Alan Yentob

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Cracked Actor (1975)

The documentary depicts Bowie on tour in Los Angeles, using a mixture of documentary sequences filmed in limousines and hotels, and concert footage. Most of the concert footage was taken from a show at the Los Angeles Universal Amphitheatre on 2 September 1974. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Yentob
CAST:  David Bowie

The documentary depicts Bowie on tour in Los Angeles, using a mixture of documentary sequences filmed in limousines and hotels, and concert footage. Most of the concert footage was taken from a show at the Los Angeles Universal Amphitheatre on 2 September 1974. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Yentob
CAST:  David Bowie

Rio 50 Degrees: Carry on CaRIOca (2014)

A look at Rio's cultural, political and technical revolutions since the 1970s to 2011  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julien Temple
CAST:  Carmen Miranda  •  Paulo Lins  •  Alan Yentob  •  Narcisa Tamborindeguy

A look at Rio's cultural, political and technical revolutions since the 1970s to 2011  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julien Temple
CAST:  Carmen Miranda  •  Paulo Lins  •  Alan Yentob  •  Narcisa Tamborindeguy

The Seven Killings of Marlon James (2016)

2015 was a momentous year for novelist Marlon James. He became the first Jamaican writer to win the Man Booker prize for his magisterial novel A Brief History of Seven Killings, about the events surrounding the attempted assassination of Bob Marley and their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Colette Camden
CAST:  Marlon James  •  Alan Yentob

2015 was a momentous year for novelist Marlon James. He became the first Jamaican writer to win the Man Booker prize for his magisterial novel A Brief History of Seven Killings, about the events surrounding the attempted assassination of Bob Marley and their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Colette Camden
CAST:  Marlon James  •  Alan Yentob

One Night In 2012 (2016)

Co-produced by Rogan Productions and BBC Studios. London. The Summer of 2012. As rehearsals take place in a rainy Dagenham car park, Director Danny Boyle reveals a glimpse of his Opening Ceremony to the press. Some denounce it as the “Tellytubby Olympics” - others ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Angie Mason
CAST:  Alan Yentob  •  Danny Boyle  •  Sebastian Coe  •  Tracey Seaward

Co-produced by Rogan Productions and BBC Studios. London. The Summer of 2012. As rehearsals take place in a rainy Dagenham car park, Director Danny Boyle reveals a glimpse of his Opening Ceremony to the press. Some denounce it as the “Tellytubby Olympics” - others ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Angie Mason
CAST:  Alan Yentob  •  Danny Boyle  •  Sebastian Coe  •  Tracey Seaward

Shylock's Ghost (2015)

As Man Booker Prize-winning writer Howard Jacobson retells The Merchant of Venice, 400 years after Shakespeare’s death, he travels with Alan Yentob to the ghetto in Venice to explore Shakespeare's most performed play - and in particular the character of the most ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Colette Camden
CAST:  Howard Jacobson  •  Alan Yentob  •  Antony Sher  •  Reg E. Cathey

As Man Booker Prize-winning writer Howard Jacobson retells The Merchant of Venice, 400 years after Shakespeare’s death, he travels with Alan Yentob to the ghetto in Venice to explore Shakespeare's most performed play - and in particular the character of the most ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Colette Camden
CAST:  Howard Jacobson  •  Alan Yentob  •  Antony Sher  •  Reg E. Cathey

Mel Brooks Strikes Back! (2012)

Mel Brooks appears on stage with Alan Yentob, the creative director for the BBC, at the Geffen Theatre in California to review his extensive career as a writer, director, actor, producer, composer comedian, as well as his failed ballet dancing career. This special ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Mel Brooks  •  Alan Yentob

Mel Brooks appears on stage with Alan Yentob, the creative director for the BBC, at the Geffen Theatre in California to review his extensive career as a writer, director, actor, producer, composer comedian, as well as his failed ballet dancing career. This special ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Mel Brooks  •  Alan Yentob

A Wild Sheep Chase: In Search of Haruki Murakami (2008)

A 2008 documentary about Japanese author Haruki Murakami  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Alan Yentob

A 2008 documentary about Japanese author Haruki Murakami  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Alan Yentob

Yusuf Islam: A Few Good Songs (2007)

This insightful biography tells the story of legendary singer/songwriter Yusuf Islam, previously known as Cat Stevens, as he celebrates his return to the music industry and the release of his first album in almost 30 years.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Yentob
CAST:  Cat Stevens

This insightful biography tells the story of legendary singer/songwriter Yusuf Islam, previously known as Cat Stevens, as he celebrates his return to the music industry and the release of his first album in almost 30 years.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Yentob
CAST:  Cat Stevens

Rachel Whiteread: Ghost in the Room (2017)

An intimate portrait of British sculptor Rachel Whiteread as she unpacks her life's work for a major retrospective at Tate Britain in London. Her work explores themes of memory and absence, casting sculptural forms from familiar domestic objects small and large, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Morag Tinto
CAST:  Alan Yentob  •  Rachel Whiteread  •  Tracey Emin

An intimate portrait of British sculptor Rachel Whiteread as she unpacks her life's work for a major retrospective at Tate Britain in London. Her work explores themes of memory and absence, casting sculptural forms from familiar domestic objects small and large, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Morag Tinto
CAST:  Alan Yentob  •  Rachel Whiteread  •  Tracey Emin

The One and Only Mike Leigh (2014)

In a revealing documentary, Mike Leigh, director of Secrets & Lies, Vera Drake and Abigail's Party among many others, talks to Alan Yentob about a unique body of work and a lifelong struggle to make films on his own terms. On day one of a Mike Leigh film, there ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jude Ho
CAST:  Mike Leigh  •  Alan Yentob  •  Marion Bailey  •  Jim Broadbent

