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Duration: 2 hours, 14 minutes

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

Classic Oscar-winning drama. An ageing star is duped into helping an aspiring actress, who turns out to be ruthlessly ambitious. Show more

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Margo Channing:
Bette Davis
Eve Harrington:
Anne Baxter
Addison DeWitt:
George Sanders
Karen Richards:
Celeste Holm
Bill Simpson:
Gary Merrill
Lloyd Richards:
Hugh Marlowe
Birdie Coonan:
Thelma Ritter
Miss Casswell:
Marilyn Monroe
Max Fabian:
Gregory Ratoff
Composer:
Alfred Newman
Director of photography:
Milton Krasner

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Duration: 2 hours, 25 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

True-life drama starring Burt Lancaster about a man who, while serving a life sentence in Alcatraz, develops an interest in birds and goes on to become an expert ornithologist. Show more

Contributors

Robert Stroud:
Burt Lancaster
Harvey Shoemaker:
Karl Malden
Elizabeth Stroud:
Thelma Ritter
Stella Johnson:
Betty Field
Bull Ransom:
Neville Brand
Feto Gomez:
Telly Savalas
Producer:
Harold Hecht
Tom Gaddis:
Edmond O'Brien
Dr. Ellis:
Whit Bissell

Duration: 1 hour, 39 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

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Romantic caper about a man with a new wife who encounters much confusion when his previous wife - presumed dead after a plane crash five years earlier - reappears. Show more

Contributors

Ellen Wagstaff Arden:
Doris Day
Nicholas Arden:
James Garner
Bianca Steele Arden:
Polly Bergen
Grace Arden:
Thelma Ritter
Mr Codd, Hotel manager:
Fred Clark
Shoe Clerk:
Don Knotts
Dr Herman Schlick:
Elliott Reid
Judge Bryson:
Edgar Buchanan
Clyde Prokey:
John Astin
District Attorney:
Pat Harrington Jr
Hotel Desk Clerk:
Max Showalter
Room Service Waiter:
Alvy Moore
Jenny Arden:
Pami Lee
Didi Arden:
Leslie Farrell
Stephen 'Adam' Burkett:
Chuck Connors
Writer:
Hal Kanter
Writer:
Jack Sher
Composer:
Lionel Newman
Director of photography:
Daniel L Fapp

Duration: 2 hours, 1 minute

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

Romantic musical comedy. Captivated by a delightful French orphan, multi-millionaire Jervis Pendleton changes her life. Show more

Contributors

Jervis Pendleton:
Fred Astaire
Griggs:
Fred Clark
Miss Pritchard:
Thelma Ritter

Duration: 1 hour, 48 minutes

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

Suspense thriller about a recuperating photojournalist who passes the time by watching the neighbours from the confines of his own apartment and believes he has witnessed a murder. Show more

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LB 'Jeff' Jefferies:
James Stewart
Lisa Fremont:
Grace Kelly
Lars Thorwald:
Raymond Burr
Detective Thomas J Doyle:
Wendell Corey
Miss Lonely Hearts:
Judith Evelyn
David Seville:
Ross Bagdasarian Jr
Miss Torso:
Georgine Darcy
Woman on fire escape:
Sara Berner
Man on fire escape:
Frank Cady
Songwriter:
Ross Bagdasarian
Miss Hearing Aid:
Jesslyn Fax
Newlywed:
Rand Harper
Mrs Emma Thorwald:
Irene Winston

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Duration: 2 hours, 26 minutes

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

Epic western about three generations of a pioneer family, showing how its fortunes fluctuated during the dynamic westward expansion of America during the 19th century. Show more

Contributors

Lilith Prescott:
Debbie Reynolds
Cleve Van Valen:
Gregory Peck
Linus Rawlings:
James Stewart
Eve Prescott:
Carroll Baker
Zeb Rawlings:
George Peppard
Jethro Stuart:
Henry Fonda
General William Tecumseh Sherman:
John Wayne
Mike King:
Richard Widmark
Julie Rawlings:
Carolyn Jones
Zebulon Prescott:
Karl Malden
Abraham Lincoln:
Raymond Massey
Charlie Gant:
Eli Wallach
Marshal Lou Ramsey:
Lee J Cobb
Roger Morgan:
Robert Preston
Narrator:
Spencer Tracy
Dora Hawkins:
Brigid Bazlen
Colonel Jeb Hawkins:
Walter Brennan
Rebecca Prescott:
Agnes Moorehead
General Ulysses S Grant:
Harry Morgan
Agatha Clegg:
Thelma Ritter
Confederate Deserter:
Russ Tamblyn
Director:
John Ford
Producer:
Bernard Smith
Composer:
Alfred Newman
Director of photography:
William H Daniels
Director of photography:
Milton Krasner
Director of photography:
Charles Lang Jr
Director of photography:
Joseph LaShelle

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