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Duration: 1 hour, 51 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Adaptation of Victor Hugo's 1831 novel. Quasimodo, the lonely hunch-backed bell-ringer of Notre Dame cathedral, falls in love with Esmeralda, a beautiful gypsy. Show more

Contributors

The Hunchback Quasimodo:
Charles Laughton
Esmeralda:
Maureen O'Hara
Clopin, King of the Beggars:
Thomas Mitchell
Gringoire:
Edmond O'Brien
Phoebus:
Alan Marshal
Archdeacon:
Walter Hampden
Madame de Lys:
Katharine Alexander
Procurator:
George Zucco

Duration: 2 hours, 42 minutes

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

Lavish historical epic. Under the Roman Emperor Nero, Christianity is outlawed. The beautiful daughter of a Roman general is forced to choose between her religion and her lover. Show more

Contributors

Marcus Vinicius:
Robert Taylor
Petronius:
Leo Genn
Plautius:
Felix Aylmer
Tigellinus:
Ralph Truman
Nazarius:
Peter Miles
Director:
Mervyn LeRoy
Writer:
SN Behrman
Producer:
Sam Zimbalist
Composer:
Miklos Rozsa
Director of photography:
William V Skall
Director of photography:
Robert Surtees

Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Dramatisation of the life of tenor Enrico Caruso, from his days singing on the street corners of Naples to his sensational success in America. Show more

Contributors

Enrico Caruso:
Mario Lanza
Dorothy Benjamin:
Ann Blyth
Louise Heggar:
Dorothy Kirsten
Maria Selka:
Jarmila Novotna
Carlo Santi:
Richard Hageman
Park Benjamin:
Carl Benton Reid
Giulio Gatti-Casazza:
Eduard Franz
Alfredo Brazzi:
Ludwig Donath
Jean de Reszke:
Alan Napier
Antonio Scotti:
Pal Javor
Caruso, as a boy:
Peter Edward Price
Producer:
Joe Pasternak