We’re fans of later Helen Mirren, the prim and purse-lipped woman of The Queen and Prime Suspect. But we also adore the young, wickedly sexy actress seen in this collection of her breakthrough made-for-TV flicks, filmed between 1974 and 1982. The Beeb, of course, packs the set with worthy TV adaptations (The Apple Cart, The Changeling), but check out Blue Remembered Hills, an experimental meta-meditation on childhood from Britain’s mad genius Dennis Potter, creator of the Singing Detective.
Helen Mirren at the BBC
Out Feb. 19