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25 August 2019, 09:12 | Updated: 27 August 2019, 15:55
This bank holiday, we played nothing but the greatest film music ever written on Classic FM’s Movie Music Monday. Listen again with the Global Player app.
On Monday 26 August, we played back-to-back film music on Classic FM.
From Spaghetti Westerns to Disney, period costume dramas to Oscar-winning action films, it was a day packed full of fantastic music from the silver screen. But don’t worry, you haven’t missed it!
Classic FM’s Movie Music Monday was on from 9am to 8pm on Monday 26 August. Here’s everything you need to know:
9am – 1pm
Classic FM's Movie Music Monday begins with John Suchet at 9am. First up it’s the Classic FM Hall of Fame Hour: back-to-back film scores that all feature in the current Top 300. The highlights include John Williams’ music for E.T., Gabriel’s Oboe scored by Ennio Morricone, and Klaus Badelt’s swashbuckling Pirates of the Caribbean.
At 10am, John presents an hour of Oscar winners, including old favourites such as The Godfather and more recent victors The Shape of Water and La La Land.
For the final hour of his programme, John takes us back to the 60s and 70s with Born Free, Doctor Zhivago and The Pink Panther.
1pm – 5pm
Jane Jones continues Classic FM’s Movie Music Monday with four hours of favourite film music.
From 1pm, we celebrate with an hour of the best British films, and music from Bridget Jones’ Diary, The King’s Speech and Chariots of Fire.
Jane then presents a whole host of box office hits and highest grossing films, such as Titanic, Ben Hur and Independence Day.
At 3pm, Jane transports us to the 80s with Back to the Future, E.T. and Ghostbusters, before an hour of famous movie adaptations and music from Harry Potter, Sense and Sensibility and Twilight.
5pm – 7pm
John Brunning then takes us into the evening with two hours of brilliant film music, including with a 90s focus: Jurassic Park, Mrs Doubtfire and music by Debbie Wiseman – Classic FM’s Composer in Residence – and her score for Wilde.
At 6pm, John shines the spotlight on music from the Golden Age of Hollywood, including Gone with the Wind, The Wizard of Oz and Casablanca.
7pm – 8pm
John concludes Classic FM’s Movie Music Monday with the perfect selection of film music to wind down to at the end of a Bank Holiday Monday. Highlights include the scores for Pride & Prejudice, Elle and Ghost.
And... that, as they say, is a wrap!