Hancock's Half Hour
Introduced by Ken Bruce. With Bill Kerr. Sidney James.
Andree Melly and Kenneth Williams. Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra, conducted by Harry Rabinowitz. Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton. Repeat
One of the greatest Broadway musicals, which ran for a record-breaking 15 years.
Music by Marvin Hamlisch. Lyrics by Edward Kleban.
Based on the book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante.
With the Stephen Hill Singers, and the Hippodrome Theatre Orchestra. conducted by Donald Pippin. Repeat
From King's Lynn Corn Exchange,
Barry Wordsworth conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra. led by Martin Loveday. With singers Susan Bullock and Arthur Davies , and Stephen Bell on horn. Introduced by Robin Boyle.
Sheridan Morley looks at the film musical Easter Parade.
Producer Alan Boyd
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