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.
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.
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.
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)
Madame Arkadina, an actress:
Konstantin Troplef, her son:
Sorin, her brother:
Trigorin, a writer:
Dorn, a doctor:
Medvedenko, a schoolmaster:
Shamrayef, manager of the estate:
Paulina, his wife:
Masha, their daughter:
Stay up a little longer with Denis Tuohy, Joan Bakewell, Michael Dean.
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)
Bernard Shaw): Sybil
Bernard Shaw): Lewis
Bernard Shaw): Esme
Bernard Shaw): John
Bernard Shaw): Benn
Bernard Shaw): Colin
Bernard Shaw): Lionel