Mystery and Imagination: Season 5, Episode 2

Sweeney Todd (12 Oct. 1982)

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A fiendish barber in early 19th century London has many dark secrets in his past and also in his present day activities.



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Episode credited cast:
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Heather Canning ...
Nelly Lovett / Molly
Leon Collins ...
Lewis Fiander ...
Pat Goldin ...
Peter Gordon ...
Derek Hardwick ...
Alan Hay ...
Roger Heathcott ...
Sgt. Hawthorn
Russell Hunter ...
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Len Jones ...
Mel Martin ...
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A fiendish barber in early 19th century London has many dark secrets in his past and also in his present day activities.

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Cheap but enjoyable version of the legend of Sweeney Todd.
13 April 2002 | by (Birkenhead, England) – See all my reviews

Obviously made on a shoestring budget, this production has a very theatrical feel to it, being made entirely in the studio and with much of old London being recreated by simple sets and painted backdrops.

This doesn't ruin the play though as it relies primarily on its strong characterisations. Freddie Jones excels in the main role and is compelling to watch as the famed barber who butchered his clients. Unlike some versions of the legend which had Sweeney Todd as a wronged man out for revenge, here he is a delusional madman whose heart aches for the affections of Mrs Lovett.

The supporting actors each play numerous roles within the piece. By modern television standards its probably all a little slow and plodding now, but still well worth a look.

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