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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.
Food is on Andrew's mind, as he presents an evening of music from films inspired by the finest fare. There’s a decadent feast of movie music from Rachel Portman's intimate score to Chocolat, to a journey of self-discovery in Eat, Pray, Love with music to set the mood by Dario Marianelli, a recipe for 'Sunday Sauce' tucked away in The Godfather scored by Nino Rota, and Julian Nott's music provides A Grand Day Out with Wallace and Gromit who venture to the moon for cheese and crackers. Stops along the way include the score to Kung Fu Panda by Hans Zimmer, Julie & Julia and Ratatouille by Alexandre Desplat, and Lady and the Tramp by Sonny Burke.
Saturday 26 June
Andrew selects some iconic summertime soundtracks. Disney favourite Moana, scored by Lin-Manuel Miranda depicts the island Motunui, danger looms with John Williams' score to Jaws, and there’s music from Roman Holiday by Georges Auric. Other favourite filmscores include Vicky Christina Barcelona, The Graduate by Simon and Garfunkel, and The Talented Mr. Ripley by Gabriel Yared.
Saturday 3 July
Marking the 6th National Film Awards UK, taking place after a postponed ceremony in 2020, Andrew picks out his favourite tracks from the nominations. There’s extracts from the Bridgerton soundtrack by Kris Bowers, Peaky Blinders scored by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, the title track to Lupin by Mathieu Lamboley and Hildur Godnadottir's eerie score to Chernobyl. Also with cinemas open again, Andrew showcases some of his favourite films to catch, including Disney's Cruella with music by Nicholas Britell, James Newton Howard's soundtrack to Raya and the Last Dragon, and Ludovico Einaudi's music featured in Nomadland.