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: News Review for the deaf and hard of hearing

A look at the news of the week.



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

: The World About Us: One More Shift to Push

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

The Island of Das, somewhere in the Arabian Gulf, is the home for oil-rig men and a vast industry which is bringing wealth and the hope of modernity to Abu Dhabi. This is the story of two viewpoints - of the Europeans who work there temporarily, and of the local people for whom it is a new way of life. (Colour)


Narrator: Arnold Diamond
Narrator: Samir Mutawi
Filmed by: Mustafa Hammouri
Written and presented by: Eric Davidson
Executive producer: Brian Branston

: The Royal Ballet: The Nutcracker

Starring Merle Park and Rudolf Nureyev
For the first time BBC-2 presents a complete ballet in colour from the Royal Opera House Covent Garden. (Colour)


Director: Frederick Ashton
Dancer: Merle Park
Dancer: Rudolf Nureyev

: 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 Johnny Morris.



Presenter: Noel Picarda
Speaker: Johnny Morris

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.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
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