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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: Richard Gamble

: I Was a Ninety-Pound Weakling

A report from Canada on the less ordinary ways of keeping in shape.
A National Film Board of Canada production

: Tonight in Person: The Songs of Tom Paxton

A series of weekly programmes presenting music in the folk idiom from many parts of the world.
This week, from America: The Songs of Tom Paxton
(Tom Paxton appears by arrangement with Tito Burns and Harold Davison)


Singer: Tom Paxton
Production: Terence Hughes

: Life: Understanding Man

Life ...in the animal world

Why do we behave as we do? What are the roots of abnormal behaviour? Every action an animal performs stems from two sources: what the performer was born with, and what he has learned. How important these inborn influences are and how they are related to learned behaviour has been the subject of considerable research.

Some examples are described and discussed by:
Dr. Frank George, University of Bristol
Dr. Eibl-Eibesfeldt, Max-Planck Institute for Behaviour, Seewiesen, Germany
Professor Harry F. Harlow, University of Wisconsin
Dr. John Bowlby, Tavistock Institute of Human Relations
Dr. Richard Davenport, Yerkes Regional Primate Research Centre, U.S.A.
Programme introduced by Dr. Desmond Morris, Zoological Society of London.
From the West


Panellist: Dr. Frank George, University of Bristol
Panellist: Dr. Eibl-Eibesfeldt
Panellist: Professor Harry F. Harlow
Panellist: Dr. John Bowlby
Panellist: Dr. Richard Davenport
Presenter: Dr. Desmond Morris
Producer: Ronald Webster

: Theatre 625: Coming Up for Air

by George Orwell.
Dramatised by Robin Chapman.
With Colin Blakely
(Colin Blakely is a National Theatre player; Mary Allen is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company)


Author: George Orwell
Dramatised by: Robin Chapman
Designer: Michael Wield
Producer: Cedric Messina
Director: Christopher Morahan
George as a young man: Roger Bradley
George Bowling: Colin Blakely
A.J. Minter: Frederick Farley
Mr. Witchett: Maitland Moss
Communist clerk: Larry Dann
Hilda Bowling: Carmel McSharry
Miss Minns: Ann Way
Mrs. Wheeler: Peggy Aitchison
Billy: Robert Bartlett
Lorna: Joy Measures
Men in train: Maurice Travers
Men in train: Richard Merson
Mellors: David Pinner
Violet: Judy Stephen
Waitress in milk bar: Faith Curtis
Sergeant: Reginald Jessw
Katie: Denise Brown
Hodges: Norman Wynne
George's father: Geoffrey Tyrrell
George's mother: Julie May
Grimmett: Howard Lang
Elsie: Susan Tracey
Simpson: Patrick Godfrey
Receptionist: Mimi Whitford
Lady in hotel: Mary Allen
Waitress in the tea shop: Ann King
Vicar: Christopher Banks
Barmaid: Isabel Rennie
Yorkshire man: Clifford Cox
Sir Joseph Cheam: Donald Layne-Smith
Shopkeeper: Edward Palmer
Man in short trousers: Richard Caldicot
Flower-seller: Gabrielle Day
Flower-seller: Harry Shacklock

: News Summary

: Late Night Line-Up

A last look around the world of television.
Criticism, Discussion, Diversion with Denis Tuohy, Michael Dean, Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow and tonight's guests.


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

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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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.

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