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: Americans

A series of 13 programmes which looks at figures in an American landscape.
10: The Film Star
At 15 Jodie Foster has already made 14 feature films - and star-red in six of them. Before that she made more than 50 commercials and was already a veteran actress before she became a teenager. Today she is an award-winning star, an international success, following in the footsteps of the legendary Shirley Temple and a score of others.

: Arena: Cinema

The Turning Point starring Shirley MacLaine , who talks of her life and career. Also Roseland, set in the famous dance hall.


Unknown: Shirley MacLaine

: Men of Ideas

10: The Philosophy of Language
This week Bryan Magee talks to John Searle, Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley.


Talks: Bryan Magee

: Simple Faith?

An exploration
What About the Church?
It has been said that Christianity hasn't been tried and found wanting, it's been found difficult and left untried. Is this the same for the church? Is our prejudice based on caricature or are we justified in expecting our churches to be more than they are?
In this final programme David Winter examines the evidence with George Hoffman , Mother Theresa and the Archbishop of Canterbury.


Unknown: David Winter
Unknown: George Hoffman
Producer: Norman Stone

: Rugby Special

Cardiff v The Barbarians
The Barbarians, the most famous rugby club in the world, field a star-studded side for the highlight of their Easter tour of Wales.
Cardiff, captained by Gerald Davies , are enjoying one of their best-ever seasons and should provide considerable opposition in a match bound to be played in the traditional Barbarian manner.
Commentator at Cardiff Arms Park
Series producer BILL TAYLOR


Unknown: Gerald Davies
Unknown: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Director: Onllwyn Brace
Producer: Bill Taylor

: News Review

A digest of the news of the week and other world matters of interest seen by news cameras around the world. The interesting, the picturesque, the important and the dramatic plus a visual commentary for those who cannot hear, with Richard Whitmore


Unknown: Richard Whitmore
Editor: Bill Northwood

: The World About Us

The Passion of Pernambuco Written and narrated by PATRICK O'DONOVAN
The remarkable story of how 500 peasant farmers in the harsh north-east region of Brazil gave up their life on the land to build a living replica of Jerusalem as it was 2,000 years ago. Now they dedicate their lives almost entirely to a spectacular once-yearly six-day re-creation of Christ's Passion.
Forty thousand people from all over Brazil come to take part rather than to watch, but it is more than a theatrical performance, it is a moving religious experience which moves some of its participants to grief.
Zimbabwe Passion: Everyman, 10.35 BBC1


Unknown: Patrick O'Donovan
Producer: Bob Saunders
Editors: Michael Andrews
Editors: Anthony Isaacs
Jesus: Carlos Reis
Mary: Diva Mendonca
Herod/Judas: Ednaldo Lucena
Pilate: Jose Pimental

: Esther Waters

by GEORGE MOORE The Classic Serial
Dramatised in four parts by DOUGLAS LIVINGSTONE
Part 3: Abandoned by William, spurned by society, Esther faces the daunting prospect of bringing up her child alone.


Unknown: George Moore
Producer: Richard Beynon
Director: Jane Howell
Esther: Gabrielle Lloyd
Jackie: Adam Stafford
Mrs Lewis: Constance Chapman
Fred Parsons: David Burke
Rice: Georgine Anderson
Mrs Parsons: Gwen Nelson
William: James Laurenson
Barman: Harry Jones

: News on 2


: The Lively Arts

This morning Pope Paul VI celebrated mass on the steps of St Peter's in Rome and gave his blessing to 100,000 tourists and pilgrims crammed into the great Piazza.
Over three centuries ago Bernini designed this grandest outdoor ceremonial space in the world: perhaps in the entire history of architecture. Born 1598, died 1680,
Gian Lorenzo Bernini worked for eight popes and, as well as the colonnade outside, he enriched the interior of the Basilica.
But not all his art was religious. Four of Rome's most famous and exuberant fountains are his, and some of the finest and most erotic marble carvings.
Robert Hughes describes the long and fascinating life and the spectacular art of this master of the Baroque. From child prodigy to the ' secular cardinal' of Italian art, Bernini was a prolific painter, sculptor, architect and engineer. The scale and detail of his monu- ments make a feast of theatrical effects and visual pleasure.
Film cameraman JOHN MCGLASHAN


Unknown: Robert Hughes
Unknown: John McGlashan
Editor: Martin Crump
Producer: Lorna Pegram

: Caught in Time

Featuring the rediscovered work of amateur cameramen and ' home-movie ' makers of the 20s and 30s. Introduced by James Cameron
At the end of 1939, most amateur cameramen put their cameras away for the next six years. Tonight's programme, the last in the present series, looks at Germany and Britain on the eve of World War II.
Film editors KATE RIVERS, les FILBY Series producer DAVID COLLISON Presented by KATHLEEN DARBY


Introduced By: James Cameron
Presented By: Kathleen Darby

: Sunday Cinema: The Graduate

A film starring Dustin Hoffman Anne Bancroft , Katharine Ross with William Daniels , Elizabeth Wilson After graduating with honours Benjamin Braddock returns home from college. At a party given for him his parents' friends bore him with polite, futile conversation. But then he meets Mrs Robinson ... Director
MIKE NICHOLS. Films: page 9


Unknown: Dustin Hoffman
Unknown: Anne Bancroft
Unknown: Katharine Ross
Unknown: William Daniels
Unknown: Elizabeth Wilson
Unknown: Benjamin Braddock
Unknown: Mrs Robinson
Unknown: Mike Nichols.
Mrs Robinson: Anne Bancroft
Ben Braddock: Dustin Hoffman
Elaine Robinson: Katharine Ross
Mr Braddock: William Daniels
Mr Robinson: Murray Hamilton
Mrs Braddock: Elizabeth Wilson
Carl Smith: Brian Avery
Mr Maguire: Walter Brooke
Mr McCleery: Norman Fell
Mrs Singleman: Alice Ghostley

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