Thursday, July 14

BBC Radio4 Extra archive recordings of Jesus Christ Superstar, Guys & Dolls and Sweeney Todd

Musicals from the BBC’s radio archives – including  Jesus Christ Superstar, Guys and Dolls and Sweeney Todd – are to be broadcast as part of a season on Radio 4 Extra beginning at 09:00  on Saturday July 16th with  Sweeney Todd starring Denis Quilley as Todd Julia McKenzie as Mrs Lovett Followed at 11:35 by Stephen Sondheim in conversation with Mark Lawson from the 2010 Cheltenham Literature Festival. Guys and Dolls will be aired on July 23rd, starring Homeland actor Mandy Patinkin and John Challis (best known for playing Boycie in Only Fools and Horses).

Also featured in the season are Carousel, with a cast including Patinkin and Janie Dee, which will be aired on July 30th, and a recording of Jesus Christ Superstar, starring Spandau Ballet's Tony Hadley and the Who's Roger Daltrey,  on August 6th.  Kismet concludes the season on August 13th.

Each of the musicals was originally recorded in the mid 1990s.

The broadcasts will include  behind-the-scenes content and interviews with the shows’ composers.

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