Alan Cumming meets Liza Minnelli , German singer Ute Lemper and musician Coco Schumann to discover the origins of Christopher Isherwood 's Goodbye to Berlin. Shown last Tuesday The film Cabaret is at 12.25am
Devised and written by ROWLAND LEIGH and REX EVANS
BASIL HOWES and REX EVANS
THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA
Pprsonally conducted by JACK PAYNE
ANOTHER 'revue in miniature' from Rex
Evans and Rowland Leigh. Rex Evans has the intimate art of cabaret at his fingers' tips. The famous syncopated singer is shortly to make his first appearance in revue when Chariot's Show of 1928, as I believe it is to be called, comes to the Vaudeville Theatre. Rex Evans has been associated with Andre Chariot in many of his weekly broadcasts. Be sure to listen tonight. In Rowland Leigh we have one of the cleverest writers of smart lyrics-and Rex Evans and Co. certainly know how to ' put them across.'
Written by HERMAN DAREWSKI and C. DENIS FREEMAN
Produced by C. DENIS FREEMAN
The exploits of two Burglars, Bill and Alfhow they were entertained by the Duchess of Dillington at the Diamond Ball-and why they were lucky enough to see the ' Wonder Bits ' Cabaret
Those you will meet at the Ball are:
PHILIP WADE IAN HARDING
ERIC ANDERSONHERMIONE GINGOLD
REGINALD BECKWITH AGNES LAUCHLAN
ERNEST SEFTON JOAN HARE
FREDERICK W. LLOYD JEANNE MANNERS and Lady TREE. O.B.E.
Special ORCHESTRA conducted by HERMAN DAREWSKI
During the Ball there will be a Cabaret
'WONDER BITS' from 'Wonder Bar ' with WILLIAM CAVANAGH , JOAN GARDINER , JOY SPRING and BETTY FRANKISS
A specially recorded programme featuring stars of BBC Light Entertainment in 1968
(Petula Clark appears by courtesy of M.G.M. Pictures; Derek Nimmo is appearing in 'Charlie Girl' at the Adelphi Theatre; Robertson Hare is in 'Oh Clarence!' at the Lyric Theatre, London)
See columns 1, 2, and 3 and colour feature on centre pages
[Photo caption] Top row 1. to r.: Cliff Richard, Morecambe and Wise, The Seekers. Reading downwards: Harry Worth, Jimmy Logan, Ray Alan, Derek Nimmo, Louis Armstrong, Kenneth McKellar, and Marty Feldman
Christmas Night with the Stars
A specially recorded programme featuring stars of BBC Light Entertainment in 1968
Introduced by Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise
Script by Sid Green and Dick Hills
Louis Armstrong, Petula Clark, Rolf Harris, Jimmy Logan, Lulu, Kenneth McKellar, Nana Mouskouri, Cliff Richard, The Seekers, The Young Generation (Choreography Douglas Squires)
Not In Front of the Children
by Richard Waring
Starring Wendy Craig as Jennifer and Ronald Hines as Henry
with Frances Rowe as Mother
Directed by Graeme Muir
Script by Jimmy Perry and David Croft
Starring Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier and Clive Dunn
Featuring John Laurie, James Beck, Arnold Ridley, Ian Lavender and Edward Sinclair
Directed by David Croft
with Derek Francis
Script by Ronnie Taylor
Directed by Duncan Wood
Introduced by Ray Alan
Featuring Reg Park, Michel and Carol Sally Ross, Janet Mahoney, The Ice Cabaret Dancers, The Fred Tomlinson Singers
Musical Director, Malcolm Lockyer
Directed by Ernest Maxin
Presented In association with Tom Arnold and Gerald Palmer
sings a song of Christmas with the Ealing Grammar School Boys' Choir
Oh Brother! All Gas and Gaiters
Starring Derek Nimmo, Felix Aylmer, Robertson Hare, Colin Gordon, William Mervyn, Geoffrey Hibbert, Ernest Clark, Patrick McAlinney
Script by David Climie and Austin Steel, Pauline Devaney and Edwin Apps
Directed by John Howard Davies
Orchestrations by Alan Roper and Les Williams
Orchestra directed by Alyn Ainsworth
Design, Roger Murray-Leach
Production, Stewart Morris
in ' The Gypsy Princess '
A broadcasting version founded upon the English stage version by Arthur Miller
Lyrics by Arthur Stanley
Music by Emmerich Kalman
The story of Emmerich Kalman's Gypsy Princess concerns Sylva, a cabaret star, and Maria Eisner, who made such a successful debut in The Countess Maritza last November (in spite of the fact that she was suffering from influenza and had to sustain this exacting rôle with a temperature of 101), is coming over to England to play the lead in this revival.
Maria Elsner was for three years at the Dresden Opera House under Fritz Busch ; played the lead in Rheinhardt's production of The Student Prince in Berlin and in Fledermaus in Paris under Bruno Walter, and she has sung in Figaro at the Salzburg Festival. Since her last visit to England she has been playing in operetta at The Hague.
' The Gypsy Princess ' will be repeated in the Regional programme 'tomorrow at 9.0
A chance to see again the skills of the world's most exciting skaters.
An International Ice Cabaret
From Holland - Sjoukje Dijkstra, Ladies' Figure Skating Champion of the World
From Czechoslovakia - Eva and Pavel Roman, Ice Dance Champions of the World
From West Germany - Marika Kilius and Hans Jurgen Baumler Pair Skating Champions of the World
with Manfred Schnelldorfer, Champion of West Germany; Nicole Hassler, Ladies' Champion of France; Diana Clifton-Peach, British Ladies' Champion; Malcolm Cannon, British Men's Champion; Janet Sawbridge and David Hickinbottom, the leading Ice Dance Pair in Great Britain
An exciting blend of championship performances and cabaret skating specially staged for television at the Queen's Ice Skating Club, London.
