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: Rococo

A comedy by Harley Granville-Barker.
(Second performance: for details see Thursday, 8.30 p.m.)


Author: Harley Granville-Barker
Producer: Desmond Davis

: E. & O.E.

A macabre farce by Eliot Crawshay-Williams.
(Second performance: for details see Thursday, 9.20 p.m.)

(to 16.20)


Writer: Eliot Crawshay-Williams
Producer: Desmond Davis

: Kaleidoscope

A magazine programme televised every second Friday.

Memory Man
Leslie Welch challenges all viewers to defeat him on any question about sport. He gives his answers impromptu and any viewer who 'stumps' him will be sent savings stamps to the value of one pound.

Tight Spot
A dramatic demonstration of some tips for self-defence by 'The Company of Film Stunt Specialists'.

Meet Your Favourite Authors: 6 - Elizabeth Bowen
A famous writer talks to viewers about the craft of writing.

Something Old
Something from London's past provided and demonstrated by permission of the London Museum.

Something New
Something from a British factory provided and demonstrated by permission of the Council of Industrial Design.

Something Borrowed
Viewers are invited to tell 'Kaleidoscope' of any object, with a story attached to it, they may own. It will then be shown to viewers and the story told.

Something Blue
A song with the word 'blue' in the title. Viewers choose the song and Lind Joyce sings it.

How To -
An expert will come each fortnight to show you how to do one of the simple things you have to do so often.

Watch that Faux Pas
A painless demonstration of etiquette for every occasion by Max Kester, Charles Irwin, George Stanford, and Georgina Cookson.

The programme is introduced to viewers by McDonald Hobley, and is edited and produced by John Irwin.
All correspondence in connection with this programme should be addressed to: -
'Kaleidoscope' [address removed]


Memory Man: Leslie Welch
Item presenter (Meet Your Favourite Authors): Elizabeth Bowen
Singer (Something Blue): Lind Joyce
Script (Watch that Faux Pas): Max Kester
[Actor] (Watch that Faux Pas): Max Kester
[Actor] (Watch that Faux Pas): Charles Irwin
[Actor] (Watch that Faux Pas): George Stanford
[Actress] (Watch that Faux Pas): Georgina Cookson
Presenter: McDonald Hobley
Editor/producer: John Irwin

: French Cabaret

artists will entertain you

: Cookery

Philip Harben demonstrates how to make a continental egg dish.


Cook/presenter: Philip Harben

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.15)

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.

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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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