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Bringing Brando to Britain: a review of Being There by Peter Williams

A Native American woman sits next to another woman, talking. The image has a blue filter

But former BBC and ITV journalist and producer Peter Williams is one of them. His memoir, Being There: Titanic, Marlon Brando and the Luger Pistol, provides a fascinating account of more than 50 years of intrepid, globe-trotting TV journalism.

We learn how persistence pays as, incredibly, Williams persuades Marlon Brando to narrate a three-part Thames Television documentary – the company’s first to be filmed in colour – on Native Americans, Now That the Buffalo’s Gone, a subject close to the actor’s heart.