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Series 1

Episode 5: Across the Andes by Frog

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Comedy series parodying boys' own adventure tales. The epic story of one man and six frogs who tried to defy the world in the greatest gamble of all. Show more

Contributors

Captain Walter Snetterton:
Michael Palin
Mr Gregory:
Denholm Elliott
Sgt Major:
Don Henderson
Old Woman:
Eileen Way
First Native:
Louis Mansi
Second Native:
Charles McKeown
Director:
Terry Hughes

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Series 6

Episode 3: Pat and Margaret

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Comedy drama about a Lancashire-born American soap star who, returning to Britain, is reunited on live television with her sister Margaret - a motorway cafeteria waitress. Show more

Contributors

Patricia Bedford:
Julie Walters
Margaret Mottershead:
Victoria Wood
Jim's Mum:
Thora Hird

Duration: 2 hours, 16 minutes

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

Orwellian fantasy. Sam Lowry (Jonathan Pryce) is happy in his job at the Ministry of Information. Frequent daydreams transport him from drab reality, until the worst occurs. Show more

Contributors

Sam Lowry:
Jonathan Pryce
Harry Tuttle:
Robert De Niro
Mrs Ida Lowry:
Katherine Helmond
Mr Kurtzmann:
Ian Holm
Jack Lint:
Michael Palin
Mr Warrenn:
Ian Richardson
Mr Helpmann:
Peter Vaughan
Jill Layton:
Kim Greist
Director:
Terry Gilliam
Dr Jaffe:
Jim Broadbent
Mrs Terrain:
Barbara Hicks
Technician:
Ray Cooper
Girl Buttle:
Prudence Oliver
Arrest Official:
Simon Jones
Charlie:
Nigel Planer
TV Commercial Presenter:
Terence Bayler
MOI Lobby Porter:
Gorden Kaye
Bespectacled Lurker:
Bill Wallis
Old Lady with Dog:
Ann Way
Black Maria Guard:
Don Henderson
Producer:
Arnon Milchan

Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes

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

Drama based on the true story of a ship carrying German-Jewish refugees which was denied permission to land anywhere and was obliged to return to Germany and the horrors of Nazism. Show more

Contributors

Denise Kreisler:
Faye Dunaway
Captain Schroeder:
Max von Sydow
Professor Egon Kreisler:
Oskar Werner
Max Gunter:
Malcolm McDowell
José Estedes:
Orson Welles
Dr Juan Remos:
James Mason
Lili Rosen:
Lee Grant
Mira Hauser:
Katharine Ross
Carl Rosen:
Sam Wanamaker
Anna Rosen:
Lynne Frederick
Professor Weiler:
Luther Adler
Rebecca Weiler:
Wendy Hiller
Alice Fienchild:
Julie Harris
Mrs Hauser:
Maria Schell
Aaron Pozner:
Paul Koslo
Otto Schiendick:
Helmut Griem
Dr Erich Strauss:
Victor Spinetti
Luis Clasing:
Michael Constantine
Manuel Benitez:
Jose Ferrer
Morris Troper:
Ben Gazzara
President Bru:
Fernando Rey
Leni Strauss:
Janet Suzman
Admiral Canaris:
Denholm Elliott
Commander Von Bonin:
Leonard Rossiter
Joseph Joseph:
David de Keyser
Purser Mueller:
Keith Barron
Engineering Officer:
Don Henderson
Werner Mannheim:
Frederick Jaeger