20 JANUARY 1950, Page 13


THE return of The Piddingtons means the return, I suppose, of controversy. I decline to dismiss the subject as flogging a dead horse: for this horse is so uncommonly lively. Argument can be renewed. Myself, I have an especial interest in the Piddingtons, fot once (much flattered at the tribute to my established probity) I wai enlisted as a judge of what I take to be the best " telepathy " act of recent times., It was my lot to accompany Mrs. Piddington around London in a taxi-cab—from Portland Place via Trafalgar Square to Buckingham Palace, and thence circuitously back by Birdcage Walk to the studio—while another judge (of equal probity) chose one of a list of London theatrical entertainments for Mr. Piddington to " transmit "'to our cruising taxi.