The Alternative John Williams

In the interval feature actor Ian McDiarmid – Emperor Palpatine in the Star Wars films – looks at the alternative John Williams, shining a light on the composer's early Hollywood work, his lesser known – but no less acclaimed – film scores, and his conducting work with the Boston Pops.

With contributions from friends, colleagues and peers including Andre Previn, Keith Lockhart and Rob Marshall, Ian will show that there’s more to the work of John Williams than just sharks, spaceships and sorcery.

Release date: 17 Dec 2012

13 minutes

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