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: For the Housewife

W. P. Matthew, the handyman, shows how to make certain of the safety and efficiency of your gas appliances.
Joan Robins, the 'Housewife in the Kitchen', offers some suggestions for picnics.


Handyman: W. P. Matthew
Cook: Joan Robins

: Half an Hour of Films

The Angel's Robe
A Czech cartoon film.

The Count Takes the Count
A comedy film.
[Starring] Charley Chase
(to 16.00)


Comedian (The Count Takes the Count): Charley Chase

: Call It a Day

A comedy by Dodie Smith.
London: The Middle 1930s
A day in early spring


Writer: Dodie Smith
Settings: James Bould
Producer: Ian Atkins
Dorothy: Jane Welsh
Roger: R Stuart Lindsell
Ann: Lina Barrie
Martin: Peter Street
Catherine: Honor Shepherd
Vera: Angela Shafto
Cook: Vi Stevens
Mrs. Milsom: Helene Burls
Paul Francis: Jack Livesey
Ethel Francis: Tatiana Lieven
Muriel Weston: Marjorie Gresley
Frank Haines: William Mervyn
Elsie Lester: Freda Bamford
Beatrice Gwynne: Nicolette Bernard
Alistair Brown: Paul Hansard
Joan Collett: Patricia Goddard

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.25)

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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