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: The Island

A Japanese film.
The story of a family's ceaseless efforts to support themselves on a waterless Japanese island.


Director: Kaneto Shindo
Music: Hikaru Hayashi
Toyo: Nobuko Otowa
Senta: Taiji Tonoyama
Taro: Shinju Tanaka
Jiro: Masanori Horimoto

: Cricket: England v. The West Indies: First Test Match

at Old Trafford, Manchester.
On BBC-1 from 6.10
(to 18.10)

: Pick of the Month

Highlights from some of the programmes seen on BBC-2 during May.
Chosen and introduced by Michael Dean and Tony Bilbow.


Chosen by/Presenter: Michael Dean
Chosen by/Presenter: Tony Bilbow

: The Brothers Karamazov: Part 2: Madonna

by Fyodor Dostoevsky.
Dramatised in six parts by Frederick Gotfurt.

Father Zossima has bowed down before a murderer and banished Alyosha from the monastery to be near his brothers in the Father's prophesied time of tragedy.
Recorded in the BBC's Glasgow studio


Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky
Dramatised by: Frederick Gotfurt
Designer: Tony Abbott
Producer: Douglas Allen
Director: Alan Bridges
Fyodor Karamazov: John Barrie
Ivan Karamazov: Lyndon Brook
Smerdyakov: Alan Rowe
Grigory: Robert Sansom
Alyosha Karamazov: Nicholas Pennell
Mitya Karamazov: Ray Barrett
Katya: Deane Clare
Katya's maid: Frances Davison
Grushenka: Judith Stott
Samsonov's servant: Louise McLaren
Kuzma Samsonov: Norman Mitchell
Father Paissy: John Moore
Use Khokhlakoy: Jane Asher
Julia: Mary Holder
Mrs. Khokhlakov: Ann Castle
Father Zossima: Frederick Piper
Father Ferapont: John Tate
Wandering Monk: Kevin Stoney

: Whicker's World: People in Trouble

"Somebody's come out of the night to help"
Alan Whicker listens to People in Trouble.

Today the desperate and the wretched, the suicidal and the drug addicts, gamblers and neurotics. divorcees and alcoholics are finding salvation in the Anonymous Societies, which reach out to show them the way back. There is tragedy in this lonely world where emotional starvation drives some to self-destruction, others to misery - and it is happening right among us, today: that man in the bus, the woman next door... But fellow-sufferers will help, and just a few of us are ready to listen...


Presenter: Alan Whicker
Produced and directed by: Fred Burnley

: The Likely Lads: Outward Bound

Written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais.
Starring Rodney Bewes as Bob and James Bolam as Terry

(James Cossins is in "The Anniversary" at the Duke of York's Theatre, London)


Writer/Producer: Dick Clement
Writer: Ian La Frenais
Music: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Designer: Alan Hunter-Craig
Bob: Rodney Bewes
Terry: James Bolam
Jack: Donald McKillop
Cloughy: Bartlett Mullins
Cafe proprietor: Keith Roberts
Scoutmaster: James Cossins
Postmistress: Amy Dalby
Valerie: Nerys Hughes
Susan: Sandra Blaine

: The Sport Scene

The first programme in a new series capturing the outstanding action of the day's sport.
Introduced by David Vine.
Tonight's Sport Scene includes:

Cricket: The First Test: England v. The West Indies
at Old Trafford, Manchester.

Cycling: The Tour of Britain
reaching its halfway mark at Banbury.

Golf: Daks Professional Tournament
at Wentworth.

Every week:
Sports News
from John Crowest.
includes Close-of-play Cricket Scores, Late Racing Results
All the day's big sports stories.
See page 4


Presenter: David Vine
Item presenter (Sports News): John Crowest
Presented by: Bob Duncan
Editor: Phil Pilley

: News Summary

: Death Is a Good Living: Part 2

A thriller in four parts by Brian Degas and Tudor Gates.
From a novel by Philip Jones.
Starring Leonard Rossiter
with Don Borisenko, Geoffrey Toone, Michael Godfrey and Dallia Penn

Kozytours courier Norman Lynch, in Ireland to assassinate the Cuban rebel Ramon Aguirre, is alarmed when his young assistant Peter Virtanen slips off to do the killing on his own.
(First shown last Sunday)
Part 3: Sunday at 7.25


Writer: Brian Degas
Writer: Tudor Gates
From a novel by: Philip Jones
Producer: Alan Bromly
Director: Gerald Blake
Peter Virtanen: Don Borisenko
Ramon Aguirre: Michael Godfrey
Maria Salvedor: Dallia Penn
Jim Prescott: Geoffrey Toone
Norman Lynch: Leonard Rossiter

: Late Night Line-Up

A last look around the world of television with Denis Tuohy, Michael Dean, Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow and tonight's guests.


Presenter: Denis Tuohy
Presenter: Michael Dean
Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Presenter: Tony Bilbow

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