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: Craftsmen at Work: No. 1: Tattooing

George Burchett, a well-known Thames-side tattooist, will be seen at work. S.P.B. Mais will be the compere of this series.


Tattooist: George Burchett
Compere: S.P.B. Mais

: Two Gentlemen of Soho

by A.P. Herbert.
with John Abbott, Robert Atkins, Roy Graham, Nadine March, Nicholas Phipps, Geoffrey Wincott, Margaret Yarde, the BBC Television Orchestra, leader Boris Pecker, conductor Hyam Greenbaum.
(to 16.00)


Writer: A.P. Herbert
Musicians: The BBC Television Orchestra
Leader: Boris Pecker
Conductor: Hyam Greenbaum
Production: Stephen Thomas
Lord Withers: John Abbott
Plum: Robert Atkins
Waiter: Roy Graham
Lady Laetitia: Nadine March
Hubert: Nicholas Phipps
Sneak: Geoffrey Wincott
Duchess of Canterbury: Margaret Yarde

: Starlight: Ivy St. Helier

in "L' Absinthe" (after Degas).

Piano, Evel Burns
Violin, Boris Pecker


Singer: Ivy St. Helier
Pianist: Evel Burns
Violinist: Boris Pecker

: Craftsmen At Work

(Details as 3.10)

: Cabaret

with A. C. Astor, ventriloquist, Billy Baker, in songs, Les Trois Matas, equilibrists, and The Norwich Trio, golliwogs.
(to 22.00)


Ventriloquist: A. C. Astor
Singer: Billy Baker
Equilibrists: Les Trois Matas
Golliwogs: The Norwich Trio
Presentation: Harry Pringle

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