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Tony Christie - My Story, My Music

In a special programme, Aled Jones interviews singer Tony Christie. Tony talks about his belief in angels and how his shyness has affected his career. Tony goes back to the Yorkshire church where he was a chorister - and sings there once again. He leads the congregation in some popular hymns including Lord for the Years, Praise My Soul and How Great Thou Art. Sir Tim Rice pays tribute to Tony's enduring appeal.

35 minutes

Last on

Sun 20 Jul 2014 18:25
BBC Two Northern Ireland only

Factsheet for Sunday 20th July

Tony Christie

 

In a special programme, Aled Jones interviews singer Tony Christie. Tony talks about his belief in angels and how his shyness has affected his career and goes back to the Yorkshire church where he was a chorister - and sings there once again. He leads the congregation in some popular hymns including Lord for the Years, Praise My Soul and How Great Thou Art.

Interviewees

As well as interviewing Tony at Christ Church, Spitalfields, we talked to Sir Tim Rice, Tony Blackburn and Graham Gouldman who all pay their own tributes to Tony’s enduring appeal whilst Kevin Cahill, Chief Executive of Comic Relief, talks about the phenomenon of Tony’s classic hit, Amarillo.

Locations

Interview with Tony and all music was recorded at:

 

Christ Church, Commercial Street, Spitalfields, E1 6QE http://ccspitalfields.org/

 

We took Tony back to St Alban’s Church in Denaby Main, South Yorkshire where Tony was baptised and later sang in the choir:

 

St Alban’s Catholic Church, Wadworth Street, Denaby Main, DN12 4AQ

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterAled Jones
Interviewed GuestTony Christie
ProducerJonathan Mayo
Series EditorDavid Taviner
Executive ProducerTommy Nagra

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