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: The Big Country

Western starring I Gregory Peck Jean Simmons
Jim McKay , a Baltimore gentleman, travels to San
Rafael to woo the daughter of a powerful landowner, but finds himself at the centre of a vicious feud.
Director William Wyler SEE FILMS pages 31-34


Unknown: Gregory Peck
Unknown: Jean Simmons
Unknown: Jim McKay
James McKay: Gregory Peck
Julie Maragon: Jean Simmons
PatriciaTerrill: Carroll Baker
Steve Leech: Charlton Heston
Rufus Hannassey: Burl Ives
Major Terri H: Charles Bickford
Ramon: Alfonso Bedoya
BuckHannassey: Chuck Connors
Rafe: Chuck Hayward
Dude: Buff Brady

: The Strange Affair

Last in the series.
The Old Straight Track. Some people say ley lines are trade routes used by our prehistoric ancestors, others claim they mark the flow of earth forces.
But archaeologists insist they do not exist. Robert Symes explores the mystery.


Unknown: Robert Symes

: Donovan the Diviner

Last of three films featuring Cornish couple Donovan and Margaret Wilkins , who make their living from water divining.


Unknown: Margaret Wilkins

: Border Incident

Action drama starring
Ricardo Montalban
George Murphy
Two agents go undercover to crack a ring smuggling Mexican workers over the border into California.
Director Anthony Mann
e SEE FILMS pages 31-34


Unknown: Ricardo Montalban
Unknown: George Murphy
Director: Anthony Mann
Pablo Rodriguez: Ricardo Montalban
JackBearnes: George Murphy
OwenParkson: Howard Da Silva
Juan Garcia: James Mitchell
Zopilote: Arnold Moss
Cuchillo: Alfonso Bedoya
Maria: Teresa Celli

: Tanhaiyan

Last in the Asian drama series.
Zara has recovered consciousness, but will she ever walk again? In Urdu with English subtitles.

: Ava Gardner

A documentary about Ava Gardner , the daughter of a sharecropper who became one of Hollywood's hottest stars. Her hugely successful career spanned 44 years, but she had a troubled personal life. Following divorces from Artie Shaw and Micky Rooney , her marriage to Frank Sinatra also ended, in 1953. By the time of her death three years ago, she had made more than 50 films including Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (being shownat3.15pm).


Unknown: Ava Gardner
Unknown: Artie Shaw
Unknown: Micky Rooney
Unknown: Frank Sinatra

: Pandora and the Flying Dutchman

Ava Gardner
James Mason
A beautiful American socialite seems incapable of love. Then she meets a mysterious sea captain and finds herself prepared to sacrifice everything to be with him.
Writer/Director by Albert Lewin • SEE FILMS pages 31-34


Unknown: Ava Gardner
Unknown: James Mason
Unknown: Albert Lewin
Pandora: Reynolds Avagardner
HenrickVanDerZee: James Mason
Stephen Cameron: Nigel Patrick
Janet: Sheila Sim
Geoffrey Fielding: Harold Warrender
JuanMontalvo: Mario Cabre
Angus: John Laurie
Jenny Ford: Pamela Kellino
Peggy Ford: Patricia Raine
Reggie Demarest: Marius Goring

: Late Again

Highlights from last week's editions of The Late Show.

: Scrutiny

The work of the House of Commons Select Committees. Editor Geoffrey Sumner


Editor: Geoffrey Sumner

: Kings of the Castle

Live coverage from Spain of the candidates final of the World Chess Championship in which Britain's Nigel Short plays Dutch grandmaster Jan Timman for the right to challenge world champion
Garry Kasparov for his title. Introduced by Peter Snow.
Producer Annie Lewis


Unknown: Nigel Short
Unknown: Jan Timman
Unknown: Garry Kasparov
Introduced By: Peter Snow.
Producer: Annie Lewis

: News and Sport

With Jennie Bond.
Weather Penny Tranter


Unknown: Jennie Bond.

: Sounds of the 70s

Vintage rock, pop and soul from the BBC archives.
Can You Feel the Force? A look at soul music and its influence.
With performances from Aretha Franklin , the Temptations, Michael Jackson ,
Gladys Knight , Bill Withers , the Three Degrees, Labelle, Chic, Rose Royce and the Real Thing. Producer Jeannie Clark
Series producer David Jeffcock


Unknown: Aretha Franklin
Unknown: Michael Jackson
Unknown: Gladys Knight
Unknown: Bill Withers
Unknown: Rose Royce
Producer: Jeannie Clark
Producer: David Jeffcock

: Fine Cut

Feature-length documentaries by independent film-makers. Memories and Dreams Melissa Llewelyn-Davies has been filming in the same Masai village in Kenya for 20 years. "After my first stay," she says, "I felt more at home there than in my own life. Memories of that period form an important part of the person that I am now." In this film, she returns to the village to provide a unique portrait of a changing society.
Series editor Andre Singer


Unknown: Dreams Melissa Llewelyn-Davies

: Moving Pictures

The weekly cinema night takes a look at new release The Public Eye, starring Joe Pesci and based on the life of American crime photographer Weegee. The film focuses on Weegee's influence on movies from 40s classic Naked City through
Scorsese's Raging Bull to The Public Eye. In the cutting room of his controversial new movie Damage, director Louis Malle (whose Milou in May is being shown at 10.10pm) discusses editing. And Gremlins director Joe Dante pays tribute to
French film pioneer Georges Melies. Presented by Howard Schuman.
Series producer Saskia Baron
Series editor Paul Kerr A Barraclough Carey production for BBCtv


Unknown: Joe Pesci
Director: Louis Malle
Director: Joe Dante
Unknown: Georges Melies.
Presented By: Howard Schuman.
Editor: Paul Kerr
Unknown: Barraclough Carey

: Milou in May

Moving Pictures presents Louis Malle's black comedy, set in 1968 when rioting students and workers brought France to a standstill, starring Michel Piccoli, Miou-Miou
Milou's beloved mother has died, but it is impossible to organise a funeral because of the strikes. His rapacious family descend like vultures, creating turmoil and sexual mayhem. A French film with English subtitles.
SEE FILMS pages 31.34


Director: Louis Malle
Milou: Michel Piccoli
Camille: Miou Miou
Georges: Michel Duchaussoy
Claire: Dominique Blanc
Lily: Harriet Walter
Grimaldi: Bruno Carette

: The Set-Up

Tonight's second
Moving Pictures film is
Robert Wise 's 1948 boxing classic, starring Robert Ryan Audrey Totter
A boxing manager agrees that his man should "throw" his next fight. But "Stoker" Thompson, although ageing and second-rate, reckons that he can win.
• SEE FILMS pages 31-34


Unknown: Robert Wise
Unknown: Robert Ryan
Unknown: Audrey Totter
Stoker: Robert Ryan
Julie: Audrey Totter
Tiny: George Tobias
Little Boy: Alan Baxter
Gus: Wallace Ford
Red: Percy Helton

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