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: Mainly for Women

Your Own Time
A magazine of interest and entertainment for younger women.

The Pleasures of Painting: 3: The principle of perspective
Adrian Hill

I'd Like To Know
What happens behind the scenes on a Royal tour.
Roma Fairley questions Richard Dimbleby.

News Strikes Home
Reporter, Geoffrey Johnson Smith

For Your Entertainment
George Browne

Introduced by Roma Fairley.

Quick and Easy Dressmaking: 16 - Summer Skirt
A French design filmed by Radio-diffusion-Television Francaise.
Demonstrated by Diana Crutchley.

A new pamphlet, containing photographs, gives instructions for making the garments to be described in this second Quick and Easy Dressmaking series. This pamphlet is available (price 1s.) from [address removed] (Crossed postal order, please - not stamps.) The folder for Women's Television Notes may be obtained from the same address-price 2s. post free.


Presenter (The Pleasures of Painting): Adrian Hill
Interviewer (I'd Like to Know): Roma Fairley
Interviewee (I'd Like to Know): Richard Dimbleby
Reporter (News Strikes Home): Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Musician (For Your Entertainment): George Browne
Presenter: Roma Fairley
Producer: Joyce Bullen
Dressmaker/Presenter (Quick and Easy Dressmaking): Diana Crutchley

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the Very Young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
(A BBC Television film)
(to 16.00)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins

: Children's Television presents: The Lenny the Lion Show

Lenny the Lion with Terry Hall.
The Stargazers, Gilbert and Son introducing 'Hunt the Howlers' and Professor Jeremy who knows all the answers.
"Hunt the Howlers" is devised by Johnny Downes and written by Tony Hart


Ventriloquist: Terry Hall
Vocalists: The Stargazers
Entertainers: Gilbert and Son
Music: The Bert Hayes Sextet
Producer/"Hunt the Howlers" devised by: Johnny Downes
Writer (Hunt the Howlers): Tony Hart

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
with Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Presenter: Derek Hart
Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: Amos 'n' Andy: Happy Stevenses

[Starring] Amos 'n' Andy in the film Happy Stevenses

: Now: Above, Afloat and Ashore

Sit tight in your chair And we'll take you...
Above, Afloat, and Ashore with the aerial eye and outside broadcast cameras.
The Man-on-the-Spot, Raymond Baxter takes a May Day trip on the Thames.
The fifth programme in the series.

(See page 4)


Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Producer: Bill Wright
Producer: Peter Webber

: The Burns and Allen Show: The Crowded House

[Starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen in the film The Crowded House


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: Nathaniel Titlark: 5: On the Run

by Bill Naughton.
[Starring] Bernard Miles as Nathaniel Titlark in a series of comedies.
The plays are based on characters created by James Lansdale Hodson and written in collaboration with Bernard Miles.


Writer: Bill Naughton
Characters created by: James Lansdale Hodson
Co-writer: Bernard Miles
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Producer: Andrew Osborn
Charlie: Brian Peck
Sid: Raymond Smith
Nathaniel Titlark: Bernard Miles
Jessie Titlark: Maureen Pryor

: Sportsview: Prelude to Summer

Peter Dimmock introduces:
Prelude to Summer
The stars of sport join in a special programme to mark Sportsview's third birthday.
See page 11


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Editor: Paul Fox
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Bryan Cowgill

: Faust

Vic Oliver presents and conducts scenes from Gounod's famous opera.
(See above and page 4)
(William McAlpine appears by permission of the Sadler's Wells Trust Limited)


Presenter/Conductor: Vic Oliver
Producer: Patricia Foy
Designer: Stephen Taylor
Costumes Supervisor: Elizabeth Agombar
Musicians: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Orchestra Leader: Steven Staryk
Faust: Williams McAlpine
Mephistopheles: Hervey Alan
Valentine: Thomas Hemsley
Margarita: Irene Salemka
Siebel: Ann Dowdall
Chorus-master: Cyril Gell

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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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