Noel Johnson

With the Royal Army Service Corps during World War II. Evacuated from Dunkirk. After a year in hospital, invalided out in 1941. Worked for the BBC Drama Repertory Company from 1945. Until 1949, was best known as the voice of special agent Dick Barton on radio.

Frenzy (1972)

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After a serial killer strangles several women with a necktie, London police identify a suspect—but he's the wrong man.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfred Hitchcock
CAST:  Jon Finch  •  Alec McCowen  •  Barry Foster  •  Billie Whitelaw

After a serial killer strangles several women with a necktie, London police identify a suspect—but he's the wrong man.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfred Hitchcock
CAST:  Jon Finch  •  Alec McCowen  •  Barry Foster  •  Billie Whitelaw

Royal Flash (1975)

Cowardly rogue Harry Flashman's (Malcolm McDowell) schemes to gain entry to the royal circles of 19th-century Europe go nowhere until he meets a pair of devious nobles with their own agenda. At their urging, Flashman agrees to re-create himself as a bogus Prussian ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Lester
CAST:  Malcolm McDowell  •  Alan Bates  •  Florinda Bolkan  •  Oliver Reed

Cowardly rogue Harry Flashman's (Malcolm McDowell) schemes to gain entry to the royal circles of 19th-century Europe go nowhere until he meets a pair of devious nobles with their own agenda. At their urging, Flashman agrees to re-create himself as a bogus Prussian ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Lester
CAST:  Malcolm McDowell  •  Alan Bates  •  Florinda Bolkan  •  Oliver Reed

Withnail & I (1987)

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Two out-of-work actors -- the anxious, luckless Marwood and his acerbic, alcoholic friend, Withnail -- spend their days drifting between their squalid flat, the unemployment office and the pub. When they take a holiday "by mistake" at the country house of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce Robinson
CAST:  Richard E. Grant  •  Paul McGann  •  Richard Griffiths  •  Michael Elphick

Two out-of-work actors -- the anxious, luckless Marwood and his acerbic, alcoholic friend, Withnail -- spend their days drifting between their squalid flat, the unemployment office and the pub. When they take a holiday "by mistake" at the country house of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce Robinson
CAST:  Richard E. Grant  •  Paul McGann  •  Richard Griffiths  •  Michael Elphick

The First Great Train Robbery (1978)

In Victorian England, a master criminal makes elaborate plans to steal a shipment of gold from a moving train.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Crichton
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Donald Sutherland  •  Lesley-Anne Down  •  Alan Webb

In Victorian England, a master criminal makes elaborate plans to steal a shipment of gold from a moving train.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Crichton
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Donald Sutherland  •  Lesley-Anne Down  •  Alan Webb

The Swordsman (1974)

When Harriet Zapper is hired to find the identity of Karel Duval, and the true heir to the Duval family fortune, a bloody trail of murders leads the Big Zapper from London to the South of France and into a hornet's nest of betrayal and death.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lindsay Shonteff
CAST:  Alan Lake  •  Jason Kemp  •  Tony Theng  •  Linda Marlowe

When Harriet Zapper is hired to find the identity of Karel Duval, and the true heir to the Duval family fortune, a bloody trail of murders leads the Big Zapper from London to the South of France and into a hornet's nest of betrayal and death.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lindsay Shonteff
CAST:  Alan Lake  •  Jason Kemp  •  Tony Theng  •  Linda Marlowe

Julius Caesar (1979)

The assassination of the would be ruler of Rome at the hands of Brutus and company has tragic consequences for Brutus and the republic.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Herbert Wise
CAST:  Richard Pasco  •  Charles Gray  •  Keith Michell  •  David Collings

The assassination of the would be ruler of Rome at the hands of Brutus and company has tragic consequences for Brutus and the republic.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Herbert Wise
CAST:  Richard Pasco  •  Charles Gray  •  Keith Michell  •  David Collings

The Vacillations of Poppy Carew (1995)

Adaptation of the novel by Mary Wesley.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Cellan Jones
CAST:  Tara Fitzgerald  •  Owen Teale  •  Daniel Massey  •  Samuel West

