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Duration: 1 hour

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

Seminal spy drama series from 1982. Smiley gets into trouble with his superiors, who want the investigation closed. But he finally encounters the woman and gets her account.

Contributors

George Smiley:
Sir Alec Guinness
Claus Kretzschmar:
Mario Adorf
Madame Ostrakova:
Eileen Atkins
Otto Leipzig:
Vladek Sheybal
Peter Guillam:
Michael Byrne
Saul Enderby:
Barry Foster
Director:
Simon Langton

Duration: 1 hour

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

Seminal spy drama series from 1982. Two seemingly unconnected events summon master spy George Smiley from retirement. Show more

Contributors

George Smiley:
Sir Alec Guinness
The General:
Curd Jurgens
Detective Chief Superintendent:
Michael Elphick
Madame Ostrakova:
Eileen Atkins
Oleg Kirov:
Dudley Sutton
Otto Leipzig:
Vladek Sheybal
Lauder Strickland:
Bill Paterson
Oliver Lacon:
Anthony Bate
Villem Craven:
Paul Herzberg
Nigel Mostyn:
Stephen Riddle
Murgotroyd:
Harry Walker
Sergeant Pike:
Trevor Cooper
Attache Kuznetsov:
Renny Krupinski
Director:
Simon Langton

Duration: 1 hour

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

Seminal spy drama series from 1982. Lacon's instructions to Smiley are specific, but Vladimir had two proofs and was bringing them with him. Show more

Contributors

George Smiley:
Sir Alec Guinness
The General:
Curd Jurgens
Madame Ostrakova:
Eileen Atkins
Otto Leipzig:
Vladek Sheybal
Oliver Lacon:
Anthony Bate
Villem Craven:
Paul Herzberg
Mr Brownlow:
Alan Rickman
Director:
Simon Langton

Duration: 1 hour

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

Seminal 1982 spy drama series. Smiley is hot on the trail leading to Karla, but must make the ultimate sacrifice - cutting off his wife Ann.

Contributors

George Smiley:
Sir Alec Guinness
Anton Grigoriev:
Michael Lonsdale
Lady Ann Smiley:
Siân Phillips
Lauder Strickland:
Bill Paterson
Otto Leipzig:
Vladek Sheybal
Peter Guillam:
Michael Byrne
Saul Enderby:
Barry Foster
Director:
Simon Langton

Supernatural

Episode 7: Night of the Marionettes

Duration: 50 minutes

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

Chilling anthology series where membership to a secret society is granted through telling horror stories.

Contributors

Sir Francis:
Andre Van Gyseghem
Herr Hubert:
Vladek Sheybal
White Princess:
Joyce Graeme
Howard Lawrence:
Gordon Jackson
Black Murderer:
Alan Starkey
Magician:
Arthur Sweet
Director:
Alan Cooke

Duration: 1 hour, 34 minutes

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

Alistair MacLean thriller. An Interpol agent (Sven-Bertil Taube) ventures to Amsterdam to find a gang of murderous heroin smugglers, climaxing in a speedboat chase on the canals. Show more

Contributors

Paul Sherman:
Sven-Bertil Taube
Colonel de Graaf:
Alexander Knox
Inspector Van Gelder:
Patrick Allen
Astrid Lemay:
Ania Marson
The Assassin:
Peter Hutchins
Jimmy Duclos:
Drewe Henley
George Lema:
Stewart Lane
Morgenstern:
Mark Malicz
Producer:
Kurt Unger
Writer:
Don Sharp

Duration: 2 hours, 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four

Comedy in which an aspiring actress is transformed into a star. A stage manager hits the big time when she replaces the leading lady of a lavish musical. Show more

Contributors

Polly Browne:
Twiggy
Percy Parkhill:
Bryan Pringle
Alphonse:
Murray Melvin
De Thrill:
Vladek Sheybal
Director:
Ken Russell
Producer:
Ken Russell

Duration: 1 hour, 54 minutes

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

Action drama about the kidnapping of an American widow (Candice Bergen) and her children in Tangier in 1904, switching between her predicament and the ensuing political crisis. Show more

Contributors

Mulai Ahmed er Raisuli:
Sean Connery
Eden Pedecaris:
Candice Bergen
Theodore Roosevelt:
Brian Keith
John Hay:
John Huston
Samuel Gunmere:
Geoffrey Lewis
Captain Jerome:
Steve Kanaly
The Bashaw:
Vladek Sheybal
Sherif of Wazan:
Nadim Sawalha
Admiral French Ensor Chadwick:
Roy Jenson
Alice Roosevelt:
Deborah Baxter
Quentin Roosevelt:
Jack Cooley
Kermit Roosevelt:
Chris Aller
William Pedecaris:
Simon Harrison
Director:
John Milius

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