Nov 21, 2008

Alistair Cooke Special to Air on PBS Masterpiece Contemporary, November 23

Filth is still available for viewing through this Sunday on PBS's site at this link. If you've missed the film, starring Julie Walters, it is certainly worth watching.

This Sunday PBS Masterpiece Contemporary will show The Unseen Alistair Cooke, former Masterpiece Theatre host. The Unseen Alistair Cooke: A Masterpiece Special chronicles Cooke's decades in America, friendships with Hollywood icons, celebrated journalism career and years as host of Masterpiece Theatre. In addition, you can sign up for a free copy of Reporting America by Alistair Cooke. Click here to find out how.


potty mouth princess said...

I watched Filth 3 times (the blessing of living in a cosmopolitan area with multi-PBS stations). Julie Walters, as always, was perfection. Her hats were...less than vagina-esque.

Condom hats? Diaphragm hats? I'll have to think on this.

Can't wait for Alistair Cooke; I grew up with THAT Masterpiece Theater. I wonder if they'll venture into Muppet territory; old enough to get the joke, I loved Henson's tribute to "Alistair Cookie." :-)

Vic said...

PMP, the Alistair Cooke special was illuminating, to say the least. He led an interesting life, but what struck me was that he enjoyed women so much, and that he preferred his daughters over his son. His naked ambition was also evident, as was his lack of closeness to the family he left behind in England. Fascinating new insights that round out the man! I hope PBS shows this special again.