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: Ernest Mills



Cartoonist: Ernest Mills

: Girls and Boys Come Out to Play

An Outside Broadcast in the Alexandra Palace Grounds -weather permitting.

The grounds in which Alexandra Palace stands are a favourite rendez-vous of North London children. In the charge of their mothers or nurse-maids, dozens of them are to be seen playing together on the terrace and the grass slopes below. Only bad weather keeps them away, and provided there is no rain the television camera will be taken out of the studio into the open air to show viewers some of these small visitors who frequent Alexandra Park.

: The Dancers of Don

(Leader, the Hon. Elisabeth Forbes -Sempill) in a programme of Scottish Country Dances which they will perform in Paris when they represent Scotland next week at the Exposition Internationale des Arts et des Techniques.
Scottish country dances are based almost entirely on the French model, a reminder of the 'Auld Alliance' between Scotland and France. They combine formality and vitality in well-balanced quantities; and the great point to remember is that the music is not of the bagpipes but of the fiddle, the instrument that was introduced to Scotland with the dances themselves.
The Hon. Elisabeth Forbes-Sempill, the leader of the dancers, is a young woman in whom love of all things Scottish is very strongly developed. She has made it her business to be able to speak in the language of the north-east of Scotland, so efficiently that she has won prizes for the recitation of Scottish verse in competition with speakers to whom Scots was their natural tongue. Another of her accomplishments is the playing of the clarsach and the harp. Her enthusiasm for Scottish country dancing led her to found 'the Dancers of Don', who, having performed all over Scotland and in a good many places in England, are now going to Paris to represent their country in a dancing festival.


Dance leader: Elisabeth Forbes-Sempill

: Ad Lib

A revue by Herbert Farjeon.
with Nadine March, Elizabeth French, Irene Prador, Cyril Ritchard, James Hayter
The BBC Television Orchestra
Leader, Boris Pecker
Conductor, Hyam Greenbaum


Writer: Herbert Farjeon
Music: Michael Sayer
Costumes: Stella Pearce
Performer: Nadine March
Performer: Irene Prador
Performer: Cyril Ritchard
Performer: James Hayter
Chorus under the direction of: Ronnie Bowyer
Musicians: The BBC Television Orchestra
Leader: Boris Pecker
Conductor: Hyam Greenbaum
Producer: Stephen Thomas

: Marie Eve in Continental Songs

This will be the first time that Marie Eve has appeared at Alexandra Palace. She has only just arrived in England, where she is now singing in a West-End cabaret; and very shortly she goes to Deauville to partner Harry Richman. Her nationality is a trifle puzzling. She was bom in Milan of a German-Polish mother and a Russian-Polish father. It is not surprising, therefore, that her repertoire includes songs in four different languages.


Singer: Marie Eve

: Ernest Mills



Cartoonist: Ernest Mills

: The Mizzen Cross Trees

A Revue of Nautical Songs and Dances.
with John Goss, Taylor Harris, Elizabeth French, Wendy Toye
(by permission of H. M. Tennant, Ltd.)
The BBC Television Orchestra
Leader, Boris Pecker
Conductor, Hyam Greenbaum


Singer: John Goss
Singer: Taylor Harris
Singer: Elizabeth French
Dancer: Wendy Toye
Musicians: BBC Television Orchestra
Leader: Boris Pecker
Conductor: Hyam Greenbaum
Chorus: Trevor Anthony
Chorus: Edward Crowther
Chorus: Douglas Ward
Chorus: D. Roderick Jones
Dances arranged by: Wendy Toye
Producer: Stephen Thomas

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