BBC Radio and Television have announced an autumn season of programming dedicated to the composers, songs and film scores that form the soundtrack to the big screen. BBC Radio 3, 6 Music, Radio 1 and Asian Network are participating as well as BBC Four’s three-part series, Sound Of Cinema, which starts on Thursday September the 12th.
BBC Four’s celebration of film music begins with Sound Of Cinema: The Music That Made The Movies, the first in a three-part documentary presented by writer, composer and film music aficionado Neil Brand. Neil tells his alternative history of cinema, putting the soundtrack centre stage. The series features some of the biggest directors of past and present, including Quentin Tarantino, Alfred Hitchcock and Martin Scorsese, alongside film scores of cult and blockbuster movies like Star Wars, Inception, Hitchcock’s Psycho, and Gladiator.
BBC Four will also broadcast 2013’s Film Music BBC Prom, showcasing excerpts from great British film scores and music from science fiction titles such as Alien and Independence Day.
As many of these soundtracks are available in the Silva Screen catalogue, we will be discounting some choice titles for a limited time only from next week. Full details to come via our newsletter.