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Friday 24 July 2009

Sylvia Syms discusses her adventures in motion pictures. League Of Gentlemen member, writer and actor Mark Gatiss presents his alternative guide to British cinema. Jane Graham on the the thin line between love and hate in modern romantic comedies.


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    Sylvia Syms discusses her adventures in motion pictures.

  • Sylvia Syms

    Ice Cold in Alex and Victim are both out on DVD; Flame in the Streets and The World Ten Times Over can both be viewed at the BFI mediatheques in London and Derby. Sylvia Syms’ latest film Is Anybody There is out on DVD in September.

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    Mark Gatiss’ Alternative Guide To British Cinema

    Over the next six weeks the writer, actor and League Of Gentlemen member picks neglected classics from six decades of British cinema.

  • They Drive By Night

    This “hard-boiled thriller with a slightly runny yolk” stars Emlyn Williams and Ernest Thesiger and is Mark’s forgotten gem from the 30s
    You can watch this film at the BFI library for research purposes. Find out how you can apply via the link below.

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    The Proposal is in cinemas, cert 12A.

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