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20060613

3/3. Evita

Paul Gambaccini is joined by the show's lyricist and librettist Tim Rice and the director Alan Parker. A faction of Argentinians never wanted Madonna to play their much-loved heroine Eva Peron. How they and their President were won round formed part of the protracted arrangements to bring Evita to the screen. Followed by News.

20071106

Paul Gambaccini explores how stage works have been adapted for the cinema.

1/3. The Boy Friend

Sandy Wilson's classic musical was transformed by director Ken Russell into a multi-layered extravaganza. Paul meets Sandy Wilson and Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, who arranged and conducted the soundtrack. Contributors include Ken Russell, Shirley Russell, Robin Baker of the British Film Institute, Twiggy and Christopher Gable.

Followed by News.