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Duration: 2 hours, 2 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Adaptation of Shakespeare's comedy about a feisty, headstrong woman who is eventually tamed by her new husband. Starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Show more

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Duration: 2 hours, 4 minutes

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

A compilation of great moments from nearly a hundred MGM musicals. Numbers include Eleanor Powell in her classic challenge dance with Fred Astaire. Show more

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Participant:
Fred Astaire
Participant:
Gene Kelly
Participant:
Elizabeth Taylor
Participant:
James Stewart
Participant:
Bing Crosby
Participant:
Judy Garland
Participant:
Debbie Reynolds
Participant:
Mickey Rooney
Participant:
Frank Sinatra
Participant:
Eleanor Powell
Participant:
Clark Gable
Director:
Jack Haley Jr

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Duration: 1 hour, 58 minutes

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

Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire host this sequel, dance together for the first time in 30 years and introduce a variety of clips from the golden days of Hollywood. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 57 minutes

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

Second screen version of Louisa May Alcott's tale about four sisters who are left to fend for themselves when their father goes off to fight in the American Civil War.

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Professor Bhaer:
Rossano Brazzi
Marmee March:
Mary Astor
Aunt March:
Lucile Watson
Mr Laurence:
C Aubrey Smith
Mr March:
Leon Ames
Dr Barnes:
Harry Davenport
Director:
Mervyn LeRoy
Producer:
Mervyn LeRoy
Director of photography:
Robert Planck
Director of photography:
Charles Schoenbaum

Duration: 1 hour, 32 minutes

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

Based on Charlotte Bronte's classic novel about an orphan girl who grows up to become a governess in a gloomy manor in Yorkshire, where she falls in love with Mr Rochester. Show more

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Edward Rochester:
Orson Welles
Jane Eyre:
Joan Fontaine
Adele Varens:
Margaret O'Brien
Brockelhurst:
Henry Daniell
Jane Eyre as a Child:
Peggy Ann Garner
Dr Rivers:
John Sutton
Colonel Dent:
Aubrey Mather
Helen Burns:
Elizabeth Taylor

Duration: 1 hour, 48 minutes

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

Powerful melodrama adapted from the Tennessee Williams play. Strained emotions mark the birthday celebration of southern plantation owner and patriarch Big Daddy.

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Maggie Pollitt:
Elizabeth Taylor
Brick Pollitt:
Paul Newman
Big Daddy Pollitt:
Burl Ives
Gooper Pollitt:
Jack Carson
Big Momma Pollitt:
Judith Anderson
Mae Pollitt:
Madeleine Sherwood
Dr Baugh:
Larry Gates
Deacon Davis:
Vaughn Taylor
Writer:
James Poe
Director of photography:
William Daniels

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Duration: 1 hour, 35 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Classic production of Dylan Thomas's poem about the everyday life of a Welsh fishing village, composed of affectionate, often comic vignettes of the villagers and their foibles. Show more

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Rosie Probert:
Elizabeth Taylor
Captain Cat:
Peter O'Toole
Myfanwy Price:
Glynis Johns
Mrs Ogmore-Pritchard:
Siân Phillips
Mog Edwards:
Victor Spinetti
Nogood Boyo:
David Jason

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Duration: 1 hour, 42 minutes

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

Swashbuckling spectacular based on the novel by Sir Walter Scott in which Ivanhoe fights for the honour of the kidnapped King Richard. Show more

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Wilfred of Ivanhoe:
Robert Taylor
De Bois-Guilbert:
George Sanders
Isaac of York:
Felix Aylmer
Sir Hugh De Bracy:
Robert Douglas
Clerk of Copmanhurst:
Sebastian Cabot
Front De Boeuf:
Francis De Wolff

Duration: 1 hour, 29 minutes

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

Satirical comedy in which a father looks back on the events leading up to his daughter's wedding, from the early stages of meeting his prospective son-in-law to the big day itself. Show more

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Stanley T Banks:
Spencer Tracy
Ellie Banks:
Joan Bennett
Buckley Dunstan:
Don Taylor
Doris Dunston:
Billie Burke
Herbert Dunstan:
Moroni Olsen
Mr Massoula:
Leo G Carroll
Mr Tringle:
Melville Cooper
Reverend Galsworthy:
Paul Harvey

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