A taste of some of the top acts to be found on the London cabaret circuit.
Compered by Clive Anderson
Recorded at The Comedy Store, Leicester Square, London
Producer GRAHAM FROST. Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Friday at 12.27pm)
The music of Irving Berlin, Cole Porter and George and Ira Gershwin, among many others, performed in cabaret at the Ritz Hotel, London, by American singer/pianist Michael Feinstein
Producer KEN EVANS (R)
During the 1920s and 30s
'serious' composers were drawn to the medium of the cabaret song, JILL GOMEZ (soprano) sings a selection, accompanied by JOHN CONSTABLE (piano). Records
Each Cabaret Upstairs contains the following items: one selection of the finest young stand-up comedy; one dollop of atmosphere from the Comedy Store, Leicester Square, London; one finely tuned Clive Anderson and a compere's microphone.
The first in a series of seven shows of live cabaret comedy, beamed right into your homes from the Jongleurs club in Battersea, London. Fresh creative humour, people who say things, people who do things and people who sing things!
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Andy Greenhalgh Kit Hollerbach Mothers' Ruin
Steve Murray , Mark Steel
Neal Mullarky , Nick Hancock Executive producer (BBC)
RICHARD BODEN Producer BRIAN MARSHALL Director CHRISTIAN CLEGG
A REAL TO REEL production for BBCtv
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Starring and A cabaret singer, working among the decadent cafe society of Berlin in the 1930s, falls in love with a young Englishman. Their affair develops against a background of street violence and the gradual rise of fascism in Germany.
Screenplay by JAY ALLEN Produced by CY FEUER
Choreographed and directed by BOB FOSSE
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Feinstein Quartet Edward Shipley Cabaret
Claude Boiling Jazz Suite. BBC North
In a rotting theatre, in a seedy backstreet, the sinister
Dr Caligari runs a cabaret with his demonic assistants, Snuff and Anthrax. Each week an unwilling guest-act tells their story. Tonight it's the turn of Rick - a slimy late-night DJ- in: A Word in Your Ear.
Written by Alan Gilbey.
by Alan Gilbey.
In a seedy backstreet. in a rotting theatre, the sinister Dr Caligari runs a cabaret with his demonic assistants, Snuff and Anthrax. Each week an unwilling "guest-act" tells their story.
1: A Word in Your Ear
Tonight it's the turn of Rick - a slimy late-night DJ. With John Woodvine , Sylvester McCoy , Victoria Wicks and Kerry Shale.
Classic is Bob Fosse 's highly successful film musical, the winner of eight Oscars. Starring Liza Minnelli
Sally Bowles is a cabaret singer working among the decadent cafe society of Berlin in the 1930s. Her love affair with the young Englishman Brian develops against a background of the gradual rise of fascism. The film is based on the stage musical I Am a Camera, inspired by Christopher Isherwood 's Goodbye to Berlin.
TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 FILMS: pages 48-56
Jill Gomez (soprano)
John Constable (piano)
Poulenc Banalites Koechlin Three Songs Weill Marie Galante
Britten Three Cabaret
Cole Porter The Laziest
Girl in Town; Miss Otis Regrets; The Physician Gershwin By Strauss; S'wonderful; Love
Walked In; Fascinating Rhythm
Bob Fosse 's Oscar-winning musical drama, starring
Joel Grey , Michael York
A love affairdevelops between cabaret singer Sally Bowles and naive young Englishman Brian Roberts in the decadent Berlin cafe society ofthe thirties, againsta background ofthe gradual rise of fascism.
(1972.15) Subtitled .... ♦ See Films: pages 62-68 *****
Robert Cushman reviews the eighth annual convention held in the Town
Hall, Manhattan. He selects the best from among the hundreds of songs and performers. Each evening had a theme, among which were Lyrics on Several Occasions - a Celebration of Ira Gershwin; On the Sunny Side of the Street - the Lyrics of Dorothy Field ; Dancing in the Dark - the Words and Music of Howard Dietz and Arthur Schwartz ; and Happy Anniversary - an Appreciation of Some Classic Shows of the Broadway Season of 1947. The cabaret stars in full voice include
Julie Wilson , Annie Ross ,
Margaret Whiting , Richard Rodney Bennett and Andrea Marcovicci.
The third of four programmes in which Robert Cushman introduces classic cabaret recordings.
The second of four programmes in which Robert Cushman introduces classic cabaret recordings.
Four programmes in which Robert Cushman mixes classic cabaret recordings with a dash of comment. Producer Jonathan James-Moore
Next programme tomorrow 7pm
The last of four programmes in which Robert Cushman introduces classic cabaret recordings.
Adult stand-up Eddie Izzard showcases established and new musicians and comedians in an event recorded at
Ronnie Scott 's jazz club in London's Soho. Guests include David McAlmont , Paul Weller and Ed Byrne.
Producers Phil Critchlow and Anna Harrison
Bob Fosse 's Oscar-winning musical drama, starring Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey. A love affair develops between cabaret singer Sally Bowles and naive
Englishman Brian Roberts in the decadent Berlin cafe society of the 1930s, against a background of German fascism. Film of the Day: page 46.
Followed by Weatherview
Alan Cumming , who made his name in Sam Mendes 's Broadway production of Cabaret, discovers the story behind the book that the musical was based on.