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: About the Home

Practical help for the housewife.
Introduced by Joan Gilbert.

International Kitchen
Else Forster shows how to cook two traditional German dishes:
Savre Nieren (a kidney dish)
Rippchen (stuffed breast of either lamb, veal, or pork)

Housecraft -1
Mary Clements shows Janet Turner, an Easter bride, how to turn out a living-room.
Arranged in association with Queen Elizabeth College, University of London
Verrall Dunlop gives advice on the choice of textiles for curtains and upholstery.


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Cook (International Kitchen): Else Forster
Item presenter (Housecraft): Mary Clements
Guest (Housecraft): Janet Turner
Item presenter (Housecraft): Verrall Dunlop
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

Twelfth Night Melody
A programme of gay music by Eric Robinson and his Orchestra.

Children's Newsreel

For Older Children: The Cisco Kid
Another film in this series.

(to 17.50)


Musicians (Twelfth Night Melody): Eric Robinson and his Orchestra
Presented by (Twelfth Night Melody): John Hunter Blair

: Twelfth Night Out

Medical staff and patients of Wolverhampton hospitals are entertained by Renee Houston and Donald Stewart, Billy Thorburn, Alma Cogan, Bruce Trent, Jensen Leng and Vernon Adcock and his Orchestra.
From the Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton.


Entertainer: Renee Houston
Entertainer: Donald Stewart
Pianist: Billy Thorburn
Singer: Alma Cogan
Singer: Bruce Trent
Magician: Jensen Leng
Musicians: Vernon Adcock and his Orchestra
Producer: Barrie Edgar

: 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

: Georgia Story

A play by Constance Cox.
[Starring] Joyce Redman and Robert Beatty
The action of the play takes place in the house of Pierce Butler on Butler's Island, Georgia, in the autumn of the year 1838.
(Second performance)


Writer: Constance Cox
Producer: Campbell Logan
Designer: John Cooper
Psyche, a mulatto girl: Mahala Davis
Mr. Ellsworth: MacDonald Parke
Jim, a Negro: Dan Jackson
Pierce Butler: Robert Beatty
Tom Sully: Peter Dyneley
Fanny Butler: Joyce Redman
Mr. Lee, the overseer: George Coulouris
Mademoiselle Beguin: Margot Vanderburgh

: 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.

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