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: Programme Summary; followed by: Conjuring and Sleight-of-Hand

Musical accompaniment by The BBC Television Orchestra
Conductor, Hyam Greenbaum

Contributors

Musicians: The BBC Television Orchestra
[Orchestra] conductor: Hyam Greenbaum

: London Characters

Albert Frisby, Hansom Cabman, Alf, the Shrimper and Jack Smith, Tomato Seller
Once again J.C. Cannell brings before the camera three grand characters from the London streets. Alf, the shrimper, is a well-known Cockney figure in South London. Wearing his blue Jersey, he will tell viewers about his work, which consists of selling shrimps from a barrow.
Albert Frisby is one of the three hansom cabmen left in London. He has been a cabby for fifty years or so and is a familiar figure to West Enders.
Jack Smith is stout, grey-haired, and altogether venerable in appearance. He claims to be the first man to sell tomatoes in the street in England. This claim is not fantastic. For Jack Smith has sold fruit and vegetables in the street for more than fifty years, and tomatoes, although introduced into this country in the sixteenth century, have been a popular food for less than sixty years.

Contributors

Presenter: J.C. Cannell
Interviewee: Albert Frisby
Interviewee: Alf the Shrimper
Interviewee: Jack Smith

: Cabaret

Teddy Brown, Xylophone
"An American in Paris" - A choreographic interpretation by Bowyer and Ravell to the music of George Gershwin
The BBC Television Orchestra
Leader, Boris Pecker
Conductor, Hyam Greenbaum

Contributors

Xylophonist: Teddy Brown
Dancers: Bowyer and Ravell
Musicians: The BBC Television Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Boris Pecker
[Orchestra] conductor: Hyam Greenbaum
Presented by: Dallas Bower

: Programme Summary; followed by: Conjuring and Sleight-of-Hand

Musical accompaniment by The BBC Television Orchestra
Conductor, Hyam Greenbaum

Contributors

Musicians: The BBC Television Orchestra
[Orchestra] conductor: Hyam Greenbaum

: London Characters

Alf, the Shrimper, Albert Frisby, Hansom Cabman and Jack Smith, Tomato Seller

Contributors

Interviewee: Albert Frisby
Interviewee: Alf the Shrimper
Interviewee: Jack Smith

: Cabaret: An American in Paris

A choreographic interpretation by Bowyer and Ravell to the music of George Gershwin.
The BBC Television Orchestra
Leader, Boris Pecker
Conductor, Hyam Greenbaum

Contributors

Dancers: Bowyer and Ravell
Musicians: The BBC Television Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Boris Pecker
[Orchestra] conductor: Hyam Greenbaum
Presented by: Dallas Bower

: Diary for 1936

Introduced by Leslie Mitchell.

Contributors

Presenter: Leslie Mitchell
Arranged by: D. H. Munro

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