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Duration: 1 hour, 38 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Comedy western about a Texas cowboy who inherits a house of ill-repute. His plans to close the place down meet with opposition from the local townsfolk. Starring James Stewart. Show more

Contributors

John O'Hanlan:
James Stewart
Harley Sullivan:
Henry Fonda
Annie Jo:
Jackie Joseph
Pauline:
Elaine Devry
Carrie Virginnia:
Jackie Russell
Sara Jean:
Sharon Debord
Marshal JL Barrett:
Arch Johnson
Corey Bannister:
Robert J Wilke
Charlie Bannister:
Charles Tyner
Director:
Gene Kelly

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Duration: 1 hour, 17 minutes

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

Crime drama. Two young men kill a school friend and then invite the dead boy's father and fiancee to a party in the room where the corpse is hidden. Show more

Contributors

Rupert Cadell:
James Stewart
Brandon Shaw:
John Dall
Mr Kentley:
Cedric Hardwicke
Janet Walker:
Joan Chandler
Mrs Atwater:
Constance Collier
Kenneth:
Douglas Dick
David Kentley:
Dick Hogan

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Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

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

Western. Marshal Guthrie McCabe (James Stewart) enters negotiations with the Comanches in order to secure the release of prisoners. But things do not go as smoothly as planned. Show more

Contributors

Marshal Guthrie McCabe:
James Stewart
First Lt Jim Gary:
Richard Widmark
Marty Purcell:
Shirley Jones
Major Frazer:
John McIntire
Elena de la Madriaga:
Linda Cristal
Sgt Darius P Posey:
Andy Devine
Judge Edward Purcell:
Paul Birch
Mr Harry J Wringle:
Willis Bouchey
Ortho Clegg:
Harry Carey Jr
Ole Knudsen:
John Qualen
Stone Calf:
Woody Strode
Director:
John Ford
Producer:
Stan Shpetner

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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, 27 minutes

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

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Comedy. A young professor impulsively marries a nightclub singer and has to break the news to his conservative parents. Show more

Contributors

Francey Morgan:
Ginger Rogers
Peter Morgan:
James Stewart
Keith Morgan:
James Ellison
Mr Morgan:
Charles Coburn
Mrs Morgan:
Beulah Bondi
Appartment Manager:
Franklin Pangborn
Culpepper:
Grady Sutton
Waiter Captain:
Jack Carson
Writer:
PJ Wolfson

Duration: 1 hour, 40 minutes

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

The head of a flagging opinion-poll company discovers a town which accurately reflects the average American's opinions, and immediately recognises its money-making potential. Show more

Contributors

Rip Smith:
James Stewart
Mary Peterman:
Jane Wyman
Hoopendecker:
Kent Smith
Ike Sloan:
Ned Sparks
Ed Weaver:
Regis Toomey
Lou Dicketts:
Wallace Ford
Mrs Weaver:
Ann Doran
Mr Twiddle:
Donald Meek
Producer:
Robert Riskin

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Duration: 1 hour, 22 minutes

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

Musical comedy. Jimmy Haskell, a harmonica player, joins a poor but talented band. Their rehearsals annoy a local health food magnate - who happens to be Jimmy's uncle.

Contributors

Jimmy Haskell:
James Stewart
Molly McCorkle:
Paulette Goddard
Himself:
Horace Heidt
Charlie Haskell:
Charles Winninger
Ma McCorkle:
Mary Gordon
Willie McCorkle:
Dick Hogan
Donna McCorkle:
Donna Wood

Duration: 2 hours, 4 minutes

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

A compilation of great moments from nearly a hundred MGM musicals. Numbers include Eleanor Powell in her classic challenge dance with Fred Astaire. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Fred Astaire
Participant:
Gene Kelly
Participant:
Elizabeth Taylor
Participant:
James Stewart
Participant:
Bing Crosby
Participant:
Judy Garland
Participant:
Debbie Reynolds
Participant:
Mickey Rooney
Participant:
Frank Sinatra
Participant:
Eleanor Powell
Participant:
Clark Gable
Director:
Jack Haley Jr

Formats

Duration: 1 hour, 58 minutes

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

Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire host this sequel, dance together for the first time in 30 years and introduce a variety of clips from the golden days of Hollywood. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 48 minutes

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

Suspense thriller about a recuperating photojournalist who passes the time by watching the neighbours from the confines of his own apartment and believes he has witnessed a murder. Show more

Contributors

LB 'Jeff' Jefferies:
James Stewart
Lisa Fremont:
Grace Kelly
Lars Thorwald:
Raymond Burr
Detective Thomas J Doyle:
Wendell Corey
Miss Lonely Hearts:
Judith Evelyn
David Seville:
Ross Bagdasarian Jr
Miss Torso:
Georgine Darcy
Woman on fire escape:
Sara Berner
Man on fire escape:
Frank Cady
Songwriter:
Ross Bagdasarian
Miss Hearing Aid:
Jesslyn Fax
Newlywed:
Rand Harper
Mrs Emma Thorwald:
Irene Winston

Formats

Duration: 1 hour, 48 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Sophisticated comedy classic in which a wealthy socialite's wedding plans are thrown into disarray by the arrival of her playboy ex-husband. Show more

