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Whether it’s original film soundtracks or classical music put to powerful effect on the big screen, Classic FM invites you on a weekly journey through the finest film scores, every Saturday at 5pm with Andrew Collins.
Each week, we showcase a selection of film soundtracks, from the latest releases by the likes of Michael Giacchino, Thomas Newman or John Williams to historic scores by Shostakovich, Vaughan Williams and Korngold.
Every few months we’ll broadcast a video game music special, too, making us pretty much the only radio station in the UK that regularly plays this popular genre.
Join Andrew as he dedicates the programme to the music that accompanies onscreen crime busters and cinematic super sleuths, otherwise known as detectives. Andrew starts with Bernard Hermann’s sweeping strings for Hitchcock’s timeless classic, Vertigo, before featuring Howard Shore’s rich score for The Silence of the Lambs. Small screen investigators will also be represented, with the inclusion of Barrington Pheloung’s coded theme for Inspector Morse.
Saturday 11 July
Andrew presents music that underscores our favourite animal film stars: those of the furry, feathered and feline variety. He features selections from Hans Zimmer’s outstanding score for The Lion King, as well as his music for Kung Fu Panda. Also included, in the musical menagerie, is Alex Wurman’s score to the celebrated documentary March of the Penguins, and Basil Pelodouris’s sweeping theme to Free Willy.