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: The Valley of Gwangi

James Franciscus Richard Carlson
The discovery of a miniature horse, believed to have been extinct for 50 million years, prompts members of a Wild West Show to venture into Mexico's Forbidden Valley. Ignoring the warning of a blind gypsy that they will invoke the curse of Gwangi, they are met by savage prehistoric monsters - including the mighty Gwangi intent on revenge....
Tuck Kirby. JAMES FRANCISCUS T. J. Breckenridge.GiLA GOLAN
Screenplay by WILLIAM E. BAST
0 FILMS: page 29


Unknown: James Franciscus
Unknown: Richard Carlson
Unknown: Tuck Kirby.
Unknown: James Franciscus
Unknown: Gila Golan
Unknown: William E. Bast
Produced By: Charles H. Schneer
Directed By: James O'Connolly
Champ Connors: Richard Carlson
Professor Horace Bromley: Laurence Naismtth
Tia Zorina: Freda Jackson

: Schools Prom 84

Introduced by Antony Hopkins from the Royal Albert Hall , London. Celebrating their tenth anniversary, the Schools Proms are now well established in the musical life of the nation. In
November, over 1,000 talented young music-makers took over, once again, the traditional home of the Proms for just three days. Included in these highlights are
The South Glamorgan Youth Orchestra with guest soloist Emma Johnson
(the 1984 BBC Young Musician of the Year)
Phoenix (from Barrow Sixth Form College) and Corby Beanfield School Band with guest soloist Don Lusher Lighting BERT ROBINSON Sound BRIAN STRUGNELL Producer KEN GRIFFIN
(The Schools Proms are organised by Music for Youth in conjunction with Commercial Union Assurance and The Rank Organisation.)


Introduced By: Antony Hopkins
Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Soloist: Emma Johnson
Soloist: Don Lusher
Soloist: Lighting Bert Robinson
Unknown: Brian Strugnell
Producer: Ken Griffin

: Cartoons

: Chaplin: Monsieur Verdoux

Starring Charles Chaplin
After 30 years working in a bank, Monsieur Verdoux is sacked during a depression. To support his wife and child he becomes a modern Bluebeard, marrying rich women all over the country and murdering them as soon as he has acquired their property. As the French stock market goes down, Monsieur Verdoux increases his matrimonial rate. For many Chaplin admirers his black comedy, a late sound film, is his masterpiece and an indisputable landmark in cinema history.
Written and directed by CHARLES CHAPLIN (A King in New York tomorrow at 3.25) • FILMS: page 29


Directed By: Charles Chaplin
Henri Verdoux: Charles Chaplin
Mona Verdoux: Mady Correll
Annabella Bonheur: Martha Raye
Marie Grosnay: Isobel Elsom
Lydia: Margaret Hoffman
Girl: Marilyn Nash

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: Telly Quiz

with Jerry Stevens who asks:
Easy, Medium or Hard?
Hard: What was the name of the school in Whacko? No, it's not in this quiz when the Holt Family, Supa Snaps and the Tee Jays rack their brains on similar television posers.


Host: Jerry Stevens
Teams: Holt Family, Supa Snaps, Tee Jays.
Announcer: David Stevens.

: Reap the Wild Wind

John Wayne with Susan Hayward Ray Milland
Cecil B. DeMille , a master of spectacle, directs this epic period drama about the great sailing ships that plied the coasts of America and the dangers which befell their crews.
In one sequence Wayne and Milland come to grips with a giant squid-one of the most frightening monsters ever created by a Hollywood property department.
Screenplay by ALAN LEMAY
0 FILMS: page 29


Unknown: John Wayne
Unknown: Susan Hayward
Unknown: Ray Milland
Unknown: Cecil B. Demille
Unknown: Alan Lemay
Unknown: Charles Benne
Unknown: Jesse Lasky Jr
Directed By: Cecil B. Demille
Captain Jack Stuart: John Wayne
Drusilla Alston: Susan Hayward
Stephen Tolliver: Ray Milland
Loxi Claiborne: Paulette Goddard
King Cutler: Raymond Massey
Dan Cutler: Robert Preston
Mate of the Tyfib: Charles Bickford

: Former Glory

The Restoration of St Lawrence, Whitchurch In 1715 the finest French and Italian painters working in England were brought together to create, for the flamboyant Duke of Chandos, a church in the fashionable baroque style. Until three years ago it looked certain that this last glimmer of the Duke's glory was doomed to fade and crumble. But enthusiastic efforts by the parish raised the enormous sum of money needed to restore the whole interior, and a team of specialist restorers from Germany have recently completed the work. Michael Bryant tells the story of this major restoration project. with contributions from
Lady Wedgwood Gillian Weir , Peter Burman the Choir of Christ Church Oxford and the London Early Music Group. Photography


Unknown: Michael Bryant
Unknown: Lady Wedgwood Gillian Weir
Unknown: Peter Burman
Unknown: Kenneth T. Lowe

: The Best.... and Worst of Entertainment USA

Introduced from Hawaii by Jonathan King.

A look at the last four series, starring:
Tom Selleck, Miss Diaper 1983, 'Naff-ville' Tennessee, David Bowie, Cyndi Lauper,
Hub Cap Annie's, Joan Rivers, The Police, Boston, Disney World, Boy George, Cagney and Lacey, top videos, breakfast in America, Miami, Sister Boom Boom, Rod Stewart, San Juan, Elvira, ZZ Top, Ozzie Osbourne, and the entire US Navy (well, some of them anyway!)


Presenter: Jonathan King
Compilation: Colin Marchant
Executive Producer: Michael Hurll
Producer: Gordon Elsbury

: M*A*S*H: Goodbye, Farewell and Amen

The final episode starring Alan Alda as Hawkeye, Mike Farrell as B.J., Harry Morgan as Col. Potter, Loretta Swit as Hotlips. David Ogden Stiers as Winchester, Jamie Farr as Klinger, William Christopher as Fr Mulcahy.
The end of the war looms large but Hawkeye is too busy fighting his own battles as a patient in the Army psychiatric hospital to notice. Back at the 4077th war is still disturbing the peace. Charles is a sitting target when a tank parks on the latrine and after Mulcahy puts his ear to a shell he finds it hard to hear confession. Potter and Hotlips go out fighting. B.J. gets out early, and Klinger finally meets his match... This feature-length episode ending the 11-year run drew the largest audience in the history of television - an estimated 125 million viewers - when it was broadcast in the US in 1983.
FEATURE: page 144


Director: Alan Alda
Hawkeye: Alan Alda
B.J.: Mike Farrell
Col Potter: Harry Morgan
Hotlips: Loretta Swit
David: Ogden Stiers Winchester
Klinger: Jamie Farr
Fr Mulcahy: William Christopher

: Lindisfarne Christmas Show

A musical phenomenon happens at this time of year in the heart of Newcastle. Five Tynesiders take the city by storm with a range of music from gentle melodies to heavy rock-with a touch of comedy thrown in. Produced and directed by BARRY BEVINS. BBC Manchester


Directed By: Barry Bevins.

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