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: Third Test Match: England v. India

A visit to Old Trafford, Manchester, to see part of the first day's play.
(Not televised by Kirk o' Shotts)
(to 13.30)


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Peter West

: For Women: About the Home

Practical interest for the housewife.
Presented by Joan Gilbert.

Your Dog and Mine
MacDonald Daly shows various types of Alsatians and kindred breeds.

Flower Arrangement
Violet Stevenson demonstrates the art of arranging cut flowers by simple methods to obtain a variety of effects.

A representative of the British Red Cross Society advises sunbathers what precautions to take.

Scottish Cookery
Margaret Forrester demonstrates the traditional way of making drop scones.


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Item presenter (Your Dog and Mine): McDonald Hobley
Item presenter (Flower Arrangement): Violet Stevenson
Cook (Scottish Cookery): Margaret Forrester
Edited and produced by: S. E. Reynolds

: For the Very Young: Andy Pandy

Maria Bird brings Andy to play.
(A BBC film)
(to 16.15)


Narrator: Maria Bird

: Children's Television

Holiday Music
played by Ian Stewart at the piano with rhythm accompaniment.

5.15 Pictures from Brass
Mary Stuart shows how you can make interesting pictures with rubbings from brass monuments.


Pianist (Holiday Music): Ian Stewart
Presenter (Pictures from Brass): Mary Stuart

: Third Test Match

Further commentaries.
(to 18.30)

: The Late Christopher Bean

(Second performance: see Sunday)

: Current Release

A fortnightly review of films.
The programme includes scenes from films and studio interviews with leading personalities of the cinema world.
Introduced by John Fitzgerald.


Presenter: John Fitzgerald
Presented by: W. Farquharson-Small

: Pleasure in Paintings: The Open Air

Painters of all periods have found inspiration in the pleasures and pastimes of men and women. In this series of programmes Geoffrey Grigson shows some of the works reflecting that joy in life. His first subject is 'The Open Air'.
Geoffrey Grigson writes on page 37


Presenter: Geoffrey Grigson
Producer: Peter de Francia

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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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