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Screen Two: The Vision


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by William Nicholson
Starring Dirk Bogarde as James Marriner
Lee Remick as Grace Gardner
Europe is about to be invaded from the skies - by satellite TV. Whoever gains supremacy over the airwaves will have a voice of unprecedented power. The People Channel is determined to have that power. The Vision is a story of dirty tricks, dangerous ideals, and one man's struggle to deal with the truth.
Dirk Bogarde in 'The Servant' Tuesday. 9.00pm
FEATURE: page 82 and FILMS: page 14


Writer: William Nicholson
Script editor: Richard Langridge
Photography: Russ Walker
Designer: Gerald Murphy
Editor: Tim Kruydenberg
Produced By: David M. Thompson
Directed By: Norman Stone
James Marriner: Dirk Bogarde
Grace Gardner: Lee Remick
Helen Marriner: Eileen Atkins
Jo Marriner: Helena Bonham Carter
Bill Freed: Paul Maxwell
Charlie Parrott: Philip O'Brien
Channel president: Bruce Boa
Mary: Lynda Bellingham
Lord Mallory: Alan Curtis
Richard Beck: David Lyon
Margaret: Lisabeth Miles
Derek Miles: Richard Cubison
Geoffrey Gilman: Bruce Montague
John Harvey: Michael Lees
Jenkins: Philip Goldacre
Agent: Tony Phillips
Agent: Frank Rozelaar-Green
Carson: Alan Rowlands
Party hostess: Elizabeth Baker
Pressman: James Frank Benson
Pressman: Josh Richards
Studio director: Hugh Thomas

About this project

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.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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