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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: Ruth Leeds
Producer: Bill Northwood

: People to Watch

talking with Robin Day.
This week's programme comes from The United States.


Interviewer: Robin Day
Producer: Anthony Smith

: Theatre 625: The World of George Orwell: Keep the Aspidistra Flying

by George Orwell.
Dramatised by Robin Chapman.
with Alfred Lynch, Tristram Jellinek
and Anne Stallybrass


Author: George Orwell
Dramatised by: Robin Chapman
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Producer: Cedric Messina
Director: Christopher Morahan
Gordon Comstock: Alfred Lynch
Young man: Charles Hodgson
Mrs. Weaver: Winifred Dennis
Mrs. Penn: Marie Hopper
Tramp: Sydney Bromley
Old woman: Hilda Barry
Voice of corner table: Clive Elliot
Rosemary: Anne Stallybrass
Mr. Erskine: Norman Pitt
Mrs. Wisbeach: Margaret Durnell
Mr. Flaxman: Norman Mitchell
Ravelston: Tristram Jellinek
Barmaid: Renee Hill
Hermione: Suzanne Jefferies
Maid: Tania Trude
Julia: Susan Field
Waiter: Alec Wallis
Bank clerk: Eric Longworth
Tarts: Alicia Catrall
Tarts: Christine Ozanne
Police Sergeant: Arthur Mayne
Police Constable: David Locke
Magistrate: Bartlett Mullins
Cheeseman: Sydney Arnold
Mrs. Meakin: Beatrice Greeke
Young girl: Vickery Turner
Librarian: Pauline Winter
Library assistant: Sheila Grant

: Horizon: 10,000 Tombs

A review of the sciences.
Introduced by Colin Riach.

Carlo Lerici, scientist and archaeologist, has brought past and future together. Using geophysical methods intended for mineral surveying, he has detected 10,000 unknown Etruscan tombs in ten years.


Presenter: Colin Riach
Subject: Carlo Lerici
Presented by: Dick Gilling
Series edited by: G. Rattray Taylor

: An Enemy of the State: Part 4: The Faceless Men

A thriller in six parts by Ken Hughes.
Starring Charles Tingwell, Veronica Strong, James Maxwell, Dallia Penn

Harry catches the agent, Smith, photographing his papers. He protests to the British Embassy, who bluntly deny any knowledge of Smith.


Writer: Ken Hughes
Producer: Alan Bromly
Director: James Cellan Jones
Harry Sutton: Charles Tingwell
Jennifer Sutton: Veronica Strong
Col. Rykov: James Maxwell
Karin: Dallia Penn
Wilson-Nichols: Adrian Ropes
Secretary to British Ambassador: David Kings
Smiling Man: Jonathon Scott
Smith: Richard Armour
Orlov: Alfred Hoffman
Zguridi: Harold Lang
Simons: Peter Stephens
Waiter: Tony Pool
Willie: Richard Kane
Henderson: Robert Mill

: Call My Bluff

A duel of words and wit between Robert Morley with Christine Truman, Robert Hardy and Frank Muir with Anne Scott-James, Jimmy Edwards.
Referee, Robin Ray


Team captain: Robert Morley
Panellist: Christine Truman
Panellist: Robert Hardy
Team captain: Frank Muir
Panellist: Anne Scott-James
Panellist: Jimmy Edwards
Referee: Robin Ray
"Call My Bluff" devised by: Mark Goodson
"Call My Bluff" devised by: Bill Todman
Title cartoons: Emmwood
Producer: T. Leslie Jackson

: News Summary

: Late Night Line-Up

rounds off the day with Denis Tuohy, Michael Dean, Nicholas Tresilian, Joan Bakewell.
A weekly raid on the archives of BBC Television.
Tonight's edition includes:
Sacha Guitry
talking to Leslie Mitchell.

Aneurin Bevan
in an excerpt from Press Conference.

TV Tea Party 1955
An informal gathering of stars.

Myra Hess
playing "Jesu, joy of man's desiring"


Presenter: Denis Tuohy
Presenter: Michael Dean
Presenter: Nicholas Tresilian
Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Interviewee (Plunder): Sacha Guitry
Interviewer (Plunder): Leslie Mitchell
Guest (Plunder: Press Conference): Aneurin Bevan
Pianist (Plunder): Myra Hess

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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