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: About the Home

Practical help for the housewife.
Presented by Joan Gilbert.

Family Affairs: 1 - Having a Baby
The first of a new weekly series devoted to mothers and children.

Foreign Cookery
Else Forster shows how to make the German dish Bienenstich (The Bee Sting).

Polish up your Knitting
James Norbury deals with cable knitting and its many variations.
(Arranged in association with the International Wool Secretariat)


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Cook (Foreign Cookery): Else Forster
Item presenter (Polish up your Knitting): James Norbury
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

Let's All Sing Together
A film.
A spirited sing-song, which you are invited to join.

Under the Big Top
A BBC television film about a circus.

(to 17.35)

: Painting Aloud

An informal programme for those who would like to watch an artist work in oils, and listen to his comments in conversation with James Robertson Justice.
The artist is Peter Scott, whose paintings of bird-life are already familiar to many viewers. He shows how he starts with a blank canvas and composes and paints a picture.


Presenter: James Robertson Justice
Artist: Peter Scott
Presented by: Desmond Hawkins

: Amos 'n' Andy: Superfine Brush

Another film in this series made for television.

: Sportsview

Introduced by Peter Dimmock.
A topical programme that aims to spotlight the latest news, views, and personalities of sport.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Editor: Paul Fox
Presented by: Cecil Petty

: The Royal Plate

A selection of the State Plate, normally in use at Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle, which Her Majesty the Queen graciously agreed should be displayed in public during the Royal tour of Australia.
(A BBC Television film: previously shown on March 1, 1954)

: Conservative Party Conference: Blackpool, 1954

A report on the day's proceedings by William Clark, Robert McKenzie, and David Butler using excerpts from the telerecording of the day's debates and interviews with personalities attending the Conference.


Reporter: William Clark
Reporter: Robert McKenzie
Reporter: David Butler

: Horse of the Year Show: The Fred Foster Memorial Cup

Concluding stages of an international puissance jumping competition.
From Harringay Arena, London
In the event of equality of faults. the winner of this competition will be decided by successive jumps-off.


Commentator: Dorian Williams
Presented by: Bill Duncalf

: News

(sound only)

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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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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.

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