BBC presents the classic play by William Shakespeare. Michael Hordern and Derek Godfrey star. Exiled, Prospero lives on a desolate island with his daughter, Miranda. When Prospero's usurping brother sails by the island, Prospero conjures a storm that wrecks the ship and changes all of their lives.
The Chinese theory that life is pre-ordained and that dreams are a glimpse into the future prompts Commander Lindsay to relate a dream he has experienced to his fellow dinner guests, including Air Marshal Sir John Hardie. The dream involves a Dakota carrying the Air Marshal, an attractive girl, a very important person and five other civilians, who, with a crew of five, number thirteen.
In this celebrated adaptation of Richard Adams's classic novel, an offshoot group of rabbits struggle to break from their failing, violent community to form a utopian society. With Watership Down, first-time director Martin Rosen and his team of animators created a dark, beautiful work that blends poetic mysticism and austere realism.
This hilarious one-act play by John Mortimer (creator of Rumpole of the Bailey) is the story of a highly incompetent lawyer preparing to defend a man who, by his own admission, is guilty of murdering his wife. Starring Sir Michael Hordern (Gandhi, How I Won the War), two-time Tony winner George Rose (My Fair Lady), and Leueen MacGrath (who with George S. Kaufman co-wrote Silk Stockings).
Mr. Brown's birthday is drawing near and Paddington is worried because he can't afford to buy him a present. His efforts to raise some money lead him into a series of misadventures, first as a waiter at a society dinner, then as the dancing partner of the hostess, Mrs. Smith-Cholmley, in a televised dance competition at the local charity ball.
Wilfred of Ivanhoe (Anthony Andrews) is a young Saxon knight of 12th century England. He returns to England from fighting in the Crusades to find he had been disinherited by his father, his childhood sweetheart has been betrothed to another man and the country is in the midst of an uprising.
Zero Mostel repeats his stage role as Pseudolus, the cunning Roman slave who'll do anything to win his freedom. The plot hinges on three Roman houses next door to each another. One is the home of Pseudolus' masters: the philandering Senex (Michael Hordern), his domineering wife Domina (Patricia Jessel), and their handsome but empty-headed son Hero (Michael Crawford). The second house is a brothel belonging to unctuous procurer Lycus (Phil Silvers). The third house has long been empty, in that its owner, the senile Erronious (Buster Keaton), has gone on a long journey to find his children, who were kidnapped in infancy by pirates. This all-star cast scam their way through this boisterous romp amidst gorgeous girls, mistaken identities, stunning surprises, cunning disguises and great Sondheim songs.
The death of King Henry VIII throws his kingdom into chaos because of succession disputes. His weak son Edward, is on his deathbed. Anxious to keep England true to the Reformation, a scheming minister John Dudley marries off his son, Guildford to Lady Jane Grey, whom he places on the throne after Edward dies. At first hostile to each other, Guildford and Jane fall in love. But they cannot withstand the course of power which will lead to their ultimate downfall.