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Duration: 1 hour, 34 minutes

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

Classic drama about an idealistic Welsh coal miner's son, played by Michael Redgrave, who attempts to uses his university education to fight against dangerous working conditions. Show more

Contributors

Davey Fenwick:
Michael Redgrave
Joe Gowlan:
Emlyn Williams
Jenny Sunley:
Margaret Lockwood
Martha Fenwick:
Nancy Price
Richard Barras:
Allan Jeayes
Laura Millington:
Linden Travers
Robert Fenwick:
Edward Rigby
Harry Nugent:
Milton Rosmer
Stanley Millington:
Cecil Parker
Slogger Gowlan:
George Carney
Director:
Carol Reed

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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

The Bench

Series 1

Episode 7

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Drama series set in the magistrates' court of a small Welsh town. Simon and Gareth are in court to give evidence against Natalie, but find their relationship under scrutiny.

Contributors

Des Davies:
Mark Lewis Jones
Katherine Tyrell:
Lesley Vickerage
Peter Mansell:
Philip McGough
Cheryl Gates:
Eiry Thomas
Rangit Singh:
Paul Sharma
Producer:
Karen Lewis

The Bench

Series 1

Episode 8

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Legal drama series. Two teenagers give Des a hard time when he tries to defend them. A doctor has to decide whether to tell the truth when faced by the patient who assaulted her. Show more

Contributors

Des Davies:
Mark Lewis Jones
Katherine Tyrell:
Lesley Vickerage
Peter Mansell:
Philip McGough
Cheryl Cates:
Eiry Thomas
Ranjit Singh:
Paul Sharma
Producer:
Karen Lewis

The Bench

Series 1

Episode 10

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Drama series set in the magistrates' court of a small Welsh town. Leanne's future hangs in the balance, forcing Des and Ranjit to examine their role in events.

Contributors

Des Davies:
Mark Lewis Jones
Katherine Tyrell:
Lesley Vickerage
Peter Mansell:
Philip McGough
Cheryl Cates:
Eiry Thomas
Ranjit Singh:
Paul Sharma
Producer:
Karen Lewis

Duration: 1 hour, 42 minutes

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

Swashbuckling spectacular based on the novel by Sir Walter Scott in which Ivanhoe fights for the honour of the kidnapped King Richard. Show more

Contributors

Wilfred of Ivanhoe:
Robert Taylor
De Bois-Guilbert:
George Sanders
Isaac of York:
Felix Aylmer
Sir Hugh De Bracy:
Robert Douglas
Clerk of Copmanhurst:
Sebastian Cabot
Front De Boeuf:
Francis De Wolff