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: About the Home

Presented by Joan Gilbert.

James Norbury shows the influence of 'fisherman's knit' on modern fashions.

Your Christmas Cake
Marguerite Patten makes her family cake.
See page 45 for recipe

Round the Shops
Margot Lovell reports.


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Item presenter (Knitting): James Norbury
Cook (Your Christmas Cake): Marguerite Patten
Reporter (Round the Shops): Margot Lovell
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
(to 16.15)


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

: Children's Television

Children's Newsreel

The Man of Joy
by Rhoda Power.
Adapted for television from a French legend.

(to 17.55)


Author (The Man of Joy): Rhoda Power
Music composed by (The Man of Joy): James Hartley
Music directed by (The Man of Joy): Eric Robinson
Settings (The Man of Joy): Frederick Knapman
Producer (The Man of Joy): Dorothea Brooking
The Tumbler: Don Talker
Brother Dominick: David Garth
Brother Benedict: Christopher Hodge
The Abbot: James Raglan
Other parts played by (The Man of Joy): Fiona Cunninghame
Other parts played by (The Man of Joy): Cyril Conway
Other parts played by (The Man of Joy): Graham Leaman
Other parts played by (The Man of Joy): Gregory Scott
Other parts played by (The Man of Joy): Richard Wade
Other parts played by (The Man of Joy): Bill Davies
Other parts played by (The Man of Joy): John Marshall
Other parts played by (The Man of Joy): David Godfrey

: Golden Boy

A play by Clifford Odets.


Writer: Clifford Odets
Producer: Ian Atkins
Director: Julian Amyes

: Weather Chart

and Interlude

: Newsreel

: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral?

A fortnightly programme in which a panel of experts is challenged to identify a series of unusual objects.
The Experts include:
Norman Cook, Keeper of Guildhall Museum, London
W. E. Swinton, Principal Scientific Officer, British Museum (Natural History)
v. The Challenger:
The Yorkshire Museum, York
Chairman, Glyn Daniel, Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge


Expert: Norman Cook
Expert: W. E. Swinton
Chairman: Glyn Daniel
Presented by: David Attenborough

: Amateur Boxing

between boxers from South Wales and London.
From the Patti Pavilion, Swansea.


Commentator: G. V. Wynne-Jones
Commentator: Jack Petersen
Presented for television by: David J. Thomas

: News

(sound only)

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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