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: Forty Guns to Apache Pass

Audie Murphy
Laraine Stephens
Captain Coburn has trouble on his hands when Apache chief Cochise goes on the warpath. He must get a shipment of rifles to the fort at Apache Wells - and not into the hands of the Indians.
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Unknown: Audie Murphy
Unknown: Laraine Stephens
Unknown: Willard Willingham
Unknown: Mary Willingham
Produced By: Grant Whytock
Directed By: William Witney
Capt Coburn: Audie Murphy
Ellen: Laraine Stephens
Cpl Bodine: Kenneth Tobey
Doug: Michael Burns
Sgt Walker: Robert Brubaker
Mike: Michael Blodgett
Chief Cochise: Michael Keep
Kate Malone: Kay Stewart
Harry Malone: Kenneth MacDonald
Colonel Reed: Byron Morrow
Fuller: Willard Willingham

: Racing from Newbury

1.0 Hungerford H'cap 'Chase (2fm)
1.30 Bradstone Mandarin
H'cap 'Chase (3m, 2f, 82yds)
As befits a race in memory of one of steeplechasing's greats, the 'Mandarin' nearly always produces a hard-fought finish, notably Silver Buck and Night Nurse in 1982; and the roll of honour is studded with the names of Gold Cup winners, like Mill House and What a Myth.
2.0 Wantage Novices' 'Chase (2m, 160yds)
2.30 Ramsbury Hurdle Race (2tm, 120yds)


Unknown: Richard Pitman
Unknown: Peter O'Sullevan
Unknown: John Hanmer
Producer: Fred Viner

: What's Up, Chuck?

Today Chuck Jones looks at the importance of music and sound effects in his cartoons. He pays tribute to the work of Warner Brothers' composer CARL STALLING, and sound effects cutter TREG BROWN.


Unknown: Chuck Jones
Unknown: Treg Brown.

: Sanders Rides the World

On 5 July 1985, long-distance cyclist Nick Sanders set out from Manchester to become the first person to ride around the world in 80 days.
Throughout the summer he made weekly reports on The Saturday Picture Show. Mark Curry introduces highlights from the 13,500-mile record-breaking journey. Assistant producer
Producer DAVID BROWN BBC Manchester


Unknown: Nick Sanders
Introduces: Mark Curry
Unknown: Madeline Wiltshire
Producer: David Brown

: Welles Directs Chimes at Midnight

continues the season of films by Orson Welles , who died in October. Today starring Orson Welles Keith Baxter
Based on five of Shakespeare's plays, Chimes at Midnight is, in Welles's words, 'a sombre comedy' and 'a lament for Merrie England'. Leading a distinguished cast he gives a characteristically brilliant performance as Falstaff, the embodiment of the richly-human, honest and heroic qualities of medieval
England; a man whose openess and loyalty eventually becomes the very cause of his own destruction.
Directed by ORSON WELLES
(The Magnificent Ambersons, tomorrow 4.35pm)
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Unknown: Orson Welles
Unknown: Orson Welles
Unknown: Keith Baxter
Play By: Orson Welles
Produced By: Emiliano Piedra
Directed By: Orson Welles
Sir John Falstaff: Orson Welles
Prince Hal: Keith Baxter
King Henry IV: John Gielgud
Mistress Quickly: Margaret Rutherford
Doll Tearsheet: Jeanne Moreau
Henry Percy: Norman Rodway
Kate Percy: Marina Vlady
Justice Shallow: Alan Webb
Poins: Tony Beckley
Worcester: Fernando Rey
Silence: Walter Chiart
Pistol: Michael Aldridge
Child: Beatrice Welles

: Ski Jumping

from Oberstdorf
34th Four Hills Tournament The first round of this traditional New Year holiday event on the giant
Schattenberg hill. The 'bird men' launch themselves from the height of St Paul's
Cathedral, and although distance is their main objective, marks are awarded for style too.
Watch out for East German
JENS WEISSFLOG , who defends his Four Hills title from Norway's veteran World
Champion PER BERGERUD and flying Finn MATTI NYKAENEN , the World Cup champion.
Commentator RON PICKERING Television presentation by ZDF West Germany Producer JIM RESIDE


