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Duration: 1 hour, 42 minutes

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

Comedy starring Norman Wisdom. A hapless news vendor is pushed into a career as a reporter on a local rag by his embarrassed grandfather, the prime minister. Show more

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Norman/Wilfred/Emily Shields:
Norman Wisdom
Major Bartlett:
Derek Bond
Ruby Fairchild:
Tracey Crisp
Mrs Corcoran:
Noel Dyson
Alderman Corcoran:
Derek Francis
Willoughby:
Peter Jones
Mr Ross:
David Lodge
Mr Nottage:
Stanley Unwin
Director:
Robert Asher

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The Avengers

Series 5

Episode 11: Epic

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

1960s crime drama series. Mrs Peel is kidnapped by an eccentric film director who wants her for the leading lady in his latest movie The Destruction of Emma Peel. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 40 minutes

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

Comedy. A car park attendant at Scotland Yard (Norman Wisdom) dreams of becoming a policeman like his father, but his determination to prove his worth leads to chaos. Show more

Contributors

Norman Pitkin/Giulio Napolitani:
Norman Wisdom
Sir Ronald:
Raymond Huntley
Supt Hobson:
David Lodge
Mrs Stammers:
Esma Cannon
Director:
Robert Asher
Producer:
Hugh Stewart

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Duration: 1 hour, 29 minutes

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

The men and women of a WWII air-defence battery seem more concerned with getting to grips with each other than with the enemy, so bumbling Captain S Melly is sent to restore order. Show more

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Capt Melly:
Kenneth Connor
Sgt Maj Bloomer:
Windsor Davies
Sgt Len Able:
Patrick Mower
Sgt Tilly Willing:
Judy Geeson
Major Carstairs:
Peter Butterworth
Gunner Shorthouse:
Melvyn Hayes
Private Jennifer Ffoukes-Sharpe:
Joan Sims
Bombardier Ready:
Jack Douglas
Private Alice Easy:
Diane Langton
Captain Bull:
David Lodge
Brigadier:
Peter Jones
Major Butcher:
Julian Holloway
Director:
Gerald Thomas
Producer:
Peter Rogers

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Duration: 1 hour, 38 minutes

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

Classic comedy. Inspector Jacques Clouseau (Peter Sellers) investigates the murder of Mr Benjamin Ballon's driver at a country estate. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Blake Edwards
Jacques Clouseau:
Peter Sellers
Maria Gambrelli:
Elke Sommer
Benjamin Ballon:
George Sanders
Charles Dreyfus:
Herbert Lom
Dominique Ballon:
Tracy Reed
Hercule LaJoy:
Graham Stark
Madame LaFarge:
Vanda Godsell
Georges:
David Lodge
Francois:
Andre Maranne
Producer:
Blake Edwards

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Duration: 1 hour, 49 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

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Classic period drama about three children whose lives change dramatically after they move from a comfortable townhouse to a small Yorkshire cottage near a railway line. Show more

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Roberta 'Bobbie' Waterbury:
Jenny Agutter
Albert Perks:
Bernard Cribbins
Phyllis Waterbury:
Sally Thomsett
Mrs Waterbury:
Dinah Sheridan
Old Gentleman:
William Mervyn
Charles Waterbury:
Iain Cuthbertson
Peter Waterbury:
Gary Warren
Aunt Emma:
Beatrix Mackey
Mrs Perks:
Deddie Davies
Bandmaster:
David Lodge
Producer:
Robert Lynn

Duration: 2 hours, 3 minutes

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

Action-packed seafaring romp in which a cunning Viking adventurer and an ambitious Moorish ruler become rivals in search of a giant legendary bell made of solid gold. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 27 minutes

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

Horror with Patrick Magee and Mia Maestro about sinister events in suburbia. A psychotic man, warped by religion, goes on a rampage, murdering prostitutes to save them from sin. Show more

Contributors

Minister:
Patrick Magee
Birdy Wemys:
Mia Maestro
Commissionaire:
Percy Herbert
CID Inspector:
David Lodge

Duration: 1 hour, 23 minutes

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

Vintage British comedy starring Peter Sellers. Three criminals break out of prison to carry out a daring jewel robbery and then return to jail to establish the perfect alibi. Show more

Contributors

Dodger Lane:
Peter Sellers
Soapy Stevens:
Wilfrid Hyde-White
Cheif PA Crout:
Lionel Jeffries
Lennie Price:
Bernard Cribbins
Jelly Knight:
David Lodge
Mrs Price:
Irene Handl
The Governor:
Maurice Denham
Director:
Robert Day

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Duration: 1 hour, 33 minutes

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

Wartime drama. A small group of Royal Marines carry out a covert canoe raid on the docks of Bordeaux during World War II in a mission to destroy the blockade-busting Nazi ships. Show more

Contributors

Major Stringer:
Jose Ferrer
Captain Thompson:
Trevor Howard
Myrtie:
Dora Bryan
Sergeant Craig:
Victor Maddern
Marine Clarke:
Anthony Newley
Marine Ruddock:
David Lodge
Marine Stevens:
Peter Arne
Marine Lomas:
Percy Herbert
Marine Booth:
Graham Stewart
Marine Cooney:
John Fabian
Director:
Jose Ferrer