Follow the Star (1979)

Television production of a Nativity play for children which sees Gabby (the angel Gabriel) and his fellow angels help Mary, Joseph and the Wiseman to follow their destiny.

Director:

Wendy Toye

Writer:

Wally K. Daly
Reviews

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Dorning Robert Dorning ... Olly
Christopher Lillicrap Christopher Lillicrap ... Gabby
Ian Bartholomew Ian Bartholomew ... Lofty
Cheryl Branker Cheryl Branker ... Angy
Annie Wensak Annie Wensak ... Jelly
Tony Robinson ... Chicago
Lewis Fiander ... Herod
Sue Jones-Davies Sue Jones-Davies ... Mary
Martin Smith Martin Smith ... Joseph
Norman Warwick Norman Warwick ... Wise Man
Johnny Worthy Johnny Worthy ... Wise Man
Michael Boothe Michael Boothe ... Wise Man
Maynard Williams Maynard Williams ... Angel / Soldier
Allan Corduner ... Shepherd
Desmond Barrit ... Shepherd
Edit

Storyline

Television production of a Nativity play for children which sees Gabby (the angel Gabriel) and his fellow angels help Mary, Joseph and the Wiseman to follow their destiny.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

nativity | rock music | See All (2) »

Genres:

Musical

Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 December 1979 (UK) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A musical Nativity about the Angel Gabriel
13 November 2015 | by randomarnoldSee all my reviews

This was a delightful televised version of a theatre musical. It had a school play feel but with a professional cast utilising a single climbing-frame style set complete with slide. The star (quiet literally as it turns out) was Christopher Lillicrap as Gabby – the angel Gabriel. The plot follows the nativity story but with 'invisible' Angels helping Mary, Joseph and the three Wisemen follow their destiny – sort of 'Wings of Desire' for primary school kids. In this case doing good deeds makes angels taller and as the story starts Gabby is a little on the short side. The production was filmed with a live audience which gave it a proper Panto feel and would prove essential to parts of the plot. For example the Angels sent to help the Wisemen had to ask the audience what gifts they should take to Jesus – prompting a running gag regarding what Murr actually is. For me personally it was a wonderful and by this time semi traditional thing to see Christopher Lillicrap at Christmas as he lived locally to us and appeared in many similar Christmas shows at local theatres.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed