The Silver Lining - Jerome Kern Story

In a four-part series, David Jacobs presents a major appraisal of Jerome Kern - writer of over 700 songs.

Episodes

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0119990730

This first programme looks at the impact of his masterwork, `Show Boat', the show that earned him the reputation as the father of the modern musical.

0219990806

This second programme looks at the British influence in his career and traces his rise from his early hits to his Oscar-winning tunes and international fame.

0319990813

This third programme explores the complex and intriguing lyrics of his songs.

04 LAST19990820

This programme examines his legacy - a series of glittering Hollywood musicals, an international reputation which survives half a century after his death, and some of the best-known songs in the English language.