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The Man Out There

The Man Out There (1966)

The Man Out There

In the loneliness of space the world's first astronaut, cut off from base, is linked up by freak radio reception with a Canadian trapper's wife isolated with a life or death problem.

Master of Arts

Master of Arts (1961)

Master of Arts

At a famous public school, a housemaster is in love with a girl without realising that her young brother is a member of his house. The boy takes a photograph of his sister in the housemaster's arms.

A Matter of Principle

A Matter of Principle (1962)

A Matter of Principle

Should a doctor tell his patients the truth - whatever the cost? Harry Branksome, brilliant surgeon, is dedicated to the truth, no matter whom it hurts.

Missing from Home

Missing from Home (1960)

Missing from Home

Nell Merriman disappears from home and the police organise a search on a large scale. Anxiety for her safety mounts, but the one person who is completely happy and undisturbed by events is Nell.

Mourning Becomes Electra BBC play 1952

Mourning Becomes Electra (1947/1948/1952)

Mourning Becomes Electra BBC play 1952

Lauded by drama critics as a masterpiece of the modern stage, Mourning Becomes Electra with themes of murder, adultery, incestuous love and revenge, was the first substantial success of post-war television drama

Murder by the Book

Murder by the Book (1987)

Murder by the Book

When Agatha Christie decides to kill off her most famous and long-running character, she has an unexpected visitor - none other than the great detective himself - Hercule Poirot

My Octopus Teacher

My Octopus Teacher (2020)

My Octopus Teacher

A filmmaker forges an unusual friendship with an octopus living in a South African kelp forest, learning as the animal shares the mysteries of her world

A Night Out

A Night Out (1960)

A Night Out

Albert Stokes finds himself perpetually fighting the dominance of women, not least of all his possessive widowed mother.