A series of 19 musical and comedy "vaudeville" sketches presented in the form of a live broadcast hosted by Tommy Handley (as himself). There are two "running gags" which connect the sketches. In one, an actor wants to perform Shakespeare, but he is continually denied air-time. The other gag has an inventor trying to view the broadcast on television. Four of the sketches are in color (in shades of yellow and brown only). Written by
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is credited on screen with 'sketches and other interpolated items'. Adrian Brunel
in his autobiography Nice Work describes how he originally shot The Taming of the Shrew spoof only to have John Maxwell
, the producer, reject it for not being funny enough. Brunel states that Hitchcock was brought in to re-shoot the sketch. Hitchcock is believed to have directed the Gordon Harker
sketch, The Taming of the Shrew, and the 'thriller' sketch with 'Jameson Thomas'. See more