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: Man behind the Gun

Randolph Scott Patrice Wymore
Masquerading under the name of Rick Brice , Major Ranse Callicut of the US Cavalry boards the stagecoach bound for
Los Angeles. His mission - to uncover and foil a plot to take Southern California out of the Union.
Screenplay by JOHN TWIST from a story by ROBERT BUCKNER Produced by ROBERT SISK Directed by FELIX FEIST
0 FILMS: page 26


Unknown: Randolph Scott
Unknown: Patrice Wymore
Unknown: Rick Brice
Unknown: Major Ranse Callicut
Story By: Robert Buckner
Produced By: Robert Sisk
Directed By: Felix Feist
Major Callicut: Randolph Scott
Lora Roberts: Patrice Wymore
'Monk': Dick Wesson
Capt Roy Giles: Philip Carey
Chona Degnon: Lina Romay
Mark Sheldon: Roy Roberts
Bram Creegan: Morris Ankrum
Phoebe Sheldon: Katherine Warren
Olaf: Alan Hale Jr
Buckley: Douglas Fowley
Vic Sutro: Tony Caruso

: Popeye Classics

Fowl Play
We Aim to Please

: Royal Institution Christmas Lectures

Crystals and Lasers by Professor J.M. Thomas , frs A series of six lectures
2: The Architecture of Crystals Minute beams of X-rays and electrons reveal the secrets of the ultra-microscopic world within crystals. (R)


Unknown: J.M. Thomas

: Pigeon Street

A See-Saw programme Springtime for
Hugo Hugo has to lose weight. Dr Glossop advises him to go jogging with him. But jogging isn't the right sort of exercise for Hugo. What is? Clara comes up with the answer.
With the voices of George Layton and John Telfer
Music by BENNI LEES Written bv MICHAEL COLE Designed by ALAN ROGERS Animated by PETER LANG
Produced by DAVID YATES (R)


Unknown: Hugo Hugo
Unknown: George Layton
Unknown: John Telfer
Unknown: Michael Cole
Designed By: Alan Rogers
Unknown: Peter Lang
Produced By: David Yates

: The Conquest of Everest

At 11.30am on 29 May 1953,
Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tensing reached the summit of Everest - the first men ever to scale the world's highest peak. A few days later, on Coronation Day, news of the success of the British expedition, led by Sir John Hunt , reached London. Commentary written by LOUIS MACNEICE and spoken by Meredith Edwards Music by ARTHUR BENJAMIN Filmed by THOMAS STOBART and GEORGE LOWE
(Produced with the cooperation of the Royal Geographical Society and the Alpine Club)
0 FILMS: page 26


Unknown: Sir Edmund Hillary
Unknown: John Hunt
Written By: Louis MacNeice
Music By: Arthur Benjamin
Unknown: Thomas Stobart
Unknown: George Lowe

: Songs of Praise

(Shown yesterday on BBC1 at 6.40pm)
(Ceefax subtitles)

: Rally Report 87

with William Woollard Sue Baker , Barrie Gill and Tony Mason
The Lombard RAC is by far the biggest event in the British rallying calendar; in 1987 it was also the final round in the World Championships.
Lancia had already beaten off Audi to win the manufacturers' prize, so for four days last November 165 top drivers battled their way over 1,600 miles of rough roads in England, Wales and Scotland to decide the drivers' championship. Videotape editor IAN COLLINS Producer TONY RAYNER
Executive producer TOM ROSS BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: William Woollard
Unknown: Sue Baker
Unknown: Barrie Gill
Unknown: Tony Mason
Editor: Ian Collins
Producer: Tony Rayner
Producer: Tom Ross

: Placido

A special gala concert recorded at the Wembley
Arena in aid of the Save the Children Fund.
Placido Domingo sings a selection of the most celebrated arias from Italian opera, together with songs from his native Spain.
He is joined by the soprano from Colombia, Marta Senn and the Romanian baritone, Eduard Tumagian. The
English Chamber Orchestra is conducted by Eugene Kohn. Producer PHILIP GOODHAND TAIT Director MADELEINE FRENCH A SPAN PICTURES production


Unknown: Marta Senn
Baritone: Eduard Tumagian.
Conducted By: Eugene Kohn.
Producer: Philip Goodhand Tait
Director: Madeleine French

: Tarka the Otter

Narrated by Peter Ustinov
Henry Williamson 's novel, published in 1927, has delighted generations of readers across the world and is widely regarded as one of the finest animal stories ever written. This faithful screen adaptation follows the adventures of the mischievous otter, Tarka.
But always in the background is the threat of man and his otter hounds led by Deadlock, Tarka's arch enemy.
Produced and directed by DAVID COBHAM
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Unknown: Peter Ustinov
Unknown: Henry Williamson
Unknown: Gerald Durrell
Directed By: David Cobham
Tarka: Spade
Whitetip: Osla
Deadlock: Boatman
Master: Peter Bennett
Hibbert: Edward Underdown
Lucy: Brenda Cavendish
Hunt secretary: John Leeson
Dairy farmer: Reg Lye
Farmer: George Waring
Farm labourer: Stanley Lebor
Rabbit catcher: Max Faulkner

: 1, Alison....

