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We have produced a Style Guide to help editors follow a standard format when editing a listing. If you are unsure how best to edit this programme please take a moment to read it.
Richard Attenborough 's epic biographical drama, starring
Ben Kingsley , starts a themed evening in the Attenborough at 80 season celebrating the cinema veteran's birthday on Friday. An Arena special follows the film.
Southern Africa, 1893: a young lawyer is thrown off a train for refusing to travel second class because of the colour of his skin. Spurred on to liberate his oppressed countrymen, Gandhi engages in a long struggle to change the system by peaceful revolution. His return to India in 1915 begins a course of events that will shape world history and affect the lives of millions. Widescreen. Rim of the week: page 37
(1982, PG) (S) (W) Film Trivia: page 47


Unknown: Richard Attenborough
Unknown: Ben Kingsley
Mahatma Gandhi: Ben Kingsley
Margaret Bourke-White: Candice Bergen
General Dyer: Edward Fox
Lord Irwin: John Gielgud
Judge Broomfeld: Trevor Howard
The Viceroy: John Mills
Walker: Martin Sheen
Kasturba Gandhi: Rohini Hattangady
Charlie Andrews: Ian Charleson
General Smuts: Athol Fugard
Herman Kallenbach Gunther: Maria Halmer
Sardar Patel: Saeed Jaffrey
Mirabehn: Geraldine James
Mohammed Ali Jinnah: Alyque Padamsee
Khan: Amrish Pun
Pandit Nehru: Roshan Seth
Senior police officer: Ian Bannen
Principal Secretary: Michael Bryant
Advocate General: John Clements
Collins: Richard Griffiths
Kinnoch: Nigel Hawthorne
GOC: Bernard Hepton
Sir George Hodge: Michael Hordern
Lord Mountbatten: Peter Harlowe
Lady Mountbatten: Jane Myerson

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