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Best of British


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Ten programmes celebrating areas of excellence in the British arts. 9: Jane Bown
JANE BOWN would be the last person to call herself the best of British photographers: ' What do they say nowadays - I'm not really into photography,' she says modestly. Into it or not, she merits a current exhibition — The Gentle Eye - at the National Portrait Gallery, a review of her classic work for the Observer over 30 years. Everything, from pumpkins to prime ministers, has been her brief, and we watch her at home and away encountering among others the exotic J.R., his mother Mary Martin , and our own home-grown star Arthur Askey.
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Film editor RAY FRAWLEY Series producers


Unknown: Jane Bown
Unknown: Jane Bown
Unknown: Mary Martin
Unknown: Arthur Askey.
Editor: Ray Frawley
Unknown: Robin Lougn
Director: Gavin Millar

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