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Rumpole of the Bailey: Series 3 (1983)

8.5/10
Director: Various
Starring: Leo McKern

Leo McKern returns for a third series as the curmudgeonly defence lawyer Horace Rumpole. While crime doesn't exactly pay, at least it's a living. This... Read more

Rumpole of the Bailey: Series 4 (1987)

8.5/10
Starring: Leo McKern

London's most disheveled barrister returns for a fourth series of the genre-defining 'Rumpole of the Bailey'. Flawless writing by John Mortimer and st... Read more

Rumpole of the Bailey: Series 2 (1979)

8.5/10
Starring: Leo McKern

Opinionated and set in his ways, the portly and curmudgeonly Horace Rumpole (Leo McKern) powers forth in his daily quest for justice. In this second s... Read more

Rumpole of the Bailey: Series 6 (1991)

8.5/10
Director: Various
Starring: Leo McKern, Marion Mack

Q.C. John Mortimer's satirical look at criminal law and the Old Bailey continues in this sixth series. Horace Rumpole makes his way through six compel... Read more

Rumpole of the Bailey: Series 1 (1978)

8.5/10
Director: Herbert Wise, Graham Evans
Starring: Leo McKern, Derek Benfield

Leo McKern stars as 'the Old Bailey hack' Rumpole, in his best-known and best-loved role. The portly Rumpole refuses to prosecute in the cases he acce... Read more

Rumpole of the Bailey: Series 5 (1988)

8.5/10
Director: Various
Starring: Leo McKern, Marion Mack

Q.C. John Mortimer's satirical look at criminal law and the Old Bailey continues in this fifth series. Horace Rumpole makes his way through six compel... Read more

The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961)

7.2/10
Director: Val Guest
Starring: Janet Munro, Leo McKern, Edward Judd

Nuclear test explosions send the planet off its axis and on a collision course with the sun in this atmospheric doomsday thriller from England. A land... Read more

Rumpole of the Bailey: Series 7 (1992)

8.5/10
Director: Bill Hays
Starring: Leo McKern, Robin Bailey, Julian Curry

In the seventh and final series of the multi-award winning programme, rumpled barrister Horace Rumpole (Leo McKern) defends the Timson family who are... Read more

Massacre In Rome (1973)

6.6/10
Director: George Pan Cosmatos
Starring: Richard Burton, Marcello Mastroianni, Leo McKern

A chilling drama about a priest (Marcello Mastroianni) opposing a Nazi colonel (Richard Burton) who must execute 330 Italian hostages in retaliation f... Read more

Time Without Pity (1957)

6.9/10
Director: Joseph Losey
Starring: Ann Todd, Leo McKern, Michael Redgrave, Peter Cushing

David Graham (Michael Redgrave) is an alcoholic father who arrives in London after his release from an American sanatorium. His son has been sentenced... Read more

The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981)

7/10
Director: Karel Reisz
Starring: Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons, Leo McKern, Hilton McRae

Harold Pinter wrote the screenplay adapted from John Fowles' novel. A hauntingly beautiful film starring Meryl Streep and Jeremy Irons, about a woman... Read more

Travelling North (1986)

7/10
Director: Carl Schultz
Starring: Leo McKern, Julia Blake, Graham Kennedy, Henri Szeps

Leo McKern gives a grand performance as a crabby retiree, whose dream of living undisturbed 'up north' in Queensland with his new found divorcee, is c... Read more

Rumpole of the Bailey: Rumpole's Return (1980)

8.5/10
Director: John Glenister
Starring: Leo McKern, Peter Bowles, Patricia Hodge, Patsy Smart

In a stand alone feature-length episode that follows on from the end of series 2, Rumpole (Leo McKern) has retired and moved to Florida to be closer t... Read more

The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother (1975)

6.1/10
Director: Gene Wilder
Starring: Dom DeLuise, Gene Wilder, Leo McKern, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman

Having spent decades living in the shadow of his renowned sibling, the brother of Sherlock Holmes finally gets the chance to shine when he is called u... Read more

King and Country (1964)

Director: Joseph Losey
Starring: Barry Foster, Dirk Bogarde, Leo McKern, Simone Signoret, Tom Courtenay

In Joseph Losey's stirring World War I saga, Dirk Bogarde is a no-nonsense British captain assigned to defend fellow soldier Tom Courtenay, accused of... Read more

The Blue Lagoon / Return to the Blue Lagoon (1980)

Director: Randal Kleiser, William A Graham
Starring: Brooke Shields, Christopher Atkins, Leo McKern, William Daniels, Milla Jovovich,...

