BBC iPlayer adds RKO Classics


BBC iPlayer have added a tantalising list of classic movies from Hollywood’s Golden Age. All produced by RKO Pictures, the additions include Citizen Kane (1941), King Kong (1933), Top Hat (1935) and Bringing Up Baby (1938).

The full collection can be found under the Silver Screen Classics banner on BBC Player. They will be available to watch for over a year.

Controller of BBC iPlayer Dan McGolpin said “It’s really exciting to bring this fantastic selection of classic movies from RKO Pictures to viewers on BBC iPlayer. Many people can now discover these inspiring pieces of cinema for the first time and will see some of Hollywood’s finest performances from its best-loved stars. This is the perfect complement to the classic TV series that we have recently added and together with our freshest shows, from Normal People to Killing Eve, it means that BBC iPlayer has more for you to choose from than ever before.”

This selection of some of Hollywood’s finest films bring to Player many of the biggest stars of the era. Film fans will be treated to Orson Welles, John Wayne, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Katherine Hepburn, Cary Grant and many other giants of cinema.

Film fans have the chance to re-visit some of their past favourites, while newcomers to the era can discover classics which endure through the generations.

The full list of Silver Screen Classics is as follows:

  • Angel Face
  • Beautiful But Dangerous
  • Blackbeard, The Pirate
  • Bringing Up Baby
  • Carefree
  • Citizen Kane
  • Fort Apache (1948)
  • King Kong (1933)
  • Kitty Foyle
  • Love Affair (1939)
  • Magnificent Ambersons
  • Mr Blandings Builds His Dreamhouse
  • My Favourite Wife
  • She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
  •  Suspicion
  • The Gay Divorce
  • The Miracle of the Bells
  •  The Sky’s the Limit
  •  The Spanish Main
  •  The Velvet Touch
  • Top Hat
  • Vivacious Lady
  • Wagon Master

These Silver Screen Classics are available to stream on BBC iPlayer for over a year.

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