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Richard E. Grant On... Ealing Comedies

Gold documentary about Ealing Studios. 3 episodes (1 series) in 2016. Features Richard E. Grant.

Episode 3 is repeated on Sunday at 2:20am.

Series 1

Richard E. Grant On... Ealing Comedies. Image shows from L to R: Michael Palin, Richard E. Grant. Copyright: Phil McIntyre Entertainment.

1. Passport To Success

First broadcast: Sunday 18th September 2016

Richard traces the history of Ealing Studios, from the Silent Films made at the turn of the century, to the Music Hall comedies of the 30s and a film from the 40s that brought the phrase 'an Ealing Comedy' into the national lexicon - Passport To Pimlico.

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Richard E. Grant On... Ealing Comedies. Image shows from L to R: Richard E. Grant, Miriam Margolyes. Copyright: Phil McIntyre Entertainment.

2. Kind Hearts And Accolades

First broadcast: Sunday 25th September 2016

Richard looks at Ealing's golden years, comedy films that were produced almost back to back, which gave Ealing its rightful place in British comedy history. The Lavender Hill Mob, Kind Hearts And Coronets and The Man In The White Suit are all discussed as Richard celebrates the very best of Ealing.

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Richard E. Grant On... Ealing Comedies. Image shows from L to R: Richard E. Grant, Hayley Mills. Copyright: Phil McIntyre Entertainment.

3. Killer Jokes

First broadcast: Sunday 2nd October 2016

In this episode Richard looks at one of the steamiest comedies to date, The Titfield Thunderbolt, a proper comedy about trains, and explores the story behind one of Ealing's most famous films, The Ladykillers, and why it continues to inspire again and again.

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