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Bond and Beyond

Duration:
1 hour, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 14 September 2012

Friday Night is Music Night - Bond and Beyond

Simon Mayo and Mark Kermode introduce songs from the James Bond films Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever and For Your Eyes Only; as well as music from Mission Impossible, Where Eagles Dare and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.

The BBC Philharmonic is conducted by Robert Ziegler, and the singers are Ren Harvieu, Lance Ellington and Claire Moore.

The interval features Paul Sexton talking to John Barrywhich was recorded in 2001. The English composer, who died in 2011, talks about his 007 years and a distinguished life in music.

Barry describes how he literally grew up in the cinema (with his father owning a chain of movie houses) as well as classic scores such as Seance On A Wet Afternoon and Born Free.

He also remembers the rock 'n' roll era of the John Barry Seven, when one reviewer described him as sounding like a 78 being played at 33 and a third, and he reminisces about some of his favourite Bond scores.

The concert was first broadcast in September 2012.

Music Played

24 items
  • Image for BBC Philharmonic/Robert Ziegler

    BBC Philharmonic/Robert Ziegler Friday Night Is Music Night

    (Williams)

  • Image for BBC Philharmonic/Robert Ziegler

    BBC Philharmonic/Robert Ziegler James Bond Theme

    (Monty Norman arr: John Barry)

  • Image for BBC Philharmonic/Robert Ziegler

    BBC Philharmonic/Robert Ziegler The Devil's Galop

    (Williams)

  • Image for Lance Ellington

    Lance Ellington From Russia With Love

    (Bart/Barry) (Ft. BBC Philharmonic/Robert Ziegler)

  • Image for Claire Moore

    Claire Moore For Your Eyes Only

    (Conti/Leeson) (Ft. BBC Philharmonic/Robert Ziegler)

  • Image for BBC Philharmonic/Robert Ziegler

    BBC Philharmonic/Robert Ziegler Where Eagles Dare

    (Goodwin)

  • Image for BBC Philharmonic/Robert Ziegler

    BBC Philharmonic/Robert Ziegler Charade

    (Mancini)

  • Image for Lance Ellington

    Lance Ellington Thunderball

    (Barry/Black) (Ft. BBC Philharmonic/Robert Ziegler)

  • Image for BBC Philharmonic/Robert Ziegler

    BBC Philharmonic/Robert Ziegler City Of Lovers

    (Arnold)

  • Image for Claire Moore

    Claire Moore Goldfinger

    (Bricusse/Newley/Barry) (Ft. BBC Philharmonic/Robert Ziegler)

  • Image for BBC Philharmonic/Robert Ziegler

    BBC Philharmonic/Robert Ziegler On Her Majesty's Secret Service

    (Barry)

  • Image for Lance Ellington

    Lance Ellington Live And Let Die

    (McCartney/McCartney) (Ft. BBC Philharmonic/Robert Ziegler)

  • BBC Philharmonic/Robert Ziegler 007

    (Barry)

  • Image for BBC Philharmonic/Robert Ziegler

    BBC Philharmonic/Robert Ziegler Romance – The Gadfly

    (Shostakovich)

  • Image for Ren Harvieu

    Ren Harvieu You Only Live Twice

    (Bricusse/Barry) (Ft. BBC Philharmonic/Robert Ziegler)

  • Image for BBC Philharmonic/Robert Ziegler

    BBC Philharmonic/Robert Ziegler The Ipcress File

    (Barry)

  • Image for BBC Philharmonic/Robert Ziegler

    BBC Philharmonic/Robert Ziegler North By Northwest

    (Herrmann)

  • Image for Ren Harvieu

    Ren Harvieu Nobody Does It Better

    (Hamlisch/Bayer Sager) (Ft. BBC Philharmonic/Robert Ziegler)

  • Image for Lance Ellington

    Lance Ellington We Have All The Time In The World

    (Barry/David) (Ft. BBC Philharmonic/Robert Ziegler)

  • Image for Claire Moore

    Claire Moore Diamonds Are Forever

    (Barry/Black) (Ft. BBC Philharmonic/Robert Ziegler)

  • Image for BBC Philharmonic/Robert Ziegler

    BBC Philharmonic/Robert Ziegler James Bond Medley

  • Image for BBC Philharmonic/Robert Ziegler

    BBC Philharmonic/Robert Ziegler Friday Night Is Music Night

    (Williams)

  • Image for Rita Coolidge

    Rita Coolidge All Time High

    The Best Of James Bond 30th Anniversa, EMI

  • Image for John Barry

    John Barry James Bond Theme

    Premier Coll'tn Of Instrumental Hits, Kenwest

  • An Insider's View by Interactive Producer Michael Gray

    An Insider's View by Interactive Producer Michael Gray

    This was the first time that Radio 2's Friday Night Is Music Night had ever been seen live on television or video in its illustrious 60 year history. As such, it was an honour for me to bring you the concert live in full technicolour moving pictures - if slightly leg trembling!

    I'm one of the two producers who look after the BBC's music and radio output on the Red Button on your telly. Alongside Rhonagh O'Donnell and our boss Gregory Stevens, we bring to you a variety of the music sessions and festivals the beeb has to offer, from Glastonbury to the Proms to Maida Vale studio gigs. It's a tough life, but someone's got to do it! Sometimes we team up with our colleagues in Music Entertainment or Classical Music TV, or with the radio station's video team, and sometimes we produce the Red Button TV programme ourselves - like this week's 'Bond and Beyond'.

    When I'm working with Radio 2, I like to try and match the extremely high quality of music, talent and production values they put into the programmes - and Friday Night Is Music Night is right up there.

    It's not about making a constructed and scripted TV programme that bears no resemblance to what you may imagine when you listen. It's about showing off that concert, the musicians, the singers and presenters in the best way possible that reflect the event.

    So to bring this concert to you as you hopefully already imagined when you listen, I brought in Proms TV director John Kirby with a crew where each member has decades of experience, and I start planning and creating what I want to do visually many weeks ahead.

    For me, on the week of the live programme, it was many long days and sleepness nights as we headed towards Friday night at 3 minutes past 8. I always love the live day more than anything and Bond and Beyond didn't disappoint: people shouting their cues and prep in the tranmission gallery, the background murmur of the orchestra tuning up, then the sudden hush and 100% dedication as you go on air. My spine is tingling again right now as I write this!

    Of course, it helps that the Radio 2 production team are a lovely bunch to work with. They're great because they're a bit old school, but I suppose I secretly love that! And they never fail to make you feel at home. (I'm expecting the fiver and Brian Matthew's autograph in the post by the morning, thanks).

    I think we can all say that this week, in a slightly new way, we really did make sure that Friday Night, was Music Night!

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