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: The Younger Generation WHAT'S YOUR PLEASURE?

Looking at Wigan
When WENDY JAMES and GLYN ROBERTS recently went with JOHN SUMMERSON and IAN NAIRN to take a fresh look at this old market town now grown into a large industrial centre, they discussed their reactions from several points around the fourteenth-century parish church of All Saints. Glyn Roberts introduces recorded excerpts from their conversation.


Unknown: Wendy James
Unknown: Glyn Roberts
Unknown: John Summerson
Unknown: Ian Nairn
Introduces: Glyn Roberts


of Prints and Engravings
HAROLD J. L. WRIGHT , after fifty-four years in the Bond Street print trade, recalls some of the collectors he has known and how fashions in collecting have changed over the years. He makes some observations about present-day tendencies and taste.


Unknown: Harold J. L. Wright


A programme for those who would like to 'legin speaking German
Script by S. J. W . Salami
I-Finding the Way
Susan and David get useful advice from their friend Hans about asking the way and ordering a meal. Then in Germany they try out what they have learned.
Production by W. R. H. Carling


Script By: S. J. W . Salami
Production By: W. R. H. Carling
Susan: Janette Richer
David: Preston Lockwood
Hans: Martin Miller
German lady: Lili Durra
Policeman: Rolf Richards
Waiter: Rolf Richards
Conductor: Martin Miller
Inge: Lili Durra


A Ten-Year-Old Goes to Germany by Clara Furness
Helen, Mrs. Furness's youngest daughter, passed the eleven-plus examination early in the year-a whole term before she could go to the grammar school. So for three months she went to stay with family friends in Cologne, attended a German primary school, and acquired an impeccable German accent.
Bringing Up a Large Family
Following the last programme by the fathers of large families, there have been a number of requests to hear the mothers. Accordingly, the three mothers concerned have been invited to give their viewpoint:
Mary Bruce
Deirdre Barrett
Marjorie Fisher
In the chair, Joan Yorke
Compere. Robin Holmes
Arranged by Eileen Molony and Janet Walters


Unknown: Clara Furness
Unknown: Mary Bruce
Unknown: Deirdre Barrett
Unknown: Marjorie Fisher
Unknown: Joan Yorke
Unknown: Robin Holmes
Arranged By: Eileen Molony
Arranged By: Janet Walters

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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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