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The British Greats


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Barry Norman presents profiles of five great British stars.
2: Robert Donat , the last of the romantic actors, who achieved his greatest success in a character role in Goodbye Mr Chips with personal comments from Sir John Mills , co-star in Goodbye Mr Chips and The Young Mr Pitt ; Peter Ustinov , whose play The Man Behind the Statue was produced by Donat; John Donat , son; Ella Hall , first wife; Renee Asher son, actress and second wife; Dame Flora Robson , actress; John Boulting , who directed Donat in The Magic Box; Freddie Young , cinematographer.
Film editor NORMAN CARR
Executive producer BARRY BROWN Producer JUDY LINDSAY
(Robert Donat is in Goodbye Mr Chips on Friday 11.35 pm)
Sub-titles on Ceefax page 170


Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Robert Donat
Unknown: Mr Chips
Unknown: Sir John Mills
Unknown: Mr Chips
Unknown: Mr Pitt
Unknown: Peter Ustinov
Duced By: John Donat
Unknown: Ella Hall
Unknown: Renee Asher
Unknown: Dame Flora Robson
Unknown: John Boulting
Unknown: Freddie Young
Editor: Norman Carr
Producer: Barry Brown
Producer: Judy Lindsay
Unknown: Robert Donat

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