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: For Women: About the Home

Practical help for the housewife.
Presented by Joan Gilbert.

Autumn Fashions
Stella Mary Pearce describes and illustrates the major changes in this season's fashions.

Enquiry into...: Pressure Cookers
Marguerite Patten, with the co-operation of the British Pressure Cooker Manufacturers' Association, explains how cookers work and carries out a test.

Beauty Hint
Joanne Edmunds, an expert in make-up, answers the problems of women who complain that their noses remain shiny, their powder cakes, and their lipstick will not stay on.

Handy Woman
W. P. Matthew initiates Freda Bamford into the use of simple tools that should be found in every household.

(to 16.00)


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Item presenter (Autumn Fashions): Stella Mary Pearce
Dresses selected by (Autumn Fashions): Bettie Spurling
Cook (Enquiry into...): Marguerite Patten
Item presenter (Beauty Hint): Joanne Edmunds
Handyman (Handy Woman): W. P. Matthew
Pupil (Handy Woman): Freda Bamford
Edited and produced by: S. E. Reynolds

: For the Children: A Legend in China

A free adaptation of the Willow Pattern story by John Hooper who also wrote the music.
Dance arranged by the Arts Educational School
Another performance next Sunday

(to 17.40)


Adapter/music: John Hooper
Dancer: Juliet Wood
Dancer: June Hanley
Producer: Dorothea Brooking
In the house: Mother: Doreen Morton
In the house: Ann: Angela Foulds
On the plate: The Mandarin: Maurice Ellinger
On the plate: His wife: Avis Lennard
On the plate: His daughter: Diana Wong
On the plate: His secretary Chang: Ronald Marriott
Ho Li, a maid: Muriel Young
First servant: Jack Newmark
Second servant: Jack Howarth
The gardener: John Heawood
Wang, the rich neighbour: Howell Davies

: Somerset Maugham

meets Graham Sutherland, who recently painted his portrait. With the painting in front of them they exchange views as sitter and artist.


Speaker: Somerset Maugham
Speaker: Graham Sutherland
Interviewer: Rooney Pelletier
Presented by: Peter de Francia

: Skipper Next to God

(Second performance: for details see Sunday at 8.15)

: Newsreel

(Wednesday's edition repeated)

: Weather Forecast and News (sound only); followed by Election Broadcast

Miss Pat Hornsby-Smith (Conservative)
(Recording of the talk given at 9.15 p.m. in the Home Service)


Speaker (Election Broadcast): Pat Hornsby-Smith

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.

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