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With Anne de Nys and John Ridley (entertainers), Reg Varney (comedian), Hilary Allen (songs), The Four Monarchs (instrumentalists), The Blakeman Trio (equilibrists), Freddy Harris and Partner (conjurers), Mantovani and his Orchestra.


Entertainer: Anne de Nys
Entertainer: John Ridley
Comedian: Reg Varney
Singer: Hilary Allen
Instrumentalists: The Four Monarchs
Equilibrists: The Blakeman Trio
Conjurers: Freddy Harris and Partner
Musicians: Mantovani and his Orchestra
Producer: Michael Mills

: Cartoonists' Corner: Edgar Norfield

(to 16.00)


Cartoonist: Edgar Norfield

: Household Hints

W. P. Matthew (the radio amateur handyman) introduces his series with a demonstration on the use and care of tools and equipment essential for running repairs to the house.


Presenter: W. P. Matthew

: Caprice Viennois

The London Ballet under the artistic direction of Nat Dolsky presents Caprice Viennois
Pianists, Jeanne Phillips and Dorian Barnard

In a park in old Vienna a young girl loses her heart to both a poet and a carefree Hussar. Despite the mockery of her friends and the attempts of her governess to stop her, she flirts and dances with both.


Music: Johann Strauss
Choreography: Sasha Machov
Finale arranger: Catherine Devillier
Costumes: Peter Revett
Pianist: Jeanne Phillips
Pianist: Dorian Barnard
Naive: Margaret Tate
Poet: Tommy Linden
Hussar: Nevill Astor
Officer: George Grant
Two Coquettes: Anne de Mohan
Two Coquettes: Clementine Stuart
Lady with Parasol: Elisabeth Charters
Governess: Dolores Prado
Four girls: Julia Falls
Four girls: Valerie Liddell
Four girls: Nellie Perkin
Four girls: Marita Kern

: Why Come to Britain?

In a symposium of views on this topical and controversial subject you see and hear Lord Hacking (Chairman of the Travel Association of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and Chairman of the Tourist Division of the British Tourist and Holiday Board); Robert Hartman (traveller and broadcaster); Bernard Hollowood (economist and Punch artist); Philip Harben (gastronomist); Major A. H. Jones (of the Hotels Association); and Herbert Hodge (who will stand in for the anxious British holidaymaker). Lilo Linke, well-known traveller, now here from Ecuador, will consider the question from the would-be traveller's point of view.


Speaker: Lord Hacking
Speaker: Robert Hartman
Speaker: Bernard Hollowood
Speaker: Philip Harben
Speaker: A. H. Jones
Speaker: Herbert Hodge
Speaker: Lilo Linke

: The London Ballet presents: Obsession

This modern ballet expresses man's eternal quest for the illusionary ideal created in his own mind.


Music: Franz Liszt
Choreography: Nat Dolsky
Costumes: Professor Stern
Solo pianist: Jeanne Phillips
Orchestra conducted by: Dorian Barnard
Presented by: D. H. Munro
Immortelle: Anne de Mohan
Man: Nevill Astor
Visions in Red: Julia Falls
Visions in Red: Valerie Liddell
Visions in Blue: Dolores Prado
Visions in Blue: Nellie Perkin
Visions in Blue: Marita Kern
Visions in Blue: Elisabeth Charters
Visions in Blue: Joanne Denise
Visions in Blue: Elsie d'Honte

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.15)

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