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Duration: 1 hour, 40 minutes

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

Fantasy adventure. In the kingdom of Urland the people cower in fear, appeasing the wrath of an ancient dragon. Can a sorcerer's apprentice (Peter MacNicol) slay the evil beast? Show more

Contributors

Casidorus Rex:
Peter Eyre
Princess Elspeth:
Chloe Salaman
Horsrik:
Roger Kemp
Brother Jacopus:
Ian McDiarmid
Producer:
Hal Barwood

Duration: 3 hours, 20 minutes

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

Drama. A Haganah officer (Paul Newman) seizes a ship to help Holocaust survivors get from Cyprus to Palestine, but the vessel is blockaded in a Cypriot harbour by British warships. Show more

Contributors

Ari Ben Canaan:
Paul Newman
Kitty Fremont:
Eva Marie Saint
Barak Ben Canaan:
Lee J Cobb
Dov Landau:
Sal Mineo

Duration: 1 hour, 53 minutes

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

Film version of H G Wells's prophetic essay on the future, The Shape of Things to Come, tracing a hundred years in the history of the urban metropolis Everytown. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 58 minutes

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

Historical drama recounting the story of the scandalous affair between the wife of up-and-coming English politician William Lamb and unconventional Romantic poet Lord Byron. Show more

Contributors

Lady Caroline Lamb:
Sarah Miles
William Lamb:
Jon Finch
Lady Melbourne:
Margaret Leighton
Canning:
John Mills
Lady Bessborough:
Pamela Brown
King George IV:
Ralph Richardson
Duke of Wellington:
Laurence Olivier
Director:
Robert Bolt
Producer:
Robert M Fine

Duration: 3 hours, 3 minutes

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

Oscar-winning epic. A doctor and poet falls in love with the mistress of a political opportunist, but their romance is disrupted by the social upheaval surrounding them. Show more

The Great War

Episode 2: For Such a Stupid Reason, Too

Duration: 40 minutes

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

Documentary series. Following the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in June 1914, international diplomacy breaks down completely. Show more

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The Great War

Episode 1: On the Idle Hill of Summer

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Documentary series. In 1914 the world stands on the brink of enormous change. The French and the British enter into the Entente Cordiale against Germany. Show more

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The Great War

Episode 3: We Must Hack Our Way Through

Duration: 40 minutes

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

1964 series. Following the declaration of war, the German army began to carry out the Schlieffen Plan, perhaps the most famous military plan ever. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Ralph Richardson
Participant:
Marius Goring
Producer:
Tony Essex

The Great War

Episode 4: Our Hats We Doff to General Joffre

Duration: 40 minutes

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

Classic BBC documentary series. As the German forces advance on Paris, the French commander-in-chief General Joffre builds up a surer resistance. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Ralph Richardson
Participant:
Marius Goring
Producer:
Tony Essex