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Duration: 1 hour, 42 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Drama starring Laurence Olivier as an egotistical vaudeville entertainer who considers himself a star but whose life is an untold failure. Show more

Contributors

Archie Rice:
Laurence Olivier
Phoebe Rice:
Brenda De Banzie
Jean Rice:
Joan Plowright
Billy Rice:
Roger Livesey
Frank Rice:
Alan Bates
Mick Rice:
Albert Finney
Tina Lapford:
Shirley Anne Field
Mrs. Ada Lapford:
Thora Hird
Soubrette:
Miriam Karlin

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Duration: 1 hour, 41 minutes

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

Comedy drama, based on Sam Shepard's play about the relationship between two former childhood friends who were involved in a racetrack scam. With Nick Nolte and Jeff Bridges. Show more

Contributors

Vincent Webb:
Nick Nolte
Lyle Carter:
Jeff Bridges
Rosie Carter:
Sharon Stone
Simms/Ryan Ames:
Albert Finney
Young Vinnie Webb:
Shawn Hatosy
Young Rosie:
Kimberly Williams
Young Lyle Carter:
Liam Waite

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Duration: 1 hour, 28 minutes

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

A bingo caller in a seedy Liverpool nightclub envisages himself as a tough private eye, so he places an advertisement seeking work. Starring Albert Finney and Billie Whitelaw. Show more

Contributors

Eddie Ginley:
Albert Finney
William:
Frank Finlay
Mrs Blankerscoon:
Janice Rule
Producer:
David Barber

Talking Pictures

Albert Finney

Duration: 32 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Available for 9 months

A retrospective look at television appearances made over the years by award-winning actor Albert Finney, with archive interviews and classic clips. Narrated by Sylvia Syms. Show more

Duration: 2 hours, 27 minutes

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

World War II drama starring George Hamilton which follows a platoon of Allied soldiers as they progress from Sicily to the Normandy landing and the advance into Germany. Show more

Contributors

Sgt Trower:
George Hamilton
Cpl Chase:
George Peppard
Sgt Craig:
Eli Wallach
French Woman:
Jeanne Moreau
Sikh Soldier:
Tutte Lemkow
Russian Soldier:
Albert Finney
Director:
Carl Foreman

Duration: 1 hour, 35 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland

Drama with Albert Finney and Brenda Fricker. A gay bus conductor in 1960s Dublin meets opposition when he decides to stage a production of Oscar Wilde's banned drama Salome. Show more

Contributors

Alfie Byrne:
Albert Finney
Lily Byrne:
Brenda Fricker
Ivor Carney:
Michael Gambon
Adele Rice:
Tara Fitzgerald
Robbie Fay:
Rufus Sewell
Inspector Carson:
Patrick Malahide
Christy Ward:
David Kelly
Father Ignatius Kenny:
Mick Lally
Mrs Crowe:
Joan OHara
Ernie Lally:
Joe Pilkington
Breton-Beret:
Joe Savino
Mrs Rock:
Eileen Reid

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Duration: 1 hour, 48 minutes

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

Available for 6 months

Musical adaptation of Dickens's classic story, A Christmas Carol. It's Christmas Eve, but the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge dismisses the festivities around him. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Ronald Neame
Ebenezer Scrooge:
Albert Finney
Jacob Marley's Ghost:
Sir Alec Guinness
Ghost of Christmas Past:
Edith Evans
Ghost of Christmas Present:
Kenneth More

Duration: 2 hours, 2 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Available for 5 months

Returning to England from Istanbul on the Orient Express, Hercule Poirot is asked to investigate a murder.

Contributors

Hercule Poirot:
Albert Finney
Mrs Hubbard:
Lauren Bacall
Princess Dragomiroff:
Wendy Hiller
Countess Andrenyi:
Jacqueline Bisset
Col. Arbuthnot:
Sean Connery
Beddoes:
John Gielgud
Writer:
Paul Dehn
Director:
Sidney Lumet