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: Mario Lorenzi

Syncopated Harp Solos


Harpist: Mario Lorenzi

: Home Affairs: The Future of Trade Unionism

A discussion between Sir Walter Citrine, K.B.E., and John Hilton.

Today Professor Hilton will discuss trade unionism with one of the movement's most important officials, Sir Walter Citrine, who became General Secretary of the T.U.C. in 1926, and President of the International Federation of Trade Unions in 1928. Altogether he has been intimately connected with various trade union bodies for more than twenty years, and viewers will no doubt hear of their development in the past as well as a forecast of the future.


Speaker: John Hilton
Speaker: Sir Walter Citrine

: Cabaret

Draper and Shires, Dancers
Howard Rogers in a monologue
Juggling Cottrillos
The BBC Television Orchestra
Conductor, Hyam Greenbaum

Grace Draper was originally in the chorus of Give Me a Ring at the London Hippodrome in 1933. Afterwards she joined up with a partner and put on a very successful tap-dancing act known as 'Jack and Jill'. Six months later she accepted a solo dancing engagement in Milan, where she met her present partner, Alan Shires. They made their first appearance in England at the Piccadilly Hotel in March 1935, since when they have established themselves as an outstandingly clever dancing team.
Howard Rogers has been a favourite artist of cabaret-goers for nearly twenty years. His sketch, which will be presented today, "P.C. Hoppitt's Retirement", has been shown all over South Africa, Australia, and Canada.


Dancer: Grace Draper
Dancer: Alan Shires
Comedian: Howard Rogers
Jugglers: The Juggling Cottrillos
Musicians: The BBC Television Orchestra
Conductor: Hyam Greenbaum

: Mario de Pietro

with Kathleen O'Hagan at the Piano.

This is Mario de Pietro's television début. He has been described as the 'wizard of the banjo and mandoline', and it is on these two instruments that he will play to viewers this evening. His accompanist, Kathleen O'Hagan, is one of the stars of the 'Sunshine' concert party at Shanklin, where De Pietro has appeared for four seasons. Since his arrival in London in 1920 he has toured nearly every West-End and provincial music-hall, has made films, and has made extensive tours in South Africa.


Banjo/mandoline: Mario de Pietro
Pianist: Kathleen O'Hagan

: Timber Building and Tourist Camps

A discussion between John Gloag and G. Langley Taylor on timber-built Tourist Camps.

John Gloag is the Public Relations Director of the Timber Development Association, which recently ran a tourist camp competition for the best designs of wooden buildings to accommodate hikers, cyclists, and motorists. There were four judges, two of them being John Gloag and G. Langley Taylor, whom viewers will see this afternoon. The three winning designs will be shown, together with five models of timber-built houses.


Speaker: John Gloag
Speaker: G. Langley Taylor

: Cabaret

Bubbles Stewart and Sisters, Songs, Dances, and Impressions
Bob and Alf Pearson, Songs and Comedy
Bowyer and Ravell, Ballroom and Acrobatic Dancers
The BBC Television Orchestra
Conductor, Hyam Greenbaum


Entertainers: Bubbles Stewart and Sisters
Singer/Comedian: Bob Pearson
Singer/Comedian: Alf Pearson
Dancers: Bowyer and Ravell
Musicians: The BBC Television Orchestra
Conductor: Hyam Greenbaum

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