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A Home of Your Own (1964)

A Home of Your Own is a 1964 British comedy film which is a brick-by-brick account of the building a young couple’s dream house. From the day when the site is first selected, to the day – several years and children later – when the couple finally move in, the story ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Lewis
CAST:  Ronnie Barker  •  Richard Briers  •  Peter Butterworth  •  Bernard Cribbins

A Home of Your Own is a 1964 British comedy film which is a brick-by-brick account of the building a young couple’s dream house. From the day when the site is first selected, to the day – several years and children later – when the couple finally move in, the story ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Lewis
CAST:  Ronnie Barker  •  Richard Briers  •  Peter Butterworth  •  Bernard Cribbins

My House in Umbria (2003)

Emily Delahunty is an eccentric British romance novelist who lives in Umbria in central Italy. One day while travelling, the train she is on is bombed by terrorists. After she wakes up in a hospital, she invites three of the other survivors of the disaster to stay ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Loncraine
CAST:  Maggie Smith  •  Ronnie Barker  •  Chris Cooper  •  Benno Fürmann

Emily Delahunty is an eccentric British romance novelist who lives in Umbria in central Italy. One day while travelling, the train she is on is bombed by terrorists. After she wakes up in a hospital, she invites three of the other survivors of the disaster to stay ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Loncraine
CAST:  Maggie Smith  •  Ronnie Barker  •  Chris Cooper  •  Benno Fürmann

Robin and Marian (1976)

Robin Hood, aging none too gracefully, returns exhausted from the Crusades to woo and win Maid Marian one last time.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Lester
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Audrey Hepburn  •  Robert Shaw  •  Richard Harris

Robin Hood, aging none too gracefully, returns exhausted from the Crusades to woo and win Maid Marian one last time.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Lester
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Audrey Hepburn  •  Robert Shaw  •  Richard Harris

The Gathering Storm (2002)

A love story offering an intimate look inside the marriage of Winston and Clementine Churchill during a particularly troubled, though little-known, moment in their lives.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Loncraine
CAST:  Albert Finney  •  Vanessa Redgrave  •  Jim Broadbent  •  Linus Roache

A love story offering an intimate look inside the marriage of Winston and Clementine Churchill during a particularly troubled, though little-known, moment in their lives.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Loncraine
CAST:  Albert Finney  •  Vanessa Redgrave  •  Jim Broadbent  •  Linus Roache

The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins (1971)

The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins is a 1971 British comedy film directed and produced by Graham Stark. Its title is a conflation of The Magnificent Seven and the seven deadly sins. It comprises a sequence of seven sketches, each representing a sin and written by an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Graham Stark
CAST:  Spike Milligan  •  Marty Feldman  •  Leslie Phillips  •  Harry H. Corbett

The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins is a 1971 British comedy film directed and produced by Graham Stark. Its title is a conflation of The Magnificent Seven and the seven deadly sins. It comprises a sequence of seven sketches, each representing a sin and written by an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Graham Stark
CAST:  Spike Milligan  •  Marty Feldman  •  Leslie Phillips  •  Harry H. Corbett

The Man Outside (1967)

Bill MacLean is a former CIA agent living in London. He had been fired when he stuck up for one of the men in his command who turned out to be branded a Russian defector. The embittered ex-agent combines forces with another operative to deliver a top Russian secret ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Samuel Gallu
CAST:  Van Heflin  •  Heidelinde Weis  •  Pinkas Braun  •  Peter Vaughan

Bill MacLean is a former CIA agent living in London. He had been fired when he stuck up for one of the men in his command who turned out to be branded a Russian defector. The embittered ex-agent combines forces with another operative to deliver a top Russian secret ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Samuel Gallu
CAST:  Van Heflin  •  Heidelinde Weis  •  Pinkas Braun  •  Peter Vaughan

Is Anybody There? (2009)

A young boy who lives in an old folks' home strikes up a friendship with a retired magician.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Crowley
CAST:  Michael Caine  •  Bill Milner  •  David Morrissey  •  Anne-Marie Duff

A young boy who lives in an old folks' home strikes up a friendship with a retired magician.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Crowley
CAST:  Michael Caine  •  Bill Milner  •  David Morrissey  •  Anne-Marie Duff

Wonderful Things! (1958)

Set in a beautiful fishing village in Gibraltar, Wonderful Things! stars Frankie Vaughan as Carmello, a young fisherman who, unable to earn enough from fishing to marry his tempestuous fiancée, decides to come to England to seek his fortune and finds fortunes are ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Herbert Wilcox
CAST:  Frankie Vaughan  •  Jeremy Spenser  •  Jocelyn Lane  •  Wilfrid Hyde-White

