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Elizabeth R

The Lion's Cub

Duration: 1 hour, 25 minutes

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

Classic historical drama series. A young Elizabeth lives in dangerous times, leading the Protestant rebellion against her Catholic half-sister Mary and challenging her claim to the throne. Show more

Contributors

Elizabeth:
Glenda Jackson
William Cecil:
Ronald Hines
Catherine Parr:
Rosalie Crutchley
Kat Ashley:
Rachel Kempson
Stephen Gardiner:
Basil Dignam
Writer:
John Hale

Duration: 2 hours, 42 minutes

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

Lavish historical epic. Under the Roman Emperor Nero, Christianity is outlawed. The beautiful daughter of a Roman general is forced to choose between her religion and her lover. Show more

Contributors

Marcus Vinicius:
Robert Taylor
Petronius:
Leo Genn
Plautius:
Felix Aylmer
Tigellinus:
Ralph Truman
Nazarius:
Peter Miles
Director:
Mervyn LeRoy
Writer:
SN Behrman
Producer:
Sam Zimbalist
Composer:
Miklos Rozsa
Director of photography:
William V Skall
Director of photography:
Robert Surtees

Duration: 2 hours, 25 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Available for 4 months

Gabrielle van der Mal enters a nunnery as a nursing postulant, but she is frequently at odds with her superiors as she can't help putting care for the patients above her obedience to the order. Show more

Contributors

Sister Luke:
Audrey Hepburn
Dr. Fortunati:
Peter Finch
Reverend Mother Emmanuel:
Edith Evans
Mother Mathilde:
Peggy Ashcroft
Dr. Van Der Mal:
Dean Jagger
Sister Margharita:
Mildred Dunnock
Mother Christophe:
Beatrice Straight
Sister William:
Patricia Collinge
Sister Eleanor:
Rosalie Crutchley
Mother Marcella:
Ruth White
Archangel Gabriel:
Colleen Dewhurst
Producer:
Henry Blanke

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Duration: 1 hour, 57 minutes

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

As unrest in France builds toward bloody revolution, cynical Sydney Carton becomes involved with a young woman and a French aristocrat in a deadly chain of events.

Contributors

Sydney Carton:
Dirk Bogarde
Lucie Manette:
Dorothy Tutin
Jarvis Lorry:
Cecil Parker
Dr Manette:
Stephen Murray
Miss Pross:
Athene Seyler
Marquis St Evremonde:
Christopher Lee
John Barsad:
Donald Pleasance
Madame Defarge:
Rosalie Crutchley
Charles Darney:
Paul Guers
Ernest Defarge:
Duncan Lamont
Jerry Cruncher:
Alfie Bass
Director:
Ralph Thomas
Producer:
Betty E Box
Writer:
TEB Clarke

Duration: 1 hour

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

Seminal 1980s spy drama series. The final confrontation between Smiley and Karla takes place. But in this game there are no victors, only losers.

Contributors

George Smiley:
Sir Alec Guinness
Anton Grigoriev:
Michael Lonsdale
Toby Esterhase:
Bernard Hepton
Lauder Strickland:
Bill Paterson
Peter Guillam:
Michael Byrne
Mother Felicity:
Rosalie Crutchley
Director:
Simon Langton

Screen One

Series 1

She's Been Away

Duration: 1 hour, 40 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four

Drama about an unexpected pact which develops between two women, one of whom has been away in a 'home' since she was a rebellious girl half a century ago. Show more

Contributors

Lillian Huckle:
Peggy Ashcroft
Director:
Peter Hall
Harriet Ambrose:
Geraldine James
Hugh Ambrose:
James Fox
Dominic Ambrose:
Jackson Kyle
Young Lillian:
Rebecca Pidgeon
George:
Hugh Lloyd
Mental Hospital Nurse:
Brid Brennan
Mental Hospital Doctor:
David Hargreaves
Harley Street Doctor:
Richard Haddon Haines
Young Cousin Edward:
Barnaby Holm
Young Lillian's Father:
Donald Douglas
Producer:
Kenith Trodd
Movie Buff:
David Timson
City Friend at Party:
Malcolm Mudie
Traffic Warden:
Doyle Richmond
Supermarket Cashier:
Anne Haydn

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