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: About the Home

Practical help for the housewife.
Presented by Joan Griffith.

Tuning Up
Eileen Fowler continues her exercises.

Red-Currant Jelly
Edna S. J. Williams, Senior Instructor of the Derbyshire Rural Domestic Economy Centre, shows the equipment and methods used for making red-currant jelly at home.

Round the Shops
Margot Lovell reports.


Presenter: Joan Griffith
Exerciser (Tuning Up): Eileen Fowler
Item presenter (Red-Currant Jelly): Edna S. J. Williams
Reporter (Round the Shops): Margot Lovell
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the Very Young
Charles E. Stidwell tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.15)


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

: Children's Television

Children's Newsreel

The Golden Toy
by Miriam Adams.
Second performance: July 11

(to 17.50)


Writer (The Golden Toy): Miriam Adams
Music (The Golden Toy): Clifton Parker
Producer (The Golden Toy): Kevin Sheldon
Orchestra conducted by (The Golden Toy): Eric Robinson
Designer (The Golden Toy): Gordon Roland

: Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod

Television cameras are 'on the field' outside the pavilion at Llangollen to meet some of the competitors from overseas, to see some of their picturesque dances, and to hear some of their songs.


Interviewer: Hywel Davies
Producer: David J. Thomas

: News and Newsreel

including Weather Report

: Science Review

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


Arranged by: Norman MacQueen
Editor: George Noordhof

: The Royal

A final visit to Windsor Great Park to see the parade and line-up of horses and cattle, led by the breed champions.


Commentator: Godfrey Baseley
Presented by: Dennis Monger

: Amos 'n' Andy: The Eyeglass

A film in which the Kingfish tricks Andy into selling his car.


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

: Where on Earth?

A challenge to travellers.
Chairman: Julian Duguid
Travellers: John Betjeman, Peter Fleming, Merlin Minshall
See 'Television Diary' on page 15


Chairman: Julian Duguid
Traveller/panellist: John Betjeman
Traveller/panellist: Peter Fleming
Traveller/panellist: Merlin Minshall
Presented by: David Attenborough

: Wilderness of Monkeys

A play by Peter Watling.
[Starring] John Robinson and Rachel Gurney

The action of the play takes place in the matron's sitting-room at Wyvern School.
(Second performance)


Author: Peter Watling
Producer: Dennis Vance
Director: Chloe Gibson
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Miss Haslam: Rachel Gurney
Pemberton: Stuart Hutchison
Miller: Nicholas Stevenson
Roger Payne: Peter Coke
Mr. Reynolds: John Robinson
Lady Hildebrand: Mary Horn
Mr. Miller: Jack Allen

: 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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