Comedy musical. When socialite
Angela Brooks loses her husband to a showgirl called Trixie, she decides to win him back by beating the girl at her own game.
Director Cecil B DeMille (1930)
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Pathé News this week in 1954. A Griffin production for BBCtv
Romantic comedy which begins a double bill starring James Cagney New York, 1890s: when pugnacious dentist
Biff Grimes receives a call on a Sunday asking him to perform an emergency extraction, he is about to refuse but then he hears the name of the patient.
Director Raoul Walsh (1941)
The James Cagney double bill continues with this Second World War biographical drama about Admiral
William F Halsey.
Director Robert Montgomery (1960)
Lt Cmdr Andy Lowe:
Captain Harry Black:
Capt Frank Enright:
From Cheltenham. Richard Pitman introduces races at
12.40, 1.15, 1.50 and 2.25. Jonathan Powell reports. TV presentation Wendy Sheppard
Live from Twickenham. Chris Rea introduces coverage of the second-half of the postponed CIS
Divisional Championship final between London and title holders South West.
Commentary by Nigel Starmer-Smith and PaulAckford.
Coverage of the last four first-round matches in the 1994 World Professional
Championship from Frimley Green.
How do the squirrel-like marmots of the Austrian Tyrol survive when, for more than half the year, the mountains are deep in snow? Narrated by David Attenborough. Producer Dilys Breese
The second of two programmes follows the migration of some of the great European conductors across the Atlantic. Tonight:
Arturo Toscanini , Leopold Stokowski , Serge Koussevitzky ,
Fritz Reiner , Herbert von Karajan and Leonard Bernstein.
Leonard Bernstein 's musical opened on Broadway in 1944 and ran for 463 performances, was universally acclaimed and introduced the great urban paean New York, New York.
Gene Kelly starred in the film version. But for some reason, the musical has never been staged since, until a concert performance in 1992 at the Barbican Centre.
This film records that performance, enhanced with elaborate post-production techniques to evoke wartime
New York. With Cleo Laine , Tyne Daly , Marie McLoughlin ,
Frederica von Stade ,
Thomas Hampson , Samuel Ramey , Kurt Ollmann , David Garrison , Evelyn Lear and the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas. Narration is by the show's writers
Betty Comden and Adolph Green.
Directors Jonathan Hills , Christopher Swann
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A preview of BBC2 programmes for the New Year.
Comedy starring Steve Martin
When a rich, eccentric heiress dies, her guru attempts to transport her soul into the body of a beautiful young woman.
Director Carl Reiner (1984)
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A collection of three short stories, this showcase for new
Scottish film talent is a joint initiative between BBC Scotland and the Scottish Film Production fund. The aim is to encourage the talents of Scottish writers, directors and producers and these three selected projects each received a £30,000 award.
A Small Deposit
A tenement community pulls off an elaborate con-trick.
With Peter Wight ,
Eileen McCallum , lain McKay, Alyxis Daly , Katherine Stark. Written by Danny McCahon
Producer Paul Holmes ; Director Eleanor Yule A Brassneck production for BBC Scotland
The New Year forecast looks good for a stand-in weather-man. With John McGlynn , Sean Scanlan , Ann Marie Timoney. Written by James Mavor
Producer Amanda Partndge ; Director Jim Shields A Big Star in a Wee Picture production for BBC Scotland
Franz Kafka 's It's a Wonderful Life
The world of the joke, the myth and the fairytale. With Richard E Grant , Ken Stott , Elaine Collins , Phyllis Logan , Crispin Letts. Written and directed by Peter Capaldi Producer Ruth Kenley-Letts
A Conundrum production for BBC Scotland
Highlights of the second round.
A celebration of Chuck Berry 's 60th birthday party concert. With
Eric Clapton , Julian Lennon , Keith Richards and Linda Ronstadt.
Director Taylor Hackford (1987)
(True Stories, tomorrowat 12.20am)
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