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A discussion between the Rt. Hon. Herbert Morrison, M.P., and John Hilton on London's Green Belt, with photographs and diagrams.

Cobbett called London 'the great wen'. That was over a century ago. Today criticism is perhaps not expressed so violently, but the need of controlled building is greater if the Home Counties are to be saved from being one huge sprawling suburb of the city. Today John Hilton and Herbert Morrison will discuss an idea which will do much to help matters - the Green Belt. Mr. Morrison, who has had a distinguished political career, is Chairman of the L.C.C.

Contributors

Speaker: The Rt. Hon. Herbert Morrison
Speaker: John Hilton
Programme deviser: Cecil Lewis

: Music Makers: Carroll Gibbons

Carroll Gibbons was born in a small manufacturing town near Boston, in Massachusetts. He took up music because he stuttered, and wanted a career in which he would not need to talk. Starting at the age of fifteen as a concert pianist, he grew interested in popular music and formed a school dance band. This was a great success, and led to engagements with various small orchestras, and after two years he accepted an offer to play a cinema organ in Boston.
In 1924 he received an offer to play in London with Howard Jacobs, and came to England, in company with Joe Brannelly and Rudy Vallee. He first went to the Berkeley as a pianist, and later to the Savoy, where he began his association with the Savoy bands, with whom he has broadcast regularly since 1925, both from the Savoy and from the BBC studios.
He has written many of his own numbers, and among his most successful compositions are "While My Pretty One Sleeps", "Garden in the Rain", "My Cigarette Lady" (with Rudy Vallee), and his signature tune, "On the Air".

Contributors

Pianist: Carroll Gibbons

: Old-Time Music-Hall

Scott Gordon's Marionettes with Alex Watson

These marionettes are altogether out of the ordinary. Scott Gordon and Alex Watson use their own faces for the puppets, and they specialise in humorous caricatures of old-time music-hall acts such as Albert Chevalier, Gus Elen, Vesta Victoria, and Harry Lauder.

Contributors

Puppeteer/performer: Scott Gordon
Puppeteer/performer: Alex Watson

: Cabaret: Carolyn Marsh

Twenty-year-old Carolyn Marsh is an American, and started as a child prodigy, playing the piano and violin. Then she turned her attention to singing, as a soprano, but after an operation on her throat she became a contralto. In the States she worked for some time with Rudy Vallee, and then came over to England - this is her first visit - to appear with Harry Roy in "All Alight at Oxford Circus" at the London Palladium. She is now appearing in "Laughter Over London" at the Victoria Palace, where she is the only girl principal.

Contributors

Singer: Carolyn Marsh

: Music Makers: Carroll Gibbons

Contributors

Pianist: Carroll Gibbons

: Old-Time Music-Hall

Scott Gordon's Marionettes with Alex Watson

Contributors

Puppeteer/performer: Scott Gordon
Puppeteer/performer: Alex Watson

: Home Affairs

A discussion between the Rt. Hon. Herbert Morrison, M.P., and John Hilton on London's Green Belt, with photographs and diagrams.

Contributors

Speaker: The Rt. Hon. Herbert Morrison
Speaker: John Hilton
Programme deviser: Cecil Lewis

: Cabaret: Edward Cooper in Songs at the Piano

Edward Cooper originally worked in his father's flour mill, but, not liking business life in general and flour in particular, he left to join a small touring company. His new job was rather different. He was stage manager, actor, and producer, and occasionally he helped things along with a piano. Since then he has partnered Douglas Byng, has had an act with Queenie Leonard and Effie Atherton, and has appeared in several Chariot revues. Recently he gained many new admirers for his entertaining in non-stop revues.

Contributors

Pianist/singer: Edward Cooper








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