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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
followed by The Weather


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

: The World About Us: Darwin

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

In 1835 a young divinity student called Charles Darwin voyaged round the world, calling at the remote and weirdly beautiful island archipelago of Galapagos. What he saw sparked off a theory of evolution through natural selection which was to shake the foundations of contemporary religion and natural science.
Written and narrated by Lister Sinclair.
A Canadian Broadcasting Corporation film


Writer/Narrator: Lister Sinclair
Executive Producer: John Livingston

: Show of the Week: Jack Benny at The Talk of the Town

Starring Jack Benny
Special guest star, Frankie Vaughan
Les Surfs, Johnny Hart and Partner, Cynthia O'Brien

(Johnny Hart is appearing at the Queen's Theatre, Blackpool)



Comedian: Jack Benny
Singer: Frankie Vaughan
Singers: Les Surfs
Magician: Johnny Hart (and Partner)
Violinist: Cynthia O'Brien
Musical Director: Peter Knight
Backing Singers: The Breakaways
Designer: Paul Allen
Producer: Michael Hurll

: The Tennis Elbow Foot Game

The fastest game on television between Eleanor Summerfield, Olga Franklin, Norman Hackforth, Paul Jennings with Max Robertson as umpire and this week's guests Hugh Paddick, Kenneth Williams.


Panellist: Eleanor Summerfield
Panellist: Olga Franklin
Panellist/Devised by: Norman Hackforth
Panellist: Paul Jennings
Umpire: Max Robertson
Guest: Hugh Paddick
Guest: Kenneth Williams
Producer: T. Leslie Jackson

: The Sydney Opera House

Hailed as a world architectural masterpiece, the Opera House in Sydney, Australia, was nevertheless an organisational fiasco and a monstrous political embarrassment that helped destroy one government and now threatens another. It stands as a symbol, like the Tower of Babel, of what ordinary men can't quite achieve, especially in committees.


Photography: Bill Constable
Film Editor: Ian Masters
Director: John Weiley

: News Summary


: Late Night Line-Up

invites Antony Hopkins, Alan Plater, Adrian Henri, Sheila Hancock to discuss with Joan Bakewell talking points of the week.
If you have any topics you would like discussed in next week's programme please write to: Late Night Line-Up (Sunday), [address removed]


Panellist: Antony Hopkins
Panellist: Alan Plater
Panellist: Adrian Henri
Panellist: Sheila Hancock
Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Editor: Rowan Ayers

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.

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