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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

Contributors

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
Nursemaid:
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
Director:
John Boulting

Natural World

2008-2009

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

Regional Variations (2)

Duration: 59 minutes

on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Continuing his journey from Venice to Istanbul, Rick Stein arrives in the Greek Peloponnese and samples memorable dishes like rooster stew hilopites with mizithra cheese. 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

Contributors

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

Regional Variations (2)

Escape to the Country

Series 13

Episode 32: Hampshire

Duration: 44 minutes

on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Jules Hudson visits Hampshire, where he helps a pottery-loving couple find a new country retreat and meets a volunteer maintaining the county's motoring heritage. Show more

Regional Variations (2)

Off the Beaten Track

BBC Two Northern Ireland

Flog It!

Series 9

Episode 7: Dorchester

Duration: 45 minutes

on BBC Two Wales

Paul Martin is joined by experts Mark Stacey and David Fletcher in Dorchester. Mark examines some trench art from World War I and David looks at a 19th-century pistol. Show more

Contributors

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

Regional Variations (2)

Gardeners' World

2016

Episode 6

Duration: 29 minutes

on BBC Two Scotland

Gardening magazine. Monty starts a new project - a cutting garden - and gives advice on what to grow to provide plenty of cut flowers for gorgeous summer bouquets. Show more

Regional Variations (2)

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Two Scotland

The search for Britain's best team of pastry chefs. The teams are asked to reinvent a classic British dessert, lemon meringue pie, as a fine-dining experience. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Kerridge
Executive Producer:
Richard Bowron
Executive Producer:
Richard McKerrow
Executive Producer:
Anna Beattie
Series Producer:
Tara Jang
Production Company:
Love Productions

Regional Variations (2)

Grand Tours of Scotland

Series 2

Episode 5: The True Spirit of Scotland

Duration: 29 minutes

on BBC Two Scotland

Paul Murton follows in the footsteps of Scotland's first tourists. He travels out to Islay in a canoe that is a replica of an original from the 1890s. Show more

Regional Variations (2)

Dad's Army

Series 5

Episode 10: Brain versus Brawn

Duration: 29 minutes

on BBC Two Scotland

Classic wartime sitcom. The members of the platoon disguise themselves as firemen during an exercise, but then they are called upon to tackle a real blaze.

Contributors

Captain Mainwaring:
Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson:
John Le Mesurier
Lance Corporal Jones:
Clive Dunn
Private Frazer:
John Laurie
Private Walker:
James Beck
Private Godfrey:
Arnold Ridley
Private Pike:
Ian Lavender
ARP Warden:
Bill Pertwee
Mr Fairbrother:
Anthony Roye
Waitress:
Maggie Don
Bridge Corporal:
Geoffrey Hughes
Dump Corporal:
David Rose
Producer:
David Croft

Regional Variations (2)

Delete, Delete, Delete

BBC Two Northern Ireland

Duration: 1 hour, 10 minutes

on BBC Two Scotland

A revealing drama that looks at the life of singer Dame Shirley Bassey. The film charts Bassey's early career, from her humble roots to the start of her rise to stardom. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Colin Teague
Shirley Bassey:
Ruth Negga
Mike Sullivan:
Charlie Creed-Miles
Eliza Bassey:
Lesley Sharp
Kenneth Hume:
Henry Lloyd-Hughes
Iris Bassey:
Larissa Wilson
Henry Bassey:
Babou Ceesay
Henry Bassey Jnr:
Isaiah Cai Forrest
Neighbour:
Victoria Pugh
Policeman:
Jack Llewellyn
Shirley (Aged 9):
Amira Arish
Juhni Sullivan:
Jeany Spark
Jack Hylton:
Matthew Marsh
Mrs Morrison:
Di Botcher
Chauffeur John:
Geraint Todd
Sharon Bassey:
Divine Faith Utonga
Executive Producer:
Eleanor Moran
Executive Producer:
Maxine Watson
Executive Producer:
Charles Thompson

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

Contributors

Jimmy Starks:
Guy Pearce
Vacaro:
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
Director:
Mark Fergus

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