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BBC One London

Fear and Loathing on the Road to Hollywood

Omnibus makes a valiant attempt to follow writer Hunter S. Thomp son and artist Ralph Steadman on a bizarre trip across America.
HUNTER THOMPSON is, to his dismay, one of America's biggest cult heroes. He prefers the title ' comic strip character' - for he insists that he has been confused with one of his own creations - the violent, drug-crazed journalist Raoul Duke. Duke first appeared in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, a savage attack on what happened to the American Dream, illustrated by the English artist, RALPH STEADMAN.
Now, after his books, On the Campaign Trail, Hell's Angels, his articles for Rolling Stone , and his own attempt at running for political office as a ' freak-power' candidate, Hunter Thompson 's life is to be made into a major feature film by Universal pictures. He decides enough is enough: the old Thompson must die, and in our film, he travels from Colorado to Hollywood, via Las Vegas, to exorcise the past and bury his old identity. Steadman goes with him, sketching. John Dean , of Watergate, puts in an appearance, and discusses with Hunter the prospect that history could repeat itself - surely not the Nixon 80 campaign?
Film cameraman PHILIP BONHAM-CARTER Film editor CHRIS LYSAGHT Producer NIGEL FINCH
BBC One London

The Saturday Thriller In a Lonely Place

starring
Humphrey Bogart Gloria Grahame Frank Love joy
A Hollywood scriptwriter suspected of murder falls in love with the girl who can provide his alibi.
Bogart is the writer who is proud, selfish -and prone to sudden fits of violence.
Gloria Grahame , an Oscar-winner in 1952, is an ideal foil for Bogart, who always responded to competition from his co-stars.
Nicholas Ray directed Bogart in his first film They Drive by Night and became a cult-figure among American film-fans after Rebel without a Cause and Party Girl.
Directed by NICHOLAS RAY
(This Week's Films: page 9)
BBC One London

Kafka's Castle

with John Wood as FRANZ KAFKA and his hero ' K '
This year is the 50th anniversary of the death of the Czech writer Franz Kafka , and Omnibus tonight presents an adaptation of scenes from his book The Castle. Since his death Kafka has become a cult figure - his world has seemed prophetic: the suffocation of city life, red-tape, bureaucracy, the secret police, events which twist from logic into nightmare. The Castle is the story of a search -for a weird and elusive authority in a village lost in the snow.
Tonight's film tries to solve its mystery - through hints, no more than hints (no final solution is certain) from the book itself and the life of the man who wrote it.
With GEORGE BALLANTINE
HUGH CECIL , LESLIE BRYANT
NICHOLAS KANE , NIGEL STEVENS and the voice of LEWIS STRINGER
Film cameraman BILL MATTHEWS Editor JOHN NEEDHAM
Designer GLORIA CLAYTON
Executive producer MIKE WOOLLER
Written and directed by COLIN NEARS
(John Wood and Tony Church are members of the RSC)
BBC One London

Shoestring

starring Trevor Eve in I'm a Believer by jim HAWKINS with Michael Medwin , Doran Godwin and Liz Crowther
The Starshine cult hates all material things except Maddy Hopkins 's money ... and Radio West's newsroom hates Eddie.
Music composed by GEORGE FENTON Film recordist NIGEL WOODFORD Film editor M. A. c. ADAMS Designer JOHN HURST
Photography ELMER COSSEY
Producer ROBERT BANKS STEWART Directed by MIKE VARDY
Theme music on single (RESL 67) from record shops
BBC One London

The Synanon Story

Twenty years ago an American ex-alcoholic called CHUCK DEDERICH founded Synanon, an idealistic commune dedicated to curing heroin addicts. Its lifestyle-a combination of strong discipline and the seductive ' Synanon game ' - proved so attractive that non-addicts began to join. By the 1970s Synanon had developed into a multi-million-dollar religious cult, and Dederich into a semi-divine leader. Under his leadership the Synanon members shaved their heads, divorced their wives, and submitted to vasectomies.
Today Dederich is on trial for conspiracy to murder. In this Everyman report Peter France tells the story of the rise and fall of Synanon, learns why its followers surrendered to Dederich, and why, like so many cults, the original dream turned to nightmare.
Film cameraman TAN STONE Film editor STEVE NEWSHAM Producer NORMAN STONE
Everyman editor WILLIAM NICHOLSON See page 3
BBC One London

The M!rac!e Worker of Ladeira

Eueft/MtOM reports on a 48-year-old peasant woman called Maria da Conceicao, whose community in Ladeira, Northern Portugal, has become the centre of an ecstatic cult. Her followers claim she is t saint, and she herself says she has visited heaven 15 times. Contrary to scientific evidence, she declares, the moon and various planets she passes on her way are inhabited. The Church has excommunicated her. This Rim shows two events which her followers acclaimed as miracles, witnesses the scenes of hysteria which accompanied them, and examines the reasons for her celebrity - and notoriety.
Film editor RICHARD BpoNsxiLL Film cameraman LAuptE RUSH Producer DANtEL WOLF
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BBC One London

