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Duration: 1 hour, 35 minutes

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

World War II drama about a Czech captain, educated in England, who attempts to escape the Gestapo by taking on the identity of a dead British officer.


Captain Karel Hasek:
Michael Redgrave
Corporal Horsfall:
Jack Warner
Celia Mitchell:
Rachel Kempson
Private Evans:
Mervyn Johns
Lieutenant Lennox:
Gordon Jackson
Basil Dearden

Duration: 1 hour, 25 minutes

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

Adventure yarn. A Scottish aristocrat leaves to make a new life for himself amidst pirates far from home when he believes his brother has betrayed him. Show more


James Durie:
Errol Flynn
Henry Durie:
Anthony Steel
Colonel Francis Burke:
Roger Livesey
Lady Alison:
Beatrice Campbell
Jessie Brown:
Yvonne Furneaux
Lord Durrisdeer:
Felix Aylmer
Mervyn Johns
Major Clarendon:
Ralph Truman
Gillian Lynne

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