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: For the Children

A programme in the television garden.

Muffin the Mule
Annette Mills comes to the garden for the afternoon, but Muffin and Ann Hogarth refuse to be left behind.

Willow Ware
Pamela May tells the story of the willow-pattern plate.

The Onion
Frances Perry shows how to plait and hang up onions for the winter, and a film shows how an onion grows from a tiny seed to a large bulb.

Mr. Ramshaw
Captain Knight introduces you to his famous eagle Mr. Ramshaw.
(to 17.00)


Presenter (Muffin the Mule): Annette Mills
Puppeteer (Muffin the Mule): Ann Hogarth
Storyteller (Willow Ware): Pamela May
Presenter (The Onion): Frances Perry
Presenter (Mr Ramshaw): Captain Knight

: The Front Page

A comedy by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur.
Time: The present, Chicago


Author: Ben Hecht
Author: Charles MacArthur
Producer: Joel O'Brien
Wilson: Bill Harding
Endicott: Loyd Brydon
Murphy: Norman Williams
McCue: Basil Appleby
Schwartz: Harold Ayer
Bensinger: Ronan O'Casey
Woodenshoes Eichhorn: Michael Balfour
Diamond Louie: Ivon Vander
Hildy Johnson: Sidney James
Molly Malloy: Marjorie Gordon
Sheriff Hartman: MacDonald Parke
Peggy Grant: Maxine Cooper
Mrs. Grant: Bessie Love
The Mayor: Launce Marashal
Mr. Pincus: Manning Wilson
Earl Williams: Roger Snowdon
Walter Burns: Henry Gilbert
Tony: George Stanford
Policeman: Harry Lane
Deputy: Ray Byrnes

: 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.

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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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