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Duration: 1 hour, 52 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland

Classic Disney fantasy set in World War II England. Three evacuees discover that their guardian is an amateur witch, and together they search for a missing spell. Show more


Eglantine Price:
Angela Lansbury
Mr Emelius Brown:
David Tomlinson
Sam Jaffe
Colonel Heller:
John Ericson
Bruce Forsyth
Mrs Hobday:
Tessie O'Shea
Captain Ainsley Greer:
Arthur E Gould-Porter
Street sweeper:
Ben Wrigley
General Sir Brian Teagler:
Reginald Owen
Elderly Farmer:
Cyril Delevanti
German Sergeant:
Rick Traeger
Ian Weighill
Bill Walsh
Bill Walsh
Director of photography:
Frank Phillips

Duration: 1 hour, 32 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

This charming adaptation of Charles Kingsley's classic fantasy tells the tale of an orphan chimney sweep who finds undersea adventure in his search for the mysterious water babies. Show more


Mrs Doasyouwouldbedoneby:
Billie Whitelaw
Lady Harriet:
Joan Greenwood
Paul Luty
Terence the Sea Horse:
Lance Percival
Cyril the Walrus:
David Jason
Peter Shaw

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, 38 minutes

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

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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: 2 hours, 13 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland HD

Musical comedy. London banker George Banks' search for the perfect nanny for his two naughty children brings the magical Mary Poppins (Julie Andrews) into their lives. Show more


Mary Poppins:
Julie Andrews
Mrs Banks:
Glynis Johns
Jane Banks:
Karen Dotrice
Michael Banks:
Matthew Garber
Katie Nanna:
Elsa Lanchester
Constable Jones:
Arthur Treacher
Admiral Boom:
Reginald Owen
Uncle Albert:
Ed Wynn
Mrs Brill:
Reta Shaw
The Bird Woman:
Jane Darwell
Mr Dawes Jr:
Arthur Malet
Mr Binnacle:
Don Barclay
Bill Walsh
Miss Persimmon:
Marjorie Eaton
Mrs Corry:
Alma Lawton