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Woman's Hour


We have produced a Style Guide to help editors follow a standard format when editing a listing. If you are unsure how best to edit this programme please take a moment to read it.
A daily programme for women at home.
Introduced by Jean Metcalfe and including
Guest of the Week: Tyrone Guthrie
'Why I Like Writing Detective Stories': Sheila Pirn , the Irish writer, answers the question that is put to her most frequently.
Minnie Pallister 's Life Story: 4—' Retired Hurt'
' Spotlight on a Well-dressed Woman': Phyllis Digby Morton has some tips that will help you to look as though you have stepped straight out of a bandbox
' Woman's Hour Guest Book' opened for women of the British Olympic teams. Introduced by Mary Hill
Serial: 'King Solomon's Ring,' by Konrad Z. Lorenz. Translated by Marjorie Kerr Wilson. Read by Carleton Hobbs. 4 — ' The Covenant'


Introduced By: Jean Metcalfe
Guest speaker: Tyrone Guthrie
Interviewee: Sheila Pirn
Speaker: Minnie Pallister
Speaker: Phyllis Digby Morton
Speaker: Mary Hill
Author: Konrad Z. Lorenz.
Translator: Marjorie Kerr Wilson.
Storyteller: Carleton Hobbs.

About this project

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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Feedback about Woman's Hour, Light Programme, 14.00, 26 June 1952
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