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Mainly for Women


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Fashion and Beauty
Introduced by Robert Gladwell with Clemence Bettaroy, Helen Bunney, Beryl Gray, Christina Gregg, Barbara Muira, Maureen O'Leary.

Easter Parade
Hats, shoes, and dresses for the holiday weekend.

New in Nylon
Pretty and practical lingerie from the Nylon Fair.

A shop window of new ideas and accessories.

Right for the Occasion: Suited for Spring

4.35 Collectors' Club
In the last programme of this series, Peter Philp shows examples of antiques that can still be acquired by collectors of modest means.
From the BBC's Welsh television studio

(to 16.50)


Presenter (Fashion and Beauty): Robert Gladwell
Model (Fashion and Beauty): Clemence Bettaroy
Model (Fashion and Beauty): Helen Bunney
Model (Fashion and Beauty): Beryl Gray
Model (Fashion and Beauty): Christina Gregg
Model (Fashion and Beauty): Barbara Muira
Model (Fashion and Beauty): Maureen O'Leary
Fashion adviser (Fashion and Beauty): Alisa Garland
Continuity and commentary written by (Fashion and Beauty): B. D. Chapman
Arranged by (Fashion and Beauty): Iris Furlong
Producer (Fashion and Beauty): Joyce Bullen
Presenter (Collectors' Club): Peter Philp

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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.

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