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Steptoe and Son

Series 7

Episode 7: The Desperate Hours

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Classic comedy about the rag-and-bone men. There's no electricity, no gas, no food, no booze and no fags - and, on top of that, two unwelcome visitors drop by. Show more

Steptoe and Son

Series 1

Episode 1: The Bird

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC TelevisionLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Rag-and-bone men sitcom. Harold has been going out in the evenings, making Albert suspicious. It turns out Harold has a 'bird', so Albert suggests he invite her round.

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Popular 1970s sitcom about a middle-class, middle-aged rebel. Why is Reggie referring to his mother-in-law as a hippopotamus? Show more

Duration: 2 hours, 15 minutes

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

Classic sci-fi in which a monolith is discovered on the moon. Astronauts following its radio signal are drawn into a struggle for survival with HAL, the spacecraft's computer. Show more

Contributors

Dave Bowman:
Keir Dullea
Frank Poole:
Gary Lockwood
Dr Heywood R Floyd:
William Sylvester
Voice of HAL 9000:
Douglas Rain
Dr Andrei Smyslov:
Leonard Rossiter
Moon-watcher:
Daniel Richter
Dr Ralph Halvorsen:
Robert Beatty
Dr Bill Michaels:
Sean Sullivan
Aries-1B Lunar Shuttle Captain:
Edward Bishop
Director of photography:
Geoffrey Unsworth

Steptoe and Son

Series 1

Episode 5: The Diploma

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC TelevisionLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Rag-and-bone men sitcom. Harold is fed up with scraping a living and Albert's constant criticism of his abilities so he takes a correspondence course in TV repairing. Show more

Duration: 2 hours, 14 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Adaptation of James Clavell's novel about a group of Allied prisoners in a Singapore PoW camp during World War II. Show more

Contributors

Cpl King:
George Segal
Director:
Bryan Forbes
Lt Robin Grey:
Tom Courtenay
Peter Marlowe:
James Fox
Top Sgt Max:
Patrick O'Neal
Col George Smedley-Taylor:
John Mills
Lt G D Larkin:
Denholm Elliott
Dr Kennedy:
James Donald

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Reggie Perrin needs a month's holiday, but all he gets is an afternoon in a safari park with his wife, daughter, son-in-law and their two 'tiny adults'.

Contributors

Reginald Perrin:
Leonard Rossiter
Elizabeth Perrin:
Pauline Yates
Peter Cartwright:
Terence Conoley
Joan Greengross:
Sue Nicholls
Tony Webster:
Trevor Adams
David Harris-Jones:
Bruce Bould

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

While Elizabeth is away, Reggie asks Joan to come over for a business meeting, but he actually intends to start an affair with her. A stream of visitors causes his plan to go awry. Show more

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Reggie's revolt against the normality of his life is becoming brazen. While Elizabeth is away, he gives a dinner party without any food.

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Reggie decides to put an end to it. He says goodbye to Joan, makes a drunken speech to the British Fruit Association, says goodbye to Elizabeth and fakes his own suicide. Show more

Duration: 27 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

After his fake suicide, Reggie tries out his new life in which he can be anyone and go anywhere. However, he realises that all he really wants is Elizabeth. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Reggie attends his own memorial service in disguise and re-enters Elizabeth's life as an old friend of Reggie, Martin Wellbourne. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 35 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

A movie spin-off of the TV series reunites Rigsby (Leonard Rossiter), skinflint owner of a crumbling boarding house in London, with his tenants. Show more

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Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes

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

Drama based on the true story of a ship carrying German-Jewish refugees which was denied permission to land anywhere and was obliged to return to Germany and the horrors of Nazism. Show more

Contributors

Denise Kreisler:
Faye Dunaway
Captain Schroeder:
Max von Sydow
Professor Egon Kreisler:
Oskar Werner
Max Gunter:
Malcolm McDowell
José Estedes:
Orson Welles
Dr Juan Remos:
James Mason
Lili Rosen:
Lee Grant
Mira Hauser:
Katharine Ross
Carl Rosen:
Sam Wanamaker
Anna Rosen:
Lynne Frederick
Professor Weiler:
Luther Adler
Rebecca Weiler:
Wendy Hiller
Alice Fienchild:
Julie Harris
Mrs Hauser:
Maria Schell
Aaron Pozner:
Paul Koslo
Otto Schiendick:
Helmut Griem
Dr Erich Strauss:
Victor Spinetti
Luis Clasing:
Michael Constantine
Manuel Benitez:
Jose Ferrer
Morris Troper:
Ben Gazzara
President Bru:
Fernando Rey
Leni Strauss:
Janet Suzman
Admiral Canaris:
Denholm Elliott
Commander Von Bonin:
Leonard Rossiter
Joseph Joseph:
David de Keyser
Purser Mueller:
Keith Barron
Engineering Officer:
Don Henderson
Werner Mannheim:
Frederick Jaeger