Set in a beautiful fishing village in Gibraltar, Wonderful Things! stars Frankie Vaughan as Carmello, a young fisherman who, unable to earn enough from fishing to marry his tempestuous fiancée, decides to come to England to seek his fortune and finds fortunes are ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Herbert Wilcox
CAST:  Frankie Vaughan  •  Jeremy Spenser  •  Jocelyn Lane  •  Wilfrid Hyde-White

Runaway Railway (1966)

A group of young railway enthusiasts attempt to stop the closure of the local railway by trying to raise money to buy it and the steam engine "Matilda." They get help from a pair of men claiming to be enthusiasts but who turn out to be robbers who plan to hold up ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jan Darnley-Smith
CAST:  John Moulder-Brown  •  Roberta Tovey  •  Sydney Tafler  •  Ronnie Barker

A group of young railway enthusiasts attempt to stop the closure of the local railway by trying to raise money to buy it and the steam engine "Matilda." They get help from a pair of men claiming to be enthusiasts but who turn out to be robbers who plan to hold up ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jan Darnley-Smith
CAST:  John Moulder-Brown  •  Roberta Tovey  •  Sydney Tafler  •  Ronnie Barker

The Bargee (1964)

After a lock-keeper entrusts his daughter to a canal Casanova, he is shocked to learn that she is pregnant. He then refuses to open his locks - causing barges to pile up in every direction until the guilty party confesses.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Duncan Wood
CAST:  Harry H. Corbett  •  Hugh Griffith  •  Eric Sykes  •  Ronnie Barker

After a lock-keeper entrusts his daughter to a canal Casanova, he is shocked to learn that she is pregnant. He then refuses to open his locks - causing barges to pile up in every direction until the guilty party confesses.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Duncan Wood
CAST:  Harry H. Corbett  •  Hugh Griffith  •  Eric Sykes  •  Ronnie Barker

Porridge (1979)

Times are hard for habitual guest of Her Majesty Norman Stanley Fletcher. The new prison officer, Beale, makes MacKay look soft and what's more, an escape plan is hatching from the cell of prison godfather Grouty and Fletcher wants no part of it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dick Clement
CAST:  Ronnie Barker  •  Richard Beckinsale  •  Fulton Mackay  •  Brian Wilde

Times are hard for habitual guest of Her Majesty Norman Stanley Fletcher. The new prison officer, Beale, makes MacKay look soft and what's more, an escape plan is hatching from the cell of prison godfather Grouty and Fletcher wants no part of it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dick Clement
CAST:  Ronnie Barker  •  Richard Beckinsale  •  Fulton Mackay  •  Brian Wilde

Doctor in Distress (1963)

"Doctor in Distress" is the fifth of the seven films in the "Doctor" series, and focuses on Sir Lancelot Spratt, Simon Sparrow's old teacher and sometimes nemesis. When the eternal bachelor Sir Lancelot injures his back and falls in love with his physiotherapist ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ralph Thomas
CAST:  Dirk Bogarde  •  James Robertson Justice  •  Samantha Eggar  •  Barbara Murray

"Doctor in Distress" is the fifth of the seven films in the "Doctor" series, and focuses on Sir Lancelot Spratt, Simon Sparrow's old teacher and sometimes nemesis. When the eternal bachelor Sir Lancelot injures his back and falls in love with his physiotherapist ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ralph Thomas
CAST:  Dirk Bogarde  •  James Robertson Justice  •  Samantha Eggar  •  Barbara Murray

The Cracksman (1963)

Ernest Wright's peerless prowess as a locksmith comes to the attention of a tough big-time crook, who feels that the little man would be a valuable asset to his crime kingdom. In order to inveigle him into a series of jobs, he sets up a beautiful hostess as a trap, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Graham Scott
CAST:  Charlie Drake  •  Nyree Dawn Porter  •  George Sanders  •  Dennis Price

Ernest Wright's peerless prowess as a locksmith comes to the attention of a tough big-time crook, who feels that the little man would be a valuable asset to his crime kingdom. In order to inveigle him into a series of jobs, he sets up a beautiful hostess as a trap, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Graham Scott
CAST:  Charlie Drake  •  Nyree Dawn Porter  •  George Sanders  •  Dennis Price

Father Came Too! (1964)

