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: Her Majesty the Queen

names the new Royal Yacht
From John Brown and Company's Shipyard, Clydebank
See page 3
(to 14.45)

: About the Home

Practical help for the housewife.
Presented by Joan Gilbert.

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

Helena Reid completes the making of the shirt blouse.

Round the Shops
Margot Lovell reports.


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Reporter (Training the Pup): MacDonald Daly
Item presenter (Dressmaking): 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 16.15)


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

: Children's Television

Professor Doodle and Lefty
Herod and Kenton present their puppets.

Children's Newsreel

Antarctic Expedition
Duncan Carse describes the expedition he led to the Antarctic island of South Georgia. Before the journey much of the island was completely unexplored and unmapped.

(to 17.40)


Puppeteers (Professor Doodle and Lefty): Herod and Kenton
Presenter (Antarctic Expedition): Duncan Carse

: L'Aiglon (The Eaglet)

(Second performance: for details see Sunday at 8.40)

: The Budget

The Chancellor of the Exchequer
The Rt. Hon. R. A. Butler. M.P. for the Government


Speaker: The Rt. Hon. R. A. Butler

: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral?

A fortnightly programme in which a panel of experts is challenged to identify a series of unusual objects.
The experts include:
Sir Mortimer Wheeler, Professor of Archaeology, University of London
Iorwerth C. Peate, Keeper in Charge of the Welsh Folk Museum, Cardiff
v. the Challenger: Colchester and Essex Museum
Chairman, Glyn Daniel, Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge


Panellist: Sir Mortimer Wheeler
Panellist: Iorwerth C. Peate
Chairman: Glyn Daniel
Presented by: Paul Johnstone

: Her Majesty the Queen

names the new Royal Yacht.
(A BBC telefilm of today's ceremony)

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.

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