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: About the Home

Introduced by Joan Gilbert.

Learning How
Eleanor Summerfield shows what she has found out about replacing worn webbing and springs in a chair.

Suzanne Petter transforms an ordinary jersey into an original model by adding decoration and embroidery designs, and invites viewers to send in their efforts for judging and displaying in future programmes.

Winter is Coming: 3 - Insulation and Draught Prevention
Joan Robins examines ways of making your house cosier.


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Item presenter (Learning How): Eleanor Summerfield
Information supplied by (Learning How): Frank Preston
Designer (Transformation): Suzanne Petter
Item presenter (Winter is Coming): Joan Robins
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

Charles E. Stidwill tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures


Narrator: Charles E. Stidwill
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Personality Parade

Donald Swann the revue composer plays some of his music and is interviewed by Vera McKechnie.


Pianist/interviewee: Donald Swann
Interviewer: Vera McKechnie
Presented by: Christopher Doll

: The Burns and Allen Show: Gracie Sees a Psychiatrist

A series of comedy films starring one of America's best-known television and radio teams.
[Starring] George Burns, Gracie Allen


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: Freddie Mills

invites you to keep fit and meet his guests.


Exerciser/presenter: Freddie Mills
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: Children's Television

Look: Vanishing Animals
A series of wild-life programmes.
Peter Scott talks about some animals that are in danger of becoming extinct and introduces filmed illustrations.

The Ragged Thieves
Written and produced by Naomi Capon.
A play based on incidents in the life of the Seventh Earl of Shaftesbury.
London, 1860

(to 18.00)


Presenter (Look): Peter Scott
Producer (Look): Brandon Acton-Bond
Writer/producer (The Ragged Thieves): Naomi Capon
Lady Bradshaw: Gladys Young
Lord Shaftesbury: Michael Aldridge
Cobbler George: Powys Thomas
Policeman: Kenneth Haigh
Elsie, the cobbler's v: Christine Collins
Reggie: Stephen Rich
Charlie: Ian Whittaker
Archie: Anthony Green
Fred: Robin Keeley
Other thieves: David Kinsey
Other thieves: George Howell,
Other thieves: Laurence Harrington
Patsy, a waif: Margaret Sawyer

: Highlight

People, events, comments of today.
Introduced by Macdonald Hastings.


Presenter: Macdonald Hastings

: Strike!

by Colin Morris.
A documentary drama suggesting that a worker does not live by his wages alone.


Writer: Colin Morris
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Cameraman: A. A Englander
Film editor: Leonard Trumm
Producer: Gilchrist Calder

: Professional Boxing

An eight-round middleweight contest.
From the Liverpool Stadium.

: Emney Enterprises

[Starring] Fred Emney
with Edwin Styles, Deryck Guyler, Kenneth Connor, The Keynotes, Robin Richmond, Margaret Holmes, Roger Avon, Claude Bonser.
(Robin Richmond is appearing at the Celebrity Restaurant, London)


Orchestra director: Eric Robinson
Producer: George Inns
Comedian/pianist: Edwin Styles
[Actor]: Deryck Guyler
[Actor]: Kenneth Connor
Singers: The Keynotes
[Actor]: Robin Richmond
[Actress]: Margaret Holmes
[Actor]: Roger Avon
[Actor]: Claude Bonser

: News

: Is This Your Problem?

Edana Romney, Edgar Lustgarten and a group of advisers attempt to throw some light on personal problems brought to the studio by viewers.

Viewers who have problems that they would like to bring to the attention of this programme are invited to write to: Miss Edana Romney, "ls This Your Problem?", [address removed]


Presenter/devised by: Edana Romney
Presenter/devised by: Edgar Lustgarten
Producer: Huw Wheldon

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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