Radio: Transatlantic Hop

U.S. audiences in eight cities last week got their first chance to compare British television with the domestic product. What they saw was a filmed version of Café Continental, an hour-long BBC music-hall revue boiled down to 15 minutes and burdened with the addition of four long-winded commercials for Conmar Zippers.

By U.S. standards, Café was well above average, a briskly paced, lighthearted series of variety acts with a minimum of Berlesque mugging. The Continental flavor was supplied by Swiss yodeling, Gypsy music and French acrobatics. But top honors went to shapely Singer...

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