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The Birth of British Music

Episode 1: Purcell - The Londoner

Duration: 59 minutes

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Charles Hazlewood explores the lives of great composers. Seminal figure Henry Purcell is celebrated, from his tavern songs to sacred music and stage works. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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Drama about a local choir. The arrival of glamorous and mysterious soprano Layla turns local choirmaster Michael and his wife Esther's lives upside down. Show more

Contributors

Esther Caddick:
Sarah Lancashire
Michael Caddick:
Neil Pearson
Jake Barton:
Bryan Dick
Kyle Caddick:
Richard Fleeshman
Ethel Tonks:
Annette Badland
Clifford 'Shrek' Beale:
Clive Rowe
Louise 'Lulu' Pryke:
Niky Wardley
Olive Halsall:
Melanie Kilburn
Gilbert 'Jabba' Tonks:
David Fleeshman
Monica 'Binsey' Binns:
Heather Tobias
George Caddick:
Jo Woodcock
Sofija Katic:
Brana Bajic
Nemanja Redic:
Kristian Kiehling
Grace Ouididja:
Nisa Cole
Fred Caddick:
Jamie Birtwistle
Brendan:
Greg Kelly
Reverend Barticle:
Roy Barraclough
Director:
Cilla Ware

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