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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: Richard Baker
Translator: Joan Turner
Producer: Bill Northwood

: Take a Pair of Private Eyes: Part 1

A serial in six parts by Peter O'Donnell.

See page 13


Writer: Peter O'Donnell
Designer: Richard Henry
Producer: Alan Bromly
Director: Christopher Barry
Ambrose Frayne: Derek Fowlds
Dominique Frayne: Jeanne Roland
Charles Charles: Henry McGee
Crozier: John Sharp
Cornelia: Bridget Armstrong
Inspector Roth: Campbell Singer
Detective-Sergeant: John Quarmby
Hector Frayne: Sam Kydd
Feinster: John Bryans
Roger Curran: Peter Forbes-Robertson
Barmaid: Yvonne Ball

: The Dreaming Eye: 2: What happens when we dream?

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

It is hardly worth trying to understand our dreams until we have found out all we can about where they come from, what triggers them off - in fact, how they work. Scientists are turning up new clues.
Introduced and devised by Norman MacKenzie from his book Dreams and Dreaming.


Presenter/Devised by: Norman MacKenzie
Speaker: Dr. J.I. Evans
Speaker: A consultant psychiatrist [name uncredited]
Speaker: Robert Manry
Producer: Maurice Harvey

: Laurel and Hardy: The Live Ghost

Two of the world's greatest laughter-makers.
A Hal Roach film


Producer: Hal Roach
Director: Charles Rogers
Stan: Stan Laurel
Ollie: Oliver Hardy

: Horizon

A review of the sciences.
Introduced by Colin Riach.

Change and Decay
Europe's heritage of pictures, statues, and buildings is being destroyed at a frightening rate by atmospheric pollution, but an American scientist has just invented a method of preserving limestone which conservationists hope will change the situation radically.
With Dr. Seymour Z. Lewin of the New York Institute of Fine Arts; Dr. H.J. Plenderleith, Director of the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property; John Papaioannou, Architect

Meteorite Mystery
In 1908 a vast explosion shook the Tungus district of Siberia: was it due to the biggest meteorite ever to hit the earth, or something odder? The Russians, after sending out many expeditions, have just released a filmed report.


Presenter: Colin Riach
Speaker (Change and Decay): Dr. Seymour Z. Lewin
Speaker (Change and Decay): Dr. H. J. Plenderleith
Speaker (Change and Decay): John Papaioannou
Producer: Anthony Isaacs
Presented by: Dick Gilling
Executive producer: Gordon Rattray Taylor

: Theatre 625: The Queen and the Welshman

by Rosemary Anne Sisson.
With Dorothy Tutin as Queen Katherine
and Derek Godfrey, Jeremy Brett

(Nicholas Selby and Charles Thomas are members of the Royal Shakespeare Company; William Hobbs is fight director to the National Theatre)
See page 13


Writer: Rosemary Anne Sisson
Fight arranger: William Hobbs
Music: Clifton Parker
Music conducted by: David Lloyd-Jones
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Producer: Cedric Messina
Director: Basil Coleman
Queen Katherine, widow of Henry V: Dorothy Tutin
Sir Owen Tudor: Derek Godfrey
Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester: Nicholas Selby
John, Duke of Bedford: Gordon Whiting
Henry Beaufort: Llewellyn Rees
Villiers: Jeremy Brett
Margaret: Fiona Hartford
Rainault: Charles Thomas
John, the Queen's servant: Jonathan Dennis
Hall: Robert Russell
Edmund Tudor: Jack Wild
A Captain of Horse: Robert Bruce
Gaoler: Harry Littlewood

: News Summary

: Late Night Line-Up

Stay up a little longer with Denis Tuohy, Joan Bakewell, Michael Dean.


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

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.

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