Goodbye Mr Chips – Musical Theatre Melodies looks back on Chichester’s production

The next “Musical Theatre Melodies” broadcast on 96.5 FM on Tuesday, 1st August will feature the cast recording of the 1982 Chichester Festival Theatre production starring John Mills as Mr. Chips, Colette Gleeson as Kathie, Nigel Stock as Max and 20 local school boys, including Kevin Farrar who was selected by Bricusse to sing the final verse of the iconic “School Song”, to be followed by selections from the 1969 MGM film soundtrack recording featuring Peter O’Toole and Petula Clark. The programme is the second of three to be introduced by Leslie Bricusse.

The broadcast will go “to air” between 9 – 11 p.m. EST local Melbourne time; (= 12 noon – 2 p.m. BST in Britain; = 11 p.m. – 1 a.m. NZST; = 7 – 9 a.m. EDT New York time; = 4 – 6 a.m. PDT Los Angeles time.) For those listening in via the Internet on 96.5 Inner FM’s website the webpage link for the Inner FM Web Radio player is or go to the Inner FM homepage at and follow the links.