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Aliens, Sharks and Spies

Mark Kermode presents music from the 1970s with the BBC Concert Orchestra under Keith Lockhart including scores from Star Wars, Jaws, Rocky, The Godfather and James Bond.

Friday Night is Music Night - Aliens, Sharks and Spies

The UK's leading film critic Mark Kermode presents this nostalgia fest of film music from the sizzling 70s with the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Keith Lockhart.

Friday Night is Music Night transports you back to the decade when hot pants were cool and flares weren't square. Glam rock ruled the charts, but at the cinema it was the decade of the blockbuster movie - comedy, horror, science fiction and suspense. Over the ten years we liked to be scared by Close Encounters, shocked by Alien, groove to Saturday Night Fever and weep at Love Story. Some of the worlds finest film composers cut their teeth during this decade including John Williams, John Barry, Michel Legrand and Jerry Goldsmith.

The BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Keith Lockhart perform scores from Star Wars, Rocky, Jaws, The Godfather, Saturday Night Fever, Murder on the Orient Express and James Bond. Guests include vocalist Mary Carewe and the BBC Young Jazz Musician - Alexander Bone - who is the saxophone soloist in Bernard Herrmann' s score to Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver.

Aliens, Sharks and Spies was recorded at the Watford Colosseum and for the first time the concert was filmed using special 360 degree cameras. Go online to the Radio 2 Facebook page and check out a panoramic video of the players and pick your own view of tonight's concert.

Popcorn not included.

1 hour, 57 minutes

Music Played

  • BBC Concert Orchestra & Keith Lockhart

    Friday Night Is Music Night Opening Sig Tune

  • BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA C.B. KEITH LOCKHART

    March (from "Superman")

  • BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA C.B. KEITH LOCKHART

    Summer of 42

  • BBC Concert Orchestra

    TUBULAR BELLS

  • BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA C.B. KEITH LOCKHART

    PINK PANTHER THEME

  • BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA C.B. KEITH LOCKHART & Mary Carewe

    DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER

  • Alexander Bone & BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA C.B. KEITH LOCKHART

    THEME FROM TAXI DRIVER

  • BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA C.B. KEITH LOCKHART & Jill Morton

    Love Story

  • BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA C.B. KEITH LOCKHART

    CLOSE ENCOUNTERS

  • Bill Conti

    Gonna Fly Now (Theme from "Rocky")

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Performer: Keith Lockhart.
  • BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA C.B. KEITH LOCKHART

    The Godfather-Waltz & Theme

  • BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA C.B. KEITH LOCKHART & Mary Carewe

    LIVE AND LET DIE

  • BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA C.B. KEITH LOCKHART

    A FIFTH OF BEETHOVEN

  • BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA C.B. KEITH LOCKHART

    "JAWS" - MAIN THEME

  • BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA C.B. KEITH LOCKHART

    MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS

  • BBC Concert Orchestra

    ALIEN - END TITLE

  • BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA C.B. KEITH LOCKHART & Mary Carewe

    NOBODY DOES IT BETTER

  • BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA C.B. KEITH LOCKHART

    Star Wars

  • BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA C.B. KEITH LOCKHART

    Friday Night Is Music Night Closing Sig Tune

Credit

Role Contributor
Performer BBC Concert Orchestra

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