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Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Hammer Studios horror. An ageing Hungarian countess (Ingrid Pitt) bathes in the blood of slain virgins to preserve her beauty. She seduces a young soldier, but tragedy strikes. Show more

Contributors

Countess Elizabeth Nadasdy:
Ingrid Pitt
Captain Dobi:
Nigel Green
Master Fabio:
Maurice Denham
Ilona Nodosheen:
Lesley-Anne Down
Capt Balogh:
Peter Jeffrey

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

Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

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

Family drama about a disillusioned civil servant (Bill Travers) who makes a better life for himself with the help of a pet otter. Based on Gavin Maxwell's autobiographical book. Show more

Contributors

Graham Merrill:
Bill Travers
Mary MacKenzie:
Virginia McKenna
Colin Clifford:
Peter Jeffrey
Storekeeper:
Jameson Clark
Mrs Sarah Chambers:
Jean Taylor Smith
Road Mender:
Archie Duncan

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Porridge

Series 2

Episode 3: Disturbing the Peace

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Available for 2 months

With MacKay away, Slade prison will become a place of rest. "After all, Barrowclough doesn't exactly rule with a rod of iron."

Contributors

Fletcher:
Ronnie Barker
Mr Barrowclough:
Brian Wilde
Mr MacKay:
Fulton Mackay
Mr Wainwright:
Peter Jeffrey
Williams:
Philip Madoc
Warren:
Sam Kelly
McLaren:
Tony Osoba
Secretary:
Madge Hindle

The Scarlet Pimpernel

Series 1

Episode 2: Valentine Gautier

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four

The Pimpernel must track down Helene, daughter of the Marquis de Rochambeau. But Chauvelin and the head of the local revolutionary regime are also looking for her. Show more

Contributors

Sir Percy Blakeney:
Richard E. Grant
Lady Marguerite Blakeney:
Elizabeth McGovern
Chauvelin:
Martin Shaw
Sir Andrew Ffoulkes:
Anthony Green
Gabrielle Damiens:
Denise Black
Marquis de Rochambeau:
Peter Jeffrey
Helene de Rochambeau:
Julie Cox
Producer:
Julian Murphy
Director:
Patrick Lau

The Avengers

Series 5

Episode 15: The Joker

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Mrs Peel is forced to play a lone hand when a famous bridge player invites her for a weekend at his mysterious house, which is also a trap. Show more

The New Avengers

Series 1

Episode 2: House of Cards

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Fantasy adventure series. Steed, Purdey and Gambit find themselves fighting people they thought were their friends after a network of sleeper agents is activated. Show more

Yes, Minister

Series 3

Episode 8: Party Games

Duration: 1 hour

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

Sitcom about a British government minister and his advisers. Rumours of a cabinet reshuffle could spell great things for Jim Hacker. Show more

Contributors

Jim Hacker:
Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby:
Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard Woolley:
Derek Fowlds
Sir Arnold Robinson:
John Nettleton
Jeffrey - Chief Whip:
James Grout
Writer:
Antony Jay