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  1. Britons at War 3 (2001)

    aka: Welcome to Britain, A

    Subject
    History; Media studies; Sociology
    Distribution
    Sale, VHS (PAL, 60 minutes), £14.99 (inclusive)

    A WELCOME TO BRITAIN was made to explain funny money, warm beer, driving on the wrong side of the road, and other British customs to apprehensive young GIs arriving in war-time Britain. Starring Burgess...

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  2. Taming of the Shrew, The (1949 Radio)

    Series
    Theatre Guild on the Air
    Director
    Homer Fickett

    Radio adaptation of The Taming of the Shrew. Directed by Homer Fickett with Burgess Meredith as Petruchio and Joyce Redman as Katherina.

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  3. Over Paid, Over-Sexed and over Here

    Subject
    History; Social Studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 90 minutes), £19.99

    " Paid, Over-sexed and Over Here" contains two films made to welcome US troops to Britain in 1943. "A Welcome to Britain" features Burgess Meredith, Beatrice Lillie and Bob Hope. "Letter from Ulster"...

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  4. Today Show, The [25/08/1967] (1967 Television)

    Series
    Today Show, The

    US morning news and talk show. Barbara Walters and Burgess Meredith interview Joseph Papp and Gerald Freeman. Includes in-studio performances from the New York Shakespeare Festival’s production of Titus...

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  5. Afterglow, The: A Tribute to Robert Frost (1989)

    Subject
    English language and literature
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 NTSC, 35 minutes), $29.95 ($89.95 institutional rate)

    Burgess Meredith reads a selection of Robert Frost’s verse recreates some of Frost’s best verse, setting it in perspective with commentary on the poet’s life and work.

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  6. Hamlet (1937 Radio)

    Series
    Columbia Shakespeare Cycle
    Director
    Brewster Morgan

    Radio broadcast of the play directed and adapted by Brewster Morgan with Burgess Meredith as Hamlet.

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  7. Forgotten Village, The (1941)

    Director
    Alexander Hammid; Herbert Kline
    Subject
    Anthropology; Development studies; Geography; Social Studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 NTSC, 65 minutes), £10.99

    Documentary examining the conflicts between the coming of modernization and the traditional culture of a small Mexican village in the early years of the 20th century. Alexander Hammid, famous for his...

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  8. Shakespeare in Hollywood (1950 Audio)

    Eight sound discs. A compendium of the 60-minute Columbia Shakespeare Cycle of plays broadcast in 1937 starring leading Hollywood actors. Narrated by Conway Turo.

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  9. Tunisian Victory (1943 Video)

    aka: Why we Fight - Tunisian Victory

    Producer
    Roy Boulting; Frank Capra; Hugh Stewart
    Subject
    History
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0, 75 minutes), £15.99

    Official British war film. Covers period from 8th November 1942 to May 1943 - the invasion of North Africa to the fall of Tunis. In 1942 the Allies launched the largest amphibious assault of the war thus far...

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  10. King Lear (1987 Film)

    Director
    Jean-Luc Godard
    Producer
    Menahem Golan; Yoram Globus

    Feature film version of the play. Widely criticised and a commercial failure, the film was received as an interesting deconstruction or completely unintelligible according to taste. The film makes the...

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