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Rocky Marciano is Dead by BERNARD KOPS
Boxing's lost its soul. The noble art is now big business, and Harry's a has-been manager. But his dream remains-to find a champion, a new Louis, a new Marciano.


Editor: Colin Tucker
Designer: Barrie Dobbins
Producer: Graeme McDonald
Director: Graham Evans
Harry: Starring Ron Moody
Sue: Lesley Dunlop
Schnorrer: Wolfe Morris
Sonny: Jeffery Kissoon
Phoebe: Yvonne Bonnamy
Sebastian: David Reid
Boy squatter: Steven Beard
Girl squatter: Maya Kemp
Joe Marks: Stephen Greif
First youth: Phil Daniels
Second youth: Mario Renzullo
Arthur: Alex Tompkins
First boy: Mark Burdis
Second boy: Paul Pender
Old man: Joe Ritchie
Old woman: Marjorie Wilde

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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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