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: For the Housewife: Paint

C.A.F. Hastilow, of the Society of British Paint Manufacturers, tells Joan Gilbert about the search for the perfect paint.
A. McIver shows housewives how painting should be done.


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Guest: C.A.F. Hastilow
Item presenter: A. McIver

: Hausa Village

A film of native life in Northern Nigeria.

: Native Dances

A film showing one of the most famous of the Indian dances.
(to 16.00)

: Payment for Skill

A pre-Budget illustrated debate on wage and salary rates.
George Woodcock, Assistant General Secretary of the T.U.C.
Honor Croome of The Economist
Are the rates paid to skilled workers too low compared with those of semi-skilled men and labourers?
Are the salaries of professional workers too high compared with the wages of manual workers?


Speaker: George Woodcock
Speaker: Honor Croome
Producer: Grace Wyndham Goldie

: Fire Over England

[Starring] Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh, Flora Robson, Leslie Banks, Raymond Massey
A film based on the novel by A.E.W. Mason of the life and times of Queen Elizabeth, when Spain and Britain struggled for supremacy of the seas.
(Second performance on Saturday at 3.0 p.m.)


Director: William K. Howard
Based on the novel by: A.E.W. Mason
Queen Elizabeth: Flora Robson
Philip of Spain: Raymond Massey
Leicester: Leslie Banks
Michael: Laurence Olivier
Cynthia: Vivien Leigh
Burleigh: Morton Selten
Elena: Tamara Desni
Sir Richard: Lyn Harding
Gregory: George Thirlwell
Spanish Ambassador: Henry Oscar
Don Miguel: Robert Rendell
Don Pedro: Robert Newton
Don Escobal: Donald Calthrop
Admiral Valdez: Charles Carson

: 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.

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