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Biography of Cardinal Basil Hume

Biography of Cardinal Basil Hume
Interview; Documentary; Music; Advertisement; Special
TX Date
25 Feb 1981
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Television biography of Cardinal Basil Hume by Thames Television. Chronicles his path from schoolboy through monk, teacher and Abbot to Archbishop and looks at his work in the Catholic community today, in Britain and abroad. Speaking are: Cardinal Basil Hume; Patrick O’Donoghue; one of Cardinal Hume’s former teachers, Father Martin Haigh; colleague Father Brendan Smyth; a former student; Times political editor Hugo Young; his advisor Monsignor George Leonard; Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Robert Runcie; Le Monde journalist Alan Woodrow; colleague Monsignor Bruce Kent. Also includes actuality of cardinal meeting people and taking services; music throughout; and advertisements. Male presenter not identified.
Basil Hume; Bruce Kent; Thames Television; George Leonard; Patrick O’Donoghue; Martin Haigh; Brendan Smyth; Hugo Young
Popes; Pope John Paul II; Education; Basil Hume; Smoking; Archbishops; Teachers; Fundraising; Roman Catholicism; Clergy; Marriage; Career development; Religious groups; Schools; Television programmes; Roman Catholics; Sexual behaviour; Television documentaries; Occupations; Church services; Oxford University; Childhood; Religious leaders; Cardinals; Prayer; Pastoral counselling; Monks; Ecumenicalism; Occupational status; University of Fribourg; St. Thomas Aquinas; Dioceses; Decision making

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