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: About the Home

Practical help for the housewife.
Presented by Joan Gilbert.

Training the Pup
Macdonald Daly brings back Jasper, his puppy in training, to report on his progress during the past four weeks.

James Norbury shows various kinds of knitted clothing for men.

W. P. Matthew demonstrates how to prepare an old door for painting.


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Item presenter (Training the Pup): Macdonald Daly
Knitter (Knitting): James Norbury
Handyman: W. P. Matthew
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

The Appleyards: 8: Some Surprises
A family serial by Philip Burton.
(Second performance: next Sunday)

(to 17.35)


Writer (The Appleyards): Philip Burton
Producer (The Appleyards): Naomi Capon

: The Passing Show: Our Marie

The story of the great Marie Lloyd - Queen of Comedy.
[Starring] Pat Kirkwood
(Previously televised on Sunday)


Script: Alfred Shaughnessy
Script: Christopher Barry
Settings: Stephen Bundy
Costumes supervised by: Ena Nickalls
Director: Peter Graham Scott
Producer: Michael Mills
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Orchestrations: Ray Terry
Marie Lloyd: Pat Kirkwood
Marie Lloyd (as a child): Patricia Stark
Mrs. Wood: Freda Bamford
Mr. Wood: Leslie Spurling
George Ware: Peter Bull
Percy Courtney: Guy Middleton
Bella Burge: Patricia Raine
Alec Hurley: Anthony Oliver
Bernard Dillon: Jack Rodney
Walter Bentley: Leonard Sachs
Other parts played by: Sidney James
Other parts played by: Selma Vaz Dias
Other parts played by: Nora Nicholson
Other parts played by: John Witty
Other parts played by: Henry Longhurst
Other parts played by: Philip Dale
Other parts played by: Sidney Vivian
Other parts played by: Rose Howlett
Other parts played by: Charles Maunsell
Other parts played by: Harry Brunning
Other parts played by: Edward Barnes
Other parts played by: Bill Snaith
Other parts played by: Peter Tuddenham
Other parts played by: Max Barrett
Other parts played by: Margaret Wedlake

: Background to a Coronation: 2: The Queen's Robe

Tonight viewers visit the Royal School of Needlework where the purple robe is being made.


Commentator: Berkeley Smith
Presented by: Michael Henderson

: Down You Go!

Television's newest game with Marcus Dick laying the clues and Marghanita Laski, Elizabeth Gray, Raul Jennings and Michael Pertwee finding the letters.


Presenter: Marcus Dick
Panellist: Marghanita Laski
Panellist: Elizabeth Gray
Panellist: Raul Jennings
Panellist: Michael Pertwee
Clues and phrases provided by: Hubert Phillips
Special effects: Alfred Wurmser
Programme devised by: Polly S. Cowan
Programme devised by: Louis G. Cowan
Presented by: T. Leslie Jackson

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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.

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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