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2019: 1. James Graham: In The Room Where It Happens

Imagine... - 2019: 1. James Graham: In The Room Where It Happens

Alan Yentob follows celebrated young British playwright James Graham, whose award-winning works take audiences to the very heart of the defining political events that shape peop ...

21-01-2019

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2018: Tracey Emin: Where Do You Draw The Line?

Imagine... - 2018: Tracey Emin: Where Do You Draw The Line?

2018 has been an extraordinary year for British artist Tracey Emin. With large-scale commissions catapulting her from London's St Pancras station to the streets of downtown ...

18-01-2019

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2018: Andrea Levy: Her Island Story

Imagine... - 2018: Andrea Levy: Her Island Story

When Andrea Levy's father Winston stepped off the Empire Windrush in July 1948, he had no idea that in time the ship's name would come to describe a group of people be ...

11-01-2019

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2018: Becoming Cary Grant

Imagine... - 2018: Becoming Cary Grant

Cary Grant was one of Hollywood's greatest leading men - suave, sophisticated and as comfortable in romantic comedies as he was in iconic Hitchcock thrillers. imagine...Bec ...

10-01-2019

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Winter 2005: Amos Oz: The Conscience Of Israel

Imagine... - Winter 2005: Amos Oz: The Conscience Of Israel

Alan Yentob presents a portrait of Israel's most celebrated writer and political commentator, Amos Oz, whose childhood memoir A Tale of Love and Darkness gives an eyewitnes ...

05-01-2019

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Up?">2018: George Benjamin: What Do You Want To Do When You Grow Up?

He has been crowned with every laurel in contemporary classical music, composed operas which play on the world's most illustrious stages and been knighted for his services ...

07-12-2018

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2018: Hockney, The Queen And The Royal Peculiar

Imagine... - 2018: Hockney, The Queen And The Royal Peculiar

It has been the site of royal weddings, funerals and nearly every British coronation since 1066, Westminster Abbey is also known as a Royal Peculiar - a church controlled not by ...

16-11-2018

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Summer 2018: 1. Tacita Dean: Looking To See

Imagine... - Summer 2018: 1. Tacita Dean: Looking To See

It is unprecedented for an artist to be exhibited simultaneously in three of London's leading galleries, each one exploring a different theme: landscape, portraiture and st ...

20-08-2018

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Summer 2018: 1. Rose Wylie: This Rose Is Blooming

Imagine... - Summer 2018: 1. Rose Wylie: This Rose Is Blooming

Very few people would have recognised the name Rose Wylie until this remarkable artist was in her mid 70s. Youthful, playful and unpredictable at the age of 83, this is an artis ...

17-08-2018

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Spring 2018: 2. Orhan Pamuk: A Strange Mind

Imagine... - Spring 2018: 2. Orhan Pamuk: A Strange Mind

Turkey's best-known writer, the Nobel Prize-winning Orhan Pamuk, glories in his city of Istanbul, which in his lifetime has grown from two to fifteen million people. Despit ...

12-07-2018

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Spring 2018: 1. Rupert Everett: Born To Be Wilde

Imagine... - Spring 2018: 1. Rupert Everett: Born To Be Wilde

Prepare for an Odyssey. This is the remarkable story of Rupert Everett's ten-year quest to write, direct and star in his own film about the tragic last years of his hero Os ...

04-06-2018

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Summer 2014 - Philip Roth Unleashed Part 2

Imagine... - Summer 2014 - Philip Roth Unleashed Part 2

Alan Yentob talks to author Philip Roth about his exploration of some of the great themes of the American century, including civil rights, McCarthyism and the Vietnam war.

24-05-2018

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Summer 2014 - Philip Roth Unleashed Part 1

Imagine... - Summer 2014 - Philip Roth Unleashed Part 1

Hailed by many as America's greatest living writer, Philip Roth, in conversation with Alan Yentob, is ready to tell the whole story in this special two-part film.

23-05-2018

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Winter 2017/18: 8. Habaneros: You Say You Want A Revolution? Part Two

Imagine... - Winter 2017/18: 8. Habaneros: You Say You Want A Revolution? Part Two

Almost sixty years on, Castro's Cuban revolution continues to split world opinion as decisively as it did when that small band of bearded guerrillas first entered Havana.\n ...

