Small Screen Machine
Our weekly recommendations of great films on the telly
We hope you found time to watch one or more of last week’s recommendations. Thanks to all of you who got in touch to show your appreciation.
So for this week’s eclectic mix we have a Top Pick from 1948 plus 6 others, including a children’s film and documentary. The top pick is from Robert, who is a huge fan of Talking Pictures TV.
Ealing Studios didn’t just make comedies. Saraband for Dead Lovers (1948) is a sumptuous tragic romance, and, given its scandalous insights into the private lives of what became the Hanoverian dynasty, would make a fascinating double bill with last year’s hit, The Favourite, as well as being a lot more historically accurate! The cast is ideal, including a very touching Joan Greenwood, and Dame Flora Robson as you’ve never seen her. Unusually for Ealing, it’s in gorgeous Technicolour. This is just one of many treasures to be discovered on the wonderful Talking Pictures TV channel.
Saraband for Dead Lovers (1948, U)
Talking Pictures TV (Freeview 81)
Sunday 29 March at 11am
And a few more ideas from me, but I admit I have nicked a couple of these from other members of the team.
Until next week, stay safe and well everyone.