Talking Pictures

(2013)

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| TV Programme | United Kingdom | Colour | Documentary | 43min
| Stars: Sylvia Syms, Noël Coward, Christopher Lee
21st August at 3.45pm on BBC Two HD (Episode: Westerns)

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

(22)
Photograph featuring British actress, Sylvia Syms, wearing a white blouse. Signed by the actress
Herself / Narrator
(12 episodes)
Talking Pictures (2013) | Noel Coward (2015) opening credits
Noël Coward
Himself
(2 episodes)
Christopher Lee
Himself (archive footage)
(1 episode)
Celia Imrie
Narrator
(1 episode)
British actor John Mills wears a jacket and tie
Himself
(2 episodes)
British actor Kenneth More wears an open-necked checked shirt and watch in a casual publicity photo
Himself
(2 episodes)
Promotional shot of distinguished British actor, Alec Guinness
Himself
(2 episodes)
David Lean
Himself (archive footage)
(1 episode)
American publicity photograph featuring British actor David Niven
Himself (archive footage)
(1 episode)
British actress, Deborah Kerr, in a black and white publicity photograph
Herself (archive footage)
(1 episode)
British actor Richard Attenborough in a publicity shot
Himself (archive footage)
(1 episode)
British actor, Richard Burton
Himself (archive footage)
(1 episode)
British actress, Elizabeth Taylor
Herself (archive footage)
(1 episode)
Tony Bilbow
Himself
(2 episodes)
Helen Mirren as Cora in Age of Consent (1969)
Helen Mirren
Herself
(1 episode)
Publicity photo of British actor, Richard Todd
Himself (archive footage)
(1 episode)
Cantinflas
Himself (archive footage)
(1 episode)
Angela Douglas
Herself (archive footage)
(1 episode)
Stewart Granger, famous British film star who later made his name in Hollywood, poses for a promotional photo in the mid-1940s
Himself (archive footage)
(1 episode)
Cliff Michelmore
Himself (archive footage)
(1 episode)
Michael Flanders
Himself (archive footage)
(1 episode)
Michael Parkinson
Himself
(2 episodes)
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Partial episode guide (12 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 (5 episodes)

  • Episode Episode title Transmitted
    S2 E5Noel Coward07 Mar 15
    S2 E6Kenneth More15 Mar 15
    S2 E10Christopher Lee11 Jul 15
    S2 E19War Films26 Mar 16
    S2 E31Epics30 Mar 18
  • Season 3 (1 episode)

  • Episode Episode title Transmitted
    S3 E7Great Dames01 Jan 21
  • Pictures

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    Main title from the 2013 ‘Alec Guinness’ episode of Talking Pictures (2013) (1)
    Main title from the 2021 ‘Great Dames’ episode of Talking Pictures (2013) (1) featuring Helen Mirren
    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

    (2)
    Simon Catt
    Producer
    (1 episode)
    Kam Christensen
    Producer
    (2 episodes)

    Companies

    (1)
    BBC
    Production company