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Derek Jameson tells the stories of the great composers through the eyes of a newspaper editor of today - love, lies, scandals and shambles.
This week: Chopin.

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Unknown:
Derek Jameson

Recorded at the Anvil
Theatre, Basingstoke. Barry Wordsworth conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra, leader Martin Loveday.
Friday Night's Star Singers are Maryetta Midgley and Jason Howard , with Carol
Williams (organ) and the Basingstoke Male Voice Choir. Musical director
David Ogborn. Introduced by Robin Boyle. Rpt

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Unknown:
Basingstoke. Barry
Leader:
Martin Loveday.
Unknown:
Maryetta Midgley
Unknown:
Jason Howard
Director:
David Ogborn.
Introduced By:
Robin Boyle.

The Demon Barber of Fleet
Street
Denis Quilley and Julia McKenzie star in an exclusive recording of the Royal National Theatre's hit production of Stephen Sondheim 's musical thriller.
It is the tale of a half-mad barber who returns home after escaping from an unjust imprisonment, to take vengeance on the judge who sentenced him, ravished his wife and now plans to marry his daughter. However, Sweeney doesn't limit himself to one victim, he takes revenge against the whole world for his and his daughter's suffering by slitting the throats of his customers, whose corpses are then made into meat pies by his enterprising accomplice, Mrs Lovett.
Book by Hugh Wheeler.
Based on an adaptation by Christopher Bond
=Director Declan Donnellan Rpt

Contributors

Unknown:
Denis Quilley
Unknown:
Julia McKenzie
Unknown:
Stephen Sondheim
Unknown:
Mrs Lovett.
Book By:
Hugh Wheeler.
Unknown:
Christopher Bond
Director:
Declan Donnellan
Sweeney Todd:
Denis Quilley
Mrs Lovett:
Julia McKenzie
Anthony Hope:
Adrian Lester
Beggar woman:
Sheila Reid
Johanna:
Carol Starks
Bird seller:
Philip Curtis
Judge Turpin:
Christopher Benjamin
Beadle Bamford:
Barry James
Tobias Ragg:
Adrian Lewis Morgan
Adolpho Pirelli:
Nick Holder
Fogg:
Stephen Hanley

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