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starring
John Wayne Henry Fonda
Lt-Col Thursday, aggrieved at being demoted from his Civil War rank of General, is posted as commanding officer to Fort Apache, a remote outpost in the Arizona desert. He tightens up discipline and eventually shows his ignorance of Indian behaviour - resulting in a massacre of his troop.
Screenplay by FRANK S. NUGENT Produced by JOHN FORD and MERlAN c. COOPER Directed by JOHN FORD
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Unknown:
John Wayne
Unknown:
Henry Fonda
Unknown:
Frank S. Nugent
Produced By:
John Ford
Unknown:
Merlan C. Cooper
Directed By:
John Ford
Captain York:
John Wayne
Thursday:
Henry Fonda
Philadelphia Thursday:
Shirley Temple
Beaufort:
Pedro Armendariz
O'Rourke:
Ward Bond
Collingwood:
George O'Brien
O'Rourke:
John Agar
Mulcahy:
Victor McLaglen
Mrs Collingwood:
Anna Lee
Mrs O'Rourke:
Irene Rich
Chief Cochise:
Miguel Inclan
Johnny Reb:
Jack Pennick

A short season of British comedies today starring
Alec Guinness Cecil Parker Herbert Lom
Peter Sellers and Danny Green.
Mrs Wilberforce is one of London's nicer landladies. A little vague perhaps, but definitely not the sort of person to have a gang of desperate criminals in her house. Unfortunately,
Professor Marcus and his friends are not the musical society she supposed and their plans are anything but harmonious!
Screenplay by WILLIAM ROSE Produced by MICHAEL BALCON Directed by ALEXANDER MACKENDRICK
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Unknown:
Alec Guinness
Unknown:
Cecil Parker
Unknown:
Herbert Lom
Unknown:
Peter Sellers
Unknown:
Danny Green.
Unknown:
Mrs Wilberforce
Unknown:
William Rose
Produced By:
Michael Balcon
Directed By:
Alexander MacKendrick
The Professor:
Alec Guinness
The Major:
Cecil Parker
Louis:
Herbert Lom
Harry:
Peter Sellers
One-Round:
Danny Green
Mrs Wilberforce:
Katie Johnson
Police superintendent:
Jack Warner
Barrow boy:
Frankie Howerd
Police sergeant:
Philip Stainton
Cab driver:
Fred Griffiths
Second cab driver:
Kenneth Connor

First in a five-part series.
Earlier this year nearly 1,000 people entered this BBCtv and Radio Times competition for amateur film and video makers. Today, and on the next three afternoons,
Tony Robinson presents a selection of the best entries, and on Friday the winners of the £9,000 in prizes to be awarded will be announced. Today's programme also includes an interview with the screen writer
Trevor Griffiths , who was one of the Showreel judges.
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Contributors

Unknown:
Tony Robinson
Unknown:
Trevor Griffiths

A breathtaking flight around the entire coast of England, Scotland and Wales.
Narrated by John Westbrook, Sally Magnusson and Clay Jones, this gull's-eye view of Britain flies anticlockwise from Land's End to Dover, north to John O'Groats, west to Cape Wrath, down through the Western Isles to Wales, back to Land's End. Expert guides describe a coastline packed with more variety than anywhere else in the world. People who live on the coast tell of the royal nude bather, the harbour British Rail sold for £1, and the castle that inspired the Dracula stories.
3.21 Land's End; 3.45 Dover; 4.00 The Humber; 4.15 Aberdeen; 4.30 Cape Wrath;
4.45 The Clyde; 5.00 The Lleyn Peninsula.
Studio sound BRENDAN SHORE
Videotape editor MIKE TAYLOR
Producer LAURIE JOHN
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Unknown:
John Westbrook
Unknown:
Sally Magnusson
Unknown:
Clay Jones
Videotape Editor:
Mike Taylor
Producer:
Laurie John

A season of films with the legendary star. Today with Mary Astor Peter Lorre Sydney Greenstreet
In this classic version of the Dashiell Hammett story, Bogart plays Sam Spade , the wise-cracking, cynical private detective who becomes involved in the dangerous quest for a priceless black statuette. The film marked the directorial debut of John Huston , and with its intricate plot and fast-paced dialogue remains one of the greatest of all thrillers.
Screenplay by JOHN HUSTON Based on the novel by DASHIELL HAMMETT
Produced by HAL B. WALLIS Directed by JOHN HUSTON
('The African Queen', tomorrow at
6.50pm)
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Unknown:
Mary Astor
Unknown:
Dashiell Hammett
Unknown:
Sam Spade
Unknown:
John Huston
Unknown:
John Huston
Novel By:
Dashiell Hammett
Produced By:
Hal B. Wallis
Directed By:
John Huston
Samuel Spade:
Humphrey Bogart
Brigid O'Shaughnessy:
Mary Astor
Iva Archer:
Gladys George
Joel Cairo:
Peter Lorre
Lt of Detectives Dundy:
Barton MacLane
Effie Perine:
Lee Patrick
Kasper Gutman:
Sydney Greenstreet
Polhaus:
Ward Bond
Miles Archer:
Jerome Cowan
Wilmer Cook:
Elisha Cook Jr
Luke:
James Burke
Richman:
Murray Alper
Bryan:
John Hamilton

