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: News Review

for the deaf and hard of hearing
A look at the news of the week.


Presenter: Richard Baker
Translator: Joan Turner
Producer: Bill Northwood

: People to Watch: 7: Dr. Pavel Eisler: The New Economics of Communism

Talking of Things to Come with Robert McKenzie and Erskine Childers.
Dr. Pavel Eisler, Reader in Economics, Prague School of Economics
with Andrew Shonfield, Director of Studies, Royal Institute of International Affairs


Interviewer: Robert McKenzie
Interviewer: Erskine Childers
Interviewee: Dr. Pavel Eisler
Interviewee: Andrew Shonfield
Producer: Anthony Smith

: Life: Good Living?

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

The range of man's diet makes him unique in the animal world. His new Knowledge of genetics provides a formidable weapon in his efforts to teed an expanding population. Does his superior intelligence give him the right to exploit life in this way?
This is discussed by Cyril Thornber, Chairman, Thornbers Holdings Ltd.; Dr. Richard Sadleir, The Wellcome Institute, Zoological Society of London; Dr. George Clayton, Institute of Genetics, University of Edinburgh and Brigid Brophy.
From the West


Presenter: Dr. Desmond Morris
Panellist: Cyril Thornber
Panellist: Dr. Richard Sadleir
Panellist: Dr. George Clayton
Panellist: Brigid Brophy
Producer: Ronald Webster

: Theatre 625: Simon and Laura

by Alan Melville.
Starring Ian Carmichael, Moira Lister and Richard Briers


Writer: Alan Melville
Designer: William McCrow
Producer: Cedric Messina
Director: Christopher Morahan
Simon Foster: Ian Carmichael
Laura Foster: Moira Lister
Wilson: Charles Lloyd Pack
Jessie: Molly Urquhart
Wolfie: Philo Hauser
David Prentice: Richard Briers
Janet Honeyman: Penny Morrell
Henry: Susan Ashworth
Bert: Henry McGee
Archie: Reg Lever
Joe: Bruce Wightman
Barney: David Jackson
Timothy: Paul Holdaway
Miss Mills: Lesley Allen

: Tonight in Person

A series of weekly programmes presenting music in the folk idiom from many parts of the world.
This week: The second programme featuring the celebrated folk singer Julie Felix.


Singer/guitarist: Julie Felix
Orchestrations: Les Williams
Orchestrations: Harry Robinson
Musical director: Harry Rabinowitz
Producer: James Moir

: 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 takes a look at:
Children's Television of the 1950s
with Stephen King-Hall on Castro

William Aspden
'When I was your age'

George Cansdale with Barbara the Elephant

Muffin the Mule with Annette Mills

and an excerpt from Children's Newsreel

This week's guest, Norman Shelley


Presenter: Denis Tuohy
Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Presenter: Michael Dean
Speaker (Plunder): Stephen King-Hall
Speaker (Plunder): William Aspden
Speaker (Plunder): George Cansdale
Presenter (Plunder: Muffin the Mule): Annette Mills
Guest (Plunder): Norman Shelley

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.

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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