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Duration: 2 hours, 1 minute

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

Romantic musical comedy. Captivated by a delightful French orphan, multi-millionaire Jervis Pendleton changes her life. Show more

Contributors

Jervis Pendleton:
Fred Astaire
Griggs:
Fred Clark
Miss Pritchard:
Thelma Ritter

Duration: 1 hour, 50 minutes

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

Classic musical comedy in which an ex-dancer turned sailor and his best navy buddy romance a nightclub singer and her sister. Starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Show more

Contributors

Bake Baker:
Fred Astaire
Sherry Martin:
Ginger Rogers
Bilge Smith:
Randolph Scott
Connie Martin:
Harriet Hilliard
Mrs Iris Manning:
Astrid Allwyn
Trio Singer:
Betty Grable
Captain Hickey:
Harry Beresford
Jim Nolan:
Russell Hicks
David Sullivan:
Brooks Benedict
Kitty Collins:
Lucille Ball
Director:
Mark Sandrich
Composer:
Irving Berlin

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Duration: 1 hour, 24 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Musical comedy. Two music students repeatedly fail their exams so that they can stay in college. Show more

Contributors

Danny O'Neill:
Fred Astaire
Ellen Miller:
Paulette Goddard
Hank Taylor:
Burgess Meredith
Himself:
Artie Shaw
Mr Dunn:
Jimmy Conlin
Secretary:
Marjorie Kane
Receptionist:
Joan Barclay
Producer:
Boris Morros
Director:
HC Potter

Formats

Duration: 1 hour, 29 minutes

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

Musical starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. When Vernon Castle, a vaudeville clown, meets Irene Foote, a dancing legend is born - but tragedy is waiting in the wings.

Contributors

Vernon Castle:
Fred Astaire
Irene Castle:
Ginger Rogers
Maggie Sutton:
Edna May Oliver
Lew Fields:
Lew Fields
Papa Aubel:
Etienne Girardot
Mrs Foote:
Janet Beecher
Director:
HC Potter
Producer:
George Haight

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

Formats

Duration: 1 hour, 53 minutes

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

A Cole Porter-scored musical remake of Ninotchka, in which a beautiful Soviet girl is sent on a mission to Paris and falls for an American film producer. Show more

Contributors

Steve Canfield:
Fred Astaire
Ninotchka Yoschenki:
Cyd Charisse
Peggy Dayton:
Janis Paige
Brankov, Commisar:
Peter Lorre
Vassili Markovitch:
George Tobias
Bibinski, Commisar:
Jules Munshin
Ivanov, Commisar:
Joseph Buloff
Peter Ilyitch Boroff:
Wim Sonneveld

Formats

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

Formats

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

Formats

Duration: 2 hours, 4 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

A compilation of great moments from nearly a hundred MGM musicals. Numbers include Eleanor Powell in her classic challenge dance with Fred Astaire. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Fred Astaire
Participant:
Gene Kelly
Participant:
Elizabeth Taylor
Participant:
James Stewart
Participant:
Bing Crosby
Participant:
Judy Garland
Participant:
Debbie Reynolds
Participant:
Mickey Rooney
Participant:
Frank Sinatra
Participant:
Eleanor Powell
Participant:
Clark Gable
Director:
Jack Haley Jr

Formats

Duration: 1 hour, 58 minutes

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

Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire host this sequel, dance together for the first time in 30 years and introduce a variety of clips from the golden days of Hollywood. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 23 minutes

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

Available for years

Musical starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. A lawyer is worried because his fiancee keeps postponing their wedding day, so he arranges for her to see a psychiatrist. Show more

Contributors

Tony Flagg:
Fred Astaire
Amanda Cooper:
Ginger Rogers
Stephen Arden:
Ralph Bellamy
Aunt Cora:
Luella Gear
Connors:
Jack Carson
Miss Adams:
Kay Sutton
Judge Travers:
Clarence Kolb
Roland Hunter:
Franklin Pangborn
Director:
Mark Sandrich

Formats

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for years

Compilation of songs from the Great American Songbook sung by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in their films. Includes songs written by the Gershwins and Irving Berlin. Show more

Contributors

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, 36 minutes

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

Available for years

Sparkling Gershwin musical-comedy. A dance star pursues an aristocratic heiress. Songs include Foggy Day in London Town, Nice Work If You Can Get It. Show more

Contributors

Jerry Halliday:
Fred Astaire
Lady Alyce:
Joan Fontaine
Reggie:
Ray Noble
Lady Caroline:
Constance Collier
Lord John Marshmorton:
Montagu Love
Writer:
SK Lauren

Formats

Duration: 1 hour, 39 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Available for 6 days

Charming Irving Berlin musical about a despondent dancer who, ditched by his partner, sets about making a star of a chorus girl. Starring Judy Garland and Fred Astaire. Show more

Contributors

Hannah Brown:
Judy Garland
Don Hewes:
Fred Astaire
Nadine Gale:
Ann Miller
Jonathan Harrow lll:
Peter Lawford
Francois:
Jules Munshin
Mike the Bartender:
Clinton Sundberg
Producer:
Arthur Freed

Formats

Duration: 1 hour, 47 minutes

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

Musical. Hollywood star Tony Hunter has not made a movie for three years. But, with persuasion from his old friends, he agrees to take the lead in a new Broadway show.

Contributors

Tony Hunter:
Fred Astaire
Gaby Gerard:
Cyd Charisse
Paul Byrd:
James Mitchell
Lily Marton:
Nanette Fabray
Hal Benton:
Robert Gist
Lester Marton:
Oscar Levant
Jeffrey Cordova:
Jack Buchanan
Producer:
Arthur Freed

Formats

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

Formats

Duration: 1 hour, 40 minutes

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

Available for years

Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers musical. Guy Holden comes to the rescue of a trapped damsel in distress in a crowded customs shed. Show more

Contributors

Mimi Glossop:
Ginger Rogers
Guy Holden:
Fred Astaire
Edbert Fitzgerald:
Edward Everett Horton
Hortense Ditherwell:
Alice Brady
Director:
Mark Sandrich

Formats