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: News Review

For the deaf and hard of hearing.


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

: People to Watch

Talking with Robin Day
Interviews in depth with men and women who make news.


Interviewer: Robin Day
Producer: Anthony Smith

: Theatre 625: The World of George Orwell: Coming Up for Air

by George Orwell.
Dramatised by Robin Chapman.
With Colin Blakely

(Colin Blakely is a National Theatre player; Mary Allen is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company)


Author: George Orwell
Dramatised by: Robin Chapman
Designer: Michael Wield
Producer: Cedric Messina
Director: Christopher Morahan
George as a young man: Roger Bradley
George Bowling: Colin Blakely
A.J. Minter: Frederick Farley
Mr. Witchett: Maitland Moss
Communist clerk: Larry Dann
Hilda Bowling: Carmel McSharry
Miss Minns: Ann Way
Mrs. Wheeler: Peggy Aitchison
Billy: Robert Bartlett
Lorna: Joy Measures
Men in train: Maurice Travers
Men in train: Richard Merson
Mellors: David Pinner
Violet: Judy Stephens
Waitress in milk bar: Faith Curtis
Sergeant: Reginald Jessup
Katie: Denise Brown
Hodges: Norman Wynne
George's father: Geoffrey Tyrrell
George's mother: Julie May
Grimmett: Howard Lang
Elsie: Susan Tracey
Simpson: Patrick Godfrey
Receptionist: Mimi Whitford
Lady in hotel: Mary Allen
Waitress in the tea shop: Ann King
Vicar: Christopher Banks
Barmaid: Isabel Rennie
Yorkshire man: Clifford Cox
Sir Joseph Cheam: Donald Layne-Smith
Shopkeeper: Edward Palmer
Man in short trousers: Richard Caldicot
Flower setters: Gabrielle Daye
Flower setters: Harry Shacklock

: Horizon

A review of the sciences.
Introduced by Colin Riach.

Albert Szent-Gygorgyi M.D., Ph.D., D.h.c.
Born: September 16, 1893
Educated: Budapest University; Cambridge University
Domicile: Cape Cod, U.S.A.
Occupation: Director, Muscle Research Institute
Publications: Numerous
Interests: Water-skiing, sailing, politics
Awards: Nobel Prize; Lasker Award

Toil, Sweat, and Tears
An M.R.C. team headed by Dr. D.G. Phillips has taken the first step towards answering the vital question: how do enzymes work?


Presenter: Colin Riach
Subject (Albert Szent-Gygorgyi): Albert Szent-Gygorgyi
Subject (Toil, Sweat, and Tears): Dr. D. G. Phillips
Presented by: Dick Gilling
Series edited by: G. Rattray Taylor

: An Enemy of the State: Part 6: The Reckoning

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

Harry, aware that a top-secret tape has been substituted for the blank one he stole for Smith, stands trial on espionage charges which carry the death penalty.


Writer: Ken Hughes
Designer: Spencer Chapman
Producer: Alan Bromly
Director: James Cellan Jones
Harry Sutton: Charles Tingwell
Jennifer Sutton: Veronica Strong
Col. Rykov: James Maxwell
Karin: Dallia Penn
TV Commentator: Alan Curtis
State Prosecutor: George Pravda
Defence Counsel: Steven Berkoff
Presiding Judge: Michael Collins
Henderson: Robert Mill
Radio Cameramen: Michael Rix
Radio Cameramen: Michael Seddon
Orlov: Alfred Hoffman
Wilson-Nichols: Adrian Ropes
Guard: James Appleby
Williams: Bryan Kendrick
British Officer: Michael Davis
Sverdlov: Marc Malicz

: Call My Bluff

A duel of words and wit between Robert Morley with Dame Sybil Thorndike, Nigel Frith and Frank Muir with Jill Bennett, Jonathan Miller.
Referee, Robin Ray


Team captain: Robert Morley
Panellist: Dame Sybil Thorndike
Panellist: Nigel Frith
Team captain: Frank Muir
Panellist: Jill Bennett
Panellist: Jonathan Miller
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:
An excerpt from Conversation Pieces
with Nevill Coghill, A. L. Rowse, Lord David Cecil
Edith Sitwell as Lady Macbeth


Presenter: Denis Tuohy
Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Presenter: Michael Dean
Presenter: Nicholas Tresilian
Presenter (Plunder: Conversation Pieces): Nevill Coghill
Guest (Plunder: Conversation Pieces): A. L. Rowse
Guest (Plunder: Conversation Pieces): Lord David Cecil
Lady Macbeth (Plunder): Edith Sitwell

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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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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