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Duration: 2 hours, 51 minutes

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

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Epic story of the Spanish hero (Charlton Heston), following his involvement in royal plots, his tempestuous marriage, and the campaign he led against the Moorish invaders in Spain. Show more

Contributors

El Cid Rodrigo de Vivar:
Charlton Heston
Count Ordóñez:
Raf Vallone
Princess Urraca:
Genevieve Page
Prince Alfonso:
John Fraser
Prince Sancho:
Gary Raymond
Ben Yussuf:
Herbert Lom
Director:
Anthony Mann
Al Kadir:
Frank Thring
Don Diego:
Michael Hordern
Count Gormaz:
Andrew Cruickshank
King Ramírez:
Gerard Tichy

Duration: 1 hour, 27 minutes

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

World War II drama about the struggles of the Philippine army and resistance movement following the Japanese capture of the Bataan Peninsula. Show more

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Col Joseph Madden:
John Wayne
Capt Andres Bonifacio:
Anthony Quinn
Bertha Barnes:
Beulah Bondi
Dolici Dalgado:
Fely Franquelli
Maj Hasko:
Richard Loo
Col Coroki:
Philip Ahn
Lt Commander Waite:
Lawrence Tierney
Sgt Bernessa:
Alex Havier
Gen Homma:
Leonard Strong
Bindle Jackson:
Paul Fix

Duration: 1 hour, 22 minutes

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

Drama. After Peter's parents are killed in the war, he is looked after by Gramps - an ex-circus performer. One day, when Peter realises he is a war orphan, his hair turns green. Show more

Contributors

Grandfather:
Pat O'Brien
Psychiatrist:
Robert Ryan
Miss Brand:
Barbara Hale
Michael:
Richard Lyon
'The King':
Walter Catlett
Director:
Joseph Losey
Producer:
Dore Schary
Mr. Davis:
Regis Toomey

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Duration: 2 hours, 5 minutes

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

Available for 5 months

World War II tale based on a true story. As the Germans move closer to the secret of nuclear fission, saboteurs plot to stop the materials going into production. Show more

Duration: 2 hours, 52 minutes

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

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Historical epic starring Alec Guinness and Sophia Loren. After Marcus Aurelius is poisoned, his cruel son Commodus becomes emperor and quickly reveals a tyrannical streak. Show more

Contributors

Marcus Aurelius:
Sir Alec Guinness
Lucilla:
Sophia Loren
Timonides:
James Mason
Ballomar:
John Ireland
Cleander:
Mel Ferrer
King of the Armenians:
Omar Sharif
Julianus:
Eric Porter
Director:
Anthony Mann