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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: 4: Dr. Sukhatme: Must Half the World Starve?

Talking of Things to Come with Robert McKenzie and Erskine Childers.
Dr. Sukhatme, P. V. Chief Statistician, Food and Agriculture Organisation of the U.N.


Presenter: Robert McKenzie
Presenter: Erskine Childers
Interviewee: Dr. Sukhatme
Producer: Anthony Smith

: Theatre 625: Kiss on a Grass Green Pillow

by Rhys Adrian.
(Colin Blakely and Robert Stephens are National Theatre players; Zena Walker is in 'Man and Superman' at the Vaudeville Theatre, London)
See page 13


Writer: Rhys Adrian
Designer: Roger Andrews
Producer: Cedric Messina
Director: Alan Cooke
Jane: Susannah York
Lydia: Zena Walker
Stephen: Robert Stephens
Harry: Colin Blakely

: Horizon

A review of the sciences.
Introduced by Colin Riach.

The Dolphins that Joined the Navy
American Navy scientists are engaged in an intensive programme of research on the most intelligent and friendly of sea creatures, the dolphin, and in particular on its almost uncanny powers of navigation.
Tonight's film includes scenes showing researchers trying to speak directly to these animals and dolphins talking to each other through underwater telephones.

A Theory of the Earth
The eminent Canadian geologist, Professor Tuzo Wilson, explains his new 'Froth on the Broth' theory of the structure of the earth to David Wilson before his recent lecture to the Royal Geological Society.


Presenter: Colin Riach
Interviewee (A Theory of the Earth): Professor Tuzo Wilson
Interviewer (A Theory of the Earth): David Wilson
Director: Adrian Malone
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, from America: Carolyn Hester
Accompanied by Ivor Mairants, Brian Brocklehurst, Geoff Lofts
See page 13


Singer: Carolyn Hester
Guitarist: Ivor Mairants
Double-bass: Brian Brocklehurst
Drummer: Geoff Lofts
Producer: Michael Hurll

: News Summary

: Late Night Line-Up

Stay up a little longer with Denis Tuohy, Joan Bakewell, Michael Dean.
and watch
A weekly raid on the archives of BBC television
This week's edition includes:

Lady Astor from
Fighting for the Vote (1957)

Rene Clair on love

Peter Brook on Musique Concrete
Monitor (1958)

Lord Mancroft and Tommy Trinder speaking at a dinner in honour of Stanley Matthews (1956)


Presenter: Denis Tuohy
Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Presenter: Michael Dean
Interviewee (Plunder: Fighting for the Vote): Lady Astor
Speaker (Plunder): Rene Clair
Item presenter (Plunder: Monitor): Peter Brook
Speaker (Plunder: Stanley Matthews): Lord Mancroft
Speaker (Plunder: Stanley Matthews): Tommy Trinder

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.

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