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Duration: 1 hour, 25 minutes

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

True tale of how brothers Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, trombonist and saxophonist respectively, rose from humble beginnings to become the jazz-swing sensation of the 1930s and 1940s. Show more


Tommy Dorsey
Jimmy Dorsey
Jane Howard:
Janet Blair
Bob Burton:
William Lundigan
Mrs Dorsey:
Sara Allgood
Mr Dorsey:
Arthur Shields
Art Tatum
Charlie Barnet
Ray Bauduc
Ziggy Elman

Duration: 1 hour, 4 minutes

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

Mystery thriller. The amateur detective pursues jewel thieves in cahoots with down-on-their-luck socialites. Starring George Sanders and Wendy Barrie. Show more


Gay Lawrence/The Falcon:
George Sanders
Helen Reed:
Wendy Barrie
'Goldie' Locke:
Allen Jenkins
Elinor Benford:
Anne Hunter
Maxine Wood:
Gladys Cooper
Manuel Ratana:
Turhan Bey
Lynn Root
Irving Reis
Detective Bates:
Edward Brophy
Inspector Mike Waldeck:
Arthur Shields
Noel Weber:
Damian O'Flynn
Detective Grimes:
Eddie Dunn

Duration: 1 hour, 26 minutes

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

Wartime drama. A fishing boat captain (Dana Andrews) encounters a stranded schooner apparently shelled by Nazi U-boats, but soon becomes mistrustful of its captain (Claude Rains). Show more


Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

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

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Western drama with John Wayne as a US cavalry officer on his last duty before retiring, escorting two women civilians to a stagecoach. The second in John Ford's cavalry trilogy. Show more


Captain Brittles:
John Wayne
Joanne Dru
Lt Cohill:
John Agar
Lt Pennell:
Harry Carey Jr
Sgt Quincannon:
Victor McLaglen
Mrs Allshard:
Mildred Natwick
Dr O'Laughlin:
Arthur Shields
Major Allshard:
George O'Brien
Chief John Big Tree
John Ford