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Duration: 1 hour, 35 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Classic sci-fi fantasy adventure in which a meteor shower blinds the Earth's population and covers the planet with strange seeds, which grow into huge plant-like creatures. Show more

Contributors

Bill Mason:
Howard Keel
Director:
Steve Sekely
Christine Durrant:
Nicole Maurey
Karen Goodwin:
Janette Scott
Tom Goodwin:
Kieron Moore

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: 1 hour, 25 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Stylish film noir about a police lieutenant (Cornel Wilde) who comes under pressure from a gang headed by a vicious thug. The gangster's jealous wife helps him catch the foe. Show more

Contributors

Lt Leonard Diamond:
Cornel Wilde
Mr Brown:
Richard Conte
Joe McClure:
Brian Donlevy
Dreyer:
John Hoyt

Duration: 1 hour, 47 minutes

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

Drama about a Georgia farmer, convinced that there is buried treasure somewhere on his ranch but hampered in his search by an acre of land designated for tithing. Show more

Contributors

Ty Ty Walden:
Robert Ryan
Will Thompson:
Aldo Ray
Darlin' Jill Walden:
Fay Spain
Buck Walden:
Jack Lord
Griselda:
Tina Louise
Shaw Walden:
Vic Morrow
Dave Dawson:
Michael Landon
Producer:
Sidney Harmon
Director:
Anthony Mann

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Duration: 1 hour, 38 minutes

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

Classic western about an army officer who is drawn into the conflicts of a violent New Mexico ranching dynasty while investigating his brother's death. Show more

Contributors

Will Lockhart:
James Stewart
Vic Hansbro:
Arthur Kennedy
Barbara Waggoman:
Cathy O'Donnell
Alec Waggoman:
Donald Crisp
Dave Waggoman:
Alex Nicol
Kate Canady:
Aline MacMahon
Charley O'Leary:
Wallace Ford
Chris Boldt:
Jack Elam
Director:
Anthony Mann
Producer:
William Goetz
Writer:
Frank Burt

Formats

Duration: 2 hours, 34 minutes

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

Available for 1 month

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, 52 minutes

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

Available for years

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