Previously shown on October 10
Ronald Frankau and his Cabaret Kittens in their Revuette "Up to Scratch"
A Play by C. K. MUNRO
Presented by K. B. INDOE
Music by VICTOR HELY-HUTCHINSON
Luke's House in London
1. Lennard's office near the borders of Przimia
2. A newsboy's beat in Greater
3. A cabaret in Przimiprzak 4. Ned's office in London
5. Katya Soresti 's house in Przimiprzak
6. The newsboy's beat 7. Lennard's office 8. Ned's offico
9. The Prime Minister's room
10. The newsboy's beat
11. The Chancellor's Palace in Przimiprzak
12. The newsboy'. boat
Luke's House in London
Produced by HOWARD ROSE
This show hails from Germany, where it was specially written for the radio. In' carrying out the adaptation for an English audience, Selwyn Jepson , the. well-known novelist, short story and film scenario writer, makes his début in the field of broadcasting. Another notable feature is that Greta Keller -she came over from America specially to fulfil this engagement-and Ronald Hill both play roles that they fill in real life: one is a Continental cabaret star and the other is a composer. Hindle Edgar is a popular artist in the provinces, and is known to listeners for his work with the Air-do-Wells ; the composer of the music, Wilhelm Grosz , is well known in this country for his ' Isle of Capri'.
An entertainment to celebrate the twenty-first anniversary of BBC Television.
The Curtain's Rising
written by Alan Melville and Arthur Wilkinson.
[Starring] Shirley Eaton, Wendy Toye, Irving Davies Geraldo and his Orchestra
[Starring] Ted Ray, Charlie Drake, Kenneth Connor
Cabaret Night in Paris
featuring Georges Guetary from an RTF studio in Paris.
The Man on a Balcony
Written by Andre de Launay.
[Starring] Peggy Cummins and Bob Monkhouse
[Starring] Dickie Valentine with Bill Maynard
Variety from Germany
Burns and Allen on film from America
Line Renaud from Paris
Experimental Colour Television from Alexandra Palace
Sound Radio from 'Saturday Night on the Light' in Broadcasting House, London.
And Finale from the British Isles
'The Isle is full of noises' (composed for this programme by Benjamin Frankel)
Sung by A section of the Royal Choral Society in London
The Scottish Junior Singers in Edinburgh
The Treorchy Male Voice Choir in the Rhondda Valley
The Symphony Orchestra conducted by Eric Robinson
You are invited to visit Television's own spectacular floor show.
Star cast includes Henri Salvador, The great French cabaret artist; Max Miller, The cheeky chappie; Eve Club Girls with Helen Archer and Sheila Douglas; Celestial Sorcery; Cuban Carnival; and Star speciality acts.
The Television Toppers
Dusty Springfield returns to the scene of her recent cabaret triumph.
By Rommi Smith.
A poetic drama about a black woman who discovers that the man she grew up believing to be her father is not her father, and that her birth father is a white man who has built an international status as a racist comedian.
Musical director Graham Maynard Director Pauline Harris
Take a Pinch of...
Rommi Smith's play is a tightly written drama about a black woman, Josephine, who makes a disturbing discovery after her mother's death: her birth father is a white, racist comedian coming to the end of a populist but notorious career (his "jokes" will make you cringe). Her mother was a cabaret singer and is voiced in sexy, bluesy tones by the fabulous soul and R'n'B diva Ruby Turner. Josephine's white grandmother ensures her vile son gets his comeuppance at a public dinner. If you hadn't already guessed, the moral of this tale is that "Blood no matter, loving does." Jane Anderson
1/2. Russell Davies celebrates the life and works of uniquely versatile composer and performer Richard Rodney Bennett. who turns 70 next week. Commanding audiences across the full musical spectrum - from twelve-tone to twelve-bar - singer and jazz pianist Bennett is at home writing cabaret, brass band, symphonies, operas and ballets, plus scores for film and television. This tribute features contributions from colleagues, friends, musicians and singers.
Producer Graham Pass
relayed from Plymouth Promenade Pier Pavilion.
relayed from the Assembly
A NIGHT OF SONG, HUMOUR AND
COLLIN BIGGIN and hi. ORCHESTRA in all the latest Musical
Selections from America.
During the evening ‟STAINLESS STEPHEN ” will introduce an American Friend. BERTHA and WIN ANSON and LEONARD ROBERTS will provide the Songs.
Bertha and Win Anson (Duets).
Relayed from the Grand Hotel.
NEW PRINCES RESTAURANT.
Under His Personal Supervision.
Fox-trot, " Me and the Boy Friend " ; Fox-trot, "Nola"; Waltz, "I Know of Two Bright Eyes " ; Fox-trot, " Seminota" ; Fox-trot, " Tea for Two " ; One-step, " Strut " ; Fox-trot, " Just Like a Beautiful Story"; Fox-trot, " Love is Just a Gamble " ; Waltz, " June Brought the Roses " ; Fox-trot, " My Best Girl " ; Fox-trot, " Oriental Moon"; Waltz, "I Love the Moon"; Fox-trot, " Where's My Sweetie Hiding ? " ; Fox-trot, " Toy Drum Major " ; One-step, "Nickel In the Slot " ; One-step, " When You and I Were Twenty-One " ; Fox-trot, " Let Me Be the First " ; Fox-trot, " Love Has a Way " ; Fox-trot, " I Want To Be Happy " ; Waltz, " All Alone."