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Travels with Vasari

BBC Four

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Four

Andrew Graham-Dixon concludes his look at the work of the chronicler of the Italian Renaissance, Giorgio Vasari, and views some of the great masterpieces of his golden age. Show more

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How to Build a Cathedral

BBC Four

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Four

Available for 7 months

Architectural historian Jon Cannon goes in search of the clues that shed light on how our medieval forebears were able to build the wonders of their world. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jon Cannon
Producer:
Victoria Page
Director:
Victoria Page
Executive Producer:
Debbie Cadbury

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John Buchan: Master of Suspense

BBC Four

Duration: 58 minutes

on BBC Four

Available for 5 months

Unfairly known as a one-hit wonder for his novel The Thirty-Nine Steps, this docudrama tells the story of the real John Buchan, affording him the attention he has long deserved. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Simon Berthon
Executive Producer:
Martin Davidson

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The Curse of Steptoe

BBC Four

Duration: 1 hour, 5 minutes

on BBC Four

Drama telling the moving story of life behind the scenes of Steptoe and Son. Two actors find themselves trapped together on the celebrated long-running sitcom.

Contributors

Harry H Corbett:
Jason Isaacs
Wilfrid Brambell:
Phil Davis
Tom Sloan:
Roger Allam
Sheila Steafel:
Zoe Tapper
Ray Galton:
Burn Gorman
Alan Simpson:
Rory Kinnear
Joan Littlewood:
Clare Higgins
Young Blonde Actress:
Elspeth Rae
Costume Designer:
Ken Oxtoby
Wilfrid's Young Man:
Ben Parr
Maureen Corbett:
Sophie Hunter
Plain Clothes Policeman:
Jamie Lennox
Harry's Son:
Buddy Wallis
Stunt Coordinator:
Lee Sheward
Producer:
Ben Bickerton
Executive Producer:
Ben Evans
Executive Producer:
John Yorke

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The RKO Story: Tales From Hollywood

Episode 2: Let's Face the Music and Dance

Duration: 1 hour, 5 minutes

on BBC Four

Ed Asner tells the story of RKO Pictures, in this edition taking a look at the musicals made in the mid 1930s with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Show more

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Swing Time

BBC Four

Duration: 1 hour, 39 minutes

on BBC Four

Musical. When Lucky Garnett is late for his own wedding, the bride's outraged father forbids the marriage until he has made his fortune. Starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Show more

Contributors

Lucky Garnett:
Fred Astaire
Penny Carroll:
Ginger Rogers
Mabel Andersen:
Helen Broderick
Gordon:
Eric Blore
Pop Everett:
Victor Moore
Margaret Watson:
Betty Furness
Ricardo Romero:
Georges Metaxa

Formats

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The Cult of Sunday Night

BBC Four

The Cult of...

Sunday Night

Episode 4: Howard's Way

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Four

Series which unearths the history and anecdotes behind cult British Sunday night drama series looks at Howards' Way, the UK's glossy answer to American soaps Dallas and Dynasty. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Meera Syal
Director:
Ewan Torrance
Producer:
Ewan Torrance
Executive Producer:
Toby Stevens
Executive Producer:
Alan Tyler

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Howards' Way

BBC Four

Howards' Way

Series 1

Episode 13

Duration: 50 minutes

on BBC Four

1980s drama series portraying the life and loves of the Howard family in the world of sailing, high fashion and commerce. Avril is approached with an attractive proposition. Show more

Regional Variations (2)

Duration: 1 hour, 5 minutes

on BBC Four

Drama telling the moving story of life behind the scenes of Steptoe and Son. Two actors find themselves trapped together on the celebrated long-running sitcom.

Contributors

Harry H Corbett:
Jason Isaacs
Wilfrid Brambell:
Phil Davis
Tom Sloan:
Roger Allam
Sheila Steafel:
Zoe Tapper
Ray Galton:
Burn Gorman
Alan Simpson:
Rory Kinnear
Joan Littlewood:
Clare Higgins
Young Blonde Actress:
Elspeth Rae
Costume Designer:
Ken Oxtoby
Wilfrid's Young Man:
Ben Parr
Maureen Corbett:
Sophie Hunter
Plain Clothes Policeman:
Jamie Lennox
Harry's Son:
Buddy Wallis
Stunt Coordinator:
Lee Sheward
Producer:
Ben Bickerton
Executive Producer:
Ben Evans
Executive Producer:
John Yorke

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