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Duration: 1 hour, 12 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Boxing drama starring Robert Ryan as an ageing fighter who refuses to throw a fight which the Mob wants him to lose, believing that he can win enough money to retire. Show more

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Bill 'Stoker' Thompson:
Robert Ryan
Director:
Robert Wise
Little Boy:
Alan Baxter
Tiger Nelson:
Hal Baylor
Gunboat Johnson:
David Clarke

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Duration: 1 hour, 47 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Drama about a Georgia farmer, convinced that there is buried treasure somewhere on his ranch but hampered in his search by an acre of land designated for tithing. Show more

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Ty Ty Walden:
Robert Ryan
Will Thompson:
Aldo Ray
Darlin' Jill Walden:
Fay Spain
Buck Walden:
Jack Lord
Griselda:
Tina Louise
Shaw Walden:
Vic Morrow
Dave Dawson:
Michael Landon
Producer:
Sidney Harmon
Director:
Anthony Mann

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Duration: 1 hour, 26 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Whip-cracking action. A newly settled marshal from Oklahoma earns his spurs by taming a female outlaw in the Wild West, but he has a tough ride with a ruthless gang. Show more

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Sundance Kid:
Robert Ryan
Marshall Vance Cordell:
Randolph Scott
Cheyenne:
Anne Jeffreys
Madge Allen:
Jacqueline White
Jim Younger:
Richard Powers
John Younger:
Robert Bray
Emmett Dalton:
Lex Barker
Bob Dalton:
Walter Reed
Grat Dalton:
Michael Harvey
Billy the Kid:
Dean White
Cole Younger:
Steve Brodie
Director:
Ray Enright
Producer:
Nat Holt
Writer:
Luci Ward

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Duration: 1 hour, 24 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Dramatic frontier tale in which the desperate citizens of the small Kansas town of Liberal call upon legendary gunman Bat Masterson for help. Show more

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Duration: 1 hour, 23 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Espionage story about the attempts of a multinational group of army officers to foil a plot by the postwar Nazi underground to reunify Germany. Show more

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Robert Lindley:
Robert Ryan
Lucienne:
Merle Oberon
Dr Bernhardt:
Paul Lukas
James Sterling:
Robert Coote
Johann Walther:
Reinhold Schunzel
Lieutenant Maxim:
Roman Toporow
Hans Schmidt:
Peter von Zerneck
Kessler:
Otto Waldis
Sergeant Barnes:
Michael Harvey
Producer:
Bert Granet

Olympics

2008

Sprint

Duration: 1 hour, 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales (Analogue)

Documentary following the lives of four of Britain's young 100m sprinters and their journey towards the 2012 Olympics. Will they make it through to Olympic glory? Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 37 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

World War II drama about a grieving mother-to-be who moves in with close friends to cushion the emotional blows of the war. Starring Ginger Rogers. Show more

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Duration: 1 hour, 25 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Adventure in which a man (Robert Ryan), wanted for a murder he did not commit, takes refuge on an isolated Burmese plantation run by an American woman (Barbara Stanwyck). Show more

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Gwen Moore:
Barbara Stanwyck
Jim Brecan (Jim Martin):
Robert Ryan
Commissioner:
Reginald Denny
Director:
Allan Dwan

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Duration: 1 hour, 42 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Wartime drama. Whilst pilots of a US fighter squadron fight the Japanese in the air, on the ground resentment builds against their unyielding commander. Show more

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Director:
Nicholas Ray
Cowboy:
Don Taylor
Sergeant clancy:
Jay C Flippen
Shorty Vegay:
Maurice Jara
General:
Barry Kelley

Duration: 1 hour, 24 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Frontier drama in which an outlaw gang and a fugitive army officer join forces to wage a private war against a back-stabbing detective. Show more

Contributors

Jeff Clanton:
Robert Ryan
'Doc' Butcher:
Walter Brennan
Jesse James:
Lawrence Tierney
Curley Ringo:
John Archer
Cole Younger:
Bruce Cabot
Frank James:
Tom Tyler
Bob Younger:
Jack Buetel
Producer:
Herman Schlom
Writer:
John Twist

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Duration: 1 hour, 26 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

Available for years

Musical drama. War hero Fred Atwell falls in love with a beautiful magazine photographer while on leave in New York. Misunderstandings abound when he refuses to reveal his identity as a Flying Tiger. Show more

Contributors

Fred Atwell:
Fred Astaire
Joan Manion:
Joan Leslie
Reg Fenton:
Robert Ryan
Phil Harriman:
Robert Benchley
Canteen Hostess:
Marjorie Gateson
Jackson:
Eric Blore
Writer:
Lynn Root

Duration: 1 hour, 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Crime drama in which a honest policeman (Robert Mitchum) battles a corrupt system in order to bring a violent gangster (Robert Ryan) to justice. Show more

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Captain McQuigg:
Robert Mitchum
Director:
John Cromwell
Scandlon:
Robert Ryan
Mary McQuigg:
Joyce MacKenzie
Lucy Johnson:
Virginia Huston

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Duration: 1 hour, 26 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Available for over a year

Stark, claustrophobic thriller about racial intolerance. A detective lays a trap for an anti-Semitic soldier who murdered a Jewish war veteran. Starring Robert Mitchum. Show more

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Duration: 1 hour, 22 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Drama. After Peter's parents are killed in the war, he is looked after by Gramps - an ex-circus performer. One day, when Peter realises he is a war orphan, his hair turns green. Show more

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Grandfather:
Pat O'Brien
Psychiatrist:
Robert Ryan
Miss Brand:
Barbara Hale
Michael:
Richard Lyon
'The King':
Walter Catlett
Director:
Joseph Losey
Producer:
Dore Schary
Mr. Davis:
Regis Toomey

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Duration: 2 hours, 14 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Robert Shaw stars in this big-screen biography of maverick American Civil War general George Armstrong Custer, who met his end at Little Big Horn. Show more

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General George Armstrong Custer:
Robert Shaw
Elizabeth Custer:
Mary Ure
Major Marcus Reno:
Ty Hardin
Captain Benteen:
Jeffrey Hunter
Chief Dull Knife:
Kieron Moore
Sergeant Patrick Mulligan:
Robert Ryan
Executive Producer:
Irving Lerner

Duration: 1 hour, 39 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Frontier tale about a marshal who pursues a group of wanted men into a town that is under the sway of a criminal rancher with no time for an honest lawman. Show more

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Duration: 2 hours, 34 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

Available for 4 days

Colourful dramatisation of the birth, life and death of Christ, depicting the tensions between Herod's court and the Roman administration, and the execution of John the Baptist. Show more

Contributors

Jesus Christ:
Jeffrey Hunter
John the Baptist:
Robert Ryan
Pontius Pilate:
Hurd Hatfield
Herodias:
Rita Gam
Judas:
Rip Torn
Herod Antipas:
Frank Thring
Director:
Nicholas Ray

Duration: 1 hour, 33 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Melodrama about a calculating femme fatale. Arriving in San Francisco, she embarks on two affairs - with a wealthy businessman and a brooding novelist. Show more

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Christabel Caine:
Joan Fontaine
Nick Bradley:
Robert Ryan
Curtis Carey:
Zachary Scott
Donna Foster:
Joan Leslie
John Caine:
Harold Vermilyea
Aunt Clara:
Virginia Farmer
Director:
Nicholas Ray
Producer:
Robert Sparks

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