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Tempo

Synopsis
ITV’s seminal arts programme, TEMPO ran for eight years through a decade which saw a creative explosion within all aspects of the performing arts. Its fluid style of presentation allowed an almost open-ended remit, enabling it to cover subjects as diverse as cinema, music, dance, photography, writing - and much more besides. At a time when television was being criticised for dumbing down, TEMPO - more than any other series - showed that ITV could indeed go highbrow whilst still remaining populist - a philosophy and outlook that was to continue into the 1970s and beyond with its successors AQUARIUS and The SOUTH BANK SHOW. This two-disc set contains interviews, reportage and features on Jacques Tati, Stan Tracey, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Lee Strasberg, Tom Jones, Orson Welles, Harold Pinter, Charles Eames, Jean Luc-Godard and more. This collection includes a programme featuring psychiatrist R.D. Laing on the effects of LSD which was deemed too controversial to be broadcast at the time.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2013
Subjects
Arts and Humanities; Drama; Film studies; Media studies
Keywords
artists; ballet; drama; Ellington, Duke; film; furniture design; jazz; Laing, R D; LSD; Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1752-1791); photography; Pinter, Harold; Sutherland, Graham; television documentary films; Welles, Orson (1916-1985); architects; Godard, Jean-Luc; Eames, Charles and Ray; Cartier-Bresson, Henri; Tati, Jacques; Strasberg, Lee; Tracey, Stan; La Rue, Danny; Jones, Tom; Seymour, Lynn; Mostel, Zero

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£12.24
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
300 minutes
Year
2013

Sections

Title
Painter at Work: Graham Sutherland

Title
Medium Sized Cage

Title
Menuhin on Music

Title
Harold Pinter

Title
Orson Welles

Title
Guided Tour of Zero Mostel

Title
Tale of Two Talents: Tom Jones and Lynn Seymour

Title
Don’t Let the Wig Fool You Mate!: Danny La Rue

Title
Meet the Duke

Title
Tativille

Title
Jazz in Wonderland

Title
Take a Simple Action

Title
Look at it Again

Distributor

Name

Fremantle Media Enterprises Ltd

Email
videodvd@fremantlemedia.com
Web
http://www.fremantlemedia.com/ External site opens in new window
Name

Network

Email
shop@networkonair.com
Web
http://networkonair.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01992 657707
Address
19-20 Blythe Road
Berghem Mews
Hammersmith
London
W14 0HN
Notes
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