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: Sounds of the 60s

Music from the decade.

: All about Thunderbirds

Animator Nick Park is among those paying tribute to Gerry Anderson 's sci-fi series. See choice, p202.


Unknown: Nick Park
Unknown: Gerry Anderson

: Expresso Bongo

Musical starring Laurence Harvey, Sylvia Syms and Cliff Richard and beginning the three-week season chronicling the history of British pop music. A talent agent hopes to get rich quick through a rookie rocker, who, for all his raw appeal, is also very religious.
Director Val Guest (1959, PG)
Cliff Richard also stars in The Young Ones at 11pm


Unknown: Laurence Harvey
Unknown: Sylvia Syms
Unknown: Cliff Richard
Director: Val Guest

: Pop Britannia

New series 1/3. The history of pop music from the aftermath of the Second World War to the present day. See page 222.

: The Young Ones

Comedy musical starring Cliff Richard as the leader of a ramshackle youth club who sets out to stop his millionaire father from building an office block on the site.
Director Sidney J Furie (1961, U)


Director: Sidney J Furie
Nicky Black: Cliff Richard
Hamilton Black: Robert Morley
Toni: Carole Gray
Ernest: Richard O'Sulllvan
Jimmy: Melvyn Hayes

: Still Cliff

: Pop Britannia

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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.

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