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Duration: 1 hour

Les Miserables is the world's best-loved musical. It has been seen by 57 million people and in 2010 celebrated its 25th anniversary with its two largest ever productions at London's O2 Arena. Matt Lucas, a life-long fan of 'Les Mis', was invited to fulfil his dream of performing in these shows alongside more than 300 stalwarts from previous productions.

This documentary tells the story of a musical that many thought would fail but which became a worldwide phenomenon with unforgettable songs like I Dreamed A Dream. We follow Matt Lucas as he prepares for the performance of a lifetime, we hear from those involved with the show's creation including Cameron Mackintosh and Michael Ball, and of course we enjoy wonderful moments from the show itself.

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Sun 8 Dec 2013 21:00 BBC Four

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  • Photo: Thenardier and Madame Thenardier

    Photo: Thenardier and Madame Thenardier

    Matt Lucas as Thenardier and Jenny Galloway as Madame Thenardier.

  • Photo: Curtain Call

    Photo: Curtain Call

    Alfie Boe as Jean Valjean in the curtain call of the Les Miserables 25th Anniversary Concert at the O2.


Matt Lucas
Executive Producer
Nick Vaughan-Barratt
Ben Weston
Ben Weston


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