan ... Himself

Malcolm McDowell ... Himself

Sylvia Syms ... Herself (as Sylvia Syms OBE)
Willy Russell ... Himself
John Sergeant ... Himself

Tony Richardson ... Himself (archive footage)
Karel Reisz ... Himself (archive footage)

Timothy Spall ... Himself (as Timothy Spall OBE)
Alan Sillitoe ... Himself
Shirley Anne Field ... Herself

Nick Moran ... Himself

Julian Fellowes ... Himself
Walter Lassally ... Himself
Rita Tushingham ... Herself
Matthew Sweet ... Himself
David Puttnam ... Himself (as Lord David Puttnam)

Earl Cameron ... Himself
Roy Ward Baker ... Himself
Tony Garnett ... Himself
John Mackenzie ... Himself

David Bradley ... Himself
Danny Baker ... Himself
Colin Welland ... Himself
Brian Glover ... Himself (archive footage)
Richard Lester ... Himself

Billy Bragg ... Himself

Stephen Frears ... Himself
Kim Newman ... Himself

Phil Daniels ... Himself

Tim Roth ... Himself

Ruth Sheen ... Herself

Terence Davies ... Himself
Don Boyd ... Himself

Paul O'Grady ... Himself

Martin Freeman ... Himself
Steve Furst ... Himself

Gary Oldman ... Himself (archive footage)
Joel Haramath ... Himself

Jane Horrocks ... Herself

Pawel Pawlikowski ... Himself

Richard Curtis ... Himself (as Richard Curtis CBE)

Stephen Daldry ... Himself (as Stephen Daldry CBE)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Angus Cameron (series director)
 
Writing credits
Matthew Sweet (written by)

Produced by
Garry John Hughes .... producer
Garry John Hughes .... series producer
Caroline Julyan .... archive producer
Rob Katschmaryk .... talent producer
Ricky Kelehar .... executive producer
Jon Kelly .... assistant producer
 
Original Music by
Simon Lacey 
 
Cinematography by
Joe Dyer 
 
Film Editing by
John Edwards 
 
Production Management
David Potter .... production manager
 
Sound Department
Lindsey Green .... dubbing mixer
David Harcombe .... sound recordist
Mat Jackson .... sound recordist
Ian Sands .... sound recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jamie Cairney .... camera operator
Conall Freeley .... camera operator
John Halliday .... camera operator
Mark Johnson .... gaffer
 
Animation Department
Gareth Harrison .... animator
Alan Smith .... animator
James Torry .... animator
 
Other crew
Asha Ali-Ismail .... production team
Anna Amico .... production team
Richard Binks .... production team
Tessa Blakeley .... production coordinator
Jo Clark .... production team
Sophie Collins .... production team
Andy Cooke .... production team
Ben Cooke .... production team
Rob Darlington .... production team
Christopher Frayling .... series consultant (as Sir Christopher Frayling)
Lindsey Hammond .... production team
Mark Hannell .... production executive
Stephanie Page .... production team
Zoe Russell-Stretten .... production team (as Zoe Russell-Stretton)
Allison Smith .... production coordinator
Nuria Valado-Gamallo .... production team
Roger White .... specialist researcher
Cy Young .... archive researcher
 

Series Crew
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Sound Department
Rik Elliott .... sound recordist (2007)
 
Production Companies

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90 min
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Acceptable, Could Have Been Better, 11 March 2010
Author: mackjay2 from Out There in the Dark

A fairly decent look at the most interesting period in British Cinema: late 50-late 70s. Important film makers like Lindsay Anderson, Mike Leigh, Ken Loach, Alan Clarke and others are discussed in some detail and numerous clips are provided. But the early part of the period is short-changed: only one brief shot from THIS SPORTING LIFE, nothing at all about LONELINESS OF THE LONG DISTANCE RUNNER, for examples. At least one glaring inaccuracy: FLAME IN THE STREETS (1961) was not the first British film to deal with interracial romance, what about POOL OF London (1951)? A crime film, but it still presents the subject openly and Earl Cameron--who appears briefly for a comment--is featured in both films! The documentary jumps around too much chronologically and it may be confusing for newcomers. The narrator is often annoying in her dismissive tone. Why must earlier British films always be disparaged and stereotyped? There were many good films before the New Wave/Kitchen Sinkers came along.

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