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Duration: 1 hour, 33 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

James Mason stars in an adaptation of Isabel Colegate's novel. A stately home is overrun for a weekend by the cream of Edwardian society on the eve of the Great War. Show more


Sir Randolph Nettleby:
James Mason
Cornelius Cardew:
John Gielgud
Lord Gilbert Hartlip:
Edward Fox
Minnie Nettleby:
Dorothy Tutin
Lady Aline Hartlip:
Cheryl Campbell
Alan Bridges

Duration: 2 hours, 15 minutes

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

Historical drama set before and during the English Civil War in the 17th century. Charles I and Oliver Cromwell first clash in Parliament before taking to the battlefield. Show more


Oliver Cromwell:
Richard Harris
King Charles I:
Sir Alec Guinness
Earl of Manchester:
Robert Morley
Queen Henrietta Maria:
Dorothy Tutin
John Carter:
Frank Finlay
Prince Rupert:
Timothy Dalton
The Earl of Strafford:
Patrick Wymark
Hugh Peters:
Patrick Magee
Sir Edward Hyde:
Nigel Stock
The Earl of Essex:
Charles Gray
Ken Hughes
Irving Allen
Ken Hughes

Duration: 1 hour, 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 4 months

Romantic film drama. 1957. Bound for England, a woman with dreams of becoming a pilot falls for a fellow passenger. Will the secret he is harbouring destroy their affair?


Gabriel Angel:
Rakie Ayola
Duncan Stewart:
Jonathan Pryce
Rex Goodyear:
John Hurt
Angela Bead:
Vanessa Redgrave
Gwendolyne Quim:
Dorothy Tutin
Beeban Kidron

Duration: 1 hour, 32 minutes

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

Classic comic drama based on Oscar Wilde's play about two bachelors who each pretend to be the dashing but wholly imaginary Ernest when courting two ladies. Show more


Mr Jack Worthing:
Michael Redgrave
Mr Algernon Moncrieff:
Michael Denison
Miss Gwendolen Fairfax:
Joan Greenwood
Lady Bracknell:
Edith Evans
Miss Cecily Cardew:
Dorothy Tutin
Rev Doctor Chasuble:
Miles Malleson
Aubrey Mather
Coach Driver:
Ivor Barnard
Teddy Baird

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.


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
Ralph Thomas
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