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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 music from British film composers in the second of a two-part series. He begins with Ron Goodwin’s uplifting score to 633 Squadron, before featuring selections from Patrick Doyle’s vast and varied output – from his work on the Harry Potter series to the acclaimed 1995 adaption of Sense and Sensibility. Finally, Andrew plays scores from the next generation of British talent, with music from Isobel Waller-Bridge, Segun Akinola, and Steven Price.
Saturday 22 August
Andrew features some of the best scores from documentary films. Hans Zimmer’s music that underscored David Attenborough’s celebrated Blue Planet and Planet Earth series, is included. Benji Merrison and Will Slater’s theme for Dynasties, Alex Wurman’s score for March of the Penguins, and Jeff Beal’s haunting music for Blackfish all feature.