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Duration: 1 hour, 53 minutes

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

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Vivid adaptation of the Dickens classic about a poor young orphan who becomes a gentleman of means thanks to a mysterious benefactor. Show more

Contributors

Joe Gargery:
Bernard Miles
Miss Havisham:
Martita Hunt
Abel Magwitch:
Finlay Currie
Young Pip:
Anthony Wager
Estella as a child:
Jean Simmons
Herbert Pocket:
Sir Alec Guinness
Writer:
David Lean
Director:
David Lean
Producer:
Ronald Neame

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Duration: 1 hour, 37 minutes

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

Dramatisation of the legendary breakout by World War II Allied POWs from the Germans' supposedly escape-proof fortress. Show more

Duration: 3 hours, 11 minutes

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

The celebrated blockbuster recounting the life of Mohandas K Gandhi, who started out as a lawyer and rose to become the leader of the Indian independence movement. Show more

Contributors

Mahatma Gandhi:
Ben Kingsley
Margaret Bourke-White:
Candice Bergen
General Dyer:
Edward Fox
Lord Irwin:
John Gielgud
Judge Broomfield:
Trevor Howard
The Viceroy:
John Mills
Charlie Andrews:
Ian Charleson
General Smuts:
Athol Fugard
Sardar Patel:
Saeed Jaffrey
Pandit Nehru:
Roshan Seth
Senior Police Officer:
Ian Bannen
Sir George Hodge:
Michael Hordern
Nahari:
Om Puri
Sir Edward Gait:
Richard Vernon
Commentator:
Shane Rimmer
European Passenger:
Peter Cartwright
Police Sergeant:
Ken Hutchison
Manager of the Mine:
John Savident
Composer:
Ravi Shankar
Director of photography:
Ronnie Taylor
Director of photography:
Billy Williams

Duration: 1 hour, 37 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

World War II drama. A low-ranking officer who resembles General Montgomery is recruited to play his double in an elaborate plan to trick the Nazis.

Contributors

Major Harvey:
John Mills
Colonel Logan:
Cecil Parker
Colonel Matthers:
Patrick Allen
'Monty' and Himself:
ME Clifton James
Colonel Dawson:
Patrick Holt
Major Tennant:
Leslie Phillips
Governor of Gibraltar:
Michael Hordern

Duration: 1 hour, 54 minutes

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

Classic drama chronicling the life and times of a teacher in an English public school. Mr Chips is a strict disciplinarian, but finding love turns him into a kind and gentle tutor. Show more

Contributors

Mr Chips:
Robert Donat
Katherine:
Greer Garson
Wetherby:
Lyn Harding
Peter Colley as a Young Man:
John Mills
John Colley / Peter Colley I, II and III:
Terry Kilburn
Director:
Sam Wood

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Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

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

Crime drama. After witnessing a sailor murder his ex-girlfriend, a girl (Hayley Mills) is kidnapped by the killer and finds herself helping him in his bid to escape the police. Show more

Contributors

Korchinsky:
Horst Buchholz
Supt. Graham:
John Mills
Mrs Phillips:
Megs Jenkins
PC George Williams:
Meredith Edwards
Christine:
undefined Shari
Inspector Bridges:
Christopher Rhodes
Choirmaster:
Kenneth Griffith
'Poloma' Captain:
George Pastell
'Poloma' First Officer:
Paul Stassino

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Duration: 1 hour, 49 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Psychological drama set in World War II, focusing on the relationships forming in and around a British airfield. Starring Michael Redgrave and John Mills. Show more

Contributors

David Arcgdale:
Michael Redgrave
Peter Penrose:
John Mills
Toddy Todd:
Rosamund John
Squadron Leader Carter:
Trevor Howard
'Nobby' Clarke:
Bill Owen
A Singer:
Jean Simmons

Duration: 1 hour, 33 minutes

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

Wartime drama. Despatched to destroy the Nazis' latest battleship, the British submarine Sea Tiger finds herself short of fuel and food, a long way from home. Show more

Contributors

Lieutenant Freddie Taylor:
John Mills
CPO Dicky Dabbs:
Reginald Purdell
James Hobson:
Eric Portman
Lieutenant Johnson:
Ronald Millar
Lieutenant Brace:
Louis Bradfield
PO Mike Corrigan:
Niall MacGinnis
Ethel Dabbs:
Joan Hopkins
Alice Hobson:
Josephine Wilson
Lieutenant Gordon:
Jack Watling
CPO Duncan:
Caven Watson
Producer:
Edward Black

Duration: 1 hour, 33 minutes

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

Drama in which a union boss fights racial discrimination in his job but has to face up to his own deeper prejudices when his daughter falls in love with a Jamaican teacher.

