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: Designed for Women

Introduced by Daphne Padet.

Your Records
Spike Hughes reviews the recently published 'Record Guide' by Edward Sackville-West and Desmond Shawe-Taylor, and tells the story of several remarkable records owned by the BBC.

Cilli Wang, the celebrated Dutch dancer and impressionist, in: The Chambermaid
Marianka, The Owl Chick.

Sunday in the Country
Daphne Padel visits Hatfield House, the home of the Marquess of Salisbury.

Jeanne Heal examines the history of pearls-real, cultured, and artificial.

(to 16.00)


Presenter: Daphne Padet
Reviewer (Your Records): Spike Hughes
Mime artist (Mime): Cilli Wang
Item presenter (Sunday in the Country): Daphne Padel
Item presenter (Pearls): Jeanne Heal
Edited and produced by: S. E. Reynolds

: For the Children: The Man who was Caliph for a Day

An Arabian Nights tale.
Written and produced by Rex Tucker.
The action takes place in the Palace of Haroun-al-Raschid, the Caliph of Baghdad, about A.D. 800.
To be repeated next Sunday

(to 18.15)


Writer/producer: Rex Tucker
Settings designer: John Cooper
The Caliph of Baghdad: James Date
Zobeida, his daughter: Alison Petrie
Mesrour, his Vizier: Valentine Dyall
Hassan: Peter Coke
Fatima: Evelyn Arengo-Jones
Mara: Tony Halfpenny

: The Tower of London

Television cameras tour London's ancient citadel, and the Resident Governor of the Tower, Colonel Carkeet-James, tells some of the stories that make up the grim history of this vast fortress, for many centuries part royal palace and part prison.


Presenter: Colonel Carkeet-James
Presented for television by: Keith Rogers

: The Bachelor

by Miles Malleson.
A new adaptation of the play by Ivan Turgenev.
(Second performance: for details see Sunday at 8.25)


Adapter: Miles Malleson
Author: Ivan Turgenev

: Newsreel

(Wednesday's edition repeated)

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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