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: Cricket: England v. India - Fourth Test Match

A visit to the Oval to see part of the first day's play in the fourth and final Test Match.
Brian Johnston and E. W. Swanton are the commentators.
(Not televised by Kirk o' Shotts)
(to 13.30)


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: E. W. Swanton

: For Women: About the House

Practical help for the housewife.
Introduced by Mary Malcolm.

Flower Arrangements
Violet Stevenson illustrates the simple rules that show flowers to their best advantage.

Gwenyth Clark shows how to make a simple frame for photographs.

Marguerite Patten shows different ways of preserving plums.

Helena Reid cuts out and makes a cummerbund.


Presenter: Mary Malcolm
Item presenter (Flower Arrangements): Violet Stevenson
Item presenter (Homecraft): Gwenyth Clark
Item presenter (Plums): Marguerite Patten
Item presenter (Dressmaking): Helena Reid
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

: Cricket: England v. India

Further commentaries.

: Children's Television: Globespanners

Fish-hawk talks about some of the tremendous journeys performed by birds and, as usual, illustrates his talk with his own sketches.
Bird migration from this country begins this month and he explains how all bird watchers can help to increase our knowledge of bird movement.


Presenter/illustrator: Fish-hawk

: Children's Television: Comedy Corner


Producer: Walton Anderson

: Cricket: England v. India

Further commentaries.
(to 18.30)

: The Same Sky

A play by Yvonne Mitchell.
(Second performance: for details see Sunday at 8.45)


Writer: Yvonne Mitchell

: Current Release

A fortnightly review of films including scenes from 'Mara Maru', a Warner Brothers production; 'Penny Princess', a Conquest production; 'Untamed Frontier', a Universal-International picture; 'Gift Horse', a British-Lion release; 'Sound Off', a Columbia picture.
Programme introduced by John Fitzgerald.


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

: Pleasures and Paintings: The Follies of Man

The famous masters of caricature and satire illustrate Geoffrey Grigson's third programme in this series.


Presenter: Geoffrey Grigson
Producer: Peter de Francia

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.

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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.

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