Program News

Musical Theatre Melodies - 22nd December - "Twang!!"

Rob Morrison's next "Musical Theatre Melodies" broadcast on Tuesday, 22nd December at 9 p.m. will feature a 50th Anniversary tribute to Lionel Bart's Twang!!, (a musical spoof on Robin Hood), from the 1965 original London cast recording starring James Booth, Barbara Windsor and Bernard Bresslaw, with Ronnie Corbett, Will Stampe, Kent Baker, Elric Hooper, Maxwell Shaw, Howard Goorney, Bob Grant and Toni Eden, with "guest appearance" by Long John Baldry.

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 Lionel Bart's Oliver!, (based on the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens), from the 1968 original motion picture soundtrack recording starring Ron Moody, Shani Wallace, Jack Wild, Harry Secombe, Peggy Mount, Sheila White and Kathe Green (dubbing for Mark Lester.)