Saturday Night at the Movies - Saturday 14 December 2013

Howard Goodall features classical music that has been featured on the big screen.

Alec Guiness The Ladykillers

Tonight, Howard Goodall features classical music put to use, and in some cases made more famous, in the movies.

There's a sublime piece of Mozart as heard in The Shawkshank Redemption and an early appearance of classical music - Boccherini  to be precise - in the classic Ealing Comedy, The Ladykillers  starring Alec Guinness (pictured).

And who can forget Saint-Saens ' Organ Symphony triumphant in Babe and Mascagni 's Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana in Raging Bull

Plus – which film used Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Ride to great effect?  There’s only one way to find out!

Saturday Night At The Movies