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Duration: 1 hour, 51 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland HD

Introduced into the inner circle of supreme showman Liberace, young Scott is flattered and the pair become lovers, but Scott's position proves precarious. Award-winning drama. Show more

Contributors

Scott Thorson:
Matt Damon
Seymour Heller:
Dan Aykroyd
Dr Jack Startz:
Rob Lowe
Bob Black:
Scott Bakula
Frances Liberace:
Debbie Reynolds
Scott's Attorney:
Paul Reiser
Rose Carracappa:
Jane Morris
Joe Carracappa:
Garrett M Brown
Ray Arnett:
Tom Papa
Billy Leatherwood:
Cheyenne Jackson
Carlucci:
Bruce Ramsay

Duration: 1 hour, 51 minutes

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

More classic excerpts from MGM musicals, starring Judy Garland, Fred Astaire and a supporting cast of similarly great names. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Gene Kelly
Participant:
Esther Williams
Participant:
Cyd Charisse
Participant:
Debbie Reynolds
Participant:
Lena Horne
Participant:
Mickey Rooney
Participant:
June Allyson
Participant:
Ann Miller
Participant:
Howard Keel
Producer:
Bud Friedgen
Director:
Bud Friedgen

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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, 34 minutes

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

A salesgirl's life changes when she finds an abandoned baby outside an orphanage and everyone assumes she is the mother. Show more

Contributors

Dan Merlin:
Eddie Fisher
Polly Parish:
Debbie Reynolds
JB Merlin:
Adolphe Menjou
Freddie Miller:
Tommy Noonan
Mrs Dugan:
Una Merkel
Mr Creely:
Bill Goodwin
Mr Appleby:
Howard McNear
Mr Hargraves:
Robert H Harris
Matron:
Mary Treen
Dance Contest Judge:
Edward Brophy
Director:
Norman Taurog

Formats

Duration: 1 hour, 38 minutes

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

Available for 7 months

Classic Hollywood musical. Top silent screen couple Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont face disaster when their latest movie is made into a talkie. Show more

Contributors

Don Lockwood:
Gene Kelly
Cosmo Brown:
Donald O'Connor
Kathy Selden:
Debbie Reynolds
Director:
Stanley Donen
Director:
Gene Kelly
Lina Lamont:
Jean Hagen
RF Simpson:
Millard Mitchell
Roscoe Dexter:
Douglas Fowley
Zelda Zanders:
Rita Moreno
Producer:
Arthur Freed

Formats

Duration: 2 hours, 26 minutes

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

Epic western about three generations of a pioneer family, showing how its fortunes fluctuated during the dynamic westward expansion of America during the 19th century. Show more

Contributors

Lilith Prescott:
Debbie Reynolds
Cleve Van Valen:
Gregory Peck
Linus Rawlings:
James Stewart
Eve Prescott:
Carroll Baker
Zeb Rawlings:
George Peppard
Jethro Stuart:
Henry Fonda
General William Tecumseh Sherman:
John Wayne
Mike King:
Richard Widmark
Julie Rawlings:
Carolyn Jones
Zebulon Prescott:
Karl Malden
Abraham Lincoln:
Raymond Massey
Charlie Gant:
Eli Wallach
Marshal Lou Ramsey:
Lee J Cobb
Roger Morgan:
Robert Preston
Narrator:
Spencer Tracy
Dora Hawkins:
Brigid Bazlen
Colonel Jeb Hawkins:
Walter Brennan
Rebecca Prescott:
Agnes Moorehead
General Ulysses S Grant:
Harry Morgan
Agatha Clegg:
Thelma Ritter
Confederate Deserter:
Russ Tamblyn
Director:
John Ford
Producer:
Bernard Smith
Composer:
Alfred Newman
Director of photography:
William H Daniels
Director of photography:
Milton Krasner
Director of photography:
Charles Lang Jr
Director of photography:
Joseph LaShelle

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Woman's Hour

The Grand National - we talk to the chairman of Aintree racecourse, Rose Paterson

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

A preview of tomorrow's Grand National with Rose Paterson, chairman of Aintree. Plus a look at children who kill and the sentencing of the teenagers who murdered Angela Wrighton. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Decca Aitkenhead
Interviewed Guest:
Rose Paterson
Interviewed Guest:
Marta Benson
Interviewed Guest:
Debbie Reynolds
Interviewed Guest:
Elizabeth Yardley
Interviewed Guest:
Gillian Mezey