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Bakewell at the BBC

A glorious romp through 50 years of little-seen archive in which Joan Bakewell brings back to life the biggest stars of arts and entertainment, stage and screen. A trailblazing interviewer in a mini-skirt, Joan fearlessly confronts the most self-important and pompous and keeps her dignity. See her joust with Sir Robin Day, flirt with Sir Kenneth Clark of Civilisation fame and keep her end up with Bette Davis. From Arthur Askey to Nelson Mandela, from Bing Crosby to Jacob Bronowski, these are some of the finest moments in the BBC archive. And worth watching simply for the frocks.

Release date:

1 hour

Last on

Thu 18 Apr 2013 01:45


Role Contributor
PresenterJoan Bakewell
ProducerGeorgina Leslie
DirectorGeorgina Leslie
Executive ProducerBasil Comely