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: For Women: About the Home

Practical help for the housewife.
Presented by Margot Lovell.

Marguerite Patten reviews the recently published 'Electric Cookery Book'.

A selection chosen by Bettie Spurling.

W.P. Matthew shows how to renovate a rickety chair.

Round the Shops
with Margot Lovell


Presenter/Item presenter (Round the Shops): Margot Lovell
Item presenter (Cookery): Marguerite Patten
Item presenter (Accessories): Bettie Spurling
Item presenter (Handyman): W.P. Matthew
Editor/Producer: S.E. Reynolds

: For the Very Young: Andy Pandy

Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children and invites them to join in songs and games.
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
(A BBC film)
(to 16.15)


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

: Children's Television: Simpkin

A play for young children by P. D. Cummins.
Second performance next Sunday
(to 17.40)


Writer: P. D. Cummins
Music composed and played by: John Hooper
Settings: Anthony Waller
Production: Dorothea Brooking
Miss Prune: Susan Richmond
Miss Prism: Jean Cadell
Susan: Patricia Fryer
The Policeman: Anthony Woodruff
Mrs. Lollipop: Marjorie Wilde
Mr. Muckleberry: Christopher Hodge
Simpkin: Mollie Maureen

: Arrow to the Heart

A new television play.
(Second performance: for details see Sunday at 8.55)

: Press Conference

Personalities who make the news face questions from the men who write the news.


Editor: William Clark
Presented by: Grace Wyndham Goldie

: Melitta Nussa

sings with her guitar.


Singer/Guitarist: Melitta Nussa

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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