Contributors

CK Dexter Haven:
Cary Grant
Macaulay Connor:
James Stewart
Elizabeth Imbrie:
Ruth Hussey
Dinah Lord:
Virginia Weidler
George Kittredge:
John Howard
Uncle Willie:
Roland Young
Seth Lord:
John Halliday
Margaret Lord:
Mary Nash
Sidney Kidd:
Henry Daniell
Director:
George Cukor

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Duration: 1 hour, 55 minutes

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

Hitchcock thriller. A doctor (James Stewart) on holiday with his family in Morocco gets caught up in a plot to assassinate a foreign diplomat. Show more

Contributors

Dr Bern McKenna:
James Stewart
Jo McKenna:
Doris Day
Mrs Drayton:
Brenda de Banzie
Mr Drayton:
Bernard Miles
Buchanan:
Ralph Truman
Louis Bernard:
Daniel Gelin
Ambassador:
Mogens Wieth
Val Parnell:
Alan Mowbray
Jan Peterson:
Hillary Brooke
Hank McKenna:
Christopher Olsen

Duration: 1 hour, 43 minutes

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

A New York publisher (James Stewart) literally falls under the spell of a witch (Kim Novak) who makes him fall in love with her after they meet one Christmas Eve. Show more

Contributors

Shepherd 'Shep' Henderson:
James Stewart
Gillian 'Gil' Holroyd:
Kim Novak
Nicky Holroyd:
Jack Lemmon
Sidney Redlitch:
Ernie Kovacs
Bianca de Passe:
Hermione Gingold
Aunt Queenie Holroyd:
Elsa Lanchester
Merle Kittridge:
Janice Rule
Director:
Richard Quine
Andy White:
Howard McNear

Duration: 1 hour, 40 minutes

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

The calm of a peaceful town is shattered by the menacing arrival of a gang of hired killers whose behaviour brings them into contact with the peace-loving sheriff.

Contributors

Johnny Cobb:
James Stewart
Bob Larkin:
Henry Fonda
Whittier:
Dean Jagger
Preacher Broyles:
Ed Begley
Mr Pittman:
Jay C Flippen
Earl Norman:
Jack Elam
Henrietta Cobb:
Jacqueline Scott
Producer:
John Mantley
Director of photography:
William H Clothier
Composer:
Alfred Newman

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Duration: 1 hour, 38 minutes

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

Classic western about an army officer who is drawn into the conflicts of a violent New Mexico ranching dynasty while investigating his brother's death. Show more

Contributors

Will Lockhart:
James Stewart
Vic Hansbro:
Arthur Kennedy
Barbara Waggoman:
Cathy O'Donnell
Alec Waggoman:
Donald Crisp
Dave Waggoman:
Alex Nicol
Kate Canady:
Aline MacMahon
Charley O'Leary:
Wallace Ford
Chris Boldt:
Jack Elam
Director:
Anthony Mann
Producer:
William Goetz
Writer:
Frank Burt

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Wogan: The Best Of

Episode 1: Oscar Winners

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Sir Terry Wogan takes a nostalgic look back at some of the biggest stars and best moments from his Wogan chat show, with this episode featuring Oscar-winning guests. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Terry Wogan
Interviewed Guest:
Audrey Hepburn
Interviewed Guest:
Gregory Peck
Interviewed Guest:
James Stewart
Interviewed Guest:
Cher undefined
Interviewed Guest:
Gene Hackman
Interviewed Guest:
Mel Brooks
Interviewed Guest:
Anne Bancroft
Series Producer:
Simon Goretzki

Duration: 2 hours, 26 minutes

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

Epic western about three generations of a pioneer family, showing how its fortunes fluctuated during the dynamic westward expansion of America during the 19th century. Show more

Contributors

Lilith Prescott:
Debbie Reynolds
Cleve Van Valen:
Gregory Peck
Linus Rawlings:
James Stewart
Eve Prescott:
Carroll Baker
Zeb Rawlings:
George Peppard
Jethro Stuart:
Henry Fonda
General William Tecumseh Sherman:
John Wayne
Mike King:
Richard Widmark
Julie Rawlings:
Carolyn Jones
Zebulon Prescott:
Karl Malden
Abraham Lincoln:
Raymond Massey
Charlie Gant:
Eli Wallach
Marshal Lou Ramsey:
Lee J Cobb
Roger Morgan:
Robert Preston
Narrator:
Spencer Tracy
Dora Hawkins:
Brigid Bazlen
Colonel Jeb Hawkins:
Walter Brennan
Rebecca Prescott:
Agnes Moorehead
General Ulysses S Grant:
Harry Morgan
Agatha Clegg:
Thelma Ritter
Confederate Deserter:
Russ Tamblyn
Director:
John Ford
Producer:
Bernard Smith
Composer:
Alfred Newman
Director of photography:
William H Daniels
Director of photography:
Milton Krasner
Director of photography:
Charles Lang Jr
Director of photography:
Joseph LaShelle

Formats

Duration: 2 hours, 3 minutes

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

An ex-police officer, who suffers from an intense fear of heights, is hired to trail an old friend's wife. Show more

Contributors

John 'Scottie' Ferguson:
James Stewart
Madeleine/Judy:
Kim Novak
Gavin Elster:
Tom Helmore
Official:
Henry Jones
Hotel Manageress:
Ellen Corby
Car owner mistaken for Madeleine:
Lee Patrick