This is the second appearance of vivacious Ingrid Lincke. She made her television debut on March 12. A Dane, she came from Denmark to England just before Christmas for an audition with C.B. Cochran. As a result, she is now understudying Gitta Alpar in Cochran's Coronation revue, "Home and Beauty", at the Adelphi. She sings delightfully, and has an attractive foreign accent. She has appeared in musical comedy all over the Continent. Viewers will have another opportunity of seeing her at 9.55.
In this second talk Duncan Melvin will deal with the evolution of the mask through the ancient civilisations of Egypt and Rome, and the various cultures of India, Japan, China, Java, Ceylon, and Tibet. Two very rare specimens of Egyptian masks, both more than 3,000 years old, will be televised. Roman masks carved from stone will also be shown, in addition to several beautiful examples of Eastern art, specimens from Ceylon, Java, India, and Japan. The last-named country will provide specimens of the famous No masks, closely preserved as temple treasures. As in the first talk, viewers will also see extracts from films showing masks worn by natives.
Two more talks by Duncan Melvin are to follow, and in them he will trace the evolution of the mask by steps right up to the present day.
A Revue by Herbert Farjeon.
The Music by Michael Sayer.
With Nadine March, Elizabeth French, Irene Prador, Henry Caine and Chorus and The BBC Television Orchestra
Leader, Boris Pecker
Conductor, Hyam Greenbaum
In this production the lyrics of Herbert Farjeon (dramatic critic and revue writer, brother of Eleanor Farjeon, poet and novelist, Harry Farjeon, Professor at the R.A.M., and Jefferson Farjeon, author of thrillers), are combined with original music by Michael Sayer. The cast includes Elizabeth French, whose voice and personality have charmed viewers several times previously. She had an enormous success when she took over Lea Seidl's part in "White Horse Inn" at the Coliseum and on tour, and later she played Lucy in the musical version of "The Rivals" at the King's Theatre, Hammersmith. Another of her triumphs was as Sari in "Bitter Sweet". Recently she sang the part of the Tsarevitch in "Boris Godunov" at Covent Garden, where she also appeared in "Pickwick", "Julia", and "Madam Butterfly".
Directed by Henry Hall
This is the second appearance this week of Henry Hall and the BBC Dance Orchestra. Before their performance last Tuesday, they had not been in the television studio since March 19, when they celebrated their fifth anniversary.
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