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The British Greats


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Barry Norman presents profiles of five great British stars.
4: Leslie Howard
A versatile romantic actor who represented the archetypal English gentleman - slightly vague, rather intellectual, decidedly glamorous. With personal comments from Ronald Howard , son; Irene How ard, sister; Dame Wendy Hiller , co-star in Pygmalion; Douglas Fairbanks Jr , fellow actor and friend; Michael Powell , producer of 49th Parallel; -Mary Morris , co-star in Pimpernel Smith; George Cukor , stage and film director; John Houseman , producer.
Film editor RAY WINGROVE
Production assistant SUE MALLINSON Executive producer BARRY BROWN
DirectorMARGARET SHARP . Preview: p 21 'Pimpernel Smith , Fri 10.50, not Wales)
Sub-titles on Ceefax page 170


Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Leslie Howard
Unknown: Ronald Howard
Unknown: Irene How
Unknown: Dame Wendy Hiller
Unknown: Douglas Fairbanks Jr
Unknown: Michael Powell
Unknown: Mary Morris
Unknown: George Cukor
Director: John Houseman
Editor: Ray Wingrove
Producer: Barry Brown
Director: Margaret Sharp
Unknown: Pimpernel Smith

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