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UK TV - Rare footage from Sean Connery documentary to be screened

24-Apr-2012 • Media Alert

Show: Watching Ourselves – 60 Years Of Television In Scotland: Other Lives
Channel: BBC1 Scotland (UK)
Date: Wednesday 25th April
Time: 19.30pm.

Rarely seen footage of a 1967 documentary by Sean Connery reveals how the 007 star never lost sight of his working-class roots. Clips to be broadcast tomorrow in the UK will show him talking about his distrust of management after making STV documentary "The Bowler And The Bunnet".

The programme, which he starred in and directed, looked at the slow decline of Scotland’s most prominent heavy industry, shipbuilding, and focused on Fairfield shipyard in Govan, Glasgow. Making the documentary had an impact on the former milkman, who had by then become one of the most famous stars in the world and was about to quit his most famous role as James Bond after wrapping "You Only Live Twice".

Speaking on programme Now And Then, Connery said: “It reawakened all sorts of dislikes and likes that have obviously been pretty dormant in me, particularly against management. My experience in this country, since I left school at 13, is that I have never found a particularly sympathetic or a really good functioning management. They are, as a rule, too greedy.”

The previously unseen film features on BBC show Watching Ourselves – 60 Years Of Television In Scotland, which is looking at documentaries on Scottish life.

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