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Duration: 1 hour, 8 minutes

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

A nightmarish tale of espionage and treachery in Istanbul, as an American munitions expert, played by Joseph Cotten, goes on the run from the Gestapo during World War II. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Norman Foster
Howard Graham:
Joseph Cotten
Josette Martel:
Dolores del Rio
Colonel Haki:
Orson Welles
Stephanie Graham:
Ruth Warrick
Mrs Mathews:
Agnes Moorehead
Oo Lang Sang:
Hans Conried
Gogo Martel:
Jack Durant
Prof Haller:
Eustace Wyatt
Matthews:
Frank Readick
Peter Banat:
Jack Moss
Producer:
Orson Welles

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Classic Serial

Eric Ambler - The Mask of Dimitrios

Episode 1: The Origins of an Obsession

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

4 Extra Debut. Charles Latimer's obsession with master criminal Dimitrios leads him to pre-war Europe's dark underworld. Show more

Contributors

Latimer:
Jamie Glover
Dimitrios:
Tim McInnerny
Mr Peters:
Desmond Barrit
Marukakis:
Richard Attlee
Mme Chavez:
Rachel Atkins
Irana Preveza:
Rachel Atkins
Greek Official:
John Evitts
Dhris Mohammed:
Gary Carr
Mortuary Attendant:
Ilker Kaleli
Director:
David Blount

Classic Serial

Eric Ambler - The Mask of Dimitrios

Episode 2: The House of the Eight Angels

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Crime writer Latimer's obsession with killer Dimitrios takes him to Geneva where his life is under threat. Stars Tim McInnerny. Show more

Contributors

Latimer:
Jamie Glover
Dimitrios:
Tim McInnerny
Mr Peters:
Desmond Barrit
Marukakis:
Richard Attlee
Mme Chavez:
Rachel Atkins
Irana Preveza:
Rachel Atkins
Greek Official:
John Evitts
Dhris Mohammed:
Gary Carr
Mortuary Attendant:
Ilker Kaleli
Director:
David Blount

Duration: 2 hours, 1 minute

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

Available for 7 months

Classic documentary-style account of the trials of a British warship during World War II. A captain is haunted by the loss of his past vessel and seeks revenge.

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Duration: 1 hour, 55 minutes

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

Available for 6 months

International jewel thief Elizabeth Lipp recruits her ex-lover Walter Harper to train a motley crew of characters to steal the famous emerald-encrusted dagger of Sultan Mahmud. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Jules Dassin
Elizabeth Lipp:
Melina Mercouri
Walter Harper:
Maximilian Schell
Arthur Simon Simpson:
Peter Ustinov
Cedric Page:
Robert Morley
Hans Fisher:
Jess Hahn
Producer:
Jules Dassin

Duration: 2 hours, 3 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Drama. April 14, 1912. The rich and fashionable crowd the luxury liner Titanic, yet when a giant iceberg looms, the 'unsinkable' ship is doomed. Starring Kenneth More. Show more

Contributors

Second Officer Charles Lightoller:
Kenneth More
Liz Lucas:
Honor Blackman
Thomas Andrews:
Michael Goodliffe
Asst Wireless Operator Harold Bride:
David McCallum
J Bruce Ismay:
Frank Lawton
Captain Edward John Smith:
Laurence Naismith
Wireless Operator John Phillips:
Kenneth Griffith
Mr Clarke:
Ronald Allen
Major Arthur Peuchen:
Robert Ayres
Captain Arthur Rostron:
Anthony Bushell
Mr Murphy:
John Cairney
Mrs Clarke:
Jill Dixon
Sylvia Lightoller:
Jane Downs
Colonel Archibald Gracie:
James Dyrenforth
Lady Richard:
Harriette Johns
Wireless Operator Harold Cottam:
Alec McCowen
Wireless Operator Cyril Evans:
Geoffrey Bayldon

Duration: 1 hour, 40 minutes

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

Word War II drama starring Gregory Peck. An unbalanced RAF squadron leader is forced to overcome his shattered nerves when his plane crashes in Japanese territory.

Contributors

Forrester:
Gregory Peck
Dr Harris:
Bernard Lee
Miss McNab:
Brenda de Banzie
Carrington:
Lyndon Brook

Duration: 1 hour, 25 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Wales (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Available for years

Thriller. While holidaying in the south of France prior to World War II, an Austrian medical student is wrongly accused of spying and must clear his name. Show more

Contributors

Peter Vadessy:
James Mason
Madame Suzanne Koche:
Lucie Mannheim
Monsieur Robert Duclos:
Raymond Lovell
Monsieur Michel Beghin:
Julien Mitchell
Monsieur Andre Roux:
Herbert Lom
Walter Vogel:
Martin Miller
Mary Skelton:
Clare Hamilton
Emil Schimler:
Frederick Valk
Major Chandon-Hartley:
Anthony Shaw
Warren Skelton:
Valentine Dyall
Odette Roux:
Patricia Medina
Henri Asticot:
David Ward
Director:
Lance Comfort
Director:
Max Greene
Producer:
Lance Comfort
Producer:
Max Greene

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