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The screen music of Barry Gray

The son of Gerry Anderson, Jamie, joins Matthew for a retrospective on the music of Barry Gray and the scores for Supercar, Fireball XL5, Thunderbirds, and Captain Scarlet.

Jamie Anderson, whose father Gerry Anderson gave us Supercar, Fireball XL5, Thunderbirds, UFO and Captain Scarlet, joins Matthew Sweet for a look back on the music of Barry Gray, the man who provided the musical voice to Anderson’s classic small screen creations. Together, Matthew and Jamie consider the varied aspects of Gray’s style, his pioneering use of electronics, his working relationship with Gerry Anderson, and his legacy. The programme features key musical moments from children’s TV classics, Supercar, Fireball XL5, Stingray, Captain Scarlet and Joe 90; and also some of the later live action series such as UFO and Space 1999.
The Classic Score of the week is Barry Gray’s music for the full length big screen supermarionation feature, ‘Thunderbirds Are Go’.

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59 minutes

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Sat 27 Jun 2020 15:00

Music Played

  • Barry Gray

    Thunderbirds (1964-1966) Countdown and introduction music

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra conducted by Composer.
    • SILVA SCREEN.
  • Barry Gray

    Supercar (1961-62) Extended Theme Series 2 & Full Boost Vertical

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra conducted by Composer.
    • SILVA SCREEN.
  • Barry Gray

    Fireball XL5 (1962-63) Zero G

    Ensemble: Barry Gray and his Spacemakers.
    • Melodisc.
  • Barry Gray

    Stingray (1964) March of the Oysters

    Orchestra: City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Nic Raine.
    • SILVA SCREEN.
  • Barry Gray

    Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons (1967-68) Main Titles & Theme; White As Snow

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra conducted by Composer.
    • SILVA SCREEN.
  • Barry Gray

    Joe 90 (1968-69) Theme

    Orchestra: The Barry Gray Orchestra.
    • Castle Classics.
  • Barry Gray

    UFO (1970) End Titles; Flashback: Alien; Theme

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra conducted by Composer.
    • SILVA SCREEN.
  • Barry Gray

    Space: 1999 (1975-77) Theme

    Orchestra: City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Derek Wadsworth.
    • SILVA SCREEN.
  • Barry Gray

    Thunderbirds are Go (1966) Main Titles; Zero X Theme; Rock Snakes

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra conducted by Composer.
    • La La Land Records.
  • Hans Zimmer

    Thunderbirds! (2004) F.A.B.

    Conductor: Studio Orchestra conducted by Composer.
    • ISLAND RECORDS.
  • Barry Gray

    Thunderbird 6 (1968) Main Title

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra conducted by Composer.
    • La La Land Records.
  • Barry Gray

    Stingray (1964) Aqua Marina

    Performer: Crispin Merrell. Music Arranger: Crispin Merrell.

Broadcast

  • Sat 27 Jun 2020 15:00

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