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Regional Variations (4)

London Regional Programme

Regional Programme Northern

British Composers

Regional Programme Western

British Composers

Regional Programme Midland

THE CHAMBER MUSIC PLAYERS
STRING QUARTET:
Arthur Catterall (violin);
Laurance Turner (violin) ; Bernard Shore (viola);
Cedric Sharpe (violoncello)
MEGAN FOSTER (soprano)

Contributors

Violin:
Arthur Catterall
Violin:
Laurance Turner
Violin:
Bernard Shore
Viola:
Cedric Sharpe

Regional Variations (4)

London Regional Programme

Regional Programme Midland

Two Plays

Regional Programme Scotland

London Regional Programme

Regional Programme Western

and His Famous Company of Barnstormers in the Classic Melodrama
' Sweeney Todd '
THIS OLD-TIME melodrama was presented by Tod Slaughter at the Elephant and Castle Theatre in 1928, and revived by him at the Kingsway for the Christmas season of 1932. Many of the cast of those productions will be included in tonight's broadcast.
It is the fashion nowadays to play these old dramas for their comedy, and this, as both the stage and radio revival of The Streets of London showed, is an amusing and legitimate treatment. But Tod Slaughter always plays these melodramas for all that they are dramatically worth, and the vigour and straightforwardness of his style make for refreshingly strong entertainment in these days of intimate acting. Thus, Sweeney Todd will not be played as burlesque, but as straightforward, full-blooded melodrama. The incidental music that does so much to heighten the atmosphere and tension will be given full scope.
Tonight's presentation should please both those who affect to find the strong methods ' amusing', and the large number of play-listeners who still have a warm corner in their hearts for the forthright honest alarums and excursions of real old-fashioned melodrama.

Contributors

Unknown:
Sweeney Todd
Unknown:
Tod Slaughter
Unknown:
Tod Slaughter
Unknown:
Sweeney Todd

Regional Programme London

About Regional Programme

Regional Programme is a radio channel that started transmitting on the 9th March 1930 and ended on the 9th September 1939. It was replaced by BBC Home Service.

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This data is drawn from the Radio Times magazine between 1923 and 2009. It shows what was scheduled to be broadcast, meaning it was subject to change and may not be accurate. More