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Series 2

Episode 6: Buster

Duration: 40 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

Documentary series about Britain's biggest movies. Phil Collins and others discuss the making of 1988 smash hit Buster, the story about little people who craved the big time. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Ashley Jensen
Participant:
Phil Collins
Participant:
Julie Walters
Participant:
Larry Lamb
Participant:
Ellie Beaven
Participant:
Norma Heyman
Participant:
David Green
Participant:
Colin Shindler

Timeshift

Series 7

Never Had It So Good?

Duration: 1 hour

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

Writer Colin Shindler revisits his Manchester childhood to tell his own story of 1957, the year when Harold Macmillan declared that 'most of our people have never had it so good'. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Colin Shindler

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

By Colin Shindler. How Private Eye took on the social and political establishment of Great Britain, culminating in the resignation of Harold Macmillan as prime minister. Show more

Contributors

Richard Ingrams:
Harry Hadden-Paton
Willie Rushton:
Ewan Bailey
Christopher Booker:
Gunnar Cauthery
Harold MacMillan:
John Rowe
Timothy Bligh:
Nicholas Murchie
Frank:
Ben Crowe
Stephen Ward:
Carl Prekopp
Randolph Churchill:
Sean Murray
Hysterical Reporter:
David Seddon
Director:
Marc Beeby
Producer:
Marc Beeby

Genres

Duration: 1 hour, 31 minutes

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

Biopic based on the story of Buster Edwards (Phil Collins) who joins the Great Train Robbers dreaming of the good life, only to have to flee with his unhappy family to Mexico. Show more

Contributors

Buster Edwards:
Phil Collins
June Edwards:
Julie Walters
Bruce Reynolds:
Larry Lamb
Franny Reynolds:
Stephanie Lawrence
Nicky Edwards:
Ellie Beaven
Sir James McDonald:
Anthony Quayle
Ronny Biggs:
Ralph Brown
Mrs Rothery:
Sheila Hancock
Inspector Jack Mitchell:
Martin Jarvis
Sergeant Chalmers:
Clive Wood
Producer:
Norma Heyman
Director:
David Green

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