Keep The Music Playing - The Alan And Marilyn Bergman Story

Episodes

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0120110918

This series, first broadcast in the Spring of 2001, tells the story of the husband and wife song-writing team of Alan and Marilyn Bergman.

Featuring a specially recorded in-depth interview with the lyricists, 'Keep the Music Playing' includes contributions from Johnny Mathis, film director Norman Jewison, composer Marvin Hamlisch, Sir Tim Rice and the Bergmans' close friend and long-time associate Barbra Streisand.

Streisand has performed over 50 of their songs over the years and has recently released a new album devoted to the Bergmans' work.

The series examines what has kept the song-writing duo together - and at the top of their game - for over 50 years and includes the stories behind some of their greatest the hits.

In the opening programme, David Jacobs reveals how the writers met, what their initial ambitions were and how success came quickly with their work for the film 'The Thomas Crown Affair'.

Contributors include: Barbra Streisand, Marvin Hamlisch, Johnny Mathis, Norman Jewison, composer Billy Goldenberg, and Alan and Marilyn Bergman.

Featured songs include: 'The Windmills of Your Mind', Bing Crosby's 'Never Be Afraid' and Sarah Vaughan's 'His Eyes, Her Eyes'.

The series is written and produced by Malcolm Prince.

David Jacobs presents the story of the Academy-Award winning lyricists.

0120110918

This series, first broadcast in the Spring of 2001, tells the story of the husband and wife song-writing team of Alan and Marilyn Bergman.

Featuring a specially recorded in-depth interview with the lyricists, 'Keep the Music Playing' includes contributions from Johnny Mathis, film director Norman Jewison, composer Marvin Hamlisch, Sir Tim Rice and the Bergmans' close friend and long-time associate Barbra Streisand.

Streisand has performed over 50 of their songs over the years and has recently released a new album devoted to the Bergmans' work.

The series examines what has kept the song-writing duo together - and at the top of their game - for over 50 years and includes the stories behind some of their greatest the hits.

In the opening programme, David Jacobs reveals how the writers met, what their initial ambitions were and how success came quickly with their work for the film 'The Thomas Crown Affair'.

Contributors include: Barbra Streisand, Marvin Hamlisch, Johnny Mathis, Norman Jewison, composer Billy Goldenberg, and Alan and Marilyn Bergman.

Featured songs include: 'The Windmills of Your Mind', Bing Crosby's 'Never Be Afraid' and Sarah Vaughan's 'His Eyes, Her Eyes'.

The series is written and produced by Malcolm Prince.

David Jacobs presents the story of the Academy-Award winning lyricists.

02The Way We Were20110925

This series, first broadcast in the Spring of 2001, tells the story of the husband and wife song-writing team of Alan and Marilyn Bergman.

Featuring a specially recorded in-depth interview with the lyricists, 'Keep the Music Playing' includes contributions from Johnny Mathis, film director Norman Jewison, composer Marvin Hamlisch, Sir Tim Rice and the Bergmans' close friend and long-time associate Barbra Streisand.

The series examines what has kept the song-writing duo together - and at the top of their game - for over 50 years and includes the stories behind some of their greatest the hits.

With an Oscar win for 'The Thomas Crown Affair', the Bergmans soon become Hollywood's top song-writers. This second programme considers the art behind their craft and how Johnny Mercer influenced their early work.

Contributors include: composer Marvin Hamlisch, singers Johnny Mathis and Maureen McGovern, and Alan and Marilyn Bergman.

Featured songs include: 'The Way We Were', 'Yellow Bird' and 'You Don't Bring Me Flowers'.

The series is written and produced by Malcolm Prince.

David Jacobs presents the story of the Academy-Award winning lyricists.

02The Way We Were20110925

This series, first broadcast in the Spring of 2001, tells the story of the husband and wife song-writing team of Alan and Marilyn Bergman.

Featuring a specially recorded in-depth interview with the lyricists, 'Keep the Music Playing' includes contributions from Johnny Mathis, film director Norman Jewison, composer Marvin Hamlisch, Sir Tim Rice and the Bergmans' close friend and long-time associate Barbra Streisand.

The series examines what has kept the song-writing duo together - and at the top of their game - for over 50 years and includes the stories behind some of their greatest the hits.

With an Oscar win for 'The Thomas Crown Affair', the Bergmans soon become Hollywood's top song-writers.

This second programme considers the art behind their craft and how Johnny Mercer influenced their early work.

Contributors include: composer Marvin Hamlisch, singers Johnny Mathis and Maureen McGovern, and Alan and Marilyn Bergman.

