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: Programme Summary; followed by: Hand Sewn Shoes

A demonstration of Shoemaking, by three craftsmen of the Northampton Town Boot Manufacturers' Association, in conjunction with the Federation of Boot and Shoe Manufacturers.


The programme arranged by: Cecil Lewis

: Interval, Time, Weather; followed by: Stories of the Canadian West

told by 'Snowshoe' (Brendan Vallings)

B. K. Vallings has spent many years in Western Canada and the Western States of America, and this evening viewers will see and hear a man who has had first-hand experience of rodeos and all the rest of the things associated with cowboy life. In 'sound' programmes he has broadcast several talks, among which was a series on beavers in the Children's Hour; and he is a frequent contributor to the Children's Page in The Radio Times.
He now lives in Shropshire in a house appropriately named Musquash Cottage, and is helping the Ministry of Agriculture to combat the musk-rat.


'Snowshoe': Brendan Vallings

: Bowyer and Ravell

(Ballroom and Acrobatic Dancers)
The BBC Television Orchestra
Conductor, Hyam Greenbaum

Bowyer and Ravell have been dancing together for two years, and have appeared in almost every capital in Europe. Ravell studied ballet-dancing on the Continent, and for three years she was with the Dalcroze School in Geneva. Her partner, Bowyer, arranged all the dances in a film that is to be released very shortly, featuring Walford Hyden's popular BBC show, "Cafe Colette".


Dancers: Bowyer and Ravell
Musicians: The BBC Television Orchestra
[Orchestra] conductor: Hyam Greenbaum

: Interval, Time, Weather; followed by: Stories of the Canadian West

Told by 'Snowshoe' (Brendan Vallings)


Snowshoe: Brendan Vallings

: Cabaret

Anne Ziegler soprano, Gilbert Webster xylophone
The BBC Television Orchestra
Conductor, Hyam Greenbaum


Soprano: Anne Ziegler
Xylophonist: Gilbert Webster
Musicians: The BBC Television Orchestra
[Orchestra] conductor: Hyam Greenbaum

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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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