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: Split Second

Stephen McNally Alexis Smith Richard Egan Keith Andes
Sam Hurley , an escaped convict, collects a group of hostages in a desperate run from the law and holds them prisoner in a Nevada ghost town called Last Hope City - a town about to be devastated by a nuclear test explosion.
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Unknown: Stephen McNally
Unknown: Alexis Smith
Unknown: Richard Egan
Unknown: Keith Andes
Unknown: Sam Hurley
Unknown: William Bowers
Produced By: Edmund Grainger
Directed By: Dick Powell
Sam Hurley: Stephen McNally
Kay Garven: Alexis Smith
Dottie: Jan Sterling
Larry Fleming: Keith Andes
Asa: Arthur Hunnicutt
Bart: Paul Kelly
Arthur Ashton: Robert Paige
Dr Garven: Richard Egan

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: Willo the Wisp

The Dragon with the voices of KENNETH WILLIAMS Written and directed by NICK SPARGO


Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Directed By: Nick Spargo

: Fast Forward

with Floella Benjamin Joanna Monro
Andrew Secombe and Nick Wilton
Some important things to do today! Take socks to the dentist, have filling at launderette, feed hair and wash gerbils. Programme the banana, peel a computer, switch on a drink and open a can of sparkling and refreshing Fast Forward.
Musical director JONATHAN COHEN Associate producer TREVOR MCCALLUM
Designer SARAH PARKINSON Series producer ANN REAY Producer JOHN SMITH


Unknown: Floella Benjamin
Unknown: Joanna Monro
Unknown: Andrew Secombe
Unknown: Nick Wilton
Director: Jonathan Cohen
Producer: Trevor McCallum
Designer: Sarah Parkinson
Producer: John Smith

: The High Chaparral: Young Blood

Written by Denne Bart Petitolero.
The Chaparral herd is in need of some new blood, so John sends Manolito and Billy Blue to Don Sebastian to buy a prize bull with the last of the Cannon money. The expedition is a disaster when bandits strike and steal the precious animal...


Writer: Denne Bart Petitolero
Director: William Claxton
John Cannon: Leif Erickson
Buck Cannon: Cameron Mitchell
Billy Blue: Mark Slade
Victoria: Linda Cristal
Manolito: Henry Darrow
Don Sebastian Montoya: Frank Silvera

: The Phil Silvers Show

starring Phil Silvers as the irrepressible Master Sergeant Ernest G. Bilko
When Bilko gets a taste of the big outside world, he discovers that Army life is not so bad after all. Produced by NAT HIKEN
Directed by AL DE CAPRIO


Unknown: Phil Silvers
Unknown: Sergeant Ernest G. Bilko
Produced By: Nat Hiken
Directed By: Al de Caprio

: Ebony

The weekly magazine for the black communities presented as usual by Juliet Alexander and Vince Herbert This week:
The legendary Sam Cooke died 20 years ago this week. Ebony looks at his life and times, his songs and his influence on modem American music with Bobby Womack , one of his closest friends. Producer ROY CHAPMAN Series producer


Unknown: Juliet Alexander
Unknown: Vince Herbert
Unknown: Sam Cooke
Unknown: Bobby WomacK
Producer: Roy Chapman
Unknown: Amanda Theunissen

: My Music

The popular game of musical knowledge with Frank Muir and John Amis challenging
Denis Norden and Ian Wallace over questions set by Steve Race
Television presentation DOUGLAS HESPE


Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Douglas Hespe

: Brass Tacks

The Falklands - Time to Talk? Should the Government be prepared to negotiate with Argentina over the future of the Falkland Islands? A year after an elected President replaced the military junta, should Britain restore diplomatic relations with Buenos Aires? or is the memory of war too recent?
How far could any discussions go without conceding the question of sovereignty? And should sovereignty itself be on the agenda? Or must the islanders' wish to remain
British always be paramount? Sir Nicholas Henderson , British Ambassador in Washington during the Falklands war, discusses the way ahead with politicians and senior diplomats from
South America, Europe, the United States and Britain. Producer GERRY NORTHAM Editor COLIN ADAMS BBC Manchester


Unknown: Sir Nicholas Henderson
Producer: Gerry Northam
Editor: Colin Adams

: Oxbridge Blues

Some stories by FREDERIC RAPHAEL Ciaran Madden
Norman Rodway Geoffrey Palmer in Cheap Day
A story of home and away. Laura takes the train to
London, and so does Alec on this breathless occasion. Where do parallel lines meet, if at all?
Sound supervisor CHRIS HOLCOMBE Film cameraman DAVE GAUTIER Lighting director STAN SNAPE Designer PAUL JOEL
Produced and directed by JAMES CELLAN JONES


Stories By: Frederic Raphael
Stories By: Ciaran Madden
Stories By: Norman Rodway
Unknown: Geoffrey Palmer
Unknown: Chris Holcombe
Unknown: Dave Gautier
Director: Stan Snape
Designer: Paul Joel
Directed By: James Cellan Jones
Laura: Ciaran Madden
Alec: Norman Rodway
Fred: Geoffrey Palmer
Lizzie: Kate Fahy
James: Christopher Good
Ticket seller: Ken Wynne
Ticket collector: Steve Ismay
Student: Jabu Mbalo

: Festival of Film

The 28th London Film Festival opened with the Hollywood block-buster Gremlins, and closed with the newly-scored Douglas Fairbanks classic silent The Thief of Baghdad. On show were over 100 films from 40 different countries in 'a celebration of cinema, not a collection of art movies', as Derek Malcolm , the Festival Director, described the choice. Did the Festival live up to expectations? Music, politics, fantasy, animation....
Christopher Frayling looks back on the highlights and meets some of the visiting personalities.


Unknown: Douglas Fairbanks
Unknown: Derek Malcolm
Unknown: Christopher Frayling
Editor: Chris Bezant
Director: Michael Parker
Producer: Margaret Sharp

: Out of Court

David Jessel and Sue Cook present a live look at the world of law and the lawyers, crime and the criminals, justice and the judges. With reports by Ed Boyle


Unknown: David Jessel
Unknown: Sue Cook
Unknown: Ed Boyle
Director: Pieter Morpurgo
Producer: Hugh Purcell
Editor: Peter Chafer

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Labour Party (Also on BBC 1 at 9.0 pm)

: Newsnight

John Tusa , Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick with Jenni Murray and Ian Smith present the reports and interviews that matter with the analysis that counts.


Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Ian Smith

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