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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Series 1

Return to the Circus

Duration: 50 minutes

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

Acclaimed adaptation of John le Carre's novel. When summoned by the cabinet watchdog for intelligence affairs, Smiley agrees to head the hunt for a secret service mole. Show more

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: 1 hour, 31 minutes

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

Sci-fi thriller starring MacDonald Carey. Two lovers on the run discover a group of abandoned children, who become their surrogate family. However, the children hide a grim secret. Show more

Contributors

Simon Wells:
Macdonald Carey
Freya Neilson:
Viveca Lindfors
Captain Gregory:
James Villiers
Mr Dingle:
Brian Oulton
Director:
Joseph Losey
Producer:
Anthony Hinds

Duration: 1 hour, 51 minutes

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

Available for 9 months

Gripping action film. When legendary Viking Ragnar Lothbrok brings home Egbert, a Saxon spy, it starts a confrontation that will end in war. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 50 minutes

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

Based on the true story of Elizabeth Kenny, an Australian nurse whose pioneering treatment of infantile paralysis led her into conflict with the medical establishment.

Contributors

Elizabeth Kenny:
Rosalind Russell
Dr McDonnell:
Alexander Knox
Kevin Connors:
Dean Jagger
Mary Kenny:
Beulah Bondi
Michael Kenny:
Charles Dingle
Mrs McIntyre:
Fay Helm
Mr McIntyre:
Charles Kemper

Duration: 2 hours, 11 minutes

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

Available for 11 days

Classic biopic about the heroic life of Douglas Bader, who became a World War II ace after losing both legs in an air crash. Show more

Contributors

Douglas Bader:
Kenneth More
Thelma Bader:
Muriel Pavlow
Johnny Sanderson:
Lyndon Brook
Nurse Brace:
Dorothy Alison
Harry Day:
Michael Warre
Robert Desoutter:
Sydney Tafler
'Woody' Woodhall:
Howard Marion Crawford
Streatfield:
Nigel Green
Warrant Officer West:
Michael Ripper
Adjutant of Prison Camp:
Eric Pohlmann
Flying Instructor Pearson:
Michael Gough
Wing Commander Beiseigel:
Ernest Clark
Director:
Lewis Gilbert