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Mainly for Women


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Your Own Time
A light-hearted magazine for younger women.

Contents include:

Tunes at the Piano
Idris Evans

It's a Woman's World
Vera McKechnie invites a dental surgeon to prove the point.

Beauty Spot
Furs for glamour shown by Mary Charles.

Dance of India
Noelle Kumari shows some of the beautiful movements and what they mean.

Robert Gladwell introduces the programme and asks Are you superstitious

Quick and Easy Dressmaking: 28 - Gathered Skirt
A French design filmed by Radiodiffusion-Television Francaise.
Demonstrated by Diana Crutchley.

Full instructions for making this Gathered Skirt were printed in a supplement in Radio Times published on September 13. Back numbers of Radio Times can be obtained from your newsagent.
A folder to hold all women's Television Notes printed as supplements in Radio Times can be obtained from BBC Publications (Folders), [address removed] Price 2/post free.

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Pianist (Tunes at the Piano): Idris Evans
Interviewer (It's a Woman's World): Vera McKechnie
Item presenter (Beauty Spot): Mary Charles
Dancer (Dance of India): Noelle Kumari
Presenter: Robert Gladwell
Producer: Joyce Bullen
Dressmaker/presenter (Quick and Easy Dressmaking): Diana Crutchley

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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.

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.

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