Everyman Profiles

The Miracle Worker of Ladeira Maria da Conceicao is a 48-year-old peasant woman whose community in Ladeira, northern Portugal, has become the centre of an ecstatic cult. Her followers claim she is a saint, and she herself says she has visited heaven 15 times. Contrary to scientific evidence, she declares, the moon and various planets she passes on her way are inhabited. The Roman Catholic Church has excommunicated her. This film shows two events which her followers acclaimed as miracles, witnesses the scenes of hysteria which accompanied them, and examines the reasons for her celebrity - and notoriety.
Film editor RICHARD BRUNSKILL Producer DANIEL WOLF
BBC One London

Follies: Four Days in New York

with Barbara Cook ,
George Hearn ,
Mandy Patinkin and Lee Remick Follies finally opens in London later this month, 16 years after its Broadway premiere. Tonight's film about Sondheim's cult musical tells the story behind the unforgettable and fascinating evening at New York's Lincoln Center in front of a packed and ecstatic audience, when a starry cast was assembled for a Gala
Concert and recording. The entire show was rehearsed in just four days, but the memory of that frantic time and the performance which followed remain as fresh as yesterday.
With special contributions from:
Licia Albanese Carol Burnett
Betty Comden and Adolph Green Erie Mills
Liliane
Montevecchi Phyllis Newman Elaine Stritch and Stephen Sondheim and Thomas Z. Shepard , the recording producer. With the New York
Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Paul Gemignani
Film editor JERRY LEON
Directed by MICHAEL HOULDEY
BBC One London

* The Search for El Dorado

A three-part Everyman series exploring the impact of Christianity on South
America, 500 years after the conquistadores. 2: The City -
Battle of the Gods
Friday night fever in the cities of Brazil is not so much about disco-dancing as spirittrancing. It is when the 30 million practitioners of Umbanda, a voodo-like cult that started this century, perform their strange rites. Umbanda, a synthesis of African and Amerindian gods with Catholicism, is Brazil's fastest-growing religion. At spiritist centres, like those run by Abraham in the slums of Rio, or Marilda or on luxurious Governor's Island, possession states are used to grant favours, cure illness or lift curses. The Catholic
Church, once vehemently anti-Umbanda, now tolerates it. But for the new evangelical churches, toleration is an anathema: their Friday night services are a spectacle of mass exorcism, a battle between God and the Devil.
Film cameraman PAUL REED Film editor IAN FARR Assistant producer
MARGARET MAGNUSSON
Everyman editor DANIEL WOLF Producer JOHN PAUL DAVIDSON
BBC One London

Everyman

Madonna
In the past 150 years there have been thousands of reported appearances of the Virgin Mary , usually to children. The visions warn of disaster and call to prayer. The Pope, a keen visitor to the shrines where the visions are commemorated, has declared 1987-88 a Marian year.
Many women in the Church are troubled by the cult: they say it has gone hand in hand in the Christian tradition with the subjection of women and the fear of sexuality. Yet it remains magnetic. The Virgin Mother still draws thousands of sick and despairing to her shrines in search of wholeness and hope.
Film cameraman MARTIN PATMORE Film editor RICHARD SEEL Assistant producer CEUA LOWENSTEIN
Producer ANGELA TILBY
Everyman editor JANE DRABBLE
● FEATURE: page 15
BBC One London

The Day the World Ended

A cult sci-fi film, beginninga brief Alien Invasion season of late night movies to coincide with the nationwide cinema release of Independence Day this Friday. Starring Richard Denning , Lori Nelson
T D (Total Destruction) Day has arrived. In the aftermath of the holocaust, seven survivors struggle to live on. Director Roger Corman (1956, PG)
Black and white .... The next film in the Alien Invasion season is
The Andromeda Strain tomorrow at 11.40pm.
♦ See Films: pages 40-46 ** ♦ See Barry Norman : page 40
BBC One London

It's Lulu!

A special documentary profiling the life and career of Scottish singing sensation Lulu, who first shot to fame at the tender age of 15 with the chart-topping single Shout. Lulu will be presenting Red Alert with the National Lottery tomorrow night on BBC1. See Choice.
Producer Karina Brennan ; Executive producer Alan Brown (S) (W) Lulu's TV comeback: page 23
BBC One London

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Yellow Scarf Affair

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is there - where he is needed - when he is needed - from the organisation dedicated to the world-wide fight against crime and subversion.
A film series.
Starring Robert Vaughn as Napoleon Solo, David McCallum as Illya Kuryakin
and Leo G. Carroll as Mr. Waverly

In which U.N.C.L.E's search for an eradicated kilt leads to a resurrected cult.
BBC One London

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Love Affair

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is there - where he is needed - when he is needed - from the organisation dedicated to the world-wide fight against crime and subversion.
A film series starring Robert Vaughn as Napoleon Solo, David McCallum as Illya Kuryakin, Leo G. Carroll as Mr. Waverly

The Love Affair ...in which U.N.C.L.E. clash with the leader of a strange religious cult.
BBC One London

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Yellow Scarf Affair

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is there - where he is needed - when he is needed - from the organisation dedicated to the world-wide fight against crime and subversion.
A film series.
Starring Robert Vaughn as Napoleon Solo, David McCallum as Illya Kuryakin, Leo G. Carroll as Mr. Waverly

