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: News Review

for the deaf and hard of hearing
A look at the news of the week.


Presenter: Robert Dougall
Translator: Joan Turner
Producer: Bill Northwood

: Theatre 625: The Magicians: 3: Edmund Gurney and the Brighton Mesmerist

Three true stories of men and magic by Ken Taylor.
Based in part on "The Strange Case of Edmund Gurney" by Trevor Hall.
[Starring] Richard Todd
also starring Ray Brooks, Anthony Bate, Diana Fairfax, Lynda Baron


Writer: Ken Taylor
Based in part on "The Strange Case of Edmund Gurney" by: Trevor Hall
Music composed and conducted by: Benjamin Frankel
Designer: Richard Henry
Producer: Michael Bakewell
Director: Peter Hammond
Edmund Gurney: Richard Todd
Albert Smith: Ray Brooks
Fred Wells: Barry Wilsher
Douglas Blackburn: John Barcroft
Frederick Myers: Anthony Bate
Alice Smith: Lynda Baron
Kate Gurney: Diana Fairfax
Frank Podmore: Roger Kemp
Sir James Crichton-Browne: Norman Shelley
The Rev. A.M. Creery: John Gill
Mary Creery: Debbie Bowen
Mrs. Smith: Elsie Arnold
Chemist: Robert Young
Hotel porter: John Baker

: Workshop: Eroica

"One of the best music programmes I ever saw" (The Guardian)
"A riveting display of television..." (Daily Mail)

The first movement of Beethoven's Third Symphony is explored with the help of the composer's notebooks, which provide a unique and fascinating insight into the mind of a revolutionary genius.

Introduced and conducted by Bernard Keeffe who has completed and orchestrated some of Beethoven's early sketches.
With the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Leader, Rodney Friend
(A full performance of the Eroica Symphony, conducted by Colin Davis: BBC-1 on Friday, 10.25 p.m. not Wales)


Presenter/Conductor: Bernard Keeffe
Musicians: The London Philharmonic Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Rodney Friend
Producer/Director: Herbert Chappell

: Call My Bluff

A duel of words and wit between Patrick Campbell with Penny Morrell, Lord David Cecil and Jimmy Edwards with Helen Robinson, Gordon Jackson.
Referee, Peter Wheeler

(Jimmy Edwards is appearing in "Big Bad Mouse" at the Shaftesbury Theatre, London; Gordon Jackson in "Wise Child" at Wyndhams Theatre, London)


Team Captain: Patrick Campbell
Panellist: Penny Morrell
Panellist: Lord David Cecil
Team Captain: Jimmy Edwards
Panellist: Helen Robinson
Panellist: Gordon Jackson
Referee: Peter Wheeler
Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman
Producer: Johnny Downes

: The Shape of Darkness

An exploration of African Art by Max-Pol Fouchet.
African art has, as a whole, generated more influence than understanding. This film seeks to relate various forms of African art to the patterns and rituals of everyday life.


Director: Max-Pol Fouchet
Narrator: Alan Dobie
Executive Producer: Stephen Hearst
English version by: David Cheshire

: 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

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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