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Written and introduced by Professor Marcus Cunliffe.

In 1790 four million Americans farmed and traded in a narrow strip of thirteen states on the eastern sea-board of a largely unexplored continent. By 1910 ninety-two million Americans in forty-six states inhabited the most powerful industrial nation in the world.
This series of ten programmes tells the story of this unparalleled explosion of political and economic power.
(Previously shown on BBC-1)

Contributors

Writer/presenter:
Professor Marcus Cunliffe
Reader:
Michael Kane
Reader:
Philip Oxman
Singers:
The Islanders
Producer:
Peter Dunkley

by Frederick Pohl.
Dramatised by Troy Kennedy Martin.
Starring Graham Stark
With Sam Kydd and Anne Lawson
A second showing of strange stories from the world of science fiction.
See page 51

Contributors

Author:
Frederick Pohl
Dramatised by:
Troy Kennedy Martin
Title music composed and conducted by:
Norman Kay
Incidental Music:
Max Harris
Designer:
William McCrow
Producer:
Irene Shubik
Director:
Peter Sasdy
Morrey:
Graham Stark
Edward:
Julian Curry
Wainwright:
Victor Brooks
Henry:
Anthony Dawes
George:
Robert Sidaway
Edwina:
Anne Lawson
Gideon:
Graham Lines
Police robot:
Michael Earl
Counsel:
Geoffrey Alexander
Judge:
A.J. Brown
Prisoner:
Sydney Arnold
Analyst:
David Netterheim
Fred:
Sam Kydd
Rebel leader:
David Blake Kelly
First rebel:
Richard Davies
Second rebel:
Arne Gordon
Sir John:
John Barron

Ian Trethowan looks back over the past week in Parliament and introduces reports on big debates in both Houses, questions to Ministers, significant moves behind the scenes, and the effects of M.P.s' work inside and outside Westminster.
With Hardiman Scott, David Holmes.

Contributors

Presenter:
Ian Trethowan
Reporter:
Hardiman Scott
Reporter:
David Holmes
Editor:
Michael Balkwill

Tales from the last frontier of the great American West.
Starring James Drury as The Virginian

A spoiled girl's attempt to make the Virginian jealous by appearing to fall in love with his best friend leads to unexpected tragedy.
(Repeat)

Contributors

The Virginian:
James Drury
Caroline Witman:
Joan Freeman
Aunt Grace:
Lillian Bronson
Jeff Tolliver:
Dick York
Judge Garth:
Lee J. Cobb
Steve:
Gary Clarke
Trampas:
Douglas McClure
Corbie:
Warren Oates
Ben Wainright:
Robert Simmon
Sheriff Abbott:
Ross Elliott

BBC Two England

About BBC Two

BBC Two is a lively channel of depth and substance, carrying a range of knowledge-building programming complemented by great drama, comedy and arts.

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