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The World About Us


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The Truth About Red Cloud,
General Custer. Butch Cassidy ... and John Wayne
' Yessir ... if you've seen it on those Western movies, it first happened on the Powder.'
The American West - nowhere else in the world has been so saturated in fiction. But, to producer Tim Slessor , who once lived there, the reality is much more dramatic than the myth.
This film tells the story of just one small area: the Powder River Basin of Wyoming. Here, in its original edition, happened almost everything that has gone to make the West the legend that it has become. This was the final strong-hold of the Sioux. Later came English and Scots m'luds, who aimed to make their fortunes as cattle-barons. Later still came the Wild Bunch - led by Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. But,as this film discloses, they were noTkilled in an Andean shoot-out. Yessir ... it first happened on the Powder.
Producer TIM SLESSOR Series editors


Unknown: John Wayne
Producer: Tim Slessor
Producer: Tim Slessor
Unknown: Anthony Isaacs.
Unknown: Michael Andrews

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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