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Presented in partnership with Kaleidoscope

Born in India, director Waris Hussein has had a career like no other. The very first Asian director for BBC Drama, across fifty plus years of work he helmed the pilot episode of Doctor Who in the 1960s, directed some of the cream of British acting talent - including Anthony Hopkins, Janet Suzman and Ian McKellen - and has won both an Emmy and a BAFTA. For this Square Eyes retrospective event, Hussein will be looking back at key works from his career, which includes directing McKellen and Suzman in a 1972 production of Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler, helming the 1964 BBC play The Connoisseur - which looked at the topic of homosexuality in a top British public school - and producing his own take on EM Forster’s A Passage To India long before David Lean tackled the same story. The event will culminate in a screening of Hussein’s 1966 Thirty Minute Theatre piece Ella, featuring Patrick Troughton.

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