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: For Women: Leisure and Pleasure

Introduced by Jeanne Heal.

I'd like you to meet...
Edith Chrystal, Vice-Principal and Tutor, Newnham College, Cambridge

Wilfrid Blunt talks about writing a good hand, and shows examples.

Books for the kitchen.

Ian Wallace, accompanied by Bryan Balkwill at the piano, in the second of the series 'Going to the Opera'.


Presenter: Jeanne Heal
Guest (I'd like you to meet): Edith Chrystal
Item presenter (Handwriting): Wilfrid Blunt
Tenor (Going to the Opera): Ian Wallace
Pianist (Going to the Opera): Bryan Balkwill
Editor: Jacqueline Kennish
Producer: 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.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
(A BBC film)
(to 16.00)


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

: Children's Television: The Silver Swan: 1: Francis

A serial play in six parts by C.E. Webber.
(to 18.05)


Writer: C.E. Webber
Producer: Rex Tucker
Settings: John Cooper
Musical Direction: John Hunter Blair
Assistant Producer: Shaun Sutton
Lucy: Carole Maybank
The housekeeper: Violet Lamb
Francis Gresham: Robert Irving
Giovanni: David Kossoff
Margaret Read: Lilian Christine
Lord Henriques: Peter Cushing
Sir Willoughby Wilkie: Hamlyn Benson
Bartholomew Read: Shaun Sutton
Servant: Harold Jamieson

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Behind the camera: John Hunter Blair 6 December 2015

: Storm in a Teacup

A film comedy with Vivien Leigh, Rex Harrison and Cecil Parker.
Screen play by James Bridie based on the play by Bruno Frank.


Screenplay: James Bridie
Based on the play by: Bruno Frank
Victoria Gow: Vivien Leigh
Frank Burdon: Rex Harrison
Provost William Gow: Cecil Parker

: The Tate Gallery

Television pays its first visit to this famous art gallery overlooking the Thames at Millbank to see some of the priceless paintings and sculpture on view there.
Sir John Rothenstein, Director of the Tate Gallery, gives a short introduction to the programme in which Basil Taylor acts as guide.


Introduction: Sir John Rothenstein
Presenter: Basil Taylor

: Retrospect, 1951

Television Newsreel's review of the year 1951.
(First televised last New Year's Eve)

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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