Program News

Musical Theatre Melodies - 24th December - Leslie Bricusse introduces "Pickwick"

Rob Morrison's special Christmas eve edition of "Musical Theatre Melodies" broadcast on Tuesday, 24th December at 9 p.m. will feature Cyril Ornadel and Leslie Bricusse's Pickwick, (based on Charles Dicken's Posthumous Papers of The Pickwick Club by Wolf Mankowitz), from the original 1963 London cast recording, starring Harry Secombe with Jessie Evans, Anton Rodgers, Teddy Green, Gerald James, Oscar Quitak, Julian Orchard, Hilda Braid, et al.

This will be preceded by an introduction to the musical, (via telephone from Los Angeles), by the Academy, Grammy and Ivor Novello Award-winning composer, lyricist, librettist and screenwriter - Leslie Bricusse

 

The remainder of the broadcast will be devoted to a selection of Christmas songs from the musicals Babes in Toyland, Song of Norway, GreenwillowShe Loves Me, Here's Love, MamePromises, Promises and Scrooge.