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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: Joan Turner
Producer: Bill Northwood

: People to Watch

Talking with Robin Day
This week: Alastair Burnet, Editor, Economist; Paul Johnson, Editor, New Statesman; Nigel Lawson, Editor, Spectator


Interviewer: Robin Day
Interviewee: Alastair Burnet
Interviewee: Paul Johnson
Interviewee: Nigel Lawson
Producer: Anthony Smith

: Theatre 625: Focus

Adapted for television by Ruth Smeale.
From the novel by Arthur Miller.
Starring Vivien Merchant, Sydney Tafler, Ray McAnally, Joss Ackland
and Martin Miller
(Vivien Merchant is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company)
See page 12


Adapter: Ruth Smeale
From the novel by: Arthur Miller
Music composed by: Carl Davis
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Producer: Michael Bakewell
Director: Alan Gibson
Newman: Ray McAnally
Mother: Lucille Fenton
Fred: Joss Ackland
Miss Fisher: Pearl Catlin
Gargan: Larry Cross
Specialist: John Mackin
Interviewer: Rick Jones
Finkelstein: Sydney Tafler
Gertrude: Vivien Merchant
Hotel proprietor: James Dyrenforth
Father: Martin Miller
Priest: Donald Sutherland
First policeman: Glenn Beck
Second policeman: Leo Leyden
[Actor]: Jack Barry
[Actress]: Virginia Bedard
[Actress]: Janet Brandes
[Actor]: Peter Carlisle
[Actor]: John Downey
[Actress]: Helen Fleming
[Actor]: Bryan Mosley
[Actor]: Jack Phillips
[Actress]: Mary Ellen Ray

: Life: The Roots of Aggression

Life...in the animal world
A fortnightly programme introduced by Dr. Desmond Morris.

Man is a violent animal. The way his belligerence relates to the rest of the animal kingdom is discussed by: Dr. Leo Harrison Matthews, Scientific Director, The Zoological Society of London; Dr. Gilbert Manley, The Wellcome Institute, London Zoo; Dr. W. M. S. Russell, ethologist and A Consultant Psychiatrist.
From the West


Presenter: Dr. Desmond Morris
Panellist: Dr. Leo Harrison Matthews
Panellist: Dr. Gilbert Manley
Panellist: Dr. W. M. S. Russell
Panellist: A Consultant Psychiatrist [name uncredited]
Producer: Ronald Webster

: The Big Spender: Part 6: The Twist

A thriller in six parts by Margot Bennett.
With two men already inside the bank, the Lamarck gang wait for their diversion to draw off the police. Armed with the facts about Hamud Faizi, Tessa has made a desperate bid for freedom.


Writer: Margot Bennett
Designer: John Hurst
Producer: Alan Bromly
Director: Richard Martin
Tessa: Suzanne Neve
Taxi driver: Douglas Milvain
Hamud Faizi: Ian Thompson
Polly: Sheila Fearn
George: Malcolm Rogers
Masefield: John Bown
Sheikh Selim Faizi: Christopher Carlos
Rolandson: David Charlesworth
Nicholls: Dallas Cavell
Trevor: Philip Madoc
Chief Superintendent: Eric Longworth
Carson: Ian Fairbairn
Weston: Bruce Purchase
Mr. Stewart: Richard McNeff
Mr. Frederick: Peter Evans
Lamarck: Vladek Sheybal
Guido: Patrick O'Connell
Spiro: Peter Hawkins
Kassell: Carl Jaffe
Max: Tony Caunter
Josef: Kenton Moore
Copley: Corin Redgrave
Brown: James Locker
O'Neill: Declan Mulholland
Girl in car: Faith Hines

: 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.
This week's edition includes excerpts from

Scrapbook for 1946

'At Home' with Sir Alan Cobham

An interview with Arthur Miller

and Marius Goring reading a story by Guy de Maupassant.


Presenter: Denis Tuohy
Presenter: Michael Dean
Presenter: Michael Wale
Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Interviewee (Plunder: At Home): Sir Alan Cobham
Interviewee (Plunder): Arthur Miller
Storyteller (Plunder): Marius Goring
Author (Plunder): Guy de Maupassant

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.

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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