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: For Women: Leisure and Pleasure

Introduced by Jeanne Heal.

I'd like you to meet...: Lady Fermoy

Expert advice for the amateur.

Marghanita Laski suggests a small library of family reference books.

Roll up the Carpet
Sydney Thompson and Mary Thompson show how to dance the Yearning Saunter.


Presenter: Jeanne Heal
Speaker (I'd like you to meet...): Lady Fermoy
Item presenter (Bookshelf): Marghanita Laski
Dancer (Roll up the Carpet): Sydney Thompson
Dancer (Roll up the Carpet): Mary Thompson
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: 6: Elsa

A serial play in six parts by C. E. Webber.
(to 17.35)


Writer: C. E. Webber
Producer: Rex Tucker
Settings: John Cooper
Musical Direction: John Hunter Blair
Assistant Producer: Shaun Sutton
Lucy: Carole Maybank
Elsa Gresham: Peggy Livesey
Robert Gresham: Robert Irvine
Odile: Patricia Fryer
Pierre: George de Warfaz
Trumpeter: Felix Felton
First Gestapo: Walter Gotell
Second Gestapo: Shaun Sutton

: It's a Dog's Life

With Cruft's Dog Show only a few days away dogs' beauty parlours are busier than ever grooming canine aspirants for stardom. To find out what goes on behind the scenes, television pays a visit to an expert in the West End of London.


Commentator: Max Robertson
Devised by: Lizbeth Layton
Director: Stephen Wade

: The Gentle Maiden

by Donal Giltinan.
[Starring] Joseph Tomelty and Sheila Manahan

The action takes piece in a small country town in Ireland.
See also 'Television Diary,' page 15


Author: Donal Giltinan
Settings: Richard Herary
Producer: Andrew Osborn
John Clarke: Joseph Tomelty
Geaney: Harvey Gerrard
Tim Regan: Harry Towb
Joe Mullen: Bartlett Mullins
Timmons: John Kelly
Eileen: Sheila Manahan
Julia: Maureen Pryor

: The Man in the Kitchen

Philip Harben gives further instruction on cookery for men.


Presenter/cook: Philip Harben

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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