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Lloyd Webber and Norton - New BBC show

Presenter Graham Norton and composer Andrew Lloyd Webber are to team up again on BBC One for a new series which will search for Dorothy and Toto for a West End production of 'The Wizard of Oz'.

Norton and Lloyd Webber previously worked together on the BBC's musical talent searches 'How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?', 'I'd Do Anything' and 'Any Dream Will Do'.

Commenting on the new series, Lloyd Webber, who will produce the West End stage show, said: "Our previous musical talent searches have provided an incredible shot in the arm for musical theatre in Britain and I can't wait to work with the BBC again in the hunt for Dorothy - an iconic role of course made famous by a young Judy Garland in the film in 1939, but, as a cat man myself, however, I approach casting Toto with considerable trepidation."

The show will air on BBC One in 2010, with the judges yet to be announced.

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