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

Clean Food
Joan Robins and A. H. Walters discuss the causes of food poisoning and precautions to prevent it.

In the Garden
Rosemary Meredith shows how to take and plant shrub cuttings.

Learning How
Eleanor Summerfield shows how to prepare and paint a wall.
(BBC telerecording)

Why on Earth
Joan Gilbert and Roger Diplock discuss viewers' complaints about manufactured articles.

Introduced by Joan Gilbert.


Presenter/Item presenter (Why on Earth): Joan Gilbert
Interviewer (Clean Food): Joan Robins
Interviewee (Clean Food): A. H. Walters
Item presenter (In the Garden): Rosemary Meredith
Item presenter (Learning How): Eleanor Summerfield
Producer (Learning How): S. E. Reynolds
Co-presenter (Why on Earth): Roger Diplock
Producer: Ann Shead

: 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 16.00)


Narrator: David Enders
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Children's Television

Meet the Penguins: Aunt Penny's Birthday
Story by J. M. Smith Wright.

Sketch Club
Your host is Adrian Hill.

Diving to Adventure
One of a series of films in which Dr. Hans Hass and his wife Lotte show you pictures they have taken under the sea.

(to 18.00)


Writer (Meet the Penguins): J. M. Smith Wright
Pictures (Meet the Penguins): Sam Williams
Pictures (Meet the Penguins): Elizabeth Williams
Assisted by (Meet the Penguins): Caroline Guthrie
Music (Meet the Penguins): John Hooper
Music played by (Meet the Penguins): Tom McCall
Voices (Meet the Penguins): Madi Hedd
Voices (Meet the Penguins): Peter Hawkins
Special effects (Meet the Penguins): Alfred Davis
Special effects (Meet the Penguins): Douglas Mair
Presented by (Meet the Penguins): Gordon Murray
Host/artist (Sketch Club): Adrian Hill
Presenter/filmmaker (Diving to Adventure): Dr. Hans Hass
Presenter/filmmaker (Diving to Adventure): Lotte Hass

: Highlight

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


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: Rats to You

The Grand Order of Water Rats the Variety profession's most famous confraternity presents Rats to You being the fifth of a fortnightly series featuring Stars, Celebrities and Members of the Order.
Introduced by King Rat Dave O'Gorman
Your host this week: Albert Whelan
The Water Rats' Choir and guest stars.


King Rat: Dave O'Gorman
Host: Albert Whelan
Singers: The Water Rats' Choir
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Designer: Audley Southcott
Producer: Richard Afton

: Professional Boxing

(See top of page)

A ten-round middleweight contest

Martin Hansen of Liverpool
Lew Lazar of London

Arranged by Johnny Best
At the Liverpool Stadium


Boxer: Martin Hansen
Boxer: Lew Lazar
Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Television Presentation: Ray Lakeland

: The Miser

(See foot of page and page 6)

A comedy by Moliere
Adapted by Miles Malleson
Sir Barry Jackson presents The Birmingham Repertory Company in "The Miser"
From the BBC's Television Studio in Birmingham


Author: Moliere
Adapted by: Miles Malleson
Stage Presentation: Sir Barry Jackson
Producer: Bernard Hepton
Presented for television by: Barrie Edgar
Designer: Margaret Peacock
Valere, in love with Elise: Ronald Hines
Elise, Harpagon's daughter: Charmian Eyre
Cleante, Harpagon's son: Albert Finney
Harpagon, the miser: Kenneth Mackintosh
La Fleche, Cleante's servant: Eric Jones
Master Simon, a moneylender: Alan Rowe
Frosine, a scheming woman: Nancie Jackson
Jacques, Harpagon's servant: Robert Chetwyn
First Servant: Colin George
Second Servant: Michael Robbins
Mariane, in love with Cleante: Doreen Aris
A Justice of the Peace: Geoffrey Bayldon
The Clerk to the Justice: Mark Kingston
Seigneur Anselm: Geoffrey Taylor
[Actor]: Mark Brackenbury
[Actor]: Nicholas Courtney
[Actress]: Jill Forest
[Actor]: Kross Leigh
[Actor]: Angus Mackay
[Actress]: Bunny May
[Actress]: Jacqueline Wilson

: Pog-Oddities

Sidney Harrison introduces E. O. Pogson and some of the odd instruments he plays.
At the piano, Ernest Wilson
Followed by The Weather; Road Works Report and Close Down


Presenter: Sidney Harrison
Instrumentalist: E. O. Pogson
Pianist: Ernest Wilson
Presented by: Philip Bate

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.

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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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