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Tommy

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.

1 hour, 47 minutes

Last on

Mon 21 Aug 2017 00:35

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:01

    Pete Townshend

    Prologue - 1945

  • 00:07

    Pete Townshend

    Captain Walker / It's A Boy

  • 00:11

    Oliver Reed

    Bernie's Holiday Camp

  • 00:15

    Oliver Reed

    1951 / What About The Boy?

  • 00:18

    Pete Townshend

    Amazing Journey

  • 00:22

    Oliver Reed

    Christmas

  • 00:25

    Arthur Brown

    Eyesight To The Blind

  • 00:31

    Tina Turner

    The Acid Queen

  • 00:40

    Ann-Margret

    Do You Think It's Alright? (1)

  • 00:41

    Paul Nicholas

    Cousin Kevin

  • 00:45

    Keith Moon

    Fiddle About

  • 00:53

    Elton John

    Pinball Wizard

  • 00:58

    The Who

    Champagne

  • 01:04

    Jack Nicholson

    Go To The Mirror

  • 01:08

    Ann-Margret

    Tommy, Can You Hear Me?

  • 01:10

    London Symphony Orchestra & Roger Daltrey

    I'm Free

  • 01:09

    Ann-Margret

    Smash The Mirror

  • 01:16

    Simon Townshend

    Miracle Cure

  • 01:17

    Pete Townshend

    Sally Simpson

  • 01:22

    Roger Daltrey

    Sensation

  • 01:26

    Ann-Margret

    Welcome

  • 01:30

    Ann-Margret

    T.V. Studio

  • 01:31

    Keith Moon

    Tommy's Holiday Camp

  • 01:34

    Roger Daltrey

    We're Not Gonna Take It

  • 01:40

    Roger Daltrey

    See Me, Feel Me / Listening To You

Credits

Role Contributor
Nora Walker-Hobbs Ann-Margret
Tommy Roger Daltrey
Frank Hobbs Oliver Reed
Pinball Wizard Elton John
Preacher Eric Clapton
Specialist Jack Nicholson
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
Themselves The Who
Director Ken Russell
Writer Ken Russell
Composer Pete Townshend
Producer Ken Russell
Producer Robert Stigwood
Director of photography Dick Bush
Director of photography Ronnie Taylor

Broadcasts

  • Sat 2 Jun 2007 23:45
  • Sun 3 Jun 2007 00:20
  • Fri 18 Jan 2008 23:00
  • Sun 7 Sep 2008 01:25
  • Fri 25 Oct 2013 22:00
  • Sat 24 Oct 2015 00:35
  • Tue 27 Dec 2016 01:25
  • Mon 21 Aug 2017 00:35

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