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: Designed for Women

Jeanne Heal introduces a programme of special interest to women.

Colonial Month
Elspeth Huxley discusses some aspects of women's life and education in East Africa.

'The Last Flower'
A story in pictures by James Thurber.
(Previously televised on May 13)

Television Bookshelf
E. Arnot Robertson discusses some recent books.

Barbara Swain describes the possibilities of a career in stenotyping, and, with Marion Johnson, and Margaret Napier, shows how a verbatim reporter works.

Marguerite Patten demonstrates a West-Country recipe, Fruit Syllabub.

(to 16.00)


Presenter: Jeanne Heal
Item presenter (Colonial Month): Elspeth Huxley
Writer (The Last Flower): James Thurber
Item presenter (The Last Flower): Jacqueline Kennish
Item presenter (Television Bookshelf): E. Arnot Robertson
Item presenter (Career): Barbara Swain
Demonstrator (Career): Marion Johnson
Demonstrator (Career): Margaret Napier
Cook (Cooking): Marguerite Patten
Producer: Helena Malinowska

: Marriage Aforethought

A comedy by Gerald Savory.
(Second performance: for details see Sunday at 8.30 p.m.)


Writer: Gerald Savory

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.15)

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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.

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