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Film of the Week: The Innocents

Starring Deborah Kerr with Peter Wyngarde, Megs Jenkins, Michael Redgrave
Was Henry James's The Turn of the Screw a simple ghost story or a serious attempt to portray the hallucinations of a frustrated spinster?
(This Week's Films: page 9)
BBC One London

Pettifer in America

The Turn of the Screwed
' Don'get sick in America' runs the warning. Even if you have health insurance you can be bankrupted by a major illness.
It's all part of America's health crisis-the current preoccupation of a remarkable man, HERBERT s. DENENBERG, Insurance Commissioner for the State of Pennsylvania. f The consumer has been screwed long enough,' says Denenberg, ' now it's the Turn of the Screwed.'
It's a creed that has made Denenberg into a national figure as he has successfully attacked - and antagonised - lawyers, polluters, car makers. Now he's taking on what he calls the biggest of the ' consumer frauds ! - the mighty forces of American medicine.
Director DAVID GERRARD Producer FRANK SMITH
BBC One London

Warship

starring
Bryan Marshall , David Savile with Andrew Burt , Caroline Mortimer Special guest Frederick Jaeger First Turn of the Screw by IAN MACKINTOSH
A remote Hebridean island, a lost love ... and mounting suspicion.
Designer MICHAEL YOUNG Producer JOE WATERS Director PHILIP DUDLEY
BBC One London

The Great American Theme Park

A Risk Business Special Report on the world's most extravagant fairgrounds.
In which Michael Rodd sets out in search of the ultimate fairground ride. In two of America's sunshine states, California and Florida, he finds himself taking part in a high-wire act, in a Wild West shoot-out, and in the breath-taking twists and turns of a 400-foot aquatic Cresta run. Participation, it seems, is the name of the Theme Park game.
Every year the impresarios introduce new ways of luring customers through the turnstiles of their particular brand of money-spinning fantasy. It's an ' arms race' in which the principal weapons are million-dollar roller coasters, breath-taking machines designed to carry the customer cork-screwing and gyrating in apparent defiance of the laws of gravity.
But the bills can escalate as rapidly as the thrills, and Parks can plunge from giddying heights to sickening depths almost as rapidly as their pleasure-seeking passengers. It's an industry where holidays are the most frantic time of the year, and where pleasure turns out to carry a very slender profit margin.
Film cameraman JOHN WYATT Film editor ROGER CHERYL Producer LYN gambits
Editor MICHAEL BLAKSTAD
BBC One London

The Great American Theme Park

A Risk Business Special Report on the world's most extravagant fairgrounds.
In which Michael Rodd sets out in search of the ultimate fairground ride. In two of America's sunshine states, California and Florida, he finds himself taking part in a high-wire act, in a Wild West shoot-out, and in the breath-taking twists and turns of a 400-foot aquatic Cresta run. Participation, it seems, is the name of the Theme Park game.
Every year the impresarios introduce new ways of luring customers through the turnstiles of their particular brand of money-spinning fantasy. It's an ' arms race ' in which the principal weapons are million-dollar roller coasters, breath-taking machines designed to carry the customer cork-screwing and gyrating in apparent defiance of the laws of gravity.
But the bills can escalate as rapidly as the thrills, and Parks can plunge from giddying heights to sickening depths almost as rapidly as their pleasure-seeking passengers. It's an industry where holidays are the most frantic time of the year, and where pleasure turns out to carry a very slender profit margin.
Film cameraman JOHN WYATT Film editor JON LEE
Producer LYN GAMBLES
Editor MICHAEL BLAKSTAD
(Postponed from 20 December 1978)
BBC One London

Absence of Malice

starring
Paul Newman
Sally Field
A prominent Miami union leader has disappeared without trace. Frustrated by the lack of clues, ruthless government inspector Elliot Rosen puts the pressure on Michael Gallagher , a wholesale liquor merchant whose father was a gangster. Turning the screws tighter, Rosen leaks that Gallagher is a prime suspect to Megan Carter , an ambitious reporter on the Miami Standard.
With the law, the press, and the mob against him, Gallagher is forced to take extreme measures ...
Screenplay by KURT LUEDTKE Produced and directed by SYDNEY POLLACK
(First showing on British television)
0 FILMS: page 27
BBC One London

Absence of Malice

starring Paul Newman Sally Field
A prominent Miami Union leader has disappeared.
Frustrated by the lack of clues, ruthless government inspector Elliott Rosen puts the pressure on Michael Gallagher , a liquor merchant whose father was a gangster. Turning the screws, Rosen leaks that
Gallagher is a prime suspect to Megan Carter , an ambitious reporter on the Miami Standard. With the law, the press and the mob against him Gallagher is forced to take extreme measures....
Screenplay by KURT LUEDTKE
Produced and directed by SYDNEY POLLACK
0 IN THE PICTURE: page 26
BBC One London

The Innocents

Starring
Deborah Kerr
Michael Redgrave Peter Wyngarde
A chilling ghost story based on Henry James 's short story The Turn of the Screw.
Screenplay William Archibald and Truman Capote
Producer/Director Jack Clayton
0 FILMS: pages 51-64
BBC One London

Eldorado

Marcus starts to turn the screws on the Lockhead family. (NBThis is not a repeat of last Friday evening's episode. It will be shown again on Wednesday at 1.50pm)
BBC One London

The Last Governor

The fourth of a five-part series about Chris Patten 's governorship of Hong Kong, presented by Jonathan Dimbleby. Loosening the Screws. China threatens to tear up the Patten blueprint. In Hong Kong, growing concern about post-1997 civil rights forms a backdrop to the 1995 elections, which turn out to be a triumph for democracy and for Patten. However, they are soon overshadowed by new conflicts over the "rule of law" and British passports.
Director/Producer Francis Gerard
BBC One London

The Turn of the Screw

Henry James's chilling ghost story is given a 1920s makeover in this dramatisation by Sandy Welch, starring Michelle Dockery and Sue Johnston. A young governess is sent to a country house to take charge of two orphans, but is unsettled by the sense of intense evil that seems to lurk within. (S) (AD)
Simulcast in HD on the BBC HD channel (see page 213)
Snow queen: page 30






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