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Front Row

Bette Midler, Neil MacGregor, Christmas ghost stories

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

John Wilson talks to Bette Midler about her new album and hears about British Museum director Neil MacGregor's final acquisition. Plus Christmas ghost stories and farewell to coal. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Neil MacGregor
Interviewed Guest:
Bette Midler
Interviewed Guest:
Roger Clark
Interviewed Guest:
Andy Smith

Duration: 1 hour, 35 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Comedy drama. Two actresses who detest each other form an unlikely alliance when they discover that the handsome-but-devious schoolteacher they are both involved with has vanished. Show more

Contributors

Lauren Ames:
Shelley Long
Sandy Brozinsky:
Bette Midler
Michael Sanders:
Peter Coyote
Stanislav Korzenowski:
Robert Prosky
Agent Atkins:
John Schuck
Frank Madras:
George Carlin
Cab Driver:
Ji-Tu Cumbuka
Ticket Agent:
Florence Stanley
Tobacco Clerk:
Jerry Zaks
Police Lieutenant:
John DiSanti
Director:
Arthur Hiller
Producer:
Ted Field

Formats

Duration: 1 hour, 33 minutes

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

Comedy drama starring Helen Hunt. A teacher's life is turned upside down when her adoptive mother dies, her husband leaves and her biological mother suddenly returns. Show more

Contributors

Formats

Duration: 1 hour, 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Comic biopic of Jacqueline Susann, the actress who became famous for her Hollywood potboiler Valley of the Dolls and her troubled private life. Bette Midler stars. Show more

Contributors

Jacqueline Susann:
Bette Midler
Irving Mansfield:
Nathan Lane
Florence Maybelle:
Stockard Channing
Michael Hastings:
David Hyde Pierce
Debbie Klausman:
Amanda Peet
Henry Marcus:
John Cleese
Maury Manning:
John Larroquette
Radio actor:
Terrence Ross
Brad Bradburn:
Christopher MacDonald
Professor Brainiac:
Paul Benedict
Bambi Madison:
Dina Waters
Producer:
Mike Lobell

Duration: 1 hour, 32 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Three 17th-century witches (Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy) are accidentally brought back to life in modern-day America, where they prepare to wreak havoc. Show more

Contributors

Winifred Sanderson:
Bette Midler
Director:
Kenny Ortega
Sarah Sanderson:
Sarah Jessica Parker
Mary Sanderson:
Kathy Najimy
Dani Dennison:
Thora Birch
Allison:
Vinessa Shaw
Jenny Dennison:
Stephanie Faracy
Dave Dennison:
Charles Rocket
Producer:
Steven Haft

Woman's Hour

Bette Midler, Women MPs, Anna Krien

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Highlights from the Woman's Hour week. Including Bette Midler, women MPs, families with transgender children, and Maddy Prior on Steeleye Span. Presented by Jane Garvey. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Emma Barnett
Interviewed Guest:
Bette Midler
Interviewed Guest:
Maddy Prior
Interviewed Guest:
Anna Krien
Interviewed Guest:
June Mottershead

Woman's Hour

Bette Midler; Women offenders; Losing contact with grandchildren

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

The Divine Bette Midler talks to Jane Garvey, plus new proposals to help women offenders. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Bette Midler
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Hughes
Interviewed Guest:
Juliet Lyon
Interviewed Guest:
Kay Richmond
Interviewed Guest:
Jane Jackson
Interviewed Guest:
Helen Harris

The One Show

18/11/2014

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Bette Midler joins Matt and Alex to talk about her new album and her first UK tour in 35 years. Plus Joe Crowley is in Sheffield and Lucy Siegle revisits the Watford allotmenteers. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Comedy starring Danny DeVito and Bette Midler. A cheated couple abduct the wife of a crooked businessman, unaware that she is the last person on earth he would pay to get back. Show more

Contributors

Sam Stone:
Danny DeVito
Barbara Stone:
Bette Midler
Ken Kessler:
Judge Reinhold
Sandy Kessler:
Helen Slater
Carol Dodsworth:
Anita Morris
Earl Mott:
Bill Pullman
Chief Henry Benton:
William G Schilling
Lt Bender:
Art Evans
Lt Walters:
Clarence Felder
Bedroom Killer:
JE Freeman
Heavy Metal Kid:
Gary Riley
Loan Officer:
Phyllis Applegate
Director:
David Zucker
Director:
Jerry Zucker
Director:
Jim Abrahams
Author:
O Henry

Genres

Formats

Duration: 1 hour, 25 minutes

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

Remake of the 70s drama. A city couple look for a fresh start in handsome Stepford, but there is something eerie about the town's perfectly groomed wives. Show more

Contributors

Joanna Eberhart:
Nicole Kidman
Director:
Frank Oz
Walter Kresby:
Matthew Broderick
Bobbie Markowitz:
Bette Midler
Claire Wellington:
Glenn Close
Mike Wellington:
Christopher Walken
Roger Bannister:
Roger Bart
Dave Markowitz:
Jon Lovitz
Pete Kresby:
Dylan Hartigan
Kimberly Kresby:
Fallon Brooking
Sarah Sunderson:
Faith Hill
Herb Sunderson:
Matt Malloy
Producer:
Scott Rudin
Writer:
Ira Levin

Duration: 1 hour, 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC ThreeLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Romantic comedy about an advertising executive who acquires the ability to hear what women are thinking, and tries to use this power against his new female boss. Show more

Contributors

Nick Marshall:
Mel Gibson
Darcy McGuire:
Helen Hunt
Dan Wanamaker:
Alan Alda
Alex Marshall:
Ashley Johnson
Morgan Farwell:
Mark Feuerstein
Dr JM Perkins:
Bette Midler
Erin the File Girl:
Judy Greer
Sue Cranston:
Ana Gasteyer
Flo the Doorwoman:
Loretta Devine
Producer:
Gina Matthews
Producer:
Bruce Davey
Producer:
Nancy Meyers
Director:
Nancy Meyers

imagine...

Winter 2014

Episode 4: Bette Midler: The Showgirl Must Go On

Duration: 1 hour, 5 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

imagine... presents this UK television debut of a tour de force from the Divine Miss M. Bette Midler performs many of her biggest hits including The Rose and Wind Beneath My Wings. Show more

imagine...

Winter 2014

Episode 3: Bette Midler: The Divine Miss M

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Alan Yentob joins Bette Midler on a journey through the chorus lines of Broadway and the bathhouses and nightclubs of the 1970s to the very top of the film industry. Show more

The Graham Norton Show

Series 8

Episode 5

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Talk show. Graham is joined by one of his showbiz heroines, Bette Midler; writer, comedian, actor and QI host, Stephen Fry; and WBA Heavyweight Champion of the World, David Haye. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Graham Norton
Series Producer:
Jon Magnusson
Director:
Steve Smith
Interviewed Guest:
Bette Midler
Interviewed Guest:
Stephen Fry
Interviewed Guest:
David Haye