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: Dear Brigitte

starring James Stewart with Fabian and Brigitte Bardot as herself
Robert Leaf , absent-minded professor and poet, teaches at Coronia College and lives on an ancient ferryboat in San Francisco Bay. He is greatly disturbed when his 8-year-old son proves to be a mathematical prodigy while developing a crush on Brigitte Bardot.
Screenplay by HAL KANTER
Based on a novel by JOHN HAASE
Produced and directed by HENRY KOSTER


Unknown: James Stewart
Unknown: Brigitte Bardot
Unknown: Robert Leaf
Unknown: Brigitte Bardot.
Unknown: Hal Kanter
Novel By: John Haase
Directed By: Henry Koster
Robert Leaf: James Stewart
Kenneth: Fabian
Vina: Glynis Johns
Pandora: Cindy Carol
Erasmus: Billy Mumy
Upjohn: John Williams
Dr Volker: Jack Kruschen
George: Charles Robinson
Dean Sawyer: Howard Freeman

: International Tennis

The Barratt World Doubles Championship
Further coverage from the Royal Albert Hall , London.


Unknown: Albert Hall
Producers: Johnnie Watherston
Producers: Alastair Scott

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: Raining Batons

Fishtails, thumbflips, aerials, walkovers and double-illusions-the language of the glittering, esoteric sport of baton twirling.
Last August the top 80 of the world's 200,000 twirlers met in Milan for the 1983 Championships. This film follows European Champion Lesley Wood From Glasgow and the 1982 Men's World Champion, Glenn Bittend bender from the United States, through their preparations.
Kilm cameraman Garry Morrison Film editor chris mason
Director KEN MACGREGOR. BBC Scotland


Unknown: Glenn Bittend
Unknown: Gordon Forsyth
Unknown: Garry Morrison
Producer: Keith Alexander
Director: Ken MacGregor.

: Open Space

Freedom Fighter Lives Forever
Freedom Fighter are a rock band living on borrowed time. The drummer thumps his kit from a wheelchair. Before the lead guitarist can play, someone must rub warmth into his fingers. The bass player rests his guitar on a converted bedtable, and the rhythm guitarist needs help getting the strap over his shoulder.
With all their problems it's a miracle they ever started playing music-music with a message for the able-bodied.
Film cameraman MIKE WILKIE
Assistant producer Paul Pierrot Producer JEREMY GIBSON
Made by the Community Programme Unit With FREEDOM FIGHTER


Unknown: Mike Wilkie
Producer: Paul Pierrot
Producer: Jeremy Gibson

: Captain Horatio Hornblower

The feature film starring
Gregory Peck ,
Virginia Mayo England is at war with France and Spain as Captain Hornblower sails on a secret mission to obtain supplies from a Spanish rebel, the bloodthirsty El Supremo. The courageous Captain and his crew are involved in action-packed adventures in this adaptation of three of C. S. Forester 's novels.
Screenplay by IVAN GOFF , BEN ROBERTS and AENKAS MACKENZIE from the novels by c s forester
Produced and directed by raoul walsh


Unknown: Gregory Peck
Unknown: Virginia Mayo England
Unknown: C. S. Forester
Unknown: Ivan Goff
Unknown: Ben Roberts
Unknown: Aenkas MacKenzie
Directed By: Raoul Walsh
Captain Hornblower: Gregory Peck
Lady Barbara: Virginia Mayo
Lt Bush: Robert Beatty
Quist: James Robertson Justice
Leighton: Denis O'Dea
Lt Crystal: Moultrie Kelsall
2nd Lt Gerard: Terence Morgan
Polwheal: Richard Hearne
Longley: James Kenney
Hebe: Ingborg Wells
El Supremo: Alec Mango

: The Hello Goodbye Man

First of six programmes by DAVID NOBBS starring Ian Lavender Mary Tamm
Paul Chapman and Dominic Guard
Denis Ailing is understandably nervous about his interview at Cookham's Cures for the job of salesman: he has, after all, absolutely no experience, and is extremely self-conscious about his age -42. With the timely assistance of a pep pill (or two) he impresses Mr Cookham , and a bright new future as a salesman lies ahead: or does it?
Film cameramanBILL DUDMAN
Film editor gerry barwick
Lighting director JOHN GREEN Designer DAVID LASKEY
Produced and directed by ALAN J. W. BELL


Unknown: David Nobbs
Unknown: Ian Lavender
Unknown: Mary Tamm
Unknown: Paul Chapman
Unknown: Denis Ailing
Unknown: Mr Cookham
Unknown: Bill Dudman
Editor: Gerry Barwick
Director: John Green
Designer: David Laskey
Directed By: Alan J. W. Bell
Denis Ailing: Ian Lavender
Jennifer Reynoldston: Mary Tamm
Ken Harrington: Paul Chapman
Glenn Harris: Dominic Guard
Mr Cookham: Peter Russell
Mr Trenchard: Keith Smith
Doctor: James Taylor
Mr Ellington: Terence Conoley
Mrs Devonshire: Shirley Dixon
Dr Johnson: Tim Barrett

: Forty Minutes

... of documentary
A series of films portraying issues, institutions and individuals. 1984- Voices in a City
In 1948 George Orwell wrote his novel Nineteen Eighty-four, an imaginary account of what life in Britain might be like in that year. Of his book,
Orwell said: 'I do not believe that the kind of society I describe will arrive, but I believe that something resembling it could arrive.' This film looks at the reality of living in Britain today in 1984. Film cameraman ALEX HANSEN Film recordist TERRY LUCKING Film editor RAY FRAWLEY
Executive producer ROGER mils Director TED CLISBY


Unknown: George Orwell
Unknown: Alex Hansen
Unknown: Terry Lucking
Editor: Ray Frawley
Producer: Roger Mils
Director: Ted Clisby

: World Darts

The Embassy World Professional Championship
Highlights of the third quarter-final of the major championship in the darts calendar, introduced by TONY GUBBA from the stage of Jollees Showclub, Stoke-on-Trent.


Introduced By: Tony Gubba
Unknown: Jollees Showclub
Unknown: Sid Waddell

: Newsnight

JOHN TUSA , PETER SNOW and DONALD MACCORMICK , with JOAN BAKEWELL , present reports, interviews, analysis.


Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: World Darts

The Embassy World Professional Championship Further coverage from the Jollees Showclub, Stoke-on-Trent.

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