A dvd double feature of survival, discovery and natural love. "The Blue Lagoon" (1980, 100 mins) stars Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins as the sh... Read more

Alice In Wonderland (1966)

7.2/10
Director: Jonathan Miller
Starring: Wilfrid Brambell, Peter Cook, John Gielgud, Leo McKern, Michael Redgrave, Peter...

Lewis Carroll's classic children's story has long proved fertile ground for Freudian analysis, surrealists, social historians, literary critics and fi... Read more

The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968)

7.2/10
Director: Michael Anderson
Starring: Anthony Quinn, Oskar Werner, David Janssen, Vittorio De Sica, Leo McKern, John G...

From Morris L. West's bestseller, this is both an urgent tale of geopolitical intrigue and a fascinating look at Vatican procedure. Anthony Quinn play... Read more

Dad and Dave - On Our Selection (1995)

6.5/10
Director: George Whaley
Starring: Leo McKern, Joan Sutherland, Geoffrey Rush, Ray Barrett, Barry Otto, Nicholas Ea...

Based on the comedic stories and plays of Steele Rudd (a pseudonym for writer Arthur Hoey) following the Rudd family as they leave behind their city l... Read more

Henrik Ibsen Collection - 10 Plays (1992)

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Michael Redgrave, Judi Dench, Michael Gambon, Anthony Hopkins, D...

Contains star-studded BBC productions of ten of Ibsen's plays. Considered the father of modern realistic drama he wrote about the values of Victorian... Read more

David Williamson Collection: Don's Party (1975) / The Removalists (1975) / Travelling North (1987) / The Four Minute Mile (1988) (1975)

8.5/10
Director: Bruce Beresford, Carl Schultz, Jim Goddard, Tom Jeffrey
Starring: Graham Kennedy, John Hargreaves, Ray Barrett, Peter Cummins, Leo McKern, Julia B...

David Williamson is considered one of Australia's greatest living playwrights. Writing contemporary stories about sex, sports and social politics. Mo... Read more

A Man for All Seasons ( Blu-ray ) (1966)

7.9/10
Director: Fred Zinnemann
Starring: Corin Redgrave, John Hurt, Leo McKern, Nigel Davenport, Orson Welles, Paul Scofi...

Adapted by Robert Bolt and Constance Willis from Bolt's hit stage play, A Man for All Seasons stars Paul Scofield, triumphantly repeating his stage ro... Read more

Help! (1965)

7.3/10
Director: Richard Lester
Starring: Alfie Bass, Eleanor Bron, George Harrison, John Bluthal, John Lennon, Leo McKern...

Richard Lester's follow-up to 'A Hard Day's Night' doesn't try to assess the power and impact of the Beatles on popular culture, but creates as many c... Read more

A Man for All Seasons (1966)

7.9/10
Director: Fred Zinnemann
Starring: Wendy Hiller, John Hurt, Leo McKern, Paul Scofield, Robert Shaw, Orson Welles, S...

Adapted by Robert Bolt and Constance Willis from Bolt's hit stage play, this is a literate, penetrating treatment of the conflict between Thomas More... Read more

Reilly - Ace of Spies (1983)

8.3/10
Director: Martin Campbell, Jim Goddard
Starring: Sam Neill, Peter Egan, Ian Charleson, Tom Bell, David Burke, Leo McKern, Kenneth...

The real inspiration behind Ian Fleming's James Bond, Sam Neill is Sidney Reilly, true-life British spy. One heart-stopping mission after another tra... Read more

The Complete Ripping Yarns (1977)

Director: Alan J W Bell, Jim Franklin, Terry Hughes
Starring: John Cleese, Iain Cuthbertson, Denholm Elliott, Terry Jones, Roy Kinnear, Charle...

During a brief break-up of the Python gang in the mid to late 70s, BBC producer Terry Hughes approached Michael Palin and asked him to come up with a... Read more