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Midsomer Murders on Silva Screen

It was first broadcast in 1997, with John Nettles cast as DCI Tom Barnaby and went on to become England’s biggest TV export: Midsomer Murders has now become a TV institution.  Today, Neil Dudgeon plays this most English of detectives and the series is still going strong at well over 100 episodes.  The 11th of February will see the airing of rather a special episode however, as it features singer Lucie Jones, … Read more >

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Wolf Hall by Debbie Wiseman

As anticipation for the BBC’s adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s 2009 Booker Prize winner “Wolf Hall” mounts, a digital single from Debbie Wiseman’s score to the series will be released the day before the first episode airs on the 21st of January.  The track is titled “Entirely Beloved (Cromwell’s Theme)”,  conducted by the composer herself and performed by the celebrated Locrian Ensemble Of London. “My aim was to create a musical world inspired by the vitality … Read more >

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Utopia Series 2 – Released 15th of December

In 2013 Channel 4 scored a major success with Utopia, a six part series revolving around a group of graphic novel fans who discover a terrible secret. Stylish, intelligent and cinematic, the second series in 2014 reinforced the impact of series one and gained the show an even larger following. Integral to the action is Chilean composer Cristobal Tapia de Veer’s original music for the programme, recognised by the Royal … Read more >

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The Day of the Doctor Arrives!

2013 was an epochal year for Doctor Who and the two specials reflected the series’ monumental impact as a British cultural icon. The Day Of The Doctor celebrated the 50th anniversary of the series with a story that weaved in many references to its distinguished past and was transmitted to 94 countries, the largest ever simulcast for a TV drama. With this 2 CD release, Murray Gold’s best-selling music for … Read more >

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The Essential Disney Collection: Coming Soon

Disney films have been a vehicle for popular music  for many decades now and the recent chart success of “Frozen” proves that Disney soundtracks are as powerful now as they were 50 years ago, when “Mary Poppins” won a clutch of awards including Best Original Music Score and Best Original Song for “Chim Chim Cher-ee” (1964).  “The Essential Disney Collection” spans those five decades, bringing together songs which have become part … Read more >

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More Music Awards for Frank

The song laden soundtrack to last year’s surprise hit cult film, Lenny Abrahamson’s “Frank”, continues to win awards and this time it’s Best Song for “I Love You All”, in the Las Vegas Film Critics Society’s annual pick of the crop.  Composer Stephen Rennicks added further to what must be becoming a very crowded awards shelf with the Best Music Award, this time courtesy of Les Arcs European Film Festival. Listen … Read more >