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First of a two-part documentary to celebrate Elstree's 75th anniversary.
Presented by David Puttnam. Best known today as the home of EastEnders, Elstree once boasted six film studios, which made it the biggest production centre outside
Hollywood. It was here that Alfred Hitchcock ,
Charles Laughton , Audrey Hepburn and many others launched their careers; where the first British sound picture was recorded; where The Private Life of Henry VIII made cinema history; and where hundreds of popular films have since come to life, among them The Dam
Busters, Moby Dick , 2001 and Star Wars. And it all began, 75 years ago, on the site of Albert Square....
Film editor PETER BARBER Producer CHRIS MOHR
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