The Real John Barry

Robert Powell introduces a six-part series tracing the career of award-winning composer John Barry.

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Episodes

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01Getting It Together20001229
02Bond And Beyond20010105

In the 60s, Barry busies himself as a composer, producer and record company executive - but still finds time for fun.

03Flying High20010112

With his Bond credentials now established, Barry felt free to spread his wings a little and help create a West End musical.

His film activities also earned him his first Oscar.

04Pursuing Perfection20010119

This edition looks at how the late 60s and early 70s were a richly creative period for Barry. With his work on the Bond films continuing, he extended his musical reach with work on `Midnight Cowboy' and `Mary Queen of Scots'.

05Reaching The Stars20010126

This edition examines how Barry's third attempt at a successful musical paid off with `Billy', which was an artistic and financial success.

06 LASTBeing Born Again20010202

This edition looks at how more Oscar success followed Barry through the 80s and 90s, and recalls the hiatus during which he fought for his life. The programme examines whether a mellower composer is emerging as he works on `Eternal Echoes'.