An award-winning animated film.
Each evening in a fabulous city a divine bird performs a dance of illusion and magical transformation for its Emperor. And each evening a blackbird from a neighbouring forest watches the pampered creature with envy... This hauntinglybeautiful film was nominated for an Academy Award. Directed by ISHU PATEL

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Directed By:
Ishu Patel
on BBC Two England

starring
Placido Domingo Katia Ricciarelli Verdi's opera is thrillingly brought to the screen by Zeffirelli. Filmed almost exclusively on location in Crete and in southern Italy, Otello unites Zeffirelli's dramatic and visual flair with magnificent performances from Domingo and Ricciarelli.
Araldo sung by GIANNICOLA PIGLIUCCI
ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS OF THE
TEATRO ALLA SCALA (MILAN) Music produced and conducted by LORIN MAAZEL Produced by MANAHEN GOLAN and YORAM GLOBUS
Directed by FRANCO ZEFFIRELU
(Italian film with English subtitles. First showing on British television)
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Unknown:
Placido Domingo
Unknown:
Katia Ricciarelli
Sung By:
Giannicola Pigliucci
Conducted By:
Lorin Maazel
Produced By:
Manahen Golan
Directed By:
Franco Zeffirelu
Otello:
Placido Domingo
Desdemona:
Kanari Cciarelli
Desdemona:
Iago Justinodiaz
Emilio:
Petra Malakova
Cassio:
Urbano Barberini
(sung by:
Ezio Di Cesare)
Lodovico:
Massimofoscm
(sung by:
John MacUrdy)
Muntano:
Edwin Francis
(sung by:
Edward Toumajin)
Roderigo:
Sergio Nicolai
(sung by:
Costantin Zaharia)
Brabanzio:
Remo Remotti
Doge:
Antonio Pierfederici

A Bookmark special. With
100 million readers worldwide, Reader's Digest is the most successful magazine in history. Its philosophy of optimism and self-improvement prompts its chief executive, based in Pleasantville, USA, to pronounce it 'the greatest force for good in the modern world'. To its critics, however it is a powerful and unwelcome agent in the 'Americanisation of the intellect.' Contributions include Howard Jacobson ,
John Wells , Farrukh Dhondy and Monica Dickens.
Film cameraman RICHARD ADAM
Film editors BOB PORTWAY. LES FILBY Producer CHARLES CHABOT Director JULIAN BIRKETT

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Unknown:
Howard Jacobson
Unknown:
John Wells
Unknown:
Farrukh Dhondy
Unknown:
Monica Dickens.
Unknown:
Richard Adam
Editors:
Bob Portway.
Producer:
Charles Chabot
Director:
Julian Birkett

starring Burt Lancaster Peter Reigert Denis Lawson with Jenny Seagrove Fulton Mackay.
The giant American
Knox Oil Corporation has its eye on the remote
Scottish village of Ferness - intended as the site of a new refinery. Maclntyre - an ambitious young executive - would seem to be just the man for the job of negotiating a 'fair' price with the villagers. But Ferness can have a strange effect on its visitors as Maclntyre discovers. A delightful and magical comedy from the producer of Chariots of Fire and the director of Gregory's Girl.
Produced by DAVID PUTTNAM
Written and directed by BILL FORSYTH
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Unknown:
Burt Lancaster
Unknown:
Peter Reigert
Unknown:
Denis Lawson
Unknown:
Jenny Seagrove
Unknown:
Fulton MacKay.
Produced By:
David Puttnam
Directed By:
Bill Forsyth
Happer:
Burt Lancaster
Maclntyre:
Peter Reigert
Urquhart:
Denis Lawson
Oldsen:
Peter Capaldi
Ben:
Fulton MacKay
Victor:
Chris Rozycki
Marina:
Jenny Seagrove
Stella:
Jennifer Black
Rev Mac:
Christopher Asante
Geddes:
Ricky Fulton
Wylie:
Alex Norton
Moritz:
Norman Chancer

'The truth is just a plain picture.'
In 1965, documentary film-maker D. A. Pennebaker followed
Bob Dylan on a concert tour of Britain and what emerged was a remarkable portrait of the singer-songwriter feted as the spokesman for his generation. Pennebaker's cinema verite style captures Dylan on stage, in hotel rooms, in the company of other musicians and mixing with a press and public that expected him to have all the answers. Dylan's reactions are surprising, mischievous and, sometimes, cruel. This 'plain picture' provides a unique insight into one of rock music's most private and enigmatic figures. Produced and directed by D. A. PENNEBAKER
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Directed By:
D. A. Pennebaker

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