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

From Weddings to Wild Flowers
Marjorie Bruce-Milne, Editor of Book of the Home, tells how she compiled this new encyclopaedia.

A New Lease of Life
Denise Spencer shows how to upholster a chair with latex foam.

Keeping Fit
Exercises to music with Eileen Fowler.

Fashions in Hand Knitting
A preview of some of the designs which will be introduced by the Hand Knitting Wool Council this autumn.

Introduced by Joan Gilbert.


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Item presenter (From Weddings to Wild Flowers): Marjorie Bruce-Milne
Item presenter (A New Lease of Life): Denise Spencer
Exerciser (Keeping Fit): Eileen Fowler
Producer: Ann Shead

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the Very Young
Charles E. Stidwill tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.00)


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

: Children's Television

The further adventures of Billy Bean and his Funny Machine: 1 - The Great Clean-Up
Written and produced by Vere Lorrimer.
(Programme devised by Chuck Luchsinger and presented by arrangement with Monty Bailey-Watson)

Books to Read
Olive Shapley and two young people talk about some books you might like to read.
From the BBC's North of England television studios

Elton Hayes
"He sings to a small guitar"

Junior Sportsview
Introduced by Douglas Fleming.
A fortnightly series of programmes presenting news and views from the world of sport.

(to 18.00)


Puppetry (The further adventures of Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Elizabeth Donaldson
Assisted by (The further adventures of Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Ann Pavitt
Assisted by (The further adventures of Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Andrew Brownfoot
Voices (The further adventures of Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Peter Hawkins
Voices (The further adventures of Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Ivan Owen
Animations (The further adventures of Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Reginald Jeffryes
Writer/producer (The further adventures of Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Vere Lorrimer
Programme devised by (The further adventures of Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Chuck Luchsinger
Presenter (Books to Read): Olive Shapley
Singer/guitarist: Elton Hayes
Presenter (Junior Sportsview): Douglas Fleming
Editor (Junior Sportsview): Paul Fox
Editor (Junior Sportsview): Ronnie Noble
Presented by (Junior Sportsview): Alan Rees

: Highlight

People, events, comments of today.
Introduced by Geoffrey Johnson Smith.


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: Fabian of Scotland Yard: Escort for Death

Bruce Seton in a further showing of a film from this series.


Inspector Robert Fabian: Bruce Seton

: Industry Entertains: Iron and Steel

One of Britain's largest industries shows off its top talent.
Coventry Theatre Orchestra directed by William Pethers
Introduced by Peter Dews.
See facing page


Arranged by: Arnold Peters
Musicians: Coventry Theatre Orchestra
[Orchestra] directed by: William Pethers
Presenter: Peter Dews
Producer: Philip Lewis

: Theatre

(See foot of page and facing page)

by Somerset Maugham
[Starring] June Havoc and John McCallum
with Bryan Forbes

The action moves between the Jubilee Theatre, London, the Gosselyns' houses in London and at Taplow, and a small cafe in London.
at 8.30 this evening


Author: Somerset Maugham
Designer: Barry Learoyd
Producer: Peter Potter
Tom Fennel: Bryan Forbes
Julia Lambert: June Havoc
Michael Gosselyn: John McCallum
Margery: Anne McGrath
Call Boy: Stephen Rich
Evie: Nora Nicholson
Dolly de Vries: Madeleine Christie
Roger Gosselyn: Nicholas Stevenson
Miss Phillips: Joan Sims
Avice Crichton: Ann Walford
Man in the Cafe: Cyril Luckham
Maid: Patricia Carroll

: What's in the Picture?

Kenneth Adam asks Denzil Batchelor, C. H. Gibbs-Smith, Wynford Vaughan Thomas and a guest in a programme that brings you into the picture.


Chairman/devised by: Kenneth Adam
Panellist: Denzil Batchelor
Panellist: C. H. Gibbs-Smith
Panellist: Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Devised by: John Myers
Presented by: Michael Barsley

: Semprini

Followed by The Weather; Road Works Report and Close Down


Pianist: Semprini
Presented by: Margaret Dale

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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.

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