with Stanley Holloway, Effy and Halima (an Arabian novelty), Arimand Banu (Indian dancer), Galli-Galli (Egyptian conjurer), The Six Yuk Ching Troupe (Chinese acrobats), Browning and Starr (songs at the piano).
Compere, Hari Sin Bey
4: A Revolutionary Performance
Robert Ziegler 's six-part series tracing the history of cabaret reaches Eastern
Europe and then heads for Russia. The political unrest was to have profound cultural consequences, not least in the establishment of the first Moscow cabaret club in 1908. One of its star turns was Alexander Vertinsky
- the Russian
Pierrot whose songs typify the obsessions of the cabaret stage.
A Heavy Entertainment production
by Richard Langridge. With and
Eastern Europe, February 1944: Johann Frink and Otto Hansen , once famous Berlin cabaret artists, are summoned to take part in a special 'entertainment', devised by a mysterious Nazi captain. When they discover where they are to perform, they find themselves with an appalling dilemma.
On a journey through Poland, from the port of Gdansk in the north to the Slovakian border south of the Tatra Mountains, Michael considers the upheavals that have traumatised the country for 70 years. He visits Auschwitz; meets the former president Lech Walesa, whose free trade union Solidarity helped loosen Communism's grip on Eastern Europe; and marvels at the miracle of Warsaw. He also accepts a cameo role with one of Poland's most famous cabaret groups and drives a steam locomotive.
Repeated on Wednesday at 8pm on BBC4 and next Saturday on BBC2 (HD)
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