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: About the Home

Practical help for the housewife.
Presented by Joan Gilbert.

Rosina Wyndhaip-Bolton illustrates the beneficial effects of correct deportment on health, wardrobe, and outlook.

Gwenyth Clark, in the first of two programmes, shows how to make a felt waistcoat.

Round the Shops
Margot Lovell reports on her shopping expedition during the past fortnight.


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Item presenter(Deportment): Rosina Wyndhaip-Bolton
Item presenter (Waistcoat): Gwenyth Clark
Reporter (Round the Shops): Margot Lovell
Edited and produced by: S. E. Reynolds

: For the Very Young: The Flowerpot Men

Some more adventures of Bill and Ben.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
(A BBC film)
(to 16.00)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Script, music and settings: Maria Bird

: Children's Television

Under the Big Top
A BBC film of a circus at Chessington Zoo.

Children's Newsreel

Schoolboy's Exhibition
Max Robertson and Meurig Jones pay another visit to the Schoolboy's Exhibition.

(to 18.10)


Presenter (Schoolboy's Exhibition): Max Robertson
Presenter (Schoolboy's Exhibition): Meurig Jones
Presented by (Schoolboy's Exhibition): David Thomas

: Johnnie Was a Hero

A new play by Kenneth Hyde.
(Second performance: for details see Sunday at 8.40)


Writer: Kenneth Hyde

: Background to a Coronation: The Sovereign's Escort

At the heart of the Coronation procession rides the Sovereign's Escort. Tonight you are privileged to see how members of the Household Cavalry prepare for a great State occasion.
From the Household Cavalry Barracks, Knightsbridge.
(By courtesy of Colonel F.F.B. St. George, Lt.-Colonel, Commanding, The Household Coventry)
See 'Talk of the Week'


Commentator: Richard Dimbleby
Director: Berkeley Smith

: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral?

A fortnightly programme in which a panel of experts is challenged to identify a series of unusual objects.
The experts include:
Sir Mortimer Wheeler Professor of Archaeology, University of London
Adrian Digby Deputy Keeper of Ethnography, British Museum
v. The Challenger:
Cambridge University Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
Chairman, Glyn Daniel Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge


Expert: Sir Mortimer Wheeler
Expert: Adrian Digby
Chairman: Glyn Daniel
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.

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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