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Duration: 2 hours, 15 minutes

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

Historical drama set before and during the English Civil War in the 17th century. Charles I and Oliver Cromwell first clash in Parliament before taking to the battlefield. Show more


Oliver Cromwell:
Richard Harris
King Charles I:
Sir Alec Guinness
Earl of Manchester:
Robert Morley
Queen Henrietta Maria:
Dorothy Tutin
John Carter:
Frank Finlay
Prince Rupert:
Timothy Dalton
The Earl of Strafford:
Patrick Wymark
Hugh Peters:
Patrick Magee
Sir Edward Hyde:
Nigel Stock
The Earl of Essex:
Charles Gray
Ken Hughes
Irving Allen
Ken Hughes

Duration: 2 hours, 5 minutes

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

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World War II tale based on a true story. As the Germans move closer to the secret of nuclear fission, saboteurs plot to stop the materials going into production. Show more

Duration: 2 hours, 50 minutes

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

Dramatisation of Julius Caesar's life. The dictator Sulla forces Caesar into exile. Bravery in battle earns him back his citizenship, however, allowing his return to the capital. Show more


Julius Caesar:
Jeremy Sisto
Lucius Sulla:
Richard Harris
Play Actor:
David Langham
Marcus Cato:
Christopher Walken
Valeria Golino
Uli Edel

Duration: 2 hours, 14 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Yorkshire

Action adventure tale about a team of crack mercenaries brought out of retirement to land in a remote and hostile corner of Africa to rescue a kidnapped African leader. Show more


Colonel Allen Faulkner:
Richard Burton
Shawn Fynn:
Roger Moore
Rafer Janders:
Richard Harris
Pieter Coetzee:
Hardy Kruger
Sir Edward Matherson:
Stewart Granger
RSM Sandy Young:
Jack Watson
The Priest:
Frank Finlay

Duration: 1 hour, 32 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC One London

Ocean-going action in which a profiteering fisherman kills the pregnant mate of a killer whale and becomes the target of the grief-stricken creature's craving for vengeance. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One CambridgeshireLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

War drama in which a man who smuggles helicopters into Rhodesia to help in the fight against the Popular Front finds the deal leads to an escalation in violence. Show more


David Swansey:
Richard Harris
Gideon Marunga:
Richard Roundtree
Joan Collins
Raglan Thistle:
Denholm Elliott
Larry Prescott:
Sven-Bertil Taube

Duration: 1 hour, 50 minutes

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

Powerful drama about a 19th-century English aristocrat (Richard Harris) who is captured by the Sioux and integrated into their culture through a painful initiation ritual. Show more


Lord John Morgan:
Richard Harris
Buffalo Cow Head:
Judith Anderson
Yellow Hand:
Manu Tupou
Running Deer:
Corinna Tsopei
Sandy Howard

Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes

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

A group of crack commandos during the Second World War attempt to destroy the formidable German artillery on the Greek island of Navarone. Starring Gregory Peck and David Niven. Show more


Captain Keith Mallory:
Gregory Peck
Cpl Miller:
David Niven
Pte 'Butcher' Brown:
Stanley Baker
Col Andrea Stavros:
Anthony Quinn
Maj Roy Franklin:
Anthony Quayle
Pte Spyros Pappadimos:
James Darren
Maria Pappadimos:
Irene Papas
Commodore Jensen/Prologue Narrator:
James Robertson Justice
Squadron Leader Howard Barnsby RAAF:
Richard Harris
Carl Foreman

Duration: 2 hours, 9 minutes

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

Adaptation of David Storey's novel about an ex-miner who rises up through a rugby team in 1960s northern England and hides a secret love for his landlady. Starring Richard Harris. Show more



Duration: 2 hours, 48 minutes

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

Musical based on the legend of King Arthur. The peaceful and chivalrous order of Camelot is threatened when the dashing Lancelot has an affair with King Arthur's wife, Guinevere. Show more


King Arthur:
Richard Harris
Lancelot Du Lac:
Franco Nero
King Pellinore:
Lionel Jeffries
Lady Clarinda:
Estelle Winwood
Sir Lionel:
Gary Marshal
TH White
Joshua Logan
Jack L Warner
Joel Freeman


Duration: 1 hour, 41 minutes

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

Psychological drama about a British patrol in the Burmese jungle who fall out among themselves when they capture a Japanese soldier. Show more


Sgt 'Mitch' Mitchem:
Richard Todd
Pvt 'Bammo' Bamforth:
Laurence Harvey
Cpl Johnstone:
Richard Harris
Pvt Sammy Whitaker:
David McCallum
LCpl 'Mac' Macleish:
Ronald Fraser
Pvt 'Smudger' Smith:
John Meillon
Pvt Evans:
John Rees
Tojo Tojo:
Kenji Takaki
Leslie Norman

Duration: 2 hours

First broadcast: on BBC One SouthLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

Remake of the Dumas adventure tale of romance and vengeance. A sailor, wrongfully imprisoned for thirteen years, is determined to escape and exact revenge upon his persecutors. Show more


Fernand Mondego:
Guy Pearce
Edmond Dantes:
Jim Caviezel
Abbe Faria:
Richard Harris
Mercedes Iguana:
Dagmara Dominczyk
JF Vilefort:
James Frain
Armand Dorleac:
Michael Wincott
Jacopo the Maggot:
Luis Guzman
Luigi Vampa:
JB Blanc
Mansion Owner:
Guy Carleton
Alex Norton
Old Man Dantes:
Barry Cassin