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The Docks are vital to everything we make, eat and sell. Yet even before the recent strike and the Jones-Aldington Report, Britain's Docks were in serious trouble. In Liverpool for Money at Work, David Taylor has been talking to those parties with the greatest interest in the problem - the Mersey Docks' and Harbour Company, the unions, the employers, the unofficial shop stewards and not least the dockers themselves.


David Taylor

Written by Nicholas Tomalin

A dramatised examination of the people and politics, facts and suspicions, that surround the last voyage and tragic sinking of the Lusitania in May 1915. She was struck by a single torpedo off the Irish coast and sank in less than 18 minutes; 1,195 people died, many of them women and children, some of them American.
Was it an atrocity for which the Germans were solely responsible? Or was it calculated strategy by which Winston Churchill, then First Lord of the Admiralty, ensured that America would enter the war on the side of the hard-pressed Allies? New evidence is examined in the Old Court House, Kinsale, Ireland - where the original inquest was held.

(I tried everything: pages 68-70)


Nicholas Tomalin
Film Cameraman:
Peter Hall
Film Editor:
Paul Carter
Paul Bonner
For the Admiralty:
Geoffrey Palmer
As Lord Mersey, Chairman of the original inquiry:
Sebastian Shaw
For Captain Turner of the Lusitania:
Peter Barkworth
For the German Government:
Jack May
For the American Government:
Gordon Sterne
For Cunard:
Graham Suter
Von Papen, Petty Officer, Kapitan Schwieger and The Commander:
Lee Montague

by Evelyn Waugh
Adapted in seven parts by Barry Took
starring Harry Worth as William Boot

Ishmaelia is on the brink of civil war - but who is against whom?



Evelyn Waugh
Barry Took
Roger Murray-Leach
Michael Mills
William Boot:
Harry Worth
John Junkin
James Beck
Moray Watson
Dr Benito:
Dan Jackson
Hugh Latimer
Mrs Jackson:
Lucita Lijertwood
Wenlock Jakes:
James Dyrenforth
Brian Coburn
Paul McDowell
James McManus
James Bulloch
Le Brun:
David Quilter
Tony Hughes
Sir Jocelyn Hitchcock:
Alan Judd
Ticket collector:
Vernon Dobtcheff
Wireless operator:
Sol Raye
Hotel servant:
Tony Haze
Telegraph boy:
Sam Mansaray
J.B. Leslie

by Julian Bond
[Starring] Kenneth More
with Zena Walker as Mary Drew, Hildegard Neil as Helen Barlow and Stacey Tendeter as Serena

The face Richard Drew shows to his 16-year-old daughter Serena cracks in a surprising situation.


Julian Bond
Alastair Reid
Stella Richman
Mary Drew:
Zena Walker
Helen Barlow:
Hildegard Neil
Stacey Tendeter
Richard Drew:
Kenneth More
Tim Felstead:
Ralph Michael
Martin Aylott
Gym instructor:
Ieuan Parry
Michelle Newell
Peter West:
Richard Morant
Mr West:
Richard Leech
Mrs West:
Gwen Cherrell
Head waiter:
Julian Herington
Lucy Walters:
Kika Markham
Patricia Denys

Starring Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine
with Fred MacMurray, Ray Walston
A season of Billy Wilder's most celebrated comedies

An insurance clerk's apartment becomes a popular venue for his bosses' extra-marital entertaining, but the shortcut to promotion proves to be a dead-end when his own emotions become involved.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Billy Wilder
C.C. Baxter:
Jack Lemmon
Fran Kubelik:
Shirley MacLaine
J.D. Sheldrake:
Fred MacMurray
Mr Dobisch:
Ray Walston
Mr Kirkeby:
David Lewis
Dr Dreyfuss:
Jack Kruschen
Joan Shawlee
Miss Olsen:
Edie Adams
Margie MacDougall:
Hope Holiday
Karl Matuschka:
Johnny Seven
Mrs Dreyfuss:
Naomi Stevens
Mrs Lieberman:
Frances Weintraub Lax
The Blonde:
Joyce Jameson
Mr Vanderhof:
Willard Waterman
Mr Eichelberger:
David White
The Bartender:
Benny Burt

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