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Occasional BBC series documenting the careers of British actors.


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S01E01 Richard Wilson 19/12/2010 Richard Wilson talks about his impressive career to date, with archive footage and testimony from friends and colleagues. The programme contains footage and stills from programmes such as One Foot in the Grave, Crown Court, Only When I Laugh and Richard's first TV appearance on Dr Finlay's Casebook.
S01E02 Alison Steadman 24/12/2010 Alison Steadman talks about her impressive career, featuring archive footage and testimony from friends and colleagues. The programme progresses from her earliest appearances on screen, to what drove her choices, for good or ill, and their consequences.
S01E03 Michael Caine 26/06/2011 This follows Sir Michael Caine's impressive career, featuring archive clips woven together with interviews from colleagues and critics. It covers his 50 year long career with classic films like Zulu, The Ipcress File, The Man Who Would Be King and Get Carter, plus the more recent controversial British film, Harry Brown.
S01E04 Dame Judi Dench 30/12/2011 Documentary tracing the career of Dame Judi Dench using excerpts from performances and interviews with friends and colleagues. The programme shows very early recordings of Dame Judi performing Shakespeare and her first television appearance in Z Cars. We see performances in classic 60s dramas, 'Talking to a Stranger' and 'Four in the Morning' then show how she became a television sitcom star in 'A Fine Romance' and 'As Time Goes By'. Her sense of humour is illustrated by rarely seen outtakes from the shows. Dame Judi's career enjoyed a late flourish when three films propelled her into the international spotlight 'Goldeneye', 'Mrs Brown' and 'Shakespeare in Love' reinvented her as a film star and earned her an Oscar. Among many colleagues, the programme features Sir Michael Parkinson, Geoffrey Palmer and Simon Callow.
S01E05 Les Dawson 24/12/2011 Les Dawson was one of Britain's all time great comedy talents, best known as a comedian but also a talented musician, writer and actor. This programme traces his career, with familiar favourite TV clips and some rare gems from the archives. Together with interviews from friends, relatives and colleagues, the programme unpicks the secrets of his enduring legacy nearly 20 years after his untimely death. After 'discovery' on the Opportunity Knocks talent show in the 60s, he quickly became a regular face on TV, hosting comedy-led variety shows like Sez Les and The Les Dawson Show. His trademarks were short, pithy jokes, usually targeting his wife or mother in law, long verbose monologues and, perhaps most famously, piano recitals that went hilariously off key. His reputation attracted guest appearances from some unexpected fans like John Cleese and Shirley Bassey, and he created an overweight dance troupe, The Roly Polys. The programme shows how his career unfolded and illustrates the different facets of his comedy genius. John Cleese remembers their unlikely friendship, modern comedy stars Robert Webb and Russell Kane talk about his inspiration and Dawson's widow Tracy recalls their marriage and his joy at being a father late in life.
S02E01 Ronnie Barker 24/12/2012 Programme telling the story of Ronnie Barker, a quiet dedicated actor who might have been a bank manager but went on to become one of the country's favourite comedy stars. Ben Elton, Michael Grade, David Renwick and Josephine Tewson are among friends and colleagues who remember his genius. Famed as one half of the Two Ronnies and the likeable convict Fletcher in Porridge, he was also a prolific writer and admired actor in serious roles.
S02E02 Stanley Baxter 05/01/2013 Celebrating the extraordinary career of entertainer Stanley Baxter, whose shows captivated huge audiences for twenty years before the cost of his epics priced him off our screens. Tracing his origins to Scotland's variety and review stages, his story is told by admiring fans including Michael Grade, Barry Cryer, Bill Oddie and Gregor Fisher.
S02E03 Sid James 06/04/2013 Telling the story of one of the Carry On films most well known faces.
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S02E06 Dame Helen Mirren 22/06/2013 The Many Faces of Dame Helen Mirren is an entertaining and revealing journey through the career of one of Britain's best loved actors. She was a performer who frequently courted controversy in her younger years and who has retained a sensual aura in later life. Her portrayal of Jane Tennison in Prime Suspect revolutionised British crime drama and made her a household name but it was her Oscar winning performance as The Queen that propelled her to international stardom. In recent years she has balanced Hollywood commitments with a return to her first love - the stage.