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: About the Home

Practical help for the housewife.
Introduced by Joan Gilbert.

Family Affairs
Dr. Winifred de Kok answers problems sent in by viewers.

Basic Cookery - 4
Janet Turner is taught by Elinor Jones different ways to make pastry.

Round the Shops
Margot Lovell reports.


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Item presenter (Family Affairs): Dr. Winifred de Kok
Arranged by (Family Affairs): Julia Bull
Guest (Basic Cookery): Janet Turner
Cook (Basic Cookery): Elinor Jones
Reporter (Round the Shops): Margot Lovell
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

Children's Newsreel

The Laughing Lady
A play for television by Wendy Cooper.

(to 17.50)


Writer (The Laughing Lady): Wendy Cooper
Producer (The Laughing Lady): Shaun Sutton
Designer (The Laughing Lady): Richard Henry
Mr Burling: John Welsh
Mr Prescott, his shop manager: Gordon Phillott
Mrs Burling: Gwynne Whitby
Phillip Burling: Colin Campbell
Margaret Burling: Caroline Denzil
Bobby Burling: James Doran
Delivery man: Christopher Hodge
P. C. Jones: Patrick Connor
Superintendent Blake: Colin Douglas
Sergeant: Will Leighton
Patrol car officer: Nigel Arkwright
Telegram boy: Warren Hearnden

: Weather Chart

: Teleclub

A magazine for the under-twenty-ones.
Introduced by Howard Williams and Margaret Gilder and including acts by young professional entertainers, sport, interest, a personal problem, and 'Your Turn'.
This month those appearing are from London.


Presenter: Howard Williams
Presenter: Margaret Gilder
Music directed by: Steve Race
Producer: Michael Westmore

: Sportsview

Introduced by Brian Johnston.
A topical programme that spotlights the latest news, views, and personalities of sport.


Presenter: Brian Johnston
Editor: Paul Fox
Presented by: Dennis Monger

: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral?

A fortnightly programme in which a panel of experts is challenged to identify a series of unusual objects.
The Experts:
Philip Corder, President of the Royal Archaeological Institute
James Fisher, Naturalist and author
W.E. Swinton, Principal Scientific Officer British Museum (Natural History)
The Challenger: Bolton Museum and Art Gallery
Chairman, Glyn Daniel, Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge


Expert: Philip Corder
Expert: James Fisher
Expert: W.E. Swinton
Chairman: Glyn Daniel
Presented by: Paul Johnstone

: Candida

A play by Bernard Shaw.
[Starring] Irene Worth, Michael Hordern, Edward Chapman


Author: Bernard Shaw
Producer: Harold Clayton
Candida: Irene Worth
Rev. James Mavor Morell: Michael Hordern
Mr. Burgess: Edward Chapman

: 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.

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