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Duration: 1 hour, 43 minutes

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

Classic musical. Magnolia Hawks falls for a gambler when he joins their riverboat troupe. Songs include Ol' Man River and Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man. Show more

Contributors

Magnolia Hawks:
Kathryn Grayson
Julie LaVerne:
Ava Gardner
Gaylord Ravenal:
Howard Keel
Captain Andy Hawks:
Joe E Brown
Ellie May Shipley:
Marge Champion
Frank Schultz:
Gower Champion
Steven Baker:
Robert Sterling
Parthy Hawks:
Agnes Moorehead
Director:
George Sidney
Producer:
Arthur Freed

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Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

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

Musical. A handsome young singer arrives in San Francisco with the dream of owning a club and courts a wealthy socialite in the hope that she will finance him. Show more

Contributors

Vera Simpson:
Rita Hayworth
Joey Evans:
Frank Sinatra
Linda English:
Kim Novak
Director:
George Sidney
Ned Galvin:
Bobby Sherwood
Mike Miggins:
Hank Henry
Producer:
Fred Kohlmar
Composer:
Lorenz Hart
Director of photography:
Harold Lipstein

Formats

Duration: 2 hours, 14 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Musical about two sailors (Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra) who find love in Hollywood. Gene Kelly is paired with Jerry the mouse in a scene combining animation and live action. Show more

Contributors

Clarence Doolittle:
Frank Sinatra
Susan Abbott:
Kathryn Grayson
Joseph Brady:
Gene Kelly
Himself:
Jose Iturbi
Donald Martin:
Dean Stockwell
Girl from Brooklyn:
Pamela Britton
Police Sergeant:
Rags Ragland
Cafe Manager:
Billy Gilbert
Admiral Hammond:
Henry O'Neill
Director:
George Sidney
Producer:
Joe Pasternak

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Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

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

Available for 4 months

Adaptation of Cole Porter's hit about a theatre company attempting a musical version of The Taming of the Shrew. Songs include So in Love. With Howard Keel and Kathryn Grayson. Show more

Contributors

Fred Graham / Petruchio:
Howard Keel
Lilli Vanessa / Katherine:
Kathryn Grayson
Lois Lane / Bianca:
Ann Miller
Hortensio:
Bob Fosse
Cole Porter:
Ron Randell
Director:
George Sidney

Duration: 1 hour, 21 minutes

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

Available for 3 months

Hip-swivelling high-speed fun as the King rolls into Las Vegas looking to compete in the Grand Prix and spends his spare time trying to win the heart of a swimming instructor. Show more

Contributors

Lucky Jackson:
Elvis Presley
County Elmo Mancini:
Cesare Danova
Shorty Farnsworth:
Nicky Blair
Director:
George Sidney
Producer:
Jack Cummings

Formats

Duration: 1 hour, 47 minutes

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

Musical. When rock star Conrad Birdie (Jesse Pearson) is called up for national service, it prevents him from starring in the movie that was to make his agent rich. Show more

Contributors

Rosie DeLeon:
Janet Leigh
Albert Peterson:
Dick Van Dyke
Mama Mae Peterson:
Maureen Stapleton
Hugo Peabody:
Bobby Rydell
Conrad Birdie:
Jesse Pearson
Harry McAfee:
Paul Lynde
Doris McAfee:
Mary Laroche
Claude Paisley:
Michael Evans
Bob Precht:
Robert Paige
Maestro Borov:
Gregory Morton
Randolph McAfee:
Bryan Russell
Himself:
Ed Sullivan
Director:
George Sidney
Producer:
Fred Kohlmar

Formats

Duration: 2 hours, 19 minutes

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

Available for 1 month

Boisterous adaptation of HG Wells's Kipps, in which a youthful, orphaned and impoverished draper's assistant inherits a fortune and starts climbing the social ladder. Show more