Writer Alan Bissett explores the complex brain of Robert Burns - a poetic genius with contradictory attitudes to women, politics and slavery. Show more
Jim Moir aka Vic Reeves goes on an irreverent trip into the world of influential avant-garde art movement Dada. Show more
An investigation into the extraordinary life and work of B. Catling, an eye-popping insight into the late-flourishing career of a maverick artist, teacher and performer. Show more
Michael Palin explores former Iron Curtain countries. He travels through Poland, from Gdansk on the Baltic to the Slovakian border south of the Tatra Mountains. Show more
Neil Brand explores the second golden age of the film musical, from the song and dance of Gene Kelly and Bob Fosse to the emergence of musicals in India and China. Show more
Highlights from 2011 at Worthy Farm, including stage performances, acoustic sessions, cabaret and action from the biggest performing arts festival in the world.
Using rare archive, recordings and interviews, a trip through the surreal, moonlit world of Tom Waits - a portrait of one of modern music's most enigmatic and influential artists. Show more
Marc Almond and Dave Ball tell the story of synth duo Soft Cell’s dramatic rise and fall in the early 1980s as they prepare for their 2018 reunion concert at London’s O2 Arena. Show more
Documentary about a generation of post-punk musicians, from The Human League to Gary Numan, who took the synthesiser from the experimental fringes to the centre of the pop stage. Show more
The story of itinerant circus performers, cabaret acts, freak shows, and vaudeville and fairground attractions from the 19th and 20th centuries, using rare footage and home movies. Show more
Bob Fosse's musical set in 1930s Berlin. Cabaret singer Sally Bowles is lovestruck by a naive young Englishman amid the city's louche cafe society. Show more
Musical about a singer who, while working the Paris cabaret scene, meets a man who knows his way around the city and conceives a plan to pass her off as a female impersonator. Show more
Stephen Fry concludes his epic journey with a trip to the Pacific Northwest, meeting a variety of people including tree sitters, Bigfoot believers and a real-life Magnum PI. Show more
Alan Cumming sets out to discover the stories and people behind the movie Cabaret and the book on which it was based, interviewing Liza Minnelli and cabaret artist Ute Lemper. Show more
A series charting the history of the pop song. This edition celebrates classic songs from the stage and screen, including Over the Rainbow and Cabaret. Show more
Alan Cumming , who made his name in Sam Mendes 's Broadway production of Cabaret, discovers the story behind the book that the musical was based on.
Musical drama starring Liza Minnelli
Alan Cumming meets Liza Minnelli , German singer Ute Lemper and musician Coco Schumann to discover the origins of Christopher Isherwood 's Goodbye to Berlin. Shown last Tuesday The film Cabaret is at 12.25am
I Part of the Age of Glamour strand.
Oscar-winning musical drama starring Liza Minnelli. A love affair develops between a cabaret singer and a naive young Englishman in the decadent Berlin cafe society of the 1930s. Film of the Day: p42.
Director Bob Fosse (1972,15) Art Deco Icons is tomorrow at 8.30pm Barry Norman : page 45
New. Actor Alan Cumming meets
Liza Minnelli , German singer Ute Lemper and musician Coco Schumann to discover the origins of author
Christopher Isherwood 's short stories Goodbye to Berlin. Part of the Age of Glamour strand. See panel. The film Cabaret is at 10.30pm