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: News Review

The best of the week's news film 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

: The Ray Stevens Show

British, American, and Canadian capers from an international line-up of stars, with host Ray Stevens and regular guest stars Lulu, Cass Elliot as well as Billy Van, Carol Robinson, Solari and Carr, Dick Curtis, Steve Martin
(Programme recorded in Canada)


Presenter: Ray Stevens
Singer: Lulu
Singer: Cass Elliot
Performer: Billy Van
Performer: Carol Robinson
Comedians: Solari and Carr
Performer: Dick Curtis
Comedian: Steve Martin

: The World About Us: Sahara

An ocean of sand 3,000 miles long and 1,000 miles wide where man and beast struggle to survive - that is Sahara.
Across this empty land the salt caravans of the Tuaregs follow their age-old routes. From the salt mines of Bilma to the markets of Agades, more than 300 camels pace out 500 unmarked miles and then return - an incredible journey without end.
An NBC-News Special
(from Bristol)


Narrator: Charles Boyer
Director: Tom Priestley
Producer: Lou Hasam

: Music on 2: Music Now

Edited and introduced by John Amis

Rostropovich: the great Russian cellist talks about his ambitions as a conductor, plays a Sarabande and Bourree from Bach's Suite No 3 for solo cello; and is seen in the Royal Festival Hall (on 14 October) receiving from Sir Arthur Bliss the Gold Medal of the Royal Philharmonic Society.

Stomu Yamashta: the Japanese percussion-playing sensation of this year's Aldeburgh and Edinburgh Festivals is seen in a fantasy-trip film directed by William Fitzwater

Alan Bush celebrates his 70th birthday by directing a performance of his Christmas Cantata The Winter Journey with Miriam Nathaniel (soprano), Joseph Ward (baritone)
The Bowles Bevan Singers
Dr Bush also plays the piano and talks about his curious situation as a composer who has four operas in the repertoire in East Germany but is neglected in his own country.
(Rostropovich - is this the end?: p 5)


Presenter/Editor: John Amis
Cellist/interviewee: Mstislav Rostropovich
Percussionist: Stomu Yamashta
Director (Stomu Yamashta): William Fitzwater
Conductor/Interviewee/Pianist: Alan Bush
Soprano: Miriam Nathaniel
Baritone: Joseph Ward
Singers: The Bowles Bevan Singers
Instrumental ensemble led by: Alan Loveday
Lighting: John Treays
Sound: Ray Angel
Design: Chris Thompson
Director: Denis Moriarty
Director: Roy Tipping

: The Roads to Freedom: The Defeated: Part 10: 15 June 1940 - Morning

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

Mathieu has been mobilised and Europe is at war. The unit Mathieu is serving with has been demoralised as the German advance across France nears Paris.


Author: Jean-Paul Sartre
Dramatised by: David Turner
Costumes: Joan Ellacott
Sound: Gordon Mackie
Lighting: Peter Catlett
Designer: Spencer Chapman
Producer: David Conroy
Director: James Cellan Jones
Gomez: Andrew Faulds
Ritchie: Warren Stanhope
Nippert: Christian Rodska
Longin: John Cater
Pinette: Norman Rossington
Mathieu: Michael Bryant
Luberon: Christopher Heywood
Charlot: Freddie Earlle
Sergeant Pierne: Matthew Guinness
Schwartz: Andrew McCulloch
Lieutenant Ulmann: Peter French
Daniel: Daniel Massey
German Corporal: Hugo Panczak
Barman: Ray Chiarella
Hairdresser: Andre Maranne
Stockbroker: Robert Henderson

: The Goodies

Written by Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie with Tim Brooke-Taylor
Starring Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden, Bill Oddie
with George Benson, Richard Caldicot, Timothy Carlton, Pauline Devaney


Writer: Graeme Garden
Writer/Music: Bill Oddie
Writer ('with'): Tim Brooke-Taylor
Music: Michael Gibbs
Film Direction: Jim Franklin
Design: Janet Budden
Producer: John Howard Davies
Tim: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Graeme: Graeme Garden
Bill: Bill Oddie
[Actor]: George Benson
Vicar: Richard Caldicot
[Actor]: Timothy Carlton
[Actress]: Pauline Devaney

: Film Night

Introduced by Tony Bilbow with Philip Jenkinson
A tour of Shepperton Studios during the filming of Scrooge with comments from Albert Finney who plays the title role, and the director Ronald Neame.


Presenter: Tony Bilbow
Presenter: Philip Jenkinson
Interviewee: Albert Finney
Interviewee: Ronald Neame
Director: Philip Crump
Producer: Barry Brown
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.

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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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