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Francine Stock is joined by historian Ian Christie and film composer Neil Brand to explore the enduring appeal of the silent era.

Tipped for Oscar success and opening this week in the UK, The Artist is a film with almost no dialogue and which chronicles the transition from silent to talkies. We hear from its director Michel Hazanavicius.

As a child actor Diana Serra Carey appeared in hundreds of shorts and features between 1920 and 1924 as 'Baby Peggy'. Now 93 she looks back as one of the last surviving stars of the era.

Producer: Craig Smith.

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New Year's Day 2012 23:00
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