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Benjamin Britten on Camera

Documentary exploring the relationship that developed between composer Benjamin Britten and the BBC as they worked together to broadcast modern classical music further and wider.

Documentary exploring the dynamic relationship that developed between British composer Benjamin Britten and the BBC as they worked together to broadcast modern classical music further and wider. Through this collaboration, Britten's music reached television audiences, from elaborately staged studio operas, intimate duets featuring his partner Peter Pears, to the massive Proms performance of his War Requiem. The programme features interviews with Britten's collaborators and singers as well as those working behind the scenes including Michael Crawford, David Attenborough, Humphrey Burton and soprano April Cantelo. James Naughtie narrates.

1 hour

Last on

Sun 31 May 2015 19:00

Credits

Role Contributor
Narrator James Naughtie
Participant David Attenborough
Participant Michael Crawford
Participant Humphrey Burton
Director Andy King-Dabbs
Producer Andy King-Dabbs

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