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: Face to Face

Continuing the Curse of Comedy season. Interviewing Tony Hancock. Hancock & Joan is on Wednesday at 9pm


Unknown: Tony Hancock.

: The Cult of Sunday Night

8/8. Hamish Macbeth. The success of the quirky drama, which sparked debate at the BBC thanks to the hero
- a drug-taking policeman.


Unknown: Hamish MacBeth.

: Up Pompeii

1/6. Ludicrus is asked to play the part of compere at the Vestal Virgins ceremony, but almost spoils the show.

: The Book Quiz

rNew series 1/7. Writers Miranda Sawyer and Anthony Horowitz compete against authors Wendy Holden and Giles Coren. Kirsty Wark asks the questions. See panel. (Si


Unknown: Miranda Sawyer
Unknown: Anthony Horowitz
Unknown: Wendy Holden
Unknown: Giles Coren.
Unknown: Kirsty Wark

: The Frost Report Is Back!

New. Star-studded celebration of the classic sketch show, with previous performers including Ronnie Corbett, John Cleese and Denis Norden looking back on the launchpad for their careers. Showing as part of the Curse of Comedy season. See page 84. What David Frost is watching: page


Unknown: Ronnie Corbett
Unknown: John Cleese
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: David Frost

: The Book Quiz

As 8.30pm.

: Arena: Ken Dodd - Happiness

Profile of the comedian and singer as he celebrates his 80th birthday.

: As 7.30pm

: As 9pm

: As 7.30pm

: As 8.30pm

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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