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Duration: 43 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Celia Imrie explores one of the best-loved movie genres - the romantic comedy. With classic interviews from cinematic couples like Doris Day and Rock Hudson and Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks. Show more

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Scotland HD

A look back at the life and work of Sir John Hurt - one of Britain's acting greats, who died last month aged 77 after a career that spanned six decades and took in over 100 films. Show more

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Joan Fontaine

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

A look at the life of Joan Fontaine, one of Britain's best-loved actresses, using rarely seen archive footage of her BBC appearances to tell the story of her Oscar-winning career. Show more

Duration: 44 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Available for 7 months

A retrospective look at television appearances made over the years by Hollywood legend John Wayne, capturing the milestones and highlights of his life and career.

Duration: 41 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

A compilation of rarely seen interviews and archive footage tells the story of movie-master David Lean, one of Britain's greatest film directors. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
David Lean
Narrator:
Sylvia Syms
Executive Producer:
Carla-Maria Lawson
Series Producer:
Simon Goretzki
Assistant Producer:
Kate Robertson

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James Stewart

Duration: 47 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

A retrospective look at television appearances made over the years by Oscar-winning actor James Stewart, capturing the milestones and highlights of his life. Show more

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Lauren Bacall

Duration: 36 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

A retrospective look at television appearances made over the years by Hollywood icon Lauren Bacall, following the changes and highlights of her life and career. Show more

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Charlton Heston

Duration: 39 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

A look at television appearances made over the years by Oscar-winning actor Charlton Heston, capturing the milestones and highlights of his life and career. Show more

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Hollywood's Great Directors

Duration: 43 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

A retrospective look at the careers of some of the greatest and most successful directors in movie history, talking about their favourite films and the stars they worked with. Show more

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Richard Harris

Duration: 33 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

A retrospective look at television appearances made over the years by Richard Harris, with interviews from the archive and classic clips. Narrated by Sylvia Syms. Show more

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Kenneth More

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

A retrospective look at television appearances made over the years by Bafta-winning actor Kenneth More. Narrated by Sylvia Syms. Show more

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Julie Andrews

Duration: 42 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

A retrospective look at television appearances made over the years by Mary Poppins and Sound of Music star Julie Andrews, with interviews from the archive and classic clips. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Julie Andrews
Narrator:
Sylvia Syms
Executive Producer:
Carla-Maria Lawson
Series Producer:
Simon Goretzki
Assistant Producer:
Kate Robertson

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Laurence Olivier

Duration: 31 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Sylvia Syms looks back on the life of Laurence Olivier, perhaps Britain's greatest actor, using rare material from the BBC archives to tell the story of his distinguished career. Show more

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Hollywood Actresses

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Scotland HD

Sylvia Syms looks back on the legendary leading ladies of Hollywood - the glamorous and often powerful stars who helped define what it was to be a woman in cinema's golden age. Show more

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On the Waterfront

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

An examination of On the Waterfront, revealing how behind its success lies a story of betrayal and resentment, born from America's anti-communist fervour of the 1950s. Show more

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Debbie Reynolds

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

A look back at the life of actress Debbie Reynolds. In a selection of rare interviews, Debbie discusses her favourite film roles and her relationship with daughter Carrie Fisher. Show more

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Child Stars

Duration: 39 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

With classic interviews and rarely seen archive footage, Sylvia Syms examines the world of the big screen's smallest stars - the child actors. Show more

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Maggie Smith

Duration: 38 minutes

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

Available for years

Sylvia Syms presents rarely seen footage from the BBC archives that explores the life and career of one of Britain's best-loved actresses, Maggie Smith. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Maggie Smith
Narrator:
Sylvia Syms
Executive Producer:
Carla-Maria Lawson
Series Producer:
Simon Goretzki
Assistant Producer:
Kate Robertson