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Under Your Hat [scenes]

Summary
BBC presentation of scenes from the first act of the musical comedy Under Your Hat, from the Palace Theatre, London, on its first night performance.
Theatre play
Under Your Hat by Arthur Macrae and Jack [John Norman] Hulbert (1892-1978) and Archie Menzies [more information]
Date of transmission
Thursday 24 November 1938
Time
7.45-8.20pm
Channel
BBC Television
Production company
BBC

Credits

Book by
Jack [John Norman] Hulbert (1892-1978)
Book by
Arthur Macrae
Book by
Archie Menzies
Music
Vivian Ellis
Lyrics
Vivian Ellis
Cast
Cicely Courtneidge
Jack [John Norman] Hulbert (1892-1978)

Additional details

Origination
Live from theatre
Vision original
Monochrome
Notes
'The mobile unit prepares for another date with boiled shirts on Thursday - this time to televise the scenes at the first night of Under Your Hat, the new Cicely Courtneidge-Jack Hulbert musical comedy at the Palace Theatre. Three cameras will be used - one to show celebrities as they pass through the brilliantly lit foyer to the auditorium; another will be installed in Cicely Courtneidge’s dressing-room [...]; and the third camera will have a box to itself in the auditorium to televise part of the first act’ ('The Scanner’, ‘Television Goes High Hat’, Radio Times, 18 November 1938, p. 26).
Extant status
No archival copy is known to exist.
Play tags
comedy; musical

Print sources

Title
Broadcasting: Music, Variety and Plays (Newspaper listing)
Reference
The Times, 24 November 1938, p. 20
Title
Radio Times, 18 November 1938 (Magazine)
Linking notes
article by ‘The Scanner’ entitled ‘Television Goes High Hat’, p. 26; listing, p. 27

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