Episodes

SeriesEpisodeTitleFirst
Broadcast
RepeatedComments
20170805Matthew Sweet presents a selection of film music inspired by the space opera genre.

Matthew Sweet presents a selection of film music inspired by the space opera genre following the release of Luc Besson's "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets" with a new score by Alexandre Desplat.

The programme looks at some of the earliest examples of space operas, including "Flash Gordon" and "Buck Rogers", defining the genre, and features music from the likes of "Battlestar Galactica", "Battle Beyond The Stars", "Star Trek - Beyond", "Dune", "The Last Starfighter", "Serenity", "Jupiter Ascending", "The Fifth Element" and of course, "Star Wars" which perhaps did more than any other film to establish the musical sound of space opera.

... Yours faithfully20190706

With the release of the bio-pic ‘Vita & Virginia’ this week, inspired by the correspondence of Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woolf, Matthew Sweet reflects on the epistolary film - movies inspired by the exchange of letters.

The programme features music from ‘Broadway Melody on 1938’; ‘The Lake House’; ‘Letters to Juliet’; ‘Message In A Bottle’; ‘The Shop Around The Corner’; ‘You’ve Got Mail’; ‘84 Charing Cross Road’; ‘The Shawshank Redemption’; ‘Atonement’; ‘The Letter’ (1940); ‘Dangerous Liaisons’; ‘The Color Purple”; ‘Possession’ (2002) and ‘Vita & Virginia’.

Matthew Sweet explores the world of film music

Series of programmes exploring film music

... Yours Faithfully20190706With the release of the bio-pic ‘Vita & Virginia’ this week, inspired by the correspondence of Vita Sackville-west and Virginia Woolf, Matthew Sweet reflects on the epistolary film - movies inspired by the exchange of letters.

The programme features music from ‘Broadway Melody on 1938’; ‘The Lake House’; ‘Letters to Juliet’; ‘Message In A Bottle’; ‘The Shop Around The Corner’; ‘You’ve Got Mail’; ‘84 Charing Cross Road’; ‘The Shawshank Redemption’; ‘Atonement’; ‘The Letter’ (1940); ‘Dangerous Liaisons’; ‘The Color Purple”; ‘Possession’ (2002) and ‘Vita & Virginia’.

Matthew Sweet explores the world of film music

Series of programmes exploring film music

...the Field Of Human Conflict20170715Matthew Sweet looks at the films and film music that inspired Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk.

Matthew Sweet looks forward to the forthcoming release of Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk with a look at how film and film music portray historic battles. The programme features music from "Sink The Bismarck", "The Battle of Britain", "The Battle of the Bulge", "The Sands of Iwo Jima", "The Battle of Algiers", "Passchendaele", "Waterloo" and "Zulu". Plus a chance to hear part of Hans Zimmer's new score for "Dunkirk".

Matthew Sweet looks forward to the forthcoming release of Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk with a look at how film and film music portray historic battles. The programme features music from "Sink The Bismarck", "The Battle of Britain", "The Battle of the Bulge", "The Sands of Iwo Jima", "The Battle of Algiers", "Passchendaele", "Enemy At the Gates", "Waterloo" and "Zulu".

Matthew Sweet looks forward to the forthcoming release of Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk with a look at how film and film music portray historic battles. The programme features music from "Sink The Bismarck", "The Battle of Britain", "The Battle of the Bulge", "The Sands of Iwo Jima", "The Battle of Algiers", "Passchendaele", "Enemy At the Gates", "Waterloo" and "Zulu".

...The field of human conflict20170715Matthew Sweet looks at the films and film music that inspired Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk.

Series of programmes exploring film music

1963 - The Year Everything Happened20170121Matthew Sweet presents an anthology of film music from the year 1963.

Series of programmes exploring film music

197720170527Matthew Sweet presents a selection of music for films from 1977.

Forty years ago this week cinema audiences were introduced to the Galactic Empire, Death Star and Tatooine as the very first Star Wars film - A New Hope - opened in the US. With its Academy Award winning score by John Williams it heralded a new era in music for the movies.

Today Matthew Sweet celebrates its 40th birthday and explores what other scores were making waves in 1977; the year that saw James Bond save the world from Karl Stromberg and his toothy henchman Jaws, Alvy Singer woo Annie Hall, and Tony Manero disco dance his way through his Saturday nights.

Forty years ago this week UK cinema audiences were introduced to the Galactic Empire, Death Star and Tatooine as the very first Star Wars film - A New Hope - opened around the country. With it's Academy Award winning score by John Williams it heralded a new era in music for the movies.

Today Matthew Sweet celebrates it's 40th birthday and explores what other scores were making waves in 1977; the year that saw James Bond save the world from Karl Stromberg and his toothy henchman Jaws, Alvy Singer woo Annie Hall, and Tony Manero disco dance his way through his Saturday nights.

1993 In Film20180609Matthew Sweet looks back on the film music world of 1993.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Matthew Sweet looks back on the film music world of 1993.

1993 In Film20180609Matthew Sweet takes this week's launch of new Jurassic World film, "Jurassic World-Fallen Kingdom", to look back at the beginning of the franchise and the film music world of 1993 - a year which film critic Roger Ebert described as an annus mirabilis for cinema.

Films from 1993 featured in the programme include: "Tombstone"; "The Age of Innocence"; "Philadelphia"; "The Fugitive"; "The Piano"; "Shadowlands"; "The Firm"; "Farewell My Concubine"; "Schindler's List"; "Groundhog Day" and "Jurassic Park".

The programme also features music by Michael Giacchino for the new Jurassic World film - "Fallen Kingdom".

Matthew Sweet looks back on the film music world of 1993.

Series of programmes exploring film music

A Celebration of Elmer Bernstein20200222Matthew Sweet introduces a celebratory concert of film music by Elmer Bernstein recorded especially for the programme by the BBC Philharmonic and Ben Palmer in their Salford Studios. The programme features music from The Ten Commandments, The Great Escape, The Magnificent Seven, To Kill a Mockingbird, American Werewolf in London, Age of Innocence, True Grit, and Ghostbusters.

Image Courtesy of the Estate of Elmer Bernstein

Matthew Sweet explores the world of film music.

Series of programmes exploring film music

A Celebration Of Elmer Bernstein2020022220200905 (R3)Matthew Sweet introduces a celebratory concert of film music by Elmer Bernstein recorded especially for the programme by the BBC Philharmonic and Ben Palmer in their Salford Studios. The programme features music from The Ten Commandments, The Great Escape, The Magnificent Seven, To Kill a Mockingbird, American Werewolf in London, Age of Innocence, True Grit, and Ghostbusters.

Image Courtesy of the Estate of Elmer Bernstein

Matthew Sweet introduces a celebratory concert of film music by Elmer Bernstein.

Series of programmes exploring film music

A Celebration Of Elmer Bernstein20200222Matthew Sweet introduces a celebratory concert of film music by Elmer Bernstein recorded especially for the programme by the BBC Philharmonic and Ben Palmer. The programme features music from The Ten Commandments, The Great Escape, The Magnificent Seven, To Kill a Mockingbird, American Werewolf in London, Age of Innocence, True Grit and Ghostbusters.

Matthew Sweet explores the world of film music.

Series of programmes exploring film music

A Four-Legged Friend20190831

Jed Kurzel's new score for The Mustang, which was released this week, is the spur for a programme looking at the horse in film. Matthew Sweet considers the role of the workhorse with music from John Williams and Ron Goodwin. Velvet Brown features in the National and International Velvet films and Black Beauty also plays a starring role. We go to the races with Seabiscuit, My Fair Lady and the Marx Brothers. The therapeutic role of horses is considered in The Horse Whisperer and The Mustang. And this week's Classic Score is André Previn's music for The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

Matthew Sweet with a selection of film music on the theme of horses.

Series of programmes exploring film music

A Four-legged Friend20190831Jed Kurzel's new score for The Mustang, which was released this week, is the spur for a programme looking at the horse in film. Matthew Sweet considers the role of the workhorse with music from John Williams and Ron Goodwin. Velvet Brown features in the National and International Velvet films and Black Beauty also plays a starring role. We go to the races with Seabiscuit, My Fair Lady and the Marx Brothers. The therapeutic role of horses is considered in The Horse Whisperer and The Mustang. And this week's Classic Score is André Previn's music for The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

Matthew Sweet with a selection of film music on the theme of horses.

Series of programmes exploring film music

'a Four-legged Friend'20190831Matthew Sweet with a selection of film music.

Series of programmes exploring film music

'A Martian Sends A Postcard Home.....'20180512Matthew Sweet looks at films that explore clashes of culture and presents a mix of music for the screen which underscore the world as it might appear from the perspective of someone from another world.

Films on his list include "My Favourite Martian"; "Species"; "The Man Who Fell To Earth"; "The Day The Earth Stood Still"; "Vikaren"; "K-Pax"; "The Brother From Another Planet"; ""PK" and "District 9".

The Classic Score of the Week is Jerry Goldsmith's "Star Trek - The Motion Picture".

This week's featured new release is James Cameron Mitchell's "How To Talk To Girls At Parties" featuring new music by Nico Muhly.

Matthew Sweet with an alien perspective on film.

Series of programmes exploring film music

'a Martian Sends A Postcard Home.....'20180512Matthew Sweet with an alien perspective on film.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Matthew Sweet looks at films that explore clashes of culture and presents a mix of music for the screen which underscore the world as it might appear from the perspective of someone from another world.

Films on his list include "My Favourite Martian"; "Species"; "The Man Who Fell To Earth"; "The Day The Earth Stood Still"; "Vikaren"; "K-Pax"; "The Brother From Another Planet"; ""PK" and "District 9".

The Classic Score of the Week is Jerry Goldsmith's "Star Trek - The Motion Picture".

This week's featured new release is James Cameron Mitchell's "How To Talk To Girls At Parties" featuring new music by Nico Muhly.

Matthew Sweet looks at films that explore clashes of culture and presents a mix of music for the screen which underscore the world as it might appear from the perspective of someone from another world. Films on his list include The Thing, District Nine and Avatar.

Academia20190504

Academia has provided a rich backdrop for cinema over the years. With the release of the biopic ‘Tolkien’ this week, based on the life of the Oxford academic and author JRR Tolkien, Matthew Sweet looks at film music written to underscore life at university. The programme features music by John Williams, James Horner, John Dankworth among others.

A world of film music with Matthew Sweet.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Academia20190504A world of film music with Matthew Sweet.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Academia has provided a rich backdrop for cinema over the years. With the release of the biopic ‘Tolkien’ this week, based on the life of the Oxford academic and author JRR Tolkien, Matthew Sweet looks at film music written to underscore life at university. The programme features music by John Williams, James Horner, John Dankworth among others.

Alberto Iglesias20190824

Composer Alberto Iglesias has worked extensively with legendary Spanish director Pedro Almodovar since the late nineties, scoring All About My Mother, Talk to Her, Bad Education, Volver, The Skin I Live In, and Julieta. Their latest collaboration Pain and Glory, starring Antonio Banderas as an ageing auteur is released in the UK this weekend.

Alberto studied music in his home city of San Sebastian, Paris and Barcelona. He cites Stravinsky and Debussy as his biggest influences and has written for the concert stage and ballet.

He talks to Matthew about working in Europe with Almodovar as well as other regular collaborators Julio Medem and Iciar Bollain, and in Hollywood where he's been Oscar nominated for The Constant Gardener, The Kiterunner, and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.

Matthew Sweet meets film composer Alberto Iglesias.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Alberto Iglesias20190824Composer Alberto Iglesias has worked extensively with legendary Spanish director Pedro Almodovar since the late nineties, scoring All About My Mother, Talk to Her, Bad Education, Volver, The Skin I Live In, and Julieta. Their latest collaboration Pain and Glory, starring Antonio Banderas as an ageing auteur is released in the UK this weekend.

Alberto studied music in his home city of San Sebastian, Paris and Barcelona. He cites Stravinsky and Debussy as his biggest influences and has written for the concert stage and ballet.

He talks to Matthew about working in Europe with Almodovar as well as other regular collaborators Julio Medem and Iciar Bollain, and in Hollywood where he's been Oscar nominated for The Constant Gardener, The Kiterunner, and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.

Matthew Sweet meets film composer Alberto Iglesias.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Composer Alberto Iglesias has worked extensively with legendary Spanish director Pedro Almodovar since the late nineties, scoring All About My Mother, Talk to Her, Bad Education, Volver, The Skin I Live In, and Julieta. Their latest collaboration Pain and Glory, starring Antonio Banderas as an ageing auteur is released in the UK this weekend, and Almodovar has claimed it's his final film...

Alexandre Desplat2015121220180331 (R3)

Matthew Sweet talks to Academy Award winner Alexandre Desplat on a line to his home in France, about his career in film music in the week that sees the release of his latest score for Wes Anderson's 'Isle of Dogs'.

Alexandre talk about his methodology of writing for film and about the importance of collaboration. The programme draws on scores for 'Le Plus Bel Age'; 'Girl with A Pearl Earring', 'The Beat My Heart Skipped'; ''Rust and Bone'; ''Philomena'; 'The Tree of Life'; 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button'; 'Argo'; 'The Imitation Game'; 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows'; ''The Fantastic Mr Fox'; 'Grand Budapest Hotel' and 'Isle of Dogs'.

Alexandre also chooses this week's Classic Score.

Matthew Sweet in conversation with Alexandre Desplat.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Alexandre Desplat2015121220180331 (R3)Matthew Sweet in conversation with Alexandre Desplat.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Series of programmes exploring film music

Alice20160528
Alice20160528Matthew Sweet introduces film music inspired by Lewis Carroll's character Alice.

Series of programmes exploring film music

An Alternative Life20161008Matthew Sweet presents music for films about people leading double lives.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Angela Allen - The Continuity 'girls'20180224Matthew Sweet talks film music with the script and continuity supervisor, Angela Allen.
Angela Allen - The Continuity 'girls'20180224Matthew Sweet talks film music with the script and continuity supervisor, Angela Allen.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Anne Dudley20170311Matthew Sweet meets composer Anne Dudley.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Armchair Cinema20200509Matthew Sweet on music for films to be enjoyed from home

Series of programmes exploring film music

Matthew Sweet on music for films to be enjoyed from home.

Armchair Cinema20200509Online film streaming services have become an influential means of receiving and enjoying film and have created an important platform for new film and for film composers. This week Matthew Sweet looks at some of the current list of films available from a variety of streaming services, focusing in particular on new film, for which streaming has become a major means of distribution whilst cinemas themselves are closed.

Films and scores featured in the programme include ‘The Trolls World Tour’, ‘Proxima’, ‘No Time To Die’, Lord of the Rings, ‘The Rise of Skywalker’, ‘The Hunt’, ‘Ran’, ‘The Fall’, ‘Tumbbad’, ‘Celle que vous croyez’ and the ‘The Willoughbys’. The Classic Score of the Week is ‘La Strada’ marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of Fellini.

Matthew Sweet on music for films to be enjoyed from home.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Armchair Cinema20200509Online film streaming services have become an influential means of receiving and enjoying film and have created an important platform for new film and for film composers. This week Matthew Sweet looks at some of the current list of films available from a variety of streaming services, focusing in particular on new film, for which streaming has become a major means of distribution whilst cinemas themselves are closed.

Films and scores featured in the programme include ‘The Trolls World Tour’, ‘Proxima’, ‘No Time To Die’, Lord of the Rings, ‘The Rise of Skywalker’, ‘The Hunt’, ‘Ran’, ‘The Fall’, ‘Tumbbad’, ‘Celle que vous croyez’ and the ‘The Willoughbys’. The Classic Score of the Week is ‘La Strada’ marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of Fellini.

Matthew Sweet on music for films to be enjoyed from home

Series of programmes exploring film music

Arthurian Legends20170520Matthew Sweet presents a selection of film music inspired by the Arthurian legends.

Matthew Sweet presents a selection of film music and takes a look at some of diverse range of films inspired by the Arthurian legends in the week of the release of Guy Ritchie's new film "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword" with a score by Daniel Pemberton.

The programme includes music by Trevor Jones, Miklos Rozsa, Franz Waxman, Hans Zimmer, Jimmy Van Heusen, Lerner and Loewe, Anne Dudley and... Monty Python?

The Classic Score of the Week is Ron Goodwin's "Gawain and the Green Knight".

Arthurian Legends20170520Matthew Sweet presents a selection of film music inspired by the Arthurian legends.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Ballet20161217Matthew Sweet introduces a selection of film music inspired by the ballet.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Batman v Superman20160326
Batman v Superman20160326Matthew Sweet presents film music inspired by cinematic portrayals of Batman and Superman.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Beneath The Waves20170819Matthew Sweet presents a selection of film music with a submarine feel.

Matthew Sweet with underwater film music marking the release of The Odyssey, based on the career of the pioneering French underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau: from deep sea diving adventures scored by Eric Serra, John Barry and Alan Silvestri, to claustrophobic U-boat classics with music by Klaus Doldinger and Leigh Harline.

ProducerRUTH THOMSON

PresenterMatthew Sweet.

Beneath the Waves20170819Matthew Sweet presents a selection of underwater film music.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Benjamin Wallfisch20170909Matthew Sweet meets Golden Globe and Emmy award-nominated composer Benjamin Wallfisch.

Matthew Sweet meets the Golden Globe, Emmy and Ivor Novello award nominated composer Benjamin Wallfisch. With his music for A Cure for Wellness, Annabelle: Creation and Dunkirk already in cinemas this year we'll get a sneak peak at his latest soundtrack for It, as the terrifying clown, Pennywise, floats onto the big screen once again.

Benjamin Wallfisch20170909Matthew Sweet meets Golden Globe and Emmy award-nominated composer Benjamin Wallfisch.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Berlioz - the Ultimate Romantic20190216Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique epitomises the image of romantic composer as tormented soul. Matthew Sweet looks at how cinematic portrayals of classical composers have taken this idea to heart. The programme considers screen portraits of Liszt, Grieg, Beethoven, Wagner, Paganini, Mozart and of course Berlioz himself, featuring music from 'Lisztomania', 'Song Without End', 'The Magic Bow', 'Song of Norway', 'Magic Fire', 'Immortal Beloved', Copying Beethoven', 'Ludwig', 'Whom The Gods Love', and 'Amadeus'.

Classical composers on the silver screen.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Berlioz - The Ultimate Romantic20190216Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique epitomises the image of romantic composer as tormented soul. Matthew Sweet looks at how cinematic portrayals of classical composers have taken this idea to heart. The programme considers screen portraits of Liszt, Grieg, Beethoven, Wagner, Paganini, Mozart and of course Berlioz himself, featuring music from 'Lisztomania', 'Song Without End', 'The Magic Bow', 'Song of Norway', 'Magic Fire', 'Immortal Beloved', Copying Beethoven', 'Ludwig', 'Whom The Gods Love', and 'Amadeus'.

Classical composers on the silver screen.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique epitomises the image of romantic composer as tormented soul. Matthew Sweet looks at how cinematic portrayals of classical composers have taken this idea to heart. The programme considers screen portraits of Liszt, Grieg, Beethoven, Wagner, Paganini, Mozart and of course Berlioz himself, featuring music from 'Lisztomania', 'Song Without End', 'The Magic Bow', 'Song of Norway', 'Magic Fire', 'Immortal Beloved', Copying Beethoven', 'Ludwig', 'Whom The Gods Love', and 'Amadeus'.

Berlioz - The Ultimate Romantic

Bernstein 100: The Films Of Elia Kazan20180825As part of the Bernstein centenary celebrations Matthew Sweet looks at music for the films of Elia Kazan including Bernstein's score for On The Waterfront.

The programme also features music from Viva Zapata, Panic In the Streets, Boomerang, Gentleman's Agreement, Pinky, A Streetcar Named Desire, East of Eden, Splendour In The Grass, Baby Doll, and The Last Tycoon.

Matthew Sweet on music for the great director's films.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Bernstein 100: The Films Of Elia Kazan20180825Matthew Sweet on music for the great director's films.

Series of programmes exploring film music

As part of the Bernstein centenary celebrations Matthew Sweet looks at music for the films of Elia Kazan including Bernstein's score for On The Waterfront.

The programme also features music from Viva Zapata, Panic In the Streets, Boomerang, Gentleman's Agreement, Pinky, A Streetcar Named Desire, East of Eden, Slendour In The Grass, Baby Doll, and The Last Tycoon.

Breaking Free - Soviet Cinema20171111Matthew Sweet on the Russian Revolution and music for film.

Matthew Sweet reflects on the impact of the Russian Revolution and music for Soviet film as part of the "Breaking Free" season, with scores for Battleship Potemkin, Alexander Nevsky, War and Peace, and The New Babylon.

Lenin declared "that of all the arts the important for us is the cinema" recognising the propaganda potential that it offered and means of spreading the message of Bolshevism across Russia. His enthusiasm for cinema prompted a surge of inventive film making that has given the world some of its most discussed and influential cinema, featuring scores from some of the leading composers of the day. Matthew charts Soviet Cinema through its music, from Eisenstein to Tarkovsky, with scores by Dmitri Shostakovich, Sergei Prokofiev, Edmund Meisel, Vyacheslav Ovchinnikov and Eduard Artemiev, among others.

Breaking Free - Soviet Cinema20171111Matthew Sweet on the Russian Revolution and music for film.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Breaking Free: Serialism and the Cinema20170107Matthew Sweet explores the impact of Schoenberg's ideas on film music.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Brian Tyler20160416
Brian Tyler20160416Matthew Sweet is in conversation with Hollywood composer Brian Tyler.

Series of programmes exploring film music

'Caparisoned like a man'20180526Matthew Sweet with music for films that employ a common theatrical device often used to explore ideas about gender politics - where a woman appears disguised as a man. This programme comes in the week of the release of The Breadwinner, the acclaimed new film about 11 year old Parvana who lives under the harsh Taliban rule of early Twenty-First Century Afghanistan, and which features a new score by Jeff and Mychael Danna.

The programme features music from the 1936 version of As You Like It by William Walton and Patrick Doyle's' score for the more recent adaptation of the same play; 'Twelfth Night', 'Pandora's Box', 'Lola Montez', 'Lord of the Rings', 'Mulan', 'The Messenger', 'Saint Joan' and 'Pope Joan'.

Matthew Sweet with music for films that find women disguised as men.

