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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.

Marguerite Patten recommends some special dishes for the Easter holidays.

Round the Shops
Margot Lovell reports on this week's shopping.
See 'For the Woman Reader,' page 45


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Item presenter (In Your Garden): Frances Perry
Cook (Cookery): Marguerite Patten
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 16.15)


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

: Children's Television

Just Between Ourselves with Janet Brown

Children's Newsreel

This Was News
Frank Duncan helps you to understand some of the important events of recent weeks.

(to 17.40)


Comedienne (Just Between Ourselves): Janet Brown
Presenter (This Was News): Frank Duncan

: The Lake

A play by Dorothy Massingham in conjunction with Murray Macdonald.
(Second performance: for details see Sunday at 8.40)


Writer: Dorothy Massingham
In conjunction with: Murray MacDonald
Producer: Harold Clayton

: Your Dog - Innocent or Guilty?

During a canine parade designed to show what training can do for dogs of all kinds, Macdonald Daly, the well-known judge, discusses the problem of the unruly dog.
Dogs are under attack in some quarters. They are accused of being a general nuisance to the public and the farmer, and a major cause of road accidents. How does your dog stand against such charges?


Presenter: Macdonald Daly
Presented by: Keith Rogers

: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral?

A fortnightly programme in which a panel of experts is challenged to identify a series of unusual objects.
The experts include:
Thomas Bodkin, Former Director of the Barber Institute and Professor of Fine Arts at Birmingham University
Ernest Musgrave, Director of Temple Newsam House, Leeds
The Challenger: The Wernher Collection, Luton Hoo
Chairman: Sir Mortimer Wheeler, Professor of Archaeology, University of London


Expert: Thomas Bodkin
Expert: Ernest Musgrave
Chairman: Sir Mortimer Wheeler
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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