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The South Bank Show 

ITV's long-running arts series presented by Melvyn Bragg.
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Documentary
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Melvyn Bragg looks back at his vast archive of films, choosing a different subject each time, and inviting remarks from contemporary artistes in the same field as well as offering his own reflections.

Stars: Melvyn Bragg, Paul McCartney, Steven Spielberg
Citizen Smith (1977–1980)
Comedy
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Wolfie Smith is an unemployed dreamer from Tooting, London, a self-proclaimed urban guerrilla who aspires to be like his hero Che Guevara. He leads a small group called the Tooting Popular ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Lindsay, Mike Grady, Hilda Braid
Just Good Friends (1983–1986)
Comedy
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The series followed the wavering relationship between two ex-lovers, Penny Warrender, a secretary for an advertising firm, and Vincent Pinner, an ex ice cream salesman turned turf ... See full summary »

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It Ain't Half Hot Mum (1974–1981)
Comedy | War
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The comic adventures of a group of misfits who form an extremely bad concert party touring the hot and steamy jungles of Burma entertaining the troops during World War II.

Stars: Windsor Davies, Melvyn Hayes, Donald Hewlett
Omnibus (1967–2003)
Documentary | Biography | Music
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Arts documentary series with concerts and experimental dramatizations.

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Brush Strokes (1986–1991)
Comedy
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Jacko is a house painter who "appreciates" women. He sees the best in each one of them and they in turn, like him. Will he find true love? Will he settle down as he gets older?

Stars: Karl Howman, Mike Walling, Jackie Lye
This Is Your Life (1955–2003)
Documentary | Biography
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The UK version of the popular US show. Eamonn Andrews (later Michael Aspel) surprises celebrities by presenting them with the Big Red Book before taking them into the studio to tell viewers... See full summary »

Stars: Eamonn Andrews, Michael Aspel, Eric Sykes
Drama
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A biopic about the eminent composer Sir Arnold Bax.

Director: Ken Russell
Stars: Alan Arthur, Hetty Baynes, Maurice Bush
Biography | Comedy | Drama
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Piano teacher Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky struggles against his homosexuality by marrying, but unfortunately he chooses a nymphomaniac whom he cannot satisfy.

Director: Ken Russell
Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Glenda Jackson, Max Adrian
Comedy | Musical | Romance
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When the leading lady of a low-budget musical revue sprains her ankle, the assistant stage manager is forced to understudy and perform in her place, becoming a star and finding love in the process.

Director: Ken Russell
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Lisztomania (1975)
Biography | Comedy | Music
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Composer and pianist Franz Liszt (Roger Daltrey) attempts to overcome his hedonistic life-style while repeatedly being drawn back into it by the many women in his life and fellow composer Richard Wagner (Paul Nicholas).

Director: Ken Russell
Stars: Roger Daltrey, Sara Kestelman, Paul Nicholas
The Rainbow (1989)
Action | Drama | Romance
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A young woman deals in her own personal way with the trials of adolescence and young adulthood in early 1900s England.

Director: Ken Russell
Stars: Sammi Davis, Amanda Donohoe, Paul McGann
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Melvyn Bragg ...  Himself - Presenter / ... 181 episodes, 1978-2018
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ITV's long-running arts series presented by Melvyn Bragg.

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UK

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English

Release Date:

14 January 1978 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

サウスバンク・ショーのテーマ See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In 2017, Melvyn Bragg said he had 17 or 18 regrets about the series. He said one of his regrets was that they never did a programme on Paul Robeson. See more »

Connections

Follows Aquarius (1970) See more »

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Real, raw, and worth seeing
25 November 2012 | by feldman-carlaSee all my reviews

While I normally avoid films with tragedy, and have never written a film review, I highly recommend this film. I was privileged to attend its screening in Los Angeles this week, and Gregori Martin has succeeded in conveying the emotion, lifestyle, true events and tragedy that befell the life of his young cousin in the New York Puerto Rican community that both nurtured and unraveled a young and promising life. Although I tend toward the light plotted-romantic comedy, this film spoke to me. I hope others get the opportunity to know the true story, and see the brilliant contributions that were made by all who contributed to its making.


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