I have added a recent teaser for Tchaikovsky HERE. Be sure to watch right to the end and you will get just a glimpse of the level of emotion Barry has put into this film. The puppet by Mackinnon & Saunders is wonderful and, as usual they have managed to get so much of Barry into it.
I watched an early full version and I was amazed at the emotion Barry conveys through the puppet - and I would be surprised if anyone fails to be deeply moved by this film. The final version has a voice-over of Tchaikovsky's words, spoken by Barry, and this works perfectly - anyone who knows Barry will recognise some common themes there and his restrained, non-theatrical delivery is just right.
I think this film demonstrates how a producer, working to support Barry with a sympathetic understanding of his work, and the subject, can contribute to what I believe shoud be seen as a masterpiece.