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Brief Encounter

To mark the 70th anniversary of Brief Encounter, Francine Stock asks why it still makes grown men and women weep despite the restrained passions, clipped accents and various parodies. She enlists the help of fans Moira Buffini, Matthew Sweet, Thomas Dixon, Neil Brand and Antonia Quirke.

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28 minutes

Be transported back to the time of Brief Encounter with BFI LOVE

Be transported back to the time of Brief Encounter with BFI LOVE
Dates and locations of The Big LOVE Tea Dances here

Ronald Neame at his Hollywood house in 2006

Ronald Neame at his Hollywood house in 2006

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Francine Stock
Interviewed Guest Moira Buffini
Interviewed Guest Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest Thomas Dixon
Interviewed Guest Neil Brand
Interviewed Guest Antonia Quirke

Broadcasts

The Scary Film Quiz

The Scary Film Quiz

Can you figure out the scary film's name from just a brief description of a famous scene?

The Ridley Tricky Alien Quiz

The Ridley Tricky Alien Quiz

In space, no one can hear you get all the answers wrong.

Mars in the Movies Quiz

Mars in the Movies Quiz

How well do you know the films featuring the red planet?

Try our First Lines Quiz

Try our First Lines Quiz

How well do you know the opening lines to iconic films? Test your knowledge here.

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