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: About the Home

Practical help for the housewife.
Presented by Jasmine Bligh.

Visits to Famous Gardens
Daphne Padell explains the National Garden Scheme.

D. L. Martin reports on Snowy's progress.

Jewish Cookery
Evelyn Rose shows how to make a butter sponge.

Tuning Up
Eileen Fowler demonstrates more exercises for housewives.


Presenter: Jasmine Bligh
Item presenter (Visits to Famous Gardens): Daphne Padell
Reporter (Snowy): D. L. Martin
Cook (Jewish Cookery): Evelyn Rose
Exerciser (Tuning Up): Eileen Fowler
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: The Secret Way

A new play by Diana Hardyment.
Young Alexandra, who is called Sandra for short, is staying with her grandparents and finding it rather dull. She wants to play cowboys and Indians with the boys next door but such a bold idea is frowned upon. Cedric, her cousin, is not much fun to play with, and Conway, the manservant, finds Sandra really irritating. So the outlook looks dull too - until something very unexpected happens.
Second performance: June 6
(to 17.40)


Writer: Diana Hardyment
Producer: Joy Harington
Settings: Stephen Bundy
Mrs. Grant: Helen Haye
Mr. Grant: John Miller
Conway, their manservant: Erik Chitty
Alexandra, their grand-daughter: Julia Lockwood
Cedric, her cousin: Anthony Valentine
The boys next door - John: Sean Barrett
The boys next door - Peter: William Simons
The boys next door - Richard: Bunny May

: Amos 'n' Andy: The Racehorse

The fourth of a series of television films based on the American radio comedy show.


Amos: Alvin Childress
Andy: Spencer Williams
The Kingfish: Tim Moore
Sapphire: Ernestine Wade

: Sportsview

Introduced by Peter Dimmock.
Bringing to you from the world of sport the latest news, views, and personalities.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Editor: Paul Fox
Presented by: Dennis Monger

: Down You Go!

with Roy Rich in the chair and Patricia Cutts, Elizabeth Gray, Kenneth Wolstenholme and Kenneth Horne.


Chairman: Roy Rich
Panellist: Patricia Cutts
Panellist: Elizabeth Gray
Panellist: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Panellist: Kenneth Horne
Special effects: Alfred Wurmser
The game devised by: Polly S. Cowan
The game devised by: Louis G. Cowan
Presented by: Dicky Leeman

: Witch Wood

by John Buchan.
Adapted as a play for television by Donald Wilson.
(Second performance)


Author: John Buchan
Adapted by: Donald Wilson
Producer: Dennis Vance
Director: Chloe Gibson
Production designed by: Barry Learoyd
The Rev. David Sempill: Tom Fleming
The Rev. Mungo Muirhead: Moultrie Kelsall
Ephraim Caird of Chasehope: Alastair Hunter
The Rev. Ebenezer Proudfoot of Bold: John Sharplin
Isobel: Jean Cadell
The Rev. James Fordyce: John Rae
Mark Kerr: John Laurie
James Graham, Marquis of Montrose: Patrick Troughton
Amos Ritchie: Jack Lambert
Nicholas Hawkshaw of Calidon: Jack Stewart
Kaitrine: Maureen O'Reilly
Peter Pennecuik: James Urquhart
Alexander Sprot: James Roughead
Jean Morrison: Margaret Gordon
Thomas Spotswood: Frank Forsyth
Mirren: Yvonne Jacques
Messenger: John Breslin
Alison: Christie Humphrey
Muirhead's servant: Angus Neill
First woman: Anna Welsh
Second woman: Dorothy Smith
Kincaid: Norman Fraser
Bessie Todd: Margaret Boyd
Mistress Saintserf: Janet Barrow

: News

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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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