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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
and Weather


Presenter: Michael de Morgan
Producer: Bill Northwood

: Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In

A series of programmes of lunacy and laughter starring, as your hosts, Dan Rowan and Dick Martin
This week's star guest Buddy Hackett
and featuring Judy Carne, Arte Johnson, Ruth Buzzi, Henry Gibson, Goldie Hawn, Alan Sues, Jo Anne Worley, Teresa Graves, Pamela Rodgers, Jeremy Lloyd, Byron Gilliam, and Gary Owens


Comedian: Dan Rowan
Comedian: Dick Martin
Comedian: Buddy Hackett
Performer: Judy Carne
Performer: Arte Johnson
Performer: Ruth Buzzi
Performer: Henry Gibson
Performer: Goldie Hawn
Performer: Alan Sues
Performer: Jo Anne Worley
Performer: Teresa Graves
Performer: Pamela Rodgers
Performer: Jeremy Lloyd
Performer: Byron Gilliam
Performer: Gary Owens
Produced for NBC by: George Schlatter
Produced for NBC by: Ed Friendly

: The World About Us: Train to Calcutta

Bombay and Calcutta, two of India's most famous cities, are 1,000 miles apart. Viewers are invited to make a journey from one to the other by rail, stopping on the way to experience a Rajah's tiger hunt, Indian village life, the burning ghats of Benares, the erotic temple sculpture of Khajavao and the cut-off Anglo-Indian community of railway workers at Asansol, an important junction near Calcutta.
(An NET-BBC co-production)


Narrator: Adil Jussawalla
Producer/Director: Tom Slevin
Presented by: Brian Branston

: Music on 2: The Eye Hears, the Ear Sees

Norman McLaren, film-maker, animator, composer, teacher, choreographer
The Scottish-born movie-maker, whose work is a landmark in film history, began work in 1934 by drawing on clear film to interpret the spirit of music.
He talks to Gavin Millar at the National Film Board of Canada in Montreal with excerpts from Hen Hop; Fiddle-de-dee; La Poulette Grise; Blinkity Blank Neighbors; Spheres; Mosaic Pas de Deux and the film on which he Is currently working, Striations.


Subject/Interviewee: Norman McLaren
Interviewer/Writer/Director: Gavin Millar
Producer: Margaret Dale

: Yesterday's Witness: Levant Mine Disaster

On Monday, 20 October 1919, disaster hit the little villages of St Just and Pendeen, near Lands End. 31 men were lost in an accident which has been described as Cornwall's worst mining tragedy within living memory.
Almost every household in the neighbourhood lost a relative. Shocked Cornishmen all over the world contributed money to help widows and orphans in the stricken villages.
Taking part: William Angwin, Robert Prowse, Albert Dymond, Lionel Ellis, John James, William Lawry, Mr and Mrs Harold Semmens, Mrs Anita Murley


Interviewee: William Angwin
Interviewee: Robert Prowse
Interviewee: Albert Dymond
Interviewee: Lionel Ellis
Interviewee: John James
Interviewee: William Lawry
Interviewee: Mr Harold Semmens
Interviewee: Mrs Harold Semmens
Interviewee: Anita Murley
Producer: Stephen Peet

: Germinal: Part 1: Miners

by Emile Zola
Dramatised in five parts by David Turner

Etienne Lantier arrives in the coalfields of Northern France. He finds a depressed area: the price of coal on world markets is falling, due to a glut of supplies.


Author: Emile Zola
Dramatised by: David Turner
Script Editor: Lennox Phillips
Costumes: June Wilson
Lighting: John Summers
Designer: Don Homfray
Producer: David Conroy
Director: John Davies
Catherine: Anette Robertson
Maheu: Freddie Jones
Zacharie: Derek Carpenter
Jeanlin: Spencer Banks
Alzire: Deborah Rawlings
Maheude: Rosemary Leach
Etienne: Mark Jones
Bonnemort: Jack Lambert
Mouquette: Alex Marshall
Dansaert: Arnold Peters
Levaque: Norman Mitchell
Maigrat: Arthur Pentelow
Chaval: Graham Haberfield
Gregoire: John Wentworth
Mme Gregoire: Nancie Jackson
Deneulin: Edward Jewesbury
Cecile: Petronella Barker
Negrel: Terence Lodge
Mme Rasseneur: Joyce Latham
Rasseneur: Ken Jones
Souvarine: Donald Burton
Miners: John Caesar
Miners: Steve Emerson

: News Summary

: Line-Up: Film Night

A weekly look at the cinema with stars, previews, and a dig into the past
Guest: Director Joshua Logan whose latest film, Paint Your Wagon, opens this month.
Introduced by Tony Bilbow with Philip Jenkinson.


Presenter: Tony Bilbow
Presenter: Philip Jenkinson
Guest: Joshua Logan
Editor: Rowan Ayers

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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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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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