Lifelong friends Wilf (Billy Connolly) and Reggie (Tom Courtenay), together with former colleague Cissy (Pauline Collins), are residents of Beecham House, a home for retired opera singers. Every year on Giuseppe Verdi’s birthday, the residents unite to give a concert to raise funds for their home. But when Jean Horton (Maggie Smith), a former grande dame of the opera fallen on hard times, also Reg
gie’s ex-wife and the fourth and most celebrated member of their former quartet, moves into the home to everyone’s surprise, the plans for this year’s concert start to unravel. Quartet will be showing in UK cinemas from 1 January 2013.
Series five came to a dramatic close as both George (TR Knight) and Izzie’s (Katherine Heigl) lives hung in the balance. The series six opener finds the residents and interns dealing with the aftermath of George’s tragic death with more losses, of sorts, on the way.
The residents of the east German town Halle were urged to evacuate the area as the river Saale reached its highest levels in 400 years. This footage, captured by light aircraft flier Robert Letsch, conveys the extent of the damage caused by the flooding. Credit: YouTube/RundflugMerseburgDE