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Dominic Cooper's Day Off

In this special programme for BBC Music's My Generation Season, actor Dominic Cooper plays a selection of his favourite soundtracks from the movies of the 1980s.

Actor Dominic Cooper has starred in a wide range of roles since his big break in Alan Bennett's The History Boys. From period dramas to musicals and big action blockbusters, he is a Brit who has worked on both sides of the Atlantic, becoming an established Hollywood star.

In this special programme for BBC Music's My Generation Season, he plays a selection of music from an iconic decade of cinema, the 1980s. Choosing from an era that gave the world classics including E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Dirty Dancing and The Breakfast Club, Dominic handpicks the best super soundtracks from this golden age of movies. He also shares some memories from the decade, from his Lost Boys inspired goth band to revealing how Ferris Bueller's Day Off gave him the dream of becoming an actor.

57 minutes

Last on

Tue 29 Nov 2016 22:00

Music Played

  • Yello

    Oh Yeah

    • Twelve From Six.
    • 7.
  • Glenn Frey

    The Heat Is On

    • Above The Clouds: The Very Best Of.
    • Universal.
  • Huey Lewis and the News

    The Power Of Love

    • Huey Lewis & The News - Fore!.
    • Chrysalis.
  • Mickey & Sylvia

    Love Is Strange

    • Dirty Dancing O.S.T. (Various Artists).
    • RCA.
    • 106.
  • King Curtis

    A Whiter Shade Of Pale (Live)

    • Live At Fillmore West: Don't Fight The Feeling.
    • Warner Music UK Limited.
    • 5.
  • Ray Charles

    Mess Around

    • Warner Music UK Limited.
  • Elvis Presley

    Blue Moon

    • Drifter's Escape.
    • 5.
  • The Psychedelic Furs

    Pretty In Pink

    • Teenage Kicks (Various Artists).
    • Polygram Tv.
  • John Williams


    • Themes & Dreams.
    • Trax Label.
  • Echo & the Bunnymen

    People Are Strange

    • Echo & The Bunnymen - Ballyhoo.
    • Korova.
  • Modern English

    I Melt With You

    • Valley Girl.
    • Beggars Banquet Records Ltd.
    • 15.
  • Simple Minds

    Don't You (Forget About Me)

    • Glittering Prize - Best Of Simple Min.
    • Virgin.


  • Tue 29 Nov 2016 22:00