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: About the Home

Practical help for the Housewife.
Introduced by Joan Gilbert.

Autumn Leaves
Violet Stevenson shows how to preserve leaves and arrange them to the best advantage.

W. P. Matthew explains different methods of making a room draught-proof.

Helena Reid demonstrates how to make a taffeta petticoat.

Margaret Forrester gives traditional Scottish ways of filleting and cooking herrings.


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Item presenter (Autumn Leaves): Violet Stevenson
Handyman: W. P. Matthew
Item presenter (Dressmaking): Helena Reid
Cook (Cookery): Margaret Forrester
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

Ballet for Beginners
A Junior edition of last Monday evening's programme.

Children's Newsreel

The Plate on the Wall
A play by Charles Terrot
Based on a short story by 'Ouida'
Scene: Italy at about the turn of the century
(Laddie appears by permission of the Canine Defence League)

(to 18.05)


Producer (Ballet for Beginners): Philip Bate
Writer (The Plate on the Wall): Charles Terrot
Based on a short story by (The Plate on the Wall): Ouida
Settings (The Plate on the Wall): Frederick Knapman
Producer (The Plate on the Wall): Joy Harington
Faelle: Ray Jackson
Pastore, his dog: Laddie
His sister - Candida: Yvonne Warren
His sister - Vina: Caroline Denzil
Their grandmother: Blanche Fothergill
Christina: Petra Davies
The dealer: Victor Rietti
The English collector: Bryan Coleman
A shoeblack: John Mansi
A policeman: Martin Benson

: Mr. Pim Passes By

A comedy by A.A. Milne.
(Second performance: for details see Sunday at 8.0)


Author: A.A. Milne

: The World Dances

A visit to the Royal Albert Hall, London, for some of the highlights of an international dance festival organised by the United Nations Student Association to celebrate United Nations Week.
Dances introduced by Michael Henderson.


Presenter: Michael Henderson
Producer: John Fraser
Presented for television by: Antony Craxton

: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral?

A panel of experts is challenged to identify a series of unusual objects.
The panel includes James Laver, Keeper of Engraving Illustration and Design at the Victoria and Albert Museum, and Adrian Digby, Deputy Keeper of Ethnography at the British Museum.
This week's challengers: Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery
Chairman, Lionel Hale
James Laver writes on page 44


Panellist: James Laver
Panellist: Adrian Digby
Chairman: Lionel Hale
Devised by: Nora Wood
Presented by: Paul Johnstone

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.

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