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: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: Wayne in Action: The Fighting Kentuckian

Beginning a season of films starring the great American man of action, John Wayne. Also starring Vera Ralston , Philip Dorn
After Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo, 340 French families sought exile in Alabama. John Wayne plays brave Kentucky rifleman John Breen, whose love for a French general's daughter leads him to defend the settlers against his romantic rival, the wealthy Blake Randolph.
Produced by JOHN WAYNE
Written and directed by GEORGE WAGGNER . Films: page 16


Unknown: John Wayne.
Unknown: Vera Ralston
Unknown: Philip Dorn
Produced By: John Wayne
Directed By: George Waggner
John Breen: John Wayne
Fleurette DeMarchand: Vera Ralston
Colonel Georges Geraud: Philip Dorn
Willie Paine: Oliver Hardy
Ann Logan: Marie Windsor
Blake Randolph: John Howard

: Timewatch

An extra edition of the history programme presented by John Tusa War and Rumours of War
Preventing the Third World War
1984 opens amid the greatest fears of international tension and nuclear holocaust since the Cold War. Lord Bullock, biographer of British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin, talks about the foundation of NATO and how the West learnt to deal with the Soviet Union after the War. The Kitchener Enigma
In 1916 Lord Kitchener was drowned on his way to Russia. Now underwater pictures reveal clues as to how his ship, HMS Hampshire, was sunk. Will they lay to rest the rumour that still remains about the secrets surrounding the Imperial War Lord?
The Last Battle in England
In 1745 the Stuarts had their last chance of being restored to the English throne. Bonnie Prince Charlie reached Derby but then retreated. If he had marched on towards London, could he have seized the crown?
Executive producer TIMOTHY GARDAM Editor BRUCE NORMAN


Presented By: John Tusa
Producer: Timothy Gardam
Editor: Bruce Norman

: Fly on the Wall: Sailor

A frank account of life on the ocean wave in one of Her Majesty's ships 1:Last Run Ashore
This documentary serial of ten films, winner of six major prizes, including two British Academy Awards, is considered a television classic.
The story begins in the strip clubs of Devonport the night before HMS Ark Royal is due to thread her way out to sea through the trickiest harbour in the land to ports and seas known to mariners since the days of Raleigh.
Superb television. Riveting and revealing....
Outstandingly gripping stuff (OBSERVER)


Unknown: Patrick Turley
Producer: John Purdie

: Geoffrey Smith's World of Flowers

In the first of ten programmes, Geoffrey Smith traces the history and origins of the most regal of all our garden flowers, the lily.
He discovers its home is in places as far apart as North America, Europe, and the Far East, and that the plants we grow in our gardens are all descendants of these wild flowers.
Assistant producer ERICA GRIFFITHS Producer BRIAN DAVIES
Part 2 book (same title) £4.75 from booksellers from 19 January


Editor: Peter Ringsted
Producer: Erica Griffiths

: Pot Black 84

The second game of BBC2's International Snooker Championship for the 1984 Pot Black Trophy is between Willie Thome, of Leicester, and Tony Knowles, of Bolton, Lancashire.
They are both out to take the Championship from Steve Davis, the current holder.
Introduced by ALAN WEEKS Commentator TED LOWE Referee JOHN WILLIAMS
Producer JOHN G. SMITH BBC Pebble Mill
Geoffrey Smith traces the history of one of the hardiest species, Lilium candidum (Madonna Lily), originally cultivated as a medicinal plant: 8.35


Introduced By: Alan Weeks
Commentator: Ted Lowe
Unknown: John Williams
Producer: John G. Smith

: C. P. Snow's Strangers and Brothers

A serial in 13 parts dramatised by JULIAN BOND starring Shaughan Seymour and Sheila Ruskin with Peter Sallis
1:1927 The promise of a dazzling career at the Bar beckons Lewis Eliot to London; but his infatuation with the capricious Sheila Knight unsettles his plans for the future.
Cast in order of appearance:
Studio lighting PETER CATLETT Studio sound richard CHUBB Designer PAUL JOEL
Producer philip HINCHCLIFFE Directed by RONALD WILSON
0 FEATURE: page 8


Dramatised By: Julian Bond
Unknown: Shaughan Seymour
Unknown: Sheila Ruskin
Unknown: Peter Sallis
Music By: Kenyon Emrys-Roberts
Unknown: David Feig
Unknown: Peter Catlett
Unknown: Richard Chubb
Designer: Paul Joel
Producer: Philip Hinchcliffe
Directed By: Ronald Wilson
Lewis Eliot: Shaughan Seymour
Charles March: Martyn Jacobs
George Passant: Tom Wilkinson
Leicester landlady: Ursula Camm
Mr Eden: Ivor Roberts
Mrs Eden: Eileen Helsby
Sheila Knight: Sheila Ruskin
Dr Tom Devitt: William Whymper
Olive Calvert: Gillian Bailey
Jack Cotery: Michael Troughton
Mrs Knight: Ruth Trouncer
Mr Knight: James Cossins
Bishop: Buster Merryfield
Herbert Getliffe: Neil Stacy
Percy Hall: Tim Wylton
March's butler: George Ballantine
Katherine March: Emma Jacobs
Ann Simon CARMEN: Du Sautoy
Francis Getliffe: Paul Hastings
Leonard March: Peter Sallis
Waiter: John Richmond
Henriques: Michael Mellinger

: Newsnight

John Tusa , Peter Snow , Donald MacCormick and Joan Bakewell present the reports and interviews that matter with the analysis that counts.


Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Producers: Peter Bell
Producers: Tony Hall
Producers: Dave Stanford
Producers: John Morrell
Unknown: Mike Catherwood.
Unknown: John Wilkinson
Editor: Nick Guthrie
Editor: Paul Norris
Editor: David Dickinson

: The Twilight Zone

You're travelling through another dimension. A dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind ... Mirror Image starring
A young woman waiting for a bus is convinced that somebody else is in the depot with her. Then she begins to realise that it may not be somebody else at all ...
Written by ROD SERUNG Directed by JOHN BRAHM


Written By: Rod Serung
Directed By: John Brahm
Millicent Barnes: Vera Miles
Paul Grinstead: Martin Milner

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