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: Friends from the Zoo

Introduced by David Seth-Smith and their Keepers.
David Seth-Smith is the Curator of Mammals and Birds at the London Zoological Gardens. He buys specimens, discusses questions of food with the Superintendent, and has various activities at Whipsnade. His first broadcast was in 1932, when he gave three talks on animals in captivity. Nearly three years ago he became the 'Zoo Man' of the London Children's Hour, and he has been a regular contributor of articles to the Radio Times Children's Page ever since it began.

Contributors

Presenter: David Seth-Smith
Programme arranged by: Cecil Lewis

: Cabaret

Lily Morris, James Stewart (comedian), Jessica Merton (dancer), Elsie French and John Mott in 'The Aspidistras'
Cornelius Fisher at the piano

This is the third appearance of that popular music-hall star, Lily Morris. Viewers will remember that she was televised on December 14 and 29. The second act on the bill is James Stewart, an artist who has done everything in vaudeville and concert parties, from roller-skating to acrobatics. In the act he is presenting today, he is to play the part of a tramp, play the piano, and give burlesque impressions of Paderewski and other celebrities. Next is 'The Aspidistras', an unkind but wildly funny burlesque of ballad singing of the Victorian era. Finally, there is Jessica Merton, a favourite dancer with music-hall audiences all over the country who know her well for her partnership with Balliol.

Contributors

Comic singer: Lily Morris
Comedian/pianist: James Stewart
Dancer: Jessica Merton
Singer (The Aspidistras): Elsie French
Singer (The Aspidistras): John Mott
Pianist: Cornelius Fisher

: Friends from the Zoo

Introduced by David Seth-Smith and their Keepers.

Contributors

Presenter: David Seth-Smith
Programme arranged by: Cecil Lewis

: Cabaret

Lily Morris, James Stewart (comedian), Jessica Merton (dancer), Paddy Brown (diseuse)

Contributors

Comic singer: Lily Morris
Comedian: James Stewart
Dancer: Jessica Merton
Diseuse: Paddy Brown








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