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Duration: 1 hour, 54 minutes

on BBC Two HD

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

Duration: 1 hour, 22 minutes

on BBC Two HD

Biting Ealing satire about a scientist (Alec Guinness) who invents an indestructible fibre but finds that everyone wants to destroy his formula. Show more

Contributors

Sidney Stratton:
Sir Alec Guinness
Daphne Birnley:
Joan Greenwood
Alan Birnley:
Cecil Parker
Bertha:
Vida Hope
Michael Corland:
Michael Gough
Sir John Kierlaw:
Ernest Thesiger
Producer:
Sidney Cole

Formats

Homes Under the Hammer

Series 15

Episode 95

Duration: 58 minutes

on BBC Two HD

Martin Roberts and Lucy Alexander visit a property in Peckham, south London, a house in Kent and a flat in Staffordshire. They discover who bought them at auction. Show more

Animal Park

Series 7: 30 minute reversions

Episode 10

Duration: 29 minutes

on BBC Two HD

Ben Fogle and Kate Humble explore life at Longleat Estate and Safari Park. A hidden 'carcass-cam' shows what ruthlessly efficient feeding machines the white-backed vultures are. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kate Humble
Presenter:
Ben Fogle
Executive Producer:
Annette Clarke
Executive Producer:
Chris Powell
Series Producer:
Susanne Curran

My Life on a Plate

Episode 1: Mary Berry

Duration: 45 minutes

on BBC Two HD

Chef Brian Turner takes celebrities back to their youths, using the power of food to jog colourful memories. Mary Berry journeys back to her childhood haunts in Bath. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Brian Turner
Participant:
Mary Berry
Series Editor:
Susie Staples
Production Company:
Tigress Productions

My Life on a Plate

Episode 2: Nigel Havers

Duration: 45 minutes

on BBC Two HD

Chef Brian Turner takes celebrities back to their youths, using the power of food to jog colourful memories. Nigel Havers reminisces about his eventful childhood. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Brian Turner
Participant:
Nigel Havers
Series Editor:
Susie Staples
Production Company:
Tigress Productions

Duration: 1 hour, 32 minutes

on BBC Two HD

Comedy about a well-intentioned junior professor who hopes to impress the new university chancellor, but only succeeds in messing up everything he touches. Show more

Contributors

Jim Dixon:
Ian Carmichael
Bertrand Welch:
Terry-Thomas
Professor Welch:
Hugh Griffith
Christine Callaghan:
Sharon Acker
Mrs Welch:
Jean Anderson
Margaret Peel:
Maureen Connell
Sir Hector Gore-Urquhart:
Clive Morton
The Principal:
John Welsh
University Porter:
Reginald Beckwith
Cyril Johns:
Kenneth Griffith
Bill Atkinson:
Jeremy Hawk
Roberts:
John Cairney
Director:
John Boulting
Director:
Roy Boulting
Producer:
Roy Boulting

Duration: 1 hour, 22 minutes

on BBC Two HD

Available for 2 months

Classic Ealing comedy about the mayhem that ensues when a whisky-laden ship runs aground off the coast of the Outer Hebrides during the Second World War. Show more

Contributors

Captain Paul Waggett:
Basil Radford
Peggy Macroon:
Joan Greenwood
George Campbell:
Gordon Jackson
Mrs Waggett:
Catherine Lacey
Sergeant Odd:
Bruce Seton
Joseph Macroon:
Wylie Watson
Catriona Macroon:
Gabrielle Blunt
Mrs Campbell:
Jean Cadell
The Biffer:
Morland Graham
Sammy MacCodrum:
John Gregson

Formats

Escape to the Continent

Series 2

Episode 1: Murcia

Duration: 59 minutes

on BBC Two HD

Property show. Brits test-drive a new life in sunnier climes. Jules Hudson goes property shopping with buyers hoping to start a new life in the Spanish region of Murcia. Show more

Flog It!

Series 9 Reversions

Episode 16: Ashbourne 16

Duration: 59 minutes

on BBC Two HD

Paul Martin, Michael Baggot and Will Axon pick their way through well-kept treasures and collectibles from the Queen Elizabeth Grammar School in Ashbourne, Derbyshire. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Paul Martin
Expert:
Will Axon
Series Producer:
Susie Staples

Duration: 1 hour, 38 minutes

on BBC Two HD

Comedy horror. A teenager discovers he is living next door to a vampire and, finding that nobody will believe him, turns to a Las Vegas magician for help in vanquishing the fiend. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 24 minutes

on BBC Two HD

Available for years

Gothic horror in which an English palaeontologist discovers a frozen monster which thaws out on the train journey home and runs amok onboard the Trans-Siberian Express. Show more

Contributors

Prof. Alexander Saxton:
Christopher Lee
Dr Wells:
Peter Cushing
Father Pujardov:
Alberto De Mendoza
Countess Irina Petrovski:
Silvia Tortosa
Inspector Mirov:
Julio Pena

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