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: For the Children

Birds in July
Percy Edwards imitates some July bird calls, and asks you to guess the names of the birds which make them.

An Unusual Hobby
Rosie Weston, Eileen Smithers, John Nightingale, and George Sprong are in the television garden with their teacher J. N. James to show you how they make an iron gate. George points the bars, Eileen blows the forge, and Rosie and John finish and paint the gates.

Flower Fence
A Russian cartoon film. The Forest Doctor rescues Bruin the Bear from captivity.

First Aid
Virginia Cunard, Chief Officer of the Nursing Cadets, shows some first-aid treatments in the open air with girl and boy cadets.

Song of Joy
Adventures of the forest animals at the Ice Queen's Palace. Another Russian cartoon film.
The film stories are told by Mollie Maureen.
(to 17.00)


Bird Caller/presenter (Birds in July): Percy Edwards
Pupil (An Unusual Hobby): Rosie Weston
Pupil (An Unusual Hobby): Eileen Smithers
Pupil (An Unusual Hobby): John Nightingale
Pupil (An Unusual Hobby): George Sprong
Teacher (An Unusual Hobby): J. N. James
Commentary (An Unusual Hobby): Max Robertson
First aider (First Aid): Virginia Cunard
Narrator (Flower Fence/Song of Joy): Mollie Maureen
Producer: Caryl Doncaster

: The Long Mirror

A play by J. B. Priestley.
The action takes place in a small private hotel, once a country house, in North Wales.


Author: J.B. Priestley
Producer: Harold Clayton
Setting: Stephen Bundy
Mrs. Tenbury: Barbara Everest
Thomas Williams: Sidney Monckton
Branwen Elder: Valerie Taylor
Michael Camber: Clement McCallin
Valerie Camber: Helen Shingler

: 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.

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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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