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The Essay - Praising Powell and Pressburger - 3. A Matter of Life and Death

The Rev Richard Coles discusses heaven and hell in the classic 1946 film by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, A Matter of Life and Death.

Continuing the Sound of Cinema season, the Rev Richard Coles ponders heaven and hell in the classic 1946 Powell and Pressburger film A Matter of Life and Death, starring David Niven.

Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, together known as The Archers, were one of the most influential and audacious film-makers of the 1930s and 40s. Their groundbreaking works include: 'The Red Shoes', 'The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp', 'A Matter of Life and Death' and 'Black Narcissus'.

The Rev Richard Coles is a cleric and broadcaster. Producer: Justine Willett.

  • Broadcast on BBC Radio 3, 10:45PM Wed, 25 Sep 2013
  • Available until 12:00AM Thu, 1 Jan 2099
  • First broadcast BBC Radio 3, 10:45PM Wed, 25 Sep 2013
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  • Duration 15 minutes

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