Witnessing History

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Brittens War Requiem19970709
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Benjamin Britten 's War Requiem was given its world premiere as part of a festival celebrating Coventry's new cathedral. John Florance talks to conductor Meredith Davies , soprano Heather Harper , critic Donald Mitchell and others who witnessed this event.

Producer Rosie Boulton Repeat

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Unknown: Benjamin Britten

Talks: John Florance

Conductor: Meredith Davies

Soprano: Heather Harper

Unknown: Donald Mitchell

Producer: Rosie Boulton

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The evening of 21 December 1971 saw theatrical history unfold at the New Theatre in London. Eugene O'Neill's play Long Day's Journey into

Night opened starring

Sir Laurence Olivier. It was to be Olivier's last great role, and the play received huge acclaim. The production's director

Michael Blakemore , backstage staff, audience and cast members talk to John Florance about this memorable occasion. Producer Rosie Boulton Repeat

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Unknown: Sir Laurence Olivier.

Director: Michael Blakemore

Unknown: John Florance

Producer: Rosie Boulton

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On the 31 October 1959, Ronnie Scott opened his club in the basement of 39 Gerard Street,

London Wl. Tubby Hayes was top of the bill. Manager Pete King , sax player Peter King , Benny Green , the late Ronnie Scott and members of that first night audience share their memories with John Florance. Producer Rosie Boulton Repeat

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Unknown: Ronnie Scott

Unknown: Tubby Hayes

Unknown: Pete King

Unknown: Peter King

Unknown: Benny Green

Unknown: John Florance.

Producer: Rosie Boulton

Long Day's Journey Into Night19970716

The evening of 21 December 1971 saw theatrical history unfold at the New Theatre in London. Eugene O'Neill's play `Long Day's Journey into Night' opened starring Sir Laurence Olivier. It was to be Olivier's last great role and as a production it drew huge.