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Duration: 2 hours, 39 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Western. Having travelled west to claim the hand of the daughter of a powerful landowner, James McKay finds himself at the centre of a vicious feud between the Terrills and the Hannassey family. Show more

Contributors

Director:
William Wyler
James McKay:
Gregory Peck
Julie Maragon:
Jean Simmons
Steve Leech:
Charlton Heston
Patricia Terrill:
Carroll Baker
Rufus Hannassey:
Burl Ives
Maj. Henry Terrill:
Charles Bickford
Buck Hannassey:
Chuck Connors
Cracker:
Jim Burk
Producer:
William Wyler

Duration: 2 hours, 4 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Western melodrama about two brothers (Joseph Cotten and Gregory Peck) battling for the affections of a Mexican girl fostered into the ranch-owning family of her father's cousin. Show more

Contributors

Pearl Chavez:
Jennifer Jones
Jessie McCanles:
Joseph Cotten
Lewt McCanles:
Gregory Peck
Senator Jackson McCanles:
Lionel Barrymore
Laura Belle:
Lillian Gish
Sin Killer:
Walter Huston
Scott Chavez:
Herbert Marshall
Sam Pierce:
Charles Bickford
Lem Smoot:
Harry Carey
Director:
King Vidor

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Duration: 1 hour, 35 minutes

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

Powerful, hard-bitten prison melodrama about a group of six violent convicts who revolt against their sadistic warden. Show more

Contributors

Joe Collins:
Burt Lancaster
Director:
Jules Dassin
Captain Munsey:
Hume Cronyn

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Duration: 1 hour, 35 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Powerful, hard-bitten prison melodrama about a group of six violent convicts who revolt against their sadistic warden. Starring Burt Lancaster and Hume Cronyn. Show more

Contributors

Joe Collins:
Burt Lancaster
Captain Munsey:
Hume Cronyn
Flossie:
Anita Colby
Louie Miller #7033:
Sam Levene
'Freshman' Stack:
Jeff Corey
Spencer:
John Hoyt
Director:
Jules Dassin

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Duration: 1 hour, 35 minutes

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

Drama in which a small-time con man falls for the wealthy society girl he had initially intended to fleece in order to obtain the funds to refit his gambling ship. Show more

Contributors

Dorothy:
Laraine Day
Hard Swede:
Charles Bickford
Captain Steadman:
Gladys Cooper
The Crunk:
Alan Carney
Mrs Mary Ostrander:
Kay Johnson
Henchman:
Erford Gage
Commissioner Hargraves:
Walter Kingsford
Mrs Van Every:
Florence Bates
Director:
HC Potter

Duration: 1 hour, 50 minutes

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

Downbeat drama in which a heavy-drinking PR executive and his once-sober wife descend into an abyss of alcoholism and despair. Starring Jack Lemmon. Show more

Contributors

Joe Clay:
Jack Lemmon
Kirsten Arnesen Clay:
Lee Remick
Ellis Arnesen:
Charles Bickford
Jim Hungerford:
Jack Klugman
Rad Leland:
Alan Hewitt
Ballefoy:
Tom Palmer
Debbie Clay:
Debbie Megowan
Director:
Blake Edwards

Duration: 2 hours, 32 minutes

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

Musical drama in which a fading actor becomes involved with a young singer on her way up. Judy Garland was nominated for an Oscar for her role as the rising star. Show more

Contributors

Vicki Lester / Esther Blodgett:
Judy Garland
Norman Maine:
James Mason
Miss Markham:
Lotus Robb
Libby's Secretary:
Hazel Shermet
Matt Libby:
Jack Carson
Lola Lavery:
Lucy Marlow
Susan Ettinger:
Amanda Blake
Danny McGuire:
Tommy Noonan
Oliver Niles:
Charles Bickford
Producer:
Sidney Luft
Director:
George Cukor

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