Discovering Film

(2015–21)

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| TV Programme | United Kingdom | Colour | Biography
| Stars: Leslie Howard, Deborah Kerr, Vivien Leigh
7th July at 5pm on Sky Arts HD (Episode: Discovering: Vivien Leigh)

Sky TV series featuring in-depth profiles of individual film stars

Featured series cast

(16)
Leslie Howard
Himself
(1 episode)
British actress, Deborah Kerr, in a black and white publicity photograph
Herself
(1 episode)
Distinguished British leading lady, Vivien Leigh
Herself
(1 episode)
American publicity photograph featuring British actor David Niven
Himself
(1 episode)
British actor James Mason wears a black dinner jacket and bow tie
Himself
(1 episode)
British actress, Elizabeth Taylor
Herself
(1 episode)
Autographed photograph of British actor Rex Harrison from the 1948 film, Escape
Himself
(1 episode)
British actor, Laurence Olivier, with a small moustache wears a dark suit and herringbone tie
Himself
(1 episode)
Jean Simmons, British actress, wears a lacy top and a pearl necklace as she poses for a 1950s publicity photo
Herself
(1 episode)
Signed photo of British actor, Dirk Bogarde.  The actor wears a jacket, jumper and tie, and sports a signet ring
Himself
(1 episode)
Promotional shot of distinguished British actor, Alec Guinness
Himself
(1 episode)
Publicity photograph from the 1930s featuring British actor, Robert Donat
Various (archive footage)
(1 episode)
British actor Richard Attenborough in a publicity shot
Himself (archive footage)
(1 episode)
Photograph of English-born Australian actor, Peter Finch (1)
Himself (archive footage)
(1 episode)
Derek Malcolm
Himself
(1 episode)
Ian Nathan
Himself
(1 episode)
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Partial episode guide (14 episodes)

Season 1 (1 episode)

  • Episode Episode title Transmitted
    Discovering: Deborah Kerr
  • Season 2 (3 episodes)

  • Episode Episode title Transmitted
    Discovering: Vivien Leigh
    Discovering: David Niven
    Discovering: James Mason
  • Season 3 (1 episode)

  • Episode Episode title Transmitted
    Discovering: Elizabeth Taylor
  • Season 6 (1 episode)

  • Episode Episode title Transmitted
    Discovering: Rex Harrison
  • Season 7 (2 episodes)

  • Episode Episode title Transmitted
    Discovering: Laurence Olivier
    Discovering: Leslie Howard
  • Season 8 (1 episode)

  • Episode Episode title Transmitted
    Discovering: Alec Guinness
  • Season 9 (2 episodes)

  • Episode Episode title Transmitted
    S9 E3Discovering: Peter Finch01 Dec 15
    Discovering: Dirk Bogarde30 Nov 17
  • Season 10 (1 episode)

  • Episode Episode title Transmitted
    Discovering: Jean Simmons
  • Season 12 (1 episode)

  • Episode Episode title Transmitted
    S12 E10Discovering: Robert Donat26 Nov 20
  • Season 13 (1 episode)

  • Episode Episode title Transmitted
    S13 E12Discovering: Richard Attenborough24 Jun 21
  • Pictures

    (13)
    Main title from the 2021 ‘Discovering: Richard Attenborough’ episode of Discovering Film (1)
    Main title from the ‘Discovering: Robert Donat’ episode of Discovering Film (1)
    Main title from the 2017 ‘Discovering: Dirk Bogarde’ episode of Discovering Film (1)
    Main title from the ‘Discovering: Alec Guinness’ episode of Discovering Film (1) featuring Alec Guinness
    Main title from the ‘Discovering: Rex Harrison’ episode of Discovering Film featuring, Rex Harrison
    Main title from the ‘Discovering: Leslie Howard’ episode of Discovering Film featuring Leslie Howard
    Main title from the ‘Discovering: Laurence Olivier’ episode of Discovering Film, featuring Laurence Olivier
    Main title from the ‘Discovering: Jean Simmons’ episode of Discovering Film, featuring Jean Simmons
    Main title from the ‘Discovering: James Mason’ episode of Discovering Film featuring James Mason
    Main title from the ‘Discovering: Elizabeth Taylor’ episode of Discovering Film, featuring Elizabeth Taylor
    Main title from the ‘Discovering: David Niven’ episode of Discovering Film, featuring David Niven
    Main title from the ‘Discovering: Vivien Leigh’ episode of Discovering Film, featuring Vivien Leigh
    Main title from the ‘Discovering: Deborah Kerr’ episode of Discovering Film, featuring Deborah Kerr

    Production

    (1)
    Lyndy Saville
    Director / Producer
    (2 episodes)

    Companies

    (1)
    3DD Productions
    Production company