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The Guns of Navarone

Explosive World War II action yarn in which a group of crack commandos are assembled for an apparently impossible mission.

The team, made up of Allied and Greek soldiers with specialist talents, attempt to destroy the seemingly impregnable German artillery units on the Greek island of Navarone and in turn free 2,000 British soldiers on Kiros, an island in the Aegean.

Release date:

2 hours, 30 minutes

Last on

Sat 28 Dec 2013 17:00
BBC Two except Northern Ireland


Role Contributor
Captain Keith MalloryGregory Peck
Cpl MillerDavid Niven
Pte 'Butcher' BrownStanley Baker
Col Andrea StavrosAnthony Quinn
Maj Roy FranklinAnthony Quayle
Pte Spyros PappadimosJames Darren
Maria PappadimosIrene Papas
AnnaGia Scala
Commodore Jensen/Prologue NarratorJames Robertson Justice
Squadron Leader Howard Barnsby RAAFRichard Harris
CohnBryan Forbes
Maj BakerAllan Cuthbertson
DirectorJ Lee Thompson
ProducerCarl Foreman
WriterCarl Foreman
AuthorAlistair MacLean