Showcasing the music of Broadway, Hollywood and the West End.
Following a six-month search - and 400,000 votes - for the nation's top essential musical,
Elaine reveals the winner from a shortlist that included The King and I (1951), Seven Brides for
Seven Brothers (1954), Hair (1967), Follies (1971), The Rocky Horror Show (1973) Evita (1978), Les
Misérables (1985), Chess (1986), The Phantom of the Opera (1986) and Sunset Boulevard (1993).
Roger Royle recalls the life and work of William Wilberforce
(1759-1833), who campaigned for the abolition of slavery and the slave trade throughout the British Empire. Featuring hymns sung by churches and choirs across the country.
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