Program News

Musical Theatre Melodies - 15th December - "Charlie Girl"

Rob Morrison's next "Musical Theatre Melodies" broadcast on Tuesday, 15th December at 9 p.m. will feature a 50th Anniversary tribute to David Heneker and John Taylor's Charlie Girl, from the 1965 original London cast recording starring Joe Brown and Anna Neagle, with Hy Hazell, Stuart Damon, Derek Nimmo and Christine Holmes; plus additional songs from the score from the 1971 original Australian cast recording starring Johnny Farnham and Derek Nimmo and the 1986 London revival cast recording starring Cyd Charisse.

This will be preceded by an introduction to the musical, ('live' via telephone from London), by British Musical Theatre historian, archivist and author - Rex Bunnett.

The remainder of the broadcast will feature song selections from David Heneker's Half a Sixpence, (based on the novel Kipps by H.G. Wells), from the 1963 original London cast recording starring Tommy Steele, Marti Webb and James Grout.