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Andrew Collins celebrates the life and scores of movie music master John Barry.
The epic Western Dances With Wolves turns 25 this month, so Andrew Collins is devoting this evening's show to the film's composer John Barry, who died in 2011 aged 77.
Barry was hugely influential in defining the distinctive musical style for the whole James Bond series. After the success of Dr. No, he scored eleven of the next 14 James Bond films - but with Monty Norman continually credited as the composer of The James Bond Theme.
John Barry won five Academy Awards - for The Lion in Winter, Dances with Wolves, Out of Africa, and two for Born Free.
Tonight, Andrew selects tracks from those and others, including Midnight Cowboy, as well as plenty of offerings from the James Bond series.