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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.
Tonight, we step through the door at the back of the cupboard, click our heels three times, and take flight into the music of secret worlds.
Featuring selections from the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz, the Academy Award-winning score from Pans Labyrinth by Javier Navarrete, and The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, prepare for an evening of music that underscores alternate realities.
The Classic FM Hall of Fame 2019 is open for voting, so Andrew Collins dedicates today’s programme to film scores and classical works used to great effect at the cinema that have also featured in the top 300 in previous years.
From the most popular scores such as Lord of the Rings and Star Wars, to those that have recently slipped out of the chart, like Inception, Andrew offers up food for thought if you haven’t yet picked your three favourite pieces and contributed to the world’s biggest annual survey of classical music tastes.
Tonight, Andrew Collins features music from films where the star characters are not humans but are, instead, our furry friends.
With highlights from Zootopia by Michael Giacchino, Jerry Goldsmith’s score for the original Planet of the Apes, as well as John Williams’s Oscar-nominated music for War Horse, Andrew presents an evening filled with creatures, critters and carnivores!
For decades, Hollywood has been using books as inspiration for the next runaway blockbuster hit and tonight, Andrew takes us through the music of composers who have been charged with the almost impossible task of writing iconic themes for our favourite literary characters.
We’ll hear Dario Marianelli’s ode to Elizabeth Bennet in the 2005 film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, the haunting theme from Nino Rota’s score for The Godfather, and John Williams’ unmistakeable score from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – part of the best-selling book series in history.