He's Playing Our Song - The Music Of Marvin Hamlisch

David Jacobs presents a six-part series celebrating the music of Marvin Hamlisch.

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01The Entertainer20020517

Hamlisch reveals why he chose a career in popular music.

01The Entertainer2002051720121118

In a series first broadcast in 2002, David Jacobs tells the story of multi award-winning American composer and conductor Marvin Hamlisch who died in August. In a distinguished career spanning almost 50 years, Hamlisch made musical history, scoring more than 40 movies (among other musical feats) and earning Oscars, Golden Globes, Emmys, Grammys and a Tony. He also received a Pulitzer Prize for the Broadway musical A Chorus Line.

Marvin Hamlisch was a child prodigy and, by the age of thirty, he'd won an unprecedented three Academy Awards in just one night. This series examines his success and legacy, featuring an in-depth interview with the composer and contributions from his friends and collaborators including, in this episode, Barbra Streisand, Nora Ephron, Carole Bayer Sager, playwright John Guare, film director Lewis Gilbert and lyricists Alan and Marilyn Bergman.

In this opening programme, Marvin recalls his lucky break, working alongside Liza Minnelli and why a telephone call from Hollywood changed his life.

Written and produced by Malcolm Prince.

Hamlisch reveals why he chose a career in popular music.

01The Entertainer20121118

In a series first broadcast in 2002, David Jacobs tells the story of multi award-winning American composer and conductor Marvin Hamlisch who died in August. In a distinguished career spanning almost 50 years, Hamlisch made musical history, scoring more than 40 movies (among other musical feats) and earning Oscars, Golden Globes, Emmys, Grammys and a Tony. He also received a Pulitzer Prize for the Broadway musical A Chorus Line.

Marvin Hamlisch was a child prodigy and, by the age of thirty, he'd won an unprecedented three Academy Awards in just one night. This series examines his success and legacy, featuring an in-depth interview with the composer and contributions from his friends and collaborators including, in this episode, Barbra Streisand, Nora Ephron, Carole Bayer Sager, playwright John Guare, film director Lewis Gilbert and lyricists Alan and Marilyn Bergman.

In this opening programme, Marvin recalls his lucky break, working alongside Liza Minnelli and why a telephone call from Hollywood changed his life.

Written and produced by Malcolm Prince.

02Singular Sensations20020524

Hamlisch recalls the creation of the smash hit `A Chorus Line'.

02Singular Sensations2002052420121125

In a series first broadcast in 2002, David Jacobs tells the story of multi award-winning American composer and conductor Marvin Hamlisch who died in August.

In a distinguished career spanning almost 50 years, Hamlisch made musical history, scoring more than 40 movies (among other musical feats) and earning Oscars, Golden Globes, Emmys, Grammys and a Tony. He also received a Pulitzer Prize for the Broadway musical A Chorus Line.

In this week's programme, Marvin Hamlisch recalls the creation of A Chorus Line, one of the world's most successful stage shows. Contributors include Donna McKechnie who played Cassie in the original production, critic Howard Kissell,

lyricist Marilyn Bergman, Broadway producer Stewart F. Lane, Barbra Streisand, actress, Tia Riebling, film director Lewis Gilbert, actress, Gemma Craven, theatrical director, Sir Peter Hall, and writer and director Nora Ephron.

Written and produced by Malcolm Prince

Hamlisch recalls the creation of the smash hit `A Chorus Line'.

02Singular Sensations20121125

In a series first broadcast in 2002, David Jacobs tells the story of multi award-winning American composer and conductor Marvin Hamlisch who died in August.

In a distinguished career spanning almost 50 years, Hamlisch made musical history, scoring more than 40 movies (among other musical feats) and earning Oscars, Golden Globes, Emmys, Grammys and a Tony. He also received a Pulitzer Prize for the Broadway musical A Chorus Line.

In this week's programme, Marvin Hamlisch recalls the creation of A Chorus Line, one of the world's most successful stage shows. Contributors include Donna McKechnie who played Cassie in the original production, critic Howard Kissell,

lyricist Marilyn Bergman, Broadway producer Stewart F. Lane, Barbra Streisand, actress, Tia Riebling, film director Lewis Gilbert, actress, Gemma Craven, theatrical director, Sir Peter Hall, and writer and director Nora Ephron.

Written and produced by Malcolm Prince

03If You Really Knew Me20020531

Hamlisch talks about his follow-up to the smash hit `A Chorus Line'.

03If You Really Knew Me2002053120121202

In a series first broadcast in 2002, David Jacobs tells the story of multi award-winning American composer and conductor Marvin Hamlisch who died in August.

In a distinguished career spanning almost 50 years, Hamlisch made musical history, scoring more than 40 movies (among other musical feats) and earning Oscars, Golden Globes, Emmys, Grammys and a Tony. He also received a Pulitzer Prize for the Broadway musical A Chorus Line.

In this week's programme, Marvin Hamlisch explains how he followed the success of A Chorus Line with another Broadway musical that was inspired by the composer's own life, They're Playing Our Song.

Featuring lyricists, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Craig Carnelia and Carole Bayer Sager, actress Gemma Craven, author John Guare and theatre critic Howard Kissel.

Written and produced by Malcolm Prince.

Hamlisch talks about his follow-up to the smash hit `A Chorus Line'.

03If You Really Knew Me20121202

In a series first broadcast in 2002, David Jacobs tells the story of multi award-winning American composer and conductor Marvin Hamlisch who died in August.

