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Documentary exploring Ingrid Bergman's journey from Swedish schoolgirl to Hollywood icon, using her archives of home movie footage, private diaries and letters.

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June 2024
Crime writer Ian Rankin invites imagine... to follow him as he writes his next novel, and as he ponders what to write about after retiring his most famous creation.
Arts series. An insight into the long-standing partnership of British artists Gilbert and George, including the creation of a new and unique downloadable artwork.
Alan Yentob examines the extraordinary story of one of Britain's most recognisable pop icons, Sir Tom Jones. In a frank and revealing interview, Sir Tom describes his rise to fame.
May 2024
Documentary celebrating the life and work of activist, poet and writer Maya Angelou, using film captured just before she died in 2014.
April 2024
Featuring exclusive access to their recent tour and their new album, this documentary reveals the fascinating world of Pet Shop Boys, Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe.
Sculptor Richard Serra, a creator of enormous, immediately identifiable steel sculptures that both terrify and mesmerise, discusses his extraordinary life and work.
December 2023
imagine... profiles the UK’s most successful double act of the last 40 years, French & Saunders, exploring a brand of comedy based on satire, silliness and, above all, friendship.
imagine... tells the story of Aviva Studios, Manchester’s colossal new cultural venue, and goes behind the scenes at the world premiere of its opening production, Free Your Mind.
October 2023
Alan Yentob follows acclaimed artist Sonia Boyce as she prepares to make history as the first black woman to represent Great Britain at the Venice Biennale.
As she prepares to publish her long-awaited autobiography, former children's laureate Malorie Blackman discusses the key moments in her life that made her a writer.
July 2023
To mark David Bowie's comeback album and a new exhibition, Alan Yentob looks back at his 1975 documentary, Cracked Actor. The film follows Bowie during the 1974 Diamond Dogs tour.
May 2023
Alan Yentob profiles dance pioneer Wayne McGregor, the resident choreographer at the Royal Ballet, charting his ascent from childhood in 1970s Stockport.
March 2023
imagine… profiles Stephen Frears, acclaimed film director of Dangerous Liaisons and The Queen. Some say he’s grumpy, others that he’s mischievous. What drives this 81-year-old?
November 2022
Alan Yentob meets Douglas Stuart, the author of the Booker Prize-winning novel Shuggie Bain, which was based on Stuart’s own troubled upbringing amid poverty and addiction in 1980s Glasgow.
May 2022
Alan Yentob meets virtuoso multi-instrumentalist, singer and arranger Jacob Collier and hears from musicians Jacob has collaborated with, including Stormzy, Chris Martin and Hans Zimmer.
April 2022
Following the release of her autobiography, This Much Is True, actress Miriam Margolyes opens up to Alan Yentob about her career highs and her most vulnerable moments.
March 2022
Profile of the provocative French-born American artist Louise Bourgeois, who was still producing cutting-edge work at the age of 95. Alan Yentob goes to her New York home.
February 2022
Alan Yentob presents a film exploring the life and work of the Ivor Novello Award-winning black British singer-songwriter Labi Siffre.
Alan Yentob meets Marian Keyes to explore her incredible journey from hard-partying waitress to internationally best-selling author and everything she has learned about life, love and storytelling.
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