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: The Greatest Story Ever Told

George Stevens spent more than four years preparing to make what was to be one of his finest films - the story of Jesus.
Produced and directed by GEORGE STEVENS
0 FILMS: page 23


Unknown: George Stevens
Unknown: James Lee Barrett
Unknown: George Stevens
Directed By: George Stevens
Jesus: Max Von Sydow
Mary: Dorothy McGuire
John the Baptist: Charlton Heston
the Centurian: John Wayne
Judas: David McCallum
Bar Amand: Van Heflin
James the Younger: Michael Anderson Jr
Veronica: Carroll Baker
Martha of Bethany: Ina Balin
Man at tomb: Pat Boone
Sorak: Victor Buono
Barabbas: Richard Conte
Mary Magdalene: Joanna Dunham
Herod Antipas: Jose Ferrer
Caiaphas: Martin Landau
Claudia: Angela Lansbury
Mary of Bethany: Janet Margolin
Matthew: Roddy McDowall
Uriah: Sal Mineo
Shemiah: Nehemiah Persoff
Hermit: Donald Pleasence
Simon: Sidney Poitier
Herod: Claude Rains
Peter: Gary Raymond
Pontius Pilate: Telly Savalas
Questor: Paul Stewart
Woman: Shelley Winters
Old Aram: Ed Wynn

: Network East

A Network East special East or West? The Way Forward
A debate chaired by Shahnaz Pakravan.
Few issues have consistently grabbed the headlines as the furore over author
Salman Rushdie 's novel The Satanic Verses. The affair has raised important questions about the position of the Asian community as a minority in a multi-cultural Britain. How should Asians conduct their affairs in Britain? This and other important questions are debated with a panel of four speakers and 150 guests. Director PAUL FREEMAN Producer SUE ASHCROFT
Series producer NARENDHRA MORAR BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Shahnaz Pakravan.
Unknown: Salman Rushdie
Director: Paul Freeman

: The Half-Crown Challenge

Sailing Alone Across the Atlantic
It happens every four years; a single-handed yacht race -
3,000 miles from Plymouth to America - which was started as a half-crown bet by Francis Chichester and Blondie Hasler. This time three of the 95 entrants took cameras for the BBC. Picture editor ROD THOMAS Producer TONY BYERS


Unknown: Francis Chichester
Unknown: Blondie Hasler.
Producer: Tony Byers

: Saturday Cinema: Baron Munchhausen

I starring Hans Albers.
This spectacular production of the outrageous escapades of Baron Munchhausen was made in colour in 1943 and features breathtaking special effects, lavish location photography and a delightfully insouciant performance by Hans Albers.
.Screenplay by ERICH KASTNER Directed by JOSEF VON BAKY (A German film with English subtitles)
0 FILMS: page 23


Unknown: Hans Albers.
Unknown: Hans Albers.
Unknown: Erich Kastner
Directed By: Josef von Baky
Münchhausen: Hans Albers
Catherine the Great: Brigitte Horney
Man in the Moon: Wilhelm Bendow
Prince Karl: Michael Bohnen
Frederick von Hartenfeld: Hans Brausewetter
Sophie: Marina von Ditmar
Prince Potemkin: Andrews Engelmann
Baroness: Kaethe Haack
Christian Kuchenreutter: Hermann Speelmanns
Runner: Walter Lieck
Count Cagliostro: Ferdinand Marian
Sultan: Leo Slezak
Casanova: Gustav Waldau
Princess Isabella: Ilse Werner

: The Triumph of the West

A view of world history in 13 parts by John Roberts.
10: India: Ironies of Empire India is now independent. How was this achieved? Executive producer CHRISTOPHER MARTIN


Unknown: John Roberts.
Producer: Christopher Martin
Producer: Denis Moriarty

: NewsView

with Moira Stuart and Lisa Davidson.
Followed by Weatheriew


Unknown: Moira Stuart
Unknown: Lisa Davidson.

