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Episode 4

2 hours
First broadcast:
Saturday 07 January 2012

Conductor John Wilson presents a personal selection of favourite British film scores including music from movies as diverse as Henry V, Miss Marple, Carry On and Shadowlands.

John's selection:
Arthur Bliss: March from "Things to Come"
Malcolm Arnold: Music from "Hobson's Choice"
Allan Gray: Prelude from "A Matter of Life and Death"
Georges Auric: "The Titfield Thunderbolt"
William Walton: Suite from Henry V (arr.Mathieson)
Patrick Doyle: "Much Ado About Nothing" - Pardon Goddess Of The Night
John Ireland: March: "Scorched Earth" from 'The Overlanders'
Ron Goodwin: Miss Marple theme
Richard Rodney-Bennett: " Murder on the Orient Express"
Constant Lambert: "Anna Karenina" Suite
Bruce Montgomery (arr.Whittle): "Carry On" Suite (...Sergeant/....Teacher/....Nurse)
John Dankworth: All Gone (from "The Servant")
Angela Morley: "Kehaar's theme" from Watership Down
Debbie Wiseman: "Wilde"
George Fenton: "Shadowlands".

Music Played

16 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Arthur Bliss

    Arthur Bliss Things to come - music for the film - March

    Conductor: Bernard HERMANN Performer: National Philharmonic Orchestra

    LONDON, 448-954-2

  • Image for Sir Malcolm Arnold

    Sir Malcolm Arnold Hobson's choice - music for the film - i. Overture and Shoe Ballet; ii. Finale

    Conductor: Richard HICKOX Performer: LONDON Symphony Orchestra

    CHANDOS, CHAN-9100, -10

  • Image for Sergey Vasilievich Rachmaninov

    Sergey Vasilievich Rachmaninov Concerto no. 2 in C minor Op.18 for piano and orchestra - 1st movement

    Conductor: Kirill KONDRASHIN Performer: Vladimir ASHKENAZY - Piano Performer: Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra

    DECCA, 4663752

  • Image for Georges Auric

    Georges Auric The Titfield thunderbolt - Suite

    Conductor: Rumon GAMBA Performer: BBC Philharmonic

    CHANDOS, CHAN-9774

  • Image for Sir William Walton

    Sir William Walton Henry V - suite [adapted Muir Mathieson from the film score]

    Conductor: William WALTON Performer: Philharmonia Orchestra


  • Image for Patrick Doyle

    Patrick Doyle Much ado about nothing - music from the film - Pardon Goddess of the Night

    Performer: Unknown Orchestra

    SONY MUSIC, 54009, -20

  • Image for John Ireland

    John Ireland The Overlanders - Scorched Earth

    Arranger: Na Performer: The Halle Orchestra Conductor: John Wilson

    Halle CD, HLL 7523

  • Image for Allan Gray

    Allan Gray A Matter of Life and Death - Prelude

    Arranger: Na Performer: Queen's Hall Light Orchestra Conductor: Charles Williams

    EMI, CDGO-2059

  • Image for Ron Goodwin

    Ron Goodwin Miss Marple Theme

    Conductor: Ron GOODWIN Performer: Odense Symphony Orchestra

    LABEL X, LXE706, -1

  • Image for Sir Richard Rodney Bennett

    Sir Richard Rodney Bennett Murder on the Orient Express - music from the film - The Orient Express

    Conductor: Marcus DODS Performer: Royal Opera House Orchestra

    DRG, 19039

  • Image for Constant Lambert

    Constant Lambert Anna Karenina - suite from the film music

    Conductor: Bernard HERRMANN Performer: National Philharmonic Orchestra

    LONDON, 448-954-2, -2

  • Image for Bruce Montgomery

    Bruce Montgomery Carry On Suite, arr. Whittle - Segeant / Teacher / Nurse

    Conductor: Gavin SUTHERLAND Performer: Prague City Philharmonic Orchestra

    ASV, CDWHL 2119

  • Image for John Dankworth

    John Dankworth John Dankworth - All Gone (Theme from The Servant)

    Performer: Johnny Dankworth and his Orchestra

    REDIAL, 5461352, 1-8

  • Image for Angela Morley

    Angela Morley Kehaar's Theme (from the film Watership Down) for alto saxophone and orchestra

    Conductor: John WILSON Performer: John HARLE - Alto Saxophone Performer: John Wilson Orchestra


  • Image for Debbie Wiseman

    Debbie Wiseman Wilde - suite from music for the film - title music

    Conductor: Debbie WISEMAN Performer: Unknown Orchestra


  • Image for George Fenton

    George Fenton Shadowlands - music for the film - i. Sancte Solemnis; ii. Joy and Douglas; iii. End credi

    Conductor: George FENTON Performer: LONDON Symphony Orchestra

    ANGEL, CDQ-555 093-2



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