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: About the Home

Practical help for the housewife.
Introduced by Joan Gilbert.

Family Affairs
Dr. Winifred de Kok answers questions submitted by viewers.

Basic Cookery
Elinor Jones shows Janet Turner how to make some hot and cold sweets.
Arranged in association with the Queen Elizabeth College, University of London

Keeping Fit
Eileen Fowler recommends some exercises and gives a preview of the display she is providing for the Central Council for Physical Recreation at Wembley.


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Item presenter (Family Affairs): Dr. Winifred de Kok
Arranged by (Family Affairs): Julia Bull
Cook/item presenter (Basic Cookery): Elinor Jones
Guest (Basic Cookery): Janet Turner
Exerciser (Keeping Fit): Eileen Fowler
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

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

Wings of the Fleet
A visit to the Royal Naval Air Station, Arbroath.
(By permission of the Admiralty and the Commanding Officer)

The King's Square
by Keith Latham.
(Second performance: March 27)

(to 17.55)


Writer (The King's Square): Keith Latham
Producer (The King's Square): Barbara Hammond
Designer (The King's Square): Stephen Bundy
Jenkins: W. Thorp Devereux
Daphne: Christie Humphrey
Jimmy: John Rogers
Jonathan Hamilton: John Miller
Charles Fitzsinclair: Michael Collins
George Fitzsinclair: John Stuart

: Westward Ho!

A West of England Magazine.
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.

Coast to Coast
Reports of topical events and interviews with personalities of the moment.

A House of Your Own
Two years ago, at Okehampton in Devon, a prototype house was built for £650. Mr. Leslie Bailey, the Rural District Council Surveyor, reports on the result of this experiment.

The Bristol Ballet Club
A performance of three West-Country dances from their annual stage presentation.

(Wenvoe, Rowridge, North Hessary Tor, Truleigh Hill and Alexandra Palace only)
(to 19.15)


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter (A House of Your Own): Leslie Bailey
Producer: Dorothy Woods
Presented by: Peter Bale

: 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 Lancashire.


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

: Sportsview

Introduced by Peter Dimmock.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Editor: Paul Fox
Presented by: Alan Rees

: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral?

from the Reading Museum and Art Gallery.
The Experts include:
Sir Mortimer Wheeler, Professor of Archaeology, University of London
Thomas Bodkin, Former Director of the Barber Institute and Professor of Fine Arts at Birmingham University
The Challenger: Reading Museum and Art Gallery
Chairman, Glyn Daniel, Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge


Expert: Sir Mortimer Wheeler
Expert: Thomas Bodkin
Chairman: Glyn Daniel
Presented by: Paul Johnstone

: The Night Bell (Il Campanello)

A comic opera in one act.
(Second performance: for details see Monday at 9.0 p.m.)
George R. Foa writes on page 4


Words/Music: Gaetano Donizetti
English text: Christopher Hassall
Television script: George R. Foa

: News (sound only) followed by Increased Pensions Benefits and Contributions

Talk by the Rt. Hon. Osbert Peake, M.P., Minister of Pensions and National Insurance.
(Recording of broadcast in the Home Service at 9.15 p.m.)
(Sound only)


Speaker (Increased Pensions Benefits and Contributions): The Rt. Hon. Osbert Peake

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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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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