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: Holiday

Cheerful 1950s short.

: She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

Alex Cox introduces this classic
John Ford western starring John Wayne.
A US Cavalry officer suffers a setback on his last mission and is "retired" before he can take further action. In order to avert an American Indian war, he decides to act on his own. Review page 48.
(1949, PG) John Ford 's Wagonmaster is at 11.30pm Barry Norman 's Greatest Hits, plus DVD offer: page 53


Introduces: Alex Cox
Unknown: John Ford
Unknown: John Wayne.
Unknown: John Ford
Unknown: Barry Norman
Captain Brittles: John Wayne
Olivia: Joanne Dru
Lieutenant Cohill: John Aqar
Tyree: Ben Johnson
Lieutenant Pennell: Harry Carey Jr
Sergeant Ouincannon: Victor McLaqlen

: Reputations

Profile examining the heroic image of movie star John Wayne.


Unknown: John Wayne.

: How the West Was Lost

America's fascination with the Wild West.
See choice, page 56.

: Wagonmaster

Sweeping western, introduced by Alex Cox , starring Ben Johnson. In 1879, a Mormon wagon train heads west to establish new settlements. With two young horse traders to guide them, they encounter travelling entertainers and American Indians. Review p48.
Director John Ford (1950, PG)


Introduced By: Alex Cox
Unknown: Ben Johnson.
Director: John Ford

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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.

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