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Duration: 1 hour, 18 minutes

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

One of the most famous of the 1950s Ealing comedies. An unassuming bank clerk, in charge of gold bullion deliveries for almost 20 years, hatches a plot to steal a consignment. Show more

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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.

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

Duration: 1 hour, 23 minutes

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

Available for 9 months

Classic Hitchcock mystery. A man is pursued by the police for a murder he did not commit and by an international spy ring for information he does not possess. Show more

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Richard Hannay:
Robert Donat
Miss Smith:
Lucie Mannheim
Professor Jordan:
Godfrey Tearle
Crofter's wife:
Peggy Ashcroft
Crofter:
John Laurie
Mrs Jordan:
Helen Haye
Sheriff Watson:
Frank Cellier
Commercial Traveller:
Gus McNaughton

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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.

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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
Director:
Charles Frend

Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

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

Available for 23 days

Film drama. Determined to lead the first expedition to reach the South Pole, naval officer Scott assembles a team to try to beat a Norwegian attempt. Show more

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Captain RF Scott:
John Mills
Director:
Charles Frend
Captain LEG Oates:
Derek Bond
Dr EA Wilson:
Harold Warrender
Petty Officer 'Taff' Evans:
James Robertson Justice
Lieutenant HR Bowers:
Reginald Beckwith
Kathleen Scott:
Diana Churchill
Oriana Wilson:
Anne Firth
Lieutenant EGR 'Teddy' Evans:
Kenneth More
Chief Stoker W Lashly:
Norman Williams
Petty Officer T Crean:
John Gregson
Surgeon Lieutenant EL Atkinson:
James Mc Kechnie
Apsley Cherry-Gerrard:
Barry Letts
Bernard Day:
Christopher Lee
Herbert Ponting:
Clive Morton
Questioner:
Noel Howlett
Caroline:
Dandy Nichols

Duration: 2 hours, 10 minutes

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

Available for 16 days

A dramatic reconstruction of the World War II defeat at Dunkirk, told through the experiences of three characters. Show more

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Captain Binns:
John Mills
Charles Foreman:
Bernard Lee
Dave Bellman:
Meredith Edwards
Military Spokesman:
Anthony Nicholls
Frankie:
Sean Barrett
Colonel - Medical Officer:
Lionel Jeffries
Lieutenant Lumpkin:
Kenneth Cope
Sergeant on Parade Ground:
Patrick Allen
Director:
Leslie Norman

Duration: 1 hour, 22 minutes

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

Available for 15 days

Classic Ealing comedy about the mayhem that ensues when a whisky-laden ship runs aground off the coast of the Outer Hebrides during the Second World War. Show more

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Captain Paul Waggett:
Basil Radford
Peggy Macroon:
Joan Greenwood
George Campbell:
Gordon Jackson
Mrs Waggett:
Catherine Lacey
Sergeant Odd:
Bruce Seton
Joseph Macroon:
Wylie Watson
Catriona Macroon:
Gabrielle Blunt
Mrs Campbell:
Jean Cadell
The Biffer:
Morland Graham
Sammy MacCodrum:
John Gregson

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