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BBC Documentaries

Season 1973 1973

  • 1973-07-20T20:00:00Z on BBC
  • 60 mins
  • 4 hours, 0 mins (4 episodes)
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Documentary, Special Interest

Documentaries produced by or for the BBC.

5 episodes

1973x01 The Angry Brigade

  • Season Premiere

    1973-07-20T20:00:00Z — 60 mins

Britain's first armed urban guerrilla group emerged in the early 1970s and came to prominence with the discovery of a bomb at the high security Paddington Green Police Station. Based on the book by the script writer, the film tells the story of the group's rise and fall through interviews with police and group members.

1973x02 Metro-land with John Betjeman

  • 1973-02-26T21:00:00Z — 60 mins

John Betjeman's meditation on the residential suburbs which grew up alongside the Metropolitan Line, the first steam underground in the world.

A documentary detailing the production of Elton John's "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" LP featuring footage from the recording session in France, interviews, and concert footage.

1973x04 Hells Angels

  • 1973-02-05T21:00:00Z — 60 mins

BBC documentary following a UK chapter of the Hells Angels motorcycle club.

1973x05 The Big Screen

  • 1973-02-20T21:00:00Z — 60 mins

Two of Britain's leading film directors - John Schlesinger and Gerald Thomas - share the anxiety, hopes and risks experienced by those involved with the movie industry. The Big Screen follows the production of four British films: the eighth James Bond film Live and Let Die, The Optimists of Nine Elms, science fiction-thriller The Final Programme and The 14. Actors Peter Sellers, David Hemmings, Jon Finch, Roger Moore and Jenny Runacre are among those seen at work