The Rodgers And Hammerstein Story

A six-part series celebrating the most successful songwriting partnership in the history of musical theatre, presented by Mary Rodgers and David Jacobs.


01Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin'19990409

In this programme, they discuss Oklahoma!, the musical that changed the face of Broadway. Also featured are specially recorded contributions from Celeste Holm, Hal Prince and Cameron Mackintosh.

02We Haven't A Worry In The World19990416

This week, the focus is on `Carousel', the pair's favourite piece of work, and `State Fair'. With contributions from Donald Pippin, Hal Prince, Alan Menken and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

03Money Isn't Everything19990423

This week, the focus is on `South Pacific', the first billion-dollar musical, and `Allegro'.

With contributions from Gemma Craven, Cameron Mackintosh and Andrew Lloyd Webber

04I Whistle A Happy Tune19990430

The progress of `The King and I' to Broadway and Hollywood. Plus excerpts from the new animated musical version of the story, with music from Barbra Streisand.

05We Deserve Each Other19990507

This programme considers some of the duo's less successful musicals, and looks at `Cinderella', a musical created for television. With specially recorded contributions from Hal Prince, Cameron Mackintosh and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

06 LASTSo Long, Farewell19990514

This programme considers why the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein endures today. Featuring specially recorded contributions from Alan Menken, Hal Prince and Andrew Lloyd Webber