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: About the Home

Practical help for the housewife.
Presented by Joan Gilbert.

In Your Garden
Frances Perry describes the work to be done during October.

Marguerite Patten shows how to preserve tomatoes for the winter.

Children's Feet
A doctor, with the aid of an expert fitter, explains the need for the careful choice of children's shoes.

Round the Shops
Margot Lovell reports on the week's shopping.


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Item presenter (In Your Garden): Frances Perry
Item presenter (Preserving): Marguerite Patten
Item presenter (Children's Feet): A doctor [name uncredited]
Expert (Children's Feet): An expert fitter [name uncredited]
Reporter (Round the Shops): Margot Lovell
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 Newsreel

The Appleyards: 1: Meet the Family
A new serial play by Philip Burton.
The family consists of Mr. and Mrs. Appleyard and their four children - John, Janet, Tom, and Margaret.

(to 17.30)


Writer (The Appleyards): Philip Burton
Producer (The Appleyards): Naomi Capon

: A Month of Sundays

A new play by George F. Kerr.
(Second performance: for details see Sunday at 9.5)


Writer: George F. Kerr

: Question Time

Speakers between sixteen and twenty years discuss topics raised by viewers of the same ages.
Chairman, George Cansdale
Questions, on postcards please, to Producer, 'Question Time', [address removed]


Chairman: George Cansdale
Presented by: John Irwin

: The Man in the Kitchen

Philip Harben takes pity on one of the men who feels inferior in the kitchen.


Cook: Philip Harben

: Weather Forecast and News (sound only); followed by Civil Defence and You

Talk by the Home Secretary, The Rt. Hon. Sir David Maxwell Fyfe, Q.C, M.P.
(Recording of the broadcast in the Home Service at 9.15.)
(Sound only)


Speaker (Civil Defence and You): The Rt. Hon. Sir David Maxwell Fyfe

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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