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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: Richard Baker
Translator: Ruth Leeds
Producer: Bill Northwood

: People to Watch: 1: John Diebold: The Computer as a New Dimension of the Mind

Talking of Things to Come
John Diebold, Chairman of the Diebold Group of Companies
With Robert McKenzie and Erskine Childers.


Presenter: Robert McKenzie
Presenter: Erskine Childers
Interviewee: John Diebold
Producer: Anthony Smith

: Theatre 625: The Wesker Trilogy: 1: Chicken Soup with Barley

by Arnold Wesker.
Starring Clive Revill, Margery Mason, Stanley Meadows, Stella Tanner
and introducing John Allison


Writer: Arnold Wesker
Music: Wilfred Josephs
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Producer: Cedric Messina
Director: Charles Jarrott
Sarah Kahn: Margery Mason
Harry Kahn: Clive Revill
Monty Blatt: Harry Landis
Dave Simmonds: Stanley Meadows
Prince Silver: Charles Lewsen
Hymie Kossof: David Swift
Cissie: Stella Tanner
Ada Kahn: Sonia Fraser
Ronnie Kahn: John Allison
Bessie Blatt: Mary Henry

: Life

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

Millions of Animals
The globe supports a vast animal population-but only just. Group density is a vital issue in species survival, and the human animal is no exception. This delicate balance of animal numbers is discussed by Dr. Robin Fox, London School of Economics, Professor J. H. Fremlin, University of Birmingham, Dr. Richard Sadleir, Wellcome Institute, London Zoological Society.
Can scorpions measure sand grains?
Dr. John Carthy, Queen Mary College, London suggests that they have a mechanism for doing this.
From the West


Presenter: Dr. Desmond Morris
Panellist (Millions of Animals): Dr. Robin Fox
Panellist (Millions of Animals): Professor J. H. Fremlin
Panellist (Millions of Animals): Dr. Richard Sadleir
Item presenter (Can scorpions measure sand grains?): Dr. John Carthy
Producer: Ronald Webster

: Tonight in Person

This week: Joan Baez in Edinburgh
Tonight this unique artist sings folk songs from Scotland as well as from her homeland.


Singer/guitarist: Joan Baez
Producer: Stewart Morris

: News Summary

: Late Night Line-Up

Stay up a little longer with Denis Tuohy, Michael Dean, Joan Bakewell.
and watch
A weekly raid on the archives of BBC Television.
This week: A Portrait of Gilbert Harding
by Lionel Hale.
with excerpts from What's My Line, Face to Face, Gilbert Harding at Home, One Thing and Another and recorded reminiscences from John Betjeman, Jean Metcalfe and Sir Compton Mackenzie.


Presenter: Denis Tuohy
Presenter: Michael Dean
Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Presenter (Plunder: A Portrait of Gilbert Harding): Lionel Hale
Interviewee (Plunder: A Portrait of Gilbert Harding): John Betjeman
Interviewee (Plunder: A Portrait of Gilbert Harding): Jean Metcalfe
Interviewee (Plunder: A Portrait of Gilbert Harding): Sir Compton MacKenzie

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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