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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.



Newsreader: Michael De Morgan
Translator: Ruth Leeds
Producer: Bill Northwood

: The World About Us: Discovering Galapagos

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

Filmed by Heinz Sielmann.
Heinz Sielmann is one of the world's leading wildlife film-makers. In the colourful Galapagos Islands he obtained outstanding material on the unique penguins, albatrosses, sea-lions, and giant tortoises. His expedition landed on 'an island of dragons' among thousands of marine iguanas and also managed to film the amazing behaviour of the wood-pecker finch, one of the few animals in the world to use a tool.
Commentary by Derek Jones.
From the South and West


Filmed by: Heinz Sielmann
Narrator: Derek Jones
Presented by: Richard Brock

: The Charlie Drake Show

Starring Charlie Drake.
With Henry McGee, The Three Bells, The George Mitchell Singers, The Show Dancers, Josephine Tewson, Doremy Vernon, Celestine Burden, Gaynor Jones, Susan Payne, Michelle Cook, Ricardo Alleyne, Ian Ellis, Robert Fountain, Gary Lewis, Phillip O'Neill



Writer/Comedian: Charlie Drake
Musical Director: Norman Percival
Choreographer: Peter Gordeno
Designer: John Burrowes
Producer: Ernest Maxin
[Actor]: Henry McGee
Singers: The Three Bells
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Dancers: The Show Dancers
[Actress]: Josephine Tewson
[Actor]: Gaynor Jones
[Actress]: Susan Payne
[Actress]: Michelle Cook
[Actor]: Ricardo Alleyne
[Actor]: Ian Ellis
[Actor]: Robert Fountain
[Actor]: Gary Lewis
[Actor]: Phillip O'Neill

: And Another Thing...: Fashionable Frolic

with Robert Erskine assisted by Samira Kirollos.

Ancient Egyptian haute couture flourished because they were as party-minded as we are; but with some very bizarre twists. (Colour)


Presenter: Robert Erskine
Assistant: Samira Kirollos

: Call My Bluff

A duel of words and wit between Patrick Campbell with Nemone Lethbridge, Nicholas Phipps and Michael Flanders with Charlotte Bingham, Michael Trubshawe
Referee, Robert Robinson


Team captain: Patrick Campbell
Panellist: Nemone Lethbridge
Panellist: Nicholas Phipps
Team captain: Michael Flanders
Panellist: Charlotte Bingham
Panellist: Michael Trubshawe
Referee: Robert Robinson
Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman
Producer: Johnny Downes

: Wilhelm Backhaus

The veteran German pianist plays Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto
with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Karl Bohm

(A Unitel film made in Schonbrunn Palace, Vienna.)



Pianist: Wilhelm Backhaus
Musicians: The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Karl Bohm
Director: Herbert Seggelke

: News Summary and The Weather


: Late Night Line-Up

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


Presenter: Noel Picarda
Speaker: John Crosby

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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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