Series of programmes exploring film music

'caparisoned Like A Man'20180526Matthew Sweet with music for films that find women disguised as men.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Matthew Sweet with music for films that employ a common theatrical device often used to explore ideas about gender politics - where a woman appears disguised as a man. This programme comes in the week of the release of The Breadwinner, the acclaimed new film about 11 year old Parvana who lives under the harsh Taliban rule of early Twenty-First Century Afghanistan, and which features a new score by Jeff and Mychael Danna.

The programme features music from the 1936 version of As You Like It by William Walton and Patrick Doyle's' score for the more recent adaptation of the same play; 'Twelfth Night', 'Pandora's Box', 'Lola Montez', 'Lord of the Rings', 'Mulan', 'The Messenger', 'Saint Joan' and 'Pope Joan'.

Carl Davis at 8020161029Matthew Sweet celebrates Carl Davis's 80th birthday with the BBC Philharmonic.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Cars20190713Matthew Sweet explores the world of film music

Series of programmes exploring film music

Cars20190713Matthew Sweet explores the world of film music

Series of programmes exploring film music

Child Stars20200613
Child Stars20200613Matthew Sweet with a themes selection of film music

Series of programmes exploring film music

Child Stars20200613Matthew Sweet features a selection of music for films that have been led by actors not yet in or out of their teens. From the likes of Jackie Coogan, Shirley Temple, Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland, to more recent stars such as Jodie Foster, Daniel Radcliffe and Asa Butterfield. The programme is prompted by the release this week, to streaming services, of Artemis Fowl, Disney’s new young adult fantasy based on the novels by author Eoin Colfe. Directed by Kenneth Branagh, it has a new score by Patrick Doyle, and stars 15 year old Ferdia Shaw.

The programme features music from ‘What Ever Happened To Baby Jane?, ‘Finding Neverland’, ‘The Kid’, ‘Bright Eyes’, ‘Captains Courageous’, ‘Babes In Arms’, ‘Hunted’, ‘Willie Wonka And The Chocolate Factory’, ‘The Parent Trap’, ‘Pollyanna’, ‘Taxi Driver’, ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’, ‘Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone’ as well as music from Patrick Doyle’s new score. The Classic Score of the Week is Miklos Rosza’s music for the 1940 ‘Thief Of Baghdad’ starring Sabu.

Matthew Sweet with a themes selection of film music

Series of programmes exploring film music

Child Stars20200613Matthew Sweet features a selection of music for films that have been led by actors not yet in or out of their teens. From the likes of Jackie Coogan, Shirley Temple, Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland, to more recent stars such as Jodie Foster, Daniel Radcliffe and Asa Butterfield. The programme is prompted by the release this week, to streaming services, of Artemis Fowl, Disney’s new young adult fantasy based on the novels by author Eoin Colfe. Directed by Kenneth Branagh, it has a new score by Patrick Doyle, and stars 15 year old Ferdia Shaw.

The programme features music from ‘What Ever Happened To Baby Jane?, ‘Finding Neverland’, ‘The Kid’, ‘Bright Eyes’, ‘Captains Courageous’, ‘Babes In Arms’, ‘Hunted’, ‘Willie Wonka And The Chocolate Factory’, ‘The Parent Trap’, ‘Pollyanna’, ‘Taxi Driver’, ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’, ‘Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone’ as well as music from Patrick Doyle’s new score. The Classic Score of the Week is Miklos Rosza’s music for the 1940 ‘Thief Of Baghdad’ starring Sabu.

Matthew Sweet with film music and celebrated child actors.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Child Stars20200613Matthew Sweet with film music and celebrated child actors.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Christopher Nolan20200829With Christopher Nolan's 'Inception' now back in cinemas alongside the eagerly awaited arrival of 'Tenet', Matthew Sweet looks back on some of the music his films have inspired, including some of the most original scores of recent years, from the likes of Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard, Benjamin Wallfisch and David Julyan; for movies such as 'Dunkirk', 'Interstellar', 'Momento', 'The Prestige', 'Inception' and 'The Dark Knight Trilogy'.

Matthew Sweet on music for the British director's films

Series of programmes exploring film music

With Christopher Nolan's 'Inception' now back in cinemas alongside the eagerly awaited arrival of 'Tenet', Matthew Sweet looks back on some of the music his films have inspired, including some of the most original scores of recent years, from the likes of Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard, Benjamin Wallfisch and David Julyan; for movies such as 'Dunkirk', 'Interstellar', 'Momento', 'The Prestige', 'Inception' and 'The Dark Knight Trilogy'.

Cinema Of Discontent20170826Matthew Sweet marks the release of Kathryn Bigelow's new period crime drama 'Detroit'.

Matthew Sweet marks the release of Kathryn Bigelow's "Detroit" with music from films featuring urban chaos and trouble on the streets - from historic riots in cities across the US to dystopian visions of the future in Mega-City One, Gotham City and Springfield. Including scores by Howard Shore, John Tavener and Hans Zimmer. The Classic Score of the Week is Bernard Herrmann's music for Francois Truffaut's first colour film - Fahrenheit 451.

Coming of Age20191228

In the week that sees the release of Greta Gerwig’s ‘Little Women’ Matthew Sweet focuses his attention on music for films that explore the idea of coming of age. The programme features music for the new film by Alexandre Desplat, as well as other films on the subject, and also looks back on previous scores for screen adaptations of Louisa M Alcott’s classic novel, including Max Steiner's classic 1933 version.

Featured scores include: Leonard Rosenman's 'Rebel Without A Cause'; Jean Constantin's 'Les Quatre Cents Coups'; Michel Legrand's 'The Summer of 42'; Nino Rota's 'Amarcord'; Ron Grainer's 'To Sir With Love'; Richard Addinsell's 'Tom Brown's Schooldays'; Danny Elfman's 'Good Will Hunting'; Jo Hishiashi's 'Spirited Away'; Nicholas Britell's 'Moonlight' and Jon Brion's 'Ladybird'.

Matthew Sweet explores the world of film music.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Coming Of Age20191228In the week that sees the release of Greta Gerwig’s ‘Little Women’ Matthew Sweet focuses his attention on music for films that explore the idea of coming of age. The programme features music for the new film by Alexandre Desplat, as well as other films on the subject, and also looks back on previous scores for screen adaptations of Louisa M Alcott’s classic novel.

Matthew Sweet explores the world of film music.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Courtroom Drama20160611
Courtroom Drama20160611Matthew Sweet introduces a selection of film music inspired by courtroom dramas.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Crime and Punishment20160227
Crime and Punishment20160227Matthew Sweet presents film music inspired by the theme of crime and punishment.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Daniel Pemberton20190629

Matthew Sweet meets the British composer Daniel Pemberton who started writing documentary scores aged 17. He's since collaborated with Ridley Scott on The Counselor, Guy Ritchie on The Man from U.N.C.L.E, and Danny Boyle on his Steve Jobs biopic and the newly released Yesterday, for which he wrote original music and Beatles arrangements.

He talks to Matthew about changing his score to All the Money in the World when Kevin Spacey was replaced by Christopher Plummer, manipulating elephant noises through EMS synthesizers in Somerset, and taking inspiration from 'the sound of capitalism' - the famous New York Stock Exchange Bell.

Matthew Sweet meets composer Daniel Pemberton, who has scored the new release Yesterday.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Daniel Pemberton20190629Matthew Sweet meets the British composer Daniel Pemberton who started writing documentary scores aged 17. He's since collaborated with Ridley Scott on The Counselor, Guy Ritchie on The Man from U.N.C.L.E, and Danny Boyle on his Steve Jobs biopic and the newly released Yesterday, for which he wrote original music and Beatles arrangements.

He talks to Matthew about changing his score to All the Money in the World when Kevin Spacey was replaced by Christopher Plummer, manipulating elephant noises through EMS synthesizers in Somerset, and taking inspiration from 'the sound of capitalism' - the famous New York Stock Exchange Bell.

Matthew Sweet meets composer Daniel Pemberton, who has scored the new release Yesterday.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Danny Elfman20200516Danny Elfman talks to Matthew Sweet about his three-decade career in film music

Series of programmes exploring film music

Danny Elfman talks to Matthew Sweet about his three-decade career in film music.

Danny Elfman is one of the biggest names in film music. His numerous collaborations with Tim Burton include Batman, Edward Scissorhands, and Beetlejuice. He's scored Hollywood blockcusters Men in Black, 50 Shades of Grey, and Spider-Man, and been nominated for four Academy Awards. He's also worked extensively in television writing the themes for Desperate Housewives and The Simpsons.

From his home in Santa Barbara he talks to Matthew Sweet about starting out in the business, working with Tim Burton, and the challenges of 2020.

Danny Elfman talks to Matthew Sweet about his three-decade career in film music

Series of programmes exploring film music

Danny Elfman is one of the biggest names in film music. His numerous collaborations with Tim Burton include Batman, Edward Scissorhands, and Beetlejuice. He's scored Hollywood blockcusters Men in Black, 50 Shades of Grey, and Spider-Man, and been nominated for four Academy Awards. He's also worked extensively in television writing the themes for Desperate Housewives and The Simpsons.

From his home in Santa Barbara he talks to Matthew Sweet about starting out in the business, working with Tim Burton, and the challenges of 2020.

Danny Elfman talks to Matthew Sweet about his three-decade career in film music.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Dario Marianelli20160910Matthew Sweet meets film composer Dario Marianelli.

Series of programmes exploring film music

David Amram20200620Matthew Sweet speaks to the brilliant American composer, David Amram.

Series of programmes exploring film music

The multi-instrumentalist musician David Amram describes himself as a 'promising young composer' as he approaches his 90th birthday. This promising young man has created and played seminal scores for films such as The Arrangement and The Manchurian Candidate and has, as jazz musician, performed with the great players of the last century, including Dizzie Gillespie, Thelonius Monk, Charles Mingus and Charlie Parker. In this special interview commemorating Amram's milestone birthday Matthew Sweet talks to the composer about his music, his work with the directors Elia Kazan, John Frankenheimer, about his friendship and collaboration with Jack Kerouac and about his early life as a boxer and his Jewish faith.

Matthew Sweet speaks to the brilliant American composer, David Amram.

Series of programmes exploring film music

David Shire2018111020200801 (R3)Veteran Hollywood composer David Shire is responsible for some of film's most iconic scores, including 'The Taking of Pelham One Two Three'; Francis Ford Coppola's 'The Conversation' and 'All The President's Men'. He joins Matthew Sweet to look back over his long career scoring films.

Featuring soundtracks include 'Farewell My Lovely', 'The Conversation', 'The Taking of Pelham One Two Three', 'All The President's Men', 'Zodiac', 'Hindenburg', 'The Big Bus', 'Saturday Night Fever', '2010', 'Short Circuit', 'Norma Rae', and 'Return To Oz'.

Matthew Sweet's guest is composer David Shire.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Veteran Hollywood composer David Shire is responsible for some of film's most iconic scores, including 'The Taking of Pelham One Two Three'; Francis Ford Coppola's 'The Conversation'; and 'All The President's Men'. He joins Matthew Sweet to look back over his long career scoring films.

Featured soundtracks include 'Farewell My Lovely', 'The Conversation', 'The Taking of Pelham One Two Three', 'All The President's Men', 'Zodiac', 'Hindenburg', 'The Big Bus', 'Saturday Night Fever', '2010', 'Short Circuit', 'Norma Rae', and 'Return To Oz'.

(originally broadcast in 2018)

Matthew Sweet's guest is composer David Shire.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Deception20180210Matthew Sweet with a selection of film music exploring the theme of lies and deception in the week of the release of 'The Mercy' about the tragic story of yachtsman Donald Crowhurst boasting a new score by Golden Globe winner Johann Johannsson who died suddenly on 9 February 2018.

The programme also features music from 'Pinocchio'; 'Suspicion'; 'Presumed Innocent'; 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels'; 'The Invention of Lying'; 'The Talented Mr Ripley'; 'True Lies'; 'M.Butterfly'; 'Where Eagles Dare'; 'The Usual Suspects' and 'The Mercy'. The Classic Score of the Week is Fumio Hayasaki's music for 'Rashomon'.

Matthew Sweet shares film music inspired by deception ahead of the release of 'Mercy'.

Series of programmes exploring film music

The programme also features music from 'Pinocchio'; 'Suspicion'; 'Presumed Innocent'; 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels'; 'The Invention of Lying'; 'The Talented Mr Ripley'; 'True Lies'; 'M.Butterfly'; 'Where Eagles Dare'; 'The Usual Suspects' and 'The Mercy'. The Classic Score of the Week is Fumio Hayasaki's music for 'Rashomon'.

Deep Space20190921

Matthew Sweet ventures into deep space and spins a few stellar cinematic discs to mark the launch of ‘Ad Astra’ and a new score from Max Richter. Featuring music from Lost in Space, Sunshine, and Solaris. In it's 40th anniversary year the classic score of the week is Star Trek: The Motion Picture by Jerry Goldsmith.

Matthew Sweet spins some stellar cinematic discs to mark the launch of Ad Astra.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Deep Space20190921Matthew Sweet spins some stellar cinematic discs to mark the launch of Ad Astra.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Matthew Sweet ventures into deep space and spins a few stellar cinematic discs to mark the launch of ‘Ad Astra’ and a new score from Max Richter. Featuring music from Lost in Space, Sunshine, and Solaris. In it's 40th anniversary year the classic score of the week is Star Trek: The Motion Picture by Jerry Goldsmith.

Denham Film Studios20170923Matthew Sweet on music associated with Denham Film Studios.

Matthew Sweet looks at music associated with Alexander Korda's famous Denham Film Studios which between the 1930s and 50s were a major part of British cultural life bringing us films such as Things To Come, A Matter Of Life and Death, Henry V, Great Expectations and Brief Encounter as well as the famous "Denham Concerto".
The Classic Score of the Week is Charles Williams's "The Dream of Olwen" from the 1947 film 'While I Live'.
Matthew also looks at Denham's life post-1950 when it became one of the most important centres for recording film music - playing host to Bernard Herrmann, John Barry, Jerry Goldsmith and John Williams, among many others.

Matthew Sweet looks at music associated with Alexander Korda's famous Denham Film Studios which between the 1930s and 50s were a major part of British cultural life bringing us films such as Things To Come, A Matter Of Life and Death, Henry V, Great Expectations and Brief Encounter as well as the famous "Denham Concerto".

Matthew Sweet looks at music associated with Alexander Korda's famous Denham Film Studios which between the 1930s and 50s were a major part of British cultural life bringing us films such as Things To Come, A Matter Of Life and Death, Henry V, Great Expectations and Brief Encounter as well as the famous "Denham Concerto".

Matthew Sweet looks at music associated with Alexander Korda's famous Denham Film Studios which between the 1930s and 50s were a major part of British cultural life bringing us films such as Things To Come, A Matter Of Life and Death, Henry V, Great Expectations and Brief Encounter as well as the famous "Denham Concerto".
The Classic Score of the Week is Charles Williams's "The Dream of Olwen" from the 1947 film 'While I Live'.
Matthew also looks at Denham's life post-1950 when it became one of the most important centres for recording film music - playing host to Bernard Herrmann, John Barry, Jerry Goldsmith and John Williams, among many others.

"

Denham Film Studios20170923Matthew Sweet on music associated with Denham Film Studios.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Dickens at the London Film Festival20191123

Recorded at Alexandra Palace as part of this year's BFI London Film Festival, Matthew Sweet introduces a concert of music inspired by the opening film of the festival, Armando Iannucci's 'The Personal History of David Copperfield', performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Ben Palmer. The programme features music from Dickens adaptations for the screen including 'Oliver Twist', 'David Copperfield', 'Nickolas Nickleby', 'Great Expectations', 'Our Mutual Friend', 'A Christmas Carol' and 'David Copperfield' including music for the new film from concert guest, Christopher Willis.

The concert also features the singers Adrian de Gregorian and Fflur Wyn.

Matthew Sweet explores the world of film music.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Dickens At The London Film Festival20191123Recorded at Alexandra Palace as part of this year's BFI London Film Festival, Matthew Sweet introduces a concert of music inspired by the opening film of the festival, Armando Iannucci's 'The Personal History of David Copperfield', performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Ben Palmer. The programme features music from Dickens adaptations for the screen including 'Oliver Twist', 'David Copperfield', 'Nickolas Nickleby', 'Great Expectations', 'Our Mutual Friend', 'A Christmas Carol' and 'David Copperfield' including music for the new film from concert guest, Christopher Willis.

The concert also features the singers Adrian de Gregorian and Fflur Wyn.

Matthew Sweet explores the world of film music.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Disappeared!20200530Matthew Sweet focuses on music for mystery films, a genre favourite, where the unexplained disappearance of a character becomes the starting point for adventure. As well as great examples from the past, Matthew also features music from the new film 'Only The Animals' with a score by Benedikt Schiefer, which has just received wide release.

Matthew Sweet focuses on music for mystery films, a genre favourite.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Disappeared!20200530Matthew Sweet focuses on music for mystery films, a genre favourite.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Doppelg\u00e4nger20180602Matthew Sweet introduces music for films which explore the idea of the doppelgänger - from "The Prince and the Pauper" and "I Was Monty's Double" to this week's featured new release, François Ozon's "Amant Double" with a score by Philippe Rombi.

The programme features music from 'A Stolen Life', 'I Was Monty's Double', 'The Man In The Iron Mask', 'The Prince and the Pauper', 'Vertigo', 'The Double', 'Adaptation', 'The Double Life of Veronique' and 'Dead Ringers'.

Matthew Sweet with music for films about doubles.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Doppelg\u00e4nger20180602Matthew Sweet with music for films about doubles.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Matthew Sweet introduces music for films which explore the idea of the doppelgänger - from "The Prince and the Pauper" and "I Was Monty's Double" to this week's featured new release, François Ozon's "Amant Double" with a score by Philippe Rombi.

The programme features music from 'A Stolen Life', 'I Was Monty's Double', 'The Man In The Iron Mask', 'The Prince and the Pauper', 'Vertigo', 'The Double', 'Adaptation', 'The Double Life of Veronique' and 'Dead Ringers'.

Double Acts20190112Matthew Sweet takes his cue from the newly released 'Stan and Ollie', scored by Rolfe Kent, for a look at music for films featuring notable "double acts", not least from the new Laurel and Hardy inspired film itself.

Featured films include 'The Odd Couple', 'Gunfight At OK Corral', 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid', 'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes', 'Mr and Mrs Smith', 'To Have And Have Not', 'Cleopatra', 'Guess Who's Coming To Dinner', '21 Jump Street', 'Men In Black', 'Silver Streak', 'Night At The Museum', 'Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein', 'The Intelligence Men', 'Coraline', 'Shaun Of The Dead' and the Classic Score of the week is Laurel and Hardy's 'Way Out West'.

There's also a chance to hear part of the new score by Thomas Ades for the new bio-pic about French author, Collette.

Matthew Sweet with music for cinematic duos.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Matthew Sweet takes his cue from the newly released 'Stan and Ollie', scored by Rolfe Kent, for a look at music for films featuring double acts, not least from the new Laurel and Hardy inspired film itself.
There's also a chance to hear part of the new score by Thomas Ades for the new bio-pic about French author, Collette.

Matthew Sweet takes his cue from the newly released 'Stan and Ollie', scored by Rolfe Kent, for a look at music for films featuring double acts, not least from the new Laurel and Hardy inspired film itself.
There's also a chance to hear part of the new score by Thomas Ades for the new bio-pic about French author, Collette.

Down to Earth20191207

Matthew Sweet presents music from films with characters who come back down to earth with a bump. Whether it's returning to everyday life after war, surviving an accident or extreme event, or adjusting to life after fame. Our featured new release is Lucy in the Sky, starring Natalie Portman as an astronaut whose suburban life spirals out of control after returning to earth.

Matthew Sweet with film music that comes back down to earth with a bump.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Down To Earth20191207Matthew Sweet presents music from films with characters who come back down to earth with a bump. Whether it's returning to everyday life after war, surviving an accident or extreme event, or adjusting to life after fame. Our featured new release is Lucy in the Sky, starring Natalie Portman as an astronaut whose suburban life spirals out of control after returning to earth.

Matthew Sweet with film music that comes back down to earth with a bump.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Electric Palaces20200606Matthew considers films that make a feature of the cinema going experience itself and invites stories and recollections from listeners as part of the programme; and he looks forward to the new re-mastered version of Cinema Paradiso out at the end of the month.

At a time when nearly all cinemas are closed owing to Covid-19, Matthew celebrates the cinema buildings themselves, through scores and films that are either about cinemas, that feature cinemas, or are about enjoying the cinema experience. They could be the great illuminated electric picture palaces of the 30s, the converted local village hall, the drive-in, or the multiplex, each has its own character and story to tell. The programme draws on films as varied as The Magic Box, The Smallest Show on Earth, Army of Shadows, The Chosen (1981), The Blob, Dillinger, Inglorious Basterds, The Last Picture Show, and perhaps not surprisingly, Cinema Paradiso.
The cinema is a place of escape, a place of fantasy and wonderment, of shared experiences; as John Updike said:

“The size of the great rear wall measures
The breadth of the dreams we have there.”

So, Matthew invites listeners to share their cinema going stories - to record themselves and become an integral part of the programme - a programme in homage to the movie house.

Matthew Sweet on music and film.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Electric Palaces20200606Matthew Sweet on music and film.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Electronica20190608Inspired by the release of 'Gloria Bell' with a new score by electronic musician Matthew Herbert, this week's programme with Matthew Sweet, looks back on the synth score, including the work of Jerry Goldsmith, John Carpenter, Carmine Coppola, Vangelis, Wendy Carlos, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, and Daft Punk.

The programme features music from 'The Illustrated Man'; 'A Clockwork Orange'; 'Dark Star'; 'Halloween'; 'The Thief'; 'Midnight Express'; Apocalypse Now'; 'Tron'; 'Chariots of Fire'; 'Tron Legacy" and 'The Social Network'. Matthew also talks to composer Matthew Herbert about his new synth based score for Gloria Bell.

