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: Designed for Women

Jeanne Heal introduces a programme of special interest to women.

The Headmistress
Arthur Marshall in an original sketch describes a prospective parent's tour around a school.

Helena Geffers shows how to trim an evening dress with ruching.

Health and Beauty
Lady David Douglas Hamilton starts a new series of exercises for the waist and shoulders.

An Associate Member and trainees from the National Institute of Houseworkers describe some of their work.

Television Bookshelf
E. Arnot Robertson, in her series of book reviews, discusses some recent books.

Marguerite Patten shows how to make ice cream with and without a refrigerator.

(to 16.00)


Presenter: Jeanne Heal
Comedian (The Headmistress): Arthur Marshall
Item presenter (Dressmaking): Helena Geffers
Item presenter (Health and Beauty): Lady David Douglas Hamilton
Item presenter (Television Bookshelf): E. Arnot Robertson
Presenter (Cooking): Marguerite Patten
Producer: Helena Malinowska

: The Springbok Route to Johannesburg

A special edition of Television Newsreel filmed by Alan Lawson, senior BBC cameraman, on the four-day trip by flying-boat to South Africa.


Cameraman: Alan Lawson

: A House in the Square

(Second performance, for details see Sunday at 8.30 p.m.)

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.30 app.)

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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