Ken Russell's flamboyant treatment of The Who's rock opera about a deaf, dumb and blind boy who achieves a messianic status as a pinball player.
Ken Russell's flamboyant treatment of The Who's rock opera about a deaf, dumb and blind boy who develops an extraordinary ability at pinball.
Under his sinister stepfather's influence, he achieves fame and a cult following, but his almost messianic status also spells the beginning of his destruction.
Featuring musical contributions from a host of rock stars including Elton John, Eric Clapton and Tina Turner.
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
|Frank Hobbs||Oliver Reed|
|Pinball Wizard||Elton John|
|Captain Walker||Robert Powell|
|Cousin Kevin||Paul Nicholas|
|Acid Queen||Tina Turner|
|Uncle Ernie||Keith Moon|
|The Priest||Arthur Brown|
|Sally Simpson||Victoria Russell|
|Reverend Simpson||Ben Aris|
|Mrs Simpson||Mary Holland|
|Director of photography||Dick Bush|
|Director of photography||Ronnie Taylor|