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: News Review

The best of the week's newsfilm from all over the world together with other subjects of interest. For the deaf and hard of hearing a commentary appears visually
Presenter, Robert Dougall with Margaret Jones
followed by The Weather


Presenter: Robert Dougall
Interpreter: Margaret Jones
Producer: Bill Northwood

: Show of the Week: The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem sing Songs of the Sea

Tonight's programme of songs runs the whole gamut from sea shanties-or work songs-through to love ballads about loneliness on the sea such as 'Love is kind' and 'Blood-red roses'. Also included are a couple of humorous numbers: 'The Irish rover', and the story of a dry-land sailor called 'The good ship Calibar'.


Singers: The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem
Lighting: James Richardson
Sound: Richard Chamberlain
Graphics: Ken Brown
Design: Bernard Lloyd-Jones
Producer: Terry Hughes

: The World About Us: Garden of the Gods

A series of films from all over the world about our astonishing planet and the people who live on it
Gerald Durrell returns to the Greek island of Corfu, where he lived as a boy with his 'family and other animals'; and where he first met his lifelong friend and mentor, Dr. Theodore Stephanides
...it was here that I first learned that there was colour in the world, that one had a sense of smell, a sense of touch. And so, although I was nine years old, you could almost say I was born in Corfu...
from the South and West


Presenter: Gerald Durrell
Directed and produced by: Christopher Parsons

: Paco Pena

The popular Spanish guitarist gives a short recital of authentic flamenco



Guitarist: Paco Pena
Production: Phillip Pride

: Cartoon Time: Trojan Horse

A comedy cartoon from the famous U.P.A. Library

The inside story of the famous hoax.

: The Burning Fiery Furnace

A parable for church performance by William Plomer
Set to music by Benjamin Britten in the English Opera Group production staged by Colin Graham
with members of the English Chamber Orchestra
Directed by Benjamin Britten
Assisted by Viola Tunnard
Recorded in Orford Parish Church


Writer: William Plomer
Music/orchestra directed by: Benjamin Britten
Staged by: Colin Graham
Musicians: Members of the English Chamber Orchestra
Assisted by: Viola Tunnard
Executive producer: John Culshaw
Producer: Brian Large
Nebuchadnezzar: Peter Pears
Astrologer: Bryan Drake
Misael: Robert Tear
Ananias: Benjamin Luxon
Azarias: Paschal Allen
Herald: Peter Leeming

: Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In

A new series of programmes of lunacy and laughter starring, as your hosts, Dan Rowan and Dick Martin featuring a regular company of crazy characters and a bewildering array of guests



Presenter/comedian: Dan Rowan
Presenter/comedian: Dick Martin
Produced for N.B.C. by: George Schlatter
Produced for N.B.C. by: Ed Friendly

: News Summary


: Late Night Line-Up

invites a number of special guests to discuss some of the talking points of the week with Joan Bakewell



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.

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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.

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