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by Tony McHale.
"I find it very hard to work, Barry, when my flat suddenly seems to resemble a cross between a disco and a fairy grotto."
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Writer: Tony McHale
Title Music: Simon May
Title Music: Leslie Osborne
Series Designer: Keith Harris
Series Script Editor: Tony Holland
Producer: Julia Smith
Director: Tony Virgo
Arthur: Bill Treacher
Pauline: Wendy Richard
Lou: Anna Wing
Michelle: Susan Tully
Lofty: Tom Watt
Pat: Pam St Clement
Mary: Linda Davidson
Angie: Anita Dobson
Den: Leslie Grantham
Jan: Jane How
Sharon: Letitia Dean
Naima: Shreela Ghosh
Rezaul: Tanveer Ghani
Debs: Shirley Cheriton
Willmott Brown: William Boyde
Tony: Oscar James
Carmel: Judith Jacob
Kelvin: Paul J Medford
Hannah: Sally Sagoe
Sue: Sandy Ratcliff
Mehmet: Haluk Bilginer
Ali: Nejdet Salih
Ethel: Gretchen Franklin
Charlie Cotton: Christopher Hancock
Dot Cotton: June Brown
Tom: Donald Tandy
Pete: Peter Dean
Kathy: Gillian Taylforth
Ian: Adam Woodyatt
Wicksy: Nick Berry
Colin: Michael Cashman
Barry: Gary Hailes
PC Gifford: Albert Welling
Ambulance man: Bill Rourke

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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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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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