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: For the Housewife

W. P. Matthew shows how to prepare a wall for distempering
Philip Harben makes a basic salad dressing


Handyman: W. P. Matthew
Cook: Philip Harben

: Designing Women

Joyce Grenfell appears in this film which is based on a story by herself and Stephen Potter. It deals with good design in the home in an amusing way.
(to 16.00)


Author: Joyce Grenfell
Author: Stephen Potter
Miss Arty: Joyce Grenfell

: Made for Each Other

The film featuring Carole Lombard and James Stewart.


Jane Mason: Carole Lombard
John Mason: James Stewart
Judge Doolittle: Charles Coburn
Mrs. Mason: Lucile Watson
Conway: Eddie Quillan
Sister Madeline: Alma Kruger
Carter: Donald Briggs
Eunice Doolittle: Ruth Weston
Dr. Healy: Harry Davenport
Cook: Esther Dale
Collins: Russell Hopton
Hatton: Ward Bond
Farmer: Olin Howland
Farmer's Wife: Fern Emmett
Cook: Louise Beavers
John Mason Jnr (newly born): Bonnie Belle Barber
John Mason Jnr (one year old): Jackie Taylor

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.30)

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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This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
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