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HOME THIS AFTERNOON

A family magazine introduced by KEN SYKORA and including:
Little by little: ANNE Dunys , who was one of ' That Certain Trio,' talks to Elizabeth Francis about her career as a cabaret artist in the 1930s
Eventide Gnomes: NIGEL MURPHY meets people who have retired to Switzerland
Do corsets cause varicose veins?: DENNIS BARKER takes a cool look at some recent figures
A breath of fresh air: from the Ilkley Moor gamekeeper and naturalist WALTER FLESHER
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It Takes All Sorts

A series in which you meet interesting and unusual people from all walks of life. Thursday's Child
Eartha Kitt talks and sings about how she rose from cotton pickin' in South Carolina to cabaret in Paris.
Produced by ANNE CATCHPOLE
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Scan

A weekly survey of the arts presented by Michael Billington Cabaret: Book. play, film, musical, and now musical film. STEPHEN SPENDER discusses this new adaptation of Christopher Isherwood 's Goodbye to Berlin stories of the 30s
Murray Louis Dance Company : ' I say to myself, " Where is that movement going? and then I take it off in a different direction.' MURRAY louis talks about his choreography and the programmes presented by his company at The Round House, London
Producers ROSEMARY HART and MICHAEL HEFFERNAN
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The Velvet Gentleman

A portrait in words and music of Monsieur Erik Satie , cabaret pianist, impeccable dresser, firer of cannons, founder of a church and creator of music magnificently vulgar and exquisitely beautiful.
Written and narrated by IAN HORSBRUGH with DERYCK GUYLER and RONALD HARVI Producer STANLEY WILLIAMSON (from Manchester)
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Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue
MacGregor Birth of a Theatre: when the Tramshed's new director took over last Autumn his ambition was to form a permanent professional company to present cabaret, music-hall and plays at this London dockland theatre. NORMAN TOZER has been following the progress towards that goal.
2.0-2.2 News
Trouble under Foot: ANNE MAC-NAMARA investigates some long standing problems.
Reading your letters.
Tip-Top to Tip-Toe: shape up for the spring with the help of ESTHER FAIRFAX and a kitchen chair.
' They've got an awful lot of coffee in Brazil ' - or have they? HELEN PALMER looks at the past and futures of coffee. Winter in July by DORIS LESSING abridged in two parts and read by MARGARET INGLIS (2)
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Hutch

Leslie A. Hutchinson , the singer and pianist, rose to fame as a cabaret entertainer during the 1930s. He had intendedtomakeacareerin law but he soon turned to music andi with encouragement from Cole Porter , he developed his skill at the piano. It was C. B. Cochran , some years Inter, who was responsible for revealing the ' milk-chocolate ' voice.
Derek Parker tells the story of Hutch with the help of some of the many records including ' These Foolish Things ' and 'A Nightingale sang in Berkeley Square.'
Producer DEREK DRESCHER
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Kaleidoscope

Berlin was more than Cabaret Trends of the 20s, a series of comprehensive exhibitions, opened in Berlin recently, and this year's festival portrays the muic, theatre and cinema of that decade. Martin Esslin visited Berlin to recapture that spirit. Producer BRIAN BARFIELD
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Heroes for a Time: 5: Jessie Matthews

(medium only)
C.B. Cochran star of musical comedies, film star, cabaret artiste, character actress - Jessie has been many types of heroine for several different times.
Tony Bilbow looks back on the careers of popular heroes.
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Kaleidoscope

Prince of Musicals
' I really think that the stage has it over the other media - but only if It admits it is not realistic and uses that curious collaboration between the audience and the actor that is peculiar to the theatre. We ought to exploit and celebrate that.'
Hal Prince talks to
Sheridan Morley about his career, in which he has been responsible for such shows as Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret, West Side Story and currently Evita. He discusses frankly his successes and failures on the stage and in the cinema, as well as his hopes to work in Britain again. Producer
JOHN BOUNDY Sheridan Morley 's Preview: page 19
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Kaleidoscope

'A A Handful of Sons '
' Jazz and cha-cha-chas, Calypsos and street vendor cries,
Strains of old refrains,
Sleeptime baby Lullabys '
Tommy Steele , the first
British rock 'n' roll star, survived his precarious position to become film star, actor, cabaret artist, star of musicals and theatre director. He talks to Sheridan Morley about the early days of rock, the state of the British musical, his attitude to Hollywood. and recalls famous people he has met. Producer JOHN BOUNDY
(Tommy Steele is at the Prince of Wales Theatre, London)
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Hermione

