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: About the Home

Practical help for the housewife.
Presented by Joan Gilbert.

Joan Robins and Doris Panton, a hosiery expert, discuss nylon stockings and how to prolong their life.

Toffee and Sweet Making
Lawrence Martin shows how to use the better sugar supplies to make sweets at home using ordinary kitchen utensils.

Bringing up Jasper
Macdonald Daly reports on the dog's progress.


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Speaker (Nylons): Joan Robins
Speaker (Nylons): Doris Panton
Item presenter (Toffee and Sweet Making): Lawrence Martin
Reporter (Bringing up Jasper): MacDonald Daly
Edited and produced by: S. E. Reynolds

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the very young
Charles E. Stidwill tells the story.
Sam Williams and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.15)


Narrator: Charles E. Stidwill
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Children's Television

Children's Newsreel

Fortune House
A play for television by Modwena Sedgwick.
[Starring] Jeanne de Casalis
The action takes place in and around Fortune House, on the Essex marshes, in the year 1801.

(to 17.45)


Writer (Fortune House): Modwena Sedgwick
Settings (Fortune House): Richard Henry
Producer (Fortune House): Pamela Brown
Georgina Sampson: Hilary Rennie
Aunt Sophia: Peggy Mount
Aunt Caroline: Jeanne de Casalis
Abby: Winifred Willard
Myer: Peter Augustine
Michel Clare: Peter MacArte
Captain Rowley: Manning Wilson
Roberts: John Baker
Mr Sampson: Wensley Pithey

: Britannia of Billingsgate

A comedy by Sewell Stokes and Christine Jope-Slade.


Writer: Sewell Stokes
Writer: Christine Jope-Slade
Producer: Dennis Vance

: Newsreel

: Guess My Story

People in the news challenge the newshawks
Pat Kirkwood, Helen Cherry Michael Pertwee and a guest.
Peter West is in the chair
'Guess My Story' is from an idea by William Taylor)


Panellist: Pat Kirkwood
Panellist: Helen Cherry
Panellist: Michael Pertwee
Chairman: Peter West
Original drawings: David Langdon
Presented by: Brian Tesler

: Private View

This afternoon members of the Incorporated Society of London Fashion Designers were privileged to show Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother a private view of their latest models.
Tonight viewers see some of the same models in the same setting.
Televised direct from the Hampstead home of Sir Kenneth and Lady Clark.


Fashion commentary: Mary Hill
Fashion adviser: Bettie Spurling
Producer: Stephen McCormack

: News

(sound only)

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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.

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