Unknown: Jens Weissflog
Unknown: Matti Nykaenen
Commentator: Ron Pickering
Producer: Jim Reside

: One of Our Bombers is No Longer Missing

On New Year's Eve 1940, a group of young navigators took off on a training mission from RAF Lossiemouth in Scotland. As the plane flew west into a snow storm, one of its engines spluttered and stopped. Having ordered the crew to bail out, the pilot spotted Loch Ness through a break in the clouds and took a chance to ditch.
Forty-five years later, a unique team gathered at
Inverness; their task was to raise the only surviving wartime Wellington bomber. Delays caused by bad weather, hazards underwater and the technical difficulties of working in the dark, 250 feet below the surface, ended when a special lifting frame, designed by one of Barnes Wallis's former assistants, was smashed to pieces. With amazing determination, they tried again.
This film is the story of that operation, of the Wellington known as 'R' for Robert
Number N 2980, veteran of 14 missions against the Third Reich, and of the team who worked and persevered to bring her back home. Film editor PETER barber
Executive producer BRUCE NORMAN Produced by DEREK TOWERS


Producer: Bruce Norman
Produced By: Derek Towers

: The Compleat Beatles

The story of the most famous group in the history of popular music Narrated by Malcolm McDowell
From the early days in Liverpool, through the sleazy streets of Hamburg, their triumphant American tour, to worldwide fame and their eventual tumultuous breakup, this musical history tour features excerpts from over 50 Beatles songs.
Among those interviewed is producer George Martin , who re-creates some of the legendary recording sessions. Also featured are promotional films, clips from the movies and rarely-seen footage of The Beatles on tour, in concert and at the studio.
* FILMS: page 27


Unknown: Malcolm McDowell
Producer: George Martin
Written By: David Silver
Produced By: Stephanie Bennett
Directed By: Patrick Montgomery

: Whistle Test - The View Ahead

A preview of tomorrow night's five-hour Whistle Test special, featuring the Band Aid story, highlights from the Live Aid concert,
Madness, King, and a whole lotta rock.
(85 Whistle Test 86. starts tomorrow at 8.5 pm)

: Ragtime

Brad Dourif
Elizabeth McGovern
America - the early
1900s. A time of change, the rise of the motor car, the nickelodeon and of 'ragtime' music. Based on E. L. Doctorow's modem classic, this film magnificently re-creates an era, weaving a complex series of stories of the rich and poor into a vivid portrait of the times.
Directed by Milos Forman, famous for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Amadeus, the film is also notable for the return of James Cagney to the screen.
Screenplay by MICHAEL WELLER
Based on the novel by EL DOCTOROW Produced by MICHAEL HAUSMAN and BERNARD WILLIAMS
Directed by MILOS FORMAN
(First showing on British television)
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Unknown: Brad Dourif
Unknown: Elizabeth McGovern
Unknown: James Cagney
Unknown: Michael Weller
Novel By: El Doctorow
Produced By: Michael Hausman
Produced By: Bernard Williams
Directed By: Milos Forman
the Police Commissioner: James Cagney
Younger brother: Brad Dourif
Booker T Washington: Moses Gunn
Evelyn Nesbit: Elizabeth McGovern
Willie Conklin: Kenneth McMillan
Delmas: Pat O'Brien
Evelyn's dance instructor: Donald O'Connor
Father: James Olson
Tateh: Mandy Patinkin
Coalhouse Walker Jr: Howard E. Rollins
Mother: Mary Sternburgen
Sarah: Debbie Allen
Houdini: Jeff Demunn
Harry K Thaw: Robert Joy
Stanford White: Norman Mailer
Jerome: Bruce Boa

: Weatherview

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