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Walk On By: the Story of Popular Song

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LThe penultimate programme from the eight-part series that tracks the evolution of popular music.
Soundtrack. Broadway and Hollywood musicals have produced some of the greatest songs of all time, and the fortunes of many turgid shows and uninspiring films have been transformed by a hit tune. Tonight's programme examines the history of the show tune, from Cole Porter and Rodgers and Hammerstein to Tim Rice , Andrew Lloyd Webber and, finally, Disney, which in recent years has brought about the renaissance of the big movie song.
The stories behind such classic songs as Night and Day,
Over the Rainbow, My Funny Valentine, Somewhere, Cabaret, I Don't Know How to Love Him and Stayin' Alive are told by, among others, Stephen Sondheim ,
Kanderand Ebb , Tim Rice , Georgio Moroder, Robin Gibb and Alan Menken. Narrated by Clive Owen.
Director Peter Jamieson : Series producer Alan Lewens (S) (W) ACCOMPANYING BOOK: to order, send a cheque for £14.99 (plus 99p P&P), payable to [address removed]Or call the hotline on [number removed] (national rate).

Contributors

Unknown: Cole Porter
Unknown: Tim Rice
Unknown: Andrew Lloyd
Unknown: Stephen Sondheim
Unknown: Kanderand Ebb
Unknown: Tim Rice
Unknown: Robin Gibb
Unknown: Alan Menken.
Unknown: Clive Owen.
Director: Peter Jamieson
Producer: Alan Lewens

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Walk On By: the Story of Popular Song

BBC Two England, 28 April 2001 20.10






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