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A decade of glitter, of the Charleston and the flapper? Or a time when violence was never far below the surface and occasionally erupted?
A historical film compilation to introduce BBC-2's new series of plays based on authors of the Twenties.
Commentary written and spoken by Malcolm Muggeridge.

'The Twenties' is an era which people are inclined to view through rose-coloured spectacles. The older generation remembers it with a kind of nostalgia, the younger generation has heard of its glamour. Both visions are true. This programme, which includes a good deal of film of the period never before seen, attempts to put the decade in its historical and sociological perspective and to reflect what ordinary people were doing at the time.
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Contributors

Writer/Narrator:
Malcolm Muggeridge
Film Editor:
Jim Latham
Producer:
Therese Denny

by Emile Zola
dramatised in five parts by Robert Muller

Nana is now the toast of Paris. The rich banker, Steiner, has bought her a country house; but she is determined to enslave the Empress's Chamberlain, Count Muffat, who she believes has tricked her.

(Colour)

Contributors

Author:
Emile Zola
Dramatised by:
Robert Muller
Script editor:
Lennox Phillips
Designer:
Susan Spence
Producer:
David Conroy
Director:
John Davies
Satin:
Angela Morant
Theatre attendant:
Terry Wright
Simonne Cabiroche:
Jenifer Armitage
Prulliere:
Clifford Parrish
Fontan:
Alan Browning
The Prince:
Frank Moorey
Count Muffat:
Freddie Jones
Marquis de Chouard:
Eric Woodburn
Fauchery:
Roland Curram
Auguste Mignon:
John Turner
Rose Mignon:
Sheila Brennan
Nana:
Katharine Schofield
Bordenave:
Barry Linehan
Madame Tricon:
Anne Blake
Madame Hugon:
Barbara Lott
Countess Muffat:
Nancie Jackson
Estelle:
Juliette Bick
Georges Hugon:
Peter Craze
Zoe:
Josie Kidd
Vandeuvres:
Donald Burton
Daguenet:
Eric Flynn
Steiner:
John Bryans
Theophile Venot:
Graham Leaman
Lucy Stewart:
Mary Mitchell
Caroline Hequet:
Kay Patrick
Tatan Nene:
Alex Marshall
Maria Blond:
Luan Peters
Gaga:
Joyce Latham
Hector de la Faloise:
Jonathan Dennis
Labordette:
John Ringham

The second of two programmes featuring the Canadian poet-novelist-musician.

Leonard Cohen calls himself 'an intellectual gypsy.' He became a writer by accident and his songs developed from readings of his own poems which he accompanied on the guitar.
(Colour)

Contributors

Singer/Guitarist/Poet:
Leonard Cohen
Designer:
Jeremy Davies
Producer:
Stanley Dorfman
on BBC Two England

The weekly arts magazine.

Charlie Bubbles
Albert Finney talks about his latest starring role, his first feature as director.

Is Success Our Dirty Little Secret?
Norman Podhoretz, distinguished American writer and editor, talks to Karl Miller about his controversial new book Making It.

A Season in Hell
Arthur Rimbaud, French poet, explorer, gun-runner, slave-trader, partner with Verlaine in one of the most scandalous liaisons of the nineteenth century - the man who gave up writing when he was only twenty... A new play about him opens next week at the Royal Court Theatre, London. Release explores his life, one of the strangest mysteries in literature.

(Colour)

Contributors

Interviewee (Charlie Bubbles):
Albert Finney
Director (Charlie Bubbles):
Tony Palmer
Interviewee (Is Success Our Dirty Little Secret?):
Norman Podhoretz
Interviewer (Is Success Our Dirty Little Secret?):
Karl Miller
Producer:
Colin Nears
Producer:
Darrol Blake
Editor:
Lorna Pegram

Starring Bill Travers, George Cole

A young Hebridean goes to the mainland in search of a bride but comes back empty-handed.
(Colour)

Contributors

Script/Director/Producer:
Frank Launder
Script:
Geoffrey Williams
Based on the novel by:
Nigel Tranter
Producer:
Sidney Gilliat
Ewan McEwan:
Bill Travers
Sergeant Bruce:
George Cole
Katie:
Fiona Clyne
Alec:
Gordon Jackson
Isobel:
Dilys Laye
Sergeant:
Duncan MacRae
Uncle Finlay:
Alex MacKenzie
Siona:
Bernadette O'Farrell
Margaret:
Patricia Bredin

BBC Two England

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