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Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?

Series 1

Episode 11: Countdown

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Classic 1970s sitcom. Mrs Chambers has grandiose plans for Thelma's wedding to Bob that leaves the men feeling overwhelmed, so they decide to rebel.

Duration: 1 hour, 40 minutes

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

Espionage thriller based on the true story of an intelligence officer who plans an elaborate hoax to fool the Nazis into thinking the Allies are about to invade Greece, not Sicily. Show more

Contributors

Lieutenant Commander Ewen Montagu:
Clifton Webb
Lucy Sherwood:
Gloria Grahame
Lieutenant George Acres:
Robert Flemyng
Patrick O'Reilly:
Stephen Boyd
Sir Bernard Spilsbury:
Andre Morell
Admiral Cross:
Laurence Naismith
General Nye:
Geoffrey Keen
General Coburn:
Michael Hordern
The Father:
Moultrie Kelsall
Taxi Driver:
Cyril Cusack
Landlady:
Joan Hickson
Club Porter:
Miles Malleson
Shop Assistant:
Richard Wattis
Director:
Ronald Neame
Producer:
Andre Hakim

Miss Marple

A Caribbean Mystery

Duration: 1 hour, 44 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Wales (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Mystery with Agatha Christie's amateur sleuth. Miss Marple is sent to recuperate in the lush green tropical paradise of Barbados - but a murderer strikes. Show more

Contributors

Miss Marple:
Joan Hickson
Jason Rafiel:
Donald Pleasence
Tim Kendal:
Adrian Lukis
Molly Kendal:
Sophie Ward
Doctor Grahame:
TP McKenna
Edward Hillingdon:
Michael Feast
Evelyn Hillingdon:
Sheila Ruskin
Major Palgrave:
Frank Middlemass
Lucky Dyson:
Sue Lloyd
Esther Walters:
Barbara Barnes
Jackson:
Stephen Bent
Inspector Weston:
Joseph Mydell
Victoria Johnson:
Valerie Buchanan
Raymond West:
Trevor Bowen
Writer:
TR Bowen

Miss Marple

At Bertram's Hotel

Feature-Length

Duration: 1 hour, 48 minutes

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

Drama. Family intrigue, midnight assailants and a vanishing cleric at Bertram's Hotel provide Miss Marple with a tantalising case. Show more

Contributors

Miss Marple:
Joan Hickson
Lady Bess Sedgwick:
Caroline Blakiston
Lady Selina:
Joan Greenwood
Colonel Luscombe:
James Cossins
Elvira Blake:
Helena Mitchell
Mr Humfries:
Peter Baldwin
Miss Gorridge:
Irene Sutcliffe
Michael Gorman:
Brian McGrath
Chief Inspector Davy:
George Baker
Sir Ronald Graves:
Douglas Milvain
Bridget Sotheby:
Charlotte Barker
Doctor Whittaker:
Edward Burnham
BEA Stewardess:
Amanda Royle
Woman at Airport:
Daphne Neville
Tv Commentator:
Donald Burton
Voiceovers:
Sally Howe
Canon Pennyfather:
Preston Lockwood
Ladislaus Mulinowski:
Robert Reynolds
Mrs Cabot:
Helen Horton
Inspector Campbell:
Philip Bretherton
Richard Egerton:
Randal Herley
Director:
Mary McMurray
Writer:
Jill Hyem

Miss Marple

The Body in the Library

Part 1: Part One

Duration: 52 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Period crime drama. The ordered tranquility of life in St Mary Mead is shattered by a mysterious discovery. Miss Marple's investigations lead her to a seaside hotel. Show more

Contributors

Miss Marple:
Joan Hickson
Dolly Bantry:
Gwen Watford
Colonel Bantry:
Moray Watson
Colonel Melchett:
Frederick Jaeger
Detective Inspector Slack:
David Horovitch
Conway Jefferson:
Andrew Cruickshank
Adelaide Jefferson:
Ciaran Madden
Mr Prescott:
Hugh Walters
Raymond Starr:
Jess Conrad
Josie Turner:
Trudie Styler
Basil Blake:
Anthony Smee
Dinah Lee:
Debbie Arnold
PC Palk:
John Bardon
Mrs Palk:
Anne Rutter
Detective Constable Lake:
Ian Brimble
Writer:
TR Bowen
Producer:
Guy Slater

Miss Marple

The Body in the Library

Part 2: Part Two

Duration: 52 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

While the investigation centres on the Jefferson family and their entourage, Miss Marple's hunch about a second killing proves all too tragically justified.

