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Duration: 1 hour, 25 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Musical starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in their first screen partnership. A pilot who flies a girl to Rio de Janeiro to see her father has competition for her affections. Show more

Contributors

Belina deRezende:
Dolores del Rio
Fred Ayres:
Fred Astaire
Honey Hale:
Ginger Rogers
Roger Bond:
Gene Raymond
Dona Elena de Rezende:
Blanche Friderici
Senor Carlos de Rezende:
Walter Walker
The Carioca Singer:
Etta Moten
The Mayor:
Paul Porcasi
Alfredo Vianna, the Banker:
Reginald Barlow
Mr Butterbass:
Eric Blore
Producer:
Louis Brock
Writer:
Cyril Hume

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Duration: 1 hour, 39 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Musical. When Lucky Garnett is late for his own wedding, the bride's outraged father forbids the marriage until he has made his fortune. Starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Show more

Contributors

Lucky Garnett:
Fred Astaire
Penny Carroll:
Ginger Rogers
Mabel Andersen:
Helen Broderick
Gordon:
Eric Blore
Pop Everett:
Victor Moore
Margaret Watson:
Betty Furness
Ricardo Romero:
Georges Metaxa

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Duration: 1 hour, 25 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Adventure based on Jules Verne's novel. A soldier loyal to Czar Alexander is given the task of delivering vital documents behind enemy lines.

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Duration: 1 hour, 26 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

Available for years

Musical drama. War hero Fred Atwell falls in love with a beautiful magazine photographer while on leave in New York. Misunderstandings abound when he refuses to reveal his identity as a Flying Tiger. Show more

Contributors

Fred Atwell:
Fred Astaire
Joan Manion:
Joan Leslie
Reg Fenton:
Robert Ryan
Phil Harriman:
Robert Benchley
Canteen Hostess:
Marjorie Gateson
Jackson:
Eric Blore
Writer:
Lynn Root

Duration: 1 hour, 43 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Musical starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. A famous ballet dancer and a leading revue artist on a ship bound for New York find that the world believes them to be married. Show more

Contributors

Petrov/Peter P Peters:
Fred Astaire
Linda Keene:
Ginger Rogers
Jeffrey Baird:
Edward Everett Horton
Cecil Flintridge:
Eric Blore
Arthur Miller:
Jerome Cowan
Lady Denise Tarrington:
Ketti Gallian
Jim Montgomery:
William Brisbane
Mrs Fitzgerald:
Ann Shoemaker
Director:
Mark Sandrich
Writer:
PJ Wolfson

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Duration: 1 hour, 35 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for years

Classic Astaire and Rogers musical. An American in London falls for a girl who flees to Venice because she thinks he is already married. Songs include Cheek to Cheek and Top Hat. Show more

Contributors

Jerry Travers:
Fred Astaire
Dale Tremont:
Ginger Rogers
Horace Harwick:
Edward Everett Horton
Madge Hardwick:
Helen Broderick
Alberto:
Erik Rhodes
Flower Shop Clerk:
Lucille Ball
Flower Shop Clerk:
Leonard Mudie
Director:
Mark Sandrich

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