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Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

on BBC Two HD

Biography of British film pioneer William Friese-Greene, who designed and patented a working cinematic camera. His life was dogged by hardship and lack of recognition. Show more


William Friese-Greene:
Robert Donat
Edith Friese-Greene:
Margaret Johnston
Helena Friese-Greene:
Maria Schell
Maurice Friese-Greene:
John Howard Davies
Lord Beaverbrook:
Robert Beatty
Arthur Collings:
Eric Portman
May Jones:
Glynis Johns
Platform Man:
Cecil Parker
Assistant in Laboratory:
David Tomlinson
Bank Manager:
Emlyn Williams
Hotel Receptionist:
Kay Walsh
Police Officer:
Laurence Olivier
Maida Vale Doctor:
Leo Genn
House Agent:
Marius Goring
Industry Man:
Peter Ustinov
Sheila Sim
Broker's Man:
Stanley Holloway
Miss Tagg:
Renee Asherson
Company Promoter:
Roland Culver
Ethel Friese-Greene:
Janette Scott
Cousin Alfred:
Bernard Miles
Mrs Claire:
Joyce Grenfell
Maurice Guttenberg:
Frederick Valk
Official Receiver:
Michael Hordern
Sergeant in Storeroom:
Sydney James
Doctor's Housekeeper:
Thora Hird
Recruiting Sergeant:
William Hartnell
Sitter in Bath Studio:
Googie Withers
Sitter in Bath Studio:
Richard Murdoch
Sitter in Bath Studio:
Sybil Thorndike
Mrs Stukely:
Joan Hickson
Industry Man:
Peter Jones
John Boulting

Natural World


Episode 3: Clever Monkeys

Duration: 50 minutes

on BBC Two HD

David Attenborough discovers some surprisingly human behaviour when he looks at monkeys, such as pygmy marmosets, bearded capuchins or white-faced capuchins. Show more

Homes Under the Hammer

Series 18

Episode 4

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Two HD

Property renovation series. Martin Roberts and Lucy Alexander visit homes in Stoke, Glasgow and north London. They learn how much each property sold for at auction. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 57 minutes

on BBC Two HD

Biopic of the artist Vincent van Gogh. Driven by intense passions, van Gogh finds himself too often at odds with the world around him as he struggles to make his mark. Show more


Vincent van Gogh:
Kirk Douglas
Paul Gauguin:
Anthony Quinn
Theo van Gogh:
James Donald
Pamela Brown
Dr Gachet:
Everett Sloane
Anton Mauve:
Noel Purcell
Theodorus van Gogh:
Henry Daniell
Anna Cornelia van Gogh:
Madge Kennedy
Jill Bennett
Dr Peyron:
Lionel Jeffries
John Houseman

Duration: 1 hour, 35 minutes

on BBC Two HD

Supernatural drama. Smooth-talking salesman Jimmy Starks (Guy Pearce) is convinced that his future holds big things, but everything changes when he receives an ominous prediction. Show more


Jimmy Starks:
Guy Pearce
JK Simmons
Ed Jacomoi:
William Fichtner
Andy Lopez:
Rick Gonzalez
Tom Morelane:
Adam Scott
Tavern Owner Pete:
Nicholas Ballas
Bartender Sammy:
David House
Roy Harrison:
Luce Rains
Dr Bates:
Forrest Fyre
Mark Fergus


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