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Duration: 1 hour, 33 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Cautionary sci-fi tale in which an embittered cop stumbles on the truth about a synthetic foodstuff which the authorities feed the starving populace. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 28 minutes

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

Western set in a brutal Arizona jail. A former US marshal wrongly sentenced to ten years for murder becomes involved in a prison breakout.


Abby Nixon:
Virginia Mayo
Jesse Gorman:
Stephen McNally
Frank Taggert:
Arthur Hunnicutt
Steve Morgan:
Robert Keith
Captain Wells:
Jay C Flippen
Virgil Gates:
Whit Bissell
Howard Hughes


Duration: 2 hours, 25 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

True-life drama starring Burt Lancaster about a man who, while serving a life sentence in Alcatraz, develops an interest in birds and goes on to become an expert ornithologist. Show more


Robert Stroud:
Burt Lancaster
Harvey Shoemaker:
Karl Malden
Elizabeth Stroud:
Thelma Ritter
Stella Johnson:
Betty Field
Bull Ransom:
Neville Brand
Feto Gomez:
Telly Savalas
Harold Hecht
Tom Gaddis:
Edmond O'Brien
Dr. Ellis:
Whit Bissell

Duration: 1 hour, 40 minutes

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

Powerful drama in which a renowned stage actor (Ronald Colman) becomes increasingly unable to differentiate between his stage roles and real life. Show more


Anthony John:
Ronald Colman
Bill Friend:
Edmond O'Brien
Pat Kroll:
Shelley Winters
Victor Donlan:
Ray Collins
Max Lasker:
Philip Loeb
Ray Bonner:
Joe Sawyer
Dr Stauffer:
Whit Bissell
George Cukor
Michael Kanin
Miklos Rozsa
Director of photography:
Milton R Krasner