The Anatomy Of The Musical

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20061021Russell Davies presents a series on musicals.

3/3. The Take Home Number

Some songs live on after the show itself is a fading memory.

01The Opener20061007
20100712 (BBC7)
20110315 (BBC7)
20120218 (BBC7)
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Russell Davies looks at what makes a good musical and shows how first songs set the tone musically, in lyrics and in staging.

Russell Davies shows how first songs set the tone musically, in lyrics and in staging.

From Kiss Me Kate to Chicago, the first song has to set the tone of the production musically, lyrically and in terms of staging.

Russell Davies investigates.

1/3. The Opener. From Kiss Me Kate to Chicago, the first song has to set the tone of the production musically, lyrically and in terms of staging. Russell Davies investigates. [Rptd Sat 3.30pm]

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02The Love Song20061014
20100713 (BBC7)
20110322 (BBC7)
20120225 (BBC7)
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Examining successful musicals, RUSSELL DAVIES asks how lyricists avoid cliches to preserve sentiment without sentimentality.

RUSSELL DAVIES examines how lyricists have tried to avoid the clich? 'preserving the sentiment without sentimentality'.

2/3. The Love Song. Russell Davies examines how lyricists have tried to avoid the cliché 'preserving the sentiment without sentimentality'.

03The Take-home Number"

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03 LASTThe Take Home Number2006101720061021
20100714 (BBC7)
20110329 (BBC7)
20120303 (BBC7)
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Examining successful musicals, RUSSELL DAVIES looks at the necessity of hit numbers - and songs that live on when a show ends.

RUSSELL DAVIES on the necessity of hit numbers - and songs that live on when a show ends.

RUSSELL DAVIES looks at songs which live on after the show itself is a fading memory.

3/3. The Take Home Number: Russell Davies looks at songs which live on after the show itself is a fading memory. [Rptd Sat 3.30pm]

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