I Spy. The English roses

United Kingdom, 1987

TV show
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Episode number 5 of Series “The Best of British”.
I spy is a fascinating compilation of British spy films such as Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Lady vanishes”. Included is an interesting comparative analysis of the 1935, 1959 and 1978 versions of “The 39 steps.” “The English roses” spotlights six of Britain’s most beautiful and talented leading actresses in a range of roles which won the hearts of many viewers. Actresses covered include Deborah Kerr, Phyllis Calvert, Margaret Lockwood, Jean Simmons, Patricia Roc and Virginia McKenna. Narrated by Sir John Mills.

Credits

co-producer

Maurice Sellar

Robert Sidaway

production company

Rank Film Distributors

Language

English

Duration

00:50:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

39221

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion pictures - Great Britain - History

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Women in the motion picture industry

Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers

Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers → Spy films

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

Television

Television → Television programs

Television → Television programs → Television programs - Great Britain

Television → Television series

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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