In a revealing documentary, Mike Leigh, director of Secrets & Lies, Vera Drake and Abigail's Party among many others, talks to Alan Yentob about a unique body of work and a lifelong struggle to make films on his own terms. On day one of a Mike Leigh film, there ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jude Ho
CAST:  Mike Leigh  •  Alan Yentob  •  Marion Bailey  •  Jim Broadbent

Jo Brand: No Holds Barred (2019)

Alan Yentob looks into the life of comedian Jo Brand, marking a diverse career which began in 1980s stand-up comedy and has moved through writing, performing and presenting.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Katy Homan
CAST:  Alan Yentob  •  Jo Brand

Alan Yentob looks into the life of comedian Jo Brand, marking a diverse career which began in 1980s stand-up comedy and has moved through writing, performing and presenting.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Katy Homan
CAST:  Alan Yentob  •  Jo Brand

Mel Brooks: Unwrapped (2018)

At the age of 91, Mel Brooks is unstoppable, with his musical Young Frankenstein opening to great critical acclaim in London in late 2017. Alan Yentob visits Mel at home in Hollywood, at work and at play.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Yentob
CAST:  Alan Yentob  •  Mel Brooks

At the age of 91, Mel Brooks is unstoppable, with his musical Young Frankenstein opening to great critical acclaim in London in late 2017. Alan Yentob visits Mel at home in Hollywood, at work and at play.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Yentob
CAST:  Alan Yentob  •  Mel Brooks

Olafur Eliasson: Miracles of Rare Device (2019)

Olafur Eliasson has been pushing the limits of the sublime and the spectacular in his art for almost 30 years. From his monumental installation, The Weather Project, in Tate Modern's Turbine Hall in 2003 to his recent interventions in climate change and global ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John O'Rourke
CAST:  Ólafur Eliasson  •  Alan Yentob

Olafur Eliasson has been pushing the limits of the sublime and the spectacular in his art for almost 30 years. From his monumental installation, The Weather Project, in Tate Modern's Turbine Hall in 2003 to his recent interventions in climate change and global ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John O'Rourke
CAST:  Ólafur Eliasson  •  Alan Yentob

Edna O'Brien: Fearful... and Fearless (2019)

Edna O’Brien is one of the greatest literary talents and rule breakers of her generation. In 1960, her revolutionary debut novel, The Country Girls, broke down social and sexual barriers for women and was subsequently banned in her native country of Ireland. The ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Katy Homan
CAST:  Alan Yentob  •  Edna O'Brien

Edna O’Brien is one of the greatest literary talents and rule breakers of her generation. In 1960, her revolutionary debut novel, The Country Girls, broke down social and sexual barriers for women and was subsequently banned in her native country of Ireland. The ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Katy Homan
CAST:  Alan Yentob  •  Edna O'Brien

Philip Pullman: Angels and Daemons (2018)

Alan Yentob spends time with Philip Pullman in Oxford, discovering how the ex-teacher became an acclaimed author of fantasy fiction and an outspoken critic of organised religion.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Katy Homan
CAST:  Alan Yentob  •  Philip Pullman

Alan Yentob spends time with Philip Pullman in Oxford, discovering how the ex-teacher became an acclaimed author of fantasy fiction and an outspoken critic of organised religion.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Katy Homan
CAST:  Alan Yentob  •  Philip Pullman

Mike Leigh: Making Plays (1982)

Writer and Director Mike Leigh discusses the techniques used to create his plays.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Mike Leigh  •  Eric Allan  •  Marion Bailey  •  Brenda Blethyn

Writer and Director Mike Leigh discusses the techniques used to create his plays.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Mike Leigh  •  Eric Allan  •  Marion Bailey  •  Brenda Blethyn

Fantastic Mr. Dahl (2005)

Documentary about author Roald Dahl, produced for the British television series Imagine.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Bridcut
CAST:  Roald Dahl  •  Patricia Neal  •  Liz Attenborough  •  Alan Yentob

Documentary about author Roald Dahl, produced for the British television series Imagine.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Bridcut
CAST:  Roald Dahl  •  Patricia Neal  •  Liz Attenborough  •  Alan Yentob

A Picture of the Painter Howard Hodgkin (2006)

Alan Yentob takes the artist Howard Hodgkin away from his Bloomsbury studio to India to discover more about his works and what inspires him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Parsons
CAST:  Alan Yentob  •  Howard Hodgkin

Alan Yentob takes the artist Howard Hodgkin away from his Bloomsbury studio to India to discover more about his works and what inspires him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Parsons
CAST:  Alan Yentob  •  Howard Hodgkin

Oliver Sacks: Tales of Music and the Brain (2008)

Alan Yentob talks to Dr. Oliver Sacks about his latest book 'Musicophila: Tales of Music and the Brain' which deals with the power of music and how it helps those with extreme neurological conditions, and meets some extraordinary people overcame their conditions ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Louise Lockwood
CAST:  Alan Yentob  •  Oliver Sacks

Alan Yentob talks to Dr. Oliver Sacks about his latest book 'Musicophila: Tales of Music and the Brain' which deals with the power of music and how it helps those with extreme neurological conditions, and meets some extraordinary people overcame their conditions ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Louise Lockwood
CAST:  Alan Yentob  •  Oliver Sacks

The Year of Anish Kapoor (2009)

Alan Yentob meets one of Britain's most accomplished and popular sculptors, Anish Kapoor, known for his audacious works of staggering complexity and scale.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matthew Springford
CAST:  Anish Kapoor  •  Alan Yentob

Alan Yentob meets one of Britain's most accomplished and popular sculptors, Anish Kapoor, known for his audacious works of staggering complexity and scale.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matthew Springford
CAST:  Anish Kapoor  •  Alan Yentob
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