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Women Drivers
S. G. Cooper, chief instructor of a driving school, gives his opinions on women motorists and offers some useful advice.

Gwenyth Clark shows further developments in the art of smocking.

How to Iron
Beatrice Radley gives some advice about ironing.

Round the Shops with Margot Lovell


Item presenter (Women Drivers): S. G. Cooper
Item presenter (Smocking): Gwenyth Clark
Item presenter (How to Iron): Beatrice Radley
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

Forrest Whiteley shows you a musical theremin, his special electric instrument.

The Appleyards: 3 - Frankie Simms
A family serial by Philip Burton.

(to 17.35)


Thereminist: Forrest Whiteley
Writer (The Appleyards): Philip Burton
Settings (The Appleyards): Richard Wilmot
Producer (The Appleyards): Naomi Capon
Mr. Appleyard: Frederick Piper
Mrs. Appleyard: Constance Fraser
John Appleyard: David Edwards
Janet Appleyard: Maureen Davis
Tom Appleyard: Derek Rowe
Margaret Appleyard: Patricia Wilson
Joe, the milkman: John Garley
Frankie Simms: Robin Dowell

: The Cathedral

A drama by Hugh Walpole.
(Second performance: for details see Sunday at 8.20)


Writer: Hugh Walpole

: The Conductor Speaks

See 'Talk of the Week'

: The Man in the Kitchen

Philip Harben gives further instruction on cookery for men.


Cook: Philip Harben

: Weather Forecast and News (sound only); followed by Party Political Broadcast

The Rt. Hon. Iain MacLeod, M.P. Minister of Health
(Recording of the broadcast at 9.15 in the Home Service).

(Sound only)


Speaker (Party Political Broadcast): The Rt. Hon. Iain MacLeod

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.

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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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