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Richard and Judy's Musical Bestsellers

Richard and Judy present a special Friday night concert featuring music associated with books - to prove nothing beats a really good story.

In this week's show we celebrate the world of books - where would we be without a book or ebook - that chance to lose yourself in a really good thriller, romance or adventure. Chick lit; sci-fi or mummy porn - books flew off the shelves during 2012. First comes the story and then follows the musical or blockbuster movie. Tonight, Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan present a selection of music which would never have seen the light of day if it hadn't been for a publishing phenomenon.

They are joined by conductor and composer Carl Davis who has provided TV soundtracks for the likes of Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen); Cranford (Elizabeth Gaskill); and The Rainbow (D.H, Lawrence. Guest singers Daniel Boys and Lucy Williamson provide songs from Les Miserables (based on Victor Hugo); The Man of La Mancha (based on Miguel de Cervantes) The Wizard of Oz (based on L.Frank Baum) and in its centenary year - Tarzan (based on Edgar Rice Burroughs).

The BBC Concert Orchestra turn the pages on scores for Gone with the Wind (Margaret Mitchell); Out of Africa (Karen Blixen); Rebecca (Daphne du Maurier); James Bond (Ian Fleming) and that Hogwarts' alumnus Harry Potter (J.K. Rowling).

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1 hour, 57 minutes

Last on

Fri 4 Jan 2013 20:00