Lost Horizon ★★★

When first few frames unfurled I had that strange sensation of deja vu. I knew I had seen it before but more than that, I was briefly transported back in time to the smoky interior of the ABC cinema in Hartlepool.
I wasn't old enough to sniff a barmaid's apron but the memories came flooding back; except one; I had forgotten it was a quasi musical. The first number was the magical 'The world is a circle without a beginning'....
Now I knew the story from a more recent radio adaption featuring the acting giant Derek Jacobi. The cast bring this to life too; Peter Finch, Michael York and John Gielgud amongst the luminaries in a mysterious hidden world of Shangri La. Marvellous rewatch.