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Season 1, Episode 6 Beckett on Film

First Aired: September 15, 2002

“Beckett on Film.” Highlights of a project to film Samuel Beckett's 19 plays includes seven performed in their entirety (one---“Breath”---lasts 45 seconds). Jeremy Irons hosts the program and appears in “Ohio Impromptu” (1981) as two identical characters (“the intellect and the heart”), only one of whom speaks. Other actors include Harold Pinter and John Gielgud (in “Catastrophe,” directed by David Mamet); Anna Massey and Sian Phillips (“Come and Go”); and Alan Rickman, Kristin Scott Thomas and Juliet Stevenson (“Play,” directed by Anthony Minghella).