Featured songs include: 'The Way We Were', 'Yellow Bird' and 'You Don't Bring Me Flowers'.

The series is written and produced by Malcolm Prince.

David Jacobs presents the story of the Academy-Award winning lyricists.

02The Way We Were20110925

This series, first broadcast in the Spring of 2001, tells the story of the husband and wife song-writing team of Alan and Marilyn Bergman.

Featuring a specially recorded in-depth interview with the lyricists, 'Keep the Music Playing' includes contributions from Johnny Mathis, film director Norman Jewison, composer Marvin Hamlisch, Sir Tim Rice and the Bergmans' close friend and long-time associate Barbra Streisand.

The series examines what has kept the song-writing duo together - and at the top of their game - for over 50 years and includes the stories behind some of their greatest the hits.

With an Oscar win for 'The Thomas Crown Affair', the Bergmans soon become Hollywood's top song-writers.

This second programme considers the art behind their craft and how Johnny Mercer influenced their early work.

Contributors include: composer Marvin Hamlisch, singers Johnny Mathis and Maureen McGovern, and Alan and Marilyn Bergman.

Featured songs include: 'The Way We Were', 'Yellow Bird' and 'You Don't Bring Me Flowers'.

The series is written and produced by Malcolm Prince.

David Jacobs presents the story of the Academy-Award winning lyricists.

03Where Is It Written?20111002

This series, first broadcast in the Spring of 2001, tells the story of the husband and wife song-writing team of Alan and Marilyn Bergman.

Featuring a specially recorded in-depth interview with the lyricists, 'Keep The Music Playing' includes contributions from Johnny Mathis, film director Norman Jewison, composer Marvin Hamlisch, Sir Tim Rice and the Bergmans' close friend and long-time associate Barbra Streisand.

The series examines what has kept the song-writing duo together - and at the top of their game - for over 50 years and includes the stories behind some of their greatest the hits.

In the 1970s, the Bergmans turned their sights to Broadway.

This third programme revisits their stage musical 'Ballroom' which starred Gwen Verdon.

The programme also examines how they convinced Barbra Streisand to make the movie 'Yentl' which featured Oscar-winning music by Michel Legrand and lyrics by the Bergmans.

Contributors include: composer of 'Ballroom' Billy Goldenberg, Barbra Streisand, composer Marvin Hamlisch, and Alan & Marilyn Bergman.

Featured songs include: 'Fifty Per Cent', 'A Piece of Sky' and 'Papa, Can You Hear Me?'

The series is written and produced by Malcolm Prince.

The third of a four-part story of the Oscar-winning lyricists presented by David Jacobs

03Where Is It Written?20111002

This series, first broadcast in the Spring of 2001, tells the story of the husband and wife song-writing team of Alan and Marilyn Bergman.

Featuring a specially recorded in-depth interview with the lyricists, 'Keep The Music Playing' includes contributions from Johnny Mathis, film director Norman Jewison, composer Marvin Hamlisch, Sir Tim Rice and the Bergmans' close friend and long-time associate Barbra Streisand.

The series examines what has kept the song-writing duo together - and at the top of their game - for over 50 years and includes the stories behind some of their greatest the hits.

In the 1970s, the Bergmans turned their sights to Broadway.

This third programme revisits their stage musical 'Ballroom' which starred Gwen Verdon.

The programme also examines how they convinced Barbra Streisand to make the movie 'Yentl' which featured Oscar-winning music by Michel Legrand and lyrics by the Bergmans.

Contributors include: composer of 'Ballroom' Billy Goldenberg, Barbra Streisand, composer Marvin Hamlisch, and Alan and Marilyn Bergman.

Featured songs include: 'Fifty Per Cent', 'A Piece of Sky' and 'Papa, Can You Hear Me?'

The series is written and produced by Malcolm Prince.

The third of a four-part story of the Oscar-winning lyricists presented by David Jacobs

03Where Is It Written?20111002

This series, first broadcast in the Spring of 2001, tells the story of the husband and wife song-writing team of Alan and Marilyn Bergman.

Featuring a specially recorded in-depth interview with the lyricists, 'Keep The Music Playing' includes contributions from Johnny Mathis, film director Norman Jewison, composer Marvin Hamlisch, Sir Tim Rice and the Bergmans' close friend and long-time associate Barbra Streisand.

The series examines what has kept the song-writing duo together - and at the top of their game - for over 50 years and includes the stories behind some of their greatest the hits.