Matthew Sweet explores the world of film music

Series of programmes exploring film music

Empowerment20200815

Featured this week is 'Project Power', a new film starring Jamie Foxx with music by Joseph Trapanese. The film is centred around a new drug which gives its recipient super powers for up to five minutes. Matthew Sweet foregrounds the music for this and other soundtracks to films inspired by the notion of empowerment. The programme includes music from ‘X-Men: First Class’, ‘Code 8’, ‘Spider-Man 2’, ‘Robocop’, ‘A.I.-Artificial Intelligence’, ‘The Devil’s Advocate’, ‘The Mephisto Waltz’, ‘Carrie’, ‘The Ninth Gate’ and ‘The Umbrella Academy’. The Classic Score of the Week is Miklos Rozsa’s music for ‘The Power’.

Photo credit: Alfonso Bresciani/Netflix

Matthew Sweet on films and film music inspired by the pursuit of power.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Empowerment20200815Featured this week is 'Project Power', a new film starring Jamie Foxx with music by Joseph Trapanese. The film is centred around a new drug which gives its recipient super powers for up to five minutes. Matthew Sweet foregrounds the music for this and other soundtracks to films inspired by the notion of empowerment. The programme includes music from ‘X-Men: First Class’, ‘Code 8’, ‘Spider-Man 2’, ‘Robocop’, ‘A.I.-Artificial Intelligence’, ‘The Devil’s Advocate’, ‘The Mephisto Waltz’, ‘Carrie’, ‘The Ninth Gate’ and ‘The Umbrella Academy’. The Classic Score of the Week is Miklos Rozsa’s music for ‘The Power’.

Matthew Sweet on films and film music inspired by the pursuit of power.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Empowerment20200815Featured this week is 'Project Power', a new film starring Jamie Foxx with music by Joseph Trapanese. The film is centred around a new drug which gives its recipient super powers for up to five minutes. Matthew Sweet foregrounds the music for this and other soundtracks to films inspired by the notion of empowerment. The programme includes music from ‘X-Men: First Class’, ‘Code 8’, ‘Spider-Man 2’, ‘Robocop’, ‘A.I.-Artificial Intelligence’, ‘The Devil’s Advocate’, ‘The Mephisto Waltz’, ‘Carrie’, ‘The Ninth Gate’ and ‘The Umbrella Academy’. The Classic Score of the Week is Miklos Rozsa’s music for ‘The Power’.

Photo credit: Alfonso Bresciani/Netflix

Matthew Sweet on films and film music inspired by the pursuit of power.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Enemy of the People20160213
Enemy of the People20160213Matthew Sweet with music for films about whistleblowers and Cassandras.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Ennio Morricone2014122720200711 (R3)Matthew Sweet marks the news of the death earlier this week of the great Italian film composer Ennio Morricone with a look back on his career and music with the Italian film expert Pasquale Iannone.

The programme, which is a revised repeat of programme from 2014, includes film music from Morricone’s early years with the experimental ensemble, Il Gruppo through to his work for Sergio Leone and beyond and features music from much loved classics such as "A Fistful of Dollars" and "The Good, The Bad and the Ugly"; "Cinema Paradiso", "1900", "The Mission" as well as less well known scores such as "The Investigation Of A Citizen Above Suspicion"; "A Quiet Place In The Country" and Morricone's first score, "Il Federale".

The Classic Score of the Week is "Once Upon A Time In The West".

Matthew Sweet on the great Italian maestro who died earlier this week.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Erich Wolfgang Korngold2017050620200808 (R3)Matthew Sweet with a selection of music reflecting the film career of pioneering Hollywood genius Erich Wolfgang Korngold, featuring examples from the scores for A Midsummer Night's Dream, Captain Blood, Juarez, The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex, The Sea Hawk, The Constant Nymph, Kings Row, Escape Me Never, and Magic Fire.

(first broadcast in 2017)

Matthew Sweet with music reflecting the film career of Erich Korngold.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Erich Wolfgang Korngold20170506Matthew Sweet with music reflecting the film career of Erich Wolfgang Korngold.

Matthew Sweet with a selection of music reflecting the film career of Hollywood genius Erich Wolfgang Korngold, featuring examples from the scores of A Midsummer Night's Dream, Captain Blood, Juarez, The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex, The Sea Hawk, The Constant Nymph, Kings Row, Escape Me Never, and Magic Fire.

Erich Wolfgang Korngold20170506Matthew Sweet with music reflecting the film career of Erich Korngold.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Father/daughter20180630Matthew Sweet with a weekly survey of themed film music.

Series of programmes exploring film music

First Contact20161112Music for films about contact with new worlds, new people and extra-terrestrials.

Series of programmes exploring film music

First Peoples20161203Matthew Sweet explores music for films reflecting the depictions of indigenous peoples.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Forests20181020A selection of film music inspired by Radio 3's Forests Season presented by Matthew Sweet. Forests have proved a rich environment for film, whether as a place where a character can find his or herself; a place to ponder our relationship with nature and the environment; a place of refuge and escape; or a place of terror and of nightmares. Matthew takes us on a film music journey through the forest vibrant in all its hues, featuring scores as varied as 'Avatar', 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes', 'Aguirre Wrath of God', 'The Lost City of Z' and 'Friday the 13th'.

Matthew Sweet goes into the woods

Series of programmes exploring film music

Frankenstein20180707Matthew Sweet looks back on film scores composed to convey the wonder and terror of Mary Shelley's great creation in the week of Haifaa al-Mansour's new film biopic of the writer.

As well as featuring music by Amelia Warner for the new film, Matthew also offers musical moments from the 1931 James Whale 'Frankenstein'; 'Mary Shelley's Frankenstein'; 'Son Of Frankenstein'; House Of Frankenstein'; 'Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed'; 'I Frankenstein'; 'Victor Frankenstein'; and the 2015 version of 'Frankenstein'.

The Classic Score of the Week is Franz Waxman's "Bride of Frankenstein'.

Matthew Sweet with film music for Frankenstein.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Frankenstein20180707Matthew Sweet with film music for Frankenstein.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Matthew Sweet looks back on film scores composed to convey the wonder and terror of Mary Shelley's great creation in the week of Haifaa al-Mansour's new film biopic of the writer.

As well as featuring music by Amelia Warner for the new film, Matthew also offers musical moments from the 1931 James Whale 'Frankenstein'; 'Mary Shelley's Frankenstein'; 'Son Of Frankenstein'; House Of Frankenstein'; 'Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed'; 'I Frankenstein'; 'Victor Frankenstein'; and the 2015 version of 'Frankenstein'.

The Classic Score of the Week is Franz Waxman's "Bride of Frankenstein'.

Franz Waxman 1/220171230Matthew Sweet on the music of Franz Waxman.

Matthew Sweet with the first of two programmes marking the 50th anniversary of the death of one of cinema's greatest musical figures from the Hollywood Golden Age - Franz Waxman.

In today's programme Matthew focuses on Waxman's pre-War years, from his first work in film in Germany in 1930 for Frederick Hollander on The Blue Lamp and with Fritz Lang, to his breakthrough years in Hollywood with James Whale and Alfred Hitchcock. Featured films include "Bride of Frankenstein"; "Captains Courageous"; "The Philadelphia Story"; "Rebecca"; "Rear Window"; "A Christmas Carol"; "Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde" and "Objective Burma!".

Franz Waxman 1/220171230Matthew Sweet on the music of Franz Waxman.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Franz Waxman 2/220180106Matthew Sweet on Franz Waxman in Hollywood.

Matthew Sweet on the film music of Franz Waxman and in this, the second of two programmes, the focus is on the post war years - a time which gave us some of Waxman's greatest scores from Sunset Boulevard to Taras Bulba. Matthew also looks at Waxman's major contribution to the classical musical life of America through the annual Los Angeles Music Festival which Waxman created and ran, and at how his remarkable musical gifts helped establish the sound of Hollywood in the years following the Second World War. The programme includes comment from Waxman's son John.

Featured films include "Humoresque"; "The Paradine Case"; "Sunset Boulevard"; "A Place In The Sun"; "Peyton Place"; "Sayonara"; "The Spirit of St Louis" and "Taras Bulba".

Franz Waxman 2/220180106Matthew Sweet on the film music of Franz Waxman and in this, the second of two programmes, the focus is on the post war years - a time which gave us some of Waxman's greatest scores from Sunset Boulevard to Taras Bulba. Matthew also looks at Waxman's major contribution to the classical musical life of America through the annual Los Angeles Music Festival which Waxman created and ran, and at how his remarkable musical gifts helped establish the sound of Hollywood in the years following the Second World War. The programme includes comment from Waxman's son John.

Featured films include "Humoresque"; "The Paradine Case"; "Sunset Boulevard"; "A Place In The Sun"; "Peyton Place"; "Sayonara"; "The Spirit of St Louis" and "Taras Bulba".

Matthew Sweet on Franz Waxman in Hollywood.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Free Thinking - Cinematic Love Themes20190330Matthew Sweet live from Sage Gateshead with a look at cinematic love themes.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Free Thinking - Cinematic Love Themes20190330Matthew Sweet live from Sage Gateshead with a look at cinematic love themes.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Free Thinking Festival: Extras Needed20180310Matthew Sweet rounds up a mob to explore crowd scenes. Live from Sage Gateshead.

Series of programmes exploring film music

French Cinema20170318

In a live edition from the Free Thinking Festival at Sage Gateshead, Matthew Sweet is joined by Guy Austin, Founding Director of the Research Centre in Film and Digital Media at Newcastle University, for a jaunt through the history of music for French cinema.

In a live edition from the Free Thinking Festival at Sage Gateshead,.

French Cinema20170318Live at Sage Gateshead, Matthew Sweet explores the history of music for French cinema.

Series of programmes exploring film music

From Ealing to Indiana Jones20160730
From Ealing to Indiana Jones20160730Matthew Sweet introduces music for films associated with cinematographer Douglas Slocombe.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Gabriel Yared20180616Matthew Sweet talks to composer Gabriel Yared.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Matthew Sweet talks to Gabriel Yared, composer of scores for "The English Patient", "Betty Blue" and "The Talented Mr Ripley" about his career in film music to date, in the week of the launch of Rupert Everett's "The Happy Prince", based on the Oscar Wilde story and featuring a new score from Gabriel.

Gabriel Yared20180616Matthew Sweet talks to the Lebanese-born composer Gabriel Yared, who worked closely with director Anthony Minghella on scores for "The English Patient", "The Talented Mr Ripley" and "Cold Mountain", about his career in film music. Gabriel tells Matthew that he began as a law student and then became a music arranger before studying with the French composer Henri Dutilleux, then breaking into film music with his score for "Betty Blue". And he talks about working with Rupert Everett on "The Happy Prince", released in the UK this week, based on the Oscar Wilde story and featuring a new score from Gabriel.

Matthew Sweet talks to composer Gabriel Yared.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Gaming20180317Matthew Sweet explores the influence video games have had on film and filmmakers.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Gangsters20160917Matthew Sweet introduces film music inspired by gangsters.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Genius20160409
Genius20160409Matthew Sweet introduces music for films on the theme of genius.

Series of programmes exploring film music

God Of War And Battlestar Galactica Composer Bear Mccreary20191019Composer Bear McCreary's credits include Godzilla King of the Monsters, 10 Cloverfield Lane, Child's Play, Battlestar Galactica, The Walking Dead, and the PlayStation 4 game God of War. In this exclusive interview he talks to Matthew Sweet about writing for tv, film and games, his love of horror and sci-fi, and the influence of his mentor Elmer Bernstein.

God of War and Battlestar Galactica composer Bear McCreary discusses his prolific career.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Good Films for Hard Times20200502With cinemas closed, Matthew Sweet considers the best film music for these hard times.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Grief20180113Matthew Sweet looks at how film scores present ideas about grief.

Matthew Sweet takes this week's new release, the acclaimed "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri", which has a new score by Carter Burwell and looks at how this and other film scores present ideas about grief. Among Matthew's selection are the 1939 version of 'Wuthering Heights'; 'A Monster Calls'; 'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close'; 'Manchester By The Sea'; 'Message In A Bottle'; 'Up'; 'Truly, Madly. Deeply'; ''Three Colours -Blue'; 'Don't Look Now'; 'Jackie' and 'Still Life'.

#SoundOfCinema.

Grief20180113Matthew Sweet takes this week's new release, the acclaimed "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri", which has a new score by Carter Burwell and looks at how this and other film scores present ideas about grief. Among Matthew's selection are the 1939 version of 'Wuthering Heights'; 'A Monster Calls'; 'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close'; 'Manchester By The Sea'; 'Message In A Bottle'; 'Up'; 'Truly, Madly. Deeply'; ''Three Colours -Blue'; 'Don't Look Now'; 'Jackie' and 'Still Life'.

#SoundOfCinema.

Matthew Sweet looks at how film scores present ideas about grief.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Harry Gregson-williams20200912With the release of the Disney remake of Mulan, Matthew Sweet meets its composer, British-born Harry Gregson-Williams, for a look back on his career in film. He’s been a hugely successful figure in Hollywood film scoring for the past two decades, with music for the Shrek franchise, The Chronicles of Narnia, the films of Tony and Ridley Scott and the Aardman animations of Nick Park to his credit. As well as music from Harry’s back catalogue, the programme also features music for his recent score for Mulan.

Matthew Sweet with the composer of Shrek, The Martian and Mulan.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Henry Jackman20191214Matthew talks to celebrated English film composer Henry Jackman.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Henry Jackman20191214Matthew talks to celebrated English film composer Henry Jackman.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Henry Mancini20190803

Matthew Sweet talks to Monica Mancini, the daughter of one of the great icons of film music, the composer Henry Mancini, whose seminal scores for 'Breakfast at Tiffany's', 'The Pink Panther', 'Charade' and many others have worked their way not only into parlance of film buffs but into the hearts and minds of audiences internationally.

Matthew Sweet in conversation with the daughter of the great Henry Mancini.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Henry Mancini20190803Matthew Sweet reflects on the film music of Henry Mancini.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Matthew Sweet talks to Monica Mancini, the daughter of one of the great icons of film music, the composer Henry Mancini, whose seminal scores for 'Breakfast at Tiffany's', 'The Pink Panther', 'Charade' and many others have worked their way not only into parlance of film buffs but into the hearts and minds of audiences internationally.

Matthew Sweet in conversation with the daughter of the great Henry Mancini.

History - According To The Cinema20200926Matthew Sweet on the film world's take on history.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Hitch And Herrmann20190119Matthew Sweet examines the Alfred Hitchcock/Bernard Herrmann artistic collaboration through the music for their films, including North By Northwest, Psycho, Marnie, and Vertigo. The programme marks the BBC's Icons Season. Alfred Hitchcock features among the short list of Icons in the "Artists and Writers" category in BBC TWO's venture to discover the 20th Century's most important and influential figure.

Further details can be found on the "BBC Icons" website.

Matthew Sweet on the collaboration between Alfred Hitchcock and Bernard Herrmann.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Hotels20181013Whether it's the threatening and atmospheric environment of the hotel in The Shining or the opulence of the Grand Budapest Hotel these public buildings have excercised more than their fair share of inspiration on filmmakers and film music. Matthew Sweet looks back at the hotel in cinema through some of these film's music in the week that has seen the release of Drew Goddard's mystery thriller, Bad Times At The El Royale.

The programme also features music from 'Plaza Suite', 'Grand Hotel', 'Grand Budapest Hotel', 'Some Like It Hot', 'The Shining', 'The Night Porter', 'Death In Venice', 'Somewhere In Time' and Michael Giacchino's new score for 'Bad Times At The El Royale'.

And there's the chance to hear some of Justin Hurwitz's new score for 'First Man', Damien Chazelle's new film biopic about astronaut Neil Armstrong.

Matthew Sweet with a selection of film music

Series of programmes exploring film music

Matthew Sweet with a selection of film music

Series of programmes exploring film music

Whether it's the threatening and atmospheric environment of the hotel in The Shining or the opulence of the Grand Budapest Hotel these public buildings have excercised more than their fair share of inspiration on filmmakers and film music. Matthew Sweet looks back at the hotel in cinema through some of these film's music in the week that has seen the release of Drew Goddard's mystery thriller, Bad Times At The El Royale.

The programme also features music from 'Plaza Suite', 'Grand Hotel', 'Grand Budapest Hotel', 'Some Like It Hot', 'The Shining', 'The Night Porter', 'Death In Venice', 'Somewhere In Time' and Michael Giacchino's new score for 'Bad Times At The El Royale'.

And there's the chance to hear some of Justin Hurwitz's new score for 'First Man', Damien Chazelle's new film biopic about astronaut Neil Armstrong.

Howard Shore at 7020161015Matthew Sweet is in conversation with film composer Howard Shore.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Imaginary Films20160514
Imaginary Films20160514Matthew Sweet explores the trend among composers of creating scores for imaginary films.

Series of programmes exploring film music

In the Blood20161210Matthew Sweet with music for films that explore ideas of heredity and genetics.

Series of programmes exploring film music

International Women's Day20160305
International Women's Day20160305Matthew Sweet presents music from films made by female directors.

Series of programmes exploring film music

James Newton Howard20161119Matthew Sweet presents music and conversation with film composer James Newton Howard.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Jane Austen20200215Matthew Sweet talks to composer Isobel Waller-Bridge about her score for the new film of Emma and looks back at other Jane Austen adaptations over the years. From famous Mr Darcy's like Laurence Olivier and Colin Firth to Gwyneth Paltrow as Emma, and Kate Winslet and Emma Thompson as the Dashwood Sisters. Featuring music by Rachel Portman, Patrick Doyle, and Dario Marianelli, whose 2005 score for Pride and Prejudice is our classic score of the week.

Isobel Waller-Bridge and music from Jane Austen films with Matthew Sweet.

Series of programmes exploring film music

John Scott20190316He's the man who gave us the music for A Study in Terror, The Final Countdown, and Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan. He worked with John Barry, Henry Mancini and Jacques Cousteau, whistled on the River Kwai, played flute on the Lion in Winter and saxophone on Goldfinger.

Matthew Sweet meets the English film composer John Scott.

Film music from John Scott, the man who wrote A Study in Terror and The Final Countdown.

Series of programmes exploring film music

He's the man who gave us the music for A Study in Terror, The Final Countdown, and Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan. He worked with John Barry, Henry Mancini and Jacques Cousteau, whistled on the River Kwai, played flute on the Lion in Winter and saxophone on Goldfinger.

Matthew Sweet meets the English film composer John Scott.

Film music from John Scott, the man who wrote A Study in Terror and The Final Countdown.

Series of programmes exploring film music

John Williams - The Scores You'd Forgotten20200704Matthew Sweet explores the music of film composer John Williams.

Series of programmes exploring film music

John Williams is one of the most successful and most identifiable of all Hollywood composers, with the likes of Star Wars, Harry Potter, ET, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, Saving Private Ryan and Schindler's List to his credit. But what might the Williams legacy be had Steven Spielberg and George Lucas turned to other composers to write their scores? Matthew looks back over John Williams’ long career and celebrates his associations with the likes of Oliver Stone, Robert Altman, Irwin Allen and Alfred Hitchcock. The programme features music from ‘How To Steal A Million’, Lost In Space’, ‘Land Of The Giants’, ‘The Valley Of The Dolls’, ‘Images’, ‘The Long Goodbye’, ‘The Towering Inferno’, ‘Black Sunday’, ‘Family Plot’, ‘The Fury’, ‘Dracula’, ‘The Witches Of Eastwick’, ‘Home Alone’, ‘Memoirs Of A Geisha’, ‘The Book Thief’ and ‘Jane Eyre’. The Classic Score of the Week draws on music for Oliver Stone’s ‘Born On The Fourth Of July’.

Matthew Sweet on Williams without Lucas and Spielberg.

Jungle20160709
Jungle20160709Matthew Sweet plays music from films with a jungle setting.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Justin Hurwitz20190105Matthew Sweet meets the composer of First Man and La La Land, Justin Hurwitz, who has built an enviable reputation in Hollywood and two Academy Awards from just four films. Matthew looks at his career to date, his exclusive working relationship with director Damien Chazelle, his love of the film musical, and he discusses his four films - 'Guy and Madeline On A Park Bench', 'Whiplash', 'La La Land', and 'First Man'.

Matthew Sweet is joined by the composer of La La Land and First Man

Series of programmes exploring film music

Kaij\u016b and the Japanese mega monster!20190601

With the release of a new Michael Dougherty film, ‘Godzilla: The King of Monsters’ this week, Matthew Sweet looks at Japanese Kaijū, which draws on ancient myths of giant monsters, and considers its impact on film and film music. As well as music for Japanese features, he also looks at the impact that the genre has had on Western film, from ‘The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms’ to ‘The Meg’.

Matthew Sweet explores the impact of Japanese mega monsters on film.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Kaij\u016b And The Japanese Mega Monster!20190601With the release of a new Michael Dougherty film, ‘Godzilla: The King of Monsters’ this week, Matthew Sweet looks at Japanese Kaijū, which draws on ancient myths of giant monsters, and considers its impact on film and film music. As well as music for Japanese features, he also looks at the impact that the genre has had on Western film, from ‘The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms’ to ‘The Meg’.

Matthew Sweet explores the impact of Japanese mega monsters on film.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Magic20181117Film music that explores the idea of magic with Matthew Sweet.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Malcolm Arnold20160220Matthew Sweet celebrates the film music of Malcolm Arnold.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Man Overboard!20160716Matthew Sweet with music for films mapping female power and male anxiety.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Matthew Bourne20181201Katie Derham talks to choreographer Matthew Bourne. As his iconic production of Swan Lake returns to the stage, they'll discuss why he reinvented it for a corps-de-ballet of male swans, and how it has inspired a generation of boy dancers. A relatively late-starter in the ballet world, Matthew Bourne quickly became well-known for his individualistic approach to the classics. He'll talk about the music that inspires him, and the importance of story-telling in a new production.

Award-winning choreographer Matthew Bourne discusses how he reinvents classic ballets.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Michael Giacchino20170930Matthew Sweet with Hollywood composer Michael Giacchino.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Matthew Sweet in conversation with one of today's leading Hollywood figures, Michael Giacchino, composer of "The Incredibles", "Up", "Ratatouille" for Disney/Pixar and for his collaborations with JJ Abrams on the "Star Trek" movies; and also for his work on the new "Star Wars" films, "Jurassic World" and "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes". The programme marks Michael's forthcoming 50th Birthday and his special Gala concert at London's Royal Albert Hall on the 20th October.

