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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.
To mark the fact that cinemas have just opened to full capacity, Andrew spends the next four weeks in celebratory mood. In a series of programmes under the banner ‘Summer of Cinema’, he features some of the greatest film scores of all-time.
For the first of these programmes, Andrew showcases Oscar winners, record breakers and history-defining moments, with two hours of favourites from the Golden Age of Hollywood. The rich orchestral scores of Gone with the Wind and Casablanca by Max Steiner, Singin' in the Rain by Narcio Herb Brown, The King and I by Richard Rogers and A Streetcar Named Desire by Alex North feature.
Saturday 14 August
Andrew continues his Summer of Cinema with his favourite film scores from the 1970s and 1980s. He celebrates this pivotal period in Hollywood with some of the era-defining collaborations of director Steven Spielberg and composer John Williams, including music from Close Encounters of the Third Kind and 1941. He also explores Spielberg's unusual foray into the world of animation with James Horner's score to An American Tail, features Martin Scorsese's contribution to the cinematic landscape with Bernard Hermann's score to Taxi Driver and celebrates all things Disney too. Andrew includes Henry Mancini's triumphant music to The Great Mouse Detective and one of Alan Menken's many triumphs - The Little Mermaid.
Saturday 21 August
Andrew features film score gems from the 90s and early 2000s. There’s a selection of music from Richard Curtis classics - Four Weddings and a Funeral scored by Richard Rodney Bennett and Bridget Jones' Diary by Patrick Doyle, alongside an LA-reboot of Romeo + Juliet scored by Craig Armstrong and family favourite The Lion King composed by Hans Zimmer.