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Duration: 2 hours, 15 minutes

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

Classic sci-fi in which a monolith is discovered on the moon. Astronauts following its radio signal are drawn into a struggle for survival with HAL, the spacecraft's computer. Show more


Dave Bowman:
Keir Dullea
Frank Poole:
Gary Lockwood
Dr Heywood R Floyd:
William Sylvester
Voice of HAL 9000:
Douglas Rain
Dr Andrei Smyslov:
Leonard Rossiter
Daniel Richter
Dr Ralph Halvorsen:
Robert Beatty
Dr Bill Michaels:
Sean Sullivan
Aries-1B Lunar Shuttle Captain:
Edward Bishop
Director of photography:
Geoffrey Unsworth

Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

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

Biography of British film pioneer William Friese-Greene, who designed and patented a working cinematic camera. His life was dogged by hardship and lack of recognition. Show more


William Friese-Greene:
Robert Donat
Edith Friese-Greene:
Margaret Johnston
Helena Friese-Greene:
Maria Schell
Maurice Friese-Greene:
John Howard Davies
Lord Beaverbrook:
Robert Beatty
Arthur Collings:
Eric Portman
May Jones:
Glynis Johns
Platform Man:
Cecil Parker
Assistant in Laboratory:
David Tomlinson
Bank Manager:
Emlyn Williams
Hotel Receptionist:
Kay Walsh
Police Officer:
Laurence Olivier
Maida Vale Doctor:
Leo Genn
House Agent:
Marius Goring
Industry Man:
Peter Ustinov
Sheila Sim
Broker's Man:
Stanley Holloway
Miss Tagg:
Renee Asherson
Company Promoter:
Roland Culver
Ethel Friese-Greene:
Janette Scott
Cousin Alfred:
Bernard Miles
Mrs Claire:
Joyce Grenfell
Maurice Guttenberg:
Frederick Valk
Official Receiver:
Michael Hordern
Sergeant in Storeroom:
Sydney James
Doctor's Housekeeper:
Thora Hird
Recruiting Sergeant:
William Hartnell
Sitter in Bath Studio:
Googie Withers
Sitter in Bath Studio:
Richard Murdoch
Sitter in Bath Studio:
Sybil Thorndike
Mrs Stukely:
Joan Hickson
Industry Man:
Peter Jones
John Boulting

Duration: 1 hour, 55 minutes

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

Johnny McQueen, leader of 'The Organisation', is shot during a hold-up to obtain funds and left in the street. From then onwards he is hunted without mercy. With James Mason. Show more


Johnny O'Queen:
James Mason
Kathleen Ryan
Father Tom:
WG Fay
Carol Reed
Carol Reed
FL Green


The New Avengers

Series 1

Episode 6: Target

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

When five top agents die of 'natural' causes, Steed suspects foul play. All the deceased had recently undergone a physical check-up and target range practice. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 34 minutes

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

World War II drama based on a true story. The tanker San Demetrio struggles to deliver its cargo of aviation fuel to England during the Battle of the Atlantic.


Chief Engineer Charles Pollard:
Walter Fitzgerald
Greaser John Boyle:
Mervyn Johns
Second Officer Hawkins:
Ralph Michael
Yank Preston:
Robert Beatty
Boatswain WE Fletcher:
Frederick Piper
Messboy John Jamieson:
Gordon Jackson
Pumpman Davies:
Herbert Cameron
Cadet Roy Housden:
Michael Allen
Third Engineer Willey:
Neville Mapp
Apprentice John Jones:
Barry Letts
Captain George Waite:
Arthur Young
Charles Frend