Melvyn Bragg

Melvyn Bragg is an English broadcaster, author and parliamentarian. Born on 6 October 1939 in Carlisle The son of Mary Ethel and Stanley Bragg He was given the name Melvyn by his mother after she saw the actor Melvyn Douglas at a local cinema. Bragg began his career in 1961 as a general trainee at the BBC.

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The Tall Guy (1989)

An American actor in England tries to find love and work.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mel Smith
CAST:  Jeff Goldblum  •  Emma Thompson  •  Rowan Atkinson  •  Geraldine James

An American actor in England tries to find love and work.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mel Smith
CAST:  Jeff Goldblum  •  Emma Thompson  •  Rowan Atkinson  •  Geraldine James

The Kids Are Alright (1979)

Through concert performances and interviews, this film offers us an "inside look" at this famous rock group, "The Who". It captures their zany craziness and outrageous antics from the initial formation of the group to its major hit "Who Are You", and features the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Stein
CAST:  Roger Daltrey  •  John Entwistle  •  Pete Townshend  •  Keith Moon

Through concert performances and interviews, this film offers us an "inside look" at this famous rock group, "The Who". It captures their zany craziness and outrageous antics from the initial formation of the group to its major hit "Who Are You", and features the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Stein
CAST:  Roger Daltrey  •  John Entwistle  •  Pete Townshend  •  Keith Moon

Bernard and the Genie (1991)

Bernard Bottle, a mild mannered art buyer, is fired by his greedy boss, abandoned by his girlfriend and discovers a genie in an old bottle. The genie immediately embraces the modern world and helps Bernard on the side.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Weiland
CAST:  Lenny Henry  •  Alan Cumming  •  Rowan Atkinson  •  John Gabriel

Bernard Bottle, a mild mannered art buyer, is fired by his greedy boss, abandoned by his girlfriend and discovers a genie in an old bottle. The genie immediately embraces the modern world and helps Bernard on the side.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Weiland
CAST:  Lenny Henry  •  Alan Cumming  •  Rowan Atkinson  •  John Gabriel

Roy Lichtenstein (1991)

In this documentary Roy Lichtenstein is interviewed and discusses his life and art work, what influenced him, where his ideas came from, how his art adapted and how and why it changed over time. He discusses the Pop Art movement, a bit, mostly how he was one of a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Hunt
CAST:  Roy Lichtenstein  •  Melvyn Bragg  •  William Overgard

In this documentary Roy Lichtenstein is interviewed and discusses his life and art work, what influenced him, where his ideas came from, how his art adapted and how and why it changed over time. He discusses the Pop Art movement, a bit, mostly how he was one of a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Hunt
CAST:  Roy Lichtenstein  •  Melvyn Bragg  •  William Overgard

The South Bank Show: Michael Powell (1986)

Documentary about British film director Michael Powell  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Hinton
CAST:  Melvyn Bragg  •  Michael Powell

Documentary about British film director Michael Powell  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Hinton
CAST:  Melvyn Bragg  •  Michael Powell

Sir Norbert Smith, a Life (1989)

a spoof TV documentary film (a "mockumentary") charting the life and career of the fictitious British actor Sir Norbert Smith.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Harry Enfield  •  Melvyn Bragg

a spoof TV documentary film (a "mockumentary") charting the life and career of the fictitious British actor Sir Norbert Smith.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Harry Enfield  •  Melvyn Bragg

Muse of Fire (2013)

Funny, passionate, exciting, and smart: ‘Muse Of Fire’ will change the way you feel about Shakespeare forever. This unique feature documentary follows two actors, Giles Terera and Dan Poole, as they travel the world to find out everything they can about tackling ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dan Poole  •  Giles Terera
CAST:  Ian McKellen  •  Judi Dench  •  Mark Rylance  •  Ralph Fiennes

Funny, passionate, exciting, and smart: ‘Muse Of Fire’ will change the way you feel about Shakespeare forever. This unique feature documentary follows two actors, Giles Terera and Dan Poole, as they travel the world to find out everything they can about tackling ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dan Poole  •  Giles Terera
CAST:  Ian McKellen  •  Judi Dench  •  Mark Rylance  •  Ralph Fiennes

Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach (2016)

A surprisingly candid behind-the-scenes account of the career of Ken Loach, one of Britain’s most celebrated and controversial filmmakers, as he prepares to release his final major film I, Daniel Blake.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Louise Osmond
CAST:  Ken Loach  •  Tony Garnett  •  Nell Dunn  •  Tony Selby

A surprisingly candid behind-the-scenes account of the career of Ken Loach, one of Britain’s most celebrated and controversial filmmakers, as he prepares to release his final major film I, Daniel Blake.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Louise Osmond
CAST:  Ken Loach  •  Tony Garnett  •  Nell Dunn  •  Tony Selby

Life Beyond the Box: Norman Stanley Fletcher (2003)

Spoof documentary looking at the life of Normal Stanley Fletcher, the star of 1970s sitcom Porridge played by Ronnie Barker. Featuring fictional footage and interviews with the character's family, friends and associates, the film documents Fletcher's chequered career.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Ronnie Barker  •  Patricia Brake  •  Bill Nighy  •  Peter Vaughan

