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Duration: 1 hour, 57 minutes

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

Frank Sinatra stars in an action-packed World War II story about Allied prisoners who stage a mass breakout from an Italian POW camp and commandeer a train. Show more

Contributors

Colonel Joseph L Ryan:
Frank Sinatra
Director:
Mark Robson
Major Eric Fincham:
Trevor Howard
Gabriella (as Raffaella Carra):
Raffaela Carra
Sergeant Bostick:
Brad Dexter
Captain Costanzo:
Edward Mulhare
Private Ames:
James Brolin

Duration: 1 hour, 55 minutes

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

Historical action drama in which a colonial policeman is sent to capture a rebel leader who threatens the stability of the Raj's north-west frontier. With Trevor Howard. Show more

Contributors

Freddy Young:
Trevor Howard
Jane Stafford:
Charlotte Rampling
Cpt Stafford:
Harry Andrews
Gungaram:
Andrew Keir
Ram Ghand:
George Pastell
Hardwicke:
Edward Fox
Director:
Ken Annakin
Producer:
Ken Annakin

Duration: 1 hour, 49 minutes

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

Psychological drama set in World War II, focusing on the relationships forming in and around a British airfield. Starring Michael Redgrave and John Mills. Show more

Contributors

David Arcgdale:
Michael Redgrave
Peter Penrose:
John Mills
Toddy Todd:
Rosamund John
Squadron Leader Carter:
Trevor Howard
'Nobby' Clarke:
Bill Owen
A Singer:
Jean Simmons

Duration: 1 hour, 33 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Wartime drama. A small group of Royal Marines carry out a covert canoe raid on the docks of Bordeaux during World War II in a mission to destroy the blockade-busting Nazi ships. Show more

Contributors

Major Stringer:
Jose Ferrer
Captain Thompson:
Trevor Howard
Myrtie:
Dora Bryan
Sergeant Craig:
Victor Maddern
Marine Clarke:
Anthony Newley
Marine Ruddock:
David Lodge
Marine Stevens:
Peter Arne
Marine Lomas:
Percy Herbert
Marine Booth:
Graham Stewart
Marine Cooney:
John Fabian
Director:
Jose Ferrer

Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland

The story of a passionate affair within the British aristocracy in Kenya during the Second World War, which led to a brutal murder. Starring Charles Dance and Greta Scacchi. Show more

Contributors

Josslyn Hay, Earl of Erroll:
Charles Dance
Sir John 'Jock' Delves Broughton:
Joss Ackland
Alice de Janze:
Sarah Miles
Gilbert Colville:
John Hurt
Nina Soames:
Geraldine Chaplin
Gwladys, Lady Delamere:
Susan Fleetwood
Hugh Dickinson:
Hugh Grant
Harragin:
Alan Dobie
Jack Soames:
Trevor Howard
Producer:
Simon Perry

Duration: 2 hours

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

World War II spy adventure based on the life of double agent Eddie Chapman. When the Germans invade Jersey, Chapman offers to spy for them but secretly reports to the British. Show more

Contributors

Eddie Chapman:
Christopher Plummer
Baron von Grunen:
Yul Brynner
Col Steinhager:
Gert Frobe
Freddie Young:
Trevor Howard
Lt Keller:
Harry Meyen
Cmdr Braid:
Jess Hahn
Sergeant Thomas:
Jean Claudio
Major Von Leeb:
Jean-Claude Bercq
Director:
Terence Young
Writer:
Rene Hardy

Duration: 2 hours, 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Star-studded adventure yarn following the travels of Victorian gentleman Phileas Fogg as he attempts to circumnavigate the globe in only 80 days. Show more

Contributors

Phileas Fogg:
David Niven
Princess Aouda:
Shirley MacLaine
Passepartout:
Cantinflas
Inspector Fix:
Robert Newton
Denis Fallentin:
Trevor Howard
Andrew Stuart:
Finlay Currie
Mr Foster:
John Gielgud
Hesketh-Baggott, Employment Agent:
Noel Coward
Producer:
Michael Todd
Writer:
James Poe

Duration: 3 hours, 11 minutes

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

The celebrated blockbuster recounting the life of Mohandas K Gandhi, who started out as a lawyer and rose to become the leader of the Indian independence movement. Show more

Contributors

Mahatma Gandhi:
Ben Kingsley
Margaret Bourke-White:
Candice Bergen
General Dyer:
Edward Fox
Lord Irwin:
John Gielgud
Judge Broomfield:
Trevor Howard
The Viceroy:
John Mills
Charlie Andrews:
Ian Charleson
General Smuts:
Athol Fugard
Sardar Patel:
Saeed Jaffrey
Pandit Nehru:
Roshan Seth
Senior Police Officer:
Ian Bannen
Sir George Hodge:
Michael Hordern
Nahari:
Om Puri
Sir Edward Gait:
Richard Vernon
Commentator:
Shane Rimmer
European Passenger:
Peter Cartwright
Police Sergeant:
Ken Hutchison
Manager of the Mine:
John Savident
Composer:
Ravi Shankar
Director of photography:
Ronnie Taylor
Director of photography:
Billy Williams

Duration: 1 hour, 25 minutes

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

Classic love story. A chance meeting in a railway station brings together two married people. They fall in love, but their secret happiness is marred by the furtive way they must carry on the affair. Show more

Contributors

Director:
David Lean
Dr Alec Harvey:
Trevor Howard
Laura Jesson:
Celia Johnson
Albert Godby:
Stanley Holloway
Myrtle Bagot:
Joyce Carey
Producer:
Ronald Neame

Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

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

Classic film noir set in postwar Vienna. A visiting American investigates the apparent death of a friend and uncovers some unpleasant truths. Show more

Contributors

Holly Martins:
Joseph Cotten
Anna Schmidt:
Valli
Major Calloway:
Trevor Howard
Harry Lime:
Orson Welles
Sergeant Paine:
Bernard Lee
Harry's porter:
Paul Hoerbiger
'Baron' Kurtz:
Ernst Deutsch
Dr Winkel:
Erich Ponto
Anna's old landlady:
Hedwig Bleibtreu
Producer:
Carol Reed
Writer:
Carol Reed
Director:
Carol Reed
Director of photography:
Robert Krasker

Formats

Duration: 1 hour, 51 minutes

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

World War II drama. A small group of agents is sent on a vital mission to destroy a Nazi V-2 rocket base in Holland. Their aim is to prevent flying bombs from falling on London.

Contributors

Lt. John Curtis:
George Peppard
Prof. Lindemann:
Trevor Howard
General Boyd:
John Mills
Duncan Sandys:
Richard Johnson
Robert Henshaw:
Tom Courtenay
Phil Bradley:
Jeremy Kemp

Duration: 1 hour, 54 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Wartime drama based on the true story of a courageous Frenchwoman who returned to her occupied homeland to spy for the Special Operations Executive. Show more

Contributors

Odette/Marie/Lise:
Anna Neagle
Captain Peter Churchill/Raoul:
Trevor Howard
Colonel Henrie:
Marius Goring
Lieutenant Alex Rabinovich/Arnauld:
Peter Ustinov
Commandant:
Alfred Schieske