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Nothing Like a Dame

A chance to hang out with Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Joan Plowright and enjoy sparkling conversation spliced with a raft of astonishing archive.

Together, they are 342 years old. They are in their seventh decade of cutting-edge, epoch-defining performances on stage and on screen. Funny, smart, sharp, competitive, tearful, hilarious, savage, clever, caustic, cool, gorgeous, poignant, irreverent, iconic, old... and unbelievably young.

Special friends, special women and special dames - and this special film is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to hang out with them all, at the same table, at the same time, and enjoy sparkling and unguarded conversation spliced with a raft of astonishing archive.

Atkins, Dench, Smith, Plowright. The dream dame team. Don't miss it.

1 hour, 17 minutes

Last on

Christmas Day 2019 02:30

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:01

    Brian Eno

    Another Green World

  • 00:09

    Ennio Morricone

    While Thinking About Her Again

  • 00:24

    Dario Marianelli, Benjamin Wallfisch

    Curtain

  • 00:34

    Ennio Morricone

    Toto and Alfredo

  • 00:39

    The Rolling Stones

    Not Fade Away

  • 00:43

    Dario Marianelli, Benjamin Wallfisch

    Beyond The Stage

  • 00:45

    Dario Marianelli, Benjamin Wallfisch

    Anna Marches Into A Waltz

  • 00:47

    Dario Marianelli

    Unavoidable

  • 01:15

    The Rolling Stones

    Honky Tonk Women

Credits

Role Contributor
Interviewed Guest Eileen Atkins
Interviewed Guest Judi Dench
Interviewed Guest Maggie Smith
Interviewed Guest Joan Plowright
Director Roger Michell
Producer Sally Angel
Production Company Field Day Productions

Broadcasts