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Duration: 2 hours, 12 minutes

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

Circus drama with John Wayne and Rita Hayworth. The manager of a small travelling show mounts a continental tour, hoping to find the mother of his teenage daughter en route. Show more

Contributors

Matt Masters:
John Wayne
Lili Alfredo:
Rita Hayworth
Toni Alfredo:
Claudia Cardinale
Steve McCabe:
John Smith
Cap Carson:
Lloyd Nolan
Aldo Alfredo:
Richard Conte
Emile Schuman:
Hans Dantes
Mrs Schuman:
Wanda Rotha
Writer:
Ben Hecht

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Duration: 2 hours, 34 minutes

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

Available for 10 days

Colourful dramatisation of the birth, life and death of Christ, depicting the tensions between Herod's court and the Roman administration, and the execution of John the Baptist. Show more

Contributors

Jesus Christ:
Jeffrey Hunter
John the Baptist:
Robert Ryan
Pontius Pilate:
Hurd Hatfield
Herodias:
Rita Gam
Judas:
Rip Torn
Herod Antipas:
Frank Thring
Director:
Nicholas Ray

Duration: 2 hours, 51 minutes

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

Available for years

Epic story of the Spanish hero (Charlton Heston), following his involvement in royal plots, his tempestuous marriage, and the campaign he led against the Moorish invaders in Spain. Show more

Contributors

El Cid Rodrigo de Vivar:
Charlton Heston
Count Ordóñez:
Raf Vallone
Princess Urraca:
Genevieve Page
Prince Alfonso:
John Fraser
Prince Sancho:
Gary Raymond
Ben Yussuf:
Herbert Lom
Director:
Anthony Mann
Al Kadir:
Frank Thring
Don Diego:
Michael Hordern
Count Gormaz:
Andrew Cruickshank
King Ramírez:
Gerard Tichy

Duration: 2 hours, 52 minutes

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

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Historical epic starring Alec Guinness and Sophia Loren. After Marcus Aurelius is poisoned, his cruel son Commodus becomes emperor and quickly reveals a tyrannical streak. Show more

Contributors

Marcus Aurelius:
Sir Alec Guinness
Lucilla:
Sophia Loren
Timonides:
James Mason
Ballomar:
John Ireland
Cleander:
Mel Ferrer
King of the Armenians:
Omar Sharif
Julianus:
Eric Porter
Director:
Anthony Mann