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Duration: 2 hours, 5 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC ThreeLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

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Violent action thriller about the FBI's attempts to catch a master of disguise who a Russian mafia boss has hired to kill a top figure in the US government. Starring Bruce Willis. Show more


The Jackal:
Bruce Willis
Declan Mulqueen:
Richard Gere
FBI Deputy Director Carter Preston:
Sidney Poitier
Major Valentina Koslova:
Diane Venora
Isabella Zanconia:
Mathilda May
FBI Agent TI Witherspoon:
JK Simmons
FBI Agent McMurphy:
Richard Lineback
FBI Director Donald Brown:
John Cunningham
Ian Lamont:
Jack Black
The First Lady:
Tess Harper
Leslie Phillips
Jamaican Girl:
Sophie Okonedo
Terek Murad:
David Hayman
Alexander Radzinski:
Jonathan Aris
Sean Daniel
James Jacks
Kevin Jarre
Director of photography:
Karl Walter Lindenlaub

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Travelling handyman Homer Smith helps out five German-speaking nuns on their small Arizona farm. However, they hope he can be beguiled into achieving a much bigger task for them.


Homer Smith:
Sidney Poitier
Sister Albertine:
Francesca Jarvis
Sister Agnes:
Isa Crino
Sister Gertrude:
Lisa Mann
Sister Elizabeth:
Pamela Branch
Father Murphy:
Dan Frazer
Mr Ashton:
Ralph Nelson
Mother Maria:
Lilia Skala
Ralph Nelson


Duration: 2 hours, 3 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Action-packed seafaring romp in which a cunning Viking adventurer and an ambitious Moorish ruler become rivals in search of a giant legendary bell made of solid gold. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 46 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Available for 5 months

Thriller about the bigoted sheriff (Rod Steiger) of a small Mississippi town who finds himself forced into collaboration with a black detective (Sidney Poitier) from Philadelphia. Show more


Virgil Tibbs:
Sidney Poitier
Rod Steiger
Sam Wood:
Warren Oates
Mrs Colbert:
Lee Grant
Larry Gates
Mama Caleba:
Beah Richards
Harvey Oberst:
Scott Wilson

Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

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

Vintage social comedy. A young white woman's parents have to do some soul-searching when she gets engaged to a black doctor. Show more


Matt Drayton:
Spencer Tracy
John Prentice:
Sidney Poitier
Christina Drayton:
Katharine Hepburn
Joanna 'Joey' Drayton:
Katharine Houghton
Monsignor Ryan:
Cecil Kellaway
Mrs Prentice:
Beah Richards
Mr Prentice:
Roy E Glenn Sr
Hilary St George:
Virginia Christine


Duration: 1 hour, 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales HD

Action-packed thriller. An FBI officer (Sydney Poitier) swaps the city for the mountains of the Pacific North West, chasing an escaped killer who has infiltrated a hunting party. Show more


Warren Stantin:
Sidney Poitier
Jonathan Knox:
Tom Berenger
Sarah Rennell:
Kirstie Alley
Mr Berger:
Milton Selzer
Sheriff Arnett:
Les Lannom
Undercover Priest:
Blu Mankuma
Ron Silverman
Director of photography:
Michael Chapman


Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

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

Western. After rescuing a woman from a marauding Apache chief, an army scout finds that the Indians are about to launch a new attack. Show more


Ralph Nelson
Jess Remsberg:
James Garner
Ellen Grange:
Bibi Andersson
Lt. Scotty McAllister:
Bill Travers
Willard Grange:
Dennis Weaver
Sgt. Ferguson:
William Redfield
Major Novac:
John Hubbard
Col. Foster:
Ralph Nelson