: Rhythms of the World

Yousou N'Dour - the Voice of Senegal
Tonight's programme focuses on Youssou N'Dour, the most popular singer on Senegal. There is live performance from the Amnesty Human Rights Now! tour and an exclusive preview of material form N'Dour's new album The Lion. Record producer Georges Agogny and collaborator Peter Gabriel assess his work.
Production FRANK HANLY. TIM MAY. BOB PORTWAY Series editors


Producer: Georges Agogny
Unknown: Peter Gabriel
Unknown: Frank Hanly.
Unknown: Nigel Finch.

: The 'Slap' Maxwell Story

Last in the series starring Dabney Coleman For Judy's High School reunion, Slap has to cope with a too-tight rented tux, his date's unhappy parents and some disturbing news.
Written by GRACE MCKEANY Directed by ANSON Williams


Unknown: Dabney Coleman
Written By: Grace McKeany
Directed By: Anson Williams
Judy: Megan Gallagher
Nelson: Brian Smiar
Dutchman: Bill Cobbs
Charlie: Bill Calvert

: Saturday Night Clive

In a new and deregulated universe of ever-expanding media, Clive James is here to make some sense of it all. Director PIETER MORPURGO


Director: Pieter Morpurgo
Producer: Beatrice Ballard

: The Cry

3: The Cry of Purgatory by JONATHAN HARVEY
Throughout Holy Saturday, Christ's body lay in the sepulchre.
The composer Jonathan Harvey finds the day fascinating as the separation of body from spirit begins.
His specially commissioned music video responds to these themes. With the choir of King's College, Cambridge
Director of music STEPHEN CLEOBURY Organ scholar PETER BARLEY Photography EUGENE CARR Sound


Unknown: Jonathan Harvey
Unknown: Jonathan Harvey
Music: Stephen Cleobury
Unknown: Richard Merrick.
Unknown: Julian Walther
Producer: Stephen Whittle
Producer: Christopher Mann

: The Film Club: Louis Malle in America

To conclude this season of The Film Club, Don Boyd. producer of Aria and War Requiem, introduces two views of American Life.
10.15pm Alamo Bay starring Amy Madigan
Ed Harris , Ho Nguyen. Fleeing his homeland after the fall of Saigon, Dinh, a young
Vietnamese, arrives in the Texas town of Port
Alamo. But local resentment is high, especially from the embittered Shang Pierce. The tension escalates when
Shang's lover Glory takes the side of the immigrants.
Screenplay by ALICE ARLEN Rpduced by Louis MALLE AND VINCENT MALLE
Directed by LOUIS MALLE
(First showing on British television)
11.50pm God's Country
Glencoe. Minnesota, is a small farming community of 5,000 people, 80 per cent of them of German origin. In 1979 Louis Malle discovered the town by accident, and spent two weeks filming and interviewing the residents. He returned to follow up their lives, producing an intimate portrait of the people of 'God's Country'.
Produced, written and directed by LOUIS MALLE
(First showing on British television) Film Club presentation DAVID THOMPSON
9 FILMS: page 23


Unknown: Don Boyd.
Unknown: Amy Madigan
Unknown: Ed Harris
Unknown: Ho Nguyen.
Unknown: Shang Pierce.
Unknown: Alice Arlen
Duced By: Louis Malle
Unknown: Vincent Malle
Directed By: Louis Malle
Unknown: Louis Malle
Directed By: Louis Malle
Unknown: David Thompson
Glory Scheer: Amy Madigan
Shang Pierce: Ed Harris
Dinh: Ho Nguyen
Wally Scheer: Donald Moffat
Ben: Truyenv Tran
Skinner: Rudy Young
Honey: Cynthia Carle
Luis: Martino Lasalle
Mac: William Frankfather
Ab Cranshaw: Lucky Mosley
Sheriff: Bill Thurman

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