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: Lucky Jim

Comedy based on Kingsley Amis's satirical novel starring Ian Carmichael and Terry-Thomas. A junior history lecturer at a provincial university is appalled by the pompous posturing of those around him and becomes a disruptive influence. Review page 54. Director John Boulting 0957, U) (BW)


Unknown: Ian Carmichael
Director: John Boulting

: Never Had It So Good?

New. As 1957 Week continues, Colin Shindler returns to Manchester to revisit his 1950s childhood and explore whether life in Britain really was as good as Harold Macmillan suggested. See panel. 444Z


Unknown: Colin Shindler
Unknown: Harold MacMillan

: Love Soup

4/6. Alice's chance meeting with a former colleague leads to an unfortunate evening with an avantgarde artist. The series continues tomorrow at 10pm.

: My Life as a Spy

Storyville investigates British espionage in the Cold War, featuring an insight into the career of Leslie Woodhead , who was recruited by a spy school at a remote base in Scotland. Showing in the 1957 Week strand.


Unknown: Leslie Woodhead

: Watching the Russians Time

Shift examines British ideas of Russia

: As 9pm

: As 11pm

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.

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