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Shadow in the Sun

Duration: 1 hour, 28 minutes

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

Classic historical drama series. Elizabeth meets an interesting suitor, the Duke of Anjou, much to the Puritans' disapproval. Now Elizabeth must decide whether to follow her head or her heart. Show more

Contributors

Elizabeth:
Glenda Jackson
Robert Dudley:
Robert Hardy
William Cecil:
Ronald Hines
Walsingham:
Stephen Murray
Earl of Sussex:
John Shrapnel
Sir Christopher Hatton:
Bernard Horsfall

Bergerac

Series 2

Episode 8: A Perfect Recapture

Duration: 49 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Police drama series set on Jersey. Crozier gets news that the wife of Britain's most wanted criminal is headed to Jersey by overnight ferry.

Contributors

Jim Bergerac:
John Nettles
Charlie Hungerford:
Terence Alexander
Marianne:
Celia Imrie
Barney Crozier:
Sean Arnold
Charlotte:
Annette Badland
Diamante Lil:
Mela White
Inspector West:
Ronald Hines
Catherine Prescott:
Barbara Shelley
Dr LeJeune:
Jonathan Adams
Patrick Lister:
Mark Burns
Emma Prescott:
Tracey Childs

Elizabeth R

The Lion's Cub

Duration: 1 hour, 25 minutes

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

Classic historical drama series. A young Elizabeth lives in dangerous times, leading the Protestant rebellion against her Catholic half-sister Mary and challenging her claim to the throne. Show more

Contributors

Elizabeth:
Glenda Jackson
William Cecil:
Ronald Hines
Catherine Parr:
Rosalie Crutchley
Kat Ashley:
Rachel Kempson
Stephen Gardiner:
Basil Dignam
Writer:
John Hale

Elizabeth R

The Marriage Game

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Classic historical drama series. The unmarried young queen is encouraged to find a suitable husband so that she can produce an heir, but she finds that very few suitors interest her.

Contributors

Elizabeth:
Glenda Jackson
William Cecil:
Ronald Hines
Robert Dudley:
Robert Hardy
Bishop de Quadra:
Esmond Knight
Sir James Melville:
John Cairney
Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots:
Vivian Pickles
Director:
Herbert Wise

Elizabeth R

The Enterprise of England

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Classic historical drama series. With the threat of war against Spain suddenly imminent, Elizabeth must place her faith in the strength of the navy, led by Sir Francis Drake.

Contributors

Elizabeth:
Glenda Jackson
King Philip II of Spain:
Peter Jeffrey
Sir Francis Drake:
John Woodvine
Robert Dudley:
Robert Hardy
William Cecil:
Ronald Hines
Walsingham:
Stephen Murray

Elizabeth R

Sweet England's Pride

Duration: 1 hour, 18 minutes

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

Classic historical drama series. An elderly Elizabeth instructs the Earl of Essex to quell the threat of an Irish uprising, but will she have to deal with a rebellion of her own?

Contributors

Elizabeth:
Glenda Jackson
Robert Devereux:
Robin Ellis
William Cecil:
Ronald Hines
Sir Robert Cecil:
Hugh Dickson
Sir Francis Bacon:
John Nettleton
Sir Walter Raleigh:
Nicholas Selby
Writer:
Ian Rodger

Duration: 2 hours, 17 minutes

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

Richard Attenborough's biopic recounting the eventful early life of Winston Churchill, including his time as a war correspondent in Africa. With Simon Ward and Anne Bancroft. Show more

Contributors

Winston Churchill:
Simon Ward
Lord Randolph Churchill:
Robert Shaw
Lady Jennie Churchill:
Anne Bancroft
General Kitchener:
John Mills
Mr Welldon:
Jack Hawkins
George E Buckle:
Ian Holm
General Bindon Blood:
Patrick Magee
Captain Aylmer Haldane:
Edward Woodward
David Lloyd George:
Anthony Hopkins
Captain, 35th Sikhs:
Peter Cellier
Adjutant, 35th Sikhs:
Ronald Hines
Mrs Everest:
Pat Heywood
Lord Salisbury:
Laurence Naismith
Joseph Chamberlain:
Basil Dignam
Headmaster:
Robert Hardy
Officer on Train:
James Cosmo
Party Chairman:
Norman Bird
Prince of Wales:
Reginald Marsh
Major Finn:
Thorley Walters
Pamela Plowden:
Jane Seymour
Captain Weaver:
Dinsdale Landen
Sikh Soldier:
Dino Shafeek
Producer:
Carl Foreman

Yes, Prime Minister

Series 1

Episode 6: A Victory for Democracy

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Classic sitcom about a beleaguered PM. Jim Hacker begins to wonder whether the government runs the Foreign Office, or vice versa.

Contributors

James Hacker:
Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby:
Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard Woolley:
Derek Fowlds
Foreign Secretary:
Ronald Hines
Sir Richard Wharton:
Donald Pickering
Israeli Ambassador:
David de Keyser
Writer:
Antony Jay