Few films have captured the mood of a historical period as well as the 1972 classic Cabaret. Its stylish recreation of 1920s Berlin and Liza Minelli’s unforgettable portrayal of singer Sally Bowles are the stuff of cinematic legend.

Actor Alan Cumming meets Cabaret's original stars, including Minelli, as he explores the truths behind the fiction, fom the shocking reality of the story that inspired it to the tragic fate of many of the cabaret artists at the hands of the Nazis.

BBC Four, October 2009, 1 x 60 min.

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