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.


  • 2010-01-01 14:25:00 - 2010-01-01 16:55:00 on BBC Two Scotland, BBC Two Northern Ireland, BBC Two Wales, BBC Two England,


  • Capt Keith Mallory Gregory Peck
  • Cpl Miller David Niven
  • Pte 'Butcher' Brown Anthony Quinn
  • Col Andrea Stavros Stanley Baker
  • Maj Roy Franklin Anthony Quayle
  • Pte Spyros Pappadimos James Darren
  • Maria Pappadimos Irene Papas
  • Anna Gia Scala
  • Commodore Jensen/Prologue Narrator James Robertson Justice
  • Squadron Leader Howard Barnsby RAAF Richard Harris
  • Cohn Bryan Forbes
  • Maj Baker Allan Cuthbertson
  • Director J Thompson
  • Producer Carl Foreman
  • Writer Carl Foreman
  • Writer Alistair MacLean