Andrew Collins joins Classic FM as new host of Saturday Night at the Movies

26 February 2015, 09:00

Award-winning writer and Film Editor for Radio Times to host weekly film music programme.

Classic FM has signed the writer and broadcaster Andrew Collins to host its two-hour film music programme, Saturday Night at the Movies, starting on Saturday 7 March.

Andrew, pictured above with Dame Helen Mirren, is Film Editor of Radio Times and a television critic for The Guardian, as well as being an award-winning scriptwriter, author and presenter.

Andrew’s first programme on Classic FM will be a celebration of classic film scores, composed by movie music legends such as Bernard Herrmann, Elmer Bernstein and John Williams. In other shows throughout the month of March, he will feature music from winners of the Bafta Games Awards, the big movies of 2015 and the most popular film scores from the Classic FM Hall of Fame.

"Like many people, I found my way into classical music through film soundtracks, so it is with great pleasure and a sense of privilege that I join Classic FM to host Saturday Night At The Movies," Andrew said. 

"It's a show that has long entertained me as a listener, combining my twin lifelong loves: music and cinema. I look forward to mixing the familiar with some buried treasure over the coming months."

Sam Jackson, Classic FM's Managing Editor, said: "Andrew is a first-rate broadcaster, whose infectious enthusiasm for film soundtracks makes him the perfect host for Saturday Night at the Movies.  I am thrilled to welcome him to the Classic FM family." 

Photo: PA