In 1944, after partisans blow up a detachment of SS troops in a Rome street, a German colonel makes an ineffectual attempt to resist an order to shoot 330 Italians in retaliation.
A northern parson with proletarian sympathies is accidentally appointed to a snobby village where he converts the dowager aristocrat to works of absurd charity. Eventually he has the whole country in an uproar and takes the place of an astronaut.
A girl finds she has the unconscious power to bring all machinery to a halt.
A treasury officer woos the woman of his dreams while helping his criminal father’s crooked schemes on the Riviera.
A blind West country preacher is in love with a local girl, but she wants to marry another; meanwhile the local farmers are puzzled by the sheep that seem to vanish from their flocks.
An alcoholic ne’er-do-well in the Dutch East Indies reforms after an unexpected adventure with a lady missionary.
Members of the International Brigade are captured and later sent by Vichy to build a Sahara railway for the Germans; one escapes to London with vital information.
An 18th-century British naval vessel sets off for South America, but during a mutiny the captain is cast adrift and the mutineers settle in the Pitcairn Islands. Lengthy remake of the 1935 version.
Retracing the English crime writer Agatha Christie’s footsteps across England following her childhood in Torquay, discovering some of the real people and places that inspired her fictional works.
A genial castle ghost is unleashed by a bomb and affects the love affair of a researcher with the daughter of the house.
The private secretary to a public figure finds that his idol has feet of clay, and suffers in court for his discovery.
A test pilot turns out to be an enemy agent.
Malaya under the terrorists. A wife is planning to leave but changes her mind after she and her husband defend their home in a siege.
A divorced couple, stranded in Sweden by lack of funds, have to take joint action.
A Lancashire millgirl spends a week at Blackpool with the master’s son, but causes a scandal when she refuses to marry him.
A Casanova travel agent gives each of his girlfriends a key to his Edinburgh flat.
An investigator of coastal pollution discovers a village in which dumped chemicals have given all the inhabitants a distorting disease called acromegaly.
Two young people search Italy for a religious painting stolen by thieves.
The son of a disgraced knight prevents an attempt against the throne of King Henry IV.
Flashbacks show how various women came to find themselves in prison.
Comedians running a pirate radio station in a ghostly castle round up a gang of spies.
After twenty years of marriage, a wife’s slatternly ways alienate her once devoted husband, and he asks for a divorce.
Dramatisation of the time former spouses Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor prepared to star in the 1983 production of Private Lives.
In ancient Egypt, an abandoned baby grows up to be physician to the pharaoh.
Thieves fall out and are tracked by police.