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Jonathan Ross, one of the nation’s best-loved broadcasters and film critics, presents our blockbuster film music programme on Friday and Saturday evenings.
A huge fan and collector of movie soundtracks, Jonathan Ross fills Friday nights with brilliant film music. Classic FM at the Movies is packed with cinema’s most iconic scores, from John Williams, Ennio Morricone and Nino Rota, to Hans Zimmer, Rachel Portman and Alexandre Desplat.
On Saturday evenings, join Jonathan as he takes a deep dive into the soundtracks of recent releases and some of his own personal favourites, and features occasional interview with stars of the silver screen – all alongside much of the movie music you know and love.
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Join Jonathan as he plays iconic and much-loved film music to start the weekend and entertain the whole family, from Golden Age Hollywood favourites to blockbuster action films, musicals and animations. This programme includes The Godfather Parts I and II, scored by Nino Rota, Chocolat by Rachel Portman, E.T. and Schindler's List by John Williams, First Man by Justin Hurwitz and To Kill a Mockingbird by Elmer Bernstein.
Saturday 24 February
Jonathan shares some of his favourite film scores and some lesser-known works from the archive, including Jurassic Park by John Williams, King Kong by Max Steiner and The Nightmare Before Christmas by Danny Elfman. He also shines a light on actors who have hidden talents, including Charlie Chaplin, who not only starred in but also composed music for his films, selecting The Kid and 'Smile' from Modern Times. Jonathan also shares one of Barbra Streisand's most iconic performances, ‘Don’t Rain on My Parade’ from Funny Girl, on the evening she receives her Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award.
Friday 1 March
Join Jonathan as he plays iconic and much-loved film music to start the weekend and entertain the whole family. The programme includes The Little Mermaid by Alan Menken, Brideshead Revisited by Geoffrey Burgeon, Chicken Run by Harry Gregson-Williams, and, as a nod to St David’s Day, Jonathan includes John Powell's score to How to Train Your Dragon.
Saturday 2 March
Jonathan marks the change in season with the best film music to put a spring in your step. He shares everything from Disney's Bambi scored by Churchill & Morley to Mary Poppins by the Sherman Brothers. Jonathan also chooses music from Memoirs of a Geisha by John Williams, A Bug's Life by Randy Newman and The Sound of Music by Richard Rodgers.
Friday 8 March
Join Jonathan as he plays iconic and much-loved film music to start the weekend to entertain the whole family, from Golden Age Hollywood favourites to blockbuster action films, musicals and animations. This programme includes Dancing with Wolves by John Barry, The Great Escape by Elmer Bernstein, Emma by Isobel Waller-Bridge and The Little Mermaid by Alan Menken.
Saturday 9 March
It’s a special edition of the programme to mark the imminent 96th Academy Awards by featuring the nominees for Best Original Score, including Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny by John Williams, Oppenheimer by Ludwig Göransson and American Fiction by Laura Karpman. Jonathan also features music from other films nominated for Oscars, including Maestro, with music by Leonard Bernstein, Rustin, scored by Branford Marsalis and The Boy and the Heron by Joe Hisaishi.
Elsewhere in the programme, Jonathan includes previous Oscar-winning scores: E.T. by John Williams, Beauty and the Beast by Alan Menken and Life is Beautiful by Nicola Piovani.
Join Jonathan as he plays iconic and much-loved film music to start the weekend to entertain the whole family, from Golden-Age Hollywood favourites to blockbuster action films, musicals and animations.
This programme includes Amelie by Yann Tiersen, Toy Story 2 by Randy Newman, Poirot by Christopher Gunning, The Crown by Hans Zimmer and Ratatouille by Michael Giacchino.