Matthew Sweet in conversation with one of today's leading Hollywood figures, Michael Giacchino, composer of "The Incredibles", "Up", "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes", "Star Trek", "Jurassic World" and "Rogue One", ahead of his 50th Birthday Gala concert at London's Royal Albert Hall.

Matthew Sweet in conversation with one of today's leading Hollywood figures, Michael Giacchino, composer of "The Incredibles", "Up", "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes", "Star Trek", "Jurassic World" and "Rogue One", ahead of his 50th Birthday Gala concert at London's Royal Albert Hall.

Matthew Sweet in conversation with one of today's leading Hollywood figures, Michael Giacchino, composer of "The Incredibles", "Up", "Ratatouille" for Disney/Pixar and for his collaborations with JJ Abrams on the "Star Trek" movies; and also for his work on the new "Star Wars" films, "Jurassic World" and "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes". The programme marks Michael's forthcoming 50th Birthday and his special Gala concert at London's Royal Albert Hall on the 20th October.

"

Mission Impossible20180728Matthew Sweet at AIR Studios in London.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Mission: Impossible - Fallout20180728A behind-the-scenes listen to the soundtrack recording for Mission: Impossible - Fallout.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Composer Lorne Balfe invites Matthew Sweet behind the scenes at Air Studios for the recording sessions of the score for the new Mission: Impossible film which is in cinemas this week.

Matthew finds out what goes into recording a Hollywood film soundtrack from the people at Air studios who make it happen. As well as Lorne, he talks to three-time Grammy Award-winning recording engineer Geoff Foster, music editor Cecile Tournesac, conductor Matt Dunkley, orchestra leader Perry Montague-Mason and principal double-bass Mary Scully.

Mission: Impossible - Fallout20180728Composer Lorne Balfe invites Matthew Sweet behind the scenes at Air Studios for the recording sessions of the score for the new Mission: Impossible film which is in cinemas this week.

Matthew finds out what goes into recording a Hollywood film soundtrack from the people at Air studios who make it happen. As well as Lorne, he talks to three-time Grammy Award-winning recording engineer Geoff Foster, music editor Cecile Tournesac, conductor Matt Dunkley, orchestra leader Perry Montague-Mason and principal double-bass Mary Scully.

A behind-the-scenes listen to the soundtrack recording for Mission: Impossible - Fallout.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Monsters!20180217Matthew Sweet looks at movies, music and monsters in the week of the release of the acclaimed new film by Guillermo del Toro 'The Shape of Water'.

Matthew considers the monstrous films of Universal Studios from the 1930s onwards; the work of movie creature makes Ray Harryhausen, Phil Tippett and Rick Baker; and features music from films such as 'The Blob', 'The Mummy Returns', 'The Creature From The Black Lagoon', 'The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms', 'Gorgo', 'The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad', 'The Valley of Gwanji', 'Starship Troopers', 'Dragonslayer', 'American Werewolf in London', 'The Thing', and 'Alien', as well as Alexandre Desplat's music from the new film 'The Shape Of Water'.

Matthew Sweet looks at movies, music and monsters ahead of 'The Shape of Water'.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Matthew considers the monstrous films of Universal Studios from the 1930s onwards; the work of movie creature makes Ray Harryhausen, Phil Tippett and Rick Baker; and features music from films such as 'The Blob', 'The Mummy Returns', 'The Creature From The Black Lagoon', 'The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms', 'Gorgo', 'The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad', 'The Valley of Gwanji', 'Starship Troopers', 'Dragonslayer', 'American Werewolf in London', 'The Thing', and 'Alien', as well as Alexandre Desplat's music from the new film 'The Shape Of Water'.

Movie Tyrants20200919Matthew introduces a selection of music that underscores some of cinema's most tyrannical characters. The programme draws on music from Star Wars -Phantom Menace, You Only Live Twice, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Maleficent, The Hunger Games, V for Vendetta, Nineteen Eighty-Four, The Great Dictator, Man In The High Castle, Appassionata, Animal Farm, Novecento, The Last King of Scotland, Land of the Blind, and the Classic Score of the Week, Miklos Rozsa’s music for Quo Vadis.

Matthew Sweet with film music for the wicked.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Mr S Goes To Washington20170513Matthew Sweet presents a selection of film music with a political slant.

Matthew Sweet with a selection of film music inspired by the political world of Washington DC, in the week of the release of 'Miss Sloane' with a score by Max Richter.

The programme looks at some of the many films covering the Nixon era, but also looks back at the ways that Washington has been covered in American cinema from the time of Frank Capra's "Mr Smith Goes to Washington" through to films like "Wag The Dog", "Bulworth", "Advise and Consent", "Lincoln", "Clear and Present Danger" and "Enemy of the State". The Classic Score of the Week is David Shire's music for Francis Ford Coppola's "The Conversation".

Mr S Goes to Washington20170513Matthew Sweet presents a selection of film music with a political slant.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Music And Animation20180714Matthew Sweet with music for animation.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Music And British Animation20180714Matthew Sweet marks the 50th anniversary of Yellow Submarine.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Matthew Sweet considers music for British animation as the BFI mark the 50th anniversary of Yellow Submarine. The programme looks back on scores for some of the classic children's animation titles from the likes of Oliver Postgate and Ivor Wood including 'Bagpuss'; 'Ivor the Engine'; and 'Camberwick Green'; music for Jerry and Sylvia Anderson's 'Thunderbirds'; the 1954 'Animal Farm'; and 'Watership Down' and 'Yellow Submarine'. The programme also features music from Aardmann Animation features 'Chicken Run' and the recent 'Early Man'; as well as Raymond Briggs's 'Ethel and Earnest' and The Snowman'.

And on a similar theme, as Incredibles 2 reaches UK screens this week, there's a chance to hear some of Michael Giacchino's new score.

Matthew Sweet considers music for British animation as the BFI mark the 50th anniversary of Yellow Submarine. The programme looks back on scores for some of the classic children's animation titles from the likes of Oliver Postgate and Ivor Wood including 'Bagpuss'; 'Ivor the Engine'; and 'Camberwick Green'; music for Jerry and Sylvia Anderson's 'Thunderbirds'; the 1954 'Animal Farm'; and 'Watership Down' and 'Yellow Submarine'. The programme also features music from Aardmann Animation features 'Chicken Run' and the recent 'Early Man'; as well as Raymond Briggs's 'Ethel and Earnest' and The Snowman'.

And on a similar theme, as Incredibles 2 reaches UK screens this week, there's a chance to hear some of Michael Giacchino's new score.

Matthew Sweet marks the 50th anniversary of Yellow Submarine.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Music For Dragons20190202Composer John Powell discusses his music for How to Train Your Dragon

Series of programmes exploring film music

The film franchise is a major part of the modern cinematic world, and the role of the composer is a major contributory factor to the success of the franchise. Matthew Sweet looks back on music for some notable modern franchises and talks to composer John Powell about the way he approached scoring the Dreamworks franchise 'How To Train Your Dragon', the third of which - 'The Hidden World' - has just been launched.

The programme also features music by John Williams, Howard Shore and Brian Tyler.

Composer John Powell discusses his music for How To Train Your Dragon

Series of programmes exploring film music"

Music for Dragons20190202The film franchise is a major part of the modern cinematic world, and the role of the composer is a major contributory factor to the success of the franchise. Matthew Sweet looks back on music for some notable modern franchises and talks to composer John Powell about the way he approached scoring the Dreamworks franchise 'How To Train Your Dragon', the third of which - 'The Hidden World' - has just been launched.

The programme also features music by John Williams, Howard Shore and Brian Tyler.

Composer John Powell discusses his music for How To Train Your Dragon

Series of programmes exploring film music

Music for Stanley Kubrick20161001Matthew Sweet presents a selection of music featured in the films of Stanley Kubrick.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Mutants!20160521
Mutants!20160521Matthew Sweet introduces film music inspired by the idea of 'mutant' beings in the cinema.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Mychael Danna20200307Academy Award-winner Mychael Danna's scores include Life of Pi, Little Miss Sunshine, The Time Traveller's Wife, and Monsoon Wedding. His regular collaborators include directors Ang Lee, Atom Egoyan, and Mira Nair. He talks to Matthew about growing up in Toronto in the 70s, his love of India, the challenges of scoring animations and writing with his younger brother Jeff. Their new Pixar film Onward is released in the UK this weekend.

(Photo of Mychael Danna, credit: Tyler Curtis)

Matthew Sweet explores the world of film music

Series of programmes exploring film music

Nation20180127Matthew Sweet shares film music inspired by the theme of patriotism.
Nation20180127Matthew Sweet shares film music inspired by the theme of patriotism.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Neo-noir20171007Matthew Sweet with music for neo-noir film.

With Blade Runner 2049 hitting cinemas Matthew Sweet dons his trilby and gumshoes and prowls the mean streets to bring us music from some of the best neo-noir films around. He'll be hunting replicants in the rain-drenched neon of Los Angeles, snowbound in Fargo, spinning webs of lies with The Usual Suspects and caught in a tangled trail of corruption in Chinatown.

With Blade Runner 2049 hitting cinemas Matthew Sweet dons his trilby and gumshoes and prowls the mean streets to bring us music from some of the best neo-noir films around. He'll be hunting replicants in the rain-drenched neon of Los Angeles, snowbound in Fargo, spinning webs of lies with The Usual Suspects and caught in a tangled trail of corruption in Chinatown.

"

Neo-noir20171007Matthew Sweet with music for neo-noir film as Blade Runner 2049 hits cinemas.

Series of programmes exploring film music

New Year New Music - Experimenting With Music For Film20160102Matthew Sweet explores some of the experimental ventures in music for film.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Nitin Sawhney20171028Matthew Sweet interviews composer Nitin Sawhney, who has scored music for over 50 films.

Matthew Sweet interviews composer and musician Nitin Sawhney, who has scored music for over 50 films, including the new film "Breathe" directed by Andy Serkis, and music for TV including "Human Planet".

Clip from "Breathe" - Robin (ANDREW GARFIELD), Diana (CLAIRE FOY) and Dr Clement (STEPHEN MANGAN) the director of the Disability Research Foundation are visiting Teddy's (HUGH BONNEVILLE) workshop where he is working on a new version of the wheelchair. Writer William Nicholson. Director Andy Serkis.

Nitin Sawhney20171028Matthew Sweet interviews composer Nitin Sawhney, who has scored music for over 50 films.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Object of Desire20190928

With the screen adaptation of Donna Tartt’s novel ‘The Goldfinch’ just released, Matthew Sweet features some of Trevor Gorecki’s score plus music for films on the theme of covetousness. The programme includes an interview with the film’s composer, Trevor Gureckis, plus music for Indiana Jones, Jason and the Argonauts, The Silver Chalice, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, The Thomas Crown Affair, Woman In Gold, and the Classic Score of the Week - Adolph Deutsche’s music for The Maltese Falcon.

Matthew Sweet with music from the score for The Goldfinch.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Object Of Desire20190928With the screen adaptation of Donna Tartt’s novel ‘The Goldfinch’ just released, Matthew Sweet features some of Trevor Gorecki’s score plus music for films on the theme of covetousness. The programme includes an interview with the film’s composer, Trevor Gureckis, plus music for Indiana Jones, Jason and the Argonauts, The Silver Chalice, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, The Thomas Crown Affair, Woman In Gold, and the Classic Score of the Week - Adolph Deutsche’s music for The Maltese Falcon.

Matthew Sweet with music from the score for The Goldfinch.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Olympians20200822
Olympians20200822

'Rising Phoenix', a new documentary film charting the history of the Paralympic Games is launched this week with a new score by Daniel Pemberton. Matthew Sweet features some of this music and other soundtracks which have taken their inspiration from the history of the Olympics, at a time originally earmarked for the launch of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.

The programme includes music from ‘Clash of the Titans’, ‘The Giant of Marathon’, ‘The Games’, ‘Foxcatcher’, ‘Unbroken’, ‘Race’, ‘Munich’, ‘Visions of Eight’, ‘I Tonya’, ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’. The Classic Score of the Week is ..... (well what else could it be?) ........ Vangelis’s distinctive synth sounds for ‘Chariots of Fire’.

Matthew Sweet with film and film music inspired by Olympic athletes.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Olympians20200822'Rising Phoenix', a new documentary film charting the history of the Paralympic Games is launched this week with a new score by Daniel Pemberton. Matthew Sweet features some of this music and other soundtracks which have taken their inspiration from the history of the Olympics, at a time originally earmarked for the launch of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.

The programme includes music from ‘Clash of the Titans’, ‘The Giant of Marathon’, ‘The Games’, ‘Foxcatcher’, ‘Unbroken’, ‘Race’, ‘Munich’, ‘Visions of Eight’, ‘I Tonya’, ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’. The Classic Score of the Week is ..... (well what else could it be?) ........ Vangelis’s distinctive synth sounds for ‘Chariots of Fire’.

Matthew Sweet with film and film music inspired by Olympic athletes.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Oscar nominee Nicholas Britell20190209Matthew Sweet meets composer Nicholas Britell.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Pacifism20170128Matthew Sweet presents music for films with a pacifist theme.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Post War British Novelists20180519Matthew Sweet explores music for films inspired by contemporary British novelists.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Powell and Pressburger20160402
Powell and Pressburger20160402Matthew Sweet introduces music from the films of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Power20180120Matthew Sweet presents a selection of film music inspired by the theme of power, in particular the abuse of power, prompted by the release of Steven Spielberg's new film 'The Post'. Amongst Matthew's selection is music for 'Caligula'; 'The Last King of Scotland'; 'Paths of Glory'; 'A Few Good Men'; 'Compliance'; 'All The King's Men (2006)'; 'La Mani Sulla Citta' (Hands Over The City); 'The Insider' and 'Citizen Kane'. The programme also features part of John Williams's new score for 'The Post'.

Matthew Sweet with film music that underscore concepts of power.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Power20180120Matthew Sweet with film music that underscore concepts of power.

Matthew Sweet presents a selection of film music inspired by the theme of power, in particular the abuse of power, prompted by the release of Steven Spielberg's new film 'The Post'. Amongst Matthew's selection is music for 'Caligula'; 'The Last King of Scotland'; 'Paths of Glory'; 'A Few Good Men'; 'Compliance'; 'All The King's Men (2006)'; 'La Mani Sulla Citta' (Hands Over The City); 'The Insider' and 'Citizen Kane'. The programme also features part of John Williams's new score for 'The Post'.

Primal Scene20191005

Joker is the new Batman-themed film directed by Todd Philips, a movie which describes the rich psychological back-story of its lead character, played by Joaquin Phoenix. Matthew Sweet uses the major new release to step into the world of films which explain the actions or motivations of their lead characters through a serious psychological event in their past.

Producer: Paul Frankl

Matthew Sweet explores film plots with a highly revealing psychological back-story.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Primal Scene20191005Joker is the new Batman-themed film directed by Todd Philips, a movie which describes the rich psychological back-story of its lead character, played by Joaquin Phoenix. Matthew Sweet uses the major new release to step into the world of films which explain the actions or motivations of their lead characters through a serious psychological event in their past.

Producer: Paul Frankl

Matthew Sweet explores film plots with a highly revealing psychological back-story.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Race20160604
Race20160604Matthew Sweet introduces music for films dealing with the subject of racial prejudice.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Rags And Riches20160123Matthew Sweet with a selection of film music inspired by images of poverty and riches.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Rainer Werner Fassbinder20170401Matthew Sweet with music from the films of the German director Rainer Werner Fassbinder.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Rank20170408Matthew Sweet presents music for some of the films of Hull-born producer J Arthur Rank.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Reds and Beds20160206
Reds and Beds20160206Matthew Sweet presents a selection of film music inspired by ideas of McCarthyism.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Roald Dahl20160723
Roald Dahl20160723Matthew Sweet introduces film music inspired by the works of writer Roald Dahl.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Robin Hood20181124Cinema's consistent love affair with the Robin Hood legend spawns a new film this week, "Robin Hood", starring Taron Egerton in the title role and with music by Joseph Trapanese - another take on the timeless myth of the man who took from the rich to give to the poor. Matthew Sweet examines Robin Hood's screen history and looks at how screen composers have portayed the legend in music.

With music by John Barry, Geoffrey Burgon, Dorothy Carwithen and Korngold's Oscar winning score to the 1938 Errol Flynn classic.

Matthew Sweet rides through the glen with the film music of Robin Hood

Series of programmes exploring film music

Cinema's consistent love affair with the Robin Hood legend spawns a new film this week, "Robin Hood", starring Taron Egerton in the title role and with music by Joseph Trapanese - another take on the timeless myth of the man who took from the rich to give to the poor. Matthew Sweet examines Robin Hood's screen history and looks at how screen composers have portayed the legend in music.

With music by John Barry, Geoffrey Burgon, Dorothy Carwithen and Korngold's Oscar winning score to the 1938 Errol Flynn classic.

Matthew Sweet rides through the glen with the film music of Robin Hood

Series of programmes exploring film music

Cinema's consistent love affair with the Robin Hood legend spawns a new film this week, "Robin Hood", starring Taron Egerton in the title role and with music by Joseph Trapanese - another take on the timeless myth of the man who took from the rich to give to the poor. Matthew Sweet examines Robin Hood's screen history and looks at how screen composers have portrayed the legend in music.

Matthew Sweet with the film music of Robin Hood.

Rousseau's Forbidden Experiment20160116Matthew Sweet with music from films about people living outside of conventional society.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Sherlock Holmes20181229Conan Doyle's detective takes to the screens again this Christmas with a new comic film, "Holmes & Watson", with music by Mark Mothersbaugh. Matthew Sweet marks the event with a look back on some of the super-sleuth's celebrated film scores including "The Adventures OF Sherlock Holmes's Smarter Brother", "The Legend of the Hound of the Baskervilles", "Sherlock Holmes - A Game of Shadows", "Young Sherlock Holmes", "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes", "The Voice of Terror", "Sherlock", "Sherlock Holmes In New York", "They Might Be Giants", "Sherlock Holmes", "The Seven Per Cent Solution", "A Study In Terror", "The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes", "Mr Holmes", "Holmes & Watson".

Matthew Sweet with film music for the Victorian detective

Series of programmes exploring film music

Matthew Sweet with film music for the Victorian detective

Series of programmes exploring film music

Conan Doyle's detective takes to the screens again this Christmas with a new comic film, "Holmes & Watson", with music by Mark Mothersbaugh. Matthew Sweet marks the event with a look back on some of the super-sleuth's celebrated film scores including "The Adventures OF Sherlock Holmes's Smarter Brother", "The Legend of the Hound of the Baskervilles", "Sherlock Holmes - A Game of Shadows", "Young Sherlock Holmes", "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes", "The Voice of Terror", "Sherlock", "Sherlock Holmes In New York", "They Might Be Giants", "Sherlock Holmes", "The Seven Per Cent Solution", "A Study In Terror", "The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes", "Mr Holmes", "Holmes & Watson".

Smugglers20190126Matthew Sweet and cinematic smugglers

Series of programmes exploring film music

Son of God20160319
Son of God20160319Matthew Sweet with a programme of film music inspired by the life and times of Christ.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Soulmates20160312
Soulmates20160312Matthew Sweet introduces a selection of music from films featuring soulmates.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Sound Frontiers: 194620160924Matthew Sweet presents a selection of film music from the year 1946.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Sounds of Shakespeare: Shakespeare on the Screen20160423
Sounds of Shakespeare: Shakespeare on the Screen20160423Matthew Sweet joins the BBC Concert Orchestra for film music inspired by Shakespeare.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Sounds of Shakespeare: Shakespeare on the Screen2016042320160827 (R3)Matthew Sweet joins the BBC Concert Orchestra for film music inspired by Shakespeare.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Sourced From The Bard20170429Matthew Sweet with film music inspired by Shakespearean themes.

Matthew Sweet with a selection of music inspired by films that take inspiration from the works of Shakespeare in the week of the release of William Oldroyd's film "Lady Macbeth".

While the cinema has brought many famous adaptations of Shakespeare's plays to the screen, the story of The Bard's influence on film is far greater. Matthew Sweet presents a selection of soundtracks for films that have taken Shakespeare's stories as the source material for new plots - some quite literal, others a little more subtle. The programme features a Spaghetti Western versions of Hamlet, a submarine reworking of Romeo and Juliet, and a mediaeval Japanese take on King Lear.

Featured film scores include music for 'Theatre Of Blood', 'Chimes At Midnight', 'All Night Long', 'Forbidden Planet', 'Prospero's Books', 'McLintock!' and 'The Lion King'.

The Classic Score of the Week is the film soundtrack to Leonard Bernstein's 'West Side Story'.

Sourced from the Bard20170429Matthew Sweet with film music inspired by Shakespearean themes.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Space Opera20170805Matthew Sweet presents a selection of film music inspired by the space opera genre.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Spooky Children20190907Matthew Sweet turns his attention to music that underscores children in the horror genre.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Spooky Children20190907Matthew Sweet turns his attention to music that underscores children in the horror genre.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Star Makers20181006With the release of the new version of A Star Is Born with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, Matthew Sweet profiles music for films about stars in the making.

The programme features music from 'Venus In Fur', 'The Red Shoes', 'Svengali', 'The Artist', 'Maps To The Stars', 'Hail Caesar', 'Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool' and 'Ed Wood'; and he features music from the four different versions of 'A Star Is Born'. From 1937 with music by Max Steiner; the 1954 version with Judy Garland; the 1976 telling with Barbra Streisand; and this week's featured new release with Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga.

Matthew Sweet with film music and svengalis.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Matthew Sweet with film music and svengalis.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Team Spirit20180623Matthew Sweet with music from films about teamwork.

Series of programmes exploring film music

The "Sound" of Cinema20191130

Matthew's guest is the Hollywood Sound Designer Midge Costin (Con Air, The Rock, and Armageddon), director of the new documentary 'Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound', who discusses the story of sound in film and how the industry has been comparatively slow to acknowledge the significance of what we hear impacts the way we see. The programme outlines some of the key milestones in sound design alongside music from the films, Armageddon, Wings, King Kong, Citizen Kane, Spartacus, Apocalypse Now, Star Wars - A New Hope, Jurassic Park, A Star Is Born and Black Panther.

Matthew Sweet explores the world of film music

Series of programmes exploring film music

The "sound" Of Cinema20191130Matthew's guest is the Hollywood Sound Designer Midge Costin (Con Air, The Rock, and Armageddon), director of the new documentary 'Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound', who discusses the story of sound in film and how the industry has been comparatively slow to acknowledge the significance of what we hear impacts the way we see. The programme outlines some of the key milestones in sound design alongside music from the films, Armageddon, Wings, King Kong, Citizen Kane, Spartacus, Apocalypse Now, Star Wars - A New Hope, Jurassic Park, A Star Is Born and Black Panther.

Matthew Sweet explores the world of film music

Series of programmes exploring film music

The 1940 Oscars20180303

Matthew Sweet dusts off his tux and strolls back in time to the red carpet of the 1940 Oscars. It marked the year of The Wizard of Oz, Goodbye Mr Chips and Mr Smith Goes to Washington but it was Gone with the Wind that stole the show.

1939 had been a golden year for cinema. Among the scores and films that Matthew looks at are Erich Korngold's 'The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex'; Ferdinand Heinz Provost's 'Intermezzo'; Alfred Newman's 'Wuthering Heights'; Richard Addinsell's 'Goodbye Mr Chips'; Anthony Collin's 'Nurse Edith Cavell'; Aaron Copland's 'Of Mice And Men'; Max Steiner's 'Dark Victory'. 'Ninotchka'; 'Stagecoach'; 'The Wizard of Oz' and of course 'Gone With The Wind'.

The 1940 Oscars20180303Matthew Sweet dusts off his tux and strolls back in time to the red carpet of the 1940 Oscars. It marked the year of The Wizard of Oz, Goodbye Mr Chips and Mr Smith Goes to Washington but it was Gone with the Wind that stole the show.

1939 had been a golden year for cinema. Among the scores and films that Matthew looks at are Erich Korngold's 'The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex'; Ferdinand Heinz Provost's 'Intermezzo'; Alfred Newman's 'Wuthering Heights'; Richard Addinsell's 'Goodbye Mr Chips'; Anthony Collin's 'Nurse Edith Cavell'; Aaron Copland's 'Of Mice And Men'; Max Steiner's 'Dark Victory'. 'Ninotchka'; 'Stagecoach'; 'The Wizard of Oz' and of course 'Gone With The Wind'.

Matthew Sweet dusts off his tux and strolls the red carpet of the 1940 Oscars.

Series of programmes exploring film music

The 21st-Century Musical20170114Matthew Sweet presents a selection of music from 21st-century film musicals.

Series of programmes exploring film music

The American Civil War20160618
The American Civil War20160618Matthew Sweet introduces film music inspired by the American Civil War.

Series of programmes exploring film music

The Atom20200523Matthew features music for films which take their inspiration from mankind’s inconsistent relationship with the atom and nuclear energy. The programme is prompted by the release of the new documentary film ‘The Atom: A Love Affair’. Matthew looks at how cinema has adopted an often contradictory relationship with things atomic. He also takes this opportunity to look at writing music for documentaries with the new film’s composer Paul Honey.

The programme features music from the films ‘Radioactive’; ‘X - The Unknown’; ‘Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox’; ‘Superman IV - The Quest For Peace’; ‘Edge Of Darkness’; ‘Goldfinger’; ‘Radium Girls’; ‘ The China Syndrome’; ‘Silkwood’; ‘Grand Central’; ‘Chernobyl’ and ‘The Atom - A Love Affair’. The Classic Score of the Week Is Leonard Rosenman’s extraordinary music for the 1970 post-apocalyptic sci-fi movie, ‘Beneath The Planet of the Apes’.

Matthew Sweet on music and film.

Series of programmes exploring film music

The Atom20200523Matthew features music for films which take their inspiration from mankind’s inconsistent relationship with the atom and nuclear energy. The programme is prompted by the release of the new documentary film ‘The Atom: A Love Affair’. Matthew looks at how cinema has adopted an often contradictory relationship with things atomic. He also takes this opportunity to look at writing music for documentaries with the new film’s composer Paul Honey.

The programme features music from the films ‘Radioactive’; ‘X - The Unknown’; ‘Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox’; ‘Superman IV - The Quest For Peace’; ‘Edge Of Darkness’; ‘Goldfinger’; ‘Radium Girls’; ‘ The China Syndrome’; ‘Silkwood’; ‘Grand Central’; ‘Chernobyl’ and ‘The Atom - A Love Affair’. The Classic Score of the Week Is Leonard Rosenman’s extraordinary music for the 1970 post-apocalyptic sci-fi movie, ‘Beneath The Planet of the Apes’.

Matthew Sweet with music and film and things nuclear.

Series of programmes exploring film music

The Atom20200523Matthew Sweet with music and film and things nuclear.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Matthew Sweet on music and film.

The Berlin Wall20190615
The Berlin Wall20190615Matthew Sweet explores the world of film music.

Series of programmes exploring film music

The Comic Strip20200711Matthew Sweet on film music inspired by comic strips.

Series of programmes exploring film music

With the online release this week of ‘The Old Guard’, based on a 2017 comic book by Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernandez - and featuring a new score by Dustin O'Halloran and Volker Bertelmann - Matthew Sweet looks back at music for films across the decades that have taken their inspiration from comic strips and comic books; from Colonel Blimp and Modesty Blaise, The Addams Family and Flash Gordon, Peanuts and the girls of St Trinian’s to the modern fashion for superheroes.

The Comic Strip20200725With the 40th anniversary re-release of Mike Hodges’s Flash Gordon into cinemas at the end of the month, Matthew Sweet is joined by guitarist Brian May for a look back on the film's groundbreaking score composed by Howard Blake and Queen. Matthew also takes a timely look back across the decades at music for films that have taken their inspiration from comic strips and comic books. Featured films include 'Modesty Blaise', 'Dennis the Menace', 'Popeye', 'Addams Family Values', 'The Peanuts Movie', and 'The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp'; 'The Belles of St Trinians', 'Barbarella', 'The Perils of Gwendoline' and 'Tamara Drewe'; 'The Adventures of Tintin', 'Dick Tracy' and of course 'Flash Gordon'. The Classic Score of the week is Franz Waxman's music for the 1954 Arthurian inspired adventure epic, 'Prince Valiant'.

And the programme also includes music from the newly released video-on-demand feature, 'The Old Guard' - based on a 2017 comic book by Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernandez and featuring a new score by Dustin O'Halloran and Volker Bertelmann.

Matthew Sweet with film music inspired by comic strips.

Series of programmes exploring film music

The Con Artist20190511Matthew Sweet and music for film.

Series of programmes exploring film music

The Country House20190914

The big-screen version of Downton Abbey is released this week so the setting for today’s theme is the stately pile or country retreat - the des res much beloved by film makers. Featured music comes from 'The Duchess', 'Pride and Prejudice', 'Mansfield Park', 'The Shooting Party', 'The Remains of the Day', 'The Ruling Class', 'Skyfall', 'Rebecca', and 'Gosford Park. The Classic Score of the Week is Richard Addison's award winning music for the 1972 'Sleuth'.

Matthew's guest is 'Downton Abbey' composer John Lunn.

Matthew Sweet with film music to a theme.

Series of programmes exploring film music

The Country House20190914Matthew Sweet with film music to a theme.

Series of programmes exploring film music

The big-screen version of Downton Abbey is released this week so the setting for today’s theme is the stately pile or country retreat - the des res much beloved by film makers. Featured music comes from 'The Duchess', 'Pride and Prejudice', 'Mansfield Park', 'The Shooting Party', 'The Remains of the Day', 'The Ruling Class', 'Skyfall', 'Rebecca', and 'Gosford Park. The Classic Score of the Week is Richard Addison's award winning music for the 1972 'Sleuth'.

Matthew's guest is 'Downton Abbey' composer John Lunn.

The Disaster Movie20171021Matthew Sweet presents music for the Disaster Movie genre, featuring music by Lorne Balfe.

Matthew Sweet with music for films inspired by the Disaster Movie genre in the week of the release of "Geostorm" featuring music by Lorne Balfe.

An often ensemble cast, pitted against difficult odds, caught in the drama of overcoming cataclysmic events, the Disaster Movie has its antecedents in the pioneering days of cinema but it reached its peak in the 1970s. But as one of the latest examples of the genre, "Geostorm" has discovered, having finally been released after several years of post production and aborted publicity campaigns, the events of Disaster Movies have a unhappy knack of being pre-empted by real life.

The programme features music from "Meteor", "San Francisco", "The High and the Mighty", "Airport", "The Poseidon Adventure", "The Towering Inferno", "Airplane", "When Worlds Collide", "Krakatoa - East of Java", "Dante's Peak" and "Geostorm".

An often ensemble cast, pitted against difficult odds, caught in the drama of overcoming cataclysmic events, the Disaster Movie has its antecedents in the pioneering days of cinema but it reached its peak in the 1970s and 80s. But as one of the latest examples of the genre, "Geostorm" has discovered, having finally been released after several years of post production and aborted publicity campaigns, the events of Disaster Movies also have a unhappy knack of being pre-empted by real life.

An often ensemble cast, pitted against difficult odds, caught in the drama of overcoming cataclysmic events, the Disaster Movie has its antecedents in the pioneering days of cinema but it reached its peak in the 1970s and 80s. But as one of the latest examples of the genre, "Geostorm" has discovered, having finally been released after several years of post production and aborted publicity campaigns, the events of Disaster Movies also have a unhappy knack of being pre-empted by real life.

"

The Disaster Movie20171021Matthew Sweet showcases music inspired by disaster movies.

Series of programmes exploring film music

The Entertainer20160507
The Entertainer20160507Matthew Sweet introduces film music inspired by the idea of the entertainer.

Series of programmes exploring film music

The Eye20170325Matthew Sweet presents a selection of music for films exploring the subject of the eye.

Series of programmes exploring film music

The Family20170225Matthew Sweet with film music inspired by family matters.

Series of programmes exploring film music

The Female Gaze20200229With the release this week of the acclaimed 'Portrait of a Lady on Fire' with music by Jean-Baptiste Laubier, Matthew considers the impact of "the female gaze" on film- making. He foregrounds films and their associated music that in some way or other deliberately set out to examine the distinctive perspectives of the female viewer. Matthew is joined by the critic Pamela Hutchinson and features music to films such Greta Gerwig's 'Little Women', 'Thelma and Louise', 'Desperately Seeking Susan', 'The Night Porter, 'Wonder Women', 'The Devil Wears Prada', 'The Piano' and the Classic Score of the Week, music by Michel Legrand for Agnes Varda's 'Cleo from 5 to 7'. We also hear music form the Celine Sciamma's new film 'Portrait of a Lady on Fire'.

Matthew Sweet explores the world of film music.

Series of programmes exploring film music

The films of David Lean20190525

David Lean was one of Britain’s greatest and most influential film makers, directing epics such as ‘Lawrence of Arabia’, ‘The Bridge On The River Kwai’ and Doctor Zhivago’. Matthew Sweet reflects his work through the music for his films.

The programme makes reference to 'In Which We Serve', 'Bounty', 'Blithe Spirit', 'Brief Encounter', 'This Happy Breed', 'The Ghost Camera', 'Great Expectations', 'Oliver Twist', 'The Passionate Friends', 'Summertime', 'Madeleine', 'The Sound Barrier', 'Hobson's Choice', 'The Bridge On The River Kwai', 'Lawrence of Arabia', 'Doctor Zhivago', 'Ryan's Daughter' and 'Passage To India'.

Matthew Sweet explores the world of film music.

Series of programmes exploring film music

The films of David Lean2019052520200104 (R3)David Lean was one of Britain’s greatest and most influential film makers, directing epics such as ‘Lawrence of Arabia’, ‘The Bridge On The River Kwai’ and Doctor Zhivago’. Matthew Sweet reflects his work through the music for his films.

The programme makes reference to 'In Which We Serve', 'Bounty', 'Blithe Spirit', 'Brief Encounter', 'This Happy Breed', 'The Ghost Camera', 'Great Expectations', 'Oliver Twist', 'The Passionate Friends', 'Summertime', 'Madeleine', 'The Sound Barrier', 'Hobson's Choice', 'The Bridge On The River Kwai', 'Lawrence of Arabia', 'Doctor Zhivago', 'Ryan's Daughter' and 'Passage To India'.

Matthew Sweet explores the world of film music.

Series of programmes exploring film music

The Films Of David Lean2019052520200104 (R3)David Lean was one of Britain’s greatest and most influential film makers, directing epics such as ‘Lawrence of Arabia’, ‘The Bridge On The River Kwai’ and Doctor Zhivago’. Matthew Sweet reflects his work through the music for his films.

The programme makes reference to 'In Which We Serve', 'Bounty', 'Blithe Spirit', 'Brief Encounter', 'This Happy Breed', 'The Ghost Camera', 'Great Expectations', 'Oliver Twist', 'The Passionate Friends', 'Summertime', 'Madeleine', 'The Sound Barrier', 'Hobson's Choice', 'The Bridge On The River Kwai', 'Lawrence of Arabia', 'Doctor Zhivago', 'Ryan's Daughter' and 'Passage To India'.

Matthew Sweet explores the world of film music.

Series of programmes exploring film music

David Lean was one of Britain’s greatest and most influential film makers, directing epics such as ‘Lawrence of Arabia’, ‘The Bridge On The River Kwai’ and Doctor Zhivago’. Matthew Sweet reflects his work through the music for his films.

Matthew Sweet explores the world of film music.

The Judgement of Solomon20161105Matthew Sweet introduces film music on the theme of parent/child relationships.

Series of programmes exploring film music

The Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name20170729Matthew Sweet on film and music for hidden gay cinema.

Matthew Sweet with a Sound of Cinema for Gay Britannia exploring homosexual presence and portrayal in British and American movies prior to the UK Sexual Offences Act of 1967 and its partially decriminalisation. Among the films and scores that Matthew features are The Maltese Falcon, Rebel Without A Cause, Rope, Spartacus and Ben-Hur.

The Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name20170729Matthew Sweet on film and music for hidden gay cinema.

Series of programmes exploring film music

The MGM Musical20191221

As the nationwide BFI Musicals season continues Matthew Sweet celebrates the all-singing, all-dancing world of MGM musicals on film. Featuring Judy Garland, Gene Kelly and Howard Keel in music from Easter Parade, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Show Boat, An American in Paris, and our classic score of the week Singin' in the Rain.

Image © Warner Bros. Ent. All rights reserved. Singin’ in the Rain is showing in selected cinemas as part of the BFI Musicals season.

Matthew Sweet celebrates the world of MGM musicals on film.

Series of programmes exploring film music

The Mgm Musical20191221Matthew Sweet celebrates the world of MGM musicals on film.

Series of programmes exploring film music

The Modern Prometheus20160903Matthew Sweet introduces a selection of film music inspired by the Frankenstein story.

Series of programmes exploring film music

The Moon20170218Matthew Sweet presents a sequence of film music inspired by the moon.

Series of programmes exploring film music

The Muse20180203Matthew Sweet with film music on the concept of the muse reflecting a theme of this week's new release, 'Phantom Thread' with a new Oscar nominated score by Jonny Greenwood.

The programme also features music from the 1947 Rita Heyworth musical 'Down To Earth'; 'Shakespeare In Love'; 'The Invisible Woman'; 'The Girl With A Pearl Earring'; 'La Belle Noiseuse'; 'Surviving Picasso'; Carl Dreyer's 1927 'Michael'; 'Taxi Driver'; 'Broken Blossoms'; 'La Notte'; 'Pulp Fiction'; Elton John's music for 'The Muse'; and the Classic Score of the Week, Dmitri Tiomkin's 'Dial M for Murder'.

Matthew Sweet with film music on the concept of the muse.

Series of programmes exploring film music

The programme also features music from the 1947 Rita Heyworth musical 'Down To Earth'; 'Shakespeare In Love'; 'The Invisible Woman'; 'The Girl With A Pearl Earring'; 'La Belle Noiseuse'; 'Surviving Picasso'; Carl Dreyer's 1927 'Michael'; 'Taxi Driver'; 'Broken Blossoms'; 'La Notte'; 'Pulp Fiction'; Elton John's music for 'The Muse'; and the Classic Score of the Week, Dmitri Tiomkin's 'Dial M for Murder'.

The Music of Georges Delerue20160702
The Music of Georges Delerue20160702Matthew Sweet reflects on the film music of French composer Georges Delerue.

Series of programmes exploring film music

The Mysterious East (of London)20170902Matthew Sweet with film music inspired by London's historic East End.

Matthew Sweet with film music inspired by London's historic East End.

Matthew Sweet with a film music inspired by London's historic East End, prompted by the release of "The Limehouse Golem" which features a new score by Johan Soderqvist. The film, by Juan Carlos Medina, stars Bill Nighy as a Victorian detective, troubled by a case of bizarre and perplexing murder. The plot is inspired by the novel of the same name by Peter Ackroyd.

Matthew focuses on the more colourful aspects of East London - as has appealed to film makers - of Charles Dickens, Opium Dens, Jack the Ripper and the Krays.
Featured films include "Oliver"; "From Hell"; "Time After Time"; "The Verdict"; "Broken Blossoms"; "It Always Rains on Sundays"; "Sparrows Can't Sing"; "Legend"; "Eastern Promises" and "The Long Good Friday".

Matthew Sweet with a film music inspired by London's historic East End, prompted by the release of "The Limehouse Golem" which features a new score by Johan Soderqvist. The film, by Juan Carlos Medina, stars Bill Nighy as a Victorian detective, troubled by a case of bizarre and perplexing murder. The plot is inspired by the novel of the same name by Peter Ackroyd.

Matthew focuses on the more colourful aspects of East London - as has appealed to film makers - of Charles Dickens, Opium Dens, Jack the Ripper and the Krays.
Featured films include "Oliver"; "From Hell"; "Time After Time"; "The Verdict"; "Broken Blossoms"; "It Always Rains on Sundays"; "Sparrows Can't Sing"; "Legend"; "Eastern Promises" and "The Long Good Friday".

The Mysterious East (of London)20170902Matthew Sweet with film music inspired by London's historic East End.

Series of programmes exploring film music

The Oscars20200208In the weekend of the Academy Awards Matthew Sweet looks at some wonderful film scores over the decades that somehow failed to pick up an Oscar despite their greatness. The programme includes music from Erich von Korngold, Bernard Herrmann, Max Steiner, Leonard Bernstein, Henry Mancini, Nino Rota, Richard Rodney Bennett, John Corigliano, John Williams, James Horner, Philip Glass and Mica Levi. The programme also features music from the nominees for the Best Music Score category at this year's Academy Awards.

Matthew Sweet explores the world of film music.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Matthew Sweet explores the world of film music.

The Raj20170304Matthew Sweet with film music inspired by the British Raj.

Series of programmes exploring film music

The screen music of Barry Gray20200627Jamie 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’.

Matthew Sweet on music and film

Series of programmes exploring film music

The screen music of Barry Gray20200627Jamie 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’.

Matthew Sweet on the composer of Thunderbirds.

Series of programmes exploring film music

The screen music of Barry Gray20200627Matthew Sweet on music and film

Series of programmes exploring film music

The screen music of Barry Gray20200627Matthew Sweet on the composer of Thunderbirds.

Series of programmes exploring film music

The 'sound' Of Cinema20191130Matthew's guest is the Hollywood sound designer Midge Costin (Air Con, The Rock, and Armageddon), director of the new documentary 'Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound', who discusses the story of sound in film and how the industry has been comparatively slow to acknowledge the significance that what we hear impacts the way we see. The programme outlines some of the key milestones in sound design alongside music from those films, including King Kong, Citizen Kane, Spartacus, Apocalypse Now, Star Wars and A Star Is Born.

Matthew Sweet talks to Hollywood sound designer, Midge Costin.

Series of programmes exploring film music

The Sound Of Gothic20180818Matthew Sweet revels in the film music of the Gothic.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Matthew Sweet in conversation with Matthew Foley, explores Gothic film music in a programme recorded with the BBC Philharmonic and conductor Jinathan Lo at the International Gothic Association's annual conference in Manchester. The programme features music from the 1922 silent classic 'Nosferatu' up to last year's Oscar winner, 'The Shape of Water'.

Matthew Sweet in conversation with Matthew Foley, explores Gothic film music in a programme recorded with the BBC Philharmonic and conductor Jonathan Lo at the International Gothic Association's annual conference at the Stoller Hall, in Manchester. The programme features music from the 1922 silent classic 'Nosferatu - A Symphony of Horrors', James Bernard's 'Taste the Blood of Dracula', Marc Shaiman's 'Addams Family Values', and brings things up to date with last year's Oscar winner, Alexandre Desplat's score for 'The Shape of Water'.

The Spaghetti Western20190810Matthew Sweet looks at the history of the Italian-made western through its music.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Matthew Sweet looks at the history of the Italian-made western through its music.

The Spaghetti Western20190810Matthew Sweet looks at the history of the Italian-made western through its music.

Series of programmes exploring film music

The State And The Individual20180526Matthew Sweet with music for films which find women disguised as men.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Matthew Sweet with music for films which employ a common theatrical device often used to explore ideas about gender politics - where a woman appears disguised as a man. This programme comes in the week of the release of The Breadwinner, the acclaimed new film about 11-year-old Parvana who lives under the harsh Taliban rule of early 21st-century Afghanistan, and which features a new score by Jeff and Mychael Danna.

Matthew Sweet with music for films that employ a common theatrical device often used to explore ideas about gender politics - where a woman appears disguised as a man. This programme comes in the week of the release of The Breadwinner, the acclaimed new film about 11 year old Parvana who lives under the harsh Taliban rule of early Twenty-First Century Afghanistan, and which features a new score by Jeff and Mychael Danna.

The Twilight Zone20190518

Roxann Dawson's new film "Breakthrough", with a score by Marcelo Zarvos, is the featured new release and puts Matthew in mind of films that explore the mysterious realm between life and death.

The programme features music from Danny Elfman, John Williams, Joseph Bishara, Alexandre Desplat, Michael Giacchino, Hans Zimmer, Maurice Jarre, Delia Derbyshire, Georges Auric, James Newton Howard and Nick Glennie-Smith. The Classic Score of the Week is John Corigliano's music for the 1980 Ken Russell film, 'Altered States'.

Matthew Sweet explores the world of film music.

Series of programmes exploring film music

The Twilight Zone20190518Roxann Dawson's new film "Breakthrough", with a score by Marcelo Zarvos, is the featured new release and puts Matthew in mind of films that explore the mysterious realm between life and death.

