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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: 2: Professor John Maynard Smith: Controlling Birth and Death

Talking of Things to Come
Professor John Maynard Smith, Dean of the School of Biological Sciences, University of Sussex
with Robert McKenzie and Erskine Childers


Presenter: Robert McKenzie
Presenter: Erskine Childers
Interviewee: Professor John Maynard Smith
Producer: Anthony Smith

: Theatre 625: The Wesker Trilogy: 2: Roots

by Arnold Wesker.
Starring Mary Miller, Gwen Nelson, Ewan Hooper, Doreen Aris

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Writer: Arnold Wesker
Music: Wilfred Josephs
Designer: Stanley Morris
Producer: Cedric Messina
Director: Charles Jarrott
Jenny Beales: Doreen Aris
Jimmy Beales: Ewan Hooper
Beatie Bryant: Mary Miller
Stan Mann: Billy Russell
Mrs. Bryant: Gwen Nelson
Mr. Bryant: Leslie Anderson
Mr. Healey: Brian Cant
Frankie Bryant: Jonathan Holt
Pearl Bryant: Maryann Turner

: Horizon

A review of the sciences.
Introduced by Colin Riach.

A Man of Two Visions
Dr. Albert Copley, the haematologist, and Alcopley, the painter, are one and the same person. For five days of the week he is a leading research scientist: at the weekend a respected and accomplished artist. Tonight's film looks at both sides of this unusual man.
The Scientist Applied
For a country striving to raise its productivity, the supply of applied scientists is tremendously important. Professor S. A. Tobias, an engineer. and Lord Todd, ex-chairman of the Scientific Advisory Council, discuss the problems of educating them and their importance in society.

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Presenter: Colin Riach
Subjects (A Man of Two Visions): Dr. Albert Copley/Alcopley
Speaker (The Scientist Applied): Professor S. A. Tobias
Speaker (The Scientist Applied): Lord Todd
Director: Peter Cantor
Director: Peter Goodchild
Presented by: Dick Gilling
Executive Producer: Gordon Rattray Taylor

: Tonight in Person

A series of weekly programmes presenting music in the folk idiom from many parts of the world.
This week: The popular song writer and folk singer from America, Tom Paxton currently on a visit to this country.


Singer: Tom Paxton
Production: Yvonne Littlewood

: 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's edition includes:
Personal reminiscences by

The Aga Khan
Press Conference 1954

A. E. Matthews
This is Your Life 1958

and Survivors of the Titanic disaster of 1912
First-hand 1956


Presenter: Denis Tuohy
Presenter: Michael Dean
Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Interviewee (Plunder: Press Conference): The Aga Khan
Subject (Plunder: This Is Your Life): A. E. Matthews

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.

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