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: News Review

for the deaf and hard of hearing
A look at the news of the week.


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

: The World About Us: Wild Jamaica: Part 1: Trapdoors, Tyrants, and Tadpoles

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

The story of a group of Oxford zoologists who recently spent a working vacation filming the Caribbean wildlife which is so often overlooked by tourists.

The delights of Jamaica as a holiday playground are familiar enough, but what does the island offer to the naturalist? Last year a party of Oxford zoologists and film-makers spent a long vacation there, and the results can be seen today and next Sunday.
The leader of the expedition was Gerald Thompson, well known for his films of insect behaviour, and the programme will include outstanding film both by him and by Peter Parks, who, using a special photographic method, has produced some of the most remarkable close-ups of minute animal life yet seen on television.
from the South and West


Narrator: Alan Gibson
Producer: Christopher Parsons
Zoologist/filmmaker: Gerald Thompson
Zoologist/filmmaker: Peter Parks

: The Charlie Drake Show

Written by Charlie Drake.
Starring Charlie Drake
with Henry McGee, The Three Bells, Chris Rayburn
The George Mitchell Singers, The Show Dancers, Josephine Tewson, Jean Marlow, Celestine Burden, Doremy Vernon, Colin Cunningham, Susan Payne, Robert Fountain, Jane Pilcher, Lesley Beagley, Jeffrey Chandler


Writer: Charlie Drake
Musical director: Norman Percival
Choreography: Peter Gordeno
Lighting: Peter Wesson
Designer: John Burrowes
Producer: Ernest Maxin
Comedian: Charlie Drake
[Actor]: Henry McGee
Singers: The Three Bells
Singer: Chris Rayburn
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
[Actress]: Josephine Tewson
[Actress]: Jean Marlow
[Actress]: Celestine Burden
[Actress]: Doremy Vernon
[Actor]: Colin Cunningham
[Actress]: Susan Payne
[Actor]: Robert Fountain
[Actress]: Jane Pilcher
[Actress]: Lesley Beagley
[Actor]: Jeffrey Chandler

: And Another Thing...: Pregnant Image

with Robert Erskine.

Perhaps the ancient inhabitants of the Cycladic Islands felt that nature's unpredictable generosity and parsimony was best personified as a capricious goddess, for their commonest image was a little marble female figurine. (Colour)


Presenter: Robert Erskine

: Call My Bluff

A duel of words and wit between Kenneth Horne with Patrick Cargill, Guy Rolfe and Drusilla Beyfus with Wendy Craig, Lindy Guinness.
Referee, Robert Robinson



Team captain: Kenneth Horne
Panellist: Patrick Cargill
Panellist: Guy Rolfe
Team captain: Drusilla Beyfus
Panellist: Wendy Craig
Panellist: Lindy Guinness
Referee: Robert Robinson
Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman
Producer: Johnny Downes

: The Anatomy Lesson

A ballet by Glen Tetley.
From the repertoire of Nederlands Dans Theater

Before this special performance of The Anatomy Lesson Glen Tetley tells how he came to do a ballet in which the central character is a corpse-the same corpse that lies stripped and dissected in Rembrandt's famous painting.
Music: Marcel Landowsky Symphony No. 1
Nederlands Begeleidingsorkest
Leader, Jacques Holtman
Conducted by Peter Eros
Commentary spoken by Kenneth Farrington.

A BBC production made in collaboration with N.C.R.V. Hilversum


Choreographer/Presenter: Glen Tetley
Music: Marcel Landowsky
Musicians: Nederlands Begeleidingsorkest
Orchestra leader: Jacques Holtman
Orchestra conducted by: Peter Eros
Narrator: Kenneth Farrington
Film directed by/Producer: Margaret Dale
Ballet directed by: Joes Odufre
Artists in rehearsal and performance - The man: Jaap Flier
Artists in rehearsal and performance - His mother: Willy De La Bije
Artists in rehearsal and performance - His Wife: Alexandra Radius
Artists in rehearsal and performance - The doctor: Ger Thomas
Artists in rehearsal and performance - His assistant: Hans Knill

: News Summary


: Late Night Line-Up

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


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.

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