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Happy Birthday Tommy Walker

Nick Maes revisits and celebrates The Who's influential rock-opera Tommy, 40 years on.

Featuring interviews with The Who's lead singer Roger Daltrey; Ken Russell, who directed the 1975 film version; Paul Nicholas, who appeared in the film as Cousin Kevin; and Michael Cerveris, star of the 1993 Broadway musical.

The programme recalls Tommy in its various incarnations and considers its cultural and musical value and significance four decades on.

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

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30 minutes

Last on

Thu 5 May 2016 01:30