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Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

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

Biography of British film pioneer William Friese-Greene, who designed and patented a working cinematic camera. His life was dogged by hardship and lack of recognition. Show more


William Friese-Greene:
Robert Donat
Edith Friese-Greene:
Margaret Johnston
Helena Friese-Greene:
Maria Schell
Maurice Friese-Greene:
John Howard Davies
Lord Beaverbrook:
Robert Beatty
Arthur Collings:
Eric Portman
May Jones:
Glynis Johns
Platform Man:
Cecil Parker
Assistant in Laboratory:
David Tomlinson
Bank Manager:
Emlyn Williams
Hotel Receptionist:
Kay Walsh
Police Officer:
Laurence Olivier
Maida Vale Doctor:
Leo Genn
House Agent:
Marius Goring
Industry Man:
Peter Ustinov
Sheila Sim
Broker's Man:
Stanley Holloway
Miss Tagg:
Renee Asherson
Company Promoter:
Roland Culver
Ethel Friese-Greene:
Janette Scott
Cousin Alfred:
Bernard Miles
Mrs Claire:
Joyce Grenfell
Maurice Guttenberg:
Frederick Valk
Official Receiver:
Michael Hordern
Sergeant in Storeroom:
Sydney James
Doctor's Housekeeper:
Thora Hird
Recruiting Sergeant:
William Hartnell
Sitter in Bath Studio:
Googie Withers
Sitter in Bath Studio:
Richard Murdoch
Sitter in Bath Studio:
Sybil Thorndike
Mrs Stukely:
Joan Hickson
Industry Man:
Peter Jones
John Boulting

Duration: 1 hour, 40 minutes

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

Stirring Irish saga set in 1840, based on the novel by Daphne du Maurier. A feud between two families over land brings destruction to Hungry Hill. Starring Margaret Lockwood. Show more


Fanny Rose Flower:
Margaret Lockwood
Greyhound John:
Dennis Price
Copper John:
Cecil Parker
Wild Johnnie:
Dermot Walsh
Henry Broderick:
Michael Denison
Morty Donovan:
Arthur Sinclair
Lady Broderick:
Jean Simmons
Barbara Broderick:
Barbara Waring
Harry Broderick:
Dan O'Herlihy
Eileen Crowe
Eileen Herlie
Young Johnny:
Tony Wager



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, 35 minutes

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

World War II drama relating the Battle of Britain through the eyes of the operations room of a Kent fighter station during the summer of 1940. Show more


Group Captain 'Tiger' Small:
Jack Hawkins
Squadron Leader Peter Moon:
Michael Denison
Nadine Clinton:
Dulcie Gray
Pilot Officer 'Septic' Baird:
John Gregson
Squadron Leader Barry Clinton:
Cyril Raymond
Flight Lieutenant 'Batchy' Salter:
Humphrey Lestocq
Squadron Leader Bill Ponsford:
Andrew Osborn
Betty Carfax:
Veronica Hurst
Group Controller:
Ronald Adam
Aunt Tabitha:
Amy Veness
Pimpernel Pilot:
Russell Hunter
Company Sergeant Major:
Geoffrey Keen