P671 Teletext 671 Oct 4 21:10:03       ————————————————————————————  OH NO SHE DIDN'T   Oct 6, 1922: Marie Lloyd, one of the  great stars of music hall,  died at the age of 52.   Her best known song was "One  of the ruins Cromwell knocked  about a bit" (the Cromwell being  a well known public house).   There was much comm—nt on her  omission from the 1912 Royal  Command Performance alongside  Vesta Tilley and Harry Lauder.  ———————————————————————————1/7—— Get out and about with Gadabout 672 FANCY A NIGHT AT THE THEATRE? p630 Gadabout Fit VFM TV Plus
P671 Teletext 671 Oct 4 21:50:01       ————————————————————————————  FIRST TALKIE IS A HIT   Oct 6, 1927: The Jazz Singer, the first talking picture with Al Jolson, brought audiences to their feet. Some, like Charles Chaplin, think sound is a passing novelty, but Warner Brothers, who produced The Jazz Singer, plan more talkies.   One film critic said: "If  I were an actor with a   squeaky voice I'd worry."     ——————————————————————————————————2/7—— Are you fit for anything? 673 WHAT'S ON AT YOUR CINEMA? p610 Gadabout Fit VFM TV Plus
P671 Teletext 671 Oct 4 21:50:10       ————————————————————————————  IL DUCE ON THE MARCH   . Oct 3, 1935: Mussolini's long-awaited invasion of Abyssynia began at dawn as the Italian dictator's Fascist army marched across the border.   They struck first at the  border town of Adowa,  scene of Italy's defeat  by Abyssynia in 1896.   Emperor Haile Selassie  has mobilised his troops  in defence.  ——————————————————————————————————3/7—— Are you getting value for money? 674 TRACE YOUR SERVICE PALS p676 Gadabout Fit VFM TV Plus
P671 Teletext 671 Oct 4 21:51:12       ————————————————————————————  JARROW JOBLESS BEGIN MARCH   Oct 5, 1936: Thousands of supporters gathered on the streets of Jarrow to watch 200 unemployed men begin their long march to Downing Street.  The Tynesiders are carrying a  petition with 11,572 names  protesting about the 68%  unemployment in the town.   An appeal raised £800 to buy  leather and nails so the mjn  can mend their boots. ——————————————————————————————————4/7—— Lost touch with a loved one? 675 JOBS INDEX p640 Gadabout Fit VFM TV Plus
P671 Teletext 671 Oct 4 21:51:01       ————————————————————————————  PEACE FOR OUR TIME, SAYS PM   Sept 30, 1938: Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain flew home from a meeting with Herr Hitler in Munich and promised: "Peace for our time." He waved a copy of the new Anglo-German accord to a cheering crowd outside 10 Downing St and said his mission  had brought peace with honour.   But many MPs of all parties  believe it is a sell-out to  Hitler. ——————————————————————————————————5/7—— Trace your Service Pals 676 WESTMINSTER WATCH p325 ITV Gadabout Fit VFM TV Plus
P671 Teletext 671 Oct 4 21:51:06       ————————————————————————————  GOODBYE JIMMY DEAN   Sept 30, 1955: Teen  hero James Dean, 24,  was killed instantly  when his Porsche   careered off the road  outside Los Angeles.    Although compared to  Brando, he made only  three films. But "Rebel  Without A Cause" seems  likely to remain as his  lasting epitaph.   ——————————————————————————————————6/7—— NEXT WEEK: Che Guevara shot to death WHAT'S ON AT YOUR CINEMA? p610 Gadabout Fit VFM TV Plus
P671 Teletext 671 Oct 4 21:10:10       ————————————————————————————  SOVIETS SCORE SPACE SUCCESS   Oct 4, 1957: Russia began the space age by launching a man made satellite known as Sputnik-I.  The artificial moon is now  orbiting more than 500 miles  above the earth's surface at  18,000 miles an hour.   The Americans hailed the  achievement as "fantastic". But to be beaten into space by the @SSR will be a severe blow to their pridj. ——————————————————————————————————7/7—— Fifty Plus index 670 It's Your Life 480 NEED A FLIGHT? p230 ITV Gadabout Fit VFM TV Plus