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Mainly for Women

Family Affairs
The Royal College of Surgeons of England: 2 - Plastic Surgery
Sir Archibald McIndoe, C.B.E., Vice-President of the College, discusses achievements in this branch of surgery, and introduces a film taken at the Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead, showing an operation on a baby's cleft lip.
Introduced by Isobel Barnett.

3.45 Fifty Miles to Make the Tea
Robert Beatty discusses ways of saving time and energy in the kitchen with John and Doris Day, Ann Wild and Joan Walley, of Queen Elizabeth College, London.

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BBC Television

Mainly for Women

About the Home

The Season's Best
Frances Perry shows this month's best value in flowers, fruit, and vegetables.

My Friend Sheltie
A monthly feature in which Stanley Dangerfield, Chief Steward of Cruft's, reports on the progress of his Shetland sheep-dog and suggests other animals which make attractive pets.

Housework with Ease
Demonstrated by Doris Robertson of the Scottish Council of Physical Recreation from the BBC's Scottish Television Studio

Introduced by Joan Gilbert.

3.15 Our Miss Pemberton: 16 - A Fruitful Day
Written by Sheila Hodgson.
A story of life today in a small town.

(to 15.30)
BBC Television

Mainly for Women

Twice Twenty
A magazine for older women.
Beryl Mason talks to W. Macqueen-Pope about the good old days of 'The Merry Widow' and June Bronhill sings old favourites as arranged for the new production at Sadler's Wells Theatre.
Mrs. Doris Potton tells of her experiences and excitements in a career of cookery which she started at the age of forty and Lionel Marson shows unusual and exotic fish and fowl from this year's National Exhibition of Cage Birds and Aquaria.

3.15 Talk It Over
Arranged and introduced by The Rev. Gladys Smith.

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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.

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.

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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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