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Celia Imrie explores one of the best-loved movie genres - the romantic comedy. With classic interviews from cinematic couples like Doris Day and Rock Hudson and Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks.

Celia Imrie takes a moonlit stroll through the BBC archives to explore one of the best-loved movie genres - the romantic comedy. With classic interviews from cinematic couples like Doris Day and Rock Hudson, Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks, Celia shows how bringing two characters together and adding some laughs can result in the perfect movie formula. She also highlights how the romantic comedy has, over the years, given many fantastic female actors the opportunity to shine over their male co-stars and looks at the ‘Hugh’ factor, and the impact of Richard Curtis’s Four Weddings and a Funeral on Hollywood romance in the 21st century.

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43 minutes

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Saturday 16:40

Music Played

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

  • 00:18

    Gene Autry

    Back In The Saddle Again (78Rpm Version)

Credits

Role Contributor
Narrator Celia Imrie
Producer Simon Catt
Series Producer Simon Goretzki

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