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: Jack Hylton and His Band

with specialities by Wilbur Hall (comedy instrumentalist), Joe Rossi (boy accordionist), Dick Murphy (songs), Alice Mann (songs), Peggy Dell (songs), George Lyons (harp), Freddy Schweitzer (in comedy), Harry Raderman (songs)

Jack Hylton's reputation can be compared with Paul Whiteman's. As well as being one of the greatest showmen of jazz, he is a fine musician who has a band that is second to none for entertainment.
Hylton was born in Bolton some forty-five years ago, and after the war he became a pianist in a London dance orchestra. His own band first broadcast from the Piccadilly Hotel.


Musicians: Jack Hylton and His Band
Comedy instrumentalist: Wilbur Hall
Boy accordionist: Joe Rossi
Singer: Dick Murphy
Singer: Alice Mann
Singer: Peggy Dell
Harpist: George Lyons
Comedian: Freddy Schweitzer
Singer: Harry Raderman

: Theatre Parade: Scenes from Swing Along

(by permission of Firth Shepherd) from the Gaiety Theatre.
[Starring] Leslie Henson with Fred Emney and Richard Hearne


[Actor]: Leslie Henson
[Actor]: Fred Emney
[Actor]: Richard Hearne

: Music Makers: Albert Sammons (Violin)

Accompanied by Gerald Moore
Except for a term of study under Weist Hill, a pupil of Ysaye, and another term under John Saunders, Albert Sammons was self-taught. At Harrogate in 1906 he made his debut as a soloist playing the Mendelssohn Concerto at the Kursaal. He was then twenty. Later he was appointed Musical Director at the Waldorf Hotel and in 1908 he joined the New Quartet which was later re-named the London String Quartet. Beecham heard him play a concerto at the Waldorf, a performance that led to an engagement with his Opera and Symphony Orchestra. He stayed with Beecham for six years. Since the war, however, this great English violinist has devoted himself entirely to solo work.


Violinist: Albert Sammons
Pianist/accompanied by: Gerald Moore

: Artists and their Work

A talk by Frank Salisbury, LL.D., the distinguished portrait and figure painter, member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters.
Last Wednesday Frank O. Salisbury attended the Coronation Ceremony in Westminster Abbey, which he is to record in a painting. Today, he will describe the conditions under which he works on occasions such as this. His historical pictures include that of the Jubilee Thanksgiving Service in St. Paul's Cathedral, the burial of the Unknown Warrior in Westminster Abbey, and the poignantly impressive scene in Westminster Hall when King George V's body lay in state.


Presenter: Frank Salisbury

: Play Parade: Scenes from Twelfth Night

[Starring] Greer Garson, Henry Oscar and Dorothy Black
with Hilary Pritchard
This the second television appearance of Greer Garson, who is one of London's most talented young actresses. She made her stage debut in 1932 at the Birmingham Repertory as Shirley Kaplan in "Street Scene", but she was first seen in London at the Open Air Theatre in Regent's Park in 1934 as Iris in "The Tempest". With her in today's presentation will be Henry Oscar, Hilary Pritchard, and Dorothy Black, the well-known South African actress, who has played in straight drama and comedy with equal success.


Author: William Shakespeare
Producer: G. More O'Ferrall
Viola: Greer Garson
[Actor]: Henry Oscar
Captain: Hilary Pritchard
Olivia: Dorothy Black

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