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: Stretching the Fuel Ration

Jeanne Heal, with the co-operation of the Women's Advisory Council on Solid Fuel, shows a selection of some of the latest appliances.
J. C. Weston, of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, describes the heating trials taking place at Abbots Langley.
W. P. Matthews, demonstrates how to adapt an old-fashioned open fireplace to get as much heat with less fuel and shows how to make briquettes from coal dust and cement.


Presenter: Jeanne Heal
Item presenter: J. C. Weston
Item presenter: W. P. Matthews
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: Preserving

Marguerite Patten shows how to preserve bottled fruits and vegetables by the oven method.
(A BBC telefilm of the programme on June 5)


Cook/presenter: Marguerite Patten
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: Andy Pandy

A programme for the very young
Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children.
Julia Williams sings the songs
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
(BBC telefilm)
(to 16.00)


Narrator/script, music and settings: Maria Bird
Singer: Julia Williams
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson

: For the Children

Wonders of the Deep
Cameras carried by underwater frogmen record wonders of the deep in this short film.

5.10-5 35 Parent-Craft - 4
Written by Robert Morley.
A comedy series.
(Robert Morley is appearing in 'The Little Hut' at the Lyric Theatre; William Mervyn, in 'Ring Round the Moon' at the Globe Theatre, London)


Writer: Robert Morley
Producer: Alan Bromley
Mother: Janet Burnell
Anne: Shirley Eaton
Father: William Mervyn
Irving: William Fox
Martha Bellmore: Glenda Davies
Basher Clarke: Roger Gorb
R. Cressington-Tallboy: Robert Morley

: The Centre Show

from the Nuffield Centre before an audience of H.M. Forces.
with Reg and Barbara Lewis, Stephen Manton, David Nixon, Pharos and Marina,
Bob Bissetto's Sambaleros.
At the pianos, Steve Race and Don Phillips
Drums, Norman Burns


Musicians: Reg and Barbara Lewis
Singer: Stephen Manton
Magician: David Nixon
Magicians: Pharos and Marina
Musicians: Bob Bissetto's Sambaleros
Pianist: Steve Race
Pianist: Don Phillips
Drummer: Norman Burns
Producer: Mary Cook
Producer: Aubrey Singer

: Claudia

(Second performance: for details see Sunday at 8.15)

: Newsreel

(Wednesday's edition repeated)

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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.

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