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Born Free


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A feature film starring
Virginia McKenna , Bill Travers
George Adamson , a Senior Game Warden in Kenya, brings home three baby lion cubs, whose mother he has shot. With his wife Joy, he succeeds in rearing them and Joy becomes particularly attached to the smallest, Elsa. based on the books by joy ADAMSON Director JAMES HILL. Films: pages 16-17


Unknown: Virginia McKenna
Unknown: Bill Travers
Unknown: George Adamson
Unknown: Joy Adamson
Director: James Hill.
Joy Adamson: Virginia McKenna
George Adamson: Bill Travers
Kendall: Geoffrey Keen
Nuru: Peter Luckoye
Makkede: Omar Chambati
Sam: Bill Godden
Baker: Bryan Epsom
Ken: Robert Cheetham
James: Robert Young

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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.

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.

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