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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

: Houseparty

A new ballet for television commissioned by BBC-2.
Time: Late afternoon Sunday until dawn Monday
Music: Les Biches by Francis Poulenc
played by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Leader, Raymond Cohen
Conducted by John Lanchbery
The dancers appear by arrangement with the Western Theatre Ballet


Scenario by: John Hopkins
Scenario by/choreography: Peter Darrell
Music (Les Biches): Francis Poulenc
[Music] played by: The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Raymond Cohen
[Orchestra] conducted by: John Lanchbery
Costumes: Rupert Jarvis
Lighting: J. O. Richardson
Sound: John Staple
Graphics: Patricia Thompson
Designer: Marilyn Taylor
Producer: Margaret Dale
The Hostess: Sylvia Wellman
House guests - a friend of the Hostess: Peter Cazalet
House guests - a married couple: Robin Haig
House guests - a married couple: Simon Mottram
House guests - a young girl: Suzanne Hywel
House guests - a young man: Victor Maynard
Dinner guests - a married couple: Gail Donaldson
Dinner guests - a married couple: Oliver Symons
Dinner guests - a married couple: Elaine McDonald
Dinner guests - a married couple: Laverne Meyer
Dinner guests - a young girl: Bronwen Curry
Dinner guests - two young men: Gale Law
Dinner guests - two young men: Robert Verbrugge
Latecomer - a friend of the Hostess: Hazel Merry

: Cinema 625: Eve Wants to Sleep

A Polish film with English sub-titles directed by T. Chmielewski.


Director: T. Chmielewski
Eve: Barbara Kwiatowska
Peter: Stanislaw Mikulski
The Safe-cracker: Ludwick Benoit
The Potice Commissioner: Z Zintel

: Best of Both Worlds

Leading conductors from Britain and America present the music they compose and arrange.
Mantovani and his Orchestra
Guest artist, Cy Grant


Musicians: Mantovani and his Orchestra
Singer/Guitarist: Cy Grant
Design: Roger Andrews
Lighting: Geoff Shaw
Sound: Norman Greaves
Production: Yvonne Littlewood

: Encounter

Tonight: Lord Devlin discusses with Norman St. John-Stevas, Dick Taverne, M.P. and Robin Day precisely how far the law should concern itself with the private moral conduct of individuals.


Panellist: Lord Devlin
Panellist: Norman St. John-Stevas
Panellist: Dick Taverne
Panellist: Robin Day
Studio direction: Christopher Doll
Producer: David J. Webster

: 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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