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: The Younger Generation: What's Your Pleasure?

A music magazine including
A Topical Spot
A brief guide to orchestration and Young Musicians in Action
Introduced by Tristram Cary.


Presenter: Tristram Cary

: For Collectors: of Modest-Priced Pictures

Basil Taylor questions Sidney Sabin, art dealer and chairman of the Antique Dealers' Fair, about the opportunities for picture-buying today.
(BBC recording)
Next week: For collectors of English pottery


Interviewer: Basil Taylor
Interviewee: Sidney Sabin

: Parents and Children

A weekly programme for mothers and fathers in which they can discuss and hear discussed the difficulties and pleasures of bringing up a family.

Memoirs of a Month-Old Father by Donald Milner
Father's place in a young baby's life has traditionally been underestimated. Donald Milner, who recently accompanied Dr. Fuchs's expedition to the Antarctic as a BBC reporter, describes his reactions to his month-old son.

Boy Meets Girl
Mrs. Rose Hacker, author of 'Telling the Teenager'
Mrs. Hilary Halpin, Chairman, L.C.C. Children's Committee
Graham Don, West Ham Juvenile Court magistrate
Harry Ree, Headmaster, Watford Grammar School
However carefully and skilfully a parent has answered his young child's questions about the relations between the sexes, such matters take on a new urgency and a new delicacy when he or she reaches adolescence. What, how, and by whom is the teenager to be told?
Compere Robin Holmes

Arranged by Eileen Molony (who writes on page 65)


Speaker (Memoirs of a Month-Old Father): Donald Milner
Speaker (Boy Meets Girl): Rose Hacker
Speaker (Boy Meets Girl): Hilary Halpin
Speaker (Boy Meets Girl): Graham Don
Speaker (Boy Meets Girl): Harry Ree
Compere: Robin Holmes
Arranged By: Eileen Molony

: Starting Spanish: Episode 1

Basil and Dorothy learn how to ask for rooms in Spain and how to avoid some of the more obvious mistakes of pronunciation. The lesson begins slowly in George's study in Hampstead and ends at full speed in a Spanish pension.

In the Study:
Teachers, George and Miguel (Roger Delgado and Angel Luna)
Pupils, Dorothy and Basil Street (Vanessa Redgrave and Basil Jones)
Demonstrators, Carlos and Maria (Amadeo Leris and Elena Morton)

In Spain:
La Patrona de la Pension (Elena Morton); Basil and Dorothy

(BBC recording)
Notes and vocabulary on page 61


Script: Jack Sage
Producer: R.A. Escoffey
George (Teacher): Roger Delgado
Miguel (Teacher): Angel Luna
Dorothy Street (Pupil): Vanessa Redgrave
Bail Street (Pupil): Basil Jones
Carlos (Demonstrator): Amadeo Leris
Maria (Demonstrator): Elena Morton
La Patrona de la Pension (In Spain): Elena Morton

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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