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Musical Theatre Melodies - 26th Aug - "The Good Companions"

Rob Morrison's next "Musical Theatre Melodies" broadcast on Tuesday, 26th August at 9 p.m. will feature a 40th Anniversary tribute to André Previn and Johnny Mercer's The Good Companions, (based on the novel by J.B. Priestly), from the 1974 original London cast recording starring John Mills, Judi Dench, Christopher Gable, Marti Webb, Hope Jackman, Malcolm Rennie, Roy Sampson, Jeannie Harris, Bernard Martin and Ray C. Davis.

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.

And will be followed by a recorded excerpt of a scene from the 1931 London stage play of The Good Companions with Adele Dixon, John Gielgud, Lawrence Bascomb and Derring Wells, featuring the music of Richard Adinsell; plus a selection of Judi Dench's songs from the original London cast recording of Cabaret, John Mill's songs from Car of Dreams, Jill Darling and Goodbye Mr. Chips and Marti Webb's songs from Half a Sixpence and The Card.

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