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A Day to Remember


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.
'Cruel glasses.'
'Tribune of the people.'
'A breath of fresh air.'
Probably no broadcaster has provoked such varied reactions, figured in so many cartoons or occupied such a prominent place on our television screens for so long as Sir Robin Day.
This special programme to mark Sir Robin's 30 years of broadcasting for BBC Television features many of the memorable moments - controversial, moving, hilarious and unintended - of his career, and many of the famous personalities - including six prime ministers, two American presidents, Fidel Castro, Winnie Mandela, Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield, Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise - who've featured one way or another in the 'Grand Inquisitor's' life.
A Fourth Wall production for BBC tv
(Ceefax subtitles)


Subject: Sir Robin Day
Narrator: Philip Tibenham
Executive Producer: Lino Ferrari
Writer/Producer: Christopher Capron

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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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