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Reporters Jeremy James, Jeanne La Chard, John Pitman, Desmond Wilcox, Harold Williamson

This week: Last Trip to Paradise?
When Captain Cook landed in Hawaii the natives clubbed him to death, but the blood spilt on that beach didn'deter other white men. Every year millions go to the Pacific islands, to Hawaii, Tahiti and Fiji in search of the sun, surf, grass skirts and free love: the world the ad-men tell us is paradise on earth.
But it is a changing world. Land developers and international hotel chains fight to keep pace with the tourist boom. Military bases and warships mean a juke-box in every port. Atomic testing, islanders claim, is a health hazard.
Jim Douglas Henry and a Man Alive film team joined the rush to the South Pacific in the hope that theirs was not the last trip to paradise.

(Repeated next Saturday afternoon)


Jim Douglas Henry
David Filkin
Adam Clapham

A second showing of a personal view by a documentary film maker at 30 years' BBCtv output.
In the archives, among 270,000 cans of film and 24,000 boxes of video-tape, makers of TV history sit side by side, from Richard Dimbleby to 'Muffin the Mule,' from the News in Ulster to the Eurovision Song Contest. What is its impact on our lives? What does it give and what does it take?


Film Editor:
John Needham
Film Editor:
Julian Stenhouse
Executive Producer:
Norman Swallow
Devised and produced by:
Robert Vas

"The most adventurous classic serial for a long time." (Sunday Times)
"Will grab its audience by the throat." (The Guardian)

Tonight BBC2 presents a complete showing of this highly successful serial in one episode.
Heinrich Mann's prophetic novel, dramatised by Robert Muller, and starring Derek Jacobi.
The scene: Germany at the end of the 19th century...

(Colour) [Repeat]


Heinrich Mann
Dramatised by:
Robert Muller
Martin Lisemore
Herbert Wise
Diederich Hessling:
Derek Jacobi
Valerie Holliman
Herr Goppel:
Derek Francis
Agnes Goppel:
Juliet Aykroyd
John White
Brian Stirner
Christopher Biggins
Sean Roantree
Stuart McGugan
Mike Fields
Frau Hessling:
Sheila Brennan
Herr Hessling:
Graham Leaman
Magda Hessling:
Karin MacCarthy
Emmi Hessling:
Elizabeth Bell
Dr Heuteufel:
John Phillips
Medical Officer:
Jerold Wells
Army Sergeant:
John Hart Dyke
Wolfgang Buck:
Ian Ogilvy
Guste Daimchen:
Judy Cornwell
Denis Carey
Napoleon Fischer:
David Hill
Michael Wardle
Audrey Murray
Herr Buck:
Kevin Stoney
David King
Dr Jadassohn:
Sam Dastor
Maggie Wells
Herr Lauer:
Cyril Shaps
Katchen Zillich:
Judy Loe
Pastor Zillich:
Manning Wilson
Von Wulckow:
John Savident
Frau Daimchen:
Gabrielle Daye
Geoffrey Whitehead
Herr Cohn:
Stanley Lebor
Judge Sanding:
Harry Hutchinson
Lt Karnauke:
Esmond Knight
Judith Lauer:
Eve Pearce

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