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: About the Home

Practical help for the housewife.
Presented by Joan Gilbert.

E. H. Brooke Boulton explains how to recognise and treat it.

Home Dressmaking with Kathleen Elliott: 2: Laying out and adjusting patterns


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Item presenter (Woodworm): E. H. Brooke Boulton
Item presenter (Home Dressmaking): Kathleen Elliott
Producer: 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

A Sailor's Yarns: 3: The Ocean Tug
told by Edward Andrewes.

Children's Newsreel

The Flower on the Thorn Tree
A play for Easter by P.D. Cummins.
(Second performance: next Sunday)

(to 17.55)


Storyteller (A Sailor Yarns): Edward Andrewes
Writer (The Flower on the Thorn Tree): P.D. Cummins
Settings (The Flower on the Thorn Tree): Stewart Marshall
Production (The Flower on the Thorn Tree): Dorothea Brooking

: Newsreel

Followed by Weather Chart

: Science Review

A film review of recent research and discovery in science and industry.


Programme arranger: Norman MacQueen
Edited and compiled by: George Noordhof

: Top Town: Blackpool v. Bristol

The holiday resort of Blackpool challenges the city and county of Bristol to a friendly battle of entertainment.
Blackpool team led by Stanley Matthews, International soccer star
Bristol team led by Bill Pegg, Test pilot
Judges: Jessie Matthews, Flotsam (B.C. Hilliam), L. Marsland Gander
Northern Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Alyn Ainsworth
From Belle Vue, Manchester


Team captain (Blackpool): Stanley Matthews
Team captain (Bristol): Bill Pegg
Judge: Jessie Matthews
Judge: Flotsam (B.C. Hilliam)
Judge: L. Marsland Gander
Musicians: Northern Variety Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: Alyn Ainsworth
Producer: Barney Colehan

: 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, Keeper of the Department of Ethnography, British Museum
G.H.S. Bushnell, Curator, University Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Cambridge
v. The Challenger: The Liverpool Museum
Chairman, Glyn Daniel, Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge


Panellist: Adrian Digby
Panellist: G.H.S. Bushnell
Chairman: Glyn Daniel
Presented by: David Attenborough

: Caesar's Friend

A play by Campbell Dixon and Dermot Morrah.
The action takes place in Jerusalem in the twenty-four hours beginning at noon on Thursday, April 2, A.D. 33.
(Second performance)


Author: Campbell Dixon
Author: Dermot Morrah
Producer: Ian Atkins
Director: Julian Amyes
Settings: James Bould
Judas: Kenneth Haigh
Caiaphas: Robert Atkins
Malchus: Arnold Diamond
Annas: Walter Hudd
Pontius Pilate: Robert Eddison
Claudia Procula: Margaretta Scott
Marcella: Brigid Lenihan
Lucius Licinius Cotta: Philip Guard
Damon: Hugh Munro
Balbus: Richard Caldicot
First Decurion: Harry Lane
Roman Sentry: Leonard Williams
Countryman: Clement Hamelin
Gamaliel: Donald Pleasence
Joseph of Arimathea: Hugh David
Peter: John Sharplin
Zillah: Margot van Der Burgh
Second Decurion: Pat Connor
Mary: Rosalie Crutchley

: News

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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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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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