The programme features music from Danny Elfman, John Williams, Joseph Bishara, Alexandre Desplat, Michael Giacchino, Hans Zimmer, Maurice Jarre, Delia Derbyshire, Georges Auric, James Newton Howard and Nick Glennie-Smith. The Classic Score of the Week is John Corigliano's music for the 1980 Ken Russell film, 'Altered States'.

Matthew Sweet explores the world of film music.

Series of programmes exploring film music

The Unreliable Narrator20200321Hirokazu Kore-eda's film 'The Truth' appeared this week, it stars Catherine Deneuve, Juliet Binoche and Ethan Hawke with a new score by Alexi Aigui. That much is fact. Matthew Sweet features music for films that explore the notion that sometimes the stories we are presented with are very far from the truth.

Music in the programme is taken from the films ‘The Innocents’, ‘The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari’, ‘Gone Girl’, ‘The Girl On The Train’, ‘Rashamon’, ‘The Lone Ranger’, ‘Amarcord’, ‘Detour’, ‘Possessed’, ‘Stage Fright’, ‘Memento’, ‘Notes On A Scandal’ and ‘American Psycho’. Plus, of course, music from the new film.

Matthew Sweet explores the world of film through its music.

Series of programmes exploring film music

The Yellow Star20160430
The Yellow Star20160430Matthew Sweet presents music from films set in and after the Holocaust.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Their Finest Hour20170422Matthew Sweet presents a selection of film music reflecting 'the wartime spirit'.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Things Are Not What They Seem...20190323A selection of great film music conveying hidden menace.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Treasure Hunt20170204Matthew Sweet with film music inspired by classic stories of secret maps and lost treasure

Series of programmes exploring film music

Trouble on the Streets20170826Matthew Sweet with music from films evoking urban chaos and trouble on the streets.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Up North!20181103Matthew Sweet presents film music with a northern flavour.

Series of programmes exploring film music

'very Like A Whale'20180811Matthew Sweet with film music inspired by sea creatures.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Victoria20170916Matthew Sweet looks at representations of Queen Victoria in film.

Matthew Sweet looks at representations of Queen Victoria in film with a programme of film music inspired by the release of "Victoria and Abdul" featuring a new score by Thomas Newman.

The programme marks the reverent and the irreverent on film, about a monarch whose reign saw the advent of cinema and whose Diamond Jubilee in 1897 was one of the first events to receive the multi-camera treatment. Featured music include scores for "Elizabeth in London"; "Assassin's Creed Syndicate"; "Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists"; "Mr Turner"; "From Hell"; "The Wrong Box"; "The Man Who Would Be Queen"; "The Life Of Vickie"; "Young Victoria" and "Mrs Brown". The Classic Score of the Week is Anthony Collins's "The Great Victoria".

Victoria20170916Matthew Sweet looks at representations of Queen Victoria in film.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Video Game Music20181027Matthew Sweet presents a special programme from the current "Video Games: Design/Play/Disrupt" exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London exploring the nature and function of modern video gaming music.

Matthew is joined by curator Kristian Volsing and composer and gaming expert Stephen Baysted ("ProjectCARS; "World Of Speed"; Need For Speed: Shift") to discover more about composing music for the medium, the function of music in games, and the current state of gaming itself. Including:

Journey (Austin Wintory)
The Last of Us (Gustavo Santaolalla)
No Man's Sky (65DaysofStatic)
Overwatch (Derek Duke/Neal Acree)
Assassins Creed III, SimsAnimals (Winifred Phillips)
Zelda (Koji Kondo)
Cuphead (Kristofer Maddigan)
Red Dead Redemption (Woody Jackson)

The nature of video game music with Matthew Sweet

Series of programmes exploring film music

The nature of video game music with Matthew Sweet

Series of programmes exploring film music

Matthew Sweet presents a special programme from the current "Video Games: Design/Play/Disrupt" exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London exploring the nature and function of modern video gaming music.

Matthew is joined by curator Kristian Volsing and composer and gaming expert Stephen Baysted ("ProjectCARS; "World Of Speed"; Need For Speed: Shift") to discover more about composing music for the medium, the function of music in games, and the current state of gaming itself. Including:

Journey (Austin Wintory)
The Last of Us (Gustavo Santaolalla)
No Man's Sky (65DaysofStatic)
Overwatch (Derek Duke/Neal Acree)
Assassins Creed III, SimsAnimals (Winifred Phillips)
Zelda (Koji Kondo)
Cuphead (Kristofer Maddigan)
Red Dead Redemption (Woody Jackson)

Video Game Music: Lines, Loops and Layers20190302

Exactly how do you set about composing music for a video game? As part of Radio 3 and 6Music's exploration of video game music - "High Scores" - Matthew Sweet visits the studio of composer Stephen Baysted, who is presently engaged with major Hollywood gaming franchise - to discover some of the unique composing techniques that the medium demands.

Matthew also features a selection of music from some ear-grabbing contemporary gaming scores including those for the remarkably popular Final Fantasy, God of War, Assassin's Creed, Civilisation, Skyrim, and Call of Duty franchises.

Matthew Sweet\u2019s occasional foray into gaming music.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Video Game Music: Lines, Loops And Layers20190302Exactly how do you set about composing music for a video game? As part of Radio 3 and 6Music's exploration of video game music - "High Scores" - Matthew Sweet visits the studio of composer Stephen Baysted, who is presently engaged with major Hollywood gaming franchise - to discover some of the unique composing techniques that the medium demands.

Matthew also features a selection of music from some ear-grabbing contemporary gaming scores including those for the remarkably popular Final Fantasy, God of War, Assassin's Creed, Civilisation, Skyrim, and Call of Duty franchises.

Matthew Sweet's occasional foray into gaming music.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Vigilante20190223Matthew Sweet on vigilante films.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Weird Westerns20200314Matthew Sweet takes his cue from the UK release of Juliano Dornelles's and Kleber Mendonca Filho's award winning film 'Bacurau', with music by Mateus Alves and Tomaz Alves Souza, for an examination of the strange world of the 'Weird Western' and the music written for it. Weird Westerns combine the traditional cowboy film with elements of fantasy, science fiction or horror, and amongst his selection Matthew includes music for 'The Valley of Gwanji', 'Cowboys and Aliens', ''Westworld', 'Wild Wild West', 'High Plains Drifter', 'Rango', 'El Topo', 'Ravenous', 'Bone Tomahawk', and 'Bacarau'.

Matthew Sweet with a themed selection of music for film.

Series of programmes exploring film music

What's The Big Idea?20180505Matthew Sweet look at music for films with an overt or subliminal philosophical subtext, in the week of the release of "The Young Karl Marx" which features a new score by Alexei Aigui.

Films and scores included in the programme are "Socrates"; "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure"; "Il Conformista"; "Hollow Man"; "Total Recall"; "Rashomon"; "I Heart Huckabees"; "Interstellar"; "The Mission"; "La Chinoise"; "Week-End" and "Synecdoche New York".

The Classic Score of the Week is Mikis Theodorakis's music for "Z".

Matthew Sweet with music for films with a philosophical aspect.

Series of programmes exploring film music

What's The Big Idea?20180505Matthew Sweet with music for films with a subtext.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Matthew Sweet with music for films with a philosophical aspect.

Matthew Sweet look at music for films with an overt or subliminal philosophical subtext, in the week of the release of "The Young Karl Marx" which features a new score by Alexei Aigui.

Films and scores included in the programme are "Socrates"; "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure"; "Il Conformista"; "Hollow Man"; "Total Recall"; "Rashomon"; "I Heart Huckabees"; "Interstellar"; "The Mission"; "La Chinoise"; "Week-End" and "Synecdoche New York".

The Classic Score of the Week is Mikis Theodorakis's music for "Z".

Whodunnit?20171104Matthew Sweet looks at music for whodunnits in the week of Murder On The Orient Express.

Matthew Sweet explores the whodunnit genre with a varied line-up of suspicious looking film scores in the week of the release of the new version of Agatha Christie's classic "Murder On The Orient Express".

The original Orient Express boasted a much loved classic score by Richard Rodney Bennett. The new film, with a starry ensemble cast and directed by Kenneth Branagh, has music by Branagh's regular musical collaborator, Patrick Doyle.

The programme also features music from "Death On The Nile"; "Evil Under The Sun"; "Le Grand Alibi" "8 Women"; "Gosford Park"; "The Draughtsman's Contract"; "Sleuth"; "Clue" and "Murder on the Orient Express".

Whodunnit?20171104Matthew Sweet looks at music for whodunnits in the week of Murder On The Orient Express.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Why Music? The Key To Memory20171014Matthew Sweet with pianist Neil Brand on how memory works in film.

Live from Wellcome Collection as part of Why Music? The Key to Memory, a weekend of events, concerts and discussions exploring music's unique capacity to be remembered.

Matthew Sweet is joined by pianist and film music authority Neil Brand for a live programme exploring the importance of memory on the working of music for film. Matthew and Neil discuss and illustrate how musical recollection informs a viewer's reading of a film; how it can heighten emotional response; how at times it can even suggest psychological depths to narrative and character that run counter to our perception of the image.

They explore the 'Casablanca' effect and consider the interesting and novel ways in which our received or instinctive repertory of musical sounds, offers a collective cultural reference with the ability to evoke mood, setting, empathy and humour.

They explore the 'Casablanca' effect and consider the interesting and novel ways in which our received or instinctive repertory of musical sounds, offers a collective cultural reference with the ability to evoke mood, setting, empathy and humour.

"

Why Music? The Key to Memory20171014Matthew Sweet with pianist Neil Brand on how memory works in film.

Series of programmes exploring film music

William Alwyn20170211Matthew Sweet looks back on the film music career of composer William Alwyn.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Women At War20161126Matthew Sweet presents a selection of film music on the theme of women at war.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Women Super Heroes20190309Matthew Sweet with film music for female super heroes.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Matthew Sweet considers music for the female super hero and talks exclusively to composer Pinar Toprak who's written the score for the much anticipated new Captain Marvel film, released this weekend to coincide with International Women's Day.
Featuring music from Wonder Woman, Cat Woman, Super Girl, X Men, The Avengers, and The Fantastic Four, plus a rallying cry for equal pay from Bat Girl in 1972.

Film music for the female super hero, with Matthew Sweet.

Matthew Sweet considers music for the female super hero and talks exclusively to composer Pinar Toprak who's written the score for the much anticipated new Captain Marvel film, released this weekend to coincide with International Women's Day.
Featuring music from Wonder Woman, Cat Woman, Super Girl, X Men, The Avengers, and The Fantastic Four, plus a rallying cry for equal pay from Bat Girl in 1972.

'You've Never Had It So Good'20190720

A look back on cinematic depictions of 1950's Britain through film music with Matthew Sweet, marking the release this week of 'Tell It To The Bees' - Annabel Jankel's drama set in 1950's Scotland, with music by Claire M Singer.

How should we regard Britain in the 1950's? Matthew Sweet profiles the decade through some of the film music of the time and takes a "rear view mirror" look, courtesy of some more recent films set in the period, which saw the nation transition from post-war austerity into the Swinging Sixties.

Music featured in the programme is taken from the films 'The Happiest Days of Your Life'; 'Doctor In the House'; 'A Kid For Two Farthings'; 'Night And The City'; 'Room At The Top'; 'Night Of The Demon'; 'The Colditz Story'; 'Queen And Country'; 'Wish You Were Here'; 'The Long Day Closes'; and 'Phantom Thread'. The programme also features music from this week's featured new release 'Tell It To the Bees'.

Matthew Sweet explores the world of film music.

Series of programmes exploring film music

'you've Never Had It So Good'20190720A look back on cinematic depictions of 1950's Britain through film music with Matthew Sweet, marking the release this week of 'Tell It To The Bees' - Annabel Jankel's drama set in 1950's Scotland, with music by Claire M Singer.

How should we regard Britain in the 1950's? Matthew Sweet profiles the decade through some of the film music of the time and takes a "rear view mirror" look, courtesy of some more recent films set in the period, which saw the nation transition from post-war austerity into the Swinging Sixties.

Music featured in the programme is taken from the films 'The Happiest Days of Your Life'; 'Doctor In the House'; 'A Kid For Two Farthings'; 'Night And The City'; 'Room At The Top'; 'Night Of The Demon'; 'The Colditz Story'; 'Queen And Country'; 'Wish You Were Here'; 'The Long Day Closes'; and 'Phantom Thread'. The programme also features music from this week's featured new release 'Tell It To the Bees'.

Matthew Sweet explores the world of film music.

Series of programmes exploring film music

A look back on cinematic depictions of 1950's Britain through film music with Matthew Sweet, marking the release this week of 'Tell It To The Bees' - Annabel Jankel's drama set in 1950's Scotland, with music by Claire M Singer.

How should we regard Britain in the 1950's? Matthew Sweet profiles the decade through some of the film music of the time and takes a "rear view mirror" look, courtesy of some more recent films set in the period, which saw the nation transition from post-war austerity into the Swinging Sixties.

Matthew Sweet explores the world of film music.

Zbigniew Preisner20201003Zbigniew Preisner first came to international attention through his collaboration with the great Polish director Krzysztof Kieslowski, for films such as the Deklog series, The Double Life of Veronique and the critically acclaimed Three Colours Trilogy. Matthew discusses Preisner’s work with Kieslowski and the vast body of music he’s produced for international cinema since the director’s death in 1990.

Matthew Sweet meets Polish composer Zbigniew Preisner.

Series of programmes exploring film music

01Jerry Goldsmith 1/220150221

Matthew Sweet is joined by conductor Robert Ziegler in the first of two programmes reflecting on the scores of one of the great figures of film music - Jerry Goldsmith.

The Classic Score of the Week is Goldsmith's score for the 1976 film "The Omen", and there's also music from Goldsmith's scores to "Lonely are the brave", "Patton", "Chinatown", "Freud", "Planet of the Apes" and "Poltergeist".

The Classic Score of the Week is Goldsmith's score for the 1976 film ""The Omen"", and there's also music from Goldsmith's scores to ""Lonely are the brave"", ""Patton"", ""Chinatown"", ""Freud"", ""Planet of the Apes"" and ""Poltergeist"".

01Part 120140809

Matthew Sweet presents the first of two programmes exploring the rich art and dolce vita of the Italian film composer Nino Rota. Matthew is joined by Richard Dyer, Professor of Film Studies at Kings College London, who's the author of a study of Rota called "Music, Film and Feeling".

In today's programme Matthew and Richard take a general overview of Rota's extensive output, including the scores for "The Godfather", "War & Peace", "Rocco and his brothers", "Purple Noon", "Treno Populare", "The Glass Mountain" - and the Classic Score of the Week, Zeffirelli's "Romeo and Juliet".

Matthew Sweet presents the first of two programmes exploring the rich art and dolce vita of the Italian film composer Nino Rota. Matthew is joined by Richard Dyer, Professor of Film Studies at Kings College London, who's the author of a study of Rota called ""Music, Film and Feeling"".

In today's programme Matthew and Richard take a general overview of Rota's extensive output, including the scores for ""The Godfather"", ""War and Peace"", ""Rocco and his brothers"", ""Purple Noon"", ""Treno Populare"", ""The Glass Mountain"" - and the Classic Score of the Week, Zeffirelli's ""Romeo and Juliet"".

In today's programme Matthew and Richard take a general overview of Rota's extensive output, including the scores for ""The Godfather"", ""War & Peace"", ""Rocco and his brothers"", ""Purple Noon"", ""Treno Populare"", ""The Glass Mountain"" - and the Classic Score of the Week, Zeffirelli's ""Romeo and Juliet"".

01Part 120150411Matthew Sweet presents the first of two programmes of music from classic and modern Westerns, including scores by Dimitri Tiomkin, Elmer Bernstein and Ennio Morricone. Classic score of the week is Tiomkin's "High Noon".

Matthew Sweet presents the first of two programmes of music from classic and modern Westerns, including scores by Dimitri Tiomkin, Elmer Bernstein and Ennio Morricone. Classic score of the week is Tiomkin's ""High Noon"".

Matthew Sweet presents the first of two programmes of music from classic and modern Westerns, including scores by Dimitri Tiomkin, Elmer Bernstein and Ennio Morricone. Classic score of the week is Tiomkin's ""High Noon"".

01Part 120161224Matthew Sweet and Neil Brand look back on the Golden Age of the cinema and five film scores in which composers rethought the nature of the genre.

01Post War British Novelists20180519Matthew Sweet explores music for films inspired by contemporary British novelists.

Series of programmes exploring film music

01The Wicker Man20130928Matthew Sweet presents the first of a weekly series of programmes celebrating film music, and with the re-release of Robin Hardy's The Wicker Man there's a heady mix about life in the British countryside in today's selection.

Friday 27th September sees the re-release of Robin Hardy's cult British film The Wicker Man. On the occasion of its fortieth anniversary, Matthew Sweet looks back at the film's imaginative score - which Christopher Lee described as being some of the best music he's heard in a film - and takes it as a springboard to explore film music which evokes the uneasy and sometimes sinister side of British rural life, as portrayed in the music for the screen.

Featured scores include Sir Gawain and the Green Knight from 1973 with music by Ron Goodwin; Witchfinder General from 1968 with music by Paul Ferris; James Bernard's music for the 1957 Hound of the Baskervilles; Erich Korngold's music for The Adventures of Robin Hood; William Walton's music for Went The Day Well; Marc Wilkinson's score for Blood On Satan's Claw; Ilan Eshkeri's Stardust; Patrick Doyle's music for Brave; and Jim Williams's music for the 2013 film A Field in England.

Matthew Sweet presents the first of a weekly series of programmes celebrating film music, and with the re-release of Robin Hardy's The Wicker Man there's a heady mix about life in the British countryside in today's selection.

Friday 27th September sees the re-release of Robin Hardy's cult British film The Wicker Man. On the occasion of its fortieth anniversary, Matthew Sweet looks back at the film's imaginative score - which Christopher Lee described as being some of the best music he's heard in a film - and takes it as a springboard to explore film music which evokes the uneasy and sometimes sinister side of British rural life, as portrayed in the music for the screen.

Featured scores include Sir Gawain and the Green Knight from 1973 with music by Ron Goodwin; Witchfinder General from 1968 with music by Paul Ferris; James Bernard's music for the 1957 Hound of the Baskervilles; Erich Korngold's music for The Adventures of Robin Hood; William Walton's music for Went The Day Well; Marc Wilkinson's score for Blood On Satan's Claw; Ilan Eshkeri's Stardust; Patrick Doyle's music for Brave; and Jim Williams's music for the 2013 film A Field in England.

02Part 220140816

Matthew Sweet presents the second of two programmes exploring the rich art and dolce vita of the Italian film composer Nino Rota. Matthew is joined by Richard Dyer, Professor of Film Studies at Kings College London, who's the author of a study of Rota called "Music, Film and Feeling".

In today's programme Matthew and Richard look at the special relationship between Rota and fellow Italian film director Federico Fellini, which spawned movies such as "Casanova", "Eight & a Half", "The White Sheik", "La Strada" and "Amarcord" - and the Classic Score of the Week, Fellini's "La Dolce Vita".

Matthew Sweet presents the second of two programmes exploring the rich art and dolce vita of the Italian film composer Nino Rota. Matthew is joined by Richard Dyer, Professor of Film Studies at Kings College London, who's the author of a study of Rota called ""Music, Film and Feeling"".

In today's programme Matthew and Richard look at the special relationship between Rota and fellow Italian film director Federico Fellini, which spawned movies such as ""Casanova"", ""Eight and a Half"", ""The White Sheik"", ""La Strada"" and ""Amarcord"" - and the Classic Score of the Week, Fellini's ""La Dolce Vita"".

In today's programme Matthew and Richard look at the special relationship between Rota and fellow Italian film director Federico Fellini, which spawned movies such as ""Casanova"", ""Eight & a Half"", ""The White Sheik"", ""La Strada"" and ""Amarcord"" - and the Classic Score of the Week, Fellini's ""La Dolce Vita"".

Matthew Sweet presents the second of two programmes exploring the rich art and dolce vita of the Italian film composer Nino Rota. Matthew is joined by Richard Dyer, Professor of Film Studies at Kings College London, who's the author of a study of Rota called ""Music, Film and Feeling"".

02Part 220150228Matthew Sweet is joined by conductor Robert Ziegler in the second of their two programmes profiling the film music of Jerry Goldsmith - the Classic Score of the Week is modern classic, the 1999 "Star Trek - The Motion Picture". The programme also includes music from Goldsmith's scores for "Twilight Zone - the movie", "Alien", "Total Recall", "Logan's Run", "Basic Instinct" and "Gremlins".

Matthew Sweet is joined by conductor Robert Ziegler in the second of their two programmes profiling the film music of Jerry Goldsmith - the Classic Score of the Week is modern classic, the 1999 ""Star Trek - The Motion Picture"". The programme also includes music from Goldsmith's scores for ""Twilight Zone - the movie"", ""Alien"", ""Total Recall"", ""Logan's Run"", ""Basic Instinct"" and ""Gremlins"".

02Part 220150418Matthew Sweet presents the first of two programmes of music from classic and modern Westerns, including scores by Dimitri Tiomkin, Elmer Bernstein and Ennio Morricone. Classic score of the week is Tiomkin's ""High Noon"".
02Part 220161231Matthew Sweet and Neil Brand with the second of two programmes charting scores in which composers brought new ideas to the world of film music.

In today's programme they look at scores from the late 60s to the present and feature music by John Barry; Michel Legrand; John Williams; Jerry Goldsmith; John Carpenter; Danny Elfman; Thomas Newman; Hans Zimmer and Johann Johannsson.

Matthew Sweet and Neil Brand with the second of two programmes charting scores in which composers brought new ideas to the world of film music.

12Imprisoned20140104

This week's featured release is ""Mandela:The Long Walk to Freedom"", Matthew Sweet features the new score by Alex Heffes and looks at music inspired by other films about prisoners.

This week's featured release is "Mandela:The Long Walk to Freedom", Matthew Sweet features the new score by Alex Heffes and looks at music inspired by other films about prisoners.

This week's featured release is ""Mandela:The Long Walk to Freedom"", Matthew Sweet features the new score by Alex Heffes and looks at music inspired by other films about prisoners.