The Yellow Scarf Affair
An U.N.C.L.E. agent is mysteriously strangled aboard an airliner... and Solo finds himself involved with a homicidal Maharajah and an ancient Oriental murder cult
BBC One London

Omnibus USA

The third of the Omnibus monthly reports on the arts in America.
Introduced by Humphrey Burton Tonight
New York, New York
Two films about the arts in America's major city -the arts in the streets, the arts away from the museums and the concert halls.
Saturday in Soho
New York's Soho is the Bohemian quarter to the south of Houston Street between Greenwich Village and Little Italy. On a spring Saturday artists, dancers and musicians gather at a loft studio called Environ. This film is an impression of their work and of the Soho area.
Watching My Name Go By
Kids in New York have a unique kind of occupation - sitting on the subway stations ' watching my name go by'. Eleven to 17-yearolds compete to see how many times they can 'get their names up ' in a colourful way - a kind of graffiti cult game which has its own rules and regulations. It's illegal and dangerous-some New Yorkers think it's a kind of ' art others think it's disgusting.
Directors
Saturday in Soho MICHAEL MACINTYRE Watching My Name Go By JULIA CAVE Executive producer BARRIE GAVIN
BBC One London

Armistice - and After

A special documentary programme to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the end of the Great War.
Presented by the distinguished journalist and historian John Grigg.
Sixty years ago this week, the most terrible war the world had known was coming to an end after 52 months of heroism, sacrifice and suffering. At 5.0 am on 11 November 1918 the Armistice was signed and at 11.0 am hostilities ceased-though, tragically, men were being killed up to the very stroke of that llth hour.
This documentary, filmed in France, Belgium and Britain, shows how the Great War reached its dramatic conclusion and how people reacted to the coming of peace. It describes the origin and meaning of those emotionally charged institutions imperishably associated with that war - the cult of the Unknown Warrior, the Flanders Poppy and Armistice Day itself, with its unforgettable two minutes silence. And it asks the question: should we go on remembering?
Written by JOHN GRIGG and MALCOLM BROWN Research SHIRLEY SEATON Photography JIM PEIRSON Sound JULIAN BALDWIN
Film editor LES NEWMAN Produced by MALCOLM BROWN
(When the Guns Stopped Firing, next Saturday 10.15 pm on Radio 4; next Sunday, the Cenotaph Service on BBCl)
BBC One London

Missing

An Inside Story documentary
On 7 September 1940 Hurricanes of 257 Squadron took off from Martlesham Heath , Suffolk, to intercept a large wave of enemy bombers over the Thames estuary, heading towards London on what turned out to be the first day of the London Blitz. Among those lost in the battle was Flt-Lt H. R. A. Beresford. No one saw him shot down. He was posted as ' missing ' until September 1979 when the wreckage of a fighter was found ... This documentary pieces together the sad story of Beresford's last mission, finally concluded 40 years after the Battle of Britain.
An outstanding programme of the weekend ... last night's haunting, perceptive and eye-opening Inside Story.
(THE DAILY TELEGRAPH)
The film built impressively into an attack on the ' bogus romantic cult' of the fighter pilot. (SUNDAY TIMES)
Producer ROGER MILLS Director PETER GORDON
BBC One London

Newseries Badger by Owl-light

by EDWARD BOYD
A thriller in three parts, starring
1: After a bomb explosion in the middle of London, Peter Talion is hired to uncover the secret cult responsible - and eliminate its leader.
Music composed and conducted by DARYL RUNSWICK
Photography DICK JOHNSTONE Sound recordist PETER BRILL Script editor MAGGIE ALLEN
Film editor COLIN COMMANDER Directed by BOB MCINTOSH BBC Scotland
* Subtitles on Ceefax page 170
BBC One London

The Saturday Picture Show

with Cheryl Baker and Mark Curry
A live, fun-packed entertainment full of music, laughter, adventure and ideas to help you enjoy your summer Saturday.
Les Dawson takes the morning off from rehearsals for his new summer show to pop in for a chat and a laugh (but knowing him there'll be lots!).
A cast of thousands? Not quite, but the studio is packed with guests including bands, majorettes, cyclists and pop stars.
Fancy painting your jacket? Brilliant do - they're a great band and they're performing live and showing their
'brilliant' ideas for cheering up boring clothes.
Join the Clangers cult - see their latest adventure today and fasten your seatbelts for another nerve-tingling escapade with the glamorous and unlucky Penelope Pitstop. Gossip galore with gorgeous Gary. The musical Mr Davies presents the best and latest videos, including a few exclusives, as well as giving us the lowdown on the pop highlife.
Do you want to be a movie star or a famous film director? Then keep your ears open and your pencil sharp because there's news today of a fabulous competition that could be the start of your road to stardom. Move over Steven Spielberg ! The address for all competitions and letters is: The Saturday Picture Show, BBCtv, PO Box 40,
Manchester M60 1FR Don't forget to write!
Executive producer CRISPIN EVANS More moviefax on Ceefax 187 0 BACK PAGES: 102






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