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  1. Clearly a thread doomed to have little life in it, but still: This Saturday, at 7.30 on BBC4, a repeat of "Nureyev: From Russia with Love" http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0080kjw Oh, and if anyone was hoping for some more performances on terrestrial TV, it emerged from the Metamorphosis insight evening this evening that Sky Arts have grabbed that as well. EDIT: General rule of thumb: if it can be received using Freeview only, it goes here!
  2. Channel 5 Tue 21 Dec 3:30pm-4:30pm (1 hour) A Nutcracker Christmas (2016) Jaded former ballerina Lily is forced to come to terms with the life - and love - she left behind when her niece Sadie, herself a ballet prodigy, is asked to take the starring role in The Philadelphia Ballet's production of Tchaikovsky's festive favourite The Nutcracker. However, the production is being directed by none other than Lily's old flame Mark. Festive romantic drama, starring Amy Acker, Sascha Radetsky and Sophia Lucia Category: Film SkyArts Thu 23 Dec 11:45pm-1:05am (1 hour 20 minutes) Rumpelstilzchen. A miller boasts to the king that his daughter can spin straw into gold, and the monarch tells her life is forfeit on the third time she fails. She despairs until a strange man appears, offering to spin straw into gold in exchange for a gift. A production of the fairy tale by dance company Ballet Boyz, with Jane Horrocks in the title role, alongside Tanya Reynolds and John Marquez Talking Pictures TV (Freeview:81 Sky:328 Virgin:445 BT:81Freesat: 306) Christmas Eve 12:05pm-1:55pm (1 hour 50 minutes) The Tales of Beatrix Potter (1971) Fantastical story of how the much-loved children's author came up with the idea for the series of classic children's books, drawing on her lonely childhood during which she imagined her famous creations were her only friends. Magical drama, performed by members of the Royal Ballet Company, and choreographed by Frederick Ashton
  3. BBC reports that there will be a Royal Ballet ‘all star gala’ shown on BBC4 over the Christmas period. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-55042114
  4. BBC4 (or Four) is having a bit of an opera-related evening this coming Sunday: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/guide/bbcfour/20200906
  5. Not sure if this is the right place but I have caught up with Dark Kinght and Dying Swan or if there's a need for a new thread. Interesting that Dark Knight emphasised how good Kenneth MacMillan is at telling a story when the documentary seemed rather meandering with little narrative dynamic. Also I found it irritating mixing three different Romeo and Juliet couples and including some slow motion. There are of course some fabulous sections/archive clips so well worth seeing but I can't help thinking it should have been much better. I very much enjoyed Dying Swan. There is an incredible section where Zen watches Natalia Osipova rehearsing Dying Swan - it really is wonderful to see and very poignant indeed.
  6. Well, owing to the listings publishers having cheated a bit and done a "pre-Christmas and Christmas" double edition of the TV listings instead of the usual Christmas and New Year version, I'm only still halfway through the Radio Times, but here, as far as I can see, is what's on dance-wise on UK TV and radio this Christmas for the week before Christmas. I'll have to add in the rest later. Terrestrial (BBC1, Saturday 17th December, 6.40 pm: Strictly Come Dancing Final) BBC2, Saturday 17th Dec, 11.50pm: Balletboyz The Making of Young Men BBC2, Saturday 17th Dec (technically Sunday), 12.20am: Balletboyz: Young Men. BBC1, Tuesday 20th December, 10.45 pm: Darcey Bussell: Looking for Margot (signed repeat Friday 23rd, 1.30 am on BBC2) BBC4, Friday 23rd December, 8.00 pm: Darcey Bussell: My Life on the BBC (repeated at 1.45 am the next morning) (I thought I'd spotted a rerun of the Balletboyz' Young Men plus a documentary, but can't find that now. Perhaps it's next week) BBC2, Saturday 24th December, 8.10 am: Hans Christian Andersen - apparently features a ballet including Eric Bruhn and Roland Petit! BBC, Christmas Day, 4.00 pm: Dancing the Nutcracker: Inside the Royal Ballet Channel 5, Christmas Day, 9.50 am: On The Town BBC2, Boxing Day, 5.20 pm: West Side Stories: the Making of a Classic - documentary BBC4, Boxing Day (technically December 27th), 1.00 am: Darcey Bussell: My Life on the BBC BBC4, Boxing Day (technically December 27th), 2.00 am: Darcey Bussell's Looking for Audrey Channel 5, Boxing Day, 2.20 pm: West Side Story (and repeated on 29th December at 11.05 am) BBC4, 27th December, 7.00 pm: The Ballet Master: Sir Peter Wright at 90 Sky Arts (Taken from the uninformative Radio Times listings, so details may be vague) Saturday 17th December, 1.30 pm: Swan Lake Sunday 18th December, 1.30 pm: The Nutcracker (probably repeated at 3.40 am the next morning) Monday 19th December, 9 pm: Billy Elliot the Musical Live Wednesday 21st December, 6.30 am: Graeme Murphy's Swan Lake 9.00 am: Bolero Friday 23rd December, 4.10 pm: Peter Wright's The Nutcracker Saturday 24th December, 10.10 am: The Nutcracker Christmas Day (or technically Boxing Day), 2.00 am: The Nutcracker Boxing Day, 9.00 pm: Billy Elliott the Musical Live Boxing Day (technically December 27th), 3.30 am: Graeme Murphy's Swan Lake Radio (BBC Radio 3) Saturday 17th December, 3 pm: Sound of Cinema covers film music inspired by the ballet Sunday 18th December, 12 noon: The RB's Edward Watson is the guest on Private Passions Friday 23rd December, 3.10 pm: a performance of Verdi/Mackerras' The Lady and the Fool
  7. Spotted while I was trawling through the tv guide yesterday was a half-hour programme on Akram Khan on BBC4. I think it's this Wednesday at 8 pm, but don't have the details to hand to confirm.
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