RE­LIV­ING THE SOUND OF MU­SIC

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It was An­gela Bishop’s “pinch me mo­ment” – sit­ting on a tour bus, driv­ing high up in the snowy alps above Salzburg, Aus­tria war­bling away to The Sound Of Mu­sic.

As a 20-some­thing back­packer, she’d been here, done that be­fore, but the 50th an­niver­sary of the much-loved film brought Ten’s en­ter­tain­ment guru back.

Only this time, Bishop was sur­rounded by the real ac­tors who played the Von Trapp fam­ily of singers, who agreed to ap­pear in an ex­clu­sive Aus­tralian TV spe­cial pay­ing trib­ute to cin­e­matic trea­sure.

In­vited to Aus­tria by the lo­cal tourist of­fi­cial­dom, Bishop found her­self trip­ping down mem­ory lane with long­time friend Ni­cholas Ham­mond (who played Friedrich Von Trapp); along­side his co-stars Deb­bie Turner (Marta), Heather Men­zies (Louisa) and Duane Chase (“in­cor­ri­gi­ble” Kurt).

Bishop also re­vealed she has “formed a really close bond with Deb­bie.”

“I’m pinch­ing my­self now, when I open my email in the morn­ing and Marta (Turner) has sent me an email. How good is that? We talk about when we should get a pink para­sol for our daugh­ter’s birth­days...it’s just been won­der­ful.”/

THE SOUND OF MU­SIC: 50 YEARS ON, CHAN­NEL 10, SATUR­DAY, 6.30PM (FOL­LOWED BY THE FILM AT 7PM)

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