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: For Women: About the Home

Practical help for the housewife.
Presented by Joan Gilbert.

Beauty Hint
Jose Pou shows hair styles devised for the round face.

Knitting: 3 - A Man's Fair Isle Pullover
James Norbury demonstrates how to knit and make up a Fair Isle pullover

Round the Shops with Margot Lovell

Washing at Home
Joan Robins talks about soaps and detergents, and sums up the lessons learned from previous programmes.

(to 16.00)


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Item presenter (Beauty Hint): Jose Pou
Item presenter (Knitting): James Norbury
Reporter (Round the Shops): Margot Lovell
Item presenter (Washing at Home): Joan Robins
Edited and produced by: S. E. Reynolds

: For the Children: Mencius was a Bad Boy

A Chinese story by S. I. Hsiung.
Second performance next Sunday
(to 18.15)


Writer: S. I. Hsiung
Settings: Lawrence Broadhouse
Producer: John Warrington
Mentor: Charles Mason
Prompter one: Robert Lynn
Prompter two: Raymond Rollett
Mother: Margot Boyd
Big Dog: Barry MacGregor
Little Cat: Carole Lorimer
Pig: Anthony Selby
Gold: David Coote

: La Belle Helene

(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.

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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