By public demand, another chance to see this story of a remarkable young woman.
It's Alison French's wedding day. She's 24 - vivacious, candid, attractive, with a warm smile and a lively sense of humour. Alison, professionally qualified as a youth worker, is marrying
Mark John. What makes her wedding different is that she's an athetoid spastic - her body's never still, and she has difficulty with her speech.
Seven years ago 40 Minutes made an acclaimed film about Alison, telling of her bid to gain independence in the able-bodied world. This follow-up is a passionate love story. But in marrying the man she loves, Alison has to leave her family in Watford, set up a new home in South Wales, and adapt to being a clergyman's wife. Her heart is still set on finding an independent job. She may face rejection. But Alison doesn't give up easily ... Narrator Roger Mills Alison was inspiring
Heartening stuff INDEPENDENT 40 Minutes editor EDWARD MIRZOEFF Producer ANN PAUL


Unknown: Mark John.
Narrator: Roger Mills

: Open Space

Changing Images
'We are not all repressed human beings. Many of us have responded well to the challenges of British society.' So says Munawar Nizam introducing her own film about Asian women in Britain. Four very different women's stories paint a positive picture of strength and independence, contradicting the usual images of passivity. In the face of adversity - immigration rules, handicap, social and housing disadvantages - these women reveal their unseen face. Photography PHILIP CHAVANNES Editor MATHILDE BLUM
Series producer PETER LEE-WRIGHT Produced and directed by MUNAWAR NIZAM
A FILMLOCK production for Open Space
* INFO: page 92


Unknown: Munawar Nizam
Directed By: Munawar Nizam

: Rattle and the CBSO Stateside

The City of Birmingham
Symphony Orchestra, under its conductor Simon Rattle , is currently undertaking its first tour of America with a coast-to-coast itinerary of 15 concerts in 11 cities, starting in California and ending in Boston. This outside broadcast from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, is one of four concerts the orchestra is performing on the Pacific coast, where Simon Rattle is principal guest conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. The programme includes the American premiere of ROBIN HOLLOWAY 'S Seascape and Harvest, the Symphony No 7 in C by SIBELIUS and STRAVINSKY'S ballet, Petrushka.
Executive producer JIM DUMIGHAN Television presentation BARRIE GAVIN BBCPebbleMill


Conductor: Simon Rattle
Unknown: Simon Rattle
Unknown: Robin Holloway
Unknown: Barrie Gavin

: Indelible Evidence

The last of six murder investigations featuring the forensic scientists and police officers who solved the original cases. Introduced by Ludovic Kennedy
Process of Elimination
An 11-year-old boy is the victim of a sexually motivated killing. Tiny fibres found on the body attract the attention of the forensic scientists....
Names of people and places have been changed.
Directed and produced by OLIVER MORSE and IAN DUNCAN (R)


Introduced By: Ludovic Kennedy
Produced By: Oliver Morse
Produced By: Ian Duncan
Andrew Boulden: Philip Martin Brown
Mrs Hodgson: Vicky Ireland
Michael: Adam Charvet
Scoutmaster: Terry Cundall

: Brazil

starring Jonathan Pryce, Robert De Niro, Katherine Helmond, Ian Holm, Bob Hoskins, Michael Palin
8.49pm: somewhere in the 20th century. Sam Lowry is happy in his job at the Ministry of Information - his frequent flights of fantasy taking him away from the drab reality. Then the worst occurs - a mistake in the system! Before he knows it, Sam meets the girl of his dreams and finds himself in a nightmare world of renegade heating engineers, storm-troopers, terrorists and torturers...
Terry Gilliam 's richly inventive fantasy combines black comedy and Orwellian nightmare to produce one of the most extraordinary British films of recent years.
(First showing on British television)
FILMS: page 26


Screenplay: Terry Gilliam
Screenplay: Tom Stoppard
Screenplay: Charles McKeown
Producer: Arnon Milchan
Director: Terry Gilliam
Sam Lowry: Jonathan Pryce
Archibald 'Harry' Tuttle: Robert de Niro
Mrs Ida Lowry: Katherine Helmond
Mr Kurtzmann: Ian Holm
Spoor: Bob Hoskins
Jack Lint: Michael Palin
Mr Warrenn: Ian Richardson
Mr Eugene Helpmann: Peter Vaughan
Jill Layton: Kim Greist
Dr Jaffe: Jim Broadbent
Mrs Terrain: Barbara Hicks
Lime: Charles McKeown
Dowser: Derrick O'Connor
Spiro: Bryan Pringle
Mrs Buttle: Sheila Reid

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