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Richard Attenborough Tribute

Matthew Sweet introduces film music in homage to actor, director and producer Richard Attenborough. Matthew's guest is composer George Fenton who collaborated with Attenborough.

Matthew Sweet introduces a selection of film music in homage to the late Richard Attenborough. Matthew's guest is the composer George Fenton who collaborated with Attenborough on many films: "Gandhi"; "Cry Freedom"; "Shadowlands"; "In Love and War"; "Grey Owl". The programme also features music from "The League of Gentlemen"; "Sea of Sand"; "The Great Escape"; "Seance on a Wet Afternoon"; "Whistle Down The Wind"; "Jurassic Park"; and "Closing The Ring".

The Classic Score of the Week is John Addison's "A Bridge Too Far".


1 hour

Music Played

  • Malcolm Arnold

    WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND (1961): Prelude

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Leslie Bricusse

    DR DOLITTLE (1967): Never Seen Anything Like It

    Performer: Richard Attenborough.
  • Elmer Bernstein

    The Great Escape - Main Title

    Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
    • Rykodisc.
  • Jeff Danna

    CLOSING THE RING (2007): The Blitz

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: Nicholas Dodd.
    • SONY.
  • Philip Green

    League of Gentlemen (1960): March

    Performer: Pinewood Studio Orchestra.
    • GUILD.
  • John Barry

    SÉANCE ON A WET AFTERNOON (1964): Séance on a Wet Afternoon

  • George Fenton

    SHADOWLANDS (1993): End Credits

    Orchestra: MGM Studio Orchestra.
    • ANGEL.
  • Thomas Newman

    THE JUDGE (2014): Wabash River Float

  • Clifton Parker

    SEA OF SAND (1958): March

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Rumon Gamba.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Richard Addison

    A BRIDGE TOO FAR (1977): Roadblock/Overture/Underground Resistance/Bailey Bridge

    Orchestra: Ed Starink.
    • Rykodisc.
  • Marvin Hamlisch

    A CHORUS LINE: I Hope I Get It

    Orchestra: Sound Studio Orchestra. Performer: Glee Cast.
  • George Fenton

    CRY FREEDOM (1987): Cry Freedom

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • MCA.
  • George Fenton

    GREY OWL (1999): Opening Title

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • LABELX.
  • John Williams

    JURASSIC PARK (1993): Remembering Petticoat Lane

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • MCA.
  • Ravi Shankar

    GHANDI (1982): Salt

    Orchestra: Wren Orchestra. Composer: George Fenton.
    • RCA.


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