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In the second episode, Vicky sets out to see the impact of music on people in the later stages of dementia.

In the second episode, Vicky sets out to see the impact of music on people in the later stages of dementia. She visits a care home offering music therapy and sees how their unique approach is benefiting the people there. Four choir members take part in an unprecedented experiment when they are scanned at the University of Nottingham to see how the different parts of their brains communicate when listening to music despite the damage caused by their dementia.

The three-month scientific study to see whether singing in the choir has any measurable physiological effect on them comes to an end, and Vicky announces that in a matter of weeks they are going to perform at the Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham in front of an audience of 2,000 people. However, it’s not long before the very real challenges faced daily by the choir threaten to derail the entire project as members struggle to learn the new songs. With Vicky and choir master Mark De-Lisser driving them forward, can they pull it off?

58 minutes

Last on

Tue 21 May 2019 01:15

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Music Played

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

  • 00:01

    Rudimental

    Free (feat. Emeli Sandé)

  • 00:02

    I Am Kloot

    Northern Skies

  • 00:42

    The Beatles

    In My Life

  • 00:58

    Ross Antony

    Wunder Dieser Welt

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Vicky McClure
Producer Sophie Mohamed
Production Manager Mollie Grosberg
Production Company Curve Media Ltd

Broadcasts

  • Thu 9 May 2019 20:00
  • Fri 10 May 2019 20:30
  • Thu 16 May 2019 00:05
  • Thu 16 May 2019 00:35
  • Thu 16 May 2019 01:05
  • Thu 16 May 2019 01:35
  • Tue 21 May 2019 01:15

Watch an exclusive OU interview with Vicky McClure about her campaign for more music therapy

Watch an exclusive OU interview with Vicky McClure about her campaign for more music therapy

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