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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

: Theatre 625: The Lost Years of Brian Hooper

by Bernard Kops
Starring Hugh Burden
with Margery Mason, Sheila Reid, Ray Brooks and Alan MacNaughtan
(Sheila Reid is a National Theatre player)

What happened to Brian Hooper? Where did his life go? This is what bothers him and sets his mind racing through fantasies of might-have-been mixed up with the disappointing truth. But you can't help liking him, because despite everything Brian Hooper has to laugh.


Writer: Bernard Kops
Original music composed by: Wilfred Josephs
Designer: Michael Young
Producer: Michael Bakewell
Director: Alan Gibson
Brian Hooper: Hugh Burden
Amanda: Kate Story
Jeremy: Peter Jesson
Christopher: Carl Forgione
Manager: Michael Bird
Barbara: Margery Mason
Philip: Ray Brooks
Mavis: Sheila Reid
Young Barbara: Susan George
Doctor: Alan MacNaughtan
Policeman: Edward de Souza

: Workshop: Bohuslav Martinu 1890-1959

"I lived completely isolated from the world as if in a lighthouse"
"His music has an immediate and marvellous effect" (Honegger)
"My glory - that will be" (Martinu Roussel)

A dramatic portrait of the Czech composer who for the first six years of his life never left the old clock-tower of Policka in which he was born.
This film reconstruction of his life was shot on authentic locations in Czechoslovakia, Paris, and New York.
Commentary by Anthony Burgess.
See page 15


Narrator: Anthony Burgess
Narrator: Peter Hawkins
Associate Producer: Kenneth Corden
Associate Producer: Brian Large
Produced and directed by: Anthony Wilkinson

: Who Runs Europe?: The Franc and the Guilder

Each morning Fritz Philips gets on his bicycle and goes to work. He is boss of the vast Dutch electronics company. Philips of Eindhoven, and one of the most powerful businessmen in Europe. Sixty miles away in Brussels, M. Dubois Pelerin, President of the Societe Generale de Banque of Belgium, heads a financial institution which plays a key part in the industrial growth of the Low Countries. Tonight's programme looks at these two men and the empires they control.


Subject: Fritz Philips
Subject: M. Dubois Pelerin
Commentator: David Dougan
Director: Andrew Quicke
Producer: Terry Hughes

: Call My Bluff

A duel of words and wit between Jimmy Edwards with Hy Hazell, Michael Parkinson and Patrick Campbell with Katie Boyle, Sir Learie Constantine.
Referee, Peter Wheeler
(Hy Hazell is appearing in "Charlie Girl" at the Adelphi Theatre, London)


Team captain: Jimmy Edwards
Panellist: Hy Hazell
Panellist: Michael Parkinson
Team captain: Patrick Campbell
Panellist: Katie Boyle
Panellist: Sir Learie Constantine
Referee: Peter Wheeler
"Call My Bluff" devised by: Mark Goodson
"Call My Bluff" devised by: Bill Todman
Producer: T. Leslie Jackson

: News Summary

: Late Night Line-Up

rounds off the week of television.
Criticism, Discussion, Diversion with Michael Dean, Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow, Sheridan Morley and tonight's guests also Philip Jenkinson with more film requests.
Letters to Philip Jenkinson should be addressed c/o Late Night Line-Up, [address removed]


Presenter: Michael Dean
Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Presenter: Tony Bilbow
Presenter: Sheridan Morley
Item presenter (Film Requests): Philip Jenkinson

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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.

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