13Filthy Lucre20140118

Matthew Sweet introduces film scores on the subject of money by Max Steiner, Dmitri Tiomkin and others and profiles the music for the new cinema release from Martin Scorsese, "The Wolf of Wall Street".

The featured film composer is Elmer Bernstein and the Classic Score of Week: Ennio Morricone's "The Good, The Bad and the Ugly".

Matthew Sweet introduces film scores on the subject of money by Max Steiner, Dmitri Tiomkin and others and profiles the music for the new cinema release from Martin Scorsese, ""The Wolf of Wall Street"".

The featured film composer is Elmer Bernstein and the Classic Score of Week: Ennio Morricone's ""The Good, The Bad and the Ugly"".

Matthew Sweet introduces film scores on the subject of money by Max Steiner, Dmitri Tiomkin and others and profiles the music for the new cinema release from Martin Scorsese, ""The Wolf of Wall Street"".

13Filthy Lucre!20140118
14Behind Enemy Lines20140201
15Behind Enemy Lines20140201

Matthew Sweet introduces a selection of film music about war and military action behind enemy lines - inspired by this week's featured new release - Peter Berg's "The Lone Survivor", which has a new score by Steve Jablonsky, which will feature in the programme.

The classic score of the week is Ron Goodwin's "Where Eagles Dare".

#soundofcinema.

Matthew Sweet introduces a selection of film music about war and military action behind enemy lines - inspired by this week's featured new release - Peter Berg's ""The Lone Survivor"", which has a new score by Steve Jablonsky, which will feature in the programme.

The classic score of the week is Ron Goodwin's ""Where Eagles Dare"".

Matthew Sweet introduces a selection of film music about war and military action behind enemy lines - inspired by this week's featured new release - Peter Berg's ""The Lone Survivor"", which has a new score by Steve Jablonsky, which will feature in the programme.

1619th Century Women20140208

Matthew Sweet introduces a selection of film music inspired by 19th-century women alongside this week's featured new release, "The Invisible Woman" - about Charles Dickens's relationship with the actress Nelly Ternan. The programme features an interview with the composer , Ilan Eshkeri, and looks back at some of his past work, including "Stardust", "Coriolanus" and "The Ring of the Nibelungen".

Other featured sound tracks include music by Carl Davis, Miklos Rosza, Elmer Bernstein, Bryan Byrne and Georges Auric. Matthew's Classic Film Score of the Week is Richard Rodney Bennett's "Far From The Madding Crowd".

#soundofcinema.

Matthew Sweet introduces a selection of film music inspired by 19th-century women alongside this week's featured new release, ""The Invisible Woman"" - about Charles Dickens's relationship with the actress Nelly Ternan. The programme features an interview with the composer , Ilan Eshkeri, and looks back at some of his past work, including ""Stardust"", ""Coriolanus"" and ""The Ring of the Nibelungen"".

Other featured sound tracks include music by Carl Davis, Miklos Rosza, Elmer Bernstein, Bryan Byrne and Georges Auric. Matthew's Classic Film Score of the Week is Richard Rodney Bennett's ""Far From The Madding Crowd"".

Matthew Sweet introduces a selection of film music inspired by 19th-century women alongside this week's featured new release, ""The Invisible Woman"" - about Charles Dickens's relationship with the actress Nelly Ternan. The programme features an interview with the composer , Ilan Eshkeri, and looks back at some of his past work, including ""Stardust"", ""Coriolanus"" and ""The Ring of the Nibelungen"".

Other featured sound tracks include music by Carl Davis, Miklos Rosza, Elmer Bernstein, Bryan Byrne and Georges Auric. Matthew's Classic Film Score of the Week is Richard Rodney Bennett's ""Far From The Madding Crowd"".

17Baftas20140215

On the eve of the announcement of the 2014 BAFTA Film Awards, Matthew Sweet looks back on music from some of the prize-winning films across the 44 year history of the Best Score Category. From John Barry's 1968 score for The Lion In Winter, to Thomas Newman's 2013 music for the James Bond movie Skyfall.

#soundofcinema

(See also "Saturday Classics with Ella Spira" 1400-1600).

(See also ""Saturday Classics with Ella Spira"" 1400-1600).

18Books20140222

Matthew Sweet introduces a selection of film music inspired by books in the light of this week's featured new release - ""The Book Thief"", featuring a new score by John Williams.

The classic score of the week is Bernard Herrmann's ""Fahrenheit 451"" and the programme also features music by Nico Muhly, James Horner, Thomas Newman and Joseph LoDuca.

#soundofcinema.

Matthew Sweet introduces a selection of film music inspired by books in the light of this week's featured new release - "The Book Thief", featuring a new score by John Williams.

The classic score of the week is Bernard Herrmann's "Fahrenheit 451" and the programme also features music by Nico Muhly, James Horner, Thomas Newman and Joseph LoDuca.

Matthew Sweet introduces a selection of film music inspired by books in the light of this week's featured new release - ""The Book Thief"", featuring a new score by John Williams.

19Ancient Greece - The Soundtrack (according To Hollywood)20140308

Matthew Sweet on film music written for the sword and sandal movie world of Ancient Greece, prompted by this week's featured new release "300: Rise of an Empire".

The new film has been scored by Tom Holkenborg (aka Junkie XL). Matthew also highlights scores by Bernard Herrmann, Laurence Rosenthal, and James Horner, among others, from films such as "Clash of The Titans"; "Troy"; "Immortals" and "Jason and the Argonauts". The Classic Score of the Week is Max Steiner's music for "Helen of Troy".

#soundofcinema.

Matthew Sweet on film music written for the sword and sandal movie world of Ancient Greece, prompted by this week's featured new release ""300: Rise of an Empire"".

The new film has been scored by Tom Holkenborg (aka Junkie XL). Matthew also highlights scores by Bernard Herrmann, Laurence Rosenthal, and James Horner, among others, from films such as ""Clash of The Titans""; ""Troy""; ""Immortals"" and ""Jason and the Argonauts"". The Classic Score of the Week is Max Steiner's music for ""Helen of Troy"".

20Number Crunching20140315

Matthew Sweet proves there's more to movies and mathematics than Superman 1, 2, 3 etc with a selection of film music sharing the theme of "Zero Theorem" - this week's big release.

Terry Gilliam's new film is inspired by the power of mathematics to change the world, with a new score by George Fenton. Matthew considers the film and its music and looks at other film scores inspired by number-crunching, from Don Davis's music for "The Matrix" trilogy to James Horner's score to "A Beautiful Mind".

Matthew Sweet proves there's more to movies and mathematics than Superman 1, 2, 3 etc with a selection of film music sharing the theme of ""Zero Theorem"" - this week's big release.

Terry Gilliam's new film is inspired by the power of mathematics to change the world, with a new score by George Fenton. Matthew considers the film and its music and looks at other film scores inspired by number-crunching, from Don Davis's music for ""The Matrix"" trilogy to James Horner's score to ""A Beautiful Mind"".

21Live At Southbank Centre: Mica Levi20140322

Matthew Sweet comes live from London's Southbank Centre with guest Mica Levi, composer for the new Scarlett Johansson film "Under the Skin". This week's featured new release is Jason Reitman's "Labor Day", with a Golden Globe-winning performance from Kate Winslet and a score by British-born composer Rolfe Kent, plus we catch up with some of our Sound of Cinema Listener Suggestions, including this week's featured Classic Score, Erich Korngold's "The Sea Wolf".

Radio 3 is broadcasting live from a pop-up studio at London's Southbank Centre all day every day for the last two weeks of March. If you're in the area, visit the Radio 3 studio and performance space in the Royal Festival Hall Riverside Café to listen to Radio 3, ask questions and enjoy the special events.

#soundofcinema.

Matthew Sweet comes live from London's Southbank Centre with guest Mica Levi, composer for the new Scarlett Johansson film ""Under the Skin"". This week's featured new release is Jason Reitman's ""Labor Day"", with a Golden Globe-winning performance from Kate Winslet and a score by British-born composer Rolfe Kent, plus we catch up with some of our Sound of Cinema Listener Suggestions, including this week's featured Classic Score, Erich Korngold's ""The Sea Wolf"".

Matthew Sweet comes live from London's Southbank Centre with guest Mica Levi, composer for the new Scarlett Johansson film ""Under the Skin"". This week's featured new release is Jason Reitman's ""Labor Day"", with a Golden Globe-winning performance from Kate Winslet and a score by British-born composer Rolfe Kent, plus we catch up with some of our Sound of Cinema Listener Suggestions, including this week's featured Classic Score, Erich Korngold's ""The Sea Wolf"".

22Live At Southbank Centre: Silent Movies20140329

Matthew Sweet is live at Southbank Centre and this week he focuses on music for the Silent Movies. The Classic Score of the Week is Chaplin's music for "Limelight".

Radio 3 is broadcasting live from a pop-up studio at London's Southbank Centre all day every day for the last two weeks of March. If you're in the area, visit the Radio 3 studio and performance space in the Royal Festival Hall Riverside Café to listen to Radio 3, ask questions and enjoy the special events.

Matthew Sweet is live at Southbank Centre and this week he focuses on music for the Silent Movies. The Classic Score of the Week is Chaplin's music for ""Limelight"".

23The Bible20140405

Matthew Sweet introduces a selection of film scores inspired by the Bible including the Classic Score of the Week, Alfred Newman's "The Robe" and Clint Mansell's music for "Noah".

#soundofcinema.

Matthew Sweet introduces a selection of film scores inspired by the Bible including the Classic Score of the Week, Alfred Newman's ""The Robe"" and Clint Mansell's music for ""Noah"".

24Film Scores Inspired By The 18th Century20140412

As part of Radio 3's 18th Century season, Matthew Sweet introduces a selection of film music with an 18th century theme, including John Addison's music for "Tom Jones", Rachel Portman's score for "The Duchess", George Fenton's music for "Dangerous Liaisons" and the Classic Score of the Week, the Oscar-winning music for Stanley Kubrick's "Barry Lyndon".

As part of Radio 3's 18th Century season, Matthew Sweet introduces a selection of film music with an 18th century theme, including John Addison's music for ""Tom Jones"", Rachel Portman's score for ""The Duchess"", George Fenton's music for ""Dangerous Liaisons"" and the Classic Score of the Week, the Oscar-winning music for Stanley Kubrick's ""Barry Lyndon"".

25Comic Strip Heroes20140419

Matthew Sweet introduces film music for superheroes including the new score for The Amazing Spiderman 2 by Hans Zimmer and the Classic Score of the Week - John Williams's Superman.

While superheroes have been with us since the 1930s, and they have made occassional forays into movies from that time, it was really the arrival of Superman in 1978 that fired the public's imgaination with the cinematic superhero - helped, in no small way, by John Williams' classic score. Matthew considers some of the succesful "superhero" soundtracks that have emerged in the past 35 years, including the music for Batman; The X-Men and Spiderman.

#soundofcinema.

While superheroes have been with us since the 1930s, and they have made occassional forays into movies from that time, it was really the arrival of Superman in 1978 that fired the public's imgaination with the cinematic superhero - helped, in no small way, by John Williams' classic score. Matthew considers some of the succesful ""superhero"" soundtracks that have emerged in the past 35 years, including the music for Batman; The X-Men and Spiderman.

Matthew Sweet introduces film music for superheroes including the new score for The Amazing Spiderman 2 by Hans Zimmer and the Classic Score of the Week - John Williams's Superman.

While superheroes have been with us since the 1930s, and they have made occassional forays into movies from that time, it was really the arrival of Superman in 1978 that fired the public's imgaination with the cinematic superhero - helped, in no small way, by John Williams' classic score. Matthew considers some of the succesful ""superhero"" soundtracks that have emerged in the past 35 years, including the music for Batman; The X-Men and Spiderman.

26Robots, Cyborgs And Ai20140426

Matthew Sweet with film scores inspired by robots, cyborgs and artificial intelligence in the week that sees the release of Wally Pfister's "Transcendence" and a new score by Mychael Danna. Matthew's Classic Score of the Week is Gottfried Huppertz's music for Fritz Lang's "Metropolis".

Also in the programme is music by Bruce Broughton, John Williams, Bernard Herrmann, Thomas Newman, James Horner, Paul Misraki and David Arnold.

Matthew Sweet with film scores inspired by robots, cyborgs and artificial intellegence in the week that sees the release of Wally Pfister's "Transcendence" and a new score by Mychael Danna. Matthew's Classic Score of the Week is Gottfried Huppertz's music for Fritz Lang's "Metropolis".

Matthew Sweet with film scores inspired by robots, cyborgs and artificial intelligence in the week that sees the release of Wally Pfister's ""Transcendence"" and a new score by Mychael Danna. Matthew's Classic Score of the Week is Gottfried Huppertz's music for Fritz Lang's ""Metropolis"".

Matthew Sweet with film scores inspired by robots, cyborgs and artificial intellegence in the week that sees the release of Wally Pfister's ""Transcendence"" and a new score by Mychael Danna. Matthew's Classic Score of the Week is Gottfried Huppertz's music for Fritz Lang's ""Metropolis"".

27David Newman And Tarzan20140503

Matthew Sweet looks at the music of David Newman, one of the great Hollywood dynasty of film composers, whose latest score features in the new Tarzan film, released this week.

28Studio Ghibli20140510

Matthew Sweet looks at the music for the Japanese phenomenon that is Studio Ghibli in the week that sees the release of Hayao Miyazaki last film, "The Wind Rises".

The celebrated Japanese animation studio has produced some acclaimed titles including "Spirited Away", "The Princess Mononoke", "Laputa - Castle in the Sky"and "Porco Rosso". Aviation is often a prevailing theme of the films, reflecting Miyazaki's years growing up around his father's business in the Japanese aviation industry. Matthew talks to Justin Johnson of the British Film Institute about the films, and about the BFI's current Studio Ghibli Festival; and features work from one of the studio's foremost composers, Joe Hisaishi.

Matthew also turns his attention to other great film scores inspired by the theme of aviation, including The Battle of Britain; The Sound Barrier and The Aviator.

Matthew Sweet looks at the music for the Japanese phenomenon that is Studio Ghibli in the week that sees the release of Hayao Miyazaki last film, ""The Wind Rises"".

The celebrated Japanese animation studio has produced some acclaimed titles including ""Spirited Away"", ""The Princess Mononoke"", ""Laputa - Castle in the Sky""and ""Porco Rosso"". Aviation is often a prevailing theme of the films, reflecting Miyazaki's years growing up around his father's business in the Japanese aviation industry. Matthew talks to Justin Johnson of the British Film Institute about the films, and about the BFI's current Studio Ghibli Festival; and features work from one of the studio's foremost composers, Joe Hisaishi.

29Beneath The Surface With Godzilla: King Of Metaphors20140517

Matthew Sweet takes musical inspiration from this week's new Godzilla film - the fictional filmic monster who has been inspiring metaphors and mayhem for the past 60 years.

This week Matthew looks at music for films which convey other meanings below the surface. His selection includes music by Alan Silvestri for Forrest Gump; Harry Gregson-Williams music for "The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe"; Leonard Rosenman's music for "Star Trek" and Clinton Shorter's for "District 9". There is also music for "The Time Machine", and the Classic score of the Week is Akira Ifukube's music for the first in the Japanese Godzilla series.

The programme also features the latest film appearence of Godzilla with music by Alexandre Desplat.

#soundofcinema.

This week Matthew looks at music for films which convey other meanings below the surface. His selection includes music by Alan Silvestri for Forrest Gump; Harry Gregson-Williams music for ""The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe""; Leonard Rosenman's music for ""Star Trek"" and Clinton Shorter's for ""District 9"". There is also music for ""The Time Machine"", and the Classic score of the Week is Akira Ifukube's music for the first in the Japanese Godzilla series.

30The Wizard Of Oz20140524

In the week that sees the release of "Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return", Matthew Sweet looks back on some of the film music that has been created for the adaptations of L Frank Baum's stories of Dorothy and her friends in the land of Oz - not least the much-loved classic starring Judy Garland, in this, its 75th anniversary year.

The programme also features music from The Wiz, Journey Back to Oz, Return to Oz, Oz the Great and Powerful, plus others - and part of Toby Chu's new score for "Legends of Oz".

#soundofcinema.

In the week that sees the release of ""Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return"", Matthew Sweet looks back on some of the film music that has been created for the adaptations of L Frank Baum's stories of Dorothy and her friends in the land of Oz - not least the much-loved classic starring Judy Garland, in this, its 75th anniversary year.

The programme also features music from The Wiz, Journey Back to Oz, Return to Oz, Oz the Great and Powerful, plus others - and part of Toby Chu's new score for ""Legends of Oz"".

31The Screen Villainess20140531

Matthew Sweet introduces music inspired by screen villainesses in the week that sees the launch of Robert Stromberg's film, "Maleficent" - inspired by Disney's vindictive fairy in "Sleeping Beauty" and starring Angelina Jolie - with a vast new orchestral score by James Newton Howard.

Other scores featured in the programme include: George Fenton's "Dangerous Liaisons"; Jerry Goldsmith's "Basic Instinct"; Hans Zimmer's "Sherlock Holmes"; Henry Jackman's "X Men - First Class"; Henry Mancini "Mommie Dearest"; Jack Nitzsche "One Flew over The Cuckoo's Nest"and Alan Menken's "The LIttle Mermaid". The Classic Score of the Week is Franz Waxman's "Rebecca".

#soundofcinema.

Matthew Sweet introduces music inspired by screen villainesses in the week that sees the launch of Robert Stromberg's film, ""Maleficent"" - inspired by Disney's vindictive fairy in ""Sleeping Beauty"" and starring Angelina Jolie - with a vast new orchestral score by James Newton Howard.

Other scores featured in the programme include: George Fenton's ""Dangerous Liaisons""; Jerry Goldsmith's ""Basic Instinct""; Hans Zimmer's ""Sherlock Holmes""; Henry Jackman's ""X Men - First Class""; Henry Mancini ""Mommie Dearest""; Jack Nitzsche ""One Flew over The Cuckoo's Nest""and Alan Menken's ""The LIttle Mermaid"". The Classic Score of the Week is Franz Waxman's ""Rebecca"".

Matthew Sweet introduces music inspired by screen villainesses in the week that sees the launch of Robert Stromberg's film, ""Maleficent"" - inspired by Disney's vindictive fairy in ""Sleeping Beauty"" and starring Angelina Jolie - with a vast new orchestral score by James Newton Howard.

32Rachel Portam And Belle20140607

Matthew Sweet meets composer Rachel Portman in the week that sees the launch of Amma Asante's "Belle", featuring a new Rachel Portman score.

Rachel Portman is one of the most successful and distinctive British film composers with an extensive catalogue of film scores to her name.

Matthew meets Rachel at her London home and looks back on a career that stretches beyond her music for the 1989 Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit, through Chocolat, The Duchess, Oliver Twist, Sirens, Benny and Joon, The Manchurian Candidate, The Cider House Rules and the Academy Award-winning Emma.

The programme also features music from Rachel's new score for Belle.

#soundofcinema.

Matthew Sweet meets composer Rachel Portman in the week that sees the launch of Amma Asante's ""Belle"", featuring a new Rachel Portman score.

33Movie Inventors20140614

Matthew Sweet looks at film music inspired by inventors following Friday's launch of "The Young and Prodigious TS Spivet" by Jean-Pierre Jeunet.

Matthew Sweet looks at film music inspired by inventors following Friday's launch of ""The Young and Prodigious TS Spivet"" by Jean-Pierre Jeunet.

34Computer Animations And John Powell20140621

Matthew Sweet talks to Hollywood composer John Powell about films scores for computer-animated features such as "How To Train Your Dragon", the sequel to which appeared this week.

Matthew Sweet talks to Hollywood composer John Powell about films scores for computer-animated features such as ""How To Train Your Dragon"", the sequel to which appeared this week.

Matthew Sweet talks to Hollywood composer John Powell about films scores for computer-animated features such as ""How To Train Your Dragon"", the sequel to which appeared this week.

35Music In The Great War: The First World War20140628

Matthew Sweet looks at music for films set against the background of the First World War, including the Classic Score of the Week, Joseph Kosma's music for Jean Renoir's movie masterpiece, La Grande Illusion. The First World War prompted a cinematic response even before the War was over and it has continued to exercise the film maker's imagination ever since. From Charles Chaplin's Shoulder Arms in 1918 to Steven Spielberg's recent War Horse, the stories and commentaries are varied and include some of the great moments in film and film-music (The African Queen; All Quiet on The Western Front; Lawrence of Arabia).

Matthew Sweet looks at music for films set against the background of the First World War, including the Classic Score of the Week, Joseph Kosma's music for Jean Renoir's movie masterpiece, La Grande Illusion. The First World War prompted a cinematic response even before the War was over and it has continued to exercise the film maker's imagination ever since. From Charles Chaplin's Shoulder Arms in 1918 to Steven Spielberg's recent War Horse, the stories and commentaries are varied and include some of the great moments in film and film-music (The African Queen; All Quiet on The Western Front; Lawrence of Arabia).

36Senior Moments20140705

Matthew Sweet with film music inspired by movies about old age, prompted by this week's new release: "The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out Of The Window And Disappeared", with music by Matti Bye.

Matthew's Classic Score of the Week is Franz Waxman's music for "Sunset Boulevard".

The programme also includes music from "Up"; "Driving Miss Daisy"; "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"; "On Golden Pond"; "Iris"; "The Hunger"; "Cocoon" and "Wild Strawberries".

#soundofcinema.

Matthew Sweet with film music inspired by movies about old age, prompted by this week's new release: ""The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out Of The Window And Disappeared"", with music by Matti Bye.

Matthew's Classic Score of the Week is Franz Waxman's music for ""Sunset Boulevard"".

The programme also includes music from ""Up""; ""Driving Miss Daisy""; ""The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel""; ""On Golden Pond""; ""Iris""; ""The Hunger""; ""Cocoon"" and ""Wild Strawberries"".

37Fine Arts20140712

Matthew Sweet with music for films recalling the world's great artists in the week that sees the UK theatrical release of the second part of Peter Greenaway's "Dutch Masters Trilogy".

The programme includes music by Michael Nyman; Georges Auric; Elliot Goldenthal; Alexandre Desplat; Gabriel Yared; Nicholas Ward-Jackson; Jeff Beal; Frank Cordell and Krishna Levi.

