With British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) (Sorted by Year Ascending)



1. Dick Whittington (1932 TV Movie)

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2. The Invisible Man (1933)

Not Rated | 71 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.7
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A scientist finds a way of becoming invisible, but in doing so, he becomes murderously insane.

Director: James Whale | Stars: Claude Rains, Gloria Stuart, William Harrigan, Henry Travers

Votes: 28,202

3. Looking In (1933 TV Movie)

41 min | Musical

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Stars: Iris Kirkwhite, Anona Winn, Veronica Brady, Horace Percival

4. The Gods Go a-Begging (1934 TV Movie)

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A presentation of the ballet "Les Dieux Mendiants".

Stars: Stanislas Idzikowski, Lydia Sokolova

5. Cléopâtre (1934 TV Movie)

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A live presentation of Fokine's ballet about Cleopatra.

Stars: Lydia Sokolova, Harold Turner

6. The Student of Prague (1935)

87 min | Horror

7.3
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Prague in the 1860s: Balduin is a popular, handsome student, the best fencer in town, in amicable rivalry with his friend Dahl for the affections of Lydia, the innkeeper's niece. While the ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Robison | Stars: Anton Walbrook, Theodor Loos, Dorothea Wieck, Erich Fiedler

Votes: 95

7. BBC: The Voice of Britain (1935)

53 min | Documentary

8.3
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Director: Stuart Legg | Stars: Adrian Boult, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Henry Hall, BBC Dance Hall Orchestra

Votes: 14

8. Carnaval (1935 TV Movie)

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A live ballet presentation.

Stars: Stanislas Idzikowski, Lydia Sokolova

9. Theatre Parade (1936–1938)

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Scenes taken from popular London theatrical productions.

Stars: D.A. Clarke-Smith, Antoinette Cellier, Greer Garson, John Wyse

10. Picture Page (1936–1952)

60 min

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Topical magazine programme with guest celebrities.

Stars: Joan Miller, Leslie Mitchell, Joan Gilbert, Robb

11. Starlight (1936– )

15 min

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Variety programme, presenting musical and comedy acts.

Stars: Evelyn Dall, Bebe Daniels, Ben Lyon, Vera Zorina

12. Cabaret (1936– )

25 min | Music, Comedy

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Televised Cabaret featuring different guests from music, comedy and novelty acts every week.

Stars: Walsh and Barker, Eric Cardi, Charles Harrison, Edward Cooper

13. Job (1936 TV Short)

25 min | Short, Musical

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Televised Ballet based on Blake's vision of the Book of Job.

Stars: Maurice Brook, Joy Newton, Robert Helpmann, William Chappell

14. Variety (1936– )

30 min | Comedy, Music

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The first ever programme broadcast when regular British television broadcasts commenced (excluding welcome broadcast).

Stars: Eric Robinson, Richard Hearne, Nan Kenway, Douglas Young

15. The Workhouse Ward (1936 TV Short)

30 min | Short

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Stars: Fred O'Donovan, Tony Quinn, Sara Allgood, Kathleen Drago

16. Television Comes to London (1936 TV Movie)

18 min | Documentary

5.8
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In this film, specially taken for the BBC, viewers are given an idea of the growth of the television installation at Alexandra Palace and an insight into production routine. There will be ... See full summary »

Stars: Leslie Mitchell, Adele Dixon, The BBC Television Orchestra

Votes: 8

17. The Golden Hind (1936 TV Movie)

20 min | Family

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A model of Drake's famous ship made by L.A. Stock, a Bus Driver, who describes its construction.

Star: L.A. Stock

18. The Autumn Galleries (1936 TV Movie)

15 min | Family

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A selection of pictures and sculptures from London Galleries giving exhibitions during the month of November 1936.

Star: John Piper

19. Inn Signs Through the Ages (1936 TV Movie)

20 min | Family

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Star: Fred Taylor

20. Marigold (1936 TV Movie)

25 min | Family

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Director: George More O'Ferrall | Stars: Lance Lister, Sophie Stewart, Jean Clyde, John Bailey

21. The Tiger (1936 TV Movie)

Drama

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Stars: Ronald Adam, William Devlin, Joan Miller, Alexander Knox

22. Sea Stories (1936–1937)

10 min | Talk-Show

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A series of talks by Commander A.B. Campbell.

Star: A.B. Campbell

23. Sea Stories (1936–1937)
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1936)

10 min | Talk-Show

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Star: A.B. Campbell

24. Diary for 1936 (1936 TV Short)

10 min | Short

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A look-back at television during 1936.

Star: Leslie Mitchell

25. Burnt Sepia (1936 TV Special)

30 min | Music

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A live variety show featuring black artists.

