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A series of outstanding and memorable programmes to mark 40 years of BBCtv
A film made 20 years ago about the distinguished Lancashire artist who died earlier this year. This was one of the first television films to show artists at work, and the very first to use tape-recording techniques to enable artists to speak their own commentaries.
Film cameraman ROBIN STILL Film editor VALERIE BEST
Written and produced by JOHN READ
and at 8.30
Festival 40: Elgar
This film biography, written and directed by Ken Russell , marked the 100th edition of Monitor.
Behind the public image of pomp and circumstance lies the extraordinary story of the piano-tuner's son from Worcester who became the authentic voice of Edwardian England - ' he has reached the hearts of people ' - yet remained through all his public triumphs and private pains an enigmatic, powerful and mysterious figure. Commentary by HUW WHELDON
Film cameraman KEN HIGGINS Film editor ALLAN TYRER
Producer HUMPHREY BURTON (Block and ivhite)
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