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Duration: 2 hours, 40 minutes

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

Courtroom drama. A former district attorney (James Stewart), now a small time lawyer, is hired to defend an army lieutenant accused of shooting the man who raped his wife. Show more

Contributors

Paul Biegler:
James Stewart
Laura Manion:
Lee Remick
Lt Frederick Manion:
Ben Gazzara
Pamell McCartney:
Arthur O'Connell
Claude Dancer:
George C Scott
Maida:
Eve Arden

Duration: 1 hour, 42 minutes

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

Bizet's evocative music blends with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II in this drama, set in mid-20th-century USA for an African-American cast. Carmen, a factory worker, falls in love with a soldier. Show more

Contributors

Carmen Jones:
Dorothy Dandridge
Frankie:
Pearl Bailey
Cindy Lou:
Olga James
Husky Miller:
Joe Adams
Sergeant Brown:
Broc Peters
Rum Daniels:
Roy Glenn
Dink Franklin:
Nick Stewart

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Duration: 1 hour, 49 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Espionage drama based on the Graham Greene novel. A potential leak is discovered in a small section of the Secret Service. Two men are under suspicion. Richard Attenborough stars. Show more

Contributors

Colonel John Daintry:
Richard Attenborough
Brigadier Tomlinson:
John Gielgud
Cornelius Muller:
Joop Doderer
Arthur Davis:
Derek Jacobi
Doctor Percival:
Robert Morley
Castle's Mother:
Mia Maestro
Sir John Hargreaves:
Richard Vernon
Maurice Castle:
Nicol Williamson

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Duration: 1 hour, 59 minutes

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

Drama. Frankie (Frank Sinatra) is a gambler with a serious drug habit. After coming out of jail he is determined to stay clean, but his old life comes back to meet him. Show more

Contributors

Frankie Machine:
Frank Sinatra
Zosch Machine:
Eleanor Parker
Molly:
Kim Novak
Sparrow:
Arnold Stang
Sam Markette:
George E Stone

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Duration: 1 hour, 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

The story of 15th-century French heroine Joan of Arc, who led an army to drive the English occupying forces out of France. Based on George Bernard Shaw's play. Show more

Contributors

Charles the Dauphin:
Richard Widmark
Dunois, Bastard of Orleans:
Richard Todd
The Earl of Warwick:
John Gielgud
The Inquisitor:
Felix Aylmer
John de Stognumber:
Harry Andrews
De Courcelles:
Barry Jones
The Archbishop of Rheims:
Finlay Currie
The Master Executioner:
Bernard Miles

Duration: 2 hours, 55 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Bold and moving epic depicting the Roman Catholic church at a time of great political tension. From his ordination in 1917, Stephen Fermoyle (Tom Tryon) rises to cardinal. Show more

Contributors

Stephen Fermoyle:
Tom Tryon
Celia Fermoyle:
Dorothy Gish
Din Fermoyle:
Cameron Prud'Homme
Cardinal Glennon:
John Huston
Mona/Regina Fermoyle:
Carol Lynley
Benny Rampell:
John Saxon
Frank Fermoyle:
Bill Hayes
Cardinal Quarenghi:
Raf Vallone
Father Ned Halley:
Burgess Meredith
Florrie Fermoyle:
Maggie McNamara
Monsignor Monaghan:
Cecil Kellaway
Annemarie:
Romy Schneider
Cornelius J Deegan:
Loring Smith

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Duration: 2 hours, 12 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Tense drama of Washington politics based on Allen Drury's bestselling novel. The appointment of a new secretary of state sparks off a fierce battle for power. With Henry Fonda. Show more

Contributors

Robert Leffingwell:
Henry Fonda
Sen Seabright 'Seab' Cooley:
Charles Laughton
Sen Brigham Anderson:
Don Murray
Sen Bob Munson:
Walter Pidgeon
Sen Lafe Smith:
Peter Lawford
Sen Fred Van Ackerman:
George Grizzard
Dolly Harrison:
Gene Tierney
The President:
Franchot Tone
The Vice-President:
Lew Ayres
Herbert Gelman:
Burgess Meredith

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Duration: 1 hour, 25 minutes

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

A police detective becomes obsessed with a beautiful woman believed killed by a shotgun blast to the face in this classic mystery. Show more

Contributors

Laura Hunt:
Gene Tierney
Detective Lieutenant Mark McPherson:
Dana Andrews
Waldo Lydecker:
Clifton Webb
Shelby Carpenter:
Vincent Price
Ann Treadwell:
Judith Anderson
Bessie Clary:
Dorothy Adams
McAvity:
James Flavin
Fred Callahan:
Ralph Dunn

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Duration: 2 hours, 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

World War II drama about the personal and professional lives of two US Navy officers after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

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

Romantic comedy about an actress (Maggie McNamara) who is pursued by a womaniser and also suffers the unwanted attentions of his former fiancee's father. Show more

Contributors

Donald Gresham:
William Holden
David Slater:
David Niven
Patty O'Neil:
Maggie McNamara
Michael O'Neill:
Tom Tully
Cynthia Slater:
Dawn Addams
Television Announcer:
Fortunio Bonanova
Taxi Driver:
Gregory Ratoff
Sightseer:
Hardy Kruger
His Wife:
Johanna Matz

Duration: 3 hours, 20 minutes

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

Drama. A Haganah officer (Paul Newman) seizes a ship to help Holocaust survivors get from Cyprus to Palestine, but the vessel is blockaded in a Cypriot harbour by British warships. Show more

Contributors

Ari Ben Canaan:
Paul Newman
Kitty Fremont:
Eva Marie Saint
Barak Ben Canaan:
Lee J Cobb
Dov Landau:
Sal Mineo

Duration: 1 hour, 27 minutes

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

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Chilling drama about a family chauffeur (Robert Mitchum) who gets embroiled in the murderous schemes of his employer, a beautiful female psychopath (Jean Simmons).

Contributors

Frank Jessup:
Robert Mitchum
Diane Tremayne:
Jean Simmons
Mr Tremayne:
Herbert Marshall
Fred Barrett:
Leon Ames
Mrs Tremayne:
Barbara O'Neil
Judson:
Jim Backus
Arthur Vance:
Raymond Greenleaf