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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 continues his survey of the best film scores of the decades, playing music from the 1970s and 1980s. Selections from John Williams’ catalogue of hits open the programme, with music from E.T and Star Wars. Themes by Nino Rota from The Godfather, Jerry Goldsmith’s score to China Town and Alan Silvestri’s music for Back to the Future also feature.
Saturday 26 September
Andrew continues his survey of the best movie scores across the decades, tonight playing film music from the 1990s and 2000s. The soundtracks for blockbusters such as Craig Armstrong’s Romeo + Juliet, James Horner’s Titanic, and Thomas Newman’s The Shawshank Redemption all feature. The second half of the programme includes Klaus Badelt’s iconic theme for Pirates of the Caribbean, as well as Hans Zimmer’s moving score to Ridley Scott’s masterpiece released in 2000, Gladiator.
Saturday 3 October
Andrew plays scores from films that have a real-life character as their protagonist: otherwise known as biopics. He starts with John Williams’ timeless melody from Stephen Spielberg’s Schindler’s List, which recently topped the Classic FM Movie Music Hall of Fame. Maurice Jarre’s music from Lawrence of Arabia, and a work by Mozart, which underscored the Oscar-winning film Amadeus also feature.