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: The Journey

A series of programmes featuring playwright Peter Terson and reporter Dennis Skillicorn as they travel by gypsy wagon along the old pilgrims' route from
Winchester to Canterbury. In the ninth programme of the series they visit Aylesford Priory and join in the fun of the annual Maidstone
Carnival. Rejoining the Pilgrims' Way at Thurnham they pass through
Hollingbourne and find a camp site where they meet up with a genuine gypsy family, who tell the travellers what it is really like to spend a life on the road!


Unknown: Peter Terson
Reporter: Dennis Skillicorn
Editor: Bev Ambrose
Producer: John Coleman

: John Ford's The Horse Soldiers

starring John Wayne William Holden
1863: the Yankees are badly placed at
Vicksburg, so Colonel Marlowe is sent with a cavalry brigade to cut the railway supply line, some 300 miles into Confederate country. Marlowe is angered by the inclusion of an army surgeon - Major Kendall - and gradually animosity between the men deepens....
Written and produced by JOHN LEE MAHIN and MARTIN RACKIN Directed by JOHN FORD
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Unknown: John Wayne
Unknown: William Holden
Produced By: John Lee Mahin
Unknown: Martin Rackin
Directed By: John Ford
Colonel Marlowe: John Wayne
Maj Kendall: William Holden
Hannah: Constance Towers
Lukey: Althea Gibson
Brown: Hoot Gibson
Master Sgt: Judson Pratt
Missouri trooper: Ken Curtis
Injured trooper: Bing Russell
Colonel: Wilus Bouchey
Mrs Burford: Anna Lee
Sheriff: Russell Simpson
General Grant: Stan Jones
Col Miles: Carleton Young
Military Academy Cdt: Basil Ruysdael
Orderly: O Z Whitehead
Preacher: Hank Worden
Rebel deserters: Denver Pyle
Rebel deserters: Strother Martin
General Sherman: Richard Cutting

: Magnusson's Iceland

'Iceland is full of lovely places, lyrical places, dramatic places, places to discover, places to cherish, places to tell about'
Magnus Magnusson was born in Iceland but left as a child to live in Scotland.
This is the story of his personal pilgrimage back to the land of his birth to meet old friends and visit remembered places. Director CHRIS WRIGHT
Producer JANE MARRIOTT BBC Pebble Mill (R)


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Director: Chris Wright
Producer: Jane Marriott

: What's Up, Chuck?

Chuck Jones illustrates Daffy Duck's greed and cunning in three of his classic cartoons. My Favourite Duck
Tom Turk and Daffy and The Scarlet Pumpemickle


Unknown: Chuck Jones
Unknown: Tom Turk

: Three in the Wild

The second in the trilogy depicting the lives of three of Britain's wild creatures.
Mordicus the Buzzard by JOSEPHINE POOLE and SIMON KING
Mordicus is the youngest of three buzzard chicks - the smallest and weakest. In the nest, high in an Exmoor beechwood, life begins precariously, but he overcomes his early handicaps to become the strong and healthy hunter he needs to be if he is to survive the problems that lie in store. BBC South West (R)
(Final programme tomorrow 2.30 pm)


Unknown: Josephine Poole
Unknown: Simon King

: The Adventures of Afanti

starring Tuyikun
China's folk hero, Afanti, is the hero of this exotic comedy set in the western China republic of Xinjiang.
The roguish Afanti has his own way of dealing with problems. Where conventional protests fail, Afanti's outrageous cheek will always carry the day.
Written by WANG YUHU , XIAO LANG Directed by XIA LANG English version by Worldwide Pictures Ltd
(First showing on British television)


Written By: Wang Yuhu
Written By: Xiao Lang
Directed By: Xia Lang
Afanti: Tuyikun
His wife: Guzelinul
Minister: Abak
King: Ablimiti

: Welles Directs Touch of Evil

continues the season of films by Orson Welles who died in October.
Today starring
Charlton Heston
Janet Leigh
Orson Welles
Orson Welles presents a powerful tour de force as director-star in this rarely seen longer version of the film. Honeymooning in the frontier town of Los Robles, Mike Vargas , special narcotics investigator for the Mexican Ministry of Justice, finds himself mixed up in a case involving murder, underworld racketeers - and police corruption in the massive shape of Hank Quinlan , an unscrupulous detective captain.
Screenplay by ORSON WELLES based on the novel
Badge of Evil by whit MASTERSON Produced by ALBERT ZUGSMITH Directed by ORSON WELLES
(Welles Directs Journey into Fear tomorrow 4. 10 pm)
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Unknown: Orson Welles
Unknown: Charlton Heston
Unknown: Janet Leigh
Unknown: Orson Welles
Unknown: Orson Welles
Unknown: Mike Vargas
Unknown: Hank Quinlan
Play By: Orson Welles
Produced By: Albert Zugsmith
Directed By: Orson Welles
Ramon Miguel (Mike) Vargas: Charlton Heston
Susan Vargas: Janet Leigh
Hank Quinlan: Orson Welles
Pete Menzies: Joseph Calleia
'Uncle Joe' Grandi: Akim Tamiroff
Marcia Linnekar: Joanna Moore
Adair: Ray Collins
Night man: Dennis Weaver

