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Mainly for Women


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Twice Twenty

Keeping Order at Covent Garden
Sgt Victor Martins describes his work as Chief Commissionaire.

Dion O'Brien with his guitar.

Church Embroidery
Beryl Dean shows pieces from her forthcoming exhibition.

An Expensive Economy
Alan McLelland on entertaining at home.

Make and Meet
Patricia Hastings shows her way of earning from home.

Introduced by Lionel Marson.

3.15 I've Just Been Reading
Gilbert Harding talks about books old and new and introduces a personality connected with one of the books.

(to 15.30)


Item presenter (Keeping Order at Covent Garden): Sgt Victor Martins
Singer/guitarist (Ballads): Dion O'Brien
Item presenter (Church Embroidery): Beryl Dean
Item presenter (An Expensive Economy): Alan McLelland
Item presenter (Make and Meet): Patricia Hastings
Presenter: Lionel Marson
Producer: Joyce Belfrage
Presenter (I've Just Been Reading): Gilbert Harding
Arranged and presented by (I've Just Been Reading): Lorna Pegram

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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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