The imaginary circus of the great French painter Georges Rouault is beautiful and sinister, a symbol of the best and worst in society. Rouault died in 1958; a recluse, poet, devout Roman Catholic, he painted the victims of society, the tragic performers in a universal circus. And yet he reconciled this world of the shadows with his serene religious images. In this film Rouault's circus is brought to life.
Rouault's words read by Alan Dobie
other readings by Martin Jarvis
with artists and acts from Cottle and Austen's Circus
Reader (Rouault's words):
A man is washed up on an island. Although he is a stranger to the people there, he discovers that he knows things about them and what will happen to them.
The third of four films that show what happens when human beings are brought face to face with a code to which they must conform.
A 16-year-old boy is committed to the care of his local authority. He arrives at a Community Home (formerly called an Approved School), and joins a group of other boys similarly placed.
The film concentrates on what happens in the next eight weeks - as the boy is faced with the problems of adjusting (or not) to his new companions and to the disciplines of his new home.
Robert Maxwell the millionaire-publisher and former Labour MP who rose from obscure East European origins to become one of the most controversial English figures of the 1960s. He talks to Sheridan Morley
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