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The Two Ronnies

Christmas Night with the Two Ronnies

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett with a special Christmas programme of sketches, jokes and songs from 1987. Guests include Lynda Baron, Sandra Dickinson and Frank Finlay.

Contributors

Presenter:
Ronnie Barker
Presenter:
Ronnie Corbett
Participant:
Lynda Baron
Participant:
Sandra Dickinson
Participant:
Frank Finlay
Participant:
Charlton Heston
Participant:
Elton John
Participant:
Alfred Marks
Participant:
Denis Quilley

Duration: 2 hours, 15 minutes

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

Historical drama set before and during the English Civil War in the 17th century. Charles I and Oliver Cromwell first clash in Parliament before taking to the battlefield. Show more

Contributors

Oliver Cromwell:
Richard Harris
King Charles I:
Sir Alec Guinness
Earl of Manchester:
Robert Morley
Queen Henrietta Maria:
Dorothy Tutin
John Carter:
Frank Finlay
Prince Rupert:
Timothy Dalton
The Earl of Strafford:
Patrick Wymark
Hugh Peters:
Patrick Magee
Sir Edward Hyde:
Nigel Stock
The Earl of Essex:
Charles Gray
Director:
Ken Hughes
Producer:
Irving Allen
Writer:
Ken Hughes

Duration: 1 hour, 28 minutes

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

A bingo caller in a seedy Liverpool nightclub envisages himself as a tough private eye, so he places an advertisement seeking work. Starring Albert Finney and Billie Whitelaw. Show more

Contributors

Eddie Ginley:
Albert Finney
William:
Frank Finlay
Mrs Blankerscoon:
Janice Rule
Producer:
David Barber

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Concluding part of the historical drama about the epileptic son of George V. The royal families of Europe find their countries plunged into the conflict of the First World War. Show more

Contributors

George V:
Tom Hollander
Stamfordham:
Bill Nighy
Prince George:
Rollo Weeks
Queen Alexandra:
Bibi Andersson
Lloyd George:
Ron Cook
Asquith:
Frank Finlay
Mr Hansell:
John Sessions
Tsarina Alexandra:
Ingeborga Dapkunaite
Callender:
Graham Crowden
Lady Warrinder:
Suzanne Burden
Tsar Nicholas:
Ivan Marevich
Fine Looking Woman:
Fritha Goodey
General:
Neil Stacy
Orderly:
Paul Brennen
Producer:
John Chapman

Duration: 1 hour, 22 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One East MidlandsLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

Comedy about a scrounger who steals tickets for an all-expenses-paid trip to the Isle of Man. He takes his dysfunctional family with him and a series of hilarious events ensues. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Tony Grounds
Robert Martin:
Lee Evans
Angie Martin:
Kathy Burke
Mr. Heath:
Frank Finlay
Detective Inspecter:
Jack Shepherd

Genres

Formats

Duration: 1 hour, 35 minutes

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

Thriller in which Sherlock Holmes (John Neville) leads the manhunt for Jack the Ripper in the East End of the 1880s after three prostitues are murdered in Whitechapel. Show more

Contributors

Sherlock Holmes:
John Neville
Dr Watson:
Donald Houston
Lord Carfax:
John Fraser
Dr Murray:
Anthony Quayle
Mycroft Holmes:
Robert Morley
Annie Chapman:
Barbara Windsor
Inspector Lestrade:
Frank Finlay
Director:
James Hill
Producer:
Henry Lester
Writer:
Derek Ford

Formats

Merlin

Series 1

Episode 11: The Labyrinth of Gedref

Duration: 44 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Three

Available for 4 months

Fantasy romp. Arthur brings a curse upon Camelot. Eager to help his people, he asks Anhora for advice. But is he brave enough to face the challenges ahead? Show more

Contributors

Uther Pendragon:
Anthony Head
Voice of the Dragon:
John Hurt
Producer:
Johnny Capps
Producer:
Julian Murphy

Duration: 2 hours, 14 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Yorkshire

Action adventure tale about a team of crack mercenaries brought out of retirement to land in a remote and hostile corner of Africa to rescue a kidnapped African leader. Show more

Contributors

Colonel Allen Faulkner:
Richard Burton
Shawn Fynn:
Roger Moore
Rafer Janders:
Richard Harris
Pieter Coetzee:
Hardy Kruger
Sir Edward Matherson:
Stewart Granger
RSM Sandy Young:
Jack Watson
The Priest:
Frank Finlay

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Two-part drama telling the story of the youngest child of George V and Queen Mary, an epileptic with learning difficulties who was unable to take part in public life. Show more

Contributors

George V:
Tom Hollander
Edward VII:
Michael Gambon
Georgie:
Rollo Weeks
Stamfordham:
Bill Nighy
Queen Alexandra:
Bibi Andersson
Asquith:
Frank Finlay
Lloyd George:
Ron Cook
Mr Hansell:
John Sessions
Tsarina Alexandra:
Ingeborga Dapkunaite
Tsar Nicholas:
Ivan Marevich
Dr Hetherington:
Jonathan Coy
Dr Longhurst:
John Rowe
Fine Looking Woman:
Fritha Goodey
Suffragette:
Henrietta Voigts
Young Mary:
Mary Nighy
Violinist:
Martin Wimbush
Producer:
John Chapman

Duration: 1 hour, 25 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Collaboration between the BBC's classical music and drama departments, a factual drama set in Vienna in 1804 about the genesis of Beethoven's Symphony No 3, the Eroica. Show more

Contributors

Beethoven:
Ian Hart
Prince Lobkowitz:
Jack Davenport
Count Dietrichstein:
Tim Pigott-Smith
Princess Marie Lobkowitz:
Fenella Woolgar
Otto Fisher:
Trevor Cooper
Paul Dorfmueller:
Jonathan Aris
Sukowaty:
Anton Lesser
Josephine:
Claire Skinner

Duration: 40 minutes

First broadcast: on CBBC Channel

Children's drama series about a group of kids who time travel back to World War 2. Johnny and his friends make a final trip back, to try and put things right. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 55 minutes

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

Thriller about a French Nazi collaborator who was involved in the Holocaust and is now living a quiet life in southern France when a new investigation is launched. Show more

Contributors

Pierre Brossard:
Michael Caine
Annemarie Livi:
Tilda Swinton
Colonel Roux:
Jeremy Northam
Armand Bertier:
Alan Bates
Old Man:
John Neville
Commissaire Vionnet:
Frank Finlay
David Manenbaum:
Matt Craven
Inspector Cholet:
Peter Wight
Cardinal of Lyon:
Malcolm Sinclair
Father Patrice:
Colin Salmon
Dom Andre:
David de Keyser
Dom Olivier:
James Greene

Formats