22-04-2018

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Winter 2017/18: 7. Habaneros: You Say You Want A Revolution? Part One

Imagine... - Winter 2017/18: 7. Habaneros: You Say You Want A Revolution? Part One

Raul Castro has recently stepped down as president of Cuba, almost 60 years after his brother Fidel and a small band of bearded cigar-smoking guerrillas entered the capital Hava ...

21-04-2018

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Winter 2017/18: 5. Ingrid Bergman In Her Own Words

Imagine... - Winter 2017/18: 5. Ingrid Bergman In Her Own Words

Widely regarded as one of the greatest actresses of the 20th century, Ingrid Bergman's talent was matched only by her incandescent screen presence. From her infamous perfor ...

18-04-2018

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Winter 2017/18: 6. Andrew Lloyd Webber: Memories

Imagine... - Winter 2017/18: 6. Andrew Lloyd Webber: Memories

Andrew Lloyd Webber has reigned over musical theatre for nearly five decades and delighted millions worldwide with hit shows like Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Cats, The Phanto ...

02-04-2018

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Winter 2017/18: 2. Mel Brooks: Unwrapped

Imagine... - Winter 2017/18: 2. Mel Brooks: Unwrapped

At the age of 91, Mel Brooks is unstoppable, with his musical Young Frankenstein opening to great critical acclaim in London in late 2017. Alan Yentob visits Mel at home in Holl ...

22-03-2018

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Winter 2017/18: 4. Philip Pullman: Angels And Daemons

Imagine... - Winter 2017/18: 4. Philip Pullman: Angels And Daemons

Romantic, fearless, fantastical; this edition delves into the thrilling world of Philip Pullman and explores the author's own dark materials. \n\nPullman has been named bot ...

19-03-2018

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Winter 2017: 5. Rachel Whiteread: Ghost In The Room

Imagine... - Winter 2017: 5. Rachel Whiteread: Ghost In The Room

An intimate portrait of British sculptor Rachel Whiteread as she unpacks her life's work for a major retrospective at Tate Britain in London. Though she rose to prominence ...

11-01-2018

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Summer 2017: 1. Mapplethorpe: Look At The Pictures

Imagine... - Summer 2017: 1. Mapplethorpe: Look At The Pictures

An unflinching and uncompromising portrait of one of the most controversial photographers.

29-07-2017

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Summer 2010 - Tom Jones - What Good Am I?

Imagine... - Summer 2010 - Tom Jones - What Good Am I?

Alan Yentob examines the extraordinary story of one of Britain's most recognisable pop icons, Sir Tom Jones. In a frank and revealing interview, Sir Tom describes his rise ...

31-08-2014

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Summer 2013 - Rod Stewart: Can't Stop Me Now

Imagine... - Summer 2013 - Rod Stewart: Can't Stop Me Now

Rod Stewart has had a remarkable musical journey. Alan Yentob visits Rod at his homes and examines an entertaining career across five decades.

08-08-2014

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Summer 2013 - Vivian Maier: Who Took Nanny's Pictures?

Imagine... - Summer 2013 - Vivian Maier: Who Took Nanny's Pictures?

Alan Yentob with the story of a nanny who died in 2009 and left behind a secret hoard of photographs. Never seen in her lifetime, and found by chance, they now sell for thousands.

06-08-2014

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Winter 2013 - Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin'

Imagine... - Winter 2013 - Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin'

The story of how a shy, former private in the 101st Airborne - Jimi Hendrix - became the greatest rock guitarist of all time, using never-before-seen performance footage.

12-07-2014

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Summer 2014 - Monty Python: And Now For Something Rather Similar

Imagine... - Summer 2014 - Monty Python: And Now For Something Rather Similar

Alan Yentob meets the five surviving members of Monty Python - John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam and Eric Idle - as they prepare to reunite on stage.

29-06-2014

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Summer 2014 - Rio 50 Degrees: Carry On Carioca

Imagine... - Summer 2014 - Rio 50 Degrees: Carry On Carioca

As Brazil prepares to host the Fifa World Cup this summer and the Olympic Games in 2016, imagine... explores the cultural and social history of the city of Rio de Janeiro.

18-05-2014

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