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: About the Home

Practical help for the housewife.
Introduced by Joan Gilbert.

A Hat for Easter
Margaret Douglas helps three viewers to select inexpensive hats.
(Arranged in association with the Millinery Distributors Association)

Hartley Smith gives Joan Gilbert a lesson in decorative icing.

Electrical Appliances
Mary Gilbert shows some of the latest electrical equipment for the home.


Presenter/Item presenter (Icing): Joan Gilbert
Item presenter (A Hat for Easter): Margaret Douglas
Cake decorator (Icing): Hartley Smith
Item presenter (Electrical Appliances): Mary Gilbert
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

Children's Newsreel

with Nat Temple and his Orchestra.

The Boat Race
A BBC telerecording of the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race televised last Saturday.
Introduced by Michael Henderson.


Musicians (Jack-in-the-Box): Nat Temple and his Orchestra
Presenter (The Boat Race): Michael Henderson

: Sportsview

Introduced by Peter Dimmock.


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

: Skating: The Amateur Junior Figure Skating and Ice Dance Championships of Great Britain

(Organised by the National Skating Association of Great Britain at the Richmond Ice Rink)


Commentator: Geoffrey Yates
Television presentation: Humphrey Fisher

: Quest for Charlotte

Written by Margaret Lane and Arthur Swinson.
A BBC television film about the life of Charlotte Bronte, who died at Haworth Parsonage, Yorkshire, a hundred years ago.
Produced by Arthur Swinson who writes on page 6

Interest in Charlotte Bronte and the extraordinary family of which she was a member is still increasing. This film covers the main events of her life by visits to the sights and scenes that she knew-many of which are described in her novels.


Narrator/writer: Margaret Lane
Narrator: Noel Johnson
Writer/producer: Arthur Swinson

: The Next Lord Chase

A play by Thomas Browne and Anthony Squire.
[Starring] John Justin
The action takes place at Chase Royal, the home of the Chase family.
(Second performance: for details see Sunday at 8.45 p.m.)


Author: Thomas Browne
Author: Anthony Squire
Producer: Stephen Harrison
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Lord Chase: John Justin

: 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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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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