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Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Four

Lighthearted period drama. Infamous gentleman thief A J Raffles becomes embroiled in a murder when he steals love rival Monty Sinclair's giant ruby. Show more

Contributors

A J Raffles:
Nigel Havers
Director:
Justin Hardy
Ellis Bride:
Michael French
Monty Sinclair:
John Shrapnel
Julia Sinclair:
Frances Barber
Arthur Rosehip:
John Mills
Frank Banning:
Dave Hill
Mags Raffles:
Madeleine Worrall
Benjamin Cook:
Tim Barlow

Duration: 1 hour, 42 minutes

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

The tale of a traumatised girl's first taste of romance with a young gypsy boy, after years of abuse and neglect. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 57 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Prequel to the historical epic Zulu, showing the build-up to the British invasion of Zululand and the massacre of 1,500 British soldiers. Starring Burt Lancaster and Peter O'Toole. Show more

Contributors

Lt. Vereker:
Simon Ward
Lt Col Pulleine:
Denholm Elliott
Sgt Maj Williams:
Bob Hoskins
Norris Newman:
Ronald Lacey
QSM Bloomfield:
Peter Vaughan
Cetshwayo:
Simon Sabela
Producer:
Nate Kohn
Col. Durnford:
Burt Lancaster

Duration: 1 hour, 58 minutes

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

Historical drama recounting the story of the scandalous affair between the wife of up-and-coming English politician William Lamb and unconventional Romantic poet Lord Byron. Show more

Contributors

Lady Caroline Lamb:
Sarah Miles
William Lamb:
Jon Finch
Lady Melbourne:
Margaret Leighton
Canning:
John Mills
Lady Bessborough:
Pamela Brown
King George IV:
Ralph Richardson
Duke of Wellington:
Laurence Olivier
Director:
Robert Bolt
Producer:
Robert M Fine

Duration: 3 hours, 18 minutes

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

Lavish adaptation of Tolstoy's novel concerning the complex story of two men's love for one woman, set against Napoleon's attempt to conquer Russia. Show more

Contributors

Pierre Bezukhov:
Henry Fonda
Natasha Rostova:
Audrey Hepburn
Prince Andrei Bolkonsky:
Mel Ferrer
Napoleon:
Herbert Lom
Helene Kuragina:
Anita Ekberg
Anatol Kuragin:
Vittorio Gassman
Nikolai Rostov:
Jeremy Brett
Prince Mikhail Andreevich Rostov:
Barry Jones
Field Marshal Kutuzov:
Oskar Homolka
Platon Karataev:
John Mills
Lisa Bolkonskaya:
Milly Vitale
Prince Bolkonsky:
Wilfred Lawson
Maria Bolkonskaya:
Anna Maria Ferrero
Sonia Rostova:
May Britt
Director:
King Vidor
Composer:
Nino Rota
Director of photography:
Jack Cardiff

Duration: 2 hours, 17 minutes

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

Richard Attenborough's biopic recounting the eventful early life of Winston Churchill, including his time as a war correspondent in Africa. With Simon Ward and Anne Bancroft. Show more

Contributors

Winston Churchill:
Simon Ward
Lord Randolph Churchill:
Robert Shaw
Lady Jennie Churchill:
Anne Bancroft
General Kitchener:
John Mills
Mr Welldon:
Jack Hawkins
George E Buckle:
Ian Holm
General Bindon Blood:
Patrick Magee
Captain Aylmer Haldane:
Edward Woodward
David Lloyd George:
Anthony Hopkins
Captain, 35th Sikhs:
Peter Cellier
Adjutant, 35th Sikhs:
Ronald Hines
Mrs Everest:
Pat Heywood
Lord Salisbury:
Laurence Naismith
Joseph Chamberlain:
Basil Dignam
Headmaster:
Robert Hardy
Officer on Train:
James Cosmo
Party Chairman:
Norman Bird
Prince of Wales:
Reginald Marsh
Major Finn:
Thorley Walters
Pamela Plowden:
Jane Seymour
Captain Weaver:
Dinsdale Landen
Sikh Soldier:
Dino Shafeek
Producer:
Carl Foreman

Duration: 2 hours, 14 minutes

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

Adaptation of James Clavell's novel about a group of Allied prisoners in a Singapore PoW camp during World War II. Show more

Contributors

Cpl King:
George Segal
Director:
Bryan Forbes
Lt Robin Grey:
Tom Courtenay
Peter Marlowe:
James Fox
Top Sgt Max:
Patrick O'Neal
Col George Smedley-Taylor:
John Mills
Lt G D Larkin:
Denholm Elliott
Dr Kennedy:
James Donald

Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

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

Drama. Determined to lead the first expedition to reach the South Pole, naval officer Scott assembles a team to try to beat a Norwegian attempt. Show more

Contributors

Captain Robert Falcon Scott:
John Mills
Captain LEG 'Titus' Oates:
Derek Bond
PO Edgar 'Taff' Evans:
James Robertson Justice
Dr EA Wilson:
Harold Warrender
Oriana Wilson:
Anne Firth
Kathleen Scott:
Diana Churchill
Lt EGR 'Teddy' Evans:
Kenneth More
Lt HR 'Birdie' Bowers:
Reginald Beckwith
Chief Stoker W Lashly:
Norman Williams
POT Crean:
John Gregson
Surgeon Lt EL Atkinson:
James McKechnie
Apsley Cherry-Gerrard:
Barry Letts
Producer:
Sidney Cole
Director:
Charles Frend