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: Spirit of the People

Starring Raymond Massey, Gene Lockhart
From his roots as a peace-loving backwoodsman, through his career as a lawyer to his increasing involvement with politics, the film charts Lincoln's rise to the presidency.
Films: pages 17-20


Director: John Cromwell
Abraham Lincoln: Raymond Massey
Stephen Douglas: Gene Lockhart
Mary Todd Lincoln: Ruth Gordon
Ann Rutledge: Mary Howard

: World Snooker

World Professional
Snooker Championship.
Day two of the tournament. Dean Reynolds finishes his first-round game against
Peter Francisco and Willie Thorne plays Tony Drago. Presented by David Vine
(Further coverage in 'Grandstand' this afternoon on BBC1)


Unknown: Dean Reynolds
Unknown: Peter Francisco
Unknown: Willie Thorne
Unknown: Tony Drago.
Presented By: David Vine

: Genghis Khan

Omar Sharif
Stephen Boyd
In brutal 12th-century Asia, Prince Temujin's fights to fulfil his destiny: to unite the desperate Mongol tribes and earn the Chinese title Prince of Conquerors - Genghis Khan.
Director Henry Levin
0 FILMS: pages 17-20


Unknown: Omar Sharif
Unknown: Stephen Boyd
Unknown: Genghis Khan.
Director: Henry Levin
Temujin: Omar Sharif
Jamuga: Stephen Boyd
Kam Ling: James Mason
Bortei: Francoise Dorleac
Shan: Telly Savalas
Emperor of China: Robert Morley
Shah ofKhwarezm: Eli Wallach

: The Sky at Night

Patrick Moore talks about two zodiacal constellations -
Leo and Cancer.


Talks: Patrick Moore

: Mahabharat

In India this 91-part epic is cult viewing for 115 million viewers who watch it on garlanded television sets.
Dallas, Dynasty, Neighbours and EastEnders rolled into one, this is a dramatisation of India's greatest epic poem. Fifteen times the length of the Bible it's a tale of love, war, duty and ultimately of good triumphing over evil. 1: King Shantanu of Hastinapur proposes to the beautiful Ganga. She agrees to become his Queen on one condition: that he never questions any of her actions.
(In Hindi with English subtitles.
Repeated tomorrow 12.05am BBC1)


KingBharat: Raj Babbar
King Shantanu: Rishabh Shukla
Ganga: Kiran Juneja
Prime Minister: Ram Mohan

: Douglas Sirk Directs: The First Legion

Charles Boyer
William Demarest
A Jesuit seminary becomes the centre of attention when a paralysed priest recovers.
and at 4.40pm
Taza, Son of Cochise Starring Rock Hudson Barbara Rush Cochise, great chief of the Apache nation, is dead. The leadership passes to his son, Taza, whose determination to carry on his father's policy of peace with the white man meets with bitter opposition.
(Douglas Sirk directs 'Interlude' on Thursday at 6.00pm)
* FILMS: pages 17-20


Unknown: Charles Boyer
Unknown: William Demarest
F'r Marc Amour: Charles Boyer
Monsignor: William Demarest
Dr Morrell: Lyle Bettger
Terry Gilmartm: Barbara Rush
Fr Duquesne: Leo G Carroll
Fr Quarterman: Walter Hampden
Fr Jose Sierra: George Zucco
Taza: Rock Hudson
Oona: Barbara Rush
Cpt Burnell: Gregg Palmer
Naiche: Bart Roberts

: World Snooker

David Vine brings the best of the afternoon's action in the World Professional
Snooker Championship from the Crucible Theatre,
Sheffield, where Round One is well under way. This afternoon the No 8 seed, former champion Dennis Taylor , has a tremendous opener on his hands against Neal Foulds , while the indefatigable Welshman, Doug Mountjoy , plays
Brady Gollan. It's the best of 19 frames.


Unknown: David Vine
Unknown: Dennis Taylor
Unknown: Neal Foulds
Unknown: Doug Mountjoy
Unknown: Brady Gollan.

: NewsView

Presented by Moira Stuart. Lynette Lithgow reviews the week, with subtitles.
Followed by Weatherview.


Presented By: Moira Stuart.
Presented By: Lynette Lithgow

: Out of Line

A portrait of Sir Kenneth MacMillan at 60.
With Dame Ninette de
Valois, Lynn Seymour ,
Alessandra Ferri , Clement Crisp , Clive Barnes and Nicholas Georgiadis. Kenneth MacMillan , principal choreographer of the Royal Ballet, has often made ballets about 'the outsider'. This film follows his progress from a dancer who gave up because of stage fright to a choreographer who flouted convention by choreographing uninhibited sexuality.
With extracts from some of his ballets and rehearsals for his latest work The Prince of the Pagodas, which gets its television premiere at 8.55pm.
Film editor Francesca Ross
Producer/Director Derek Bailey A Landseer Films production for BBCtv


Unknown: Sir Kenneth MacMillan
Unknown: Lynn Seymour
Unknown: Alessandra Ferri
Unknown: Clement Crisp
Unknown: Clive Barnes
Unknown: Nicholas Georgiadis.
Unknown: Kenneth MacMillan
Editor: Francesca Ross
Director: Derek Bailey

: The Prince of the Pagodas

A stunning ballet with a prince who becomes a salamander, a princess who redeems him with a kiss, an evil stepsister - all the elements of a traditional fairy story magically brought to life by choreographer
Kenneth MacMillan and the dancers of the Royal Ballet to the brilliant music of Benjamin Britten 's only ballet score. With the Royal Ballet from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
Orchestra of the Royal
Opera House, conductor Ashley Lawrence.
Scenario by Colin Thubron after John Cranko.
Scenery and costumes by Nicholas Georgiadis. Sound Graham Haines Lighting Alan Woolford
Executive producer Dennis Marks Producer Julia Matheson Director Derek Bailey


Unknown: Kenneth MacMillan
Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Conductor: Ashley Lawrence.
Unknown: Colin Thubron
Unknown: John Cranko.
Costumes By: Nicholas Georgiadis.
Producer: Julia Matheson
Director: Derek Bailey
Princess Rose: Darcey Bussell
Princess Epine: Fiona Chadwick
Prince: Jonathan Cope
Emperor: Anthony Dowell
Fool: Simon Rice
King of the North: Antony Dowson
King of the East: Bruce Sansom
King of the West: Mark Silver
King of the South: Ashley Page

: World Snooker

Further coverage of the Embassy World Professional Snooker Championship. No 16 seed Steve James competes against Alex Higgins. Cliff Thorburn begins his campaign against Cliff Wilson.
Introduced by David Vine.


Unknown: Steve James
Unknown: Alex Higgins.
Unknown: Cliff Thorburn
Unknown: Cliff Wilson.
Introduced By: David Vine.

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