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Introduced by Joan Gilbert.

Family Affairs: Having a Baby
Betty Lait is taught special antenatal preparation exercises by a doctor and shows the layette she has chosen for her baby.

Christmas Boxes
Suzanne Petter shows simple ways of making attractive boxes as Christmas presents.

Christmas Cookery
Marguerite Patten ices the cake.


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Participant (Family Affairs: Having a Baby): Betty Lait
Arranged by (Family Affairs: Having a Baby): Julia Bull
Item presenter (Christmas Boxes): Suzanne Petter
Cook (Christmas Cookery): Marguerite Patten
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the Very Young
Charles E. Stidwill tells the story.
Sam Williams 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

Hank Rides Again
with Francis Coudrill who draws and animates the pictures writes the story and does the voices.
with Steve Race (piano), Geoff Lofts (drums) and Joe Muddel (bass).

With the Redskins
Mervyn Levy shows you some pictures of Red Indians painted by the American artist George Catlin, who lived over a hundred years ago.

All to Scale
Rex Hayes shows you some of his models of famous racing cars and how to make one for yourself.

(to 17.45)


Artist/animator/writer/voices (Hank Rides Again): Francis Coudrill
Piano (Hank Rides Again): Steve Race
Drums (Hank Rides Again): Geoff Lofts
Bass (Hank Rides Again): Joe Muddel
Presenter (With the Redskins): Mervyn Levy
Presenter (All to Scale): George Catlin

: Portrait of a Public School

Public Schools are a part of the English way of life and are unique to this country.
Richard Dimbleby takes you on a visit to Marlborough College, to find out some details of how the Public School system works.
See page 15


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Producer: Nicholas Crocker

: It's a Small World: Musical Toys

A close-up view of tiny things.
(A BBC television film: previously shown on April 25)


Producer: David Attenborough

: Une Vallee Sous L'eau

The story of three submerged valleys in Switzerland-the valleys of Marmorera, Maggia, and Grimsel.
Presented by the Swiss Television Service


Commentator (in Switzerland): Berkeley Smith

: 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

: Inquest on a Hero

A play by Leslie Landau and Adrian Allington.
(Second performance: for details see Sunday at 9.0 p.m.)


Author: Leslie Landau
Author: Adrian Allington
Producer: Harold Clayton

: 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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