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starring Robert Young Randolph Scott The year is 1861: Western Union is constructing the Omaha-Salt Lake City stretch of what is to be the first transcontinental telegraph system in the US. Opposition to the telegraph comes not only from Sioux
Indians but also from a group of renegade Southerners. This ZANE GREY story, a strictly traditional western, was directed by Fritz Lang , the greatest of the European directors who made the transition to Hollywood in the 1930s.
Screenplay by ROBERT CARSON Associate producer HARRY JOE BROWN
Directed by FRITZ LANG
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Contributors

Unknown:
Robert Young
Unknown:
Randolph Scott
Directed By:
Fritz Lang
Unknown:
Robert Carson
Producer:
Harry Joe Brown
Directed By:
Fritz Lang
Richard Blake:
Robert Young
Vance Shaw:
Randolph Scott
Edward Creighton:
Dean Jagger
Sue Creighton:
Virginia Gilmore
Doc Murdoch:
John Carradine
Herman:
Slim Summerville
Homer:
Chill Wills
Jack Slade:
Barton MacLane
Governor:
Russell Hicks
Charlie:
Victor Kilian
Pat Grogan:
Minor Watson
Herb:
George Chandler
Chief Spotted Horse:
Chief Big Tree
Indian leader:
Chief Thundercloud

Bobby Charlton's background was football - his brother Jack signed for Leeds, while Bobby became a 'Busby Babe' at Manchester United. Then tragedy, as eight of his fellow 'babes' were killed in the Munich air disaster 30 years ago. Those who survived had a bond - a will to avenge the fates - and to see Manchester United rise again. For Charlton the challenge at United culminated in the European Cup competition in 1968, while his England goal was '1966 and all that'.
(R)

Contributors

Subject:
Bobby Charlton
Writer:
Frank Keating
Film Editor:
Geoffrey Botterill
Producer:
Jeff Goddard

Introduced by David Icke and featuring this afternoon: Motor Racing
Rounds one and two of the Formula Three
Championship. STEVE RIDER and MURRAY WALKER report from Thruxton and Silverstone. Competitive racing is guaranteed as GARY BRABHAM and DAMON HILL aim to follow in their famous fathers' footsteps.
Plus latest news from the Brazilian Grand Prix - the first of the season.
Boxing
More action from this week's Barrett/Duff promotion at Wembley when LLOYD
HONEYGHAN attempted to regain the World
Welterweight title. Commentator
HARRY CARPENTER
Also news from the towpath of final preparations for the Boat Race and a look ahead to the first major tournament of the Golf season, the US Masters at Augusta. Television presentation: Boxing BOB DUNCAN
Studio director VIVIEN KENT Producer GRAHAM FRY

Contributors

Introduced By:
David Icke
Introduced By:
Murray Walker
Unknown:
Harry Carpenter

from Barnsdale with Geoff Hamilton John Kelly and Anne Swithinbank Who said you can't save money by growing your own vegetables? Gardeners' World sets out to prove you can, and suggests how. And what's the difference between good turf and bad turf, or is it wiser to seed a lawn? How to make the neighbours jealous with some different summer-flowering bulbs and an ornamental shrub that will make them green with envy. Production assistant
JEAN LAUGHTON
Producer JOHN KENYON BBC Pebble Mill
Plant list on Ceefaxpage 261

Contributors

Unknown:
Geoff Hamilton
Unknown:
John Kelly
Unknown:
Anne Swithinbank
Unknown:
Jean Laughton
Producer:
John Kenyon

Regional Variations (2)

The Titfield Thunderbolt

BBC Two England

Duration: 1 hour, 20 minutes

on BBC Two England

Ealing comedy about a group of villagers who battle to preserve the local railway line by running it themselves, until they are sabotaged in a midnight raid by a rival bus company. Show more

Contributors

Walter Valentine:
Stanley Holloway
Vicar Sam Weech:
George Relph
George Blakeworth:
Naunton Wayne
Squire Gordon Chesterford:
John Gregson
Harry Hawkins:
Sidney James
Vernon Crump:
Jack McGowran
Writer:
TEB Clarke

Genres

Formats

Elizabeth Gale Sarah Walker Robert Tear
John Shirley Quirk
BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra led by BARRY HASKEY BBC Welsh Chorus chorusmaster
JOHN HUGH THOMAS conducted by Sir Neville Marriner
The performance was given in the Concertgebouw Great Hall, Amsterdam, as part of a season of concerts by international orchestras. Introduced by Michael Berkeley Producer RENS OOMENS Director KLAAS RUSTICUS
Presentation by NOStv. Holland (In association with Van Walsum Management Ltd)

Contributors

Unknown:
John Hugh Thomas
Conducted By:
Sir Neville Marriner
Introduced By:
Michael Berkeley
Producer:
Rens Oomens
Director:
Klaas Rusticus

