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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 World About Us: People Out of Time

A series of films from all over the world about our astonishing planet and the creatures that live on it.

The story of the Bindibu.
Written and produced by Eric Davidson.


Narrator: Leo McKern
Filmed by: David Cork
Filmed by: Len McLarty
Executive producer: Brian Branston
Writer/producer: Eric Davidson

: And Another Thing...: Two Heads are Better than One

with Robert Erskine

Two Heads are Better than One
in a portrait gallery of 2,000 years ago, but did they prefer the mirror sculpture, or the noble ideal? (Colour)


Presenter: Robert Erskine

: The Charlie Drake Show

Written by Charlie Drake.
Starring Charlie Drake
with Henry McGee, The Three Bells, The Dagenham Girl Pipers, The George Mitchell Singers, The Show Dancers, Josephine Tewson, Janette De Roet, George Claydon



Writer: Charlie Drake
Musical Director: Harry Rabinowitz
Choreography: Peter Gordeno
Designer: John Burrowes
Producer: Ernest Maxin
Comedian: Charlie Drake
[Actor]: Henry McGee
Singers: The Three Bells
Pipers: The Dagenham Girl Pipers
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Dancers: The Show Dancers
[Actress]: Josephine Tewson
Pianist: Janette de Roet
[Actor]: George Claydon

: Call My Bluff

A duel of words and wit between Patrick Campbell with Claire Tomalin, Alan Bennett and Michael Flanders with Judi Dench, Alistair Sampson.
Referee, Robert Robinson



Team captain: Patrick Campbell
Panellist: Claire Tomalin
Panellist: Alan Bennett
Team captain: Michael Flanders
Panellist: Judi Dench
Panellist: Alistair Sampson
Referee: Robert Robinson
Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman
Producer: Johnny Downes

: Rosalyn Tureck Plays Bach

The distinguished American pianist in a recital of works by Johann Sebastian Bach.
Prelude and Fugue in C major
Capriccio on the departure of a beloved brother
Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue
English Suite in G minor


Pianist: Rosalyn Tureck
Director: Barrie Gavin

: Late Night Line-Up

Noel Picarda reflects on the week of television with the Line-Up team and tonight's guests. (Colour)


Presenter: Noel Picarda

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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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