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Around AD 1000, the secrets of generations of early Irish domesticity were sealed beneath a 20ft high grassy mound. In 1985, a County Antrim farmer decided to develop his land and to demolish the mound. Unable to preserve it, Dr Chris Lynn and a team of archaeologists from the historic
Monuments and Buildings Branch of the Department of the Environment were forced into a 'rescue' excavation. A Slice in Time records the recovery of those buried secrets from the mound at Carnalbanagh.
Presented by Brian Lacy. Producer Maureen Gallagher (R)


Dr Chris Lynn
Presented By:
Brian Lacy.
Maureen Gallagher

Gary Cooper
Dorothy McGuire
1862: despite the onrush of the American Civil War, life for the Quaker Birdwell family is seemingly uneventful. But as the country they love is gradually devastated by battle, Jess and his son Josh face a crisis - each must decide whether to take up arms or abide by their pacifist principles.
Director William Wyler 0 FILMS: pages 15-18


Gary Cooper
Dorothy McGuire
Quaker Birdwell
William Wyler
Jess Birdwell:
Gary Cooper
Eliza Birdwell:
Dorothy McGuire
Widow Hudspeth:
Marjorie Main
Josh Birdwell:
Anthony Perkins
Little Jess:
Richard Eyer
Sam Jordan:
Robert Middleton
Mattie Birdwell:
Phyllis Love
Gard Jordan ,:
Mark Richman
Professor Quigley:
Walter Catlett
Richard Hale
Joel Fluellen
on BBC Two England

Ben Kingsley
Richard Attenborough 's Academy award-winning epic biography of the Indian leader starts with the Mahatma's death in 1948, then moves back in time to southern
Africa in 1893, where Gandhi's long struggle to counter oppression by peaceful means began.
(A documentary 'The Rise and Fall of the Nehru-Gandhi Dynasty' will be shown next Saturday)
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Ben Kingsley
Richard Attenborough
Barry Norman
Mahatma Gandhi:
Ben Kingsley
Margaret Bourke-White:
Candice Bergen
General Dyer:
Edward Fox
Lord Irwin:
John Gielgud
Judge Broomfield:
Trevor Howard
John Mills
Martin Sheen
Charlie Andrews:
Ian Charleson
General Smuts:
Athol Fugard
Herman Kallenbach:
Gunter Maria Halmer
Geraldine James
Amrish Puri
Sardar Patel:
Saeed Jaffrey
Mohamed Ali Jinnah:
Alyque Padamsee
Pandit Nehru:
Roshan Seth
Kasturba Gandhi:
Rohini Hattangady

Cricket:Third Test
England v India
Further live coverage of the rest of the afternoon's play from the Oval. European Athletics Championships
Live coverage from Split,
Yugoslavia. The opening day of competition continues with the conclusion of the women's marathon, the men's 10,000m final at 7.05 and the women's shot put final. Also in action are
Tom McKean in the 800m heats at 5.50 and Steve Backley starting his campaigns in the men's javelin. This evening's events include heats of the men's 400m hurdles, the women's 100m, 800m and 3,000m and the qualifying stages of the women's long jump.
Introduced by Desmond Lynam. Editors John Philips and Brian Barwick


Tom McKean
Steve Backley
Introduced By:
Desmond Lynam.
Introduced By:
Brian Barwick

A series of films about Britain from
Schooldays. With the war over, there were plans to give more children greater opportunities.
.Many families were proud to see their children given a chance to get on. But not all teachers were happy with the new secondary schools. Producer Maggie Brookes
Executive producer Angela Holdsworth (R)


Maggie Brookes
Angela Holdsworth

The acclaimed director
Frederick Wiseman 's latest film celebrates
840 acres in the middle of Manhattan where New Yorkers retreat: joggers pant, lovers kiss, Pavarotti sings and Francis Coppola films, all among picnics and rock concerts. Centra/ Park also looks at the hidden park - the administration, the cops, the muggers and rapists.
Director/Producer Frederick Wiseman


Frederick Wiseman
Francis Coppola
Frederick Wiseman

A journey through London's Notting Hill captures the music and atmosphere of Europe's biggest street festival. This 25th anniversary special features songs from chart toppers Aswad, Arrow and Soul II Soul's Caron Wheeler. Executive producer Terry Jervis
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Caron Wheeler.
Terry Jervis

BBC Two England

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