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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: Michael de Morgan
Translator: Joan Turner
Producer: Bill Northwood

: Line-Up

for Sunday
and the latest news

: Theatre 625: The Seekers: 3: The Materialists

Three plays on the theme of man and belief by Ken Taylor.
Starring Michael Bryant, Geoffrey Bayldon and Sylvia Kay


Writer: Ken Taylor
Director: Alvin Rakoff
Costumes: Cyril Kegan-Smith
Make-up: Tommy Manderson
Make-up: Maureen Winslade
Make-up: Anna Jones
Lighting: Robert Wright
Music composed and conducted by: Carl Davis
Designer: Tony Abbott
Producer: Cedric Messina
Gerhard: Michael Bryant
Edmund: Geoffrey Bayldon
Margorzata: Sylvia Kay
Hugo: John Welsh
S.S. block leader: John Lek
S.S. man: Edward Brayshaw
Kapo: David Lander
Block senior: Ronald Lacey
Boy: Alan Kemp
Dying prisoner: Maurice Bannister

: Quintet

by Peter Wright.
The first of a series of ballets specially produced for BBC-2.
Music, Jacques Ibert played by the Wicmore Ensemble
Geoffrey Gilbert (flute), Janet Craxton (oboe), Bernard Walton (clarinet), Alan Civil (horn), Gwydion Brooke (bassoon)
(Georgina Parkinson, Christopher Gable, Bryan Lawrence, Anthony Dowell, and Laurence Ruffell appear by arrangement with the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden)


Choreographer: Peter Wright
Dancer: Georgina Parkinson
Dancer: Christopher Gable
Dancer: Anthony Dowell
Dancer: Bryan Lawrence
Dancer: Laurence Ruffell
Music: Jacques Ibert
Flautist: Geoffrey Gilbert
Oboist: Janet Craxton
Clarinettist: Bernard Walton
Horn: Alan Civil
Bassoonist: Gwydion Brooke
Producer: Margaret Dale

: Enquiry

A report on a major issue of the day.
Do we still need expensive Embassies abroad? Foreign Secretaries fly thousands of miles each year to meet fellow Foreign Secretaries and Heads of State, and could telephone them regularly from London. What is there left for an Embassy to do?
David Dimbleby looks at the workings of the British Embassy in Washington and the life of our Ambassador there, His Excellency Lord Harlech.


Presenter: David Dimbleby
Subject: Lord Harlech
Film Editor: Jess Palmer
Associate Producer: Geoffrey Baines
Producer: David J. Webster

: Best of Both Worlds

The music of Mantovani and his Orchestra
Guest artist, Sari Barabas
See facing page


Musicians: Mantovani and his Orchestra
Soprano/guest artist: Sari Barabas
Design: Roger Andrews
Lighting: Geoff Shaw
Sound: Norman Greaves
Production: Yvonne Littlewood

: Francis Durbridge Presents...: Melissa: Episode 4

Starring Tony Britton, Brian Wilde
with Brian McDermott, Anthony Sagar

A phone call from somebody calling herself Melissa has sent Guy to his country cottage - but instead of meeting Melissa, Guy finds the body of a new acquaintance, Mary Antrobus.


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
Guy Foster: Tony Britton
Mary Antrobus: Carole Mowlam
Det.-Sgt. Heston: Lennard Pearce
Police Doctor: Clifford Parrish
Ch. Insp. Carter: Brian Wilde
Dr. Swanley: Norman Scace
Joyce Dean: Elizabeth Weaver
Don Page: Brian McDermott
Paula Hepburn: Helen Christie
George: Anthony Sagar
Man with dog: Edward Brooks
Mrs. Long: Elizabeth Craven
Man at garage: Michael Collins

: 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.

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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.

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