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A look back at television appearances by legends of the silver screen.

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Episode 22

Talking Pictures - Episode 22

A look back at the career of British actress Deborah Kerr, with vintage television interviews and classic archive clips telling how she became one of Hollywood's biggest st ...

24-02-2019

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34. Sean Connery

Talking Pictures - 34. Sean Connery

A look at the life of Sean Connery, using rarely seen television interviews and classic archive clips to tell the story of his life and career. Narrated by Sylvia Syms.

23-02-2019

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33. Michael Caine

Talking Pictures - 33. Michael Caine

A look at the life of acting legend Michael Caine, using rarely seen television interviews and classic archive clips to tell the story of one Britain's most successful acto ...

10-02-2019

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Series 1: 20. Joan Fontaine

Talking Pictures - Series 1: 20. Joan Fontaine

A look at the life of Joan Fontaine, one of Britain's best-loved actresses, using rarely seen archive footage of her BBC appearances to tell the story of her Oscar-winning ...

09-02-2019

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David Niven

Talking Pictures - David Niven

A retrospective look at television appearances made over the years by Oscar-winning actor David Niven, capturing the milestones and highlights of his life and career.

03-02-2019

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Richard Attenborough

Talking Pictures - Richard Attenborough

A look at the life and work of Richard Attenborough, with interviews and archive clips illustrating a career that has made him one of British cinema's most popular figures.

06-01-2019

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Series 2: 6. Kenneth More

Talking Pictures - Series 2: 6. Kenneth More

A retrospective look at television appearances made over the years by BAFTA-winning actor Kenneth More, with interviews from the archive and classic clips capturing the mileston ...

25-11-2018

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Alec Guinness

Talking Pictures - Alec Guinness

A retrospective look at television appearances made over the years by Alec Guinness, capturing the milestones and highlights of his life and career.

07-10-2018

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John Mills

Talking Pictures - John Mills

A look back at television appearances made over the years by the Oscar-winning actor Sir John Mills, capturing the milestones of his life and career.

17-08-2018

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Epics

Talking Pictures - Epics

Sylvia Syms looks through the BBC archive to discover what makes an epic. The programme looks at the history of epics, which featured lavish budgets and huge sets, from the Ten ...

30-03-2018

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Orson Welles

Talking Pictures - Orson Welles

A retrospective look at television appearances made over the years by Orson Welles, capturing the milestones and highlights of his life and career.

17-03-2018

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Maggie Smith

Talking Pictures - Maggie Smith

Sylvia Syms presents rarely seen footage from the BBC archives that explores the life and career of one of Britain's best-loved actresses, Maggie Smith.

07-01-2018

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Barry Norman

Talking Pictures - Barry Norman

Rory Bremner explores the BBC archives for an affectionate look back at the career of Barry Norman, who hosted the BBC's Film Review show for 26 years, and passed away in J ...

30-12-2017

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Bette And Joan

Talking Pictures - Bette And Joan

Sylvia Syms looks through the BBC archives to tell the story of one of Hollywood's greatest ever feuds - the rivalry between legendary actresses Bette Davis and Joan Crawfo ...

23-12-2017

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Jane Fonda

Talking Pictures - Jane Fonda

As double-Oscar winner Jane Fonda approaches her 80th birthday, Sylvia Syms explores the BBC archives for a look back at the life of one of Hollywood's most successful and ...

17-12-2017

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Roger Moore

Talking Pictures - Roger Moore

Sylvia Syms explores the BBC archives for a look back at the life and career of one of Britain's best-loved actors, Sir Roger Moore, who died in 2017, just months before hi ...

17-12-2017

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Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers

Talking Pictures - Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers

A look at television appearances made over the years by legendary Hollywood double act Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire.

25-11-2017

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60s Icons

Talking Pictures - 60s Icons

29-04-2017

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John Hurt

Talking Pictures - John Hurt

18-02-2017

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Alan Rickman

Talking Pictures - Alan Rickman

01-01-2017

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Ingrid Bergman

Talking Pictures - Ingrid Bergman

A retrospective look at television appearances made over the years by Hollywood icon Ingrid Bergman, capturing the milestones and highlights of her life and career. Narrated by ...

22-10-2016

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Series 2: 13. John Huston

Talking Pictures - Series 2: 13. John Huston

A retrospective look at television appearances made over the years by actor and director John Huston, with interviews from the archive and classic clips capturing the milestones ...

18-10-2015

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Series 2: 10. Christopher Lee

Talking Pictures - Series 2: 10. Christopher Lee

A look back at the life and career of one of the greats of British cinema - Sir Christopher Lee. In BBC interviews conducted over six decades, Lee discusses his position as a le ...

11-07-2015

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Series 1: 8. James Stewart

Talking Pictures - Series 1: 8. James Stewart

A retrospective look at television appearances made over the years by Oscar-winning actor James Stewart, capturing the milestones and highlights of his life and career. Narrated ...

06-06-2015

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Series 1: 19. Shirley Maclaine

Talking Pictures - Series 1: 19. Shirley Maclaine

A retrospective look at television appearances made over the years by one of Hollywood's most outspoken stars, Shirley Maclaine, with interviews and clips capturing the mil ...

