Talking Pictures

(2013)

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| TV Programme | United Kingdom | Colour | Documentary | 43min
| Stars: Sylvia Syms, Noël Coward, John Mills
Friday at 12.25am on BBC Four HD (Episode: Orson Welles)

A look back at television appearances by legends of the silver screen, using archive footage to tell the story of their lives and careers

Featured series cast

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Photograph featuring British actress, Sylvia Syms, wearing a white blouse. Signed by the actress
11 episodes
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Talking Pictures (2013) | Noel Coward (2015) opening credits
Noël Coward
2 episodes
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British actor John Mills wears a jacket and tie
2 episodes
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British actor Kenneth More wears an open-necked checked shirt and watch in a casual publicity photo
2 episodes
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Promotional shot of distinguished British actor, Alec Guinness
2 episodes
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David Lean
1 episode
Himself (archive footage)
American publicity photograph featuring British actor David Niven
1 episode
Himself (archive footage)
British actress, Deborah Kerr, in a black and white publicity photograph
1 episode
Herself (archive footage)
British actor Richard Attenborough in a publicity shot
1 episode
Himself (archive footage)
British actor, Richard Burton
1 episode
Himself (archive footage)
Tony Bilbow
2 episodes
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Publicity photo of British actor, Richard Todd
1 episode
Himself (archive footage)
Cantinflas
1 episode
Himself (archive footage)
Angela Douglas
1 episode
Herself (archive footage)
Stewart Granger, famous British film star who later made his name in Hollywood, poses for a promotional photo in the mid-1940s
1 episode
Himself (archive footage)
Cliff Michelmore
1 episode
Himself (archive footage)
Michael Flanders
1 episode
Himself (archive footage)
Michael Parkinson
2 episodes
Himself
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Partial episode guide (10 episodes)

Season 1 (6 episodes)

  • Episode Episode title Transmitted
    S1 E2John Mills12 Jan 13
    S1 E3David Niven19 Jan 13
    S1 E12Alec Guinness11 May 13
    S1 E21Richard Attenborough03 May 14
    S1 E22Deborah Kerr10 May 14
    S1 E29David Lean23 Aug 14
  • Season 2 (4 episodes)

  • Episode Episode title Transmitted
    S2 E5Noel Coward07 Mar 15
    S2 E6Kenneth More15 Mar 15
    S2 E19War Films26 Mar 16
    S2 E31Epics30 Mar 18
  • Pictures

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    Main title from the 2016 ‘War Films’ episode of Talking Pictures (2013) (1)
    Main title from the 2018 ‘Epics’ episode of Talking Pictures (2013) (1)
    Main title from the 2015 ‘Noel Coward’ episode of Talking Pictures (2013)
    Main title from the 2014 ‘Richard Attenborough’ episode of Talking Pictures (2013) (1)
    Main title from the 2014 ‘Deborah Kerr’ episode of Talking Pictures (2013) (1) featuring Deborah Kerr
    Main title from the 2015 ‘Kenneth More’ episode of Talking Pictures (2013) featuring Kenneth More
    Main title from Talking Pictures (2013) | David Niven (2013)

    Production

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    Kam Christensen
    2 episodes
    Producer
    Simon Catt
    1 episode
    Producer

    Companies

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    BBC
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