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: About the Home

Practical help for the housewife.
Presented by Joan Gilbert.

In Your Garden
Frances Perry describes the work to be done this month.

Making a Skirt
Helena Reid completes making the skirt she began last week.

Round the Shops
Margot Lovell shows some articles that have appealed to her during the past fortnight.


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Item presenter (In Your Garden): Frances Perry
Item presenter (Making a Skirt): Helena Reid
Reporter (Round the Shops): Margot Lovell
Edited and produced by: S. E. Reynolds

: For the Very Young: The Flowerpot Men

Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
(A BBC film)
(to 16.00)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/music: Maria Bird

: Children's Television

Children's Newsreel

Mr. Dooley, Jnr.
A comedy by Rose Franken and Jane Lewin.
The action takes place in a small American town.
(Second performance: next Sunday)

(to 18.00)


Author (Mr. Dooley, Jnr.): Rose Franken
Author (Mr. Dooley, Jnr.): Jane Lewin
Settings (Mr. Dooley, Jnr.): Lawrence Broadhouse
Producer (Mr. Dooley, Jnr.): Joy Harington
Mr. Dooley: John Welsh
Tommy: Bunny May
Janie: Carol Wolveridge
Miss Meany: Natalie Benesch
Gus: Robert Cawdron
Miss Daisy: Virginia Bedard
Bridget: Tucker McGuire
Father: Arthur Hill
Mother: Peggy Hassard
Jake: Peter Swanwick
Mr. Dooley, Jnr., the puppy: Tinker

: Number Three

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


Writer: Christopher Irving
Producer: Stephen Harrison

: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral?

A fortnightly programme in which a panel of experts is challenged to identify a series of unusual objects.
The Experts:
Sir Mortimer Wheeler Professor of Archaeology, University of London
Norman Cook, Keeper of the Guildhall Museum
Charles Gibbs-Smith, Keeper of Extension Services, the Victoria and Albert Museum v.
The Challenger:
Salisbury, South Wilts, and Blackmore Museum
Chairman, Glyn Daniel Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge


Expert: Sir Mortimer Wheeler
Expert: Norman Cook
Expert: Charles Gibbs-Smith
Chairman: Glyn Daniel
Presented by: Paul Johnstone

: Come Dancing

from the Royal Ballroom, Tottenham, London
(By permission of Mecca Dancing)
Regional Dancing Competition
Rumba and Paso doble
Crazy Dancing
Dances Old and New:
1912 Tango by Albert and Molly Morgan
1914 Foxtrot by Charles Capel and Edna Nicholls
1926 Charleston by Leonard and Peggy Morgan
1940 Jitterbug by Keith Jones and Hazel Hathaway
Old Time Ballroom Dancing by Charles and Joan Crathorn
Modern Ballroom Dancing by Sid Perkin and Edna Duffield
Some popular party dances
Formation Dancing by the Harold Webb Formation Team (Southampton)
Trained by Harold and Elizabeth Webb
(Viewers see one of the teams taking part in an Open Formation Dancing Contest)
Inter-City Beauty Team Contest
London challenge Birmingham
(the winners of the contest on January 14)
Grand March led by the Cable and Wireless Band under their Musical Director
Arthur Irons
Music for dancing played by Ronnie Rand and his Bluerockets
Latin-American specialities played by Edmundo Ros and his Latin-American Orchestra
Master of Ceremonies, Eric Morley
Guest compere, McDonald Hobley
(Edmundo Ros and his Latin-American Orchestra are appearing at the New Coconut Grove, Regent Street, London)


Dancer (Dances Old and New - 1912 Tango): Albert Morgan
Dancer (Dances Old and New - 1912 Tango): Molly Morgan
Dancer (Dances Old and New - 1914 Foxtrot): Charles Capel
Dancer (Dances Old and New - 1914 Foxtrot): Edna Nicholls
Dancer (Dances Old and New - 1926 Charleston): Leonard Morgan
Dancer (Dances Old and New - 1926 Charleston): Peggy Morgan
Dancer (Dances Old and New - 1940 Jitterbug): Keith Jones
Dancer (Dances Old and New - 1940 Jitterbug): Hazel Hathaway
Dancer (Old Time Ballroom Dancing): Charles Crathorn
Dancer (Old Time Ballroom Dancing): Joan Crathorn
Dancer (Modern Ballroom Dancing): Sid Perkin
Dancer (Modern Ballroom Dancing): Edna Duffield
Dancers (Formation Dancing): Harold Webb Formation Team
Trainer (Formation Dancing): Harold Webb
Trainer (Formation Dancing): Elizabeth Webb
Musicians: Cable and Wireless Band
Musical director: Arthur Irons
Musicians: Ronnie Rand and his Bluerockets
Musicians: Edmundo Ros and his Latin-American Orchestra
Master of Ceremonies: Eric Morley
Guest compere: McDonald Hobley

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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.

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