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Reputations

Frankie Howerd

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Documentary revealing the truth about Frankie Howerd, one of Britain's best-loved comedians whose personal life was full of closely guarded secrets. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 32 minutes

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

Available for 5 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, 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: 1 hour, 37 minutes

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

Dramatisation of the legendary breakout by World War II Allied POWs from the Germans' supposedly escape-proof fortress. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four

Period drama following the intrigues, loves and losses experienced by young Molly Gibson. A protective Dr Gibson sends Molly away from a pupil who has confessed his love for her. Show more

Contributors

Mrs Gibson:
Francesca Annis
Squire Hamley:
Michael Gambon
Mr Gibson:
Bill Paterson
Molly Gibson:
Justine Waddell
Lord Cumnor:
Ian Carmichael
Miss Phoebe:
Deborah Findlay
Miss Browning:
Barbara Flynn
Mr Preston:
Iain Glen
Mrs Hamley:
Penelope Wilton

Duration: 1 hour, 35 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four

Period drama following the intrigues, loves and losses of young Molly Gibson. As she comforts Mrs Hamley, Molly realises the declining state of the frail woman's health. Show more

Contributors

Mrs Gibson:
Francesca Annis
Squire Hamley:
Michael Gambon
Mr Gibson:
Bill Paterson
Molly Gibson:
Justine Waddell
Lord Cumnor:
Ian Carmichael
Miss Phoebe:
Deborah Findlay
Miss Browning:
Barbara Flynn
Mr Preston:
Iain Glen
Mrs Hamley:
Penelope Wilton
Roger Hamley:
Anthony Howell

Duration: 1 hour, 35 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four

Period drama following the intrigues, loves and losses of young Molly Gibson. Molly's fate becomes entwined with those of Squire Hamley, his wife and their sons Osborne and Roger. Show more

Contributors

Mrs Gibson:
Francesca Annis
Squire Hamley:
Michael Gambon
Mr Gibson:
Bill Paterson
Molly Gibson:
Justine Waddell
Lord Cumnor:
Ian Carmichael
Miss Phoebe:
Deborah Findlay
Miss Browning:
Barbara Flynn
Mr Preston:
Iain Glen
Mrs Hamley:
Penelope Wilton
Roger Hamley:
Anthony Howell

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, 31 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