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: About the Home

Presented by Joan Gilbert.

Fruit and Vegetables
What to buy this month.
Advice from Frances Perry.

Home Dressmaking with Kathleen Elliott
Insertion of concealed zip fastener; hem finishes for straight or flared skirt.

Making the Best of Your Home
W. P. Matthew shows how to carry out some of the suggestions made in last Tuesday's Leisure and Pleasure.


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Item presenter (Fruit and Vegetables): Frances Perry
Item presenter (Home Dressmaking): Kathleen Elliott
Item presenter (Making the Best of Your Home): W. P. Matthew
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the Very Young
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.15)

: Children's Television

Children's Newsreel

Sports in Finland
Andra Serlachius talks about the national love of sport in Finland, and shows you a film.

The Puppet Theatre presents The King's Bell
a play by John Glyn Jones from the story by Rhodia Power.

(to 17.45)


Presenter (Sports in Finland): Andra Serlachius
Adapter (Puppet Theatre: The King's Bell): John Glyn Jones
Author (Puppet Theatre: The King's Bell): Rhodia Power

: Science Review

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


Arranged by: Norman MacQueen
Edited and compiled by: George Noordhof

: Top Town: Cleethorpes v. Brighton

A friendly battle of entertainment.
Cleethorpes team led by Brenda Fisher, Women's Champion Channel swimmer
Brighton team led by Bobbie Lee, Captain of Brighton Tigers Ice Hockey Team
Judges: Jessie Matthews, Flotsam (B. C. Hilliam), L. Marsland Gander
Northern Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Alyn Ainsworth
From the Municipal Hall, Newcastle-under-Lyme


Team captain (Cleethorpes): Brenda Fisher
Team captain (Brighton): Bobbie Lee
Judge: Jessie Matthews
Judge: Flotsam (B.C. Hilliam)
Judge: L. Marsland Gander
Musicians: Northern Variety Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: Alyn Ainsworth
Settings: Jess Yates
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:
W. A. Seaby, Director of the Belfast Museum and Art Gallery
W. E. Swinton, Principal Scientific Officer, British Museum (Natural History)
The Challenger: The City Museum, Bristol
Chairman, Glyn Daniel, Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge


Expert: W. A. Seaby
Expert: W. E. Swinton
Chairman: Glyn Daniel
Presented by: David Attenborough

: Three Men on a Horse

An American comedy by John Cecil Holm and George Abbott.
(Second performance)


Author: John Cecil Holm
Author: George Abbott
Producer: Eric Fawcett
Settings: Roy Oxley
Audrey Trowbridge: Tucker McGuire
The tailor: Errol MacKinnon
Erwin Trowbridge: Arthur Hill
Clarence Dobbins: Donald Morley
Delivery boy: Malcolm Knight
Harry, the barman: Alan Tilvern
Charlie: Michael Balfour
Frankie: Sydney Keith
Patsy: Charles Farrell
Mabel: Mavis Villiers
Moses: Errol John
Gloria: Margaret McCall
Al: Marvin Kane
Hotel maid: Olive Kirby
Mr. Carver: Launce Maraschal

: News

(sound only)

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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.

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