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: About the Home

Practical help for the housewife.
Presented by Joan Gilbert.

Electrical Appliances
Mary Gilbert, of the Electrical Development Association, shows some of the latest electrical appliances for the home.

Marguerite Patten shows how to make two sweets for summer.
(Recipe on page 27)

Round the Shops
Margot Lovell reports.


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Item presenter (Electrical Appliances): Mary Gilbert
Cook (Cookery): Marguerite Patten
Reporter (Round the Shops): Margot Lovell
Producer: S E. Reynolds

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.15)

: Children's Television

Children's Newsreel

The Girl at the Window
A play by P.D. Cummins based on the ballet, 'Coppelia'.
(Second performance: May 30)

(to 17.45)


Writer (The Girl at the Window): P.D. Cummins
Producer (The Girl at the Window): Dorothea Brooking
Settings (The Girl at the Window): Stewart Marshall
Dr. Coppelius: Oliver Burt
Old Anna: Evelyn Moore
Margareta: Maureen Pryor
Swanilda: Ann Summers
Nettchen: Anna Walmsley
Frantz betrothed to Swanilda: Maurice Kaufmann
Waldo, betrothed to Nettchen: Andrew Downie
The Mechanical Toys - Coppelia: Isla Richardson
The Mechanical Toys - Old Gentleman: Claude Bonser
The Mechanical Toys - Chinaman: Low Ping
The Mechanical Toys - Sambo: Tamba Allenby

: Portmeirion - A Dream Fulfilled

A visit to an ideal village with Hywel Davies as guide.


Presenter: Hywel Davies
Producer: David J. Thomas

: Two Short Films

Stephen Foster Melodies
Songs of the American composer.

and A Memory of a Melody
Story written and told by Dominic Le Foe.


Composer (Stephen Foster Melodies): Stephen Foster
Writer/storyteller (A Memory of a Melody): Dominic Le Foe

: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral?

A fortnightly programme in which a panel of experts is challenged to identify a series of unusual objects.
The Experts:
Sir Mortimer Wheeler, Professor of Archaeology, University of London
Sean O Riordain, Professor of Celtic Archaeology, University of Dublin
Hugh Shortt, Curator of the Salisbury Museum
v. The Challenger: The Manx Museum, Douglas, Isle of Man
Chairman, Glyn Daniel, Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge


Expert: Sir Mortimer Wheeler
Expert: Sean O Riordain
Expert: Hugh Shortt
Chairman: Glyn Daniel
Presented by: David Attenborough

: The Liberators: The Promised Years

by Iain MacCormick.
The first of a group of four plays.
(Second performance: for details see Sunday at 8.40 p.m.)


Writer: Iain MacCormick
Producer: Julian Amyes

: News (sound only), followed by Association of British Chambers of Commerce Annual Banquet

The President, Mr. Harry Yates proposes the toast of Her Majesty's Government to which The Rt. Hon. Anthony Eden M.C. M.P. replies.
From the Dorchester Hotel, London.
(Recording of the broadcast in the Home Service at 9.15: sound only)


Speaker (Annual Banquet): Harry Yates
Speaker (Annual Banquet): The Rt. Hon. Anthony Eden

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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.

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.

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