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: About the Home

Practical help for the housewife.
Presented by Margot Lovell.

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

Foreign Cookery
Else Forster shows Marguerite Patten the traditional German way of making Apfelkuchen.

D. L. Martin reports.


Presenter: Margot Lovell
Item presenter (Fruit and Vegetables): Frances Perry
Cook (Foreign Cookery): Else Forster
Item presenter (Foreign Cookery): Marguerite Patten
Reporter (Snowy): D. L. Martin
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
(to 16.15)


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

: Children's Television

Kings of Speed
Barrie Edgar at Silverstone. introduces racing drivers who will be competing in the R.A.C Grand Prix Meeting on Saturday in some of the fastest cars in the world.

Children's Newsreel

The Old Grad
A play by Robert Finch.

(to 18.00)


Presenter (Kings of Speed): Barrie Edgar
Presented by (Kings of Speed): David Martin
Writer (The Old Grad): Robert Finch
Designer (The Old Grad): Richard Henry
Producer (The Old Grad): Rex Tucker
Vince Brady: Arthur Lowe
Joey: Jimmy Vernei
Charley: Michael Partridge

: News and Newsreel

including Weather Report

: 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

: Stars at Blackpool

[Starring] Terry-Thomas, Nat Jackley, Anne Shelton, The Kordites, Arthur Worsley, Jeffrey Lenner, The Falcons, The Voices of Vernons
Introduced by Marianne Lincoln.
Northern Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Alyn Ainsworth
From the Spanish Hall, Winter Gardens. Blackpool.


Comedian: Terry-Thomas
Comedian: Nat Jackley
Singer: Anne Shelton
Singers: The Kordites
Ventriloquist: Arthur Worsley
Comedian: Jeffrey Lenner
Dancers: The Falcons
Singers: The Voices of Vernons
Presenter: Marianne Lincoln
Musicians: Northern Variety Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: Alyn Ainsworth
Producer: Barney Colehan

: The Small Victory

Third in the play cycle entitled 'The Promised Years' by Iain MacCormick.


Writer: Iain MacCormick
Producer: Julian Amyes
Father Riley: John Welsh
Sister Annehse: Lilly Kann
Captain Feng: Alec Mango
Mary English: Joyce Cummings
Mr Hargreve: Walter Fitzgerald
Nadia: Delphi Lawrence
Sam: Lionel Ngakane
Thompson: Rupert Davies
Sophie: Mei Ling Lee
Sgt Little: Douglas Blackwell

: 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.

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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