Lively musical starring Dick Powell
When Ronnie Bowers leaves
Kansas City to make it big in the movies, Hollywood overwhelms him - but not for long.
With Benny Goodman.
Director Busby Berkeley (Blackand white) ● FILMS: pages 41-65
An Irving Berlin musical, starring
A song and dance man joins the navy when his girlfriend leaves him, but their romance is rekindled when the fleet docks in San Francisco.
Director Mark Sandrich
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Stephen Sondheim 's Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway musical spectacular, inspired by the life of the French Impressionist painter Georges Seurat.
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Preludes and Fugues 22 to 24. Tatiana Nikolayeva completes Shostakovich's 24 Preludes and Fugues. They are crowned by a triumphant final fugue. ● STEREO
Comic animated film from Switzerland.
The third of four programmes shows the late Sir Geraint
Evans working with young singers on the portrayal of characters in IPagliacci by Leoncavallo, a compelling story of passion and tragedy.
Introduced by Christopher Gillett , one of the students who took part in this masterclass, and who has recently finished a season with Glyndebourne Touring Opera. (Rpt;
(Mozart's Cosi fan tutte, tomorrow 1.50pm)
A look at the way in which the handedness of molecules governs the interaction between chemicals. (Part 4 tomorrow at 2.50pm)
Classic melodrama starring
Judy Garland James Mason
Screen star Norman Maine is saved from public humiliation by struggling young singer Esther Blodgett. Maine, in turn, helps her in a spectacular rise to stardom, only to see her destroyed by success.
Director George Cukor
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Vicki Lester/Esther Blodgett:
Continuing the series of period comedy vignettes, chronicling the adventures of an Edwardian clerk, starring
The Recitation. Ernest's vanity is tickled by an invitation to give a public recitation.
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"Simply a triumph: of musicianship, camerawork, electronic engineering - but chiefly of audacity," said
The Times of this production of Puccini's opera.
Starring Placido Domingo , it was originally broadcast in July, direct from the Rome locations and at the times specified in the libretto, which heightened its powerful dramatic impact.
The first act takes place in the church of Sant' Andrea della
Valle and Act 2 in the Farnese
Palace. The opera reaches its climax with Act 3, which is set at dawn in the sinister prison of Castel Sant' Angelo on the banks of the Tiber.
RAI Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, conductor Zubin Mehta Producer Andrea Andermann TV director Brian Large * STEREO
A compilation of the brief personal responses to some of Rembrandt's best-loved paintings and drawings, shown earlier in the year. A duke, an artist and a pig farmer are among those giving their views. Producer Keith Alexander (Revised rpt)
The second episode of an action-packed updating of The Vampire, a 19th-century romantic opera.
(For cast see yesterday at 9.00pm) ● STEREO
A preview of the drama starting soon on BBC2.
First showing on network television for
Jonathan Demme 's comedy thriller, starring
One fine day, small-time Mafia wife Angie De Marco decides she's had enough and goes into hiding. But godfather
Tony Russo is on to her, the FBI are on to him - and then she falls for an undercover agent.
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Angela De Marco:
Tony the Tiger Russo:
Cucumber Frank De Marco:
Clapton and his band perform an acoustic, blues-based set, including numbers such as Before You Accuse Me, Runnin' on Faith, Tears in Heaven, Old Love and the classic Layla. ● STEREO
Classic 1950s science fiction with "incredible" special effects. Starring Grant Williams
On a boating holiday with his wife, Scott Carey is enveloped briefly in a strange mist. Six months later, he finds his body is mysteriously shrinking, an effect that causes him to change his view of the world.
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Dr Thomas Silver:
Dr Arthur Bramson: