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: Eurovision Song Contest

A programme to decide the best song of 1968.
Introduced by Katie Boyle
Shown last evening (Colour)


Presenter: Katie Boyle
Orchestra directed by: Norrie Paramor
Designer: Richard Levin
Producer: Stewart Morris
Executive Producer: Tom Sloan

: Two Views of Rome

The Vatican and the Via Veneto are only a mile apart. The sacred and the secular, like twisted threads, run all through Rome's history. They are traced on a tour of the city by Peter Nichols and Fr. William Purdy with Cardinal Marella, Princess Doria Pamphilj and Elsa Martinelli.


Unknown: Peter Nichols
Unknown: Fr. William Purdy
Unknown: Cardinal Marella
Unknown: Princess Doria Pamphilj
Unknown: Elsa Martinelli
Producer: Oliver Hunkin

: 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


Unknown: Joan Turner
Producer: Bill Northwood

: The World About Us: The Distant Warriors of New Guinea

A series of films from all over the world about our astonishing planet and the people who live on it.
War is a ritual thread woven into the pattern of life of the mountain people, the Dani. Although few lives are lost, great displays of measured violence dominate their existence and shape a culture that in many ways resembles that of our own distant Stone Age ancestors
Edited version of the film "Dead Birds" made by Robert Gardner of the Harvard Peabody Expedition to New Guinea.


Film-maker: Robert Gardner

: The Black and White Minstrel Show

starring The Mitchell Minstrels with John Boulter, Dai Francis & Tony Mercer
Compere, Leslie Crowther
also starring Margaret Savage, The Television Toppers, Delia Wicks, Don Cleaver, Penny Jewkes, Les Rawlings & Sheila Bernette
Dance direction by Roy Gunson
Vocal arrangements by George Mitchell.
Orchestrations by Alan Bristow.
Orchestra Leader: Freddy Clayton conducted by George Mitchell and Eric Robinson
Settings by Martin Collins
Devised and produced by George Inns
(Leslie Crowther is in "Let Sleeping Wives Lie" at the Garrick Theatre, London.
"The Black and White Minstrel Show" is appearing at the Victoria Palace, London, and at the Theatre Royal, Nottingham)


Singer: John Boulter
Singer: Dai Francis
Singer: Tony Mercer
Compere: Leslie Crowther
Singer: Margaret Savage
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Singer: Delia Wicks
Singer: Don Cleaver
Singer: Penny Jewkes
Performer: Les Rawlings
Performer: Sheila Bernette
Dance direction: Roy Gunson
Vocal arrangements by: George Mitchell
Orchestrations: Alan Bristow
Orchestra leader: Freddy Clayton
Conductor: George Mitchell
Conductor: Eric Robinson
Settings: Martin Collins
Devised and produced by: George Inns


with Robert Erskine
The Carpentry of Sound
Simple instruments of wood and string can, indeed, render very sophisticated music, but in advanced civilisations the finest sounds go with the finest craftsmanship


Unknown: Robert Erskine


Heading into Silbury
Preparations for a unique archaeological event
Introduced by Richard Atkinson
Professor of Archaeology, University College, Cardiff
Today in Wiltshire a team of miners begin to drive a 250-foot tunnel on the first stage of a two-year excavation to discover the origination and purpose of the biggest prehistoric man-made earthwork in Europe
This film covers the background and research in the weeks leading up to the start of the operation
Produced and directed by Peter Bale from the South and West


Introduced By: Richard Atkinson
Directed By: Peter Bale


The New Language of Music
PIERRE BOULEZ on the foundations of twentieth-century music as laid down by BERG, Schoenberg, and WEBERN with Halina Lukomska (soprano)
BBC Chorus
Chorus-Master, PETER Gellhorn
BBC Symphony Orchestra Leader, Trevor Williams
Interviewer and narrator, Basil Moss
Designer, Roger Liminton
Graphics, Colin Whitaker
Script, commentaries, and musical direction: Pierre Boulez
Director. Barrie Gavin


Unknown: Pierre Boulez
Soprano: Halina Lukomska
Chorus-Master: Peter Gellhorn
Designer: Roger Liminton
Unknown: Colin Whitaker
Unknown: Pierre Boulez
Director: . Barrie Gavin


A duel of words and wit between
Devised by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman
Produced by JOHNNY Downes


Unknown: Kenneth Horne
Unknown: Alan Bennett
Unknown: Alistair Sampson
Unknown: Drusilla Beyfus
Unknown: Sylvia Syms
Unknown: Antonia Fraser
Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Mark Goodson
Unknown: Bill Todman
Produced By: Johnny Downes



Television's weekend colour supplement with Noel Picarda
Argument, discussion, entertainment and a personal view from
Benny Green


Unknown: 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.

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