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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

: The World About Us: Beyond the Last Oasis

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

The west to east crossing of the Sahara is not only unusual but dangerous. After Djanet, for a thousand miles you must trust to your own resources-until you reach the Soborom, a little-visited volcanic area in the Tibesti mountains.
Commentary written by Frederick Bradnum.

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Narrator: Andrew Faulds
Writer: Frederick Bradnum
Photography: Mostafa Hammuri
Director: Anne Balfour-Fraser
Presented by: Bob Saunders
Executive Producer: Brian Branston

: And Another Thing...: There's Gold in the Bog

with Robert Erskine.

The treasures of a Bronze Age Jewel-box, preserved in Irish peat.


Presenter: Robert Erskine

: The Charlie Drake Show

Written by Charlie Drake.
Starring Charlie Drake
with Henry McGee, Jill Day, The Three Bells, Peter Gordeno
The George Mitchell Singers, The Show Dancers, Jane Pilcher, Frances Alger, Tina Topham, Amanda Humby


Writer: Charlie Drake
Musical Director: Arthur Wilkinson
Choreography: Peter Gordeno
Designer: John Burrowes
Producer: Ernest Maxin
Comedian: Charlie Drake
[Actor]: Henry McGee
[Actress]: Jill Day
Singers: The Three Bells
Dancer: Peter Gordeno
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Dancers: The Show Dancers
[Actress]: Jane Pilcher
[Actress]: Frances Alger
[Actress]: Tina Topham
[Actress]: Amanda Humby

: Call My Bluff

A duel of words and wit between Patrick Campbell with Katharine Whitehorn, Anthony Burgess and Michael Flanders with Fenella Fielding, Leslie Phillips.
Referee, Robert Robinson



Team captain: Patrick Campbell
Panellist: Katharine Whitehorn
Panellist: Anthony Burgess
Team captain: Michael Flanders
Panellist: Fenella Fielding
Panellist: Leslie Phillips
Referee: Robert Robinson
Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman
Producer: Johnny Downes

: King's College, Cambridge

From the Chapel, a special performance for television of the Requiem by Gabriel Faure.
with Sheila Armstrong, soprano; Hermann Prey, baritone
The Choir of King's College, Cambridge
New Philharmonia Orchestra
Led by Desmond Bradley
Conductor, David Willcocks



Composer: Gabriel Faure
Soprano: Sheila Armstrong
Baritone: Hermann Prey
Singers: The Choir of King's College, Cambridge
Musicians: New Philharmonia Orchestra
Orchestra led by: Desmond Bradley
Conductor: David Willcocks
Producer: Brian Large

: The Long Polar Walk

An interview with Wally Herbert, Leader of the British Trans-Arctic Expedition.
Four men with dog sleds are about to begin a march which, if successfully accomplished, will take them across 3,800 miles of sea ice.
This will be the first North Polar crossing on foot, and the BBC has made plans to cover every aspect of it on film.
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Interviewee: Wally Herbert
Film Cameraman: Charles Stewart
Director: Richard Taylor
Producer: Brian Branston

: Late Night Line-Up

Television's weekend colour supplement with Noel Picarda.
Argument, discussion, entertainment, and a personal view from Ted Moult.


Presenter: Noel Picarda
Speaker: Ted Moult

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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.

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.

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