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Book of the Week, Olivier Episode guide

  1. Episode 5

    5/5 A hit at the Royal Court leads Olivier to Joan Plowright - and to the National Theatre.

    First broadcast: 08 Nov 2013

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  2. Episode 4

    4/5 Olivier's tenure running the Old Vic is a great success but comes to an abrupt end.

    First broadcast: 07 Nov 2013

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  3. Episode 3

    3/5 As war threatens Europe, Olivier makes his film breakthrough, with a very timely Henry V.

    First broadcast: 06 Nov 2013

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  4. Episode 2

    2/5 Olivier begins his stellar rise in the London theatre, but has less success in Hollywood.

    First broadcast: 05 Nov 2013

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  5. Episode 1

    1/5 Young Laurence Olivier shows early promise at school and enters the acting profession.

    First broadcast: 04 Nov 2013

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