Stars: Cyril Blake, Buddy Bradley's Sepia Chorines, Buddy Harris, Bert Howell

26. Façade (1936 TV Movie)

Musical

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Stars: June Brae, Molly Brown, William Chappell, Richard Ellis

27. Bluebird (1936 TV Movie)

Musical

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Stars: Pamela Foster, Walter Gore, Oriel Ross, Elizabeth Schooling

28. Cabaret Cartoons (1936–1946)

30 min | Comedy, Music

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Stars: Harry Rutherford, Truda Binarová, Topsy Turvy Two, Joe Adami

29. Martin Taubman with His Electronde (1936 TV Short)

24 min | Short, Music

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Martin Taubman demonstrates the "electronde", a remarkable musical instrumental similar to the Theremin.

Star: Martin Taubman

30. Alsatians (1936 TV Short)

10 min | Documentary, Short

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This telecast featured a display of champion Alsatians (German shepherd dog).

Star: A. Croxton Smith

31. London Characters (1936– )

10 min

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Weekly BBC television series spotlighting 2-3 unusual characters from the London area in 10-15 minute segments.

Stars: Leslie Baily, J.C. Cannell, Gypsy Petulengro, S.E. Reynolds

32. BBC Documentaries (1936– )

TV-PG | Documentary

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Star: Robert Reid

33. Much Ado About Nothing (1937 TV Movie)

10 min | Comedy, Romance

4.4
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Extract from the play's opening scene.

Director: George More O'Ferrall | Stars: Margaretta Scott, Henry Oscar

Votes: 7

34. How He Lied to Her Husband (1937 TV Movie)

30 min | Comedy

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Stars: D.A. Clarke-Smith, Greer Garson, Derek Williams

35. Journey's End (1937 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama, War

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Stars: Wallace Douglas, Alexander Field, Basil Gill, J. Neil More

36. The Disorderly Room (1937– )

15 min | Comedy

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Variety musical sketch about army life in the First World War.

Stars: Tommy Handley, Harry Cranley, Fred Hudson, Len Maxwell

37. For the Children (1937– )

10 min

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Programme for children of school age.

Stars: Paul Leyssac, Mary Adams

38. The Ghost Train (1937 TV Short)

40 min | Comedy, Short, Thriller

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Stars: Laura Smithson, Don Gemmell, Hugh Dempster, Daphne Riggs

39. Sports Review (1937– )

20 min | Sport

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Survey of outstanding sports events, with interviews and film extracts.

Star: Howard Marshall

40. Night Must Fall (1937 TV Short)

30 min | Short, Drama, Thriller

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Stars: Vivienne Bennett, Esmond Knight, Vivienne Ritchie

41. The School for Scandal (1937 TV Movie)

Comedy, Drama

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Stars: Denys Blakelock, Greer Garson, Earl Grey, Campbell Gullan

42. Tele-Ho! (1937 TV Short)

20 min | Short

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Stars: Peter Bull, Cyril Fletcher, Valerie Hobson, Nelson Keys

43. Theatre Parade (1936–1938)
Episode: Twelfth Night (1937)

30 min

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Scenes from the play.

Stars: Dorothy Black, Alban Blakelock, Greer Garson, Henry Oscar

44. Cabaret Cruise (1937– )

Music

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Song-and-dance variety show.

Stars: A.B. Campbell, The Ship's Band, Ernest Shannon, Pamela Randell

45. Alice in Wonderland (1937 TV Short)

30 min | Fantasy, Short

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Director: George More O'Ferrall | Stars: Ursula Hanray, Walter Tobias, Earl Grey, Fred O'Donovan

46. Anna Christie (1937 TV Short)

20 min | Short, Drama

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Act 2 of the famous play, set on a barge at anchor off of Provincetown, Massachusetts.

Director: George More O'Ferrall | Stars: Flora Robson, Edward Rigby, Niall MacGinnis

47. The Importance of Being Earnest (1937 TV Movie)

40 min | Comedy

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In 1890s London, two friends use the same pseudonym ("Ernest") for their on-the-sly activities. Hilarity ensues.

Stars: John Abbott, Geoffrey Clarke, Sylvia Coleridge, Mario Francelli

48. Once in a Lifetime (1937 TV Movie)

95 min | Comedy

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Stars: Joan Miller, Guy Glover, Charles Farrell, Elaine Wodson

49. Leslie Weston (1937 TV Short)

10 min | Musical, Short

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Star: Leslie Weston

50. Pasquinade (1937 TV Movie)

30 min | Comedy

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The first Television Revue

Stars: Hermione Baddeley, The BBC Television Orchestra, Six Princes Girls, Valerie Hobson


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