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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: Ruth Leeds
Producer: Bill Northwood

: People to Watch: 10: Edward Shils: Prevision and Provision

Talking of Things to Come with Robert McKenzie and Erskine Childers.
Edward Shils, Professor of Sociology and Social Thought at the University of Chicago and Fellow of King's College, Cambridge.


Interviewer: Robert McKenzie
Interviewer: Erskine Childers
Interviewee: Edward Shils
Producer: Anthony Smith

: Horizon

A review of the sciences.
Introduced by Colin Riach.

So You Want to Be An Inventor?
The Golden Age of invention, when Edison almost casually turned out device after epoch-making device, has faded. Today's inventors struggle against exploding technology, the buying power of great industries, and taxation problems to make their leaps into the unknown. What makes an inventor tick? How can he use the mass of scientific data available to him? Four inventors describe their approach to the questions confronting them.

The Severed Hand
An account of a remarkable surgical operation recently performed in China.


Presenter: Colin Riach
Presented by: Dick Gilling
Executive producer: Gordon Rattray Taylor

: Theatre 625: The Seagull

by Anton Chekhov.
Translated by George Calderon.
With Pamela Brown, Robert Stephens, Sydney Tafler, Charles Carson, Niall MacGinnis
(Robert Stephens is a National Theatre player)


Author: Anton Chekhov
Translated by: George Calderon
Designer: Natasha Kroll
Producer: Cedric Messina
Director: Alan Cooke
Nina: Gemma Jones
Konstantin: Robin Phillips
Madame Arkadina, an actress: Pamela Brown
Konstantin Troplef, her son: Robin Phillips
Sorin, her brother: Charles Carson
Nina: Gemma Jones
Trigorin, a writer: Robert Stephens
Dorn, a doctor: Niall MacGinnis
Medvedenko, a schoolmaster: John Carlin
Shamrayef, manager of the estate: Sydney Tafler
Paulina, his wife: Daphne Slater
Masha, their daughter: Annette Crosbie
Yakov: John Malcolm
Cook: Roy Denton

: 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.
Introduced by Michell Raper.
This week's edition includes:

Sybil Thorndike, Lewis Casson, Esme Percy, John Clements, Benn Levy, Colin Wilson on Bernard Shaw
Chairman, Lionel Hale (1956)

C.B.S. talking on his 90th birthday (1946)

Late night music played by Leon Goossens (1952)

An Electric Bird Scarer (Inventors' Club, 1956)


Presenter: Denis Tuohy
Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Presenter: Michael Dean
Presenter (Plunder): Michell Raper
Panellist (Plunder: Bernard Shaw): Sybil Thorndike
Panellist (Plunder: Bernard Shaw): Lewis Casson
Panellist (Plunder: Bernard Shaw): Esme Percy
Panellist (Plunder: Bernard Shaw): John Clements
Panellist (Plunder: Bernard Shaw): Benn Levy
Panellist (Plunder: Bernard Shaw): Colin Wilson
Chairman (Plunder: Bernard Shaw): Lionel Hale
Oboist: Leon Goossens

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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.

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