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Duration: 1 hour, 19 minutes

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

Classic comedy set in London during the Blitz. A girls' school is evacuated to the country, but due to a bureaucratic error they find themselves billeted with a boys' school. Show more

Contributors

Wetherby Pond:
Alastair Sim
Miss Whitchurch:
Margaret Rutherford
Victor Hyde-Brown:
Guy Middleton
Miss Gossage:
Joyce Grenfell
Rainbow:
Edward Rigby
Arnold Billings:
Richard Wattis
Miss Jezzard:
Muriel Aked
Director:
Frank Launder

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Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Biography of British film pioneer William Friese-Greene, who designed and patented a working cinematic camera. His life was dogged by hardship and lack of recognition. Show more

Contributors

William Friese-Greene:
Robert Donat
Edith Friese-Greene:
Margaret Johnston
Helena Friese-Greene:
Maria Schell
Maurice Friese-Greene:
John Howard Davies
Lord Beaverbrook:
Robert Beatty
Arthur Collings:
Eric Portman
May Jones:
Glynis Johns
Platform Man:
Cecil Parker
Assistant in Laboratory:
David Tomlinson
Bank Manager:
Emlyn Williams
Hotel Receptionist:
Kay Walsh
Police Officer:
Laurence Olivier
Maida Vale Doctor:
Leo Genn
House Agent:
Marius Goring
Industry Man:
Peter Ustinov
Nursemaid:
Sheila Sim
Broker's Man:
Stanley Holloway
Miss Tagg:
Renee Asherson
Company Promoter:
Roland Culver
Ethel Friese-Greene:
Janette Scott
Cousin Alfred:
Bernard Miles
Mrs Claire:
Joyce Grenfell
Maurice Guttenberg:
Frederick Valk
Official Receiver:
Michael Hordern
Sergeant in Storeroom:
Sydney James
Doctor's Housekeeper:
Thora Hird
Recruiting Sergeant:
William Hartnell
Sitter in Bath Studio:
Googie Withers
Sitter in Bath Studio:
Richard Murdoch
Sitter in Bath Studio:
Sybil Thorndike
Mrs Stukely:
Joan Hickson
Industry Man:
Peter Jones
Director:
John Boulting

Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Hitchcock thriller. Drama student Eve Gill (Jane Wyman) embarks on a mission to prove the innocence of a friend, whom she is secretly in love with, when he is accused of murder. Show more

Contributors

Jonathan Cooper:
Richard Todd
Eve Gill:
Jane Wyman
Charlotte Inwood:
Marlene Dietrich
Commodore Gill:
Alastair Sim
Det Insp Wilfred 'Ordinary' Smith:
Michael Wilding
Nellie Goode:
Kay Walsh
Mr Fortesque:
Miles Malleson
Lovely Ducks:
Joyce Grenfell
Inspector Byard:
Andre Morell

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Duration: 1 hour, 23 minutes

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

Available for 2 months

Comedy. The St Trinian's girls find themselves under the protection of the army, and the sixth form take a fancy to winning a trip to Italy through means fair or foul. Show more

Contributors

Captain Romney Carlton-Ricketts:
Terry-Thomas
Director:
Frank Launder
Bridget:
Dilys Laye
Producer:
Frank Launder
Flash Harry:
George Cole
Virginia:
Sabrina
Superintendent:
Lloyd Lamble
Sgt. Gates:
Joyce Grenfell
Cynthia:
Jose Read
Miss Fritton :
Alastair Sim
Dame Maud Hackshaw:
Judith Furse
Police Sergeant:
Terry Scott

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Duration: 1 hour, 27 minutes

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

Available for 2 months

Comedy. The arrival of a princess at St Trinain's coincides with the return of recently expelled Arabella, who has the kidnap of a prize racehorse on her mind. Show more

Contributors

Miss Wilson:
Beryl Reid
Miss Dawn:
Joan Sims
Miss Buckland:
Mary Merrall
Miss Waters:
Betty Ann Davies
Miss Holland:
Jane Henderson
Mlle De St Emilion:
Balbina
Miss Gale:
Irene Handl
Jackie:
Diana Day
Miss Drownder:
Hermione Baddeley
Sgt. Ruby Gates / Miss Crawley:
Joyce Grenfell
Miss Brimmer:
Renee Houston
Producer:
Frank Launder
Miss Millicent Fritton / Clarence Fritton:
Alastair Sim
Flash Harry:
George Cole
Director:
Frank Launder
The Sultan of Makyad:
Eric Pohlmann

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Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Available for 2 months

Comedy. The fourth form monsters' latest trick is their best ever – they have burned down the school! When the girls stand trial, they are miraculously freed, and a new reign of terror begins. Show more

Contributors

Culpepper Brown:
Eric Barker
Gore Blackwood:
Dennis Price
Miss Partridge:
Liz Fraser
Sgt. Ruby Gates:
Joyce Grenfell
Professor Canford:
Cecil Parker
Flash Harry:
George Cole
Alphonse O'Reilly:
Sidney James
Superintendent Kemp-Bird:
Lloyd Lamble
Miss Harker-Packer:
Irene Handl
Director:
Frank Launder
Producer:
Frank Launder

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