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    Titles read: "On the Air - in the Air! With Jack Hylton And His Band. Over now, to Croydon, to join Jack and the boys just off to broadcast their airs from the air!"

    Croydon, Surrey.

    Great M/S of Jack Hylton and his band, standing on the steps to an aeroplane and playing their instruments.

    Intertitle reads: "Meanwhile, at the Post Office Exhibition in the Strand, the audience is waiting."
    Brief M/S of the Post Office Exhibition hall in the Strand in London.

    Back at Croydon, the band get onto the plane, still playing their instruments. The plane takes off, and in mid-air we see a man broadcasting to the Post Office Exhibition and introducing bandleader Jack Hylton. Jack says he is very happy to be making the flight over London for the purpose of broadcasting to the Exhibition in the Strand. Several shots of band members playing in the aircraft, intercut with people listening to the music in the exhibition.

    M/S of the plane taxiing across the tarmac after landing. Jack Hylton stands in front of the plane with his band and thanks Captain Armstrong for the beautiful smooth trip he gave them.

    Note: main tune heard here is 'Swingy Little Thingy'.

    Duplicate exists in Turns Can 14 - see separate record for details.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:23:00 / 01:23:38:00
    PT 196
    Sort Number:
    PT 196
  • Appears in...

    Sport & Leisure Fashion & Music Entertainment & Humour
    Morcambe and Wise biopic Variety (BBC4) 2 Jack Hylton Jack Hylton
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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