BBC America in November: NEW ON BBC AMERICA - November 2004 PRIMETIME HIGHLIGHTS ON BBC AMERICA
THE YOUNG VISITERS [sic] (U.S. premiere original) Academy Award-winner Jim Broadbent (Iris, Moulin Rouge) and Hugh Laurie (Stuart Little, Maybe Baby) star in a colorful, enchanting and eccentric view of adult life and love in Victorian London as seen through the eyes of a nine-year-old girl in BBC AMERICA's original comic moviepremiere, The Young Visiters [sic]. Based on the much-loved Victorian novel, written in 1890 by Daisy Ashford, who wrote (and famously misspelled) the tale when she was just nine-years-old, the comic drama centers on two gentlemen - Alfred Salteena (Jim Broadbent) and Lord Bernard Clark (Hugh Laurie) - as they compete for the favors of a young lady, Ethel Monticue (Lyndsey Marshal, The Hours, The Gathering Storm). Alfred Salteena, "an elderly man of 42," has his heart set a-flutter by his young charge, Ethel, whom he has promised to introduce to the aristocracy. Alfred is only acquainted with one aristocrat - Lord Bernard Clark - and duly arranges to visit him in his rambling Rickamere Hall. Alfred asks Bernard's advice on how to, "gain a place on the right side of the blanket" in order to be in a position to propose to Ethel. Bernard advises him to travel to
Murder in Suburbia premieres Mondays from
MINE ALL MINE (
Mine All Mine premieres Sundays from
WAKING THE DEAD (
Waking the Dead premieres Mondays from
THE PERSUADERS (Channel premiere) Fast money, fast cars and fast women... this is the life of dashing do-gooders Tony Curtis and Roger Moore in the 1971 adventure series The Persuaders. The action-packed classic joins The Avengers and The Saint on BBC
The Persuaders airs Friday nights beginning
COLD FEET (Channel premiere) The complex emotional lives of three 30-something couples are the focus of BBC
Cold Feet airs Sundays from
THIS LIFE Five friends. One household. No rules. It's back. BBC
Winner of five major awards - including the Royal Television Society's award for Best Drama - This Life revolves around uncompromising story lines of sexy, young twenty-somethings who are rival lawyers by day and hard-partying friends by night.
This Life airs Sundays from
Who's Wearing What: Carmen Electra will hit the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards in a dress by Sunny Choi. The vibrant green plunging v-neck satin cocktail dress is the just the beginning. She will change into another Sunny Choi dress for the VMA after-party. Carmen will host the Ocean Drive VMA after-party in a white satin off-the-shoulder cocktail dress, with bow accent at the shoulder.
TNT Original: Two-time Golden Globe nominee Kyra Sedgwick (The Woodsman, Loverboy, Cavedweller) has been cast to play the lead Turner Network Television (TNT)'s THE CLOSER, an original dramatic pilot about an elite division of the LAPD, announced Michael Wright, senior vice president of original programming for TNT. THE CLOSER comes to TNT from The Shephard/Robin Company in association with Warner Bros. Television. James Duff (The D.A., The Agency) wrote the pilot, which is being executive produced by Duff, Greer Shephard (Nip/Tuck, The D.A.) and Michael Robin (Nip/Tuck, The D.A., NYPD Blue). Robin will also direct. THE CLOSER is a gripping police drama that tells the story of Deputy Police Chief Brenda Jean Johnson (Sedgwick), an
Sedgwick, who co-starred in the Emmy-winning TNT Original Door to Door, will soon be seen in The Woodsman, co-starring Kevin Bacon, which will be released on December 24. The film premiered at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival and was showcased as part of the Cannes Film Festival. She will also be seen in Showtime's Cavedweller, which she developed and produced and which will premiere on October 17.
Sedgwick was last seen in HBO's Emmy-nominated Something the Lord Made and has just wrapped production on Kevin Bacon's Loverboy, which she co-produced. In addition to Personal Velocity, which earned her a 2002 Dramatic Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, her credits include Born on the Fourth of July, Mr. & Mrs. Bridge, Singles, Phenomenon, Behind the Red Door, Just a Kiss and Secondhand Lions, as well as Something to Talk About and Miss Rose White, both of which earned her Golden Globe nominations.
Christmas Production: A new holiday musical/dance theater production coming to
WHO: Bob McGrath, known as"Bob from
WHAT: SANTA MEETS THE ICE DRAGON, a brand-new musical holiday adventure combines theater, dance and music. This captivating production is a new and original Christmas tale, but has the kind of wonderfully old-fashioned, timeless storyline and themes and enchanting symphonic score that will appeal to children and adults alike. The magical costumes, sets and special effects make it destined to become an instant annual classic. (Think of a production situated somewhere between Hans Christian Andersen and Disney.) Produced and directed by Anne Geenen of In the Wings Productions (which also brought the performance troupe Mummenschanz and The Flying Karamazov Brothers to
The Beacon Theater (2800 seats)
New York City
WHEN: DECEMBER 10 - DECEMBER 28
Evening performances at 7:30 pm, with two performances on Wednesdays & Sundays, at 2 pm and 7:30 pm. Specially discounted school matinee for Group Sales and open to the public on Tues., December 14, at 12 pm.
TICKETS GO ON
Box Office: 212-496-7070
Groups: 212-398-8383 or 800-223-7565
War, What it's Good For, Absolutely Nothing: On
Timed to coincide with the 2004 Presidential campaign, the THE WAR ROOM is a timely look at the political campaign process, offering insights into what the John Kerry and George W. Bush campaigns must be like in the last days to win the presidency. An additional bonus feature includes newly recorded remarks from the filmmakers specifically added for this release, wherein they share some of the most memorable stories from their ringside access to the
From a cold Primary in
At the center of THE WAR ROOM are the two men who guide Clinton’s presidential bid through all of its turmoil: James Carville, the fiery, charismatic, expletive-spewing Cajun who manages the campaign with a mixture of Southern charm and unrelenting passion; and George Stephanopoulos, the brilliant, handsome Rhodes Scholar who, as communications director, calmly but surely mobilizes Clinton’s staff to take the presidency.
Filmmakers Chris Hegedus and DA Pennebaker’s camera follow these two masterminds as they ingeniously maneuver the campaign past the controversy of Gennifer Flowers and the draft-dodging issue through such events as the Democratic National Convention, the debates with George Bush and H. Ross Perot and the final, nail-biting days leading up to the election itself. This is a compelling and enlightening adventure story about two remarkable men, and about the monumental effort, determination and chutzpah that is required to conduct – and win – a political campaign in the modern age.
DVD - $14.98 SRP
Running time: 1 hour 36 minutes
Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1
DVD Catalog # 26128