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: Days That Shook the World

The moon landing of 20 July 1969.

: The DVD Collection 60s Special

Stuart Maconie 's personal selection includes A Hard Day's Night and Blowup.


Unknown: Stuart Maconie

: Sounds of the Sixties

The seminal pre-Top of the Pops music show from the early 60s.

: Polari

The alternative language embraced by the gay scene in 60s Britain, which found expression in Round the Home.

: Round the Horne....Revisited

Brian Cooke's acclaimed play of the cult 60s radio show that sent up the British establishment.

COMEDY Round the Horne... Revisited 9.10pm BBC4
Round the Horne is undoubtedly the most quotable and quoted radio show in history. From "Hello, my name's Julian, this is my friend Sandy" to Rambling Syd Rumpo "nadgering his artefacts", it's an absolute feast for anyone who loves clever comedy, but who above all loves words.
Though fans might yearn to see the real thing with more archive clips than there are here, this straightforward film of the West End hit Round the Horne ... Revisited will do quite nicely. The actors are spookily accurate in their re-creations of the fabulous cast of Kenneth Horne, Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick and Betty Marsden, though there are a few pointless forays into the outside world when the action leaves the stage.
And it will doubtless prompt any fan to think of their favourite ever line from the series. Mine's from the outrageously camp Julian, a practitioner of Bona Law, who tells Kenneth Horne in all innocence: "We've got a criminal practice that takes up most of our time." I don't know how they got away with it. (Alison Graham)


Writer: Brian Cooke

: Gay Decade

Gay sex was decriminalised in 1967, but how much, asks Philip Hensher, did that change the public's view of homosexuals?


Presenter: Philip Hensher

: Prick Up Your Ears

r Acclaimed biography of doomed ! 1960s playwright Joe Orton , with Gary Oldman and Alfred Molina.
Review page 51. Film Highlights: page 42


Unknown: Joe Orton
Unknown: Gary Oldman
Unknown: Alfred Molina.

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Discussing the film.

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.

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.

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