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Play of the Week


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Pat Heywood and Allan Surtees in The O'Hooligan File by JANEY PREGER
' He's wasted his life and yours, Olive, on this sort of idiocy. He could have been a headmaster by now, if he'd stuck to teaching.' Jack Dunn is determined to beat the system with pen and postage stamp.
Script editor PETER ansorce Designer CHARLES BOND Producer TARA a prem Director MIKE VARDY BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Pat Heywood
Unknown: Allan Surtees
Unknown: Janey Preger
Unknown: Jack Dunn
Director: Mike Vardy
Jack Dunn: Allan Surtees
Olive Dunn: Pat Heywood
Beryl: Paula Tilbrook
Julian Smith-Saville: Keith Drinkel
Mr Tucker: Nicholas McArdle
Secretary: Sally Anne Newton
Customers: Colin Edwynn
Customers: Betty Romaine
Postman: Wilfred Grove

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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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Welcome to BBC Genome

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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