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Joan Bakewell

Dame Joan Bakewell chooses The Leopard

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Journalist and Broadcaster
Presented the BBC's Late Night Line-Up and Heart of the Matter, and Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year. Received DBE in 2008.

The Leopard (1963)

Joan Bakewell chooses the 1963 film The Leopard, directed by Luchino Visconti and starring Claudia Cardinale and Burt Lancaster. Presented by John Wilson.

From the Archive

Claudia Cardinale

Actress Claudia Cardinale remembers working with Luchino Visconti and Burt Lancaster.

From Back Row 17 May 2003 on Radio 4

Burt Lancaster

Biographer Kate Buford describes Lancaster's unconventional career. Plus Gerry Anderson and Lancaster himself.

From Great Lives presented by Humphrey Carpenter 29 Oct 2004 on Radio 4

The Godfather

The Leopard has been called The Godfather's 'cinematic godparent'. Paul Gambaccini explores the history of Coppola's epic trilogy.

From And the Academy Award Goes To

28 Apr 2010 on Radio 4

Bakewell and Pinter

Joan Bakewell talks about her affair and long friendship with Harold Pinter.

From Desert Island Discs 09 Aug 2009 on Radio 4 

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