Director: Ken Russell

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Song of Summer is a 1968 black-and-white television film written, produced, and directed by Ken Russell for the BBC's Omnibus series which was first broadcast on 15 September 1968.

It portrays the final six years of the life of Frederick Delius, when he was blind and paralysed, and when Eric Fenby lived with the composer and his wife Jelka as Delius's amanuensis.

The title is borrowed from the Delius tone poem A Song of Summer, which is heard along with other Delius works in the film.