23-05-2015

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Series 1: 14. James Mason

Talking Pictures - Series 1: 14. James Mason

A retrospective look at television appearances made over the years by Oscar-nominated Hollywood star James Mason, capturing the milestones and highlights of his life and career. ...

16-05-2015

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Series 1: 15. Charlton Heston

Talking Pictures - Series 1: 15. Charlton Heston

A retrospective look at television appearances made over the years by Oscar winning Hollywood actor Charlton Heston, capturing the milestones and highlights of his life and care ...

06-05-2015

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Series 2: 8. Richard Harris

Talking Pictures - Series 2: 8. Richard Harris

A retrospective look at television appearances made over the years by Richard Harris, with interviews from the archive and classic clips capturing the milestones and highlights ...

25-04-2015

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Series 1: 17. Richard Burton

Talking Pictures - Series 1: 17. Richard Burton

A retrospective look at television appearances made over the years by Oscar nominated Hollywood icon Richard Burton, capturing the milestones and highlights of his life and career.

22-04-2015

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Series 1: 7. Dirk Bogarde

Talking Pictures - Series 1: 7. Dirk Bogarde

A retrospective look at television appearances made over the years by Hollywood legend Dirk Bogarde, capturing the milestones and highlights of his life and career.

20-04-2015

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Series 2: 5. Noel Coward

Talking Pictures - Series 2: 5. Noel Coward

A retrospective look at television appearances made over the years by award-winning actor Noel Coward, with interviews from the archive and classic clips capturing the milestone ...

07-03-2015

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Series 2: 4. Albert Finney

Talking Pictures - Series 2: 4. Albert Finney

A retrospective look at television appearances made over the years by award-winning actor Albert Finney, with interviews from the archive and classic clips capturing the milesto ...

28-02-2015

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Series 2: 2. Shelley Winters

Talking Pictures - Series 2: 2. Shelley Winters

A look at television appearances made over the years by Oscar-winning actress Shelley Winters, with interviews from the archive and classic clips capturing the milestones and hi ...

14-02-2015

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Series 2: 1. Jack Lemmon

Talking Pictures - Series 2: 1. Jack Lemmon

A retrospective look at television appearances made over the years by Some Like It Hot and Days of Wine and Roses star Jack Lemmon, with interviews from the archive and classic ...

07-02-2015

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18. Alfred Hitchcock

Talking Pictures - 18. Alfred Hitchcock

A retrospective look at television appearances made over the years by iconic Hollywood director Alfred Hitchcock, reflecting on the milestones and highlights of his life and car ...

31-12-2014

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32. Julie Andrews

Talking Pictures - 32. Julie Andrews

A retrospective look at television appearances made over the years by Mary Poppins and Sound of Music star Julie Andrews, with interviews from the archive and classic clips capt ...

28-12-2014

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4. Gene Kelly

Talking Pictures - 4. Gene Kelly

A retrospective look at television appearances made over the years by the legendary Hollywood actor and dancer Gene Kelly, capturing the milestones and highlights of his life an ...

26-12-2014

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Judi Dench

Talking Pictures - Judi Dench

Sylvia Syms presents rarely seen footage from the BBC archives that explores the life and career of one of Britain's best-loved actors, Dame Judi Dench.

13-09-2014

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Lauren Bacall

Talking Pictures - Lauren Bacall

A retrospective look at television appearances made over the years by Hollywood icon Lauren Bacall, following the changes and highlights of her life and career.

25-08-2014

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David Lean

Talking Pictures - David Lean

A compilation of rarely seen interviews and archive footage tells the story of movie-master David Lean, one of Britain's greatest film directors.

23-08-2014

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Robert Redford

Talking Pictures - Robert Redford

The career of Robert Redford is examined in this exploration of the BBC archives, which includes rarely-seen interviews. Narrated by Sylvia Syms.

02-08-2014

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Bette Davis

Talking Pictures - Bette Davis

A look back at television appearances made over the years by Hollywood legend Bette Davis, capturing the milestones of her life and career. Narrated by Sylvia Syms.

26-07-2014

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Peter O' Toole

Talking Pictures - Peter O' Toole

A look at the life of the Lawrence of Arabia star and legendary hell-raiser, Peter O'Toole, with archive footage exploring the story of his colourful career.

19-07-2014

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John Wayne

Talking Pictures - John Wayne

A retrospective look at television appearances made over the years by Hollywood legend John Wayne, capturing the milestones and highlights of his life and career.

16-06-2014

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Robert Mitchum

Talking Pictures - Robert Mitchum

The life and career of Robert Mitchum is examined using footage of his appearances on the BBC, illustrating why he was a favourite of film fans and an interviewer's nightmare.

31-05-2014

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Paul Newman

Talking Pictures - Paul Newman

An examination of the life of actor Paul Newman, using rarely seen interviews from the BBC archives to tell the story of a career that made him one of Hollywood's greatest ...

26-05-2014

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Sophia Loren

Talking Pictures - Sophia Loren

An examination of the life and career of one of cinema's most glamorous stars, Sophia Loren, with rarely seen archive material telling the story of her hugely successful ca ...

24-05-2014

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Laurence Olivier

Talking Pictures - Laurence Olivier

Sylvia Syms looks back on the life of Laurence Olivier, perhaps Britain's greatest actor, using rare material from the BBC archives to tell the story of his distinguished c ...

17-05-2014

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