When Dexter Munro and his new wife Juliet get married, they decide to escape Juliet's meddling father by buying a rundown cottage and doing it up themselves. But when the cottage proves to be more ramshackle than they thought, and the scale of the repairs needed ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Graham Scott
CAST:  Leslie Phillips  •  Stanley Baxter  •  Sally Smith  •  Eric Barker

When Dexter Munro and his new wife Juliet get married, they decide to escape Juliet's meddling father by buying a rundown cottage and doing it up themselves. But when the cottage proves to be more ramshackle than they thought, and the scale of the repairs needed ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Graham Scott
CAST:  Leslie Phillips  •  Stanley Baxter  •  Sally Smith  •  Eric Barker

Futtocks End (1970)

Entirely silent, with a musical score, sound effects and incoherent mutterings, the story revolves around a weekend gathering at the decaying country home of the eccentric and lewd General Futtock (Ronnie Barker) and the series of saucy mishaps between the staff ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Kellett
CAST:  Ronnie Barker  •  Michael Hordern  •  Roger Livesey  •  Julian Orchard

Entirely silent, with a musical score, sound effects and incoherent mutterings, the story revolves around a weekend gathering at the decaying country home of the eccentric and lewd General Futtock (Ronnie Barker) and the series of saucy mishaps between the staff ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Kellett
CAST:  Ronnie Barker  •  Michael Hordern  •  Roger Livesey  •  Julian Orchard

Ronnie Barker: A BAFTA Tribute (2004)

A BAFTA tribute to Ronnie Barker  (more)

DIRECTION:  John L. Spencer
CAST:  Ronnie Corbett  •  Ronnie Barker

A BAFTA tribute to Ronnie Barker  (more)

DIRECTION:  John L. Spencer
CAST:  Ronnie Corbett  •  Ronnie Barker

Life Beyond the Box: Norman Stanley Fletcher (2003)

Spoof documentary looking at the life of Normal Stanley Fletcher, the star of 1970s sitcom Porridge played by Ronnie Barker. Featuring fictional footage and interviews with the character's family, friends and associates, the film documents Fletcher's chequered career.  (more)

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CAST:  Ronnie Barker  •  Patricia Brake  •  Bill Nighy  •  Peter Vaughan

Spoof documentary looking at the life of Normal Stanley Fletcher, the star of 1970s sitcom Porridge played by Ronnie Barker. Featuring fictional footage and interviews with the character's family, friends and associates, the film documents Fletcher's chequered career.  (more)

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CAST:  Ronnie Barker  •  Patricia Brake  •  Bill Nighy  •  Peter Vaughan

The Two Ronnies Unseen Sketches (2019)

This special programme relates how, just before Ronnie Barker's retirement in 1986, the Two Ronnies travelled to Sydney to make a series for Australia's Channel Nine. Their regular British show had been a huge hit down under, and now they were to create a new ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luke Worster
CAST:  Ronnie Corbett  •  Ronnie Barker  •  Anne Hart

This special programme relates how, just before Ronnie Barker's retirement in 1986, the Two Ronnies travelled to Sydney to make a series for Australia's Channel Nine. Their regular British show had been a huge hit down under, and now they were to create a new ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luke Worster
CAST:  Ronnie Corbett  •  Ronnie Barker  •  Anne Hart

By the Sea (1982)

A crusty old General leads his dotty family on a relaxing weekend at the seaside, and comic chaos ensues.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Wilson
CAST:  Ronnie Barker  •  Ronnie Corbett  •  Barbara New  •  Madge Hindle

A crusty old General leads his dotty family on a relaxing weekend at the seaside, and comic chaos ensues.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Wilson
CAST:  Ronnie Barker  •  Ronnie Corbett  •  Barbara New  •  Madge Hindle

The Many Faces of Ronnie Barker (2012)

Programme telling the story of Ronnie Barker, a quiet dedicated actor who might have been a bank manager but went on to become one of the country's favourite comedy stars. Ben Elton, Michael Grade, David Renwick and Josephine Tewson are among friends and colleagues ...  (more)

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CAST:  Sally Phillips  •  Ronnie Barker  •  Ronnie Corbett  •  Ben Elton

Programme telling the story of Ronnie Barker, a quiet dedicated actor who might have been a bank manager but went on to become one of the country's favourite comedy stars. Ben Elton, Michael Grade, David Renwick and Josephine Tewson are among friends and colleagues ...  (more)

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CAST:  Sally Phillips  •  Ronnie Barker  •  Ronnie Corbett  •  Ben Elton
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