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July 1, 2015

What TV's on at the BFI in August 2015? Including Six Centuries of Verse: American Pioneers

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The BFI’s August TV output this year is dedicated almost exclusively to the one and only Orson Welles, including some special excerpts from the Munich Film Museum of some of his rarer, European TV work. However, there’s also a season dedicated to poetry on TV, with the likes of Maya Angelou, Andrew Motion, WH Auden and John Betjeman all putting in appearances.

More after the jump. But first, Lee Remick, Stacy Keach and others reading some of the classics of American poetry in the American Pioneers episode of Six Centuries of Verse, presented by John Gielgud, which will be airing on Monday 24 August.

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June 4, 2015

What TV's on at the BFI in July 2015? Including The Wednesday Play Where Adam Stood (1976)

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It's time for our regular look at the TV that the BFI is showing, this time in June 2015. This month’s output is devoted purely to the fourth part of the ongoing Dennis Potter season, this time focusing on the themes of sex and death. If that doesn’t sound much, you should probably see how many showings that amounts to, given it includes showings of all of Casanova, Blackeyes, Karaoke, Cold Lazarus, and The Singing Detective, as well as Blue Remembered Hills and Double Dare.

There’s also Where Adam Stood, Potter’s 1976 free adaptation of the autobiography of naturalist and fundamental Christian Edmond Gosse, whose father had trouble reconciling the Bible with the latest works of Charles Darwin, causing Gosse all manner of difficulties. Don’t want to wait to see it? Well, you don’t have to as it’s this week’s Wednesday Play (on Thursday):

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April 29, 2015

What TV's on at the BFI in June 2015?

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It's time for our regular look at the TV that the BFI is showing, this time in June 2015. As well as part three of its Dennis Potter season, which includes both The Son of Man and Follow The Yellow Brick Road, there will be previews of two new shows: AMC/Channel 4’s Humans (an adaptation of Sweden’s Äkta Människor) and The Outcast, a BBC One adaptation of Sadie Jones’ novel of the same name.

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