Spoof documentary looking at the life of Normal Stanley Fletcher, the star of 1970s sitcom Porridge played by Ronnie Barker. Featuring fictional footage and interviews with the character's family, friends and associates, the film documents Fletcher's chequered career.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Ronnie Barker  •  Patricia Brake  •  Bill Nighy  •  Peter Vaughan

JB: A Portrait of Sir John Barbirolli (1965)

Interviews with and performance footage of conductor Sir John Barbirolli  (more)

DIRECTION:  Melvyn Bragg
CAST:  John Barbirolli  •  Evelyn Barbirolli  •  Huw Wheldon

Interviews with and performance footage of conductor Sir John Barbirolli  (more)

DIRECTION:  Melvyn Bragg
CAST:  John Barbirolli  •  Evelyn Barbirolli  •  Huw Wheldon

The South Bank Show: Roman Polanski (1980)

A documentary first presented on the South Bank Show in 1980 about the career of film director Roman Polanski.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Bee
CAST:  Roman Polanski  •  Melvyn Bragg

A documentary first presented on the South Bank Show in 1980 about the career of film director Roman Polanski.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Bee
CAST:  Roman Polanski  •  Melvyn Bragg

The South Bank Show: William Golding (1980)

Interview with the British author, William Golding.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  William Golding  •  Melvyn Bragg

Interview with the British author, William Golding.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  William Golding  •  Melvyn Bragg

The South Bank Show: The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981)

1981 episode of London Weekend Television's The South Bank Show examines the film and features interviews with novelist John Fowles, screenwriter Harold Pinter, and director Karel Reisz  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Snell
CAST:  Melvyn Bragg  •  Karel Reisz  •  Harold Pinter  •  John Fowles

1981 episode of London Weekend Television's The South Bank Show examines the film and features interviews with novelist John Fowles, screenwriter Harold Pinter, and director Karel Reisz  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Snell
CAST:  Melvyn Bragg  •  Karel Reisz  •  Harold Pinter  •  John Fowles

The South Bank Show: Bob Fosse (1981)

Interview with director/choreographer Bob Fosse, first shown on British television.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Bob Fosse  •  Melvyn Bragg

Interview with director/choreographer Bob Fosse, first shown on British television.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Bob Fosse  •  Melvyn Bragg

Ermanno Olmi: The Roots of the Tree (1981)

Documentary about Italian film director Ermanno Olmi, with emphasis on "The Tree of Wooden Clogs".  (more)

DIRECTION:  Geoff Dunlop
CAST:  Ermanno Olmi  •  Melvyn Bragg

Documentary about Italian film director Ermanno Olmi, with emphasis on "The Tree of Wooden Clogs".  (more)

DIRECTION:  Geoff Dunlop
CAST:  Ermanno Olmi  •  Melvyn Bragg

The South Bank Show: Local Hero (1983)

A documentary about the making of Bill Forsyth's 1983 film LOCAL HERO  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nigel Wattis
CAST:  Bill Forsyth  •  Burt Lancaster  •  David Puttnam  •  Melvyn Bragg

A documentary about the making of Bill Forsyth's 1983 film LOCAL HERO  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nigel Wattis
CAST:  Bill Forsyth  •  Burt Lancaster  •  David Puttnam  •  Melvyn Bragg

David Lean: A Life in Film (1985)

A documentary video that profiles the life of David Lean, the director of Doctor Zhivago and Lawrence of Arabia.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nigel Wattis
CAST:  David Lean  •  Ronald Neame  •  Omar Sharif  •  Alec Guinness

A documentary video that profiles the life of David Lean, the director of Doctor Zhivago and Lawrence of Arabia.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nigel Wattis
CAST:  David Lean  •  Ronald Neame  •  Omar Sharif  •  Alec Guinness

Bernardo Bertolucci and the Making of The Last Emperor (1988)

Documentary about the making of the film first presented on the British television series "The South Bank Show".  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Hinton
CAST:  Bernardo Bertolucci  •  Melvyn Bragg  •  Peter O'Toole  •  John Lone

Documentary about the making of the film first presented on the British television series "The South Bank Show".  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Hinton
CAST:  Bernardo Bertolucci  •  Melvyn Bragg  •  Peter O'Toole  •  John Lone

The South Bank Show: Terence Davies (1992)

Television documentary about British film director Terence Davies and his film "The Long Day Closes."  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Jenkins
CAST:  Terence Davies  •  Melvyn Bragg

Television documentary about British film director Terence Davies and his film "The Long Day Closes."  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Jenkins
CAST:  Terence Davies  •  Melvyn Bragg

The Making of Sgt. Pepper (1992)

This was an official documentary shown on television featuring George Martin taking us through the album tracks and Paul, George and Ringo giving us their memories of the sessions. The Making Of Sgt. Pepper was transmitted in the UK on ITV on 14th June 1992 and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Benson
CAST:  George Martin  •  Paul McCartney  •  George Harrison  •  Ringo Starr

This was an official documentary shown on television featuring George Martin taking us through the album tracks and Paul, George and Ringo giving us their memories of the sessions. The Making Of Sgt. Pepper was transmitted in the UK on ITV on 14th June 1992 and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Benson
CAST:  George Martin  •  Paul McCartney  •  George Harrison  •  Ringo Starr
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