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: News Review

for the deaf and hard of hearing
A look at the news of the week with film from all over the world and a commentary that can be seen as well as heard.


Presenter: Robert Dougall
Translator: Joan Turner
Producer: Bill Northwood

: Line-Up

for Sunday
with Denis Tuohy and the latest news.


Presenter: Denis Tuohy

: Theatre 625: The Seekers: 1: The Heretics

Three plays on the theme of man and belief by Ken Taylor.
Starring Derek Godfrey, Michael Bryant and Rosemary Leach
Derek Godfrey and Newton Blick appear by permission of the Governors of the Royal Shakespeare Company


Writer: Ken Taylor
Director: Alvin Rakoff
Film sequence - Cameraman: A. A. Englander
Film sequence - Editor: Peter Cantor
Music composed and conducted by: Carl Davis
Designer: Tony Abbott
Producer: Cedric Messina
Gerard: Michael Bryant
Edmund: Derek Godfrey
Margaret: Rosemary Leach
Bishops: Newton Blick
Bishops: Robert James
Bishops: Kevin Brennan
Bishops: David Hutcheson
Bishops: Denis Cowles
Sheriff: Barry Linehan
Executioner: Ivor Salter
Gaoler: Thomas Heathcote
Soldier: Murray Evans
Notary: Joe Greig
Stefan: Charles Carson
Jan: Timothy West
Mother Truns: Susan Richards
Hugo: John Horsley
Rogier: Robert Hunter
Joanna: Brenda Cowling
Frans: Derek Carpenter

: Encounter

Every two weeks Encounter presents a portrait in question and answer of men who matter today and will matter tomorrow.


Studio direction: Christopher Doll
Producer: David J. Webster

: Best of Both Worlds

presenting the music of Mantovani and his Orchestra.
Guests artists, Geraint Evans, Muriel Smith
(Geraint Evans appears by permission of the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden)


Musicians: Mantovani and his Orchestra
Singer/guest artist: Geraint Evans
Singer/guest artist: Muriel Smith
Design: Roger Andrews
Lighting: Geoff Shaw
Sound: Norman Greaves
Production: Yvonne Littlewood

: Francis Durbridge Presents...: Melissa: Episode 2

Starring Tony Britton, Brian Wilde
with Kerry Jordan, Helen Christie, Brian McDermott

When Melissa was strangled, her hat-box and the gloves she was taking to a racing-driver friend, Don Page, mysteriously disappeared. Later Guy, Melissa's husband, found them in the flat.


Writer: Francis Durbridge
Film Cameraman: A.A. Englander
Film Sound Recordist: John Woodiwiss
Film Editor: Alma Davies
Designer: Roy Oxley
Produced and directed by: Alan Bromly
Chief Inspector Carter: Brian Wilde
Guy Foster: Tony Britton
Felix Hepburn: Kerry Jordan
Paula Hepburn: Helen Christie
Dr Swanley: Norman Scace
Joyce Dean: Elizabeth Weaver
Chauffeur: Sydney Dobson
Don Page: Brian McDermott
Man in car park: Mark Powell
Duncan: Reg Pritchard
Jackson: Ian Norris
Tom Billings: Richard Aylen
Peter Antrobus: Martin Norton

: Closedown

with a last look at the news and a look at tomorrow.

About this project

This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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