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Alan Braidwood Alan Braidwood | 10:48 UK time, Friday, 9 April 2010

James Christie producer of The Spielberg of Gaming reveals the story behing the music on the programme.

James Christie:


Feature programmes on BBC Radio Scotland all start the same way...with a sting. A short burst, you all know the tune. You basically sing "BBC Radio Scotland" in your head when you hear it.

There are loads of these stings, for news programmes, sport, music, comedy. When producing "The Spielberg of Gaming" I decided I wanted a new sting. A different variation on the melody. Taking inspiration from old computer games (Chucky Egg anyone?), I commissioned someone to produce an 8bit sting using original sounds from the time. The "Jet Set Willy" sting was born.

Listen to it. If you went anywhere near a computer in the 1980's it will take you straight back.


The Spielberg of Gaming is repeated Saturday morning at 6 and will be on iPlayer for a week after...and fantastic it is too (if I do say so myself).


James Christie is the producer of The Spielberg of Gaming and also is part of the MacAulay And Co team.

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