Poitier At 80

A celebration of the life and work of Sidney Poitier, who turned 80 in February.
He was one of the first actors to defy racial stereotypes and give black actors mainstream credibility in the West. From his early life in poverty on Cat Island in the Bahamas to his Oscar winning Lilies of the Field and the groundbreaking In the Heat of the Night, we hear from Poitier about his life and journey in film.
Including contributions from James Earl Jones, Denzel Washington, William Greaves, Lee Grant, Patricia Routledge, Lulu, George Baker, Saeed Jaffrey and author of To Sir, with Love ER Braithwaite.

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1/3. A celebration of the life and work of Sidney Poitier, who turned 80 in February.

He was one of the first actors to defy racial stereotypes and give black actors mainstream credibility in the West. From his early life in poverty on Cat Island in the Bahamas to his Oscar winning Lilies of the Field and the groundbreaking In the Heat of the Night, we hear from Poitier about his life and journey in film.

Including contributions from James Earl Jones, Denzel Washington, William Greaves, Lee Grant, Patricia Routledge, Lulu, George Baker, Saeed Jaffrey and author of To Sir, with Love ER Braithwaite.

20070330

Second of three programmes celebrating the life and work of Sidney Poitier, who turned 80 in February.

From his upbringing on the tiny Cat Island in the Bahamas to his Hollywood movie debut in No Way Out with Richard Widmark, it was a long journey for Sidney Poitier, but a great adventure that has made him a much loved and highly acclaimed actor.

Barry Norman tells the story of that journey with the help of Adam Goudsouzian, Denise Nicholas, William Greaves, Ed Asner, Norman Jewison, Lulu, Patricia Routledge and Saeed Jaffrey.

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3/3. Series celebrating the life and work of Sidney Poitier, who turned 80 in February.

From his upbringing on the tiny Cat Island in the Bahamas to his Hollywood movie debut in No Way Out with Richard Widmark, it was a long journey for Sidney Poitier, but a great adventure that has made him a much loved and highly acclaimed actor.

Barry Norman tells the story of that journey with the help of Adam Goudsouzian, Denise Nicholas, William Greaves, Ed Asner, Norman Jewison, Lulu, Patricia Routledge and Saeed Jaffrey.

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