• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

The Levin Interviews


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.
' If the person questioned is a self-possessed, controlled individual, then the questions may have to be provocative to make him " give ".' (ROBIN DAY, 1975) In the second of this series of conversations, Bernard Levin talks to one of the more redoubtable figures in broadcasting.
Twenty-five years of current affairs broadcasting, a formidable knowledge of politics, strong views on television's political role, an incisive mind and swift tongue, uniquely fit Robin Day for the hot seat, though he has been most reluctant to take it in the past.
In a recent interview he granted to a young boy on Jim'll Fix It, we learned why he wears a bow tie; today we learn about the man behind it as he talks about his personal and professional philosophy.
Editor JOHN SHEARER. BBC Bristol Preview: page 21


Talks: Bernard Levin
Director: Roy Chapman
Producer: Colin Rose
Editor: John Shearer.

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

The Levin Interviews

BBC Two England, 3 May 1980 20.30

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.

Feedback about The Levin Interviews, BBC Two England, 20.30, 3 May 1980
Please leave this link here so we can find the programme you're referring to: http://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/db0e6d237f14477fb6f4ffb551ed9d8e

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