Contributors

Miss Marple:
Joan Hickson
Dolly Bantry:
Gwen Watford
Colonel Bantry:
Moray Watson
Sir Henry Clithering:
Raymond Francis
Colonel Melchett:
Frederick Jaeger
Detective Inspector Slack:
David Horovitch
Conway Jefferson:
Andrew Cruickshank
Adelaide Jefferson:
Ciaran Madden
Mr Prescott:
Hugh Walters
Raymond Starr:
Jess Conrad
Josie Turner:
Trudie Styler
Basil Blake:
Anthony Smee
Detective Constable Lake:
Ian Brimble
PC Palk:
John Bardon
Edwards:
John Moffatt
Mark Gaskell:
Keith Drinkel
Hugo McLean:
Martyn Read
George Bartlett:
Arthur Bostrom
Peter Carmody:
Andrew Downer
Major Reeve:
Stephen Churchett
Writer:
TR Bowen
Producer:
Guy Slater

Miss Marple

The Body in the Library

Part 3: Part Three

Duration: 52 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Concluding part of an adaptation of Agatha Christie's novel. Miss Marple is convinced that the death of schoolgirl Pamela Reeve holds the key to the mystery of the double murder. Show more

Contributors

Miss Marple:
Joan Hickson
Dolly Bantry:
Gwen Watford
Colonel Bantry:
Moray Watson
Sir Henry Clithering:
Raymond Francis
Colonel Melchett:
Frederick Jaeger
Detective Inspector Slack:
David Horovitch
Conway Jefferson:
Andrew Cruickshank
Adelaide Jefferson:
Ciaran Madden
Raymond Starr:
Jess Conrad
Josie Turner:
Trudie Styler
Basil Blake:
Anthony Smee
Detective Constable Lake:
Ian Brimble
Edwards:
John Moffatt
Mark Gaskell:
Keith Drinkel
Hugo McLean:
Martyn Read
Pamela Reeve:
Astra Sheridan
George Bartlett:
Arthur Bostrom
Peter Carmody:
Andrew Downer
Florrie Small:
Karen Seacombe
Dinah Lee:
Debbie Arnold
Writer:
TR Bowen
Producer:
Guy Slater

Miss Marple

The Moving Finger

Duration: 1 hour, 32 minutes

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

Available for 2 months

The Burtons move to the village of Lymston, which seems to welcome them with open arms. But dark undercurrents are at work. Adapted from the detective stories by Agatha Christie.

Contributors

Miss Marple:
Joan Hickson
Gerry Burton:
Andrew Bicknell
Joanna Burton:
Sabina Franklyn
Edward Symmington:
Michael Culver
Angela Symmington:
Elizabeth Counsell
Director:
Roy Boulting

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?

Series 1

Episode 13: End of an Era

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

The day of the wedding dawns and the women are racing around getting ready for the big event. Meanwhile, Terry has his hands full looking after a nervous Bob.

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Romantic drama about the forbidden love that develops between a mill girl and her employer's son in Blackpool. Starring Lisa Daniely. Show more

Contributors

Jenny Hawthorne:
Lisa Daniely
Chris Hawthorne:
Leslie Dwyer
Alan Jeffcote:
Brian Worth
Mary Hollins:
Sandra Dorne
Nat Jeffcote:
Ronald Adam
Mrs Hawthorne:
Joan Hickson
George Ackroyd:
Michael Medwin
Mrs Jeffcote:
Mary Clare

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

Comedy Playhouse

Series 1

Clicquot et Fils

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Television

In the French country town of St. Valoise-sur-Seine, Pierre Clicquot is the local undertaker. But 1926 was not a good year for the worthy Clicquot. Show more

Miss Marple

They Do It with Mirrors

Duration: 2 hours, 20 minutes

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

When an old schoolfriend of Miss Marple invites her to stay, she finds herself in the midst of an eccentric extended family. Show more

Contributors

Miss Marple:
Joan Hickson
Carrie-Louise Serrocold:
Jean Simmons
Lewis Serrocold:
Joss Ackland
Ruth van Rydock:
Faith Brook
Detective Chief Inspector Slack:
David Horovitch
Detective Sargeant Lake:
Ian Brimble
Edgar Lawson:
Neal Swettenham
Mildred Strete:
Gillian Barge
Alex Restarick:
Christopher Villiers
Stephen Restarick:
Jay Villiers
Gina Hudd:
Holly Aird
Walter Hudd:
Todd Boyce
Dr Maseryk:
Saul Reichlin
Christian Gulbrandson:
John Bott
Neville:
David Doyle
Keithie:
Tom Kerridge
Mrs Rodgers:
Brenda Cowling
Writer:
TR Bowen
Director:
Norman Stone