The Sound of Music: Dominic McHugh discusses the iconic film’s 50th anniversary on BBC Breakfast News

Fifty years ago this month, the iconic movie adaptation of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music was released to public acclaim. The film defined Julie Andrews’ career, and to date it has earned more than $2 billion at the box office.

On Saturday 12 September, the film’s fiftieth anniversary was marked at the Last Night of the Proms by a national singalong, led by soprano Danielle De Niese. The following morning, Dr Dominic McHugh appeared on BBC1’s Breakfast News show, and later on BBC News 24, to discuss the film’s enduring appeal, half a century after its release.