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: For Collectors: of Tobacco Pipes

The North American Indians were the first to smoke, but in the past five hundred years the habit has spread. As an ethnologist, Dr. O.W. Samson, Curator of the Horniman Museum, has a special interest in the pipe. He talks about collecting in the field.
Next week: Miniatures


Speaker: Dr. O.W. Samson

: A Listen and Learn Series: Italian Journey: 8: Lecco

A programme for listeners beginning to study the language.

A hairdresser talks about his art, and three important irregular verbs are learned: volere, to wish; potere, to be able; dovere, to have to, to owe.
(BBC recording)
To be repeated on Friday at 6.30

An illustrated pamphlet containing notes and vocabularies for this series can be obtained by sending a crossed postal order for 1s. 6d. (not stamps, please) to [address removed]


Devised by: Henry Bentinck
Devised by: Dr. A. F. Magri

: Parents and Children

Modern Teaching Methods: Why Children Make Things at School: Molly Brearley, Principal of the Froebel Educational Institute, talks about some of the work done in the primary school.
(BBC recording)

Reading Your Letters
A selection from the letters listeners have sent recently to Parents and Children.


Speaker (Modern Teaching Methods): Molly Brearley
Compere: Colin Doran
Arranged by: Eileen Molony

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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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