A Regatta of Model Yachts on the Lake in the grounds of Alexandra Palace.
There are still a number of people who dismiss model yachts as the mere playthings of schoolboys. In reality, however, this is most inaccurate, since model yachting is a very serious pastime for a great many adults. Not only is it a pastime: on occasion it is something much more useful, for more than one full-sized boat has been designed in accordance with a principle discovered in a model.
When six model yachts are brought up to the lake in the grounds of Alexandra Palace to be used in this programme, they will be accompanied not only by their owners but also by H.B. Tucker, who has helped to arrange the programme. Mr. Tucker is Editor of Marine Models and is also Vice-President of the Model Yachting Association. He is therefore well qualified to explain the points of the various yachts and the many gadgets which are used in sailing them. One of the most ingenious of the latter is that which allows for automatic tacking.
Presenter/Programme arranged by:
Accompanied by Henry Bronkhurst
with Sebastian Shaw, Anne Ziegler
In this unusual production a leading role will be taken by an actor who, though he has been on the stage since 1914, when he was nine years old, has made a number of exceptionally notable hits in the last year in the film world, one of his latest parts being the leading male role in "Farewell Again". His stage appearances include "The Constant Nymph", "The Sacred Flame", "Precious Bane", "Double Door", and repertory work at Stratford-on-Avon, and in Liverpool and Hull. Anne Ziegler is, of course, one of the most constant favourites in television programmes. Her numerous visits to Alexandra Palace include an appearance as a solo artist on June 2.
Wendy Toye, the brilliant twenty-year-old actress and dancer, who has arranged the dances in this programme, produced a ballet at the Palladium when she was only ten years of age. She studied dancing almost from infancy, and has appeared with the Camargo Society and toured with Anton Dolin and Alicia Markova.
Dances arranged by:
Creator of 'Old Bill' Cartoons
Grace Lovat Fraser and John Gloag, Hon. A.R.I.B.A.
Mrs. Lovat Fraser and John Gloag will discuss, with the help of a special demonstration, the designs of dining-rooms and sitting-rooms. Their eye will be on comfort all the time, and in taking into consideration window space, lighting, heating, the position of doors and fitted furniture, as well as the general treatment of walls, floor, and ceiling, they hope to evolve a comfortable compromise between the traditional and the ultra-modern.
with Walsh and Barker
Rosarito, Spanish dances
Walsh and Barker, though they come from America, have been well known in this country for a long time on the music-hall stage, and in films, radio, and television. Their ingenious original material has also made them great favourites as a sophisticated cabaret turn, and the television screen provides an especially suitable medium for their style, as viewers may already know from their appearance in 'Cabaret Cruise' some weeks ago.
Peter Godfrey, who is only thirty-seven years old, has been associated in his career with an enormous variety of undertakings in the spheres of the music-hall, film directing, the circus, play-writing, the repertory stage, and theatrical management. He was the founder of the Gate Theatre, which he directed from 1925 to 1934.