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Duration: 2 hours, 6 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

Comedy. A wealthy newspaper proprietor puts up a £10,000 prize for the fastest flight from London to Paris. His wager attracts a weird and eccentric collection of competitors. Show more

Contributors

Orvil Newton:
Stuart Whitman
Patricia Rawnsley:
Sarah Miles
Sir Percival Ware-Armitage:
Terry-Thomas
Colonel Manfred Von Holstein:
Gert Frobe
Pierre Dubois:
Jean-Pierre Cassel
Lord Rawnsley:
Robert Morley
Courtney:
Eric Sykes
Fire Chief Perkins:
Benny Hill
Richard Mays:
James Fox
Count Emilio Ponticelli:
Alberto Sordi
Brigitte/Ingrid/Marlene/Françoise/Yvette/Betty:
Irina Demick
Mother Superior:
Flora Robson
Neanderthal Man/Birdman/Inventors/Pilot/Airline Passenger:
Red Skelton
Captain Rumpelstoss:
Karl Michael Vogler
George Gruber:
Sam Wanamaker
French Postman:
Eric Barker
Colonel:
Fred Emney
Assistant Fire Chief:
Norman Rossington
Fireman:
Graham Stark
Harry Popperwell:
Tony Hancock
Trawler Skipper:
Maurice Denham
MacDougal:
Gordon Jackson
French Painter:
John Le Mesurier
Lieutenant Parsons:
Jeremy Lloyd
Countess Sophia Ponticelli:
Zena Marshall
Airline Hostess:
Millicent Martin
Italian Mayor:
Eric Pohlman
Tremayne Gascoyne:
William Rushton
Photographer:
Jimmy Thompson
Director:
Ken Annakin

Duration: 1 hour, 23 minutes

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

Available for 4 months

Comedy. The St Trinian's girls find themselves under the protection of the army, and the sixth form take a fancy to winning a trip to Italy through means fair or foul. Show more

Contributors

Captain Romney Carlton-Ricketts:
Terry-Thomas
Director:
Frank Launder
Bridget:
Dilys Laye
Producer:
Frank Launder
Flash Harry:
George Cole
Virginia:
Sabrina
Superintendent:
Lloyd Lamble
Sgt. Gates:
Joyce Grenfell
Cynthia:
Jose Read
Miss Fritton :
Alastair Sim
Dame Maud Hackshaw:
Judith Furse
Police Sergeant:
Terry Scott

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Duration: 1 hour, 32 minutes

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

Available for 4 months

British comedy about a born loser who enrols at the College of Lifemanship and turns his life around by learning how to charm and cheat his way to the top with little effort. Show more

Contributors

Henry Palfrey:
Ian Carmichael
Raymond Delauney:
Terry-Thomas
Mr S Potter:
Alastair Sim
April Smith:
Janette Scott
Dunstan:
Dennis Price
Producer:
Hal E Chester
Director:
Robert Hamer

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Duration: 1 hour, 32 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

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, 41 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Classic satire on British industry in which an upper-class dimwit (Ian Carmichael) is thrown onto the shop floor by his crooked uncle in an attempt to provoke a strike. Show more

Contributors

Fred Kite:
Peter Sellers
Stanley Windrush:
Ian Carmichael
Major Hitchcock:
Terry-Thomas
Sidney De Vere Cox:
Richard Attenborough
Bertram Tracepurcel:
Dennis Price
Mrs Kite:
Irene Handl
Director:
John Boulting
Producer:
Roy Boulting

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Duration: 2 hours, 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Available for 5 months

Classic comedy. An oddball mix of motorists learn of some buried cash and embark on a desperate, competitive cross-California rush to unearth it. Show more

Contributors

Captain Culpepper:
Spencer Tracy
J Russell Finch:
Milton Berle
Melville Crump:
Sid Caesar
Benjy Benjamin:
Buddy Hackett
Mrs Marcus:
Ethel Merman
Ding Bell:
Mickey Rooney
Sylvester Marcus:
Dick Shawn
Otto Meyer:
Phil Silvers
Algernon Hawthorne:
Terry-Thomas
Lennie Pike:
Jonathan Winters
Monica Crump:
Edie Adams
Emeline Marcus-Finch:
Dorothy Provine
Smiler Grogan:
Jimmy Durante
Tyler Fitzgerald:
Jim Backus
Police Chief Aloysius:
William Demarest
Third Cab Driver:
Peter Falk
Writer:
Tania Rose

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Duration: 2 hours, 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Lively comedy about a confirmed bachelor who 'accidentally' gets married while drunk, then, following a misunderstanding, is accused of murdering his wife. Show more

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Duration: 1 hour, 25 minutes

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

British comedy about a gang of crooks who mess up every robbery they attempt and decide to try their hand at kidnapping instead. Starring Terry Thomas. Show more

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Billy Gordon:
Terry-Thomas
Fingers:
George Cole
Whisper:
Joe Melia
Charmaine:
Vera Day
Secretary:
Delphi Lawrence
Magistrate:
John Le Mesurier
Solicitor:
Sydney Tafler
Tommy Weston:
Nicholas Parsons
Fire Policeman:
Terry Scott
Director:
Mario Zampi
Producer:
Mario Zampi

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Duration: 1 hour, 54 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: 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

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Duration: 1 hour, 32 minutes

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

Lighthearted comedy about an upper-crust army misfit who discovers that his uncle is acquiring German art treasures. Show more

Contributors

Pte Stanley Windrush:
Ian Carmichael
Major Hitchcock:
Terry-Thomas
Pte Percival Henry Cox:
Richard Attenborough
Brig Bertram Tracepurcel:
Dennis Price
Arthur Egan:
Peter Jones
Sgt Sutton:
William Hartnell
Pte Dai Jones:
Kenneth Griffith
Pte Horrocks:
Ian Bannen
Pte George Blake:
Victor Maddern
Prudence Greenslade:
Jill Adams
Psychiatrist:
John Le Mesurier
Major Schultz:
Christopher Lee
Director:
John Boulting

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Duration: 1 hour, 29 minutes

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

Musical fairy tale based on the classic Brothers Grimm story. A woodcutter and his wife wish for a small boy. They are granted this wish in the miniature form of Tom Thumb.

Contributors

Tom Thumb:
Russ Tamblyn
Forest Queen:
June Thorburn
Jonathan:
Bernard Miles
The Cobbler:
Ian Wallace
Kapellmeister:
Peter Butterworth
Town Crier:
Peter Bull
Voice of Yawning Man:
Stan Freeberg
Voice of Con-Fu-Shon:
Dal McKennon
Producer:
George Pal
Director:
George Pal

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