Woody for Woody

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Shalom to all nerds bred on Woody Allen’s bespectacled brand of nuanced idiosyncrasy and self-flagellating funnies. Our favourite Jew of them all is the subject of not one, but TWO documentaries on the BBC.

Catch part one of ‘Imagine – Woody Allen: A Documentary’ tonight on Aunty Beeb, with a second instalment following it tomorrow. Expect lots of chat about his beloved New York, jazz, his public persona and – of course! – the films themselves. Following his 2012 Oscar win for the script of ‘Midnight in Paris’, the man’s expansive filmography is back on track and exploring his favourite themes in fresh ways and in new locales. The trailer for the upcoming ‘Blue Jasmine’, starring Galadriel herself Cate Blanchett, shows he’s the geek gift that keeps on giving: