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: Programme Summary; followed by The Art of Home Washing

This is another practical demonstration by a practical woman. Mrs. Daisy Pain first appeared before the television camera in November when she gave some tips about ironing. Today she will describe the important preliminary to ironing-the actual washing. As well as being an experienced broadcaster, Mrs. Pain has worked in and supervised her husband's laundry, and thus can speak authoritatively.


Presenter: Daisy Pain

: Cartoons: Bert Thomas

In the Christmas Number of The Radio Times Bert Thomas supplied two amusing illustrations for an article by A. A. Thomson. Today this famous black-and-white artist will be seen at work in the television studio. He is now in his early fifties, and his sketches in London Opinion, Punch, and Sketch are known all over the world. His most famous picture is undoubtedly the war-time Cockney study entitled 'Arf a Mo, Kaiser!', which was one of the classic jokes of a grim period. His father, Job Thomas, was a well- known sculptor.


Cartoonist: Bert Thomas

: Gaston Palmer



Juggler: Gaston Palmer

: Programme Summary; followed by The Art of Home Washing

Mrs. Daisy Pain


Presenter: Daisy Pain

: Cartoons Bert Thomas


Cartoonist: Bert Thomas

: Starlight: Ambrose and Evelyn Dall

The BBC Television Orchestra
Conductor, Hyam Greenbaum

Bert Ambrose has been broadcasting regularly for nearly seven years. His early life was spent in England, but he became famous first of all in America, where he made a name playing with his band in the Vingt Club. He came to England to play at the Embassy Club in London and later went to the May Fair Hotel. In this programme Ambrose will take over the baton from Hyam Greenbaum, as he did when he was televised with Evelyn Dall early in December.


Singer: Evelyn Dall
[Orchestra] conductor: Hyam Greenbaum
[Orchestra] conductor: Bert Ambrose
Musicians: The BBC Television Orchestra

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