4/4. Actor Christopher Eccleston explores the anti-establishment, bleak and often angry British films of the late 50s and early 60s that took inspiration from John Osborne 's 1956 "kitchen sink" stage hit Look Back in Anger. This final edition looks at the growing affluence in Britain in the early-to-mid 60s and the resulting optimistic spirit in films such as Billy Liar (1963), which launched the career of 60s icon
Julie Christie. The movie's composer, Richard Rodney Bennett , talks about his score. The programme also explores the changes to the notion of "working-class hero" and the shift in film locations from the North to
London, with particular attention to Lewis Gilbert 's 1966 hit Alfie. Plus input from social realist director Ken Loach and actor Malcolm McDowell.
Actor Sean Penn reads an abridged version of Bob Dylan 's autobiography, published in 2004. 7/8. Dylan has a freak accident with his hand, but emerges inspired after a two- to three-year lull. Abridged by Clive Stanhope Producer Elisa Shokoff
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