Biopics - Great Britons
Matthew Sweet introduces music written for biopics of great Britons, marking the release of Mike Leigh's new film about JMW Turner, which features a new score by Gary Yershon.
Matthew Sweet introduces a selection of film music written for biopics about "Great Britons", looking ahead to the launch of Mike Leigh's new film about JMW Turner with a new score by Gary Yershon.
The programme also focuses on the likes of Winston Churchill, Florence Nightingale, the Duke of Wellington, Shakespeare; Charles Darwin and Mary Queen of Scots with film music from "Young Winston", "The Lady with the Lamp", "Waterloo", "Creation" and "Shakespeare in Love", etc.
Featured composers include Alfred Ralston, Nino Rota, Anthony Collins, Stephen Warbeck, Christopher Young, Alexandre Desplat, William Walton, John Barry and Craig Armstrong.
The Classic Score of the Week is Erich Korngold's music for "The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex".