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April 20, 1986|LEE MARGULIES

Barry Bostwick and Patty Duke will return as George and Martha Washington in a four-hour sequel to the CBS miniseries about the nation's first president. The first show, "George Washington," followed his life through the American Revolution; the second, "Washington II: The Forging of a Nation," will pick up the story in June, 1788, with the new Constitution having just been ratified, continuing until he leaves the presidency in March, 1797.

"The Canterville Ghost," already seen in a new version this season on public television, is being remade yet again--this time as a first-run TV movie that will be syndicated to individual stations. Starring as the ghost will be Academy Award-winner Sir John Gielgud, with Ted Wass, Andrea Marcovicci and Alyssa Milano as the American family on whom he picks.

Roxanne Hart, Donald Moffat and Sada Thompson will star in a TV adaptation of the Off-Broadway play "Painting Churches." The KCET production, about an artist who returns to her New England home to do a painting of her parents, is scheduled to air on "American Playhouse" May 19.

Elizabeth Taylor and Robert Wagner, in their first project together, head the cast of "There Must Be a Pony," a two-hour movie for ABC. Taylor will play an actress who's making a comeback and developing a relationship with Wagner when--"tragedy strikes." Wagner also will be executive producer of the film.

Another movie in the works for ABC is "Convicted," this one about a wife who spends five years getting her husband released after he is falsely accused and jailed for multiple rapes. Lindsay Wagner, John Larroquette and Carroll O'Connor are in this one.

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