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: For Women: About the Home

Practical help for the housewife.
Presented by Joan Gilbert.

An expert explains why some textiles shrink and felt when shrinked and how manufacturers work to overcome this problem.

Everyday Things
J. Ketley explains how an ordinary saucepan is designed or satisfactory service.

James Norbury offers an introduction to crochet, and shows examples from his collection.

Jacqueline Rose makes suggestions for more attractive sandwiches.


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Item presenter (Shrinkage): An expert [name uncredited]
Item presenter (Everyday Things): J. Ketley
Item presenter (Crochet): James Norbury
Chef (Sandwiches): Jacqueline Rose
Edited and produced by: 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: Children's Visit to Paris

Rosalind Parsison and John Harrison, the winners of the Paris Competition, pay another visit to the studio.
Illustrated by films made by the BBC Film Unit


Speaker: Rosalind Parsison
Speaker: John Harrison

: Children's Television: How Does It End?: A Tale of Two Cities

by Charles Dickens.
Another programme in the series on famous books.
Devised and introduced by Robert MacDermot.
(to 17.40)


Author: Charles Dickens
Devised and introduced by: Robert MacDermot
Producer: Pamela Brown
Sidney Carton: Desmond Llewelyn
Charles Darnay: Desmond Llewelyn
Lucy Manette: Sheila Shand Gibbs
Dr. Manette: J. Leslie Frith
Madame Defarge: Margot van Der Burgh
Monsieur Defarge: Francis de Wolff

: Arms and the Man

by Bernard Shaw.
(Second performance: for details see Sunday at 8.55)


Author: Bernard Shaw

: Current Release

A fortnightly review of films introduced by John Fitzgerald.
The programme includes scenes from 'Tarzan's Savage Fury', an R.K.O. Radio picture; 'Angels One Five', an Associated British-Templar production; 'Skirts Ahoy', a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer picture; 'Something Money Can't Buy', a J. Arthur Rank Organisation release; 'Carrie', a Paramount picture.


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

: Pleasures and Paintings: Mothers and Children

Geoffrey Grigson shows paintings by Gainsborough, Renois, and Mary Cassatt, among others, to illustrate his theme.


Presenter: Geoffrey Grigson

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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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