Paul Schofield is Thomas More, wearing a football boot on one leg and a cricket pad on the other, telling a drumstick-tossing Robert Shaw where to stick his decree nisi. Leo McKern is Thomas Cromwell, Orson Welles takes the Terry Scott part, and Susannah York, John Hurt, Corin ‘zero fame’ Redgrave and Yootha Joyce pitch in for a by-the-book slice of historical pageantry, complete with that early parliament set that looks like a cattle market.Read More
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Attenborough’s Passion Projects
Saturday, 18.30, BBC2
Will Wyatt’s book about running BBC television says that David Attenborough was so popular that he alone had his personal Audience Appreciation score which applied to all programmes he appeared in. He must also surely be the patron saint of broadcasting, such is the quality of his work, and as part of his birthday celebrations, which happily carry on for ages, he’s been invited to select four of his programmes that he’s the proudest of, and here are the first two. The second is a jaunt to Easter Island in 2000 but first up it’s off to Papua New Guinea in 1971.
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