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Old 24-07-2015, 07:30 PM   #68
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Search for Tomorrow..

The Whistle Blower..
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Frank Jones is a retired British naval officer and Korean War veteran, who is now a businessman. His bright but naive and idealistic son, Robert, works as a linguist at GCHQ, the top secret British intelligence listening station, using his love of Russian to listen to various pieces of communication on the other side of the Iron Curtain...some months earlier as the war veterans line up to walk past the Cenotaph..Frank and his son are at Robert's flat , where Robert tells Frank that strange things are happening at GCHQ..Robert says a Soviet mole was found, and that security is all over the place encouraging people to rat on each other..The scene cuts to a room in British Intelligence, where operatives including Bruce are listening to a tape recording of the conversation between Frank and his son...


LT Cooper..

A few days later, police tell Frank that Robert has died in a fall in an apparent suicide, and a verdict of accidental death is recorded.. However, in the midst of his grief, Frank is puzzled by the circumstances of his son's death and decides to use his old skills to conduct his own investigation.. He approaches his friend Charles Greig, who had joined MI6 after his service in the navy.. Greig agrees to make discreet enquiries on his part..Returning to Robert's flat, Frank is confronted by radical socialist journalist Bill Pickett.. Frank is also told that he is in the running for a large government contract for his firm, with an implicit undertone that he not make waves about his son's death..Pickett is also killed in mysterious circumstances in a traffic accident, having found out the name of the man who Robert wished him to meet before meeting Frank.. shot on location in Gloucestershire; home of GCHQ,Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham Crematorium and The Promenade..Release dates December 1986 (UK) 10 July 1987 (USA)21 November 1986 (Denmark)..

1986 November 1 - Sandoz chemical spill: a major environmental disaster near Basel, Switzerland, pollutes the Rhine- Horse Racing Breeders' Cup/3 – Iran–Contra affair: The Lebanese magazine Ash-Shiraa reports that the United States has been selling weapons to Iran in secret, in order to secure the release of 7 American hostages held by pro-Iranian groups in Lebanon-"Menlove Avenue"\ 6-A British International Helicopters Boeing 234LR Chinook crashes 2.5 miles east of Sumburgh Airport, killing 45 people/9 -LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic - Pakistan all out for 77 v West Indies at Lahore\12 - France performs nuclear test/18-GMP announce that they will search for the bodies of 2 missing children (who both vanished more than 20 years ago)\20 - Lee Gye-deok, South Korean singer and activist/21- Guvernment launches a £20 million campaign to warn members of the public about the dangers of AIDS..

December 1- Muséed'orsay opens in Paris -Only Love Remains\4– 20-year-old roofer Russell Bishop is charged with the "Babes in the Wood" murders in Brighton 2 months ago but will be acquitted-Simon's "Broadway Bound" premieres in NYC./7 – A 5.7 Richter scale EQ destroys most of the Bulgarian town of Strajica, killing 2 people\10- France performs nuclear test/12 - Russian Tupolev-134 crashes in East Berlin, 70 killed\15- CIA director William Casey suffers a cerebral seizure- 150 killed during race riot in Karachi- Carnegie Hall reopens after a $50 million facelift/17-World's first heart, lung and liver transplant is carried out at Papworth Hospital in Cambridgeshire Mrs Davina- American mafia hitman Richard Kuklinski is arrested at a roadblock\19 – Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov is permitted to return to Moscow after 6 years of internal exile/20 – 3 African Americans are assaulted by a group of white teens in the Howard Beach neighborhood of Queens, New York..1 of the victims, Michael Griffith, is run over and killed by a motorist while attempting to flee the attackers\22– David Penhaligon, a leading Liberal Party MP, dies in a car crash near Truro in Cornwall at the age of 42 was born on D-Day and brought up in Truro.. He was a cousin of actress Susan Penhaligon/25 - Den Watts serves the divorce papers on his wife Angie after discovering that she had feigned a terminal illness to try to stop him from leaving her\29– Harold Macmillan,former pm, dies at the age of 92 at his home, Birch Grove in East Sussex/31 – A fire at the Dupont Plaza Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico, kills 97 and injures 140- Russian TU-144 flies for 1st time faster than sound...
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092206/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Whistle_Blower
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Search_for_Tomorrow
http://www.princess-diana-remembered...-june-7th-1988
http://forum.davidicke.com/showthrea...=157122&page=5The atmosphere was light and relaxed as the picture was taken and Diana joked telling them.."You look fantastic, you could hardly believe that you were a transplant patient"... http://forum.davidicke.com/showpost....postcount=1372

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