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Duration: 1 hour, 22 minutes

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

Available for 4 months

Biting Ealing satire about a scientist (Alec Guinness) who invents an indestructible fibre but finds that everyone wants to destroy his formula. Show more

Contributors

Sidney Stratton:
Sir Alec Guinness
Daphne Birnley:
Joan Greenwood
Alan Birnley:
Cecil Parker
Bertha:
Vida Hope
Michael Corland:
Michael Gough
Sir John Kierlaw:
Ernest Thesiger
Producer:
Sidney Cole

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Duration: 1 hour, 58 minutes

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

Family mystery. A girl (Hayley Mills) holidaying on Crete with her aunt meets a wounded Englishman in a deserted church. The man is suspected of a jewel theft. Show more

Contributors

Nikky Ferris:
Hayley Mills
Stratos:
Eli Wallach
Mark Camford:
Peter McEnery
Aunt Frances Ferris:
Joan Greenwood
Madame Habib:
Pola Negri
Cynthia Gamble:
Sheila Hancock
Anthony Gamble:
John Le Mesurier
Orestes:
Tutte Lemkow
Director:
James Neilson
Producer:
Walt Disney
Producer:
Bill Anderson

Duration: 1 hour, 20 minutes

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

Available for 4 months

Classic Ealing comedy about the mayhem that ensues when a whisky-laden ship runs aground off the coast of the Outer Hebrides during the Second World War. Show more

Contributors

Captain Paul Waggett:
Basil Radford
Peggy Macroon:
Joan Greenwood
George Campbell:
Gordon Jackson
Mrs Waggett:
Catherine Lacey
Sergeant Odd:
Bruce Seton
Joseph Macroon:
Wylie Watson
Catriona Macroon:
Gabrielle Blunt
Mrs Campbell:
Jean Cadell
The Biffer:
Morland Graham
Sammy MacCodrum:
John Gregson

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Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

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

The classic British black comedy about a rich cad who murders eight relatives - all played by Alec Guinness - to inherit a dukedom. Show more

Contributors

the D'Ascoyne family:
Sir Alec Guinness
Louis Mazzini:
Dennis Price
Edith D'Ascoyne:
Valerie Hobson
Sibella Holland:
Joan Greenwood
Mama Mazzini:
Audrey Fildes
The Hangman:
Miles Malleson
Lionel Holland:
John Penrose
The Prison Governor Colonel:
Clive Morton
Director:
Robert Hamer
Producer:
Michael Relph

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Miss Marple

At Bertram's Hotel

Feature-Length

Duration: 1 hour, 48 minutes

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

Drama. Family intrigue, midnight assailants and a vanishing cleric at Bertram's Hotel provide Miss Marple with a tantalising case. Show more

Contributors

Miss Marple:
Joan Hickson
Lady Bess Sedgwick:
Caroline Blakiston
Lady Selina:
Joan Greenwood
Colonel Luscombe:
James Cossins
Elvira Blake:
Helena Mitchell
Mr Humfries:
Peter Baldwin
Miss Gorridge:
Irene Sutcliffe
Michael Gorman:
Brian McGrath
Chief Inspector Davy:
George Baker
Sir Ronald Graves:
Douglas Milvain
Bridget Sotheby:
Charlotte Barker
Doctor Whittaker:
Edward Burnham
BEA Stewardess:
Amanda Royle
Woman at Airport:
Daphne Neville
Tv Commentator:
Donald Burton
Voiceovers:
Sally Howe
Canon Pennyfather:
Preston Lockwood
Ladislaus Mulinowski:
Robert Reynolds
Mrs Cabot:
Helen Horton
Inspector Campbell:
Philip Bretherton
Richard Egerton:
Randal Herley
Director:
Mary McMurray
Writer:
Jill Hyem

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Series 12

Country

Duration: 1 hour, 21 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

A family gathering, a christening and a dance. But it's 1945 and there are plans to be made, family wealth to protect and peace to be won.

Contributors

Sir Frederick Carlion:
Leo McKern
Philip Carlion:
James Fox
Daisy (Lady Carlion):
Wendy Hiller
Virginia Carlion:
Penelope Wilton
Alice Carlion:
Jill Bennett
Dollie van der Biek:
Joan Greenwood
Sir Piers Blair:
Alan Webb
Director:
Richard Eyre

Formats

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

Contributors

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
Merriman:
Aubrey Mather
Coach Driver:
Ivor Barnard
Producer:
Teddy Baird

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, 30 minutes

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

A small-town actress (Susan Strasberg) comes to New York to try her luck on Broadway and develops a crush on a Broadway producer (Henry Fonda). Show more

Contributors

Lewis Easton:
Henry Fonda
Eva Lovelace:
Susan Strasberg
Robert Hedges:
Herbert Marshall
Rita Vernon:
Joan Greenwood
Joe Sheridan:
Christopher Plummer
Constantine:
Daniel Ocko
Elizabeth:
Sally Gracie
Director:
Sidney Lumet
Producer:
Stuart Millar
Writer:
Ruth Goetz

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