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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.
Interviews in depth with men and women who make news.


Interviewer: Robin Day
Producer: Anthony Smith

: Theatre 625: The World Of George Orwell: 1984

by George Orwell.
Television screenplay by Nigel Kneale
with David Buck, Joseph O'Conor, Jane Merrow and Cyril Shaps
See page 13


Author: George Orwell
Adapted by: Nigel Kneale
Music: Wilfred Josephs
Designer: Tony Abbott
Producer: Cedric Messina
Director: Christopher Morahan
Soldier: Tony Cyrus
Arab colonel: Mohammed Shamsi
Russian marshal: Alexis Chesnakov
French general: Hugo de Vernier
American general: John Brandon
British general: Tom MacAuley
Winston Smith: David Buck
Telescreen announcer: Brian Badcoe
Telescreen announcer: Raymond Mason
O'Brien: Joseph O'Conor
Goldstein: Vernon Dobtcheff
Julia: Jane Merrow
Syme: Cyril Shaps
Prole In Canteen: Marjorie Gresley
Parsons: Norman Chappell
Mrs Parsons: Sally Lahee
Parsons girl: Sally Thomsett
Parsons boy: Frank Summerscales
Pedlar: Henry Kay
Blind man: Eric Francis
Prole: Anthony Blackshaw
Prole: Edwin Brown
Old Man: Sydney Arnold
Prole youth: John Lyons
Prole youth: David Baxter
Prole youth: Patrick Ellis
Barman: Fred Hugh
Charrington: John Garrie
Waiter: John Barrett
Jones: John Mincer
Aaronson: Eden Fox
Rutherford: George Wilder
Foster: Peter Bathurst
Singing Prole woman: Julie May
Orator: John Moore
Martin: Paul Phillips
Man with bread: Raymond Graham
Thin man: William Lyon Brown
Man in white coat: Norman Scace
Man in white coat: David Grey
Man in white coat: John Abineri
Man in white coat: Michael Sheard

Blog posts that mention this programme:

The Sunday Post: Alternative Histories 19 March 2017
The Sunday Post: Nigel Kneale 18 December 2016

: Life

A fortnightly challenge to our ideas and understanding of life in the animal world.
Introduced by Dr. Desmond Morris.

The Language of Faces

discussed by Dr. J. A. R. van Hooff, University of Utrecht and Robert Mash, University of Oxford.

Bewick's Swans
by Peter Scott, Hon. Director, Wildfowl Trust.

From the West


Presenter: Dr. Desmond Morris
Panellist (The Language of Faces): Dr. J. A. R. van Hooff
Panellist (The Language of Faces): Robert Mash
Item presenter (Bewick's Swans): Peter Scott
Producer: Ronald Webster

: Call My Bluff

A duel of words and wit between Robert Morley with Robin Fox, Gladys Cooper and Frank Muir with Elizabeth Knight, Raymond Postgate.
Referee, Robin Ray


Team captain: Robert Morley
Panellist: Robin Fox
Panellist: Gladys Cooper
Team captain: Frank Muir
Panellist: Elizabeth Knight
Panellist: Raymond Postgate
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: John Osborne talking to Alan Melville, Sir Gerald Kelly on Jean Renoir and a suspense story by Rene Ray.


Presenter: Denis Tuohy
Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Presenter: Michael Dean
Presenter: Nicholas Tresilian
Interviewee (Plunder): John Osborne
Interviewer (Plunder): Alan Melville
Item presenter (Plunder): Sir Gerald Kelly
Storyteller (Plunder): Rene Ray

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.

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