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Pitfall
starring Dick Powell, Lizabeth Scott
In the first of two films starring crooner-turned-serious actor Dick Powell, he plays a family man bored by his routine life who begins an affair with a gangster's moll. But when her old boyfriend gets out of jail, his troubles really begin.
Screenplay by KARL KAMB
Based on the novel The Pitfall by JAY DRATLER
Produced by SAMUEL BISCHOFF Directed by ANDRE DE TOTH

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Cry Danger
starring Dick Powell, Rhonda Fleming
In this tough thriller Powell plays Rocky who, after serving a Hve-year prison sentence for a hold-up, is released on a false alibi. But he is determined to prove his innocence by tracking down the real robbers as well as their loot.
Screenplay by WILLIAM POWERS
Based on a story by JEROME CADY Produced by SAM WIESENTHAL , W. R. FRANK Directed by ROBERT PARRISH
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Contributors

Unknown:
Dick Powell
Unknown:
Lizabeth Scott
Unknown:
Dick Powell
Unknown:
Jay Dratler
Produced By:
Samuel Bischoff
Directed By:
Andre de Toth
Unknown:
Dick Powell
Unknown:
Rhonda Fleming
Play By:
William Powers
Story By:
Jerome Cady
Produced By:
Sam Wiesenthal
Produced By:
W. R. Frank
Directed By:
Robert Parrish
John Forbes:
Dick Powell
Mona Stevens:
Lizabeth Scott
Sue Forbes:
Jane Wyatt
MacDonald:
Raymond Burr
District Attorney:
John Lltel
Bill Smiley:
Byron Barr
Tommy Forbes:
Jimmy Hunt
Maggie:
Ann Doran
Ed Brawley:
Selmer Jackson
Terry:
Margaret Wells
Desk sergeant:
Dick Wassell
Rocky:
Dick Powell
Nancy:
Rhonda Fleming
Delong:
Richard Erdman
Castro:
William Conrad
Cobb:
Regis Toomey
Darlene:
Jean Porter

Cosmic Lawn-Sprinkler
The unique object known to astronomers as SS433 looks at first sight like a dim star, but has proved as bizarre as anything known.
Jets of material spreading out from it are 'precessing' in the manner of a lawn-sprinkler.
Patrick Moore talks about SS433 with Dr David Clark , co-discoverer of its extraordinary nature. Producer PIETER MORPURGO

Contributors

Talks:
Patrick Moore
Unknown:
Dr David Clark
Producer:
Pieter Morpurgo

Edge of Evil
When a homesteader finds a mule laden with gold he can't believe his good fortune. Written by RON BISHOP Directed by HOLUNGSWORTH MORSE (R)

Contributors

Written By:
Ron Bishop
Directed By:
Holungsworth Morse
Slim:
John Smith
Jess:
Robert Fuller
Daisy:
Spring Byington
Mike:
Dennis Holmes
Stede:
Ron Harper

Jeremy James introduces coverage of the Canberra Cruise's World Bridge
Trophy, in which four top international bridge players compete for a cash-prize and an individual trophy.
Jeremy Flint comments on play and tactics.
Director LINDA MCCARTHY Producer MARK PATTERSON

Contributors

Introduces:
Jeremy James
Unknown:
Jeremy Flint
Director:
Linda McCarthy
Producer:
Mark Patterson

Presented by Russell Davies Theatre: Jonathan Pryce won the SWET Best Actor Award for his Hamlet at the Royal Court in 1980. Now Pryce tackles Macbeth with the Royal Shakespeare Company at Stratford. In rehearsal and performance he talks about the challenge, together with Sinead Cusack who plays
Lady Macbeth and director Adrian Noble.
Media: this week is the 50th anniversary of the first publication of Life magazine, the birthplace of photo-journalism.
Alfred Eisenstaedt , Kurt Vonnegut , Gordon Parks and Life's editors describe what it was like to be the eyes, ears and nose of the world before anyone ever heard of television news. Assistant producers
DEBBIE GELLER , ALEX MARENGO Producer KEVIN LOADER Editor JOHN ARCHER

Contributors

Presented By:
Russell Davies
Unknown:
Jonathan Pryce
Unknown:
Sinead Cusack
Director:
Adrian Noble.
Unknown:
Alfred Eisenstaedt
Unknown:
Kurt Vonnegut
Unknown:
Debbie Geller
Editor:
John Archer

A Window on the World written and presented by Jonathan Dimbleby
At the flick of a switch we can see a report live-by-satellite from the other side of the world. Yet less than 40 years ago television's only overseas films were weeks old and borrowed from cinema newsreels. Today Britain's four channels run more than 20 hours of specially-prepared foreign news, analysis and comment every day. Jonathan Dimbleby looks back at the difficult beginnings, when only a few brave souls had any real faith in the new medium. And he traces how today's styles of overseas reporting have evolved through technological innovation, editorial revolution and sheer accident. Film editors
MARGARET KELLY , GABE SOLOMON Videotape editor ANDREW QUESTED Producer DESMOND LAPSLEY
0 TV50 COMPETITION: page 16

Contributors

Presented By:
Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown:
Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown:
Margaret Kelly
Unknown:
Gabe Solomon
Producer:
Desmond Lapsley

The Lombard/RAC Rally which starts tomorrow is one of the toughest in the rallying calendar. The route is shorter than last year, but 420 of the 1,500 miles are competitive stages through some formidable forest-terrain in Britain. Over the next four days, the Top Gear team will bring you the start and finish of this gruelling international event and report nightly from the various halts round the country. Tonight
William Woollard previews the route, looks at the cars and talks to the drivers.
Producer BRIAN STRACHAN
Executive producer TOM ROSS BBC Pebble Mill

Contributors

Unknown:
William Woollard
Producer:
Brian Strachan
Producer:
Tom Ross

Derek Malcolm introduces a prizewinning film from Argentina.
(No habra mas penas ni olvido) starring Federico Luppi
In early 1974, Argentina was split by warring political factions, all claiming to be loyal to President Juan Peron. Faced with a right-wing purge, Administrator Fuentes occupies the town-hall of Colonia Vela. His allies are a hastily promoted sergeant, the town drunk and a crazy aviator. Hector Olivera's witty political comedy, which was made at considerable personal risk while General Galtieri was still in power, won the Silver Bear Award at the 1984 Berlin Film Festival.
Screenplay by ROVERTO COSSA , HECTOR OLIVERA Produced by FERNANDO AYALA and LUIS OSVALDO REPETTO Directed by HECTOR OLIVERA
(An Argentine film with English subtitles. First showing on British television)
0 FILMS: page 26

Contributors

Introduces:
Derek Malcolm
Unknown:
Federico Luppi
Unknown:
Roverto Cossa
Unknown:
Hector Olivera
Produced By:
Fernando Ayala
Unknown:
Luis Osvaldo Repetto
Directed By:
Hector Olivera
Fuentes:
Federico Luppi
Suprino:
Hector Bidonde
Reinaldo:
Victor Laplace
Llanos:
Rodolfo Ranni
Juan:
Miguel Angel Sola
Garcia:
Julio de Grazia
Guglielmini:
Lautaro Murua
Mrs Fuentes:
Graciela Dufau
Cervifio:
Ulises Dumont

The Benson and Hedges Championship
Highlights from Wembley Arena
Introduced by Barry Davies Commentator DAN MASKELL
JOHN BARRETT
GERALD WILLIAMS , MARK COX

Contributors

Introduced By:
Barry Davies
Commentator:
Dan Maskell
Unknown:
John Barrett
Unknown:
Gerald Williams

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