Series showcasing the music of Broadway, Hollywood and the West End. Composer and musicologist Howard Goodall - who won an Ivor Novello Award for his first stage musical, The Hired Man (1984) - identifies his five favourite musicals. Choices include Chess (1984, initially on record only), Into the Woods (1987) and the Madness musical Our House (2002).
Aled Jones hosts the grand final of the annual event, recorded on 27 October at St Paul's Cathedral. Judges include Katharine, Duchess of Kent, composer John Rutter and soprano Natasha Marsh , who select two winners - one male and one female - from eight finalists. Male pop guartet Blake perform live. Producer Mark O'Brien
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