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BFI Southbank Guide Dec 2017

SYDNEY NEWMAN Armchair Theatre And Now for Your Sunday Night’s Dramatic Entertainment Armchair Theatre. Ch4 1987. Dir Laurens C Postma. 40min Channel Four’s fascinating look back at Armchair Theatre features Sydney Newman and a host of others recalling the development and heyday of the flagship drama series. + Where I Live Armchair Theatre. ITV 1960. Dir Ted Kotcheff. With Ruth Dunning, Robert Brown. 50min This powerful domestic drama was the first of eight Armchair Theatres – six of them in 1960 alone – to come from the pen of Clive Exton, who did much to help realise Newman’s vision of ‘agitational provocation.’ @BFI 35 TALK MON 4 DEC 20:30 NFT1 SUN 10 DEC 15:10 NFT2 Sydney Newman Sci-fi: Doctor Who + Pathfinders c105min Doctor Who wasn’t Newman’s first foray into sci-fi; at ITV he launched Target Luna, a genuine attempt to educate young audiences about science and the developing space race. It led to the smash hit Pathfinders series, examples of which screen here alongside the very first Doctor Who episode. SAT 9 DEC 16:10 NFT2 Pathfinders in Space: Ep1: Convoy to the Moon (ITV 1960) + Pathfinders to Mars: Ep1: The Imposter (ITV 1960) + Pathfinders to Venus: Ep1: SOS from Venus (ITV 1961) + Doctor Who: Ep1: An Unearthly Child (BBC 1963) Sydney Newman on Screen c90min On the panel of this discussion event we’re pleased to welcome Graeme Burk, who has recently transformed Sydney Newman’s memoirs into the new book Head of Drama, alongside other guests to be announced. We’ll explore Newman’s career and legacy with a fine collection of clips, some featuring the man himself in conversation. Join us to mark the centenary of an extraordinary talent, whose shadow still looms large today. Doctor Who. Image: BBC


BFI Southbank Guide Dec 2017
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