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: The Cult of Sunday Night

6/8. Shoestring. The stars and creators of the 1979-80 crime drama discuss why it became such a success. See choice, page 71.

: Steptoe and Son

First ever episode of the vintage comedy. Another episode is tomorrow at Horn

: Thoroughly Modern

The cultural and historical significance of the typewriter.

: Prime Ministers and the PressBarons

ffw New. Andrew Neil traces the often fraught relationship between politicians and the press, from Northcliffe and Lloyd George to Murdoch and Brown. See panel.


Unknown: Andrew Neil

: Maxwell

Drama starring David Suchet. reconstructing the final stages in the life of media mogul Robert Maxwell , who drowned after falling from his yacht near the Canary Islands in 1991. First shown on BBC2


Unknown: David Suchet.
Unknown: Robert Maxwell

: A Tabloid Is Born

Kelvin MacKenzie, the former editor of The Sun, examines the Edwardian origins of tabloid journalism.


Presenter: Kelvin MacKenzie

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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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