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Swan Lake 

The unhappy and unloved Prince is mocked, betrayed and rejected by everyone around him. When he decides to commit suicide by throwing himself in a lake at a city park, a beautiful Swan ... See full summary »

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Peter Mumford
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Adam Cooper Adam Cooper ... The Swan / The Stranger
Scott Ambler ... The Prince
Fiona Chadwick Fiona Chadwick ... The Queen
Barry Atkinson Barry Atkinson ... The Press Secretary
Emily Piercy ... The Girlfriend
Andrew Walkinshaw Andrew Walkinshaw ... The Young Prince
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jacqui Anderson Jacqui Anderson ... Various
Teresa Barker Teresa Barker ... Various
Sarah Barron Sarah Barron ... Various
Lee Boggess Lee Boggess ... Various
Greig Cooke Greig Cooke ... Various
Ross Cooper Ross Cooper ... Various
Andrew Corbett Andrew Corbett ... Various
Saranne Curtin ... Various
Darren Ellis Darren Ellis ... Various
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The unhappy and unloved Prince is mocked, betrayed and rejected by everyone around him. When he decides to commit suicide by throwing himself in a lake at a city park, a beautiful Swan emerges from the water. The Prince and The Swan become close friends, but their friendship is destined to end in tragedy. Written by Anonymous

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based on ballet | ballet | royalty | See All (3) »

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Country:

UK

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10 June 1998 (USA) See more »

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Color
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Version of Swan Lake (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

Swan Lake
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Condcted by David Lloyd-Jones
Performed by the New London Orchestra (leader: 'David Juritz) with solo cello by Michael Kaznowski
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Still gets 10 despite my reservations
20 February 2005 | by ant501See all my reviews

This work of art is just stunningly beautiful and powerful; I saw it performed on stage in London and bought the DVD version the next day. The soundtrack is excellent, the orchestra is well balanced and well conducted. The on-stage performances are breathtaking and moving. My only complaints relate to the vision mixing; a few dodgy camera angles and the rapidity of some of the cuts. This is ballet and although TV directors have a golden opportunity to enhance the experience by showing far more than a square-on proscenium arch shot, they should only rarely cut to anything closer than a mid-shot; certainly not for just one second, it is disorientating and it ruins the flow. Despite the fact that I think the editing leaves a lot to be desired I still give it 10 for sheer mastery in every other area.


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