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Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Lord Richard Attenborough tells the moving story of the British rescue mission to save nearly 10,000 children from the Nazis, with first-hand accounts from three of the refugees. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 44 minutes

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

A British pilot survives a plane crash, meets a US servicewoman and falls in love. In heaven, however, a mistake is discovered. Romantic fantasy Show more

Contributors

Peter D Carter:
David Niven
Doctor Reeves:
Roger Livesey
Conductor 71:
Marius Goring
An English Pilot:
Richard Attenborough
An American Pilot:
Bonar Colleano
Chief Recorder:
Joan Maude

Duration: 1 hour, 39 minutes

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

Touching drama. A murderer on the run takes refuge at a farm and inadvertently leads the farmer's children to believe that he is Jesus Christ. Starring Hayley Mills and Alan Bates. Show more

Contributors

Kathy Bostock:
Hayley Mills
The Man:
Alan Bates
Mr Bostock:
Bernard Lee
Charles Bostock:
Alan Barnes
Jackie:
Roy Holder
Raymond:
Barry Dean
Director:
Bryan Forbes
Director:
Bryan Forbes

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Duration: 2 hours, 3 minutes

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

Available for 4 months

Romantic drama. CS Lewis, Oxford don and well-known children's author, appears to be content with his quiet academic life until he meets the forthright American poet Joy Gresham. Show more

Contributors

Jack Lewis:
Anthony Hopkins
Joy Gresham:
Debra Winger
Warnie Lewis:
Edward Hardwicke
Douglas Gresham:
Joseph Mazzello
Desmond Arding:
Julian Fellowes
Christopher Riley:
John Wood
Arnold Dopliss:
Roddy Maude-Roxby
Rupert Parrish:
Andrew Hawkins
Doctor Craig:
Peter Firth

Duration: 2 hours, 17 minutes

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

Richard Attenborough's biopic recounting the eventful early life of Winston Churchill, including his time as a war correspondent in Africa. With Simon Ward and Anne Bancroft. Show more

Contributors

Winston Churchill:
Simon Ward
Lord Randolph Churchill:
Robert Shaw
Lady Jennie Churchill:
Anne Bancroft
General Kitchener:
John Mills
Mr Welldon:
Jack Hawkins
George E Buckle:
Ian Holm
General Bindon Blood:
Patrick Magee
Captain Aylmer Haldane:
Edward Woodward
David Lloyd George:
Anthony Hopkins
Captain, 35th Sikhs:
Peter Cellier
Adjutant, 35th Sikhs:
Ronald Hines
Mrs Everest:
Pat Heywood
Lord Salisbury:
Laurence Naismith
Joseph Chamberlain:
Basil Dignam
Headmaster:
Robert Hardy
Officer on Train:
James Cosmo
Party Chairman:
Norman Bird
Prince of Wales:
Reginald Marsh
Major Finn:
Thorley Walters
Pamela Plowden:
Jane Seymour
Captain Weaver:
Dinsdale Landen
Sikh Soldier:
Dino Shafeek
Producer:
Carl Foreman

Duration: 2 hours, 44 minutes

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

WWII classic about a mass escape attempt by Allied POWs from a supposedly escape-proof German camp. Their plan to liberate hundreds of prisoners soon runs into difficulties. Show more

Contributors

Director:
John Sturges
Hilts 'The Cooler King':
Steve McQueen
Hendley 'The Scrounger':
James Garner
Bartlett 'Big X':
Richard Attenborough
Danny 'Tunnel King':
Charles Bronson
Sedgwick 'The Manufacturer':
James Coburn
Blythe 'The Forger':
Donald Pleasence
Ramsey 'The SBO':
James Donald
Ashley-Pitt 'Dispersal':
David McCallum
MacDonald 'Intelligence':
Gordon Jackson
Von Luger 'The Kommandant':
Hannes Messemer
Willie 'Tunnel King':
John Leyton
Ives 'The Mole':
Angus Lennie
Cavendish 'The Surveyor':
Nigel Stock
Werner 'The Ferret':
Robert Graf

Duration: 1 hour, 48 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Drama based on a true story. John Christie claims he is an accomplished abortionist and offers to perform the illegal operation on his tenant's wife. Show more

Contributors

John Christie:
Richard Attenborough
Timothy Evans:
John Hurt
Beryl Evans:
Judy Geeson
Mrs Ethel Christie:
Pat Heywood
Police Detective Sergeant:
Tenniel Evans
Judge Lewis:
Andre Morell
Malcolm Morris:
Robert Hardy
West Indian:
Rudolph Walker

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Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

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

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

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: 3 hours, 11 minutes

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

The celebrated blockbuster recounting the life of Mohandas K Gandhi, who started out as a lawyer and rose to become the leader of the Indian independence movement. Show more

Contributors

Mahatma Gandhi:
Ben Kingsley
Margaret Bourke-White:
Candice Bergen
General Dyer:
Edward Fox
Lord Irwin:
John Gielgud
Judge Broomfield:
Trevor Howard
The Viceroy:
John Mills
Charlie Andrews:
Ian Charleson
General Smuts:
Athol Fugard
Sardar Patel:
Saeed Jaffrey
Pandit Nehru:
Roshan Seth
Senior Police Officer:
Ian Bannen
Sir George Hodge:
Michael Hordern
Nahari:
Om Puri
Sir Edward Gait:
Richard Vernon
Commentator:
Shane Rimmer
European Passenger:
Peter Cartwright
Police Sergeant:
Ken Hutchison
Manager of the Mine:
John Savident
Composer:
Ravi Shankar
Director of photography:
Ronnie Taylor
Director of photography:
Billy Williams

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: 2 hours, 10 minutes

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

A dramatic reconstruction of the World War II defeat at Dunkirk, told through the experiences of three characters. Show more

Contributors

Captain Binns:
John Mills
Charles Foreman:
Bernard Lee
Dave Bellman:
Meredith Edwards
Military Spokesman:
Anthony Nicholls
Frankie:
Sean Barrett
Colonel - Medical Officer:
Lionel Jeffries
Lieutenant Lumpkin:
Kenneth Cope
Sergeant on Parade Ground:
Patrick Allen
Director:
Leslie Norman

Talking Pictures

Richard Attenborough

Duration: 40 minutes

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

Available for 24 days

A look at the life and work of the late Richard Attenborough, with interviews and archive clips illustrating a career that has made him one of cinema's most popular figures. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 49 minutes

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

Available for 24 days

The story of a ship from its construction to its participation at Dunkirk and finally its sinking at the Battle of Crete. As the ship sinks, the crew remember their loved ones. Show more

Contributors

Captain 'D':
Noel Coward
O/S 'Shorty' Blake:
John Mills
Alix Kinross:
Celia Johnson
Mrs Hardy:
Joyce Carey
Freda Lewis:
Kay Walsh
Chief Petty Officer Walter Hardy:
Bernard Miles
Director:
Noel Coward
Director:
David Lean
Producer:
Noel Coward

Duration: 1 hour, 49 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Espionage drama based on the Graham Greene novel. A potential leak is discovered in a small section of the Secret Service. Two men are under suspicion. Richard Attenborough stars. Show more

Contributors

Colonel John Daintry:
Richard Attenborough
Brigadier Tomlinson:
John Gielgud
Cornelius Muller:
Joop Doderer
Arthur Davis:
Derek Jacobi
Doctor Percival:
Robert Morley
Castle's Mother:
Mia Maestro
Sir John Hargreaves:
Richard Vernon
Maurice Castle:
Nicol Williamson

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