A touching true story about a 35-year-old baseball coach who becomes one of the oldest rookies ever to play major league baseball. Jim Morris dropped out of minor league baseball because of an injury to his pitching arm, but 12 years later he is inspired by the young men on his high school team. He promises that if they make the playoffs, he'll try out as a pitcher on a professional baseball team. When the team makes the playoffs, Jim tries out for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and steps up to the mound as the oldest major league rookie in nearly three decades.
A collection of animated interpretations of great works of Western classical music.
The sweep and flow of the music propels Tosca's riveting drama of love, jealousy and sacrifice with astonishing vigour and force. And who better to direct an intimate actor's piece but distinguished actor/director John Bell.
Fifty years ago this week, the Australian Ballet presented its first performance at Her Majesty's Theatre in Sydney. To celebrate, the company is presenting a 50th Anniversary Gala which is being especially filmed for Sunday Arts.
First staged at Sadler's Wells in London in 1995, Bourne's acclaimed version of Swan Lake is famous for having the swans danced by men rather than women. The ballet has been hugely successful and won many prestigious awards.
The socially conscious Mrs Bennet, with the begrudging help of her husband, sets out to find suitable, and suitably rich, husbands for her five daughters. The already difficult project becomes even more complicated when Mrs Bennet's strongest-willed daughter, Elizabeth, decides to pursue rich and handsome, but cynical and boorish, Mr Darcy.
An all-star cast in Shakespeare's classic romantic comedy of the one night each year when magic infuses the world of humans, fairies walk among men and love will change the order of all things.
A rambunctious version of Shakespeare's comedy about a rich merchant who has two daughters, one sweet, comely and shy and the other gorgeous but mean-tempered.
The first town of over 1 million people was built more than 2000 years ago. Without any of our modern conveniences, and what we would consider necessities today, how did they function? Professor Andrew Wallace-Hadrill explores the remains of these ancient megalopolises, explaining how to make a city work without the benefits of modern technology. He first journeys across stunning locations in Greece to find out how Athens gave birth to the idea of a city run by free citizens. Andrew then reveals how Rome surpassed all those cities from the ancient world that had gone before.
Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich and proud Mr Darcy. But Mr Darcy reluctantly finds himself falling in love with a woman beneath his class. Can each overcome their own pride and prejudice?
Adapted from the children's book by Walter Farley, this animal-lovers' treat follows a boy named Alec from shipwreck to the winner's circle with the stunning horse that befriends him.
While traveling with his father, young Alec becomes fascinated by a mysterious Arabian stallion who is brought on board and stabled in the ship he is sailing on. When it tragically sinks both he and the horse survive only to be stranded on a desert island. He befriends it, so when finally rescued, both return to his home where they soon meet Henry Dailey, a once-successful trainer. Together they begin training the stallion to race against the fastest horses in the world.
When two escaping American World War II prisoners are killed, the German POW camp barracks black marketeer is suspected of being an informer.
The fifth of a series of documentary films that have followed the lives of fourteen British children since 1964, when they were seven years old. The children were selected to represent the range of socio-economic backgrounds in Britain at that time, with the explicit assumption that each child's social class predetermines their future. Director Michael Apted returns twenty-eight years on as the subjects, now aged thirty-five, talk about their lives and their hopes for the future.
An embittered Civil War Veteran returns home to Texas to find his sister and brother-in-law killed by the "Commanches" and his nieces captured, prompting him to set out on a search lasting five years.
If ever there was a love story to break your heart, Puccini's opera La boheme is it. La boheme ranks with Madama Butterfly as the most frequently performed opera today. In spite of its popularity it is, in its own way, revolutionary, taking the spotlight off the kings, queens, warriors and heroes of 19th century opera to focus on more realistic subjects.
A bored and sheltered princess escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome.
Phar Lap is as well-known today for his mysterious death as for his fabulous accomplishments. The chestnut horse won 37 races in three years and united a depression-plagued Australia in the 1930s