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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: Grizzly!

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

Commentary by Anthony Smith.
The Grizzly Bear has roamed North America for a million years.
The invention of the repeating rifle brought the feared and hated bear to the point of extinction, but today's inventions are to the Grizzly's advantage.
Scientific devices are enabling John and Frank Craighead to discover the secrets of the great bear so that it may be preserved.
A National Geographic film produced in association with Wolper Productions Inc.
from the South and West
See colour feature on centre pages


Narrator: Anthony Smith
Researcher: John Craighead
Researcher: Frank Craighead
Producer: Irwin Rosten
Presented by: Suzanne Gibbs

: And Another Thing...: Pebbles from the Moon

with Robert Erskine.
Pebbles from the Moon may turn out to be the curiosities of the space age, but in the seventeenth century porcelain from China seemed to come from just as far away. (Colour)


Presenter: Robert Erskine

: The Charlie Drake Show

Starring Charlie Drake.
With Henry McGee, The Three Bells, The George Mitchell Singers, The Show Dancers, Jean Marlow, Michael Beint, Anthony Dawes, Steve Plytas, Brian Vaughan, Dervis Ward, Susan Payne, Jeffrey Chandler, Robert Fountain, The Volantes.



Writer/Comedian: Charlie Drake
Musical Director: Arthur Wilkinson
Choreographer: Peter Gordeno
Designer: John Burrowes
Producer: Ernest Maxin
[Actor]: Henry McGee
[Actress]: Jean Marlow
[Actor]: Michael Beint
[Actor]: Anthony Dawes
[Actor]: Steve Plytas
[Actor]: Brian Vaughan
[Actor]: Dervis Ward
[Actress]: Susan Payne
[Actor]: Jeffrey Chandler
[Actor]: Robert Fountain
Performers: The Voltantes
Singers: The Three Bells
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers

: Call My Bluff

A duel of words and wit between Michael Flanders with Jo Rowbottom, Tony Britton and Patrick Campbell with Julie Harris, Kenneth Horne.
Referee, Robert Robinson



Team captain: Michael Flanders
Panellist: Jo Rowbottom
Panellist: Tony Britton
Team captain: Patrick Campbell
Panellist: Julie Harris
Panellist: Kenneth Horne
Referee: Robert Robinson
Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman
Producer: Johnny Downes

: Beecham Conducts

"The Press often refer to me as the greatest English conductor. I will not be called the greatest English conductor - but I do know I'm a damned sight better than any foreigner!"

This programme provides an opportunity for viewers to reassess Sir Thomas's own characteristic quip.
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham, Bt., C.H.

(Recorded in Chicago in March 1960 and made available by W.G.N. Continental)

(See page 35)


Musicians: The Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Sir Thomas Beecham
Television Presentation: Herbert Chappell

: 'A Couris Thing'

The story of the English Windmill.
"The windmill is a couris thing,
Completely built by art of man,
To grind the corn for man and beast
That they alike may have a feast"
A film about some of the survivors of those thousands of mills that a hundred years ago were at work all over England.
Written and produced by Malcolm Freegard.


Writer/Producer: Malcolm Freegard

: News Summary


: Late Night Line-Up

Television's weekend colour supplement with Noel Picarda and a personal view from a guest critic. (Colour)


Presenter: Noel Picarda

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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.

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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