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Duration: 2 hours, 7 minutes

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

Wartime drama about a group of disillusioned German soldiers trapped on the Russian front in 1943. One is tired of fighting, but another will stop at nothing to win an Iron Cross. Show more

Contributors

Sergeant Steiner:
James Coburn
Captain Stransky:
Maximilian Schell
Colonel Brandt:
James Mason
Captain Kiesel:
David Warner
Sister Eva:
Senta Berger
Schütze Maag:
Burkhard Driest
Corporal Krüger:
Klaus Lowitsch
Director:
Sam Peckinpah

Duration: 2 hours

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

Grand epic recounting the tale of the notorious 12th-century warrior. The film traces Khan's rise from obscurity to become the leader who united warring Mongol tribes. Show more

Contributors

Temujin-Genghis Khan:
Omar Sharif
Kam Ling:
James Mason
The Shah of Khwarezm:
Eli Wallach
The Emperor of China:
Robert Morley
Subodai:
Kenneth Cope
Kuchluk:
Patrick Holt
Director:
Henry Levin
Producer:
Irving Allen

Duration: 1 hour, 55 minutes

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

Johnny McQueen, leader of 'The Organisation', is shot during a hold-up to obtain funds and left in the street. From then onwards he is hunted without mercy. With James Mason. Show more

Contributors

Johnny O'Queen:
James Mason
Kathleen:
Kathleen Ryan
Father Tom:
WG Fay
Director:
Carol Reed
Producer:
Carol Reed
Writer:
FL Green

Formats

Duration: 2 hours, 27 minutes

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

During World War I, an aggressively ambitious German fighter pilot becomes obsessed with the Blue Max, his country's highest honour, and ruthlessly sets out to win it.

Contributors

Bruno Stachel:
George Peppard
General Count von Klugermann:
James Mason
Countess Kaeti von Klugermann:
Ursula Andress

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

Contributors

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

Duration: 1 hour, 25 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Wales (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

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Thriller. While holidaying in the south of France prior to World War II, an Austrian medical student is wrongly accused of spying and must clear his name. Show more

Contributors

Peter Vadessy:
James Mason
Madame Suzanne Koche:
Lucie Mannheim
Monsieur Robert Duclos:
Raymond Lovell
Monsieur Michel Beghin:
Julien Mitchell
Monsieur Andre Roux:
Herbert Lom
Walter Vogel:
Martin Miller
Mary Skelton:
Clare Hamilton
Emil Schimler:
Frederick Valk
Major Chandon-Hartley:
Anthony Shaw
Warren Skelton:
Valentine Dyall
Odette Roux:
Patricia Medina
Henri Asticot:
David Ward
Director:
Lance Comfort
Director:
Max Greene
Producer:
Lance Comfort
Producer:
Max Greene

Formats

Duration: 2 hours, 3 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales (Analogue)

Thriller. Nazi hunter Ezra (Laurence Olivier) learns Dr Josef Mengele has ordered his neo-Nazi followers to kill 65 men of similar age, birthday and backgrounds by a certain date. Show more

Contributors

Dr Josef Mengele:
Gregory Peck
Ezra Lieberman:
Laurence Olivier
Eduard Siebert:
James Mason
Esther Lieberman:
Lilli Palmer
Barry Kohler:
Steve Guttenberg
Sidney Beynon:
Denholm Elliott
Mrs Doring:
Rosemary Harris
Henry Wheelock:
John Dehner
David Bennett:
John Rubinstein
Author:
Ira Levin

Duration: 1 hour, 32 minutes

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

This charming adaptation of Charles Kingsley's classic fantasy tells the tale of an orphan chimney sweep who finds undersea adventure in his search for the mysterious water babies. Show more

Contributors

Mrs Doasyouwouldbedoneby:
Billie Whitelaw
Lady Harriet:
Joan Greenwood
Sladd:
Paul Luty
Terence the Sea Horse:
Lance Percival
Cyril the Walrus:
David Jason
Producer:
Peter Shaw

Duration: 1 hour, 26 minutes

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

Humanistic biopic of Hitler's greatest commander, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, famous for bringing the British in north Africa to a standstill for two years during World War II. Show more

Contributors

Frau Rommel:
Jessica Tandy
Dr Karl Strolin:
Cedric Hardwicke
General Burgdorf:
Everett Sloane
Field Marshall Von Rundstedt:
Leo G Carroll
General Fritz Bayerlein:
George Macready
Aldinger:
Richard Boone

Duration: 1 hour, 36 minutes

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

Swashbuckling adventure. In the absence of the king, an English lookalike attempts to protect the throne from the designs of an evil pretender and falls for the king's fiancee. Show more

