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Duration: 1 hour, 33 minutes

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

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Drama. The action of a heated moment is a turning point in the life of actress Valerie Stanton (Rosalind Russell). Show more


Valerie Stanton:
Rosalind Russell
Gordon Dunning:
Leon Ames
Marion Webster:
Claire Trevor
Captain Banbury:
Sydney Greenstreet
Ernie Boyle:
Frank McHugh
Michael Morrell:
Leo Genn
Peter Gunther:
Walter Kingsford
Jeff Trent:
Dan Tobin
Paul Banton:
Lex Barker
John Gage
Leo Rosten



Duration: 2 hours, 42 minutes

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

Lavish historical epic. Under the Roman Emperor Nero, Christianity is outlawed. The beautiful daughter of a Roman general is forced to choose between her religion and her lover. Show more


Marcus Vinicius:
Robert Taylor
Leo Genn
Felix Aylmer
Ralph Truman
Peter Miles
Mervyn LeRoy
SN Behrman
Sam Zimbalist
Miklos Rozsa
Director of photography:
William V Skall
Director of photography:
Robert Surtees

Duration: 1 hour, 38 minutes

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

Available for 3 months

Dramatisation of one of the most ingenious escape bids of World War II, in which British soldiers use a wooden vaulting horse as cover when trying to get out of Stalag Luft III. Show more


Leo Genn
David Greene
Senior British Officer:
Patrick Waddington
Australian in Hospital:
Peter Finch
Jack Lee

Duration: 1 hour, 25 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Wartime drama about an ex-US army officer (Alan Ladd) who joins the British army as a paratrooper. Despite his obvious leadership skills, the man refuses to take a high rank. Show more


Steve 'Canada' McKendrick:
Alan Ladd
Major J Snow:
Leo Genn
RSM Cameron:
Harry Andrews
Taffy Evans:
Donald Houston
Major General ABC Whiting:
Anthony Bushell
Sergeant Breton:
Stanley Baker
Tim Turner
Corporal Dawes:
Michael Kelly
Penny Gardner:
Susan Stephen
Terence Young

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