In the 1970s, the Bergmans turned their sights to Broadway. This third programme revisits their stage musical 'Ballroom' which starred Gwen Verdon. The programme also examines how they convinced Barbra Streisand to make the movie 'Yentl' which featured Oscar-winning music by Michel Legrand and lyrics by the Bergmans.

Contributors include: composer of 'Ballroom' Billy Goldenberg, Barbra Streisand, composer Marvin Hamlisch, and Alan & Marilyn Bergman.

Featured songs include: 'Fifty Per Cent', 'A Piece of Sky' and 'Papa, Can You Hear Me?'

The series is written and produced by Malcolm Prince.

The third of a four-part story of the Oscar-winning lyricists presented by David Jacobs.

04 LASTOrdinary Miracles20111009

This series, first broadcast in the Spring of 2001, tells the story of the husband and wife song-writing team of Alan and Marilyn Bergman.

Featuring a specially recorded in-depth interview with the lyricists, 'Keep The Music Playing' includes contributions from Johnny Mathis, film director Norman Jewison, composer Marvin Hamlisch, Sir Tim Rice and the Bergmans' close friend and long-time associate Barbra Streisand.

The series examines what has kept the song-writing duo together - and at the top of their game - for over 50 years and includes the stories behind some of their greatest the hits.

With over 50 years of hits to their name, the Bergmans hold a unique place in the song-writing hall of fame. This final programme considers Marilyn's work for the writers' organisation ASCAP in America, the Bergman's involvement with Barbra Streisand's 'One Voice' concert recorded at her home in 1986, and why having Barbra recording a Bergman song is both a blessing and a curse.

Contributors include: Sir Tim Rice, Barbra Streisand, Marvin Hamlisch, film director Norman Jewison, and Alan & Marilyn Bergman.

Featured songs include: 'What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?' performed by Frank Sinatra and Streisand's 'Ordinary Miracles'.

The series is written and produced by Malcolm Prince.

David Jacobs presents the story of the Academy-Award winning lyricists.

04 LASTOrdinary Miracles20111009

This series, first broadcast in the Spring of 2001, tells the story of the husband and wife song-writing team of Alan and Marilyn Bergman.

Featuring a specially recorded in-depth interview with the lyricists, 'Keep The Music Playing' includes contributions from Johnny Mathis, film director Norman Jewison, composer Marvin Hamlisch, Sir Tim Rice and the Bergmans' close friend and long-time associate Barbra Streisand.

The series examines what has kept the song-writing duo together - and at the top of their game - for over 50 years and includes the stories behind some of their greatest the hits.

With over 50 years of hits to their name, the Bergmans hold a unique place in the song-writing hall of fame.

This final programme considers Marilyn's work for the writers' organisation ASCAP in America, the Bergman's involvement with Barbra Streisand's 'One Voice' concert recorded at her home in 1986, and why having Barbra recording a Bergman song is both a blessing and a curse.

Contributors include: Sir Tim Rice, Barbra Streisand, Marvin Hamlisch, film director Norman Jewison, and Alan & Marilyn Bergman.

Featured songs include: 'What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?' performed by Frank Sinatra and Streisand's 'Ordinary Miracles'.

The series is written and produced by Malcolm Prince.

David Jacobs presents the story of the Academy-Award winning lyricists.

04 LASTOrdinary Miracles20111009

This series, first broadcast in the Spring of 2001, tells the story of the husband and wife song-writing team of Alan and Marilyn Bergman.

Featuring a specially recorded in-depth interview with the lyricists, 'Keep The Music Playing' includes contributions from Johnny Mathis, film director Norman Jewison, composer Marvin Hamlisch, Sir Tim Rice and the Bergmans' close friend and long-time associate Barbra Streisand.

The series examines what has kept the song-writing duo together - and at the top of their game - for over 50 years and includes the stories behind some of their greatest the hits.

With over 50 years of hits to their name, the Bergmans hold a unique place in the song-writing hall of fame.

This final programme considers Marilyn's work for the writers' organisation ASCAP in America, the Bergman's involvement with Barbra Streisand's 'One Voice' concert recorded at her home in 1986, and why having Barbra recording a Bergman song is both a blessing and a curse.

Contributors include: Sir Tim Rice, Barbra Streisand, Marvin Hamlisch, film director Norman Jewison, and Alan and Marilyn Bergman.

Featured songs include: 'What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?' performed by Frank Sinatra and Streisand's 'Ordinary Miracles'.

The series is written and produced by Malcolm Prince.

David Jacobs presents the story of the Academy-Award winning lyricists.