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An Evening In with David Attenborough


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Sir David celebrates 30 yearsofBBC2, of which
he was Controller from
1965 until 1968,byhostingan evening devoted to highlights, memories and compilations drawn from Britain's third television channel.
His love of jazz and classical music is to the fore, BBC2's pioneering of the "author" documentary film is represented by an essay from the master of the genre, James Cameron , and its development of costume drama is marked by the first episode of Elizabeth R.
BBC2 has mined a rich seam of comedy, always looking to break away from the sitcom format, and from this field comes an early ritual humiliation by Dame Edna Everage. There's also a new edition of one of the channel's greatest successes,
Call My Bluff.


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Unknown: Dame Edna Everage.

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An Evening In with David Attenborough

BBC Two England, 16 April 1994 19.45

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