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A celebration of the TV sidekick, looking at the role of the assistant/companion on television, from drama to sitcom and light entertainment to children's programmes. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Andrew Sachs
Participant:
Edward Hardwicke
Participant:
Tony Robinson
Participant:
Elisabeth Sladen
Participant:
Robert Llewellyn
Participant:
Marshall Lancaster
Participant:
Debbie McGee
Participant:
Matthew Sweet
Participant:
Kim Newman
Participant:
David Quantick
Participant:
Val McDermid
Executive Producer:
John Moulson
Producer:
Rachel Boyd
Director:
Rachel Boyd

Duration: 55 minutes

on BBC Four

Seven-year-old Jess lives with her dominating mother until she is rudely removed from her peculiar Pentecostal home and sent to school.

Contributors

Small Jess:
Emily Aston
William:
Peter Gordon
Mrs Green:
Freda Dowie
Miss Jewsbury:
Celia Imrie
Jess' real mother:
Sophie Thursfield
Pastor Finch:
Kenneth Cranham
Mrs Arkwright:
Pam Ferris
Mrs Virtue:
Katy Murphy
Mrs Vole:
Sharon Bower
Ice Cream Man:
Bill Rogers
Boy next door:
Darren Scott
Gypsy Woman:
Kay Clayton
Church Pianist:
Tamar Swade
Director:
Beeban Kidron

Genres

Sacred Music

Series 1

Episode 1: The Gothic Revolution

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Four

Simon Russell Beale explores the flowering of Western sacred music. He begins at Notre Dame in Paris, where he finds the key to the development of polyphony. Show more

Sacred Music

Series 1

Episode 2: Palestrina and the Popes

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Four

Simon Russell Beale explores Western sacred music. He uncovers links between the papal intrigues of Renaissance Rome and the work of composer Palestrina. Show more

BBC Four

About BBC Four

BBC Four reflects arts, music and culture with an ambitious range of intellectually and culturally enriching programmes, taking an expert and in-depth approach to its subjects.

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