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Mainly for Women


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Twice Twenty
A magazine for older women.
Jon Pertwee talks to a new friend about old times and Billy Milton provides songs by request.
Doreen Phillips brings fashions and fancies in gloves through the centuries from the Victoria and Albert Museum, and Isobel Barnett discusses gloves today with Cornelia James.
M. Raymonde-Hawkins tells Jon about her life at 'Raystede', the rescue centre for animals.

Report from Paris: Our Preparation for Christmas
Explained by Tanya Wilson, Tamara Schneider, Louis Cayet.
and A Christmas Party Dish cooked by Alexander Watts.
Introduced by Jean Dacque.
From the studios of Radiodiffusion-Television Francaise


Presenter: Jon Pertwee
Singer: Billy Milton
Item presenter: Doreen Phillips
Interviewer: Isobel Barnett
Interviewee: Cornelia James
Interviewee: M. Raymonde-Hawkins
Producer: Richard Gilbert
Reporter (Report from Paris): Tanya Wilson
Reporter (Report from Paris): Tamara Schneider
Reporter (Report from Paris): Louis Cayet
Cook (Report from Paris): Alexander Watts
Presenter (Report from Paris): Jean Dacque
Director (Report from Paris): Armand Desjardin

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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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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.

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