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Knights of Classic Drama at the BBC

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The first of two programmes showcasing archive footage of some of Britain's most acclaimed acting legends appearing in BBC drama at early stages of their careers. The first programme features Michael Caine in a rare Shakespearean role, Ben Kingsley, Ian McKellen, Derek Jacobi and Michael Gambon, as well as behind the scenes footage of famous series including War and Peace, the Mayor of Casterbridge and the Singing Detective. Narrated by David Tennant.

Cast & Crew

Narrator David Tennant
Executive Producer Mike Poole
Producer Andrew Hall
Series Producer William Naylor


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