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Harold Pinter - Part One: The Room

Duration: 57 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Film biography looking at the famous playwright. Pinter's key theme, the room, is explored through the rooms in which he wrote his first series of plays. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Harold Pinter
Participant:
Henry Woolf
Participant:
Michael Billington
Participant:
Kenneth Cranham
Participant:
Peter Hall

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Cigars - Out of the Humidor

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Documentary following the story of the cigar, from the tobacco fields west of Havana to the Hollywood cigar bars and the gentlemen's haunts of St James's, London. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
James Belushi
Participant:
George Wendt
Participant:
Peter Weller
Participant:
Kenneth Clarke

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The Brian Epstein Story: The Sun Will Shine Tomorrow

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Documentary examining the turbulent life and career of the Beatles manager Brian Epstein, who died in 1967 in mysterious circumstances. Show more

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The Brian Epstein Story: Tomorrow Never Knows

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Part two of the documentary on Beatles manager Brian Epstein. Epstein was lured into the world of gambling, sex and drugs and in 1967 he was found dead. Show more

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One for the Road

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Drama in which Nicolas, who works as a torturer in an unnamed police state, interrogates three members of the same family. Harold Pinter acts in his own play. Show more

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aka Norman Parkinson

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

To mark the centenary of his birth, Arena examines the glamorous life and exceptionally long career of pioneering photographer and eccentric English gentleman, Norman Parkinson. Show more

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The Hunt for Moby-Dick

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Writer Philip Hoare confronts our fascination with the ocean's mystery animal, the whale. He visits the whaling ports of New England and draws a parallel with the war on terror. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Philip Hoare
Director:
Adam Low
Executive Producer:
Anthony Wall

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Philip Hoare's Guide to Whales

Episode 2: Toothed

Duration: 10 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Author and whale-watcher Philip Hoare takes us into the world of toothed whales, from the plight of the captive killer whale to the fate of the stranded London whale. Show more

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The Agony and Ecstasy of Phil Spector

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales (Analogue)

In a rare interview, legendary music producer Phil Spector dissects his songs. His trial for murder in 2007 ended in a hung jury, and court footage provides a vivid counterpoint. Show more

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George Harrison: Living in the Material World

Episode 1: Part 1

Duration: 1 hour, 35 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Martin Scorsese's portrait of George Harrison, which traces his life from his beginnings in Liverpool to becoming a world-famous musician, philanthropist and filmmaker. Show more