Main content

Mutants!

Matthew Sweet introduces a selection of film music inspired by they idea of guilty secrets.

Matthew Sweet introduces film music inspired by the idea of "mutant" beings in the cinema - from the science fiction, horror and the superhero genres.

As well as music from the new film X-Men Apocalypse, the programme features music from "Them!"; "Tarantula"; "Battle for the Planet of the Apes"; "The Omega Man"; "The Incredible Shrinking Man"; "Hunger Games: Catching Fire"; "The Amazing Spider Man" and "The Mutations". The Classic Score of the Week is the 1958 version of "The Fly".

Available now

30 minutes

Last on

Sat 21 May 2016 15:00

Music Played

  • Bill McGuffie

    Daleks - Invasion Earth 2150AD (1966) - Opening Titles

    Conductor: Malcolm Lockyer. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
  • Bronislau Kaper

    Them! (1954) - Burning the Anthole

    Conductor: Masatoshi Mitsumoto. Orchestra: Orkiestra Polskiego Radia w Krakowie.
  • Irving Gertz

    The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957) - Main Title

    Performer: Ray Anthony. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
  • Henry Mancini

    Tarantula (1955) - Evening Snack

    Composer: Herman Stein. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
  • Henry Mancini

    Tarantula (1955) - Side Effects

    Composer: Herman Stein. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
  • Howard Shore

    The Fly (1986) - Finale

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
  • Paul Sawtell

    The Fly (1958) - Show Me – Help Me

    Composer: Bert She. Featured Artist: er. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
  • Paul Sawtell

    The Fly (1958) - Helen's Discovery

    Composer: Bert She. Featured Artist: er. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
  • Basil Kirchin

    The Mutations (1977) - Freakmaker

  • Basil Kirchin

    The Mutations (1977) - Freak Show

    Ensemble: Studio-Ensemble.
  • Ron Grainer

    The Omega Man

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Zardoz (1974) - Symphony No.7 op. 92, 2nd movement

    Music Arranger: David Munrow. Conductor: Eugen Jochum. Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.
  • Leonard Rosenman

    Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973) - Main Theme

    Conductor: William Motzing. Orchestra: City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • James Newton Howard

    The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) - Monkey Mutts

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
  • James Horner

    The Amazing Spider Man (2012) - Becoming Spider Man

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
  • John Ottman

    X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) - Pyramid Rising/Main Theme

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
  • Dennis C. Brown

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Main Theme

    Composer: Chuck Lorre. Music Arranger: George Shaw.
  • Johnny Klimek

    A Hologram for the King (2016) - Mr Clay

    Composer: Tom Tykwer. Conductor: Kristjan Järvi. Orchestra: MDR Sinfonieorchester.

Broadcast

Six great classical film scores about love

Six great classical film scores about love

Matthew Sweet chooses romantic film scores which express love in all its moods.

Podcast