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Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Science fiction adventure about a community living under the Pacific who have to defend their city against alien attack.

Contributors

Admiral Michael Matthews:
Stuart Whitman
Lia Holmes:
Rosemary Forsyth
Commander Woody Patterson:
Robert Colbert
The President:
Richard Basehart
Dr Ziegler:
Joseph Cotten
Director:
Irwin Allen

Duration: 1 hour, 20 minutes

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

Supernatural horror. When a pilot walks away from a crashed 747 unscathed, he realises he was spared to exact revenge, and he is living on borrowed time. With Robert Powell. Show more

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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, 8 minutes

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

A nightmarish tale of espionage and treachery in Istanbul, as an American munitions expert, played by Joseph Cotten, goes on the run from the Gestapo during World War II. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Norman Foster
Howard Graham:
Joseph Cotten
Josette Martel:
Dolores del Rio
Colonel Haki:
Orson Welles
Stephanie Graham:
Ruth Warrick
Mrs Mathews:
Agnes Moorehead
Oo Lang Sang:
Hans Conried
Gogo Martel:
Jack Durant
Prof Haller:
Eustace Wyatt
Matthews:
Frank Readick
Peter Banat:
Jack Moss
Producer:
Orson Welles

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Duration: 1 hour, 25 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

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Orson Welles's period drama telling the story of a wilful son of the proud Amberson family, who destroys his mother's hopes of marrying her first love - a recent widower. Show more

Contributors

Eugene Morgan:
Joseph Cotten
Isabel Amberson Minfaer:
Dolores Costello
George Amberson:
Tim Holt
Fanny Amberson:
Agnes Moorehead
Roger Bronson:
Erskine Sanford
Major Amberson:
Richard Bennett
Producer:
Orson Welles
Director:
Orson Welles

Duration: 1 hour, 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

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A landmark in the history of cinema, telling the story of newspaper magnate Charles Foster Kane in a series of flashbacks. Starring Orson Welles. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Orson Welles
Charles Foster Kane:
Orson Welles
Kane (aged 8):
Buddy Swan
Kane III:
Sonny Bupp
Kane's father:
Harry Shannon
Jedediah Leland:
Joseph Cotten
Mr. Bernstein:
Everett Sloane
Mary Kane:
Agnes Moorehead
James W Gettys:
Ray Collins
Susan Alexander Kane:
Dorothy Comingore
Walter Parks Thatcher:
George Coulouris
Raymond:
Paul Stewart
Emily Norton:
Ruth Warrick
The Headwaiter:
Gus Schilling
Herbert Carter:
Erskine Sanford
Mr. Rawlston:
Philip Van Zandt
Jerry Thompson:
William Alland
Director of photography:
Gregg Toland

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Duration: 1 hour, 33 minutes

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

Cautionary sci-fi tale in which an embittered cop stumbles on the truth about a synthetic foodstuff which the authorities feed the starving populace. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 44 minutes

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

Hitchcock thriller. When Uncle Charlie arrives in Santa Rosa, he is welcomed by his family. But his admiring niece soon begins to harbour doubts about him. Show more

Contributors

Uncle Charlie:
Joseph Cotten
Young Charlie (Charlotte) Newton:
Teresa Wright
Jack Graham:
Macdonald Carey
Joseph Newton:
Henry Travers
Emma Newton:
Patricia Collinge
Herbie Hawkins:
Hume Cronyn
Fred Saunders:
Wallace Ford
Roger Newton:
Charles Bates
Station Master:
Irving Bacon
Pulman Porter:
Clarence Muse
Louise:
Janet Shaw
Catherine:
Estelle Jewell

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Duration: 2 hours, 7 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Chilling drama in which an ageing spinster, haunted by tragic events of the past, finds herself at the mercy of a sinister cousin who has designs on the elderly woman's money.

Contributors

Charlotte Hollis:
Bette Davis
Dr Drew Bayliss:
Joseph Cotten
Velma Cruther:
Agnes Moorehead
Harry Willis:
Cecil Kellaway
Big Sam Hollis:
Victor Buono
Jewel Mayhew:
Mary Astor
Sheriff Luke Standish:
Wesley Addy
Paul Marchand:
William Campbell
John Mayhew:
Bruce Dern

Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Classic film noir set in postwar Vienna. A visiting American investigates the apparent death of a friend and uncovers some unpleasant truths. Show more

Contributors

Holly Martins:
Joseph Cotten
Anna Schmidt:
Valli
Major Calloway:
Trevor Howard
Harry Lime:
Orson Welles
Sergeant Paine:
Bernard Lee
Harry's porter:
Paul Hoerbiger
'Baron' Kurtz:
Ernst Deutsch
Dr Winkel:
Erich Ponto
Anna's old landlady:
Hedwig Bleibtreu
Producer:
Carol Reed
Writer:
Carol Reed
Director:
Carol Reed
Director of photography:
Robert Krasker

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