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: Ken Bruce

: Jeremy Vine


: Steve Wright

: Chris Evans

: Nigel Ogden

With The Organist Entertains.

: Blonde on Blonde

3/3. Mariella Frostrup concludes a tribute to big-screen iconic blondes with Hollywood's ultimate 20th-century sex symbol, Marilyn Monroe, whose connections to President John F Kennedy prompted conspiracy theories following her death in 1962, aged 36. Monroe's final silver screen appearance - in John Huston's 1961 solemn drama The Misfits - belied a career rich in distinctive comic performances, including Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), How to Marry a Millionaire (1953), The Seven Year Itch (1955) and, most famously, Some Like It Hot (1959). With input by actress and director Lee Grant.


Presenter: Mariella Frostrup
Interviewee: Lee Grant.

: Hollywood Charmers

3/4. Actor Michael York profiles four charming leading men, continuing with Omar Sharif (born Michel Demitri Chalhoub), who was a major star in his native Egypt before finding fame abroad. Many of his US and UK films are forgotten, though he remains known for his work in three of the biggest films of the 1960s: David Lean's Lawrence of Arabia (1962), William Wyler's Funny Girl (1968) and, most memorably, Lean's 1965 blockbuster Doctor Zhivago. A world-class contract bridge player, Sharif continues to act, and won a best actor Cesar for Francois Dupeyron's Monsieur Ibrahim et les Fleurs du Coran (2003).


Presenter: Michael York

: Janice Long

Music and chat.

: Alex Lester

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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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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