A Cabaret Entertainment
Presented by Archie Campbell with Joan Stevenson and Lorna Tarbat
Those New Girls
Hildegarde Paris-London -New York and the one and only
The Well-known Revue and Cabaret Star
Compere, Eric Barker
The Orchestra conducted by Mark H. Lubbock
A Radio Cabaret
Presented by Bryan Michie
Walsh and Barker
Odette and Kay
Dim Dremo and Georges Gladyrevsky
(by permission of the Hungaria Restaurant) and other Cabaret artists now appearing in London
The BBC Variety Orchestra conducted by Charles Shadwell
A Radio Cabaret
Presented by Archie Campbell with Greta Keller
Continental Singer The Radio Three
Sweethearts of Syncopation
Celebrated French Entertainer and The BBC Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Charles Shadwell
Compere, Naunton Wayne
The Dorchester Hotel Cabaret
Book and Lyrics by Ian Grant
Music by Edward A. Horan with Steve Geray and Magda Kun
Five Dorchester Girls and Jack Jackson and his Band
Produced by Henry Sherek
Presented by Leslie Baily and Charles Brewer
In the first month of the new Charter of the BBC we look back to the birth of the original British Broadcasting Company - fourteen years ago. The start of British broadcasting at Marconi House in London, at Birmingham, and at Manchester, will be recalled in tonight's 'Scrapbook for 1922'.
This was the year when the wartime Coalition Government came to an end, a political sensation symptomatic of the return from wartime conditions. It was the year of Princess Mary's wedding, of the Geddes 'Axe', of The Cabaret Girl and A to Z, of Northcliffe - a great personality
Recalled by Tom Clarke
'The Lady of the Rose' at Dalys
Phyllis Dare and Harry Welchman
Death of Shackleton
The great explorer's last diary has been lent to the BBC by his family. Some hitherto unpublished passages will be read
'Cairo' succeeds 'Chu Chin Chow'
The cast also includes:
Patric Curwen, J. B. Rowe, L. Stanton Jefferies, Hebe Haworth, Helena Millais,
Ernest Sefton, R. E. Burrell
The BBC Revue Chorus, and The BBC Theatre Orchestra
Conducted by Mark H. Lubbock
A short article on 1922 will be found on page 11
A Radio Cabaret
Presented by Bryan Michie with the BBC Variety Orchestra conducted by Charles Shadwell
Compere, Naunton Wayne
in ' Mrs. Tuttle Visits Paris' by PHILIP LEAVER
Patricia Rossborough played the Beethoven Sonata Pathétique from memory at the age of nine and won a scholarship to the Birmingham School of Music. She remained a straight pianist until she came into broadcasting in 1926, when she won fame for her syncopated playing. In Savoy Hill days she used to sing at the piano. She was the first solo artist to go on the air from Broadcasting House.
She records, has made three films of herself doing her act, and is well known in cabaret and on the halls.
'Mrs. Tuttle visits Paris'
Olive Blakeney , an American actress' made her first appearance on the London stage at the Strand Theatre, as Ruby in Broadway, in 1926, and has been claimed by the London stage ever since. The Middle Watch, Leave it to Psmith, Orders are Orders are some of the well-known plays she has been in. Philip Leaver , wrote the story with music, Never Talk to Strangers, in which Gertrude Lawrence broadcast in August. He also acted in it.
This is the third ' Mrs. Tuttle ' of the series. Last time this amusing American lady visited Venice. No doubt, her visit to Paris will have similarly diverting results.
