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For nearly 50 years everybody who was anybody in the British theatre passed before the lens of Angus McBean - Gielgud, Olivier, Thorndike, Coward ... He was known as the photographer who resolutely flattered his sitters.
Tonight, after a ten-year absence. McBean demonstrates his skill with his old friend Sir Ralph Richardson. He discusses for the first time his astonishing surreal pictures of the 30s and 40s.
And photographer Jo Spence faces up to herself and looks beyond the smiling pictures in her own family album.
Angus McBean director NIGEL FINCH Jo Spence director CAROL BELL Producer ALAN YENTOR


Unknown: Angus McBean
Unknown: Sir Ralph Richardson.
Unknown: Jo Spence
Unknown: Angus McBean
Director: Nigel Finch
Director: Jo Spence
Director: Carol Bell
Producer: Alan Yentor

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