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A Bridge Too Far


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.
The last part of tonight's Attenborough at 80 celebration is this Second World War drama based on a true story.
September 1944: a military operation aimed at securing six bridges leading to Germany does not go according to plan. A British contingent has orders to secure the last bridge at Arnhem before moving into the Ruhr area, but the plan runs into trouble. Widescreen. Review page 42.
Director Richard Attenborough (1977, 15) (S) (W) An Attenborough at SO double bill starts with In Which We Serve tomorrow at 11am


Director: Richard Attenborough
Lt Gen Frederick Browning: Dirk Bogarde
Staff Sgt Eddie Dohun: James Caan
Lt Col Joe Vandeleur: Michael Caine
Maj Gen Robert Urquhart: Sean Connery
Lt Gen Brian Horrocks: Edward Fox
Colonel Bobby Stout: Elliott Gould
Maj Gen Stanislaw Sosabowski: Gene Hackman
Lt Col John Frost: Anthony Hopkins
Maj Gen Ludwig: Hardy Kruger
Dr Spaander: Laurence Olivier
Brig Gen James M Gavin: Ryan O'Neal
Major Julian Cook: Robert Redford
Lt Gen Bittrich: Maximilian Schell

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