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: Preparing for Christmas

Joan Gilbert introduces a programme of special interest to parents.

Party Sweets
How to make candies and marzipans-not forgetting some sugar mice.

The Stocking
Last-minute ideas help Father Christmas to fill the stocking.

Wrapping up
How to make your gifts look elegant and gay.

New look in decorations for the table and the mantelpiece.

Party Games
What you can do for the children's party.

Picture Books
Our reviewer chooses illustrated books for children.

(to 16.00)


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Producer: Caryl Doncaster

: Television Dancing Club

Christmas Edition (in the party spirit)
Including old-time dances with Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra
Demonstrations by Victor Barrett and Doreen Freeman
Games, novelties, and the fourth heat of the Television Dancing Club Contest.


Musicians: Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra
Dancer: Victor Barrett
Dancer: Doreen Freeman
Hostess: Patti Morgan
Master of Ceremonies: Freddy Grisewood
Producer: Richard Afton

: Picture Page

A Topical Magazine.
Edited and introduced by Joan Gilbert.


Editor/presenter: Joan Gilbert
Interviewer: Leslie Mitchell
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: Newsreel

(Repeat of Monday's edition)

: 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.

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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