In a distinguished career spanning almost 50 years, Hamlisch made musical history, scoring more than 40 movies (among other musical feats) and earning Oscars, Golden Globes, Emmys, Grammys and a Tony. He also received a Pulitzer Prize for the Broadway musical A Chorus Line.

In this week's programme, Marvin Hamlisch explains how he followed the success of A Chorus Line with another Broadway musical that was inspired by the composer's own life, They're Playing Our Song.

Featuring lyricists, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Craig Carnelia and Carole Bayer Sager, actress Gemma Craven, author John Guare and theatre critic Howard Kissel.

Written and produced by Malcolm Prince.

04Nobody Does It Better20020607

A look at Hamlisch's work for the screen.

04Nobody Does It Better2002060720121209

In a series first broadcast in 2002, David Jacobs tells the story of multi award-winning American composer and conductor Marvin Hamlisch who died in August.

In a distinguished career spanning almost 50 years, Hamlisch made musical history, scoring more than 40 movies (among other musical feats) and earning Oscars, Golden Globes, Emmys, Grammys and a Tony. In this week's programme, Hamlisch explains why he turned his attentions to the Silver Screen, scoring such films as The Spy Who Loved Me, The Mirror Has Two Faces and Sophie's Choice.

Featuring Barbra Streisand, film producer Michael G. Wilson, film director Lewis Gilbert, singer Carly Simon and lyricists, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, and Carole Bayer Sager.

Written and produced by Malcolm Prince.

A look at Hamlisch's work for the screen.

04Nobody Does It Better20121209

In a series first broadcast in 2002, David Jacobs tells the story of multi award-winning American composer and conductor Marvin Hamlisch who died in August.

In a distinguished career spanning almost 50 years, Hamlisch made musical history, scoring more than 40 movies (among other musical feats) and earning Oscars, Golden Globes, Emmys, Grammys and a Tony. In this week's programme, Hamlisch explains why he turned his attentions to the Silver Screen, scoring such films as The Spy Who Loved Me, The Mirror Has Two Faces and Sophie's Choice.

Featuring Barbra Streisand, film producer Michael G. Wilson, film director Lewis Gilbert, singer Carly Simon and lyricists, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, and Carole Bayer Sager.

Written and produced by Malcolm Prince.

05Dreamers20020614

A look at Hamlisch's later attempts to achieve theatrical success.

05Dreamers2002061420121216

In a series first broadcast in 2002, David Jacobs tells the story of multi award-winning American composer and conductor Marvin Hamlisch who died in August.

In a distinguished career spanning almost 50 years, Hamlisch made musical history, scoring more than 40 movies (among other musical feats) and earning Oscars, Golden Globes, Emmys, Grammys and a Tony. He also received a Pulitzer Prize for the Broadway musical A Chorus Line.

In this week's programme, Marvin Hamlisch explains how he coped with failure on Broadway and in London's West End with the musicals Smile and Jean Seberg. He also explains why the impact of AIDS on the Broadway community adversely affected his own career.

With contributors: directors, Nicholas Hytner and Sir Peter Hall, lyricists, Marilyn Bergman and Carole Bayer Sager, critic Howard Kissel and actresses Donna McKechnie and Tia Riebling.

Written and produced by Malcolm Prince.

A look at Hamlisch's later attempts to achieve theatrical success.

05Dreamers20121216

In a series first broadcast in 2002, David Jacobs tells the story of multi award-winning American composer and conductor Marvin Hamlisch who died in August.

In a distinguished career spanning almost 50 years, Hamlisch made musical history, scoring more than 40 movies (among other musical feats) and earning Oscars, Golden Globes, Emmys, Grammys and a Tony. He also received a Pulitzer Prize for the Broadway musical A Chorus Line.

In this week's programme, Marvin Hamlisch explains how he coped with failure on Broadway and in London's West End with the musicals Smile and Jean Seberg. He also explains why the impact of AIDS on the Broadway community adversely affected his own career.

With contributors: directors, Nicholas Hytner and Sir Peter Hall, lyricists, Marilyn Bergman and Carole Bayer Sager, critic Howard Kissel and actresses Donna McKechnie and Tia Riebling.

Written and produced by Malcolm Prince.

06 LASTYou Heard It Here First20020621

Including an exclusive performance from his next theatrical project.

06 LASTYou Heard It Here First2002062120121230

The final part of the composer's life story first broadcast in 2002.

David Jacobs discovers the struggle Marvin Hamlisch had finding the right property for his return to Broadway with the musical The Sweet Smell of Success. Plus, the composer recalls his ambitions for the play with music, Imaginary Friends.

With special contributions from Barbra Streisand, writer Nora Ephron, lyricists Carole Bayer Sager and Craig Carnelia, writer John Guare, critic Howard Kissel and director Nicholas Hytner.

Written and produced by Malcolm Prince.

Including an exclusive performance from his next theatrical project.

06 LASTYou Heard It Here First20121230

The final part of the composer's life story first broadcast in 2002.

David Jacobs discovers the struggle Marvin Hamlisch had finding the right property for his return to Broadway with the musical The Sweet Smell of Success. Plus, the composer recalls his ambitions for the play with music, Imaginary Friends.

With special contributions from Barbra Streisand, writer Nora Ephron, lyricists Carole Bayer Sager and Craig Carnelia, writer John Guare, critic Howard Kissel and director Nicholas Hytner.

Written and produced by Malcolm Prince.