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Episode 255 – In Which We Serve, part 3

Posted in action, drama, war on June 4th, 2013 by admin

As the ship sinks, the crew remembers the beginning of one life and the end of others. Part 3 of 3.

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Bernard Miles @ Wikipedia
Bernard Miles’ monologue “Over the Gate” @ YouTube
MFTB04 – The Smallest Show on Earth, part 1 (correction: it was our third movie)
Leslie Howard @ Wikipedia

Episode 254 – In Which We Serve, part 2

Posted in action, drama, war on May 29th, 2013 by admin

As the survivors keep hanging on, Shorty (John Mills) remembers meeting his beloved and a savage battle that brought shame to one young sailor (Richard Attenborough). Part 2 of 3.

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David Lean Directs Noël Coward @ Turner Classic Movies
Richard Attenborough Biography
Richard Attenborough update and career review @ Daily Mail

Episode 253 – In Which We Serve, part 1

Posted in action, drama, war on May 22nd, 2013 by admin

During World War II, a British battleship is attacked by German dive bombers, leading to the captain (Noël Coward, who wrote the film) and crew to think of their families and lives with the ship. 1942. Part 1 of 3.

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NoelCoward.com
Noël Coward @ Wikipedia

Episode 202 – A Matter of Life and Death, part 3

Posted in comedy, drama, fantasy, romance, war on February 27th, 2012 by admin

During his brain surgery, Peter (David Niven) goes on trial not just for his life, but for his right to love June (Kim Hunter). Part 3 of 3.

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The Powell and Pressburger Pages
A Matter of Life and Death @ Turner Classic Movies
Kim Hunter @ Wikipedia

Episode 201 – A Matter of Life and Death, part 2

Posted in comedy, drama, fantasy, romance, war on February 20th, 2012 by admin

Peter (David Niven) meets June’s friend Frank (Roger Livesey), a village doctor with an expertise in neurology who tries to reconcile the world of Peter’s brain with the Other World where his trial is imminent. Part 2 of 3.

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David Niven @ Wikipedia
David Niven @ BFI
“Stairway to Heaven” trivia @IMDB

Episode 200 – A Matter of Life and Death, part 1

Posted in comedy, drama, fantasy, romance, war on February 13th, 2012 by admin

In World War II, the life of a doomed British airman (David Niven) is saved by mistake, and he falls in love with an American radio operator before the mistake is realized. Part 1 of 3. 1946.

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Original movie from Internet Archive
Movie info from IMDB
Article @ Turner Classic Movies
The BFI 100
Time Out‘s 100 Best British Films: #6
Total Film‘s 50 Greatest British Films Ever