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Paul Merton's Weird and Wonderful World of Early Cinema

Paul Merton goes in search of the origins of screen comedy in the forgotten world of silent cinema - not in Hollywood, but closer to home in pre-1914 Britain and France.

Revealing the unknown stars and lost masterpieces, he brings to life the pioneering techniques and optical inventiveness of the virtuosos who mastered a new art form. With a playful eye and comic sense of timing, Merton combines the role of presenter and director to recreate the weird and wonderful world that is early European cinema in a series of cinematic experiments of his own.

1 hour

Last on

Fri 22 Mar 2013 00:45

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterPaul Merton
DirectorPaul Merton
ProducerKate Broome
Executive ProducerMichael Poole
WriterPaul Merton
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