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Duration: 2 hours, 8 minutes

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

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Drama about a family of immigrants struggling to get by in San Francisco at the turn of the century. At the heart of the family is the caring figure of the mother. Show more

Contributors

Uncle Chris:
Oskar Homolka
Mr Thorkleson:
Edgar Bergen
Dr Johnson:
Rudy Vallee
Jessie Brown:
Barbara O'Neil
Florence Moorhead:
Florence Bates
Christine:
Peggy McIntyre
Dagmar:
June Hedin

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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, 53 minutes

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

Film version of H G Wells's prophetic essay on the future, The Shape of Things to Come, tracing a hundred years in the history of the urban metropolis Everytown. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 48 minutes

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

Adaptation of Charles Dickens's classic tale about a young man whose life is dogged by the machinations of his evil, money-grabbing uncle. Starring Derek Bond. Show more

Contributors

Ralph Nickleby:
Cedric Hardwicke
Nicholas Nickleby:
Derek Bond
Newmann Noggs:
Bernard Miles
Mrs Nickelby:
Mary Merrall
Miss LA Creevy:
Athene Seyler

Duration: 1 hour, 51 minutes

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

Adaptation of Victor Hugo's 1831 novel. Quasimodo, the lonely hunch-backed bell-ringer of Notre Dame cathedral, falls in love with Esmeralda, a beautiful gypsy. Show more

Contributors

The Hunchback Quasimodo:
Charles Laughton
Esmeralda:
Maureen O'Hara
Clopin, King of the Beggars:
Thomas Mitchell
Gringoire:
Edmond O'Brien
Phoebus:
Alan Marshal
Archdeacon:
Walter Hampden
Madame de Lys:
Katharine Alexander
Procurator:
George Zucco

Duration: 1 hour, 32 minutes

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

Adventure story about a group of climbers who set out to ascend a notoriously difficult mountain in the Alps, each one with a different reason for going. Show more

Contributors

Martin Ordway:
Glenn Ford
Carla Alten:
Alida Valli
Paul DeLambre:
Claude Rains
Dr Nicholas Radcliffe:
Cedric Hardwicke
Madame Astrid Delambre:
June Clayworth
Frau Andreas:
Lotte Stein
Knuebel:
Fred Essler
Frau Knuebel:
Edit Angold
Producer:
Sid Rogell
Composer:
Roy Webb
Director:
Ted Tetzlaff
Director of photography:
Ray Rennahan

Duration: 1 hour, 26 minutes

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

Humanistic biopic of Hitler's greatest commander, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, famous for bringing the British in north Africa to a standstill for two years during World War II. Show more

Contributors

Frau Rommel:
Jessica Tandy
Dr Karl Strolin:
Cedric Hardwicke
General Burgdorf:
Everett Sloane
Field Marshall Von Rundstedt:
Leo G Carroll
General Fritz Bayerlein:
George Macready
Aldinger:
Richard Boone

Duration: 2 hours, 2 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Romantic melodrama about an engineer, played by John Wayne, battling to build a railroad in the Andes while trying to save his marriage to the boss's daughter. Show more

Contributors

Johnny:
John Wayne
Frederick Alexander:
Cedric Hardwicke
Miss Braithwaite:
Judith Anderson
Pop Matthews:
James Gleason
Ricky Vegas:
Anthony Quinn
Senor Tobar:
Charles Trowbridge
Producer:
Stephen Ames
Writer:
John Twist

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Duration: 1 hour, 50 minutes

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

Powerful drama, based on the novel by Penelope Mortimer, about a mother who suffers a nervous breakdown after learning of her third husband's infidelity. Starring Anne Bancroft. Show more

Contributors

Jo Armitage:
Anne Bancroft
Director:
Jack Clayton
Jake Armitage:
Peter Finch
Bob Conway:
James Mason
Jo's Father:
Cedric Hardwicke
Jo's Mother:
Rosalind Atkinson
Psychiatrist:
Eric Porter
Beth Conway:
Janine Gray
Philpott:
Maggie Smith
Woman in Hair Salon:
Yootha Joyce

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Duration: 1 hour, 35 minutes

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

Available for years

Classic Alfred Hitchcock thriller about a timid heiress who becomes convinced that her husband is trying to kill her. Show more

Contributors

Johnnie Aysgarth:
Cary Grant
Lina Aysgarth:
Joan Fontaine
Beaky Thwaite:
Nigel Bruce
General McLaidlaw:
Cedric Hardwicke
Mrs McLaidlaw:
May Whitty
Mrs Newsham:
Isabel Jeans
Isobel Sedbusk:
Auriol Lee
Reggie Wetherby:
Reginald Sheffield
Captain Melbeck:
Leo G Carroll
Alice Barham:
Faith Brook
Jessie Barham:
Carol Curtis-Brown
Mr Bailey:
Rex Evans
Dr Bertram Sedbusk:
Gavin Gordon
Inspector Hodgson:
Lumsden Hare
Mrs Wetherby:
Gertrude Hoffman
Sir Gerald:
Kenneth Hunter
Miss Wetherby:
Dorothy Lloyd
Phyllis Swinghurst:
Nondas Metcalf
Mrs Craddock:
Clara Reid
Mrs Barham:
Violet Shelton
William Howe:
Ben Webster
Miss Wetherby:
Elsie Weller

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