• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Muses with Milligan


We have produced a Style Guide to help editors follow a standard format when editing a listing. If you are unsure how best to edit this programme please take a moment to read it.
Poetry and Jazz
Introduced by Spike Milligan.
with Jo Searle, The Five Worthies, Steve Benbow, Peter Porter, Charles Causley.
(Spike Milligan is appearing in 'Son of Oblomov' at the Comedy Theatre, London)

Milligan's muses are mostly poets and musicians. Tonight he introduces a Cornish poet, Charles Causley, who is a school teacher at Launceston, and Peter Porter, an Australian poet who came here in 1951 and now works in advertising in London. His musicians include Steve Benbow, who adds his own special brand of humour from his apparently unlimited repertory of folk songs, and The Five Worthies, the resident group of jazz musicians led by Alan Clare. Jo Earle, who has sung with Ted Heath and Nat Temple, is this week's special singer.


Presenter: Spike Milligan
Singer: Jo Searle
Musicians: The Five Worthies
Singer: Steve Benbow
Poet: Peter Porter
Poet: Charles Causley
Producer: John Furness

Tell us more or contact us

Do you know something about this programme that we have not included above?
Or would you like to ask the Genome team a question?

Tell us more or contact us

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Spike Milligan 15 January 2017

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.

Feedback about Muses with Milligan, BBC Two England, 19.30, 20 January 1965
Please leave this link here so we can find the programme you're referring to: http://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/56a61995d9b1451da9bd263472900ebd

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.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
Continue Cancel