A series of nineteen 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).
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Truly a Constellation of Stars too costly to present on any one Music Hall Programme. (Print Ad- Auckland Star, ((Auckland, NZ)) 8 January 1931)
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This "British equivalent of Hollywood's all-star revues", says the book "Film's Musical Moment", "is quite possibly the first ever to refer directly to television some six years before the BBC began regular television transmissions." See more
Released in the US with the title HELLO EVERYBODY, it was truncated to about half the original running time. See more