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The London interview

Title
The London interview
Genre
Interview
TX Date
2 Aug 1980
Year of production
1980
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Duration
00:50:44
Description
The London Interview. Rodney Bennett interviews actress and singer Jessie Matthews about her life and career. Matthews blames television for teaching young people how to commit crimes and says the prohibitive costs of putting on a production is killing theatre. She started her training as a ballet dancer but moved into theatre and stage musicals. Later in her career she played Mrs Dale in the BBC radio drama, Mrs Dale’s Diary. Interview in two parts, divided by short break in audio.
Contributors
Rodney Bennett; Jessie Matthews
Keywords
Actors; Theatre; Musical theatre; Radio drama; Dancers; Radio programmes; Ballet; Performing arts; Jessie Matthews; Adeline Genee; Audrey Betts; Sonnie Hale; Alicia Markova; Lorraine Chase; Robert Hale; Stanley French; Rosie Matthews; Mrs Dale’s Diary

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