This Sunday sees David Tennant narrate the final instalment in a two-part BBC series that takes a look at the early days of some of Britain's best known actors.
Dames Of Classic Drama At The BBC
Sunday 8th November
BBC Four, 8.00pm GMT
Today, they are at the centre of British cultural life and among our greatest exports - the acting dames, an exclusive club of stage and screen greats who were honoured for their services to drama. But, lurking in the BBC archives - from long before their talents were recognised by royal decree - we find the early work and some career defining moments of Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Diana Rigg and Helen Mirren. David Tennant narrates the story of our dames of classic drama, from a golden age of British television drama.