Adaptation of the novel by Mary Wesley.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Cellan Jones
CAST:  Tara Fitzgerald  •  Owen Teale  •  Daniel Massey  •  Samuel West

The Comedy of Errors (1983)

Aegeon of Syracuse has come to Ephesus to seek his son, who went in search of his missing twin and mother months ago. Too bad that Ephesus has just declared war on Syracuse, and will instantly put to death any Syracusean found within their borders unless a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Cellan Jones
CAST:  Cyril Cusack  •  Charles Gray  •  Nicolas Chagrin  •  Nick Burnell

Aegeon of Syracuse has come to Ephesus to seek his son, who went in search of his missing twin and mother months ago. Too bad that Ephesus has just declared war on Syracuse, and will instantly put to death any Syracusean found within their borders unless a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Cellan Jones
CAST:  Cyril Cusack  •  Charles Gray  •  Nicolas Chagrin  •  Nick Burnell

For Your Eyes Only (1981)

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A British spy ship has sunk and on board was a hi-tech encryption device. James Bond is sent to find the device that holds British launching instructions before the enemy Soviets get to it first.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Glen
CAST:  Roger Moore  •  Carole Bouquet  •  Chaim Topol  •  Lynn-Holly Johnson

A British spy ship has sunk and on board was a hi-tech encryption device. James Bond is sent to find the device that holds British launching instructions before the enemy Soviets get to it first.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Glen
CAST:  Roger Moore  •  Carole Bouquet  •  Chaim Topol  •  Lynn-Holly Johnson

Defence of the Realm (1986)

A reporter Mullen 'stumbles' on a story linking a prominent Member of Parliament to a KGB agent. In fact it is also linked to a near Nuclear disaster involving a teenage runaway and an Americal USAF base. Has there been a Government cover-up,Mullen teams up with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Drury
CAST:  Gabriel Byrne  •  Greta Scacchi  •  Denholm Elliott  •  Ian Bannen

A reporter Mullen 'stumbles' on a story linking a prominent Member of Parliament to a KGB agent. In fact it is also linked to a near Nuclear disaster involving a teenage runaway and an Americal USAF base. Has there been a Government cover-up,Mullen teams up with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Drury
CAST:  Gabriel Byrne  •  Greta Scacchi  •  Denholm Elliott  •  Ian Bannen

A Tap on the Shoulder (1965)

Ken's Loach's first production for The Wednesday Play is a story of a group of criminals planning a robbery, with the unwitting aid of a wealthy, well-connected society acquaintance. But who is the greater villain?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Loach
CAST:  Lee Montague  •  Richard Shaw  •  Judith Smith  •  Griffith Davies

Ken's Loach's first production for The Wednesday Play is a story of a group of criminals planning a robbery, with the unwitting aid of a wealthy, well-connected society acquaintance. But who is the greater villain?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Loach
CAST:  Lee Montague  •  Richard Shaw  •  Judith Smith  •  Griffith Davies

Theban Plays: Antigone (1986)

In a final battle for the control of Thebes, Oedipus's two sons kill each other. Creon issues an order that no one is to bury Polynices upon pain of death. But Antigone is determined that her brother's body will have the proper rites of burial.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Taylor
CAST:  Juliet Stevenson  •  Gwen Taylor  •  Patrick Barr  •  Paul Daneman

In a final battle for the control of Thebes, Oedipus's two sons kill each other. Creon issues an order that no one is to bury Polynices upon pain of death. But Antigone is determined that her brother's body will have the proper rites of burial.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Taylor
CAST:  Juliet Stevenson  •  Gwen Taylor  •  Patrick Barr  •  Paul Daneman

Thirteen to Centaurus (1965)

Interstellar travel at sub-light speeds: the enormous distances, isolation from human culture and the aching loneliness of space are enough to drive the strongest personality insane. Better to block all memories of human contact and to program the 12-strong crew to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Potter
CAST:  Donald Houston  •  James Hunter  •  John Abineri  •  Noel Johnson

