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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: Joan Turner
Producer: Bill Northwood

: The Dreaming Eye: 1: What's in a Dream?

Four programmes exploring the mysterious second life each of us lives in sleep.

Is there any point in taking notice of dreams? Have they any meaning at all? It seems that most people would like them to have, and that the age-old search for their meaning and value goes on, only intensified by new approaches to understanding.
Introduced and devised by Norman MacKenzie from his book Dreams and Dreaming.


Introduced and devised by: Norman MacKenzie
Speaker: Dr. J. I. Evans
Speaker: Michael Ayrton
Producer: Maurice Harvey

: Life

...in the animal world
A fortnightly programme introduced this week by Dr. John Napier.

The Earth Shall Quake Before Them
Locust plagues affect vast areas of the world. The Anti-Locust Research Centre involves original research in biogeography, climatology, and ecology. Their techniques and successes are described by Dr. Peter Haskell, Director and John Moorhouse and Sir Boris Uvarov, F.R.S. formerly Director of the Anti-Locust Research Centre.

Return to Bikini
The last atomic bomb was exploded on this Pacific island eight years ago. A film report indicates how life has returned.

The Living Mountain
Alpine sport enthusiasts rarely see the indigenous creatures of this region. A French film features chamois, marmots, and ibex.

From the West


Presenter: Dr. John Napier
Speaker (The Earth Shall Quake Before Them): Dr. Peter Haskell
Speaker (The Earth Shall Quake Before Them): John Moorhouse
Speaker (The Earth Shall Quake Before Them): Sir Boris Uvarov
Director: Barry Paine
Producer: Ronald Webster

: Theatre 625: The Twelfth Hour

by Aleksei Arbuzov.
Translated by Ariadne Nicolaeff.
With Clifford Evans as Dor, Michael Goodliffe as Petrovykh, Sheila Allen as Anna,
Dudley Foster as Kirill, Walter Brown as Svidersky, Thelma Ruby as Ivette, William Holmes as Bezenchuk, Elizabeth Wallace as Yanina, Mark Jones as Ivan, Hannah Gordon as Katya, Michael Wennink as Seryozhka, John Barrard as Nolik, Blaise Wyndham as Ryabov
(Mark Jones is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company)
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Author: Aleksei Arbuzov
Translated by: Ariadne Nicolaeff
Music: Norman Percival
Designer: Fanny Taylor
Producer: Cedric Messina
Director: Alan Cooke
Dor: Clifford Evans
Petrovykh: Michael Goodliffe
Anna: Sheila Allen
Kirill: Dudley Foster
Svidersky: Walter Brown
Ivette: Thelma Ruby
Bezenchuk: William Holmes
Yanina: Elizabeth Wallace
Ivan: Mark Jones
Katya: Hannah Gordon
Seryozhka: Michael Wennink
Nolik: John Barrard
Ryabov: Blaise Wyndham

: News Summary

: Late Night Line-Up

Stay up a little longer with Denis Tuohy, Joan Bakewell, Michael Dean and whoever else turns up.


Presenter: Denis Tuohy
Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Presenter: Michael Dean

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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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