: Sport 85

Harry Carpenter introduces one of the most amazing sports stories in his long television experience.
Boris Becker - Wimbledon Champion
In 1984, 16-year-old Boris Becker played in his first senior Wimbledon and as a qualifier reached the third round only to retire hurt with an ankle injury that kept him out of the game for three months.
This year, although the holder of the Young Masters and Queens Club titles, he came to Wimbledon unseeded, just one of a number of promising young players trying to make their mark on the game - two weeks later he was crowned Mens' Singles Champion, the youngest winner ever, a national hero in Germany, a sporting superstar.
Harry Carpenter looks back at the memorable matches that Becker played on the way to his remarkable victory.
Assistant producer WENDY SHEPPARD Producer
BBC videos available from retailers: Play Golf: BBCV/B 1004
Play Tennis: BBCV/B 1010
Snooker Century Breakers: BBCV/B 5022


Introduces: Harry Carpenter
Unknown: Boris Becker
Unknown: Boris Becker
Unknown: Harry Carpenter
Producer: Wendy Sheppard
Unknown: Harold Anderson

: The American Film Institute Salute to Gene Kelly

The 13th annual AFI Life Achievement Award, presented in a tribute from Hollywood to the great dancer, singer, actor, choreographer and director. Introduced by Shirley MacLaine with contributions from Mikhail Baryshnikov, Leslie Caron, Cyd Charisse, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Gregory Hines,
Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Fred Astaire, Betty Garrett, Kathryn Grayson, Steve Martin, Olivia Newton-John, The Nicholas Brothers, Carl Reiner and James Stewart.
With extracts from An American in Paris, Cover Girl, On the Town, and Singin' in the Rain.


Introduced By: Shirley MacLaine
Unknown: Mikhail Baryshnikov
Unknown: Leslie Caron
Unknown: Cyd Charisse
Unknown: Betty Comden
Unknown: Adolph Green
Unknown: Gregory Hines
Unknown: Donald O'Connor
Unknown: Debbie Reynolds
Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Betty Garrett
Unknown: Kathryn Grayson
Unknown: Steve Martin
Unknown: Olivia Newton-John
Unknown: Carl Reiner
Unknown: James Stewart.
Written By: George Stevens Jr
Written By: Jeffrey Lane
Produced By: George Stevens Jr
Directed By: Don Mischer

: Franco Zeffirelli's La Traviata

Teresa Stratas
Placido Domingo VERDI'S romantic tragedy about the love of a young nobleman For a courtesan gave
Italian director Franco Zeffirelli the ideal opportunity to unite the two loves of his life - opera and film. Determined to break through the restraints of staged opera, Zeffirelli used the freedom of cinematic techniques to create a film of ravishing beauty and intimacy. with the METROPOLITAN OPERA
Written, designed and directed by FRANCO ZEFFIRELLI
(An Italian film with English subtitles. First showing on British television)
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A simultaneous broadcast with Radio 3. Viewers with stereo Radio 3 may wish to turn off TV sound and position their speakers on either side of the screen, but a few feet away.
Stereo headphones provide a suitable alternative.


Unknown: Teresa Stratas
Unknown: Placido Domingo
Conducted By: James Levine
Produced By: Tarak Ben
Directed By: Franco Zeffirelli
Violetta: Teresa Stratas
Alfredo: Placido Domingo
Germont: Cornell MacNeil
Baron: Allan Monk
Flora: Axeli Gall
Annina: Pina Cei
Gastone: Maurizio Barbacini
Doctor: Robert Sommer
Marquis: Richard Oneto
Giuseppe: Luciano Brizi
Messenger: Tony Ammirati

: Black Silk

Last in the series devised by MUSTAPHA MATURA and RUDY NARAYAN starring Rudolph Walker and Kika Markham Without Prejudice by ROSEMARY MASON
The fate of a child of mixed parentage becomes the focus of a crisis in Larry's own life.
Script editor SUSAN HAGEN Designer DON GILES


Unknown: Rudolph Walker
Unknown: Rosemary Mason
Editor: Susan Hagen
Designer: Don Giles
Producer: Ruth Boswell
Director: Jan Sargent
Larry Scott: Rudolph Walker
Julie Smythe: Kika Markham
Georgia Drummond: Leila Bertrand
Marjorie Scott: Mona Hammond
Mrs Drummond: Jane Wenham
Mr Drummond: Peter Halliday
Mrs Whitaker: Janie Booth
Prosecution counsel: Malcolm Mudie
Judge: David Glover
Carol Larkin: Annabel Mednick
Jasmine Scott: Suzette Llewellyn
Natasha Drummond: Simone Carter
WPC: Petronella Barker
PC: Stephen Oxley

: Gene Kelly in The Pirate

Also starring Judy Garland
With its 19th century Caribbean island setting, magnificent costumes and Cole Porter songs 'Be a clown' and 'Love of my life', The Pirate has long been acclaimed as one of the great Hollywood musicals. Judy Garland gives one of her greatest performances as the lovelorn Manuela and Gene Kelly confirmed his star status in the role of the dashing 'pirate' Serafin.

(Gene Kelly in Invitation to the Dance tomorrow at 11.35 pm)
FILMS: page 27


Screenplay: Albert Hackett
Screenplay: Frances Goodrich
Based on the play by: S.N. Behrman
Songs: Cole Porter
Producer: Arthur Freed
Director: Vincente Minnelli
Manuela: Judy Garland
Serafin: Gene Kelly
Don Pedro: Walter Slezak
Aunt Inez: Gladys Cooper
Advocate: Reginald Owen
Viceroy: George Zucco
Speciality dance: Nicholas Brothers
Uncle Capucho: Lester Allen
Isabella: Lola Defin
Mercedes: Ellen Ross
Lizarda: Mary Jo Ellis
Casilda: Jean Dean
Eloise: Marion Murray
Gumbo: Ben Lessy
Bolo: Jerry Bergen
Juggler: Val Setz
Gaudsmith Brothers: Themselves
Trillo: Cully Richards

: Weatherview

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