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Presented by Margot Lovell.

Devonshire Cream and Cheese
Mavis Webber and Margaret Lee show traditional ways of making cream and cream cheeses.
From the Radio Show, Earls Court

Off to School
A mother sending her child to a primary school for the first time discusses her problems with an experienced headmistress.

Novelty Neckwear
Suzanne Petter shows how to make these yourself-the easy way.


Presenter: Margot Lovell
Item presenter (Devonshire Cream and Cheese): Mavis Webber
Item presenter (Devonshire Cream and Cheese): Margaret Lee
Item presenter (Novelty Neckwear): Suzanne Petter
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: Children's Television

Sooty Strikes Again
Ten minutes of magic and mischief in which Harry Corbett is interrupted, bullied, and bewildered by Sooty.
From the Radio Show, Earls Court
(Harry Corbett appears by permission of Pentland Productions)

Just Between Ourselves
with Janet Brown.
From the Radio Show, Earls Court

Children's Newsreel

Spirit of Birmi
A comedy by Anthony C. Wilson.

(to 18.00)


Puppeteer (Sooty Strikes Again): Harry Corbett
Presenter (Just Been Ourselves): Janet Brown
Writer (Spirit of Birmi): Anthony C. Wilson
Producer (Spirit of Birmi): Alan Bromly
Designer (Spirit of Birmi): Michael Yates
Mr Dawson: John Horsley
Mrs Dawson: Avice Landone
Christopher, their son: Michael Caridia
Sheila, their daughter: Christine Edmonds
Peter Lane: Vernon Morris
Uncle Herbert: Albert Chevalier
Aunt Florence: Phyllis Morris
Bartholomew Brock: Toke Townley
Mr Pryce: Anthony Woodruff
Mr Jones: Michael Bird

: News and Newsreel

including Weather Report

: National Radio Show: Starlight

Elton Hayes sings to a small guitar.


Singer/guitarist: Elton Hayes

: National Radio Show: Arenascope

Bat and Ball in the year 1781
The Fixture A Single Wicket Match between five of Hambledon and five of All-England
Join tonight's Hambledon Club members, played by the Lord's Taverners, on the boundary.
From the Radio Show
at 8.10


Commentator: John Arlott
Commentator: Brian Johnston
Programme editor: Peter Webber
Producer: Berkeley Smith

: Down You Go!

With Roy Rich in the chair and Patricia Cutts, Elizabeth Gray, Kenneth Horne and a guest finding the letters.


Chairman: Roy Rich
Panellist: Patricia Cutts
Panellist: Elizabeth Gray
Panellist: Kenneth Horne
Special effects: Alfred Wurmser
Game devised by: Polly S. Cowan
Game devised by: Louis G. Cowan
Presented by: Ernest Maxin

: Love and Miss Figgis

A play by Stella Martin Currey.


Writer: Stella Martin Currey

: News (sound only); What It Means To You

Talk by the Rt. Hon. Harold Macmillan, M.P. Minister of Housing and Local Government.
(Sound only)


Speaker (What It Means To You): The Rt. Hon. Harold MacMillan

About this project

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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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