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Duration: 1 hour, 46 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One North WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland

Comedy set in the 17th century about a male actor of female roles whose world is thrown into turmoil when his female dresser usurps him as the star. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Richard Eyre
Ned Kynaston:
Billy Crudup
Maria Hughes:
Claire Danes
King Charles II:
Rupert Everett
Thomas Betterton:
Tom Wilkinson
George Villiers II:
Ben Chaplin
Samuel Pepys:
Hugh Bonneville
Sir Charles Sedley:
Richard Griffiths
Sir Edward Hyde:
Edward Fox
Nell Gwynn:
Zoe Tapper

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Summer 2009

The Smoking Diaries Update

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Arts series. An updated tribute to Simon Gray, one of Britain's foremost playwrights, best known for his work with Harold Pinter, and as the writer of the notorious Cell Mates. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alan Yentob
Participant:
Richard Wilson
Participant:
Simon Callow
Participant:
Edward Fox
Participant:
Felicity Kendal
Participant:
Toby Stephens
Producer:
Janet Lee

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: 2 hours, 5 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Adaptation of Charles Dickens's novel starring Charlie Hunnam. Nicholas Nickleby and his family enjoy a comfortable life, until his father dies and the family is left penniless. Show more

Contributors

Nicholas Nickleby:
Charlie Hunnam
Wackford Squeers:
Jim Broadbent
Kate Nickleby:
Romola Garai
Newman Noggs:
Tom Courtenay
Ralph Nickleby:
Christopher Plummer
Madeline Bray:
Anne Hathaway
Mrs Squeers:
Juliet Stevenson
Sir Mulberry Hawk:
Edward Fox
Vincent Crummles:
Nathan Lane
Mrs Crummles / Mr Leadville:
Barry Humphries
Mr Folair:
Alan Cumming
Charles Cheeryble:
Timothy Spall

Duration: 1 hour, 38 minutes

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

WWII drama. A downed American pilot joins British guerrillas to rescue POWs from a Japanese ship before they can be shipped back to Japan. Starring Timothy Bottoms and Edward Fox. Show more

Contributors

Major Benford:
Edward Fox
Colonel Grayson:
Denholm Elliott
Lt Crawford:
Christopher Penn
Major Harada:
Tatsuya Nakadai
Lt Tanaka:
George Takei
Cmdr Hunt:
Nick Tate
Seaman Miller:
Timothy Bottoms
Sergeant Perry:
Richard Graham
Cmdr Davidson:
Michael Dante
Producer:
Kurt Unger
Exec Officer Clancy:
Blaise Alexandre
Lt Yamashita:
Masato Nagamori

Women at War: 100 Years of Service

Series 1

Episode 4: Edward Fox

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Actor Edward Fox explores the WWII experiences of women on the home front - like his aunt, who helped feed the nation by volunteering for jobs on farms. Show more

Women at War: 100 Years of Service

Series 1

Episode 6: Compilation

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Five celebrities experience how things have changed in the century since women first took on roles alongside men in the armed forces. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
June Brown
Participant:
Nicky Campbell
Participant:
Pam Ayres
Participant:
Edward Fox
Participant:
Kelly Holmes
Series Producer:
Ali McBride
Executive Producer:
Rob Unsworth
Executive Producer:
Claire Hughes

Duration: 1 hour, 55 minutes

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

Historical action drama in which a colonial policeman is sent to capture a rebel leader who threatens the stability of the Raj's north-west frontier. With Trevor Howard. Show more

Contributors

Freddy Young:
Trevor Howard
Jane Stafford:
Charlotte Rampling
Cpt Stafford:
Harry Andrews
Gungaram:
Andrew Keir
Ram Ghand:
George Pastell
Hardwicke:
Edward Fox
Director:
Ken Annakin
Producer:
Ken Annakin

Duration: 1 hour, 33 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

James Mason stars in an adaptation of Isabel Colegate's novel. A stately home is overrun for a weekend by the cream of Edwardian society on the eve of the Great War. Show more

Contributors

Sir Randolph Nettleby:
James Mason
Cornelius Cardew:
John Gielgud
Lord Gilbert Hartlip:
Edward Fox
Minnie Nettleby:
Dorothy Tutin
Lady Aline Hartlip:
Cheryl Campbell
Director:
Alan Bridges

