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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: Robert Dougall
Translator: Ruth Leeds
Producer: Bill Northwood

: People to Watch

Talking with Robin Day
This week: The Rt. Hon. Roy Jenkins, M.P.


Interviewer: Robin Day
Interviewee: The Rt. Hon. Roy Jenkins
Producer: Anthony Smith

: Theatre 625: Doctor Knock

by Jules Romains.
translated by Harley Granville-Barker.
Starring Leonard Rossiter, John Le Mesurier
with Mavis Villiers, Renee Houston
See page 12


Author: Jules Romains
Translated by: Harley Granville-Barker
Designer: Eileen Diss
Producer: Cedric Messina
Director: Herbert Wise
Madame Parpalaid: Mavis Villiers
Dr. Knock: Leonard Rossiter
Dr. Parpalaid: John Le Mesurier
Jean: Jimmy Gardner
Town crier: James Grout
M. Bernard: Graham Armitage
M. Mousquet: Robert Gillespie
Mariette: Mercia Mansfield
Farmer's wife: Pat Nye
Madame Pons: Rosalind Atkinson
First country fellow: Malcolm Taylor
Second country fellow: Lawrence James
Madame Remy: Renee Houston
Scipio: Patrick Godfrey
Nurse: Dilys Watling

: Horizon

A review of the sciences.
Introduced by Bryan Kendrick.

Windows of the Soul
Everyone knows that the pupils of our eyes react to light. Tonight's film shows some absorbing psychological experiments at the University of Chicago, which suggest our eyes can tell scientists things we might prefer to keep secret with Dr. Eckhard H. Hess, Chairman of the Psychology Department, University of Chicago.

Elixir of Youth
In Rumania, more than forty thousand people have been given gerovital H3, in the belief that it will make them younger, by Dr. Ana Aslan. Dr. Alex Comfort comments on a film about this mass experiment.


Presenter: Bryan Kendrick
Item presenter (Windows of the Soul): Dr. Eckhard H. Hess
Subject (Elixir of Youth): Dr. Ana Aslan
Narrator (Elixir of Youth): Dr. Alex Comfort
Producer: Peter Loizos
Producer: Dick Gilling
Series Editor: Gordon Rattray Taylor

: The Big Spender: Part 5: The Snatch

A thriller in six parts by Margot Bennett.
Tom Masefield now knows that Lamarck-alias Schraaft-has a sinister hold over Hamud Faizi. Trevor forces Masefield to use his police rank to deceive the manager of the bank.


Writer: Margot Bennett
Designer: John Hurst
Producer: Alan Bromly
Director: Richard Martin
Bank Manager: Kevin Manser
Trevor: Philip Madoc
Miss Lindsay: Pamela Binns
Masefield: John Bown
Tessa: Suzanne Neve
Polly: Sheila Fearn
George: Malcolm Rogers
Max: Tony Caunter
Guido: Patrick O'Connell
Kassell: Carl Jaffe
Spiro: Peter Hawkins
Josef: Kenton Moore
Lamarck: Vladek Sheybal
Nicholls: Dallas Cavell
Copley: Corin Redgrave
Brown: James Locker
O'Neill: Declan Mulholland
Hamud Faizi: Ian Thompson
Mr. Stewart: Richard McNeff
Mr. Frederick: Peter Evans
Mac: John Maxim

: News Summary

: Late Night Line-Up

Stay up a little longer with Denis Tuohy, Michael Dean, Michael Wale, Joan Bakewell.

and watch
A weekly raid on the archives of BBC television.
Tonight's edition includes:

Danny Kaye on children the world over.

Philip Harben makes a 'conceit of conies' from An Elizabethan Evening

A Vintage Brains Trust with Dr. Bronowski, Yehudi Menuhin, Sir Malcolm Sargent, Alan Bullock

and a song from Petula Clark


Presenter: Denis Tuohy
Presenter: Michael Dean
Presenter: Michael Wale
Presenter: Joan Bakewell

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

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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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