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Today, Thursday, 25th February

Chariots of Fire (1981)
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In the 1924 Paris Olympics, a Jew and a Scotsman run for Britain.

Tales of the Unexpected (1979–88)
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Bosom Friends (1981, S4, Ep 14)
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An impoverished lady invites an old school-friend to lodge with her, but soon regrets her decision.

Sir Francis Drake

Mission to Paris
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The seafarer is sent to France to rescue the queen’s lover, who has been thrown in the Bastille to prevent him marrying her.

Fiddlers Three (1944)
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Sailors struck by lightning on Salisbury Plain are transported back to ancient Rome.

A Man for All Seasons (1966)
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Sir Thomas Moore opposes Henry VIII’s divorce, and events lead inexorably to his execution.

Two Way Stretch (1960)
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Three convicts break jail to rob a maharajah.

Hell Is Sold Out (1951)
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A novelist returns from the supposed dead to find that a glamorous woman is posing as his widow and issuing best-sellers under his name.

Anastasia (1956)
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In 1928 Paris, a group of exiled White Russians claim to have found the living daughter of the Tsar, presumed executed in 1918; but the claimant is a fake schooled by a general, with whom she falls in love.

Father Brown (1954)
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[as The Detective]

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A Catholic clergyman retrieves a priceless church cross from master thief Flambeau.

Murder Most Foul (1964)
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Refusing to return a guilty verdict, juror Miss Marple makes her own murder investigation backstage at a third-rate repertory company.

A Matter of Choice (1963)
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Two young men-about-town become accidentally involved with the police and inadvertently expose a wife’s adultery.

School for Secrets (1946)
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The boffins who invented radar find themselves in a little war action of their own.

The Admirable Crichton (1957)
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Lord Loam and his family are shipwrecked on a desert island, where his manservant proves the undisputed leader.

Trouble in Store (1953)
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A stock assistant cause chaos in a department store.

Date with a Dream (1948)
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Four war-time performers known for their concert parties reunite and form a successful nightclub act.

Discovering Film
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A look at the career of Vivien Leigh, who scooped an Oscar as Scarlett O’Hara, famously married star Laurence Olivier and died of tuberculosis aged 53.

Value for Money (1955)
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A Yorkshire businessman determines to broaden his outlook, and falls in love with a London showgirl.

Our Man in Havana (1959)
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A British vacuum cleaner salesman in Havana allows himself to be recruited as a spy, and wishes he hadn’t.

The World at War (1973–74)
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The Desert (1973, S1, Ep 8)
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The desert war, starting with Italy’s unsuccessful invasion of Egypt and the successive attacks and counter-attacks between Germany and Commonwealth forces, and the Afrika Korps’s eventual defeat at El Alamein.