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One North WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

A tribute to actor and director Lord Richard Attenborough. Narrated by Alan Rickman and featuring contributions from many of the people who worked closely with him. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Alan Rickman
Participant:
Candice Bergen
Participant:
Terence Clegg
Participant:
Michael Douglas
Participant:
Edward Fox
Participant:
Geraldine James
Participant:
Michael Grade
Participant:
Anthony Hopkins
Participant:
John Hurt
Participant:
Ben Kingsley
Participant:
Shirley MacLaine
Participant:
Hayley Mills
Participant:
Nanette Newman
Participant:
Alan Parker
Participant:
Frank Price
Participant:
David Puttnam
Participant:
Debra Winger
Executive Producer:
Phil Dolling
Director:
Sally Norris
Producer:
Sally Norris

Duration: 1 hour, 51 minutes

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

A boy is drawn into being messenger between an aristocratic woman who persuades him to act as a go-between in her affair with a farmer. Starring Julie Christie and Alan Bates. Show more

Contributors

Marian Maudsley:
Julie Christie
Ted Burgess:
Alan Bates
Young Leo Colston:
Dominic Guard
Mrs Maudsley:
Margaret Leighton
Mr Maudsley:
Michael Gough
Leo as an old man:
Michael Redgrave
Hugh Trimingham:
Edward Fox
Director:
Joseph Losey

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Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

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

Drama based on the Ronald Harwood play about devoted backstage hand Norman as he struggles to support Sir, the brilliant but tyrannical head of a touring theatre company. Show more

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Oliver Twist

30 Minute Versions

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

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

Drama adaptation of Charles Dickens's much-loved tale of a young orphan boy. Having endured a miserable and brutal childhood, Oliver escapes to a seductive world in London. Show more

Contributors

Oliver Twist:
William Miller
The Artful Dodger:
Adam Arnold
Bill Sikes:
Tom Hardy
Mr Sowerbury:
John Sessions
Mr Brownlow:
Edward Fox
Director:
Coky Giedroyc
Producer:
Sarah Brown

Oliver Twist

30 Minute Versions

Episode 5

Duration: 35 minutes

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

Drama adaptation of Charles Dickens's much-loved tale of a young orphan boy. Sikes goes on the run with Oliver, but his journey is interrupted. The police search Fagin's den. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 35 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One East MidlandsLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Comedy thriller about the potential heirs to a huge fortune, who find themselves being stalked by a homicidal maniac called 'The Cat'. Honor Blackman stars. Show more

Contributors

Susan Sillsby:
Honor Blackman
Charlie Wilder:
Peter McEnery
Hendricks:
Edward Fox
Allison Crosby:
Wendy Hiller
Cicily Young:
Olivia Hussey
Annabelle West:
Carol Lynley

Duration: 1 hour, 27 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Adaptation of Oscar Wilde's masterpiece, set in 1890s England. A comedy of mistaken identity ensues when two gentlemen friends use the same alias to pursue the women they love. Show more

Contributors

Lady Bracknell:
Judi Dench
Dr Chasuble:
Tom Wilkinson
Miss Prism:
Anna Massey
Gribsby:
Charles Kay
Pew opener:
Cyril Shaps
Director:
Oliver Parker

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Duration: 1 hour, 59 minutes

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

Action-packed sequel to The Guns of Navarone. A crew of commandos is dropped behind enemy lines in an attempt to blow up a bridge vital to the Nazi war effort. Show more

Contributors

Mallory:
Robert Shaw
Maritza:
Barbara Bach
Miller:
Edward Fox
Lescovar:
Franco Nero
Petrovitch:
Alan Badel
Schroeder:
Michael Byrne
Sgt Bauer:
Michael Sheard
Director:
Guy Hamilton

Duration: 1 hour, 35 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One CambridgeshireLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

World War II comedy in which a team of Allied agents must cross-dress in order to infiltrate the female-only Berlin factory manufacturing Enigma coding machines. With Matt LeBlanc. Show more

Contributors

O'Rourke:
Matt LeBlanc
General Landsdorf:
Udo Kier
Hauptsturmfuhrer:
Karl Markovics
Aitken:
Edward Fox

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