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: Time Shift: The Rise and Fall of the Comedy Straight Man

The history of the unsung half of comedy double acts.

: 40 Minutes: the Importance of Being Ernie

The late Ernie Wise talks about his partnership with Eric Morecambe.


Subject: Eric Morecambe
Interviewee: Ernie Wise

: Funny Business: Let There Be Love

Stormy partnerships behind double acts.

: Cast and Crew: The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

Kirsty Wark introduces a special screening of Tony Richardson's drama from 1962. A discussion follows. A borstal boy is encouraged to channel his rebellious nature into his talent for running. Starring Tom Courtenay and Michael Redgrave. Review: pp55-67 (Sat)


Presenter: Kirsty Wark
Director: Tony Richardson
Colin Smith: Tom Courtenay
Ruxton Towers Reformatory Governor: Michael Redgrave

: Cast and Crew: The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

Kirsty Wark is joined by some of those involved in the film, including actress Julia Foster and writer Alan Sillitoe.


Presenter: Kirsty Wark
Speaker: Julia Foster
Speaker: Alan Sillitoe

: November Jazz

Three films in the strand. Ends 2.15am.
Show of the Week: Louis Armstrong The jazz legend performing in 1968.
12.15am The Tenth London Jazz Festival The first of two films from this year's festival features pianist Brad Mehldau. With Joe Lovano.


Singer (Show of the Week): Louis Armstrong
Pianist (London Jazz Festival): Brad Mehldau
Saxophonist: Joe Lovano

: Reporters

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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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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.

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