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: About the Home

Practical help for the housewife.
Presented by Joan Gilbert.

In Your Garden
Fred Streeter describes the work to be done this month.

Your Christmas Pudding
Marguerite Patten shows how to make a Christmas pudding.
Recipe at foot of adjoining column
Marguerite Patten writes on page 50

Home Nursing: 1 - How to recognise illness, and what is needed in a sick room
A series of fortnightly programmes presented by a doctor of the British Red Cross Society, with the help of the Casualties Union.


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Gardener (In Your Garden): Fred Streeter
Cook (Your Christmas Pudding): Marguerite Patten
Item presenter (Home Nursing): A doctor of the British Red Cross Society [name uncredited]
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 16.00)


Narrator/script, music and settings: Maria Bird
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson

: Children's Television

Children's Newsreel

Wizard Birthday
by Peter Ling.

(to 18.15)


Writer (Wizard Birthday): Peter Ling
Settings (Wizard Birthday): Richard Wilmot
Production (Wizard Birthday): Dorothea Brooking
George: Lance Secretan
Mother: Violet Lamb
Father: Richard Warner
The Djinn: Clive Dunn
The Girl: Margaret Wedlake
Abdul: Patrick Cargill
Pilot Officer Prendergast: Richard Wade

: The Passing Show: The Guv'nor

(Second performance: for details see Sunday at 8.0)

: Animal? Vegetable? Mineral?

Experts are challenged to identify various objects chosen from museums and art galleries.
The Experts:
Julian Huxley D.SC., F.R.S.
Sir Mortimer Wheeler Professor of Archaeology University of London
Glyn Daniel, Ph.D. Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge
The Challenger: The Pitt-Rivers Museum, Dorset
Chairman, Lionel Hale


Expert: Julian Huxley
Expert: Sir Mortimer Wheeler
Expert: Glyn Daniel
Chairman: Lionel Hale
Devised by: Nora Wood
Presented by: Paul Johnstone

: First Confession

A short story written and told by Frank O'Connor.


Author/Storyteller: Frank O'Connor

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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