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Beginner’s Guide to Kitchen Sink Dramas

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Beginner’s Guide to Kitchen Sink Dramas

What is a ‘kitchen sink drama’ exactly? This collection introduces you to the very best of them…  You’ll soon spot the classic patterns of a ‘kitchen sink drama’ in these British post-war realistic dramas about the unvarnished ordinary working class lives of young, disillusioned characters. These are emotionally charged stories of crumbling marriages, desperate lives, class discrimination and failed ambition. Kes Named by the BFI as one of the ten best British films of the 20th Century, Ken Loach transformed Barry Hines’s gritty novel A Kestrel for a Knave into a moving, searingly brutal and truthful film. Billy Casper (Bradley)...

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Who was the man in the window?

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Who was the man in the window?

Remembering the BBC’s forgotten comedian: Harry Worth Harry Worth was a ground-breaking post-war British comedian, who introduced us to a new kind of comedy. Despite his influence at the peak of his career, he appears to have been largely forgotten today. Those who do remember him usually only remember his famous trick in the shop window, used in the opening credits of his sitcom series Harry Worth.   Now, for the first time we can see what all the fuss was about, with the DVD release of the BBC’s Here’s Harry: All Surviving Episodes by Simply Media. We look at...

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Beyond Bollywood: 6 Best Films Set in India

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Beyond Bollywood: 6 Best Films Set in India

The spotlight is on India as Victoria & Abdul hits cinemas. Starring Judi Dench as Queen Victoria, the comedy drama centres on the true – and surprising – friendship that grew between the Queen and her Indian servant Abdul Karim. Our relationship with the Indian subcontinent and its culture and customs has inspired numerous films set in India. We’ve selected six of our favourites.   And you can see our full collection celebrating India in film and television Viceroy’s House Hugh Bonneville stars as Lord Mountbatten, Queen Victoria’s grandson and the last Viceroy of India, in this revealing look at...

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Princess Diana — Dancing With The Stars

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Princess Diana — Dancing With The Stars

Newspapers and TV channels are overflowing with stories and programmes about the life of ‘People’s Princess’, to mark 20 years since she was tragically killed in a car crash inside the Pont de l’Alma tunnel in Paris, aged 36. Here, we turn the spotlight on her life amongst the stars. It is universally known that Princess Diana loved cinema, music and the arts. Patron of many arts-related organisations, she was also a regular guest at film premieres, and attended the Cannes Film festival in 1987 (the dress she wore fetched £81K when it was auctioned!). As the 20th anniversary of...

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Trust Me I'm a Doctor: Interview with Jodie Whittaker

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Trust Me I'm a Doctor: Interview with Jodie Whittaker

We can’t get enough of Jodie Whittaker! Recently cast as the first female Doctor Who, Jodie stars as an altogether different type of doctor in BBC One’s new psychological thriller, Trust Me. Cath Hardacre is a highly skilled nurse with an admirable work ethic and a caring heart, working in the cardiology ward of a busy Sheffield hospital. As a single parent, her life is busy and with a very young daughter, Molly, to look after, it isn’t easy. But she’s content. Her world comes crashing down, however, when she raises concerns about slipping standards in the hospital. Sacked for...

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