3/6. After the Wall Street Crash of 1929, the Broadway musical returned to favour with audiences enjoying escapism with stars like Bing Crosby and Gene Kelly. Presented by Julie Andrews.
The next episode is on Thursday at 9pm and Swing Time is tonight at 11pm
The inspiration for Evelyn Waugh 's "Boot" in Scoop and the "Bill" of Private Eye's "Dear Bill", Lord Deedes is a national institution. He was Minister for Information under Harold Macmillan , and later editor of The Daily Telegraph. Mark Lawson finds out what makes him tick.
Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers star in George Stevens's exquisite musical comedy from 1936.
When Lucky Garnett is late for his own wedding, the bride's outraged father forbids the marriage until the groom has made his fortune.
Fred and Ginger also star in Top Hat on Wednesday at 11.20pm
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