The life and times of Hermione Gingold 1: Beginnings
My memories don't go back very far. I mean I can't remember being born for instance, though my mother assured me they did say' What a very ugly baby that is! ' And I grew up to be a beautiful child, and reverted to complete ugliness later on in life - ugliness but attractiveness, I am glad to say.
In this series of six programmes, one of the great entertainers of our time talks about herself in conversations recorded recently in her New York apartment, with recordings of some of her performances in a long and distinguished career, including revue and cabaret, the Broadway stage and the concert hall, and Hollywood.
Compiled by ALAN HAYDOCK
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Hermione

The life and times of Hermione Gingold 3 Wartime London
In this series of six programmes one of the great entertainers of our time talks about herself in conversations recorded recently in her New York apartment; with recordings of some of her performances in a long and distinguished career, including revue and cabaret, the Broadway stage and the concert hall, and Hollywood.
Compiled by ALAN HAYDOCK
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Woman's Hour

from Sheffield, home of cutlery, steel and angling. with Sue MacGregor who meets Lynne Perrie cabaret artiste and resident of Coronation Street
Sounds Mouthwatering (2) Mary Berry on the art of making omelettes.
Forthcoming Attractions: Gordon Gow previews films on BBCtv.
Gone Fishing!: Michael Cook casts a line with the Sheffield lady anglers.
An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (6)

(long wave only)
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A Handful of Songs

Tommy Steele has just been awarded the Show Business Personality of the Year Award by the Variety Club of Great Britain. This crowns a career from Britain's first rock 'n' roll star through film star, actor, cabaret artist and theatre director. He talks to Sheridan Morley.
Producer JOHN BOUNDY
(Revised repeat) (Tommy Steele is at the Prince of Wales Theatre, London)
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Kaleidoscope

Lenua
' I have a whole box of awards and everybody says why don't you put them up? I really don't believe in those things
It's nice when I get one, but it doesn't shake me. Applause is a fading thing, so don't rely too much on it.'
Lotte Lenya 's theatre and film career spans 70 years, including premieres in Germany of Mahagonny, The Threepenny Opera, The Seven Deadly Sins; and in America, The Eternal Road and Cabaret. Paul Vaughan talks to her about her husband Kurt Weill , and the people she worked with, including Brecht.
Klemperer and Moss Hart. Producer JOHN BOUNDY J.59 Weather
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Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Talking Point.
Singer in a Sari: GYN
FREEMAN meets cabaret artist, USHA UTHUP
Science Simplified.
A Comfort of Cats (2) long wave only
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In Touch

Bicycle repairing and cabaret entertaining are two of the jobs for which blind youngsters at Queen Alexandra Technical
College are being trained. Blind listeners can phone in suggestions and comments relating to the programme on [number removed]
8.30-10.0 pm
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Lenya

1898-1981
1 I have a whole box of awards and everybody says " Why don't you put them up? " I really don't believe in those things. It's nice when I get one, but it doesn't shake me. Applause is a fading thing, so don't rely too much on it.'
Lotte Lenya recorded this wide-ranging interview in New York just a few months before she died. She talked about her film and theatre career which spanned 70 years, including premieres in Germany of Mahagonny, The
Threepenny Opera, The Seven Deadly Sins; and in America, The Eternal Road and Cabaret. She also recalled many of the people she worked with, including Brecht,
Klemperer, Moss Hart and her husband, Kurt Weill. Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer JOHN BOUNDY
A Kaleidoscope production (Extended repeat)
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Douglas Byng at 90

Last March Douglas Byng celebrated his 90th birthday. One of the great pantomime dames, a leading man for
C. B. Cochran and Andre Chariot , he talks to Glyn Dearman about a career spanning 69 years in revue, variety, musical comedy, wartime concerts and cabaret and introduces some of the songs that have made him famous. RICHARD HOLMES (piano) Research by GORDON DICKERSON
Producer GLYN DEARMAN
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Douglas Byng at 90

Revue, variety, musical comedy, wartime concerts, cabaret. One of the great pantomime dames, a leading man for C. B. Cochran and Andr6 Chariot. Douglas Byng , who was born on 17 March 1893, talks to GLYN DEARMAN about a career spanning 69 years and introduces some of his famous songs.
Pianist RICHARD HOLMES
Researcher GORDON DICKERSON
Producer GLYN DEARMAN






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