Host-producer Shelly Duvall followed 'Faerie Tale Theater' with updates of American folk stories that blended adventure and whimsy. 'Tales' had big budgets for location filming, name directors (including Michael Lindsay-Hogg and Christopher Guest), original scores (by Ry Cooder, among others) and, of course, stars. Among them: Jamie Lee Curtis (in 'Annie Oakley'), Danny Glover ('John Henry') and Elliott Gould ('Casey at the Bat,' with Howard Cosell narrating).
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Olympic figure skating champion Dorothy Hamill appears with fellow skating star Robin Cousins in this television adaptation of Tchaikovsky's ballet version of +The Nutcracker, which has been choreographed to take advantage of their talent on the ice. Lorne Greene serves as host and narrator; the score is performed by the National Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Richard Bonynge.
A supernaturally slanted, superbly photographed good-versus-evil series set during the 1930s, focusing on a young man with mysterious talents who is picked up by a carnival. A supernaturally slanted, superbly photographed good-versus-evil series set during the 1930s, focusing on a young man with mysterious talents who is picked up by a carnival crossing the Dust Bowl. At the same time, a California preacher predicts doom while battling his own demons. The pace is deliberate, but the drama presents an unusually evocative rendering of the hope and despair of the Great Depression.
Cathy Rigby stars as Peter Pan in this Broadway production of the beloved children's classic. Filmed at the Marquis Theater for a special A&E presentation, the performance features wonderful singing and dancing in such numbers as "I'm Flying," "I Won't Grow," and "Ugh-A-Wug." The shenanigans of Captain Hook, the delicate Tinkerbell, and the antics of the pirates and Indians will delight old fans of Peter Pan and new devotees alike. A&E will donate a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the video to the Peter Pan Children's Fund.