(Dai Francis is now appearing in "The Black and White Minstrel Show" at The Victoria Palace, London)
The George Mitchell
Musical direction and arrangements by:
Words read by:
A weekly programme which focuses on people and the situations which shape their lives.
This week: Mafia
The oldest criminal organisation in the world. With its roots in the poverty and misery of Sicily, with its twentieth-century manifestation in the waterfront rackets and drug-smuggling gangs of America. For more than 300 years Mafia has plagued the forces of law and order. After a new purge, many of the alleged leaders will be brought to trial this autumn. But will this finish the Mafia? Will its power ever be broken?
Report by Desmond Wilcox.
The Jack Benny version of Charley's Aunt.
Starring Jack Benny
with Kay Francis, Edmund Gwenn, Anne Baxter, James Ellison
and Laird Cregar
See page 33
From the play by:
Sir Francis Cheaney:
playing the Blues.
John Lewis (piano), Milt Jackson (vibraharp), Percy Heath (bass), Connie Kay (drums)
Introduced by Humphrey Lyttelton.
(The Modern Jazz Quartet appear by arrangement with Harold Davison)
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