Showcasing the music of Broadway, Hollywood and the West End. Actor/ singer Michael Ball - currently starring as Edna Turnblad in the West End musical Hairspray - identifies his five favourite musicals. Choices includes Jesus Christ
Superstar (1970), Les Misérables (1980) and the 1979 film The Rose, starring Bette Midler.
In this programme on the theme of age and experience,
Brian D'Arcy introduces hymns inspired by the story of the elderly Simeon and Anna in the temple. Featuring the Thames Philharmonic Choir, directed by John Bate.
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