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Series 6

Episode 3: Pat and Margaret

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Comedy drama about a Lancashire-born American soap star who, returning to Britain, is reunited on live television with her sister Margaret - a motorway cafeteria waitress. Show more

Contributors

Patricia Bedford:
Julie Walters
Margaret Mottershead:
Victoria Wood
Jim's Mum:
Thora Hird

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, 27 minutes

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

When a young girl with a rare blood type falls critically ill, a doctor and a police inspector begin a race against time to track down a suitable donor for a blood transfusion. Show more

Contributors

Inspector Lane:
Jack Warner
Dr Carter:
Anthony Steel
Laura Bishop:
Joy Shelton
Tim Mahoney:
Freddie Mills
Mrs Cornelius:
Thora Hird
Dr Braithwaite:
John Robinson
George Robinson:
Earl Cameron
Danny Marks:
Sidney James
Flash Harry:
Eric Pohlmann
Brenda:
Vida Hope
Director:
Lewis Gilbert
Producer:
Ernest G Roy

Duration: 1 hour, 42 minutes

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

Drama starring Laurence Olivier as an egotistical vaudeville entertainer who considers himself a star but whose life is an untold failure. Show more

Contributors

Archie Rice:
Laurence Olivier
Phoebe Rice:
Brenda De Banzie
Jean Rice:
Joan Plowright
Billy Rice:
Roger Livesey
Frank Rice:
Alan Bates
Mick Rice:
Albert Finney
Tina Lapford:
Shirley Anne Field
Mrs. Ada Lapford:
Thora Hird
Soubrette:
Miriam Karlin

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dinnerladies

Series 1

Moods

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 3 months

Tony and Bren are happy, but everyone else is in a bad mood. To lift the mood, a tea party is organised for everybody's parents.

Best Of British

Victoria Wood

Duration: 39 minutes

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

A look back at the career of Victoria Wood, from a solitary childhood in 1960s Lancashire to becoming the first stand-up to sell out the Royal Albert Hall. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Tony Moss
Interviewed Guest:
Victoria Wood
Participant:
Julie Walters
Participant:
Celia Imrie
Participant:
Caroline Aherne
Participant:
Thora Hird
Participant:
Clive James

Duration: 1 hour, 18 minutes

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

Sci-fi classic. The sole survivor of a crashed British rocket is revealed to pose a deadly alien threat. When all else fails, scientist Professor Quatermass is mankind's last hope. Show more

Contributors

Professor Bernard Quatermass:
Brian Donlevy
Inspector Lomax:
Jack Warner
Judith Carroon:
Margia Dean
Dr Gordon Briscoe:
David King-Wood
BBC TV producer:
Gordon Jackson
Rosemary Rigly:
Thora Hird
Victor Carroon:
Richard Wordsworth
Christie:
Harold Lang
Police Sergeant:
Sam Kydd
Mrs Lomax:
Jane Aird
Producer:
Anthony Hinds
Director:
Val Guest
Writer:
Val Guest

Talking Heads

Series 2

Episode 6: Waiting for the Telegram

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Drama monologue written by Alan Bennett, starring Dame Thora Hird. Awaiting her second telegram from the monarch, Violet remembers the first. Show more

Contributors

Violet:
Thora Hird
Director:
Stuart Burge
Producer:
Mark Shivas

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Formats

Last of the Summer Wine

Series 24

Episode 9: The Second Husband and the Showgirls

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One West

Tom and Smiler have an interesting blind date lined up, while Truly learns that his former wife's new husband is coming to town.

Last of the Summer Wine

Series 24

Episode 10: All of a Florrie

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One West

Sitcom set in the Yorkshire Dales. A casual flirtation from Truly's past turns up with amorous intentions.

Duration: 33 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 20 days

Terry Wogan hosts the comedy quiz game, in which contestants attempt to match the missing word in a phrase with those chosen by a panel of six celebrities.