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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.
Andrew Collins has an open-door policy for programme ideas and this week, he’s taking the lead from listeners Stephen in Carlisle and Simon in Sheffield, who have both suggested a spy-themed show.
Andrew features scores such as Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by Geoffrey Burgon, The Third Man by Anton Karas and North By Northwest by Bernard Herrmann, in what promises to be two hours of musical intrigue, adventure and mystery!
The composer Bernard Herrmann was born on 29th June 1911, so Andrew Collins marks the anniversary with two hours of his greatest scores.
There will be music from films such as Citizen Kane and Taxi Driver; and Andrew will also explore Hermann’s influential collaboration with director Alfred Hitchcock, for silver screen classics like Vertigo, North by Northwest and Psycho.
Andrew Collins returns to a favourite show theme, and a very subjective one too: ‘Great Music, Shame About the Movie’.
Andrew features his own selections along with listener suggestions of scores that are far superior to the films themselves. We’ll hear quality composing by John Barry, Michael Giacchino and John Williams, from films that don’t quite match the music.