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The Third Man: The Best Policy


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A second showing of the film series starring Michael Rennie as Harry Lime.

A chance meeting in an airport reminds Harry Lime of the life of crime he once led and how a beautiful young girl and her evil father influenced that life.
BBC film release

10.55-11.15 Flashback: A film report of the week.
11.15-11.25 Saturday Night-Cap: Bedtime at Bristol Zoo, followed by Weather and Close Down


Story and teleplay by: John Player
Director: Julian Amyes
Producer: Felix Jackson
Harry Lime: Michael Rennie
Martha Gessler: Venetia Stevenson
Baron Mecklin: Andre Van Gyseghem
Gardoni: David Lander
Madame Pressard: Miki Iveria
Cyras Proctor: Lee Hamilton
Johnson: Kevin Stoney
Mrs Gessler: Harriette Johns
Bradford Webster: Jonathan Harris

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