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Off the Wall


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.
Serious comedy with poetry, sex, gratuitous violence and even death - something for all the family.
Guests include Nigel Lawson discussing job security; Anthony Newley and Jeffrey Archer preparing for long West End runs; and the pitfalls of a pre-recorded topical show.
With Nick Revell, Doon Mackichan, Owen Brenman and John Hegley.
Produced and directed by MARCUS MORTIMER
A John Kaye Cooper production forBBCtv


Unknown: Nigel Lawson
Unknown: Anthony Newley
Unknown: Jeffrey Archer
Unknown: Nick Revell
Unknown: Doon MacKichan
Unknown: Owen Brenman
Unknown: John Hegley.
Written By: Nick Revell.
Written By: John Langdon.
Written By: Barry Cryer
Written By: James Hendrie
Directed By: Marcus Mortimer
Unknown: John Kaye Cooper

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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.

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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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