Interstellar travel at sub-light speeds: the enormous distances, isolation from human culture and the aching loneliness of space are enough to drive the strongest personality insane. Better to block all memories of human contact and to program the 12-strong crew to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Potter
CAST:  Donald Houston  •  James Hunter  •  John Abineri  •  Noel Johnson

Concorde (1966)

An Anglo-French production, directed by Pierre Jallaud, and for Open University Productions. This is a background sketch on the about-to-be-unveiled supersonic airplane.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pierre Jallaud
CAST:  Noel Johnson

An Anglo-French production, directed by Pierre Jallaud, and for Open University Productions. This is a background sketch on the about-to-be-unveiled supersonic airplane.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pierre Jallaud
CAST:  Noel Johnson

Mrs Davenport (1970)

Life is comfortable for the Davenports as Mr Davenport is about to retire, but now that life has become routine and dull could he be looking for a last fling elsewhere?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Duguid
CAST:  Angela Baddeley  •  Harriet Harper  •  Joyce Heron  •  Noel Johnson

Life is comfortable for the Davenports as Mr Davenport is about to retire, but now that life has become routine and dull could he be looking for a last fling elsewhere?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Duguid
CAST:  Angela Baddeley  •  Harriet Harper  •  Joyce Heron  •  Noel Johnson

The Snow Goose (1971)

Based upon Paul Gallico's delicate novel, Patrick Garland's Golden Globe winning The Snow Goose is a stark and hauntingly beautiful drama set amongst the striking scenery of the Essex salt marshes during the early years of WWII. A bearded Richard Harris leads the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patrick Garland
CAST:  Jenny Agutter  •  Richard Harris  •  Graham Crowden  •  Freda Bamford

Based upon Paul Gallico's delicate novel, Patrick Garland's Golden Globe winning The Snow Goose is a stark and hauntingly beautiful drama set amongst the striking scenery of the Essex salt marshes during the early years of WWII. A bearded Richard Harris leads the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patrick Garland
CAST:  Jenny Agutter  •  Richard Harris  •  Graham Crowden  •  Freda Bamford

Michael Regan (1971)

Under stress, Irish tenant farmer Michael Regan, suddenly snaps one day and locks himself in his home, threatening the lives of his wife and child.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Gorrie
CAST:  David Burke  •  Peter Howell  •  Joan Benham  •  Noel Johnson

Under stress, Irish tenant farmer Michael Regan, suddenly snaps one day and locks himself in his home, threatening the lives of his wife and child.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Gorrie
CAST:  David Burke  •  Peter Howell  •  Joan Benham  •  Noel Johnson

Doctor Who: The Underwater Menace (1967)

The TARDIS arrives on an extinct volcanic island. Before long, the travellers are captured and taken into the depths of the Earth, where they find a hidden civilisation — the lost city of Atlantis.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julia Smith
CAST:  Patrick Troughton  •  Anneke Wills  •  Michael Craze  •  Frazer Hines

The TARDIS arrives on an extinct volcanic island. Before long, the travellers are captured and taken into the depths of the Earth, where they find a hidden civilisation — the lost city of Atlantis.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julia Smith
CAST:  Patrick Troughton  •  Anneke Wills  •  Michael Craze  •  Frazer Hines

Doctor Who: Invasion of the Dinosaurs (1974)

The Third Doctor and Sarah arrive in 1970s London to find it has been evacuated because dinosaurs have appeared mysteriously. It turns out the dinosaurs are being brought to London via a time machine to further a plan to revert London to a pre-technological level.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paddy Russell
CAST:  Jon Pertwee  •  Elisabeth Sladen  •  Nicholas Courtney  •  Richard Franklin

The Third Doctor and Sarah arrive in 1970s London to find it has been evacuated because dinosaurs have appeared mysteriously. It turns out the dinosaurs are being brought to London via a time machine to further a plan to revert London to a pre-technological level.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paddy Russell
CAST:  Jon Pertwee  •  Elisabeth Sladen  •  Nicholas Courtney  •  Richard Franklin