Music Makers (radio): Gone with the Wiz!

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companyBBC
started17th Sep 1984
ended26th Nov 1984
last rpt1st Dec 1986
3 school years
episodes10
duration20 mins
subject đŸŽ¶MusicMusic
age rangeAge 10-12Age 9-11 & Age 11-13
languageenIn English
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Gone with the Wiz! is a unit of the BBC schools radio series Music Makers from the 1980s, covering music for primary and secondary school pupils.

Seeking to help his awful King to cure a princess's uncontrollable laughter, a peasent named Egbert suggests that Wizard Wheeze could cure her with magic. The wizard having no idea how to do this prompts a race to the cure between wizards and witches with Egbert going undercover disguised as a witch.

The magazine sections in each programme look at music inspired by "things magical and fantastic".

Songs

  • Oyez!
  • ClichĂ©s and Platitudes
  • Beware!
  • Abracadabra
  • Witches' Revenge
  • I'm a V.I.P.
  • Goodnight!

Broadcasts

Radio Times listing, 1984


Credits

Introduced by Ian Humphris

Jill Shilling

Written by R. D. Ward
Music by Peter Hutchings
Producer Peter Hutchings

Resources

Pupils' pamphlet

Pupils' pamphlet, 1984
Pupils' pamphlet, 1986

A 28 page pamphlet with illustrations by John Shackell, containing the words and music to the songs and a cartoon version of the story.

In 1984 the pamphlet was printed in shades of dark red, and in 1986 it was reprinted in black and white.


Teachers' notes

Teachers' notes

A 16 page booklet containing the piano accompaniment to the songs and an outline of the contents of each broadcast.


Acting script

A script of the performance adapted to be performed in schools was available free from the producer during the term of broadcast...


Melodic instrument parts

...as was a set of accompaniments for tuned instruments.


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