A Twenty-five minute Cabaret with RAY MEUX
MARJORIE HOLMES and PHIL GREEN
AND HIS BUSKETEERS
Compere, BRYAN MICHIE
Produced by ERNEST LONGSTAFFE
(A Russian Cabaret in Paris) under the direction of Captain V. VIVIEN, Marquis de Chateaubrun with MARIA MAROVA (soprano)
GERALD KASSEN (baritone)
THE SIBERIAN COSSACK CHOIR directed by Capt. SOROKIN and SERGE KRISH WITH HIS ORCHESTRA
The parts of Guests are played by VERA LARINA , SELMA VAS DIAZ,
GILBERT RUMBOLD and BORIS RANEVSKY
(By permission of Reandco)
Produced by A. W. HANSON
a story with music by PHILLIP LEAVER
Music by KENNETH LESLIE SMITH Orchestrated by WALLY WALLOND
The cast includes
J. COT D'ORDAN MARIE PICQUART
JOAN MILLER DINO GALVANI and PHILIP LEAVER
THE BBC VARIETY ORCHESTRA
Conducted by CHARLES SHADWELL
The story commences on an Adriatic steamer and moves on to Trieste and Paris, and ends in the Customs House at
Produced by JOHN WATT
'Never Talk to Strangers ' will be repeated tomorrow at 8.55 in the Regional programme
Gertrude Lawrence has been almost everything in the entertainment world-dancer, understudy, star of the cabaret and the theatre. In 1920 she was leading lady at Murray's Club in London's first cabaret entertainment.
She has been associated with Chariot
Revues, C. B. Cochran (she was Evangeline in Nymph Errant), Noel Coward. In 1930 she acted with him in Private Lives. In October, 1935, she toured with him in Tonight at 7.30, which consisted of six one-act plays all written by him. They came to London and recently finished a successful run at the Phœnix Theatre.
Gertrude Lawrence 's broadcasts have been rare for so brilliant an actress. She broadcast once each in 1927 and 1928, and was in Jubilee Gala last summer.
in a Mrs. Tactless Episode
' Love me, Love my Dog'
VAL ROSING with his Melody Makers
Compere, BRYAN MICHIE
Audrey Hyslop has had an extraordinarily varied career since her name first became known to London in Pelissier's Follies. Gilbert and Sullivan operas in South Africa, music-hall work here, there, and everywhere in impersonations of a charwoman, concert-party work in India- When the Bombay broadcasting station was opened, she was a sort of stand-by-songs, character sketches, monologues ... and this evening in a monologue she is to broadcast for the first time in England. Slices of everyday life, the type of people seen in the park, people with dogs all over the world, go to make up her amusing Love me, Love my Dog '.
-Listeners will welcome the return of Val Rosing , Henry Hall 's first vocalist with the BBC Dance Orchestra.
He is to bring with him to the microphone his Melody Makers, and will
introduce to listeners a new radio singer in this country-Suzanne , McClay, who is just over from Paris, where she has been singing in cabaret. She has a colourful, husky voice, and Bryan Michie believes her to have an ideal microphone personality.
Finally there will be a surprise act to wind up this Variety triple bill.
' Two Minds with Not a Single Thought' with MONTE CRICK, at the Piano
In 1934 Ronald Frankau and Tommy Handley, who had been associated together with such success on gramophone records as ' North and South ', decided to get together again. In the ' North and South ' records they could only get four jokes into three minutes, and they thought they would like to have fifty. They made these records as ' Mr. Murgatroyd and Mr. Winterbotham ', and brought them to Eric Maschwitz. He liked them and they first broadcast as these characters in December 1934, and have been doing so ever since.
They made a film, Mr. Murgatroyd wearing white sandals and a bowler too small for him ; Mr. Winterbotham wearing a large moustache, a cap, glasses, and a sort of bookmaker's overcoat with large checks. Then they did a cabaret and have several concerts in view. As soon as Frankau has finished at the Prince of Wales Theatre, they are to tour as these famous characters.
At the moment they are seriously considering creating a Mrs. Murgatroyd and Mrs. Winterbotham, with Rene Roberts (Mrs. Frankau) and Jean Allistone (Mrs. Handley) in the parts. Frankau and Handley will write all the material.
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
WILHELM GROSZ and REGINALD KING
A musical show entitled Three For a Song, with Greta Keller playing lead, was broadcast recently. The composer of the music was Dr. Wilhelm Grosz , one of the pianists in this afternoon's programme of duets. He was responsible also for that popular song-hit ' Isle of Capri'. And, several years ago, when Greta Keller took back some of her English records to Vienna, it was he-then a director of a Berlin gramophone company — who introduced her to German homes as a polished gramophone cabaret artist.
Reginald King , of course, is one of the most prominent personalities in broadcast light music. He is an associate of the Royal Academy. And, in addition to being a player of distinction, he is well known as a composer-one of his works, in fact, is included in this programme.
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'.
with DIANA CLARE
Few light orchestras are more popular with listeners than Eugene Pini 's Tango Orchestra, which he first formed for broadcasting in 1930 with such success that it has been on the air ever since. Its violinist-conductor is, of course, Eugene Pini himself, who was born in Buenos Aires of French and Scottish parents and is the younger brother of Anthony Pini , the 'cellist.
The combination consists of three violins, 'cello, bass, piano, and piano-accordion, and the orchestra specialises in unusual arrangements of Argentine tangos, violin solos, and light Spanish music. Eugene Pini is always on the look-out for music of this type and is constantly introducing new numbers to listeners. His programmes are famous for novelty and melody alike.
His vocalist for the ]ast two years has been Diana Clare who, already famous on the air as the serious artist Esther Coleman , made her debut in cabaret and made another name in a night.
Adapted (by several hands) from Madame
Polish Stage Play and Produced at the microphone by LANCE SIEVEKING
Even the events in the smallest print of all were probably very large in the lives of the people to whom they happened
We take five news items from the small print column. They are: i. A postcard sixteen years in the post
2. The suicide of a young musician 3. The Chancellor of the Exchequer acknowledges conscience money
4. A girl convicted of stealing a watch
5. A British firm gets a contract
Scene I: The Newspaper Office
Scene 2 : The Delayed Postcard
Landlady Paul (A Trapeze artist)
Tin-Whistle Teny (A down)
A Girl in the Circus Audience
Seem 3 : The Musician's Suicide
Robert Godfrey (the musician) Elaine (His wife) Walter (a friend)
Mr. Short (a cabaret proprietor)
Scene 4 : Conscience Money
Herbert Smythe-Smythe Winifred (his wife) Aunt Rowena
Scene 5 Girl convicted of theft
Anne Baker (the girl) Audrey (her friend)
Jack (Audrey's friend) Shopkeeper Constable
Scene 6 : British Firm gets a Contract
Roderigo Morales (A South American
Pedro (his Secretary)
Mr. James Henry William Robinson
(An English Business man)
The cast includes the following
V. C. CLINTON-BADDELEY
This play was broadcast in the Regional programme on Monday evening
(A Russian Cabaret)
Under the direction of Captain V. VIVIEN, Marquis de Chateaubrun with OLGA ALEXEEVA (soprano)
THE SIBERIAN COSSACKS
Directed by Captain SOROKIN and EMILIO COLOMBO and his
RED SARAFAN ORCHESTRA
A Cabaret Entertainment including
IVY ST. HELIER
Produced by BRYAN MICHIE and ARCHIE CAMPBELL
WALSH AND BARKER and JACK PAYNE WITH HIS BAND
This party of Jack Payne 's has won fame not only on the air, but on the halls. It is something new. A dance band programme of infinite variety. Dance tunes interspersed with first-class cabaret. One never gets bored. To hear Jimmy James interrupting the programme is to laugh. And what more would you do ?
Tonight listeners will hear Walsh and Barker singing dance band numbers. Janet Joye will give some of her lifelike impressions-perhaps one of Jack Payne ? There will be Eddie Gray in his comic act, and Garland Wilson , that fine coloured pianist who can ' jazz' any number under the sun.
Tonight's broadcast is Jack Payne 's third party on the air. It is not likely to be the last.