Archive footage and personal testimony combine in an assessment of the life, character and achievements of arguably the most influential inventor of the 20th century, television pioneer John Logie Baird.
Peter Hall directs this 1989 drama starring Peggy Ashcroft in her final role as a woman who, having spent her adult life in an institution, is discharged and strikes up an unlikely bond with the sophisticated Harriet, played by Geraldine James.
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