Michael Ignatieff introduces one of the most striking documentaries ever made. The Sorrow and the Pity tells a remarkable story of France under the Occupation. The French and the Germans, politicians, generals, collaborators, private soldiers and the Maquis, recount their experiences with astonishing frankness. The picture that emerges is very far from the popular image of wartime France.
Part 1: The Collapse covers the early years of the war and the setting up of the Vichy regime.
Scenario and interviews by MARCEL OPHULS and ANDRE HARRIS Directed by MARCEL OPHULS
Produced by TELEVISION RENCONTRE. NORDDEUTSCHER RUNDFUNK and SOCIETE SUISSE DE RADIODIFFUSION English version specially prepared by MARCEL OPHULS in collaboration with the BBC
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Contributors

Introduces:
Michael Ignatieff
Unknown:
Marcel Ophuls
Unknown:
Andre Harris
Directed By:
Marcel Ophuls
Unknown:
Marcel Ophuls

Each season Arena invites a distinguished figure in the arts to direct a film. This year's guest director is John Byrne, painter and author of Tutti Frutti. In this diverse and inventive autobiography, Byrne travels from his youth, through his art school years to the period of his stage and TV plays, and on to his death sometime in the future.
With him is Robbie Coltrane as himself and as a shamus invented by Byrne, who discovers there are as many aspects to the author as there are actors playing him.

Contributors

Writer/Director:
John Byrne
Cameraman:
John McNeill
Film Editor:
John MacDonnell
Executive Producer:
Keith Alexander
Producer:
Andy Park
Series Editor:
Nigel Finch
Series Editor:
Anthony Wall
Himself:
John Byrne
Detective/Himself:
Robbie Coltrane
Phil McCann/Young Byrne:
Stuart Davids
Spanky Farrell:
Robert Carlysle
Hector McKenzie:
William Blair
Gunman:
Alastair Galbraith
Little Byrne:
William Buchanan
Singer:
Ewen Duncan
Mother:
Juliet Cadzow
Father/F.S. McDade:
Bill Paterson
Usherette:
Katy Murphy
Waitress/Backing vocals:
Muriel Gray
Collector:
Ralph Riach
Bride:
Kate Donnelly
Cartwheel doll:
Jacqueline Anderson
Eddie:
Richard Wilson

by and with Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie Thirty minutes of exquisitely tooled comedy, embossed with a personalised monogram of up to two of your favourite initials.
Available in moroccan peach or executive silver. Packs neatly into suitcase or tote bag to provide instant relief in up to four fashionable languages. Ideal as a handy key-fob caddy or garden friend. Designer DEREK EVANS
Producer ROGER ORDISH (R)

Contributors

Unknown:
Stephen Fry
Unknown:
Hugh Laurie
Designer:
Derek Evans
Producer:
Roger Ordish

Adapted by its author from his award-winning play, this richly compelling work is set in wartime Britain. Albert Finney stars as a grandiloquent and boorish actor-manager having trouble keeping his company on the road. Tom Courtenay repeats his original stage success as the long-suffering, outrageously camp 'dresser' and assistant to the great man. The film was chosen as the Royal Film in 1984 and received considerable critical acclaim at home and abroad for its comic and compassionate view of life offstage.
Screenplay by RONALD HARWOOD Produced and directed by PETER YATES
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Contributors

Unknown:
Tom Courtenay
Unknown:
Ronald Harwood
Directed By:
Peter Yates
'Sir':
Albert Finney
Norman:
Tom Courtenay
Oxenby:
Edward Fox
Her Ladyship:
Zena Walker
Madge:
Eileen Atkins
Frank Carrington:
Michael Gough
Irene:
Cathryn Harrison
Violet Manning:
Betty Marsden
Lydia Gibson:
Sheila Reid
Geoffrey Thornton:
Lockwood West
Mr Godstone:
Donald Eccles
Horace Brown:
Llewellyn Rees
Benton:
Guy Manning
Beryl:
Anne Mannion
C Rivers Lane:
Kevin Stoney

Time Is All You've Got Another opportunity to see this much-acclaimed Oscar-winning portrait of jazz bandleader and clarinettist
Artie Shaw. At the age of 74, Shaw reflects on his much varied career, his eight marriages, his ambitions as a novelist, his war service and the strains which twice led to him walking out on his band at the height of their popularity, calling his fans morons.
Using rarely seen archive film and contributions from band members and friends, Brigitte Berman 's film provides a unique insight into a man variously described as an idealist, a romantic, impractical and - above all - a genius.
Written, produced and directed by BRIGITTE BERMAN
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Contributors

Clarinettist:
Artie Shaw.
Unknown:
Brigitte Berman
Directed By:
Brigitte Berman

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