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How music affects our emotions in TV programmes, films, games and adverts.Featuring music from Beyoncé, The Specials, BMX Bandits, The Ramones and Django Rheinhardt.

This programme explores how music affects our emotions and how it is used in TV programmes, films, games and adverts. What message is behind the music? We find out why the Simpsons theme tune suits the programme and why Star Wars' Imperial March is perfect for Darth Vader. But what would happen if those themes were swapped? We explore how advertisers choose music to sell products and why music is so important in game play. Featured artists include Beyoncé, The Specials, BMX Bandits, The Ramones and Django Rheinhardt.

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20 minutes

Music Played

  • The Specials

    A Message To You, Rudy (feat. Rico Rodriguez)

  • Roy Orbison

    Crying

  • Beyoncé

    Crazy in Love

  • Danny Elfman

    The Simpsons theme

  • John Williams

    The Imperial March (Darth Vader's Theme)

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: John Williams.
  • Ramones

    Blitzkrieg Bop

  • Django Reinhardt

    La Mer

  • Phoenix

    1901

  • Jordi

    Grow Til Tall

  • Barber

    Adagio for Strings

  • Monty Python

    Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life

  • AC/DC

    Back in Black

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Fiona Wood
Producer Gill Davies
Producer Rachel Duckhouse

Broadcast

  • Wed 4 May 2016 03:20

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