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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: 5: Arthur C. Clarke: The Future Is Already With Us

Talking of Things to Come with Robert McKenzie and Erskine Childers
Arthur C. Clarke, ex-Chairman, British Interplanetary Society, and science fiction writer.


Interviewer: Robert McKenzie
Interviewer: Erskine Childers
Interviewee: Arthur C. Clarke
Producer: Anthony Smith

: Theatre 625: Unman, Wittering, and Zigo

by Giles Cooper.
Starring Peter Blythe, John Sharp, Peter Howell and Tamara Hinchco


Writer: Giles Cooper
Designer: Austen Spriggs
Producer: Cedric Messina
Director: Donald McWhinnie
John Ebony: Peter Blythe
Cary Farthingale: John Sharp
Headmaster: Peter Howell
Nadia: Tamara Hinchco
Mr. Winstanley: Noel Davis
Mrs. Winstanley: Ann Way
Inspector: Norman Wynne
Aggeridge: Jeremy Ranchev
Ankerton: Roger Shepherd
Borby: Robert Dodson
Bungabine: Roger Bradley
Cloistermouth: Michael Wennink
Cuthbun: Christopher Witty
Hogg: Dane Howell
Lipstrob: Hywel Bennett
Mudd: Norman Bacon
Muffet: David Pusey
Munn Major: Brian Godfrey
Orris: Hugh Janes
Root: Michael Sarson
Terhew: Dennis Waterman
Trindle: Nicholas Young
Unman: Jonathan Collins
Wittering: Derek Needs

: Life: How Ape-like is Man?

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

If man can learn anything from the study of ape behaviour, it follows that it is important for him to be aware of the differences between himself and his nearest relatives.
Dr. John Napier, University of London draws attention to significant anatomical differences.
Dr. John Crook, University of Bristol relates the social development of man and ape.
Dr. Jan van Hooff, University of Utrecht compares some of the facial expressions used by both species.
From the West


Presenter: Dr. Desmond Morris
Speaker: Dr. John Napier
Speaker: Dr. John Crook
Speaker: Dr. Jan van Hooff
Producer: Ronald Webster

: Tonight in Person

A series of weekly programmes presenting music in the folk idiom from many parts of the world.
This week, from America: The Womenfolk
(The Womenfolk appear by arrangement with Peter Walsh)


Band: The Womenfolk
Production: Travers Thorneloe

: 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: Sir Anthony Eden and Hugh Gaitskell on the Suez crisis (1956) and Peter Ustinov and Peter Jones in an exhibition bout of all-in wrestling (1955).


Presenter: Denis Tuohy
Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Presenter: Michael Dean
Speaker (Plunder): Sir Anthony Eden
Speaker (Plunder): Hugh Gaitskell
Comedian (Plunder): Peter Ustinov
Performer (Plunder): Peter Jones

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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