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: About the Home

Practical help for the housewife.
Presented by Joan Gilbert.

Family Affairs
A doctor deals with some family problems.

L. F. Stockley describes the special features of herrings and herring products; Marguerite Patten recommends different ways of cooking them.
(By arrangement with the Herring Industries Board)

Round the Shops
Margot Lovell reports.


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Item presenter (Family Affairs): A doctor [name uncredited]
Fishmonger (Fish): L. F. Stockley
Cook (Fish): Marguerite Patten
Reporter (Round the Shops): Margot Lovell
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

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


Narrator: David Enders
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Children's Television

Animals in Winter
An American film showing how animals prepare themselves for the long winter months.

Children's Newsreel

For Older Children: Pack Rat
Another film in this series.
[Starring] Jack Mahoney as The Range Rider

(to 17.45)


The Range Rider (Pack Rat): Jack Mahoney

: Amos 'n' Andy: Amos Helps Out

Another film in this comedy series made for television.

: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral?

A fortnightly programme in which a panel of experts is challenged to identify a series of unusual objects.
The Experts:
G. H. S. Bushnell, Curator of the University Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Cambridge
Dr. F. Rainey, Director of the Philadelphia University Museum, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
and Sir Mortimer Wheeler, Professor of Archaeology, University of London
The Challenger: The Manchester Museum
Chairman, Glyn Daniel, Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge


Expert: G.H.S. Bushnell
Expert: Dr. F. Rainey
Expert: Sir Mortimer Wheeler
Chairman: Glyn Daniel
Presented by: Paul Johnstone

: 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: Dennis Monger

: The Cure for Love

A comedy by Walter Greenwood.
[Starring] Wilfred Pickles
(Second performance)


Author: Walter Greenwood
Producer: Andrew Osborn
Designer: Richard R. Greenough
Ted Munter: Jack Howarth
Charlie Fox: Hal Osmond
Mrs. Fox: Beatrice Rowe
Mrs. Jenkins: Vi Stevens
Janey Jenkins: Joan White
Milly Southern: Valerie Miller
Sarah Hardacre: Beatrice Varley
Jack Hardacre: Wilfred Pickles
Mrs. Dorbell: Iris Vandeleur
Harry Lancaster: Charles Victor
Joe Truman: Carl Bernard

: 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.

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.

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