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: About the Home

Practical help for the housewife.
Presented by Joan Gilbert.

Training the Pup
Macdonald Daly reports on Jasper's progress over the past month.

Discussion: 6 - Kitchen Lighting
Joan Robins acts as chairman in a discussion on topics of special interest to women.

Round the Shops
Margot Lovell reports.


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Reporter (Training the Pup): MacDonald Daly
Chairman (Discussion): Joan Robins
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 write 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 Kentish Robin
A romance in the time of the first Queen Elizabeth, written for television by Shaun Sutton and Rex Tucker.
The action of the play takes place in Brandon Hall near the coast of Kent, a month after the defeat of the great Armada in August 1588.
(Colin Douglas is appearing in "Wild Horses" at the Aldwych Theatre, London)
To be repeated on Sunday

(to 17.50)


Writer (The Kentish Robin): Shaun Sutton
Writer/Producer (The Kentish Robin): Rex Tucker
Settings (The Kentish Robin): Stephen Taylor
Robin Brandon: Jimmy Verner
Humphrey Brandon: Colin Douglas
Don Miguel: Hector Ross
Gervase: Desmond Montgomery
Sir Eustace Palmer: John van Eyssen
Queen Elizabeth I: Grizelda Hervey
Other parts played by: Elizabeth Barry
Other parts played by: Lisa Sibley
Other parts played by: John Franklin
Other parts played by: Shaun Sutton

: As You Like It

by William Shakespeare.
[Starring] Margaret Leighton and Laurence Harvey
(Second performance, for details see Sunday at 8.40)


Author: William Shakespeare
Producer: Campbell Logan
Rosalind: Margaret Leighton
Orlando: Laurence Harvey

: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral?

A fortnightly programme in which a panel of experts is challenged to identify a series of unusual objects.
The experts include: Adrian Digby, Deputy Keeper of Ethnography, British Museum and R. Bruce-Mitford Assistant Keeper of British Antiquities, British Museum
The Challenger: The Horniman Museum Forest Hill, London
Chairman, Glyn Daniel Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge


Expert: Adrian Digby
Expert: R. Bruce-Mitford
Chairman: Glyn Daniel
Presented by: Paul Johnstone

: Vronsky and Babin (piano duets)

See 'Television Diary' on page 15


Pianist: Vitya Vronsky
Pianist: Victor Babin

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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