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: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women: About the Home

Shopping Suggestions: new ideas for the home
Margaret Douglas

Eleanor Summerfield Makes It: 5 - Making a needlework cabinet
To the design and instruction of Frank Preston.
(A BBC telerecording)

Domestic Forum
Viewers' questions discussed spontaneously by F. J. Christopher, Ruth Drew, Joan Robins.

Introduced by Joan Gilbert.


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Item presenter (Shopping Suggestions): Margaret Douglas
Item presenter/Pupil (Eleanor Summerfield Makes It): Eleanor Summerfield
Handyman (Eleanor Summerfield Makes It): Frank Preston
Producer (Eleanor Summerfield Makes It): S.E. Reynolds
Panellist (Domestic Forum): F.J. Christopher
Panellist (Domestic Forum): Ruth Drew
Panellist (Domestic Forum): Joan Robins
Producer: Ann Shead

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

(A BBC television film)
(to 16.00)

: Children's Television

The Dragon's Hiccups
Written and produced by Gordon Murray.
Television Puppet Theatre presents another Rubovian Legend.

Peter's Troubles
[Starring] Peter Butterworth

Binding a Book
W.R. Dalzell shows you how.

(to 18.00)


Writer/producer (The Dragon's Hiccups): Gordon Murray
Voices (The Dragon's Hiccups): Violet Lamb
Voices (The Dragon's Hiccups): Peter Hawkins
Voices (The Dragon's Hiccups): Raymond Rollett
Puppeteers (The Dragon's Hiccups): Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteers (The Dragon's Hiccups): Molly Gibson
Puppeteers (The Dragon's Hiccups): Elizabeth Thorndike
Puppeteers (The Dragon's Hiccups): Bob Bura
Puppeteers (The Dragon's Hiccups): John Hardwick
Puppets (The Dragon's Hiccups): Kim Allen
Comedian (Peter's Troubles): Peter Butterworth
Presenter (Binding a Book): W.R. Dalzell

: Greenwich Time Signal; News

General Summary; Sports News; Weather

: Highlight

People, events, comments of today.
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: The Carroll Levis Show

presenting discoveries from all parts of the British Isles introduced for the first time on television by Carroll Levis.
Spot today the stars of tomorrow
See facing page


Presenter: Carroll Levis
Designer: Roy Oxley
Orchestra conducted by: George Clouston
Producer: Russell Turner

: The End Begins

by Ray Rigby.
[Starring] John Arnatt, Earl Cameron, Leslie Dwyer and Michael Goodliffe

The action takes place on a small island off the coast of Ireland. Time, the present.
(See facing page)


Writer: Ray Rigby
Designer/producer: Hal Burton
Hugh Pakenham: John Arnatt
Shaun O'Donnell: Brian O'Higgins
Hank Christians: Earl Cameron
Tom Jarrow: Peter Copley
A middle-aged woman: Anna Turner
Valerie Hollis: Margaret Tyzack
Dr. Wincot: Cyril Luckham
Colonel Ridgewell: Michael Goodliffe
Sergeant Marks: Leslie Dwyer
Private Wells: Tom Criddle
Mrs. O'Donnell: Natalie Kent
Smithers: Jack Rodney

: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral?: Problems from Paintings

The experts are challenged to identify details from famous masterpieces.
The Experts:
Sir Gerald Kelly
Dr. Mary Woodall, Director of the City Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham
Stephen Bone London art critic of the Manchester Guardian
v. The Challenger: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
Chairman, John Betjeman


Expert: Sir Gerald Kelly
Expert: Dr. Mary Woodall
Expert: Stephen Bone
Chairman: John Betjeman
Presented by: Nancy Thomas

: International Soccer: Sweden v. England

A special "Sportsview" film report on yesterday's Association Football match in Stockholm.


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Film Editor: Dennis Edwards
Presented by: Paul Fox

: The Other Man

A film contribution to the art of good driving by the Royal Automobile Club, the Automobile Association, and the Royal Scottish Automobile Club, with the co-operation of the Metropolitan Police and the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.
Followed by The Weather; Road Works Report and Close Down

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.

Welcome to BBC Genome

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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