Contributors

King Rudolf V/Rudolf Rassendyll:
Stewart Granger
Princess Flavia:
Deborah Kerr
Rupert of Hentzau:
James Mason
Colonel Zapt:
Louis Calhern
Antoinette de Mauban:
Jane Greer
The Cardinal:
Lewis Stone
Michael, Duke of Strelsau:
Robert Douglas
Fritz von Tarlenheim:
Robert Coote

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Duration: 1 hour, 35 minutes

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

Touching drama about a gifted concert pianist who suffers from suicidal depression, and finds that she has blocked out a traumatic relationship with her piano teacher and guardian. Show more

Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes

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

Drama based on the true story of a ship carrying German-Jewish refugees which was denied permission to land anywhere and was obliged to return to Germany and the horrors of Nazism. Show more

Contributors

Denise Kreisler:
Faye Dunaway
Captain Schroeder:
Max von Sydow
Professor Egon Kreisler:
Oskar Werner
Max Gunter:
Malcolm McDowell
José Estedes:
Orson Welles
Dr Juan Remos:
James Mason
Lili Rosen:
Lee Grant
Mira Hauser:
Katharine Ross
Carl Rosen:
Sam Wanamaker
Anna Rosen:
Lynne Frederick
Professor Weiler:
Luther Adler
Rebecca Weiler:
Wendy Hiller
Alice Fienchild:
Julie Harris
Mrs Hauser:
Maria Schell
Aaron Pozner:
Paul Koslo
Otto Schiendick:
Helmut Griem
Dr Erich Strauss:
Victor Spinetti
Luis Clasing:
Michael Constantine
Manuel Benitez:
Jose Ferrer
Morris Troper:
Ben Gazzara
President Bru:
Fernando Rey
Leni Strauss:
Janet Suzman
Admiral Canaris:
Denholm Elliott
Commander Von Bonin:
Leonard Rossiter
Joseph Joseph:
David de Keyser
Purser Mueller:
Keith Barron
Engineering Officer:
Don Henderson
Werner Mannheim:
Frederick Jaeger

Duration: 1 hour, 22 minutes

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

Classic film noir in which a man finds himself blackmailing a woman after her daughter accidentally kills her lover. Starring James Mason. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 50 minutes

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

Powerful drama, based on the novel by Penelope Mortimer, about a mother who suffers a nervous breakdown after learning of her third husband's infidelity. Starring Anne Bancroft. Show more

Contributors

Jo Armitage:
Anne Bancroft
Director:
Jack Clayton
Jake Armitage:
Peter Finch
Bob Conway:
James Mason
Jo's Father:
Cedric Hardwicke
Jo's Mother:
Rosalind Atkinson
Psychiatrist:
Eric Porter
Beth Conway:
Janine Gray
Philpott:
Maggie Smith
Woman in Hair Salon:
Yootha Joyce

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Duration: 2 hours, 11 minutes

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

Available for 3 days

Classic, darkly comic Hitchcock thriller in which an adman is pursued both by spies, who mistake him for a double agent, and by the police, who think he is an assassin. Show more

Contributors

Roger Thornhill:
Cary Grant
Eve Kendall:
Eva Marie Saint
Phillip Vandamm:
James Mason
The Professor:
Leo G Carroll
Clara Thornhill:
Jessie Royce Landis
Lester Townsend:
Philip Ober
Valerian:
Adam Williams
Victor Larrabee:
Edward Platt

Formats

Duration: 2 hours, 32 minutes

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

Available for 6 days

Musical drama in which a fading actor becomes involved with a young singer on her way up. Judy Garland was nominated for an Oscar for her role as the rising star. Show more

Contributors

Vicki Lester / Esther Blodgett:
Judy Garland
Norman Maine:
James Mason
Miss Markham:
Lotus Robb
Libby's Secretary:
Hazel Shermet
Matt Libby:
Jack Carson
Lola Lavery:
Lucy Marlow
Susan Ettinger:
Amanda Blake
Danny McGuire:
Tommy Noonan
Oliver Niles:
Charles Bickford
Producer:
Sidney Luft
Director:
George Cukor

Formats

Duration: 1 hour, 51 minutes

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

Available for 7 days

Agatha Christie's murder mystery. Detective Hercule Poirot sets out to discover the truth behind the death of a stage star at a resort hotel on an Adriatic island. Show more

Contributors

Hercule Poirot:
Peter Ustinov
Daphne Castle:
Maggie Smith
Christine Redfern:
Jane Birkin
Arlena Marshall:
Diana Rigg
Rex Brewster:
Roddy McDowall
Patrick Redfern:
Nicholas Clay
Myra Gardener:
Sylvia Miles
Odell Gardener:
James Mason
Sir Horace Blatt:
Colin Blakely
Kenneth Marshall:
Denis Quilley
Director:
Guy Hamilton

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