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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

: People to Watch

talking with Robin Day.
This week: Theodore H. White, author of The Making of the President


Interviewer: Robin Day
Interviewee: Theodore H. White
Producer: Anthony Smith

: The World of George Orwell: Animal Farm

A cartoon film based on George Orwell's famous political fable.
'All animals are equal, only some are more equal than others'.
See page 15


Author: George Orwell
Production and direction: John Halas
Production and direction: Joy Batchelor
Presented by: Louis de Rochemont
Narrator: Gordon Heath
Voice of all the animals: Maurice Denham

: Life

A fortnightly challenge to our ideas and understanding of life in the animal world.
Introduced by Dr. Desmond Morris.
with contributions from
Dr. Rudolf Schenkel University of Basel; Dr. J. P. Scott, Jackson Laboratory, Maine;
Dr. J. Fentress, University of Rochester; Dr. Maurice Burton; Kenneth Simmons, University of Bristol; Jonathan Kenworthy and Alexander Zguridi, Mina Yurushkina
From the West
See page 15


Presenter: Dr. Desmond Morris
Speaker: Dr. Rudolf Schenkel
Speaker: Dr. J. P. Scott
Speaker: Dr. J. Fentress
Speaker: Dr. Maurice Benton
Speaker: Kenneth Simmons
Speaker: Jonathan Kenworthy
Speaker: Alexander Zguridi
Speaker: Mina Yurushkina
Producer: Ronald Webster

: An Enemy of the State: Part 5: The Blood Red Tape

A thriller in six parts by Ken Hughes.
Starring Charles Tingwell, Veronica Strong, James Maxwell, Dallia Penn
Harry, forced to steal a secret tape from the factory, goes to rendezvous with Smith. only to find the Security Police waiting for him.


Writer: Ken Hughes
Producer: Alan Bromley
Director: James Cellan Jones
Harry Sutton: Charles Tingwell
Jennifer Sutton: Veronica Strong
Col. Rykov: James Maxwell
Karin: Dallia Penn
Simons: Peter Stephens
Ballet Mistress: Monica Francis
Dancers: Anna Marie
Dancers: Anna Barrtea
Orlov: Alfred Hoffman
Henderson: Robert Mill
Secretary to British Ambassador: David King
Wilson-Nichols: Adrian Ropes
TV Commentator: Alan Curtis
Presiding Judge: Michael Collins
State Prosecutor: George Pravda
Defence Counsel: Steven Berkoff
Radio cameramen: Michael Rix
Radio cameramen: Michael Seddon

: Call My Bluff

A duel of words and wit between Robert Morley with Annabel Morley, Robertson Hare and Frank Muir with Tsai Chin, Michael Pertwee.
Referee, Robin Ray


Team captain: Robert Morley
Panellist: Annabel Morley
Panellist: Robertson Hare
Team captain: Frank Muir
Panellist: Tsai Chin
Panellist: Michael Pertwee
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, Joan Bakewell, Michael Dean, Nicholas Tresilian.
A weekly raid on the archives of BBC Television.
Tonight's edition includes:
TV Comes to London a pre-war film with Adele Dixon
An excerpt from Is This Your Problem? with Edana Romney and Edgar Lustgarten
Henry Irving in 'The Bells' recalled by Gordon Craig


Presenter: Denis Tuohy
Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Presenter: Michael Dean
Presenter: Nicholas Tresilian
Singer (Plunder: TV Comes to London): Adele Dixon
Presenter (Plunder: Is This Your Problem?): Edana Romney
Presenter (Plunder: Is This Your Problem?): Edgar Lustgarten
Speaker (Plunder: The Bells): Gordon Craig

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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