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: About the Home

Practical help for the housewife.
Presented by Joan Gilbert.

In Your Garden
Frances Perry suggests work to be done in your garden during October.

For Winter Evenings
James Norbury shows how to knit a rug in shorter time and at less cost than by the usual methods.
See 'For the Woman Reader' -page 45

I'm Building a House
Daphne Padell reports on progress over the past few weeks.


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Item presenter (In Your Garden): Frances Perry
Item presenter (For Winter Evenings): James Norbury
Reporter (I'm Building a House): Daphne Padell
Edited and produced by: S. E. Reynolds

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the very young
Charles E. Stidwill tells the story
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
(A BBC Television film)
(to 16.15)


Narrator: Charles E. Stidwill
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Children's Television

Prudence Kitten
with Annette Mills (who writes the songs).

Book Review
Douglas Back talks about some new books you might like to read.

A film showing the adventures of some boys on the waterfront of a Mexican seaport.
Introduced by Betty Ross.

(to 17.50)


Presenter/songwriter (Prudence Kitten): Annette Mills
Designs (Prudence Kitten): George Fry
Reviewer (Book Review): Douglas Back
Presenter (Boots): Betty Ross

: Chorus Girl

(Second performance: for details see Monday at 9.5 p.m.)

: The Magic Circle

Television cameras visit the Delegate Hall at the Hearts of Oak Building, Euston Road, London, for a programme of magic presented, before an invited audience, by members of the Magic Circle: Chris Charlton, George Grimmond, David Nixon, Col-Ling Soo, Leslie Wilson.
Introduced by Francis White, Secretary of the Magic Circle.
See 'Television Diary' on page 15


Magician: Chris Charlton
Magician: George Grimmond
Magician: David Nixon
Magician: Col-Ling Soo
Magician: Leslie Wilson
Presenter: Francis White
Producer: Dennis Monger

: Songs from Viper County

Jean Ritchie with her guitar and mountain dulcimer sings songs of her Kentucky childhood.
See 'Television Diary' on page 15


Singer/musician: Jean Ritchie

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.

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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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