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: News Review

The best of the week's news film. For the deaf and hard of hearing a commentary appears visually.
and Weather


Presenter: Michael de Morgan
Producer: Bill Northwood

: The World About Us: The Last Great Journey on Earth: From Amazon to Orinoco by Hovercraft

How 20 men took a British hovercraft on a 1,500-mile journey through wild jungle territory and over dangerous rapids.


Recordist: Peter Smith
Film Cameraman: Henry Farrar
Music: Johnny Scott
Producer: Brian Branston

: Meet Me Tonight

Starring Valerie Hobson, Stanley Holloway, Nigel Patrick, Ted Ray, Kay Walsh, Jack Warner

Stanley Holloway, who celebrated his 80th birthday last Thursday, is among the galaxy of British stars who adorn this screen version of Noel Coward's triple bill Tonight at 8.30.
(This week's films - page 12)


Author: Noel Coward
Director: Anthony Pelissier
Producer: Anthony Havelock-Allan
Red Peppers - Lily Pepper: Kay Walsh
Red Peppers - George Pepper: Ted Ray
Red Peppers - Mabel Grace: Martita Hunt
Red Peppers - Mr Edwards: Frank Pettingell
Red Peppers - Bert Bentley: Bill Fraser
Fumed Oak - Henry Gow: Stanley Holloway
Fumed Oak - Doris Gow: Betty Ann Davies
Stella Cartwright: Valerie Hobson
Ways and Means - Toby Cartwright: Nigel Patrick
Ways and Means - Murdoch: Jack Warner
Ways and Means - Olive: Jessie Royce Landis

: Oh In Colour

Written by Spike Milligan and John Antrobus
Starring Spike Milligan
and featuring John Bluthal
with Edward Underdown, Fanny Carby, Alan Clare, Charlie Atom, Edwin Finn, Rudolph Walker, Nosher Powell, Norman McGlenn, Jonathan Kelly


Writer: Spike Milligan
Writer: John Antrobus
Design: David Myerscough Jones
Producer: Joe McGrath
Comedian: Spike Milligan
[Actor]: John Bluthal
[Actor]: Edward Underdown
[Actress]: Fanny Carby
[Actor]: Alan Clare
[Actor]: Charlie Atom
[Actor]: Edwin Finn
[Actor]: Rudolph Walker
[Actor]: Nosher Powell
[Actor]: Norman McGlenn
[Actor]: Jonathan Kelly

: The Roads to Freedom: The Age of Reason: Part 1: 15 June 1938 - Evening

by Jean-Paul Sartre
Dramatised in 13 parts by David Turner
Starring Michael Bryant, Daniel Massey

Paris, 1938: a city famous for its 'characters,' a city between the Spanish Civil War and the rise of Hitler. A city where Mathieu lives - and Marcelle exists.
(Cover story: page 3)


Author: Jean-Paul Sartre
Dramatised by: David Turner
Make-up: Sandra Shepherd
Costumes: Joan Ellacott
Lighting: Dennis Channon
Designer: Spencer Chapman
Producer: David Conroy
Director: James Cellan Jones
Mathieu: Michael Bryant
Beggar: Eamonn Boyce
Marcelle: Rosemary Leach
Daniel: Daniel Massey
Maxi: Robert Tayman
Abortionist: Rosamund Greenwood
Weymuller: Alfred Hoffman
Sarah: Heather Canning
Brunet: Donald Burton
Barman: David Gilmore
Ivich: Alison Fiske
Waiter: Keith Campbell
Telephonist: Joy Hope

: Music on 2: Osterley Park House

A programme of music and architecture
Introduced by John Donat
with The Leonardo Wind Quintet: Colin Bradbury (clarinet), Janet Craxton (oboe), Douglas Moore (horn), Geoffrey Gambold (bassoon), Douglas Whittaker (flute)
and Bernard Roberts (piano and harpsichord), Margaret Neville (soprano)


Presenter: John Donat
Clarinettist (The Leonardo Wind Quintet): Colin Bradbury
Oboeist (The Leonardo Wind Quintet): Janet Craxton
Horn player (The Leonardo Wind Quintet): Douglas Moore
Bassoonist (The Leonardo Wind Quintet): Geoffrey Gambold
Flautist (The Leonardo Wind Quintet): Douglas Whittaker
Pianist/Harpsichordist: Bernard Roberts
Soprano: Margaret Neville
Photography: Brian Tufano
Sound: Ron Hooper
Editor: Michael Johns
Director: Jamila Patten

: Film Night

Introduced by Tony Bilbow
With Philip Jenkinson
Film composer Henry Mancini talks about scoring for films with examples from
Breakfast at Tiffany's, The Pink Panther, Hatari, Days of Wine and Roses and Sunflower


Presenter: Tony Bilbow
Presenter: Philip Jenkinson
Guest: Henry Mancini
Director: Sheldon Larry
Producer: Barry Brown
Editor: Michael Hill

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.

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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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