July 2011 at the BFI

Time for our regular look at what TV’s on at the South Bank in London in July. This month, there’s the continuing season of British TV recovered from the Library of Congress, with a collection of plays, including one introduced by the star, Bernard Cribbins, as well as a preview of a BBC4 documentary that looks at the history of documentaries.

  • 5th: Preview: Britain Through A Lens – The Documentary Film Mob + Q&A + panel discussion
    A BBC4 exploration of how Britain has mirrored itself through its documentaries. Followed by a Q&A with CHris Durlacher.
  • 6th: Twentieth Century Theatre: Colombe + panel discussion
    Françoise Rosay and Sean Connery star. Followed by a panel discussion about last year’s discoveries in the Library of Congress and the TV climate in the 1950s and 1960s that allowed the productions to be made.
  • 6th: The Sunday Night Play: Charley’s Aunt, introduced by Bernard Cribbins
    In this recently recovered play, Bernard Cribbins plays Lord Fancourt Babberley who has to masquerade as a rich aunt. The showing will be introduced by… Bernard Cribbins!
  • 12th: The Sunday Night Play: The Rivals
    Dinsdale Langsden stars while Betty Marsden plays Mrs Malaprop in Richard Sheridan’s famous farce.
  • 15th: The Victorians: The Ticket-of-Leave Man+ The Silver King
    Two Victorian plays in a series featuring the same regular seven players: Michael Barrington, Geoffrey Bayldon, Barrie Ingham, Charles Kay, John Wood, Patricia Garwood and Ingrid Hafner.
  • 19th: Play of the Week: The Wild Duck
    A reshooting of the Saville Theatre production of the Ibsen play, featuring Michael Gough and Dorothy Tutin.
  • 28th: Played Upon A Stage: She Stoops To Conquer
    Three 30 minute episodes for schools of the classic comedy of manners.

Champions’ priority booking: 11.30am June 6
Members’ priority booking opens: 11.30am June 7
Public booking opens: June 14

£8.00 (members)
£5.25 (member concs)
£9.50 (non-members)
£6.75 (non-members concs)
Under 16s £5.

All shows are £5 on Tuesdays. Conc prices are available to senior citizens, students, unwaged and disability visitors. Proof of eligibility may be required.

As always, visit the BFI web site for more details.