Episode #1.1 

Choirmaster Gareth Malone wants to re-instill the love of public singing back into teen-aged boys, who have reached a stage in their life where it is not seen as being fashionable. Starting... See full summary »

Directors:

Harry Beney, Rob McCabe

Writer:

Ana de Moraes (deviser)

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Episode credited cast:
James Bowman James Bowman ... Himself
Helen Collins Helen Collins ... Herself - Head of Music
Jill Coster Jill Coster ... Herself
Paul Craven Paul Craven ... Himself - Head Teacher
Alex Foreman Alex Foreman ... Himself - Head of Grades 9 & 10
Caroline Gale Caroline Gale ... Herself
Ludo Graham Ludo Graham ... Narrator (voice)
Gareth Malone ... Himself - Choirmaster
Michael Morrey Michael Morrey ... Himself
Michelle Morrey Michelle Morrey ... Herself
Imran Siddiquee Imran Siddiquee ... Himself (as Imran Siddique)
Tojan Thomas-Brown Tojan Thomas-Brown ... Himself
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Choirmaster Gareth Malone wants to re-instill the love of public singing back into teen-aged boys, who have reached a stage in their life where it is not seen as being fashionable. Starting in April 2007, Gareth conducts a nine-month experiment at Lancaster Boys School in Leicester: have a 100-strong boys choir sing credibly by the end of the project. There is a strong academic and sports program at Lancaster, but only a fledgling music program in which there is no singing at all. He learns that there once was a thriving music program at the school which included a choir, but which faded away in the 1980's. Going in, Gareth realizes the enormous challenge he is facing. To achieve his goal, he believes the most amenable students will be the ten in the existing music program. He finds that even they are apprehensive. In roaming around the school, he finds no boys, beyond a clique of schoolyard rappers (who both Gareth and boys themselves don't see what they do as singing), who would ... Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Music | Reality-TV

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 2008 (UK) See more »

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Soundtracks

She Like the Swallow
Traditional
Performed by Gareth Malone
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