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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 7pm 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.
The day after the anniversary of Shakespeare's birth, Andrew selects soundtracks from his favourite films that started out on the stage. Nino Rota's score to Romeo and Juliet, Patrick Doyle's music for Henry V, a piece featured in Casablanca by Herman Hupfeld, and George Fenton's soundtrack to Dangerous Liaisons all feature. Andrew also highlights his favourite film and TV scores of 2021 so far including I am Greta by Rebekka Karijord and Jon Ekstrand, Supernova by Keaton Henson and Minari by Emile Mosseri.
Saturday 1 May
Andrew celebrates famous firsts this evening; from the first time John Williams' scored the Harry Potter franchise, to Julie Andrews' first Academy Award for playing Mary Poppins – scored by the Sherman brothers. Other highlights include Alan Menken's score to The Little Mermaid, and A Fistful of Dollars by Ennio Morricone
Saturday 8 May
Join Andrew as he dons his cape, whizzes around planet Krypton and returns to earth for a programme dedicated to cinematic heroes.
He features the iconic superhero movie scores of Batman Begins by Hans Zimmer, Superman by John Williams and the most recent Spider-Man franchise composed by Michael Giacchino. Marvel's Captain Marvel also reveals more than one hero, including the first female composer to score a Marvel film, Pinar Toprak.
Later in the programme Andrew hopes to prove that not all heroes wear capes, featuring music from To Kill a Mockingbird by Elmer Bernstein and The Dead Poets Society by Maurice Jarre.