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The Two Popes Netflix movie

The Two Popes (2019)

The Two Popes Netflix movie

An intimate story of one of the most dramatic transitions of power in the last 2,000 years. At a key turning point for the Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI forms a surprising friendship with the future Pope Francis

Two Thousand Minus Sixty

2000 - 60 (1958)

Two Thousand Minus Sixty

Commercial Television's first Science Fiction production: The world stands on the brink as a runaway freighter rocket, containing high explosives, is due to detonate over London at midnight on New Year's Eve 1999...

Uncle Harry

Uncle Harry (1958)

Uncle Harry

This 'lost' BBC play is a dark psychological story of how a kindly, benevolent, and somewhat mundane bachelor can transform into a cold and pre-meditated murderer

Up the Junction (1965)

The BBC's switchboard was jammed with complaints following the showing of its controversial play depicting the harsh realities of poverty, unwanted pregnancies, and the struggle for freedom amid societal constraints. Possibly the most important docudrama of all time...

Victoria Regina

Victoria Regina (1964)

Victoria Regina

Peter Wildeblood's adaptation of Laurence Housman's Victoria Regina was broadcast in 1964 as four individual plays and starred Patricia Routledge who portrayed four ages of the monarch.

The Walls Came Tumbling Down

The Walls Came Tumbling Down (1966)

The Walls Came Tumbling Down

Harold Crombie (Robert Lang) is something of a nonentity-the sort of man who merges into the background so well that even his office colleagues barely notice he's there.

The War Game

The War Game (1965)

The War Game

A Chinese invasion of South Vietnam triggers a new world war between East and West. In the town of Rochester, Kent, the anticipation of a nuclear attack leads to mass evacuations. This one-off drama proved to be so controversial that the BBC, who made it, refused to broadcast it for 20 years.

The Wednesday Play

The Wednesday Play (1964)

The Wednesday Play

Now regarded as a shining light of British television's golden age, The Wednesday Play is often held up as the perfect example of the impact that television had on a generation of viewers.

The Weekenders

The Weekenders (1961)

The Weekenders

How many marriages are dying of boredom? How many couples are dragging out a dreary, meaningless existence because they have long ceased to care for each other?