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Duration: 1 hour, 54 minutes

on BBC Two England

Sci-fi comedy directed by Don Sharp, about an American showman (Burl Ives) who forms an alliance with two crooked English businessmen in a bid to send a man to the moon. Show more

Contributors

Phineas T Barnum:
Burl Ives
Gaylord Sullivan:
Troy Donahue
Sir Charles Dillworthy:
Lionel Jeffries
Sir Harry Washington-Smythe:
Terry-Thomas
Professor Siegfried von Bullow:
Gert Frobe
The Duke of Barset:
Dennis Price
Madelaine:
Daliah Lavi
Bertram Grundle:
Graham Stark
Warrant Officer:
Stratford Johns
Lady Electra:
Judy Cornwell
General Tom Thumb:
Jimmy Clitheroe
Anna Lindstrom:
Renate von Holt
Director:
Don Sharp

Genres

Formats

Life on Earth

Episode 9: The Rise of the Mammals

Duration: 55 minutes

on BBC Two England

Available for 6 months

Mammals have proved to be one of the most adaptable products of evolution. David Attenborough looks at their evolution from reptiles 200 million years ago. Show more

Life on Earth

Episode 10: Themes and Variations

Duration: 55 minutes

on BBC Two England

Available for 6 months

David Attenborough looks at some of the huge variety of mammals. The tree shrew has attracted great interest as it shows how mammals may have originated. Show more

Regional Variations (2)

Duration: 59 minutes

on BBC Two HD

Andrew Marr charts the events that shaped Britain. The series concludes with an account of Britain during the Second World War, starting with the events at Dunkirk. Show more

Great British Railway Journeys

Series 1

Episode 7: Settle to Garsdale

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Two England

Travel documentary. Michael Portillo revisits the Settle-Carlisle line, explores the Ribblehead viaduct and learns about the navvies who helped to build it. Show more

James Martin: Home Comforts

Series 1 - 30 Minute Versions

Episode 2: Comfort Cooking

Duration: 29 minutes

on BBC Two England

TV chef James Martin explores home cooking. James shares some of his ultimate comfort food recipes, including a warming beef and red wine pie. Show more

Regional Variations (2)

Talking Pictures

Alfred Hitchcock

Duration: 38 minutes

on BBC Two HD

A retrospective look at television appearances made over the years by Hollywood director Alfred Hitchcock, capturing the highlights of his life and career. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 33 minutes

on BBC Two England

Classic Hitchcock suspense drama in which a couple investigate the mysterious disappearance of an elderly lady on a train from Switzerland to England. Show more

Contributors

Iris Henderson:
Margaret Lockwood
Dr Hartz:
Paul Lukas
Mr Todhunter:
Cecil Parker
Mrs Todhunter:
Linden Travers
Caldicott:
Naunton Wayne
Charters:
Basil Radford
Baroness:
Mary Clare
Hotel Manager:
Emile Boreo
Producer:
Edward Black

Coast

Series 5 Reversions

Dorset

Duration: 14 minutes

on BBC Two England

A look around the coast of the British Isles. Nick Crane ventures out into the Portland tidal race to see how this tidal surge creates some of the roughest waters in Britain. Show more

Natural World

2011-2012

Episode 13: The Real Jungle Book Bear

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Two England

David Attenborough narrates a documentary looking at the secretive sloth bear. It follows a young male called Baloo as he grows up in the harsh Karnataka landscape in India. Show more

Regional Variations (3)

Permission Impossible: Britain's Planners

BBC Two Northern Ireland

Coast

BBC Two Wales

Restoration Home - One Year On

Series 2

Episode 1: Sandford House and Abbey Lane

Duration: 59 minutes

on BBC Two HD

The team return to the historic buildings being transformed into dream homes. Kieran Long revisits Sandford House and Abbey Lane for an update. Show more

Regional Variations (3)

EĆ²rpa

BBC Two Scotland

Mastermind

BBC Two Northern Ireland

Flog It!

Series 9 Reversions

Episode 4: Dorchester

Duration: 59 minutes

on BBC Two HD

Flog It is in the Dorset town of Dorchester. Paul Martin is joined by antiques experts Mark Stacey and David Fletcher. Mark examines some trench art from World War I. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Paul Martin
Participant:
Mark Stacey
Participant:
David Fletcher
Series Producer:
Susie Staples

Dad's Army

Series 4

Episode 2: Don't Forget the Diver

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Two England

Wartime sitcom. The ingenuity of Mainwaring's men is put to the test.

Contributors

Capt George Mainwaring:
Arthur Lowe
Sgt Arthur Wilson:
John Le Mesurier
LCpl Jack Jones:
Clive Dunn
Pte Frazer:
John Laurie
Pte Walker:
James Beck
Pte Godfrey:
Arnold Ridley
Pte Pike:
Ian Lavender
ARP Warden:
Bill Pertwee
Capt Square:
Geoffrey Lumsden
Pte Sponge:
Colin Bean
2nd ARP Warden:
Don Estelle
Landlord:
Verne Morgan
Producer:
David Croft
Director:
Harold Snoad

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Two England

In this compilation, Eric and Ernie go back to 1963, John Thaw sends the duo on a dangerous mission, and Vanessa Redgrave dances a mean fandango. Show more

QI XL

Series J

Episode 5: J-Places

Duration: 44 minutes

on BBC Two England

Stephen Fry asks for 'quite interesting' facts about places which start with the letter J. With Susan Calman, Sandi Toksvig, Bill Bailey and Alan Davies.

Contributors

Presenter:
Stephen Fry
Participant:
Alan Davies
Participant:
Susan Calman
Participant:
Sandi Toksvig
Participant:
Bill Bailey
Director:
Ian Lorimer
Producer:
John Lloyd

Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle

Series 3

Episode 1: Shilbottle

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Two England

Stewart Lee's award-winning stand-up series returns after a three-year absence, as he ponders some alterations to road signs along the A1 in Northumberland. Show more

Duration: 2 hours, 14 minutes

on BBC Two England

Remake of the Mel Brooks classic in which a crooked Broadway producer co-opts a timid accountant to help him execute an outrageous scheme to stage a play that is certain to flop. Show more

Contributors

Max Bialystock:
Nathan Lane
Franz Liebkind:
Will Ferrell
Roger DeBris:
Gary Beach
Carmen Ghia:
Roger Bart
Hold Me-Touch Me:
Eileen Essell
Prison Trustee:
Michael McKean
Lick Me-Bite Me:
Debra Monk
Kiss Me-Feel Me:
Andrea Martin
Mr Marks:
Jon Lovitz
Lead Tenor:
John Barrowman
Writer:
Mel Brooks
Director:
Susan Stroman

Duration: 1 hour, 58 minutes

on BBC Two England

Historical drama recounting the story of the scandalous affair between the wife of up-and-coming English politician William Lamb and unconventional Romantic poet Lord Byron. Show more

Contributors

Lady Caroline Lamb:
Sarah Miles
William Lamb:
Jon Finch
Lady Melbourne:
Margaret Leighton
Canning:
John Mills
Lady Bessborough:
Pamela Brown
King George IV:
Ralph Richardson
Duke of Wellington:
Laurence Olivier
Director:
Robert Bolt
Producer:
Robert M Fine

BBC Two England

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