Films: "Lust for Life"; The Draughtsman's Contract"; "Moulin Rouge"; "Frida"; "Girl With A Pearl Earring"; "Camille Claudel"; "Caravaggio 1610"; "Pollock" and "The Rebel".

The Classic Score of the week is Alex North's "The Agony and the Ecstasy".

Matthew Sweet with music for films recalling the world's great artists in the week that sees the UK theatrical release of the second part of Peter Greenaway's ""Dutch Masters Trilogy"".

Films: ""Lust for Life""; The Draughtsman's Contract""; ""Moulin Rouge""; ""Frida""; ""Girl With A Pearl Earring""; ""Camille Claudel""; ""Caravaggio 1610""; ""Pollock"" and ""The Rebel"".

The Classic Score of the week is Alex North's ""The Agony and the Ecstasy"".

38Monkey Business20140719

Matthew Sweet introduces a selection of simian inspired film music for the week that has seen the release of the latest in the "Planet of the Apes" series of movies.

He looks back on scores that have been created over the past 46 years for the celebrated science fiction saga, and also to other soundtracks for films inspired by mankind's nearest relative.

Matthew Sweet introduces a selection of simian inspired film music for the week that has seen the release of the latest in the ""Planet of the Apes"" series of movies.

Matthew Sweet introduces a selection of simian inspired film music for the week that has seen the release of the latest in the ""Planet of the Apes"" series of movies.

39They Came From Outer Space20140726

Matthew Sweet introduces a selection of film music inspired by visitors from outer space inspired by the week's featured new release: David Green's "Earth to Echo" with music by Joseph Trapanese.

Featured scores include: Alan Silvestri's "Contact"; Tristram Cary's " Quatermass and the Pit"; Danny Elfman's "Men in Black" and Eric Serra's "The Fifth Element".

The classic score of the week is John Williams's "E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial".

#soundofcinema.

Matthew Sweet introduces a selection of film music inspired by visitors from outer space inspired by the week's featured new release: David Green's ""Earth to Echo"" with music by Joseph Trapanese.

Featured scores include: Alan Silvestri's ""Contact""; Tristram Cary's "" Quatermass and the Pit""; Danny Elfman's ""Men in Black"" and Eric Serra's ""The Fifth Element"".

The classic score of the week is John Williams's ""E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial"".

40Till Death Us Do Part20140802

Matthew Sweet introduces a selection of film scores inspired by love and tragedy prompted by this week's featured new release, Michel Gondry's romantic fantasy film Mood Indigo, starring Audrey Tautou and with music by Etienne Charry.

Matthew's Classic Score of the Week is Francis Lai's "Love Story".

Matthew's Classic Score of the Week is Francis Lai's ""Love Story"".

41Till Death Us Do Part20140802
43Grey Matter - Brains And Movie Music20140823

Matthew Sweet with a selection of music for film inspired by the human brain, from the thoughts of great geniuses to the creations of mad scientists.

Featured scores include: Hans Zimmer and Lorne Balfe's for "Megamind"; James Horner's for "A Beautiful Mind"; Mark Mothersbaugh's for "The Royal Tenenbaums"; Carter Burwell's for "Being John Malkovich"; Angelo Badalamenti's for "City of Lost Children"; Randy Newman's for "Awakenings"; plus music by Eric Serra for this week's featured new release: "Lucy".

The Classic Score of the Week is Franz Waxman's "The Bride of Frankenstein".

#soundofcinema.

Featured scores include: Hans Zimmer and Lorne Balfe's for ""Megamind""; James Horner's for ""A Beautiful Mind""; Mark Mothersbaugh's for ""The Royal Tenenbaums""; Carter Burwell's for ""Being John Malkovich""; Angelo Badalamenti's for ""City of Lost Children""; Randy Newman's for ""Awakenings""; plus music by Eric Serra for this week's featured new release: ""Lucy"".

The Classic Score of the Week is Franz Waxman's ""The Bride of Frankenstein"".

44Ar Rahman20140830

Matthew Sweet profiles one of India's most succesful composers, the "Mozart of Madras", A.R. Rahman, whose film scores have changed the sound of Indian cinema. The programme coincides with the release of two new films featuring A.R. Rahman scores - "Million Dollar Arm" and "The Hundred-Foot Journey".

In this dip into the world of Rahman we hear music from "Lagaan"; "Roja"; "Bombay"; "Taal"; "Warriors of Heaven and Earth"; "Elizabeth - The Golden Age" and "Couples Retreat".

The Classic Score of the Week is A.R. Rahman's music for Danny Boyle's "Slumdog Millionaire".

#soundofcinema.

Matthew Sweet profiles one of India's most succesful composers, the ""Mozart of Madras"", A.R. Rahman, whose film scores have changed the sound of Indian cinema. The programme coincides with the release of two new films featuring A.R. Rahman scores - ""Million Dollar Arm"" and ""The Hundred-Foot Journey"".

In this dip into the world of Rahman we hear music from ""Lagaan""; ""Roja""; ""Bombay""; ""Taal""; ""Warriors of Heaven and Earth""; ""Elizabeth - The Golden Age"" and ""Couples Retreat"".

The Classic Score of the Week is A.R. Rahman's music for Danny Boyle's ""Slumdog Millionaire"".

45Memory20140906

Matthew Sweet with a selection of film music inspired by the theme of memory, in the launch weekend of Rowan Joffe's "Before I Go To Sleep" with a new score by Ed Shearmur.

The Classic Score of the Week is Miklós Rózsa's music for "Spellbound".

#soundofcinema.

Matthew Sweet with a selection of film music inspired by the theme of memory, in the launch weekend of Rowan Joffe's ""Before I Go To Sleep"" with a new score by Ed Shearmur.

The Classic Score of the Week is Miklós Rózsa's music for ""Spellbound"".

46Pride20140913Matthew Sweet introduces a selection of music for film inspired by the LGBT movement in the weeekend that has seen the release of Matthew Warchus's film "Pride", with a score by Christopher Nightingale.

Matthew Sweet introduces a selection of music for film inspired by the LGBT movement in the weeekend that has seen the release of Matthew Warchus's film ""Pride"", with a score by Christopher Nightingale.

47Pianos20140920Matthew Sweet with a seletion of film music inspired by the piano to coincide with the launch of the thriller "Grand Piano".

The Classic Score of the Week is Richard Addinsell's music for "Dangerous Moonlight".

#soundofcinema.

Matthew Sweet with a seletion of film music inspired by the piano to coincide with the launch of the thriller ""Grand Piano"".

The Classic Score of the Week is Richard Addinsell's music for ""Dangerous Moonlight"".

48From The Small Screen20140927Matthew Sweet with a selection of music for film that began life on the small screen, including Harry Gregson-Williams's score for Antoine Fuqua's new release - The Equalizer.

The programme also includes music for big screen versions of "Mission Impossible"; "The Addams Family", "Zorro", "Twin Peaks", "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen", "Star Trek", "Monty Python","The Avengers" and "The Muppets".

Matthew's Classic Score of the Week focuses on Barry Gray's music for Gerry Anderson's "Thunderbirds Are Go".

#soundofcinema.

The programme also includes music for big screen versions of ""Mission Impossible""; ""The Addams Family"", ""Zorro"", ""Twin Peaks"", ""The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen"", ""Star Trek"", ""Monty Python"",""The Avengers"" and ""The Muppets"".

Matthew's Classic Score of the Week focuses on Barry Gray's music for Gerry Anderson's ""Thunderbirds Are Go"".

49Guilty 'til Proven Innocent20141004Matthew Sweet with a selection of music for films on the subject of innocence and guilt prompted by the release of David Fincher's "Gone Girl" with a new score by Trent Reznor.

The programme also features music from "To Kill A Mockingbird"' "In The Heat Of The Night", "Who Framed Roger Rabbit", "The Green Mile" and "The Fugitive".

The Classic Score of the Week is Bernard Herrmann's for Hitchcock's "North By Northwest".

#soundofcinema.

Matthew Sweet with a selection of music for films on the subject of innocence and guilt prompted by the release of David Fincher's ""Gone Girl"" with a new score by Trent Reznor.

The programme also features music from ""To Kill A Mockingbird""' ""In The Heat Of The Night"", ""Who Framed Roger Rabbit"", ""The Green Mile"" and ""The Fugitive"".

The Classic Score of the Week is Bernard Herrmann's for Hitchcock's ""North By Northwest"".

50Of A Puzzling Nature20141011Matthew Sweet with a selection of music for films inspired by puzzles and games prompted by this week's new release, "The Maze Runner" with music by John Paesano.

The Classic Score of the Week is Michel Legrand's music for "The Thomas Crown Affair".

#soundofcinema.

Matthew Sweet with a selection of music for films inspired by puzzles and games prompted by this week's new release, ""The Maze Runner"" with music by John Paesano.

The Classic Score of the Week is Michel Legrand's music for ""The Thomas Crown Affair"".

Matthew Sweet with a selection of music for films inspired by puzzles and games prompted by this week's new release, ""The Maze Runner"" with music by John Paesano.

51Richard Attenborough Tribute20141018Matthew Sweet introduces a selection of film music in homage to the late Richard Attenborough. Matthew's guest is the composer George Fenton who collaborated with Attenborough on many films.

#soundofcinema.

52Biopics - Great Britons20141025Matthew Sweet introduces a selection of film music written for biopics about great Britons, in the week of the launch of Mike Leigh's new film about JMW Turner with a new score by Gary Yershon.

#soundofcinema.

Matthew Sweet introduces a selection of film music written for biopics about great Britons, in the week of the launch of Mike Leigh's new film about JMW Turner with a new score by Gary Yershon.

53Live From The Free Thinking Festival: Breaking The Sound Barrier20141101Matthew Sweet presents a live edition from Radio 3's Free Thinking Festival of Ideas at Sage Gateshead with composer Max Richter, whose credits include music for "Shutter Island", "Waltz with Bashir" and "Sarah's Key".

Matthew Sweet presents a live edition from Radio 3's Free Thinking Festival of Ideas at Sage Gateshead with composer Max Richter, whose credits include music for ""Shutter Island"", ""Waltz with Bashir"" and ""Sarah's Key"".

54The Fourth Dimension20141108Matthew Sweet profiles scores for films inspired by notions of time, space and travel prompted by Christopher Nolan's new film "Interstellar".

The programme includes music by Bill McGuffie from "Daleks - Invasion Earth 2150 AD"; by David Arnold from "Stargate"; by Alan Silvestri from "Back to the Future"; Miklos Rozsa from "Time After Time"; John Barry from "Somewhere In Time"; Nathan Johnson from "Looper"; and by Michael Andrews from "Donnie Darko".

The classic score of the week is Russell Garcia's score for the 1960 version of "The Time Machine".

#soundofcinema.

Matthew Sweet profiles scores for films inspired by notions of time, space and travel prompted by Christopher Nolan's new film ""Interstellar"".

The programme includes music by Bill McGuffie from ""Daleks - Invasion Earth 2150 AD""; by David Arnold from ""Stargate""; by Alan Silvestri from ""Back to the Future""; Miklos Rozsa from ""Time After Time""; John Barry from ""Somewhere In Time""; Nathan Johnson from ""Looper""; and by Michael Andrews from ""Donnie Darko"".

The classic score of the week is Russell Garcia's score for the 1960 version of ""The Time Machine"".

55Let The Games Begin20141122Matthew Sweet with film music inspired by contest and competition in the arena, from sporting prowess to the gladiatorial - including music for the The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1.
56Lorne Balfe20141129Matthew Sweet meets Lorne Balfe, composer for the new animated comedy The Penguins of Madagascar. The programme explores how Balfe set about writing music for this offshoot to the one of the biggest movie franchises in recent years - the "Madagascar" series - and looks at some of Balfe's other work for film and for computer games.

The classic score of the week is Ralph Vaughan-Williams's "Scott of the Antarctic".

Matthew Sweet meets Lorne Balfe, composer for the new animated comedy The Penguins of Madagascar. The programme explores how Balfe set about writing music for this offshoot to the one of the biggest movie franchises in recent years - the ""Madagascar"" series - and looks at some of Balfe's other work for film and for computer games.

The classic score of the week is Ralph Vaughan-Williams's ""Scott of the Antarctic"".

57British Sci-fi From The Bfi Days Of Fear And Wonder20141206Matthew Sweet is joined by Oscar-winning composer Steven Price for a review of music written for British Sci Fi films, recorded on London's South Bank as part of the BFI Sci Fi Festival -"Days of Fear and Wonder".

Matthew and Steve begin there survey with Arthur Bliss's famous score for the HG Well's inspired film "Things To Come". They look at the work of James Bernard and Tristram Cary for the Quatermass films and reflect on scores for "The First Men In The Moon"; "2001 - A Space Odyssey"; "Alien"; "Brazil"; "Flash Gordon" "The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy"; "Sunshine"; "Inception"; "Under The Skin" and "Gravity".

Matthew Sweet is joined by Oscar-winning composer Steven Price for a review of music written for British Sci Fi films, recorded on London's South Bank as part of the BFI Sci Fi Festival -""Days of Fear and Wonder"".

Matthew and Steve begin there survey with Arthur Bliss's famous score for the HG Well's inspired film ""Things To Come"". They look at the work of James Bernard and Tristram Cary for the Quatermass films and reflect on scores for ""The First Men In The Moon""; ""2001 - A Space Odyssey""; ""Alien""; ""Brazil""; ""Flash Gordon"" ""The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy""; ""Sunshine""; ""Inception""; ""Under The Skin"" and ""Gravity"".

Matthew Sweet is joined by Oscar-winning composer Steven Price for a review of music written for British Sci Fi films, recorded on London's South Bank as part of the BFI Sci Fi Festival -""Days of Fear and Wonder"".

58Sagas20141213With the latest instalment of Peter Jackson's Tolkien-inspired films launched on Friday, Matthew Sweet looks at film music and sagas.
59Ennio Morricone20141227Matthew Sweet looks back on the career of the great Italian film composer Ennio Morricone with the Morricone expert Pasquale Iannone.

The programme includes music from much loved classics such as "A Fist Full of Dollars" and "The Good, The Bad and the Ugly"; "Cinema Paradiso", "1900", "The Mission"; and less well known scores such as "The Investigation Of A Citizen Above Suspicion"; "A Quiet Place In The Country" and Morricone's first score: "Il Federale".

The Classic Score of the Week is "Once Upon A Time In The West".

The programme includes music from much loved classics such as ""A Fist Full of Dollars"" and ""The Good, The Bad and the Ugly""; ""Cinema Paradiso"", ""1900"", ""The Mission""; and less well known scores such as ""The Investigation Of A Citizen Above Suspicion""; ""A Quiet Place In The Country"" and Morricone's first score: ""Il Federale"".

The Classic Score of the Week is ""Once Upon A Time In The West"".

Matthew Sweet looks back on the career of the great Italian film composer Ennio Morricone with the Morricone expert Pasquale Iannone.

60In The Limelight20150103Matthew Sweet introduces music written for films inspired by the acting profession hot on the heels of the launch of Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's new drama, "Birdman - The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance".

The programme includes scores from "Shakespeare In Love"; "All About Eve"; "Being Julia"; "Theatre of Blood"; "A Double Life"; "Kiss Me Kate"; "42nd Street"; "Les Enfants du Paradis"; "The Last Metro"and "The Artist".

The Classic Score of the Week is Charles Chaplin's "Limelight".

There is also a chance to hear music by Johann Johannsson for the recent Stephen Hawking bio-pic "The Theory of Everything".

Matthew Sweet introduces music written for films inspired by the acting profession hot on the heels of the launch of Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's new drama, ""Birdman - The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance"".

The programme includes scores from ""Shakespeare In Love""; ""All About Eve""; ""Being Julia""; ""Theatre of Blood""; ""A Double Life""; ""Kiss Me Kate""; ""42nd Street""; ""Les Enfants du Paradis""; ""The Last Metro""and ""The Artist"".

The Classic Score of the Week is Charles Chaplin's ""Limelight"".

There is also a chance to hear music by Johann Johannsson for the recent Stephen Hawking bio-pic ""The Theory of Everything"".

The programme includes scores from ""Shakespeare In Love""; ""All About Eve""; ""Being Julia""; ""Theatre of Blood""; ""A Double Life""; ""Kiss Me Kate""; ""42nd Street""; ""Les Enfants du Paradis""; ""The Last Metro""and ""The Artist"".

6120150110

Tom McKinney presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests.

Email 3Breakfast@bbc.co.uk.

62All That Jazz...20150117

Matthew Sweet with a selection of jazz inspired film music including Justin Hurwitz's new score for "Whiplash" and the Classic Score "A Streetcar Named Desire" by Alex North.

Matthew Sweet with a selection of jazz inspired film music including Justin Hurwitz's new score for ""Whiplash"" and the Classic Score ""A Streetcar Named Desire"" by Alex North.

63Cities - Urban Landscapes20150124

Cinema's urban landscapes can be threatening and challenging. Matthew Sweet introduces film music evoking the darkness and the light of the city including "Metropolis" and "Bladerunner".

The Classic Score of the Week is Anton Karas' "The Third Man" and the programme also features music from "La Dolce Vita", Jacques Tati's "Playtime"; "The Dark Knight Rises"; "Roman Holiday" and "Wings of Desire".

#soundofcinema.

Cinema's urban landscapes can be threatening and challenging. Matthew Sweet introduces film music evoking the darkness and the light of the city including ""Metropolis"" and ""Bladerunner"".

The Classic Score of the Week is Anton Karas' ""The Third Man"" and the programme also features music from ""La Dolce Vita"", Jacques Tati's ""Playtime""; ""The Dark Knight Rises""; ""Roman Holiday"" and ""Wings of Desire"".

The Classic Score of the Week is Anton Karas' ""The Third Man"" and the programme also features music from ""La Dolce Vita"", Jacques Tati's ""Playtime""; ""The Dark Knight Rises""; ""Roman Holiday"" and ""Wings of Desire"".

63Urban Landscapes20150124Cinema's urban landscapes can be threatening and challenging. Matthew Sweet introduces film music evoking the darkness and the light of the city including "Metropolis" and "Bladerunner".

Cinema's urban landscapes can be threatening and challenging. Matthew Sweet introduces film music evoking the darkness and the light of the city including ""Metropolis"" and ""Bladerunner"".

64Detective20150131Matthew Sweet considers music written to enhance the character of the movie detective. The Classic Score of the week is David Raksin's 1944 music for "Laura" which features one of film music's most enduring themes.

The featured new release is Paul Thomas Anderson's "Inherent Vice" introducing Thomas Pynchon's LA detective Larry "Doc" Sportello - and a new score by Jonny Greenwood.

Matthew Sweet considers music written to enhance the character of the movie detective. The Classic Score of the week is David Raksin's 1944 music for ""Laura"" which features one of film music's most enduring themes.

The featured new release is Paul Thomas Anderson's ""Inherent Vice"" introducing Thomas Pynchon's LA detective Larry ""Doc"" Sportello - and a new score by Jonny Greenwood.

65Inherit The Earth20150207Matthew Sweet with film music inspired by heritage - the Classic score of the week is Copland's "The Heiress" and the new release, Michael Giacchino's score for "Jupiter Ascending".

Matthew Sweet with film music inspired by heritage - the Classic score of the week is Copland's ""The Heiress"" and the new release, Michael Giacchino's score for ""Jupiter Ascending"".

66Obsession20150214

In the week of the much anticipated release of "Fifty Shades of Grey", Matthew Sweet features the Danny Elfman score and considers film music inspired by obsession.

The programme includes music from Of Human Bondage; American Beauty; The Talented Mr Ripley; Perfume: The Story of a Murderer; Peeping Tom; Lolita; Eyes Wide Shut; Fatal Attraction; Last Tango In Paris and Sleeping With the Enemy.

The Classic Score of the Week is Bernard Herrmann's "Vertigo".

In the week of the much anticipated release of ""Fifty Shades of Grey"", Matthew Sweet features the Danny Elfman score and considers film music inspired by obsession.

The Classic Score of the Week is Bernard Herrmann's ""Vertigo"".

69Women In Film20150307

Cartoonist Alison Bechdel created an influential means of measuring the significance of the role woman play in film: Does the film contain a conversation between two women about something other than a man?

Reflecting International Women's Day on Sunday, Matthew Sweet features music for films that pass the Bechdel Test.

Featured scores includes "Thelma and Louise", "Gone With The Wind", "Silence Of The Lambs", "The Portrait Of A Lady", "The Princess Mononoke", "Orlando", "Annie Get Your Gun". The Classic Score of the Week is Alfred Newman's "All About Eve".

Matthew also profiles scores by some of the foremost women film composers, including Lesley Barber, Lisa Gerrard, Doreen Carwithen, Rachel Portman, Anne Dudley, Jocelyn Pook, Laura Rossi and Debbie Wiseman.

@bbcradio3 #womensday.

Featured scores includes ""Thelma and Louise"", ""Gone With The Wind"", ""Silence Of The Lambs"", ""The Portrait Of A Lady"", ""The Princess Mononoke"", ""Orlando"", ""Annie Get Your Gun"". The Classic Score of the Week is Alfred Newman's ""All About Eve"".

70Bafta Games Awards20150314Matthew Sweet looks at music specially written for the important growth area of gaming and marks the 10th BAFTA Gaming Awards which were announced this week.

71Folk Tales20150321Matthew Sweet features film music inspired by the folk tale in the week that sees the UK release of Isao Takahata's acclaimed Studio Ghibli animation The Tale of the Princess Kaguya.

The programme also includes music from "The Company of Wolves"; "The Brothers Grimm"; "Blancanieves"; "Belle et la Bete"; "Excalibur"; "King Arthur"and "The Secret of Roan Inish".

The Classic Score of the Week is Erich Korngold's "The Adventures of Robin Hood".

The programme also includes music from ""The Company of Wolves""; ""The Brothers Grimm""; ""Blancanieves""; ""Belle et la Bete""; ""Excalibur""; ""King Arthur""and ""The Secret of Roan Inish"".

The Classic Score of the Week is Erich Korngold's ""The Adventures of Robin Hood"".

72Patrick Doyle20150328Matthew Sweet meets composer Patrick Doyle for a look back on his film composing career to date in the week that sees the release of his new score for Disney's Cinderella.

Matthew Sweet meets composer Patrick Doyle for a look back on his film composing career to date in the week that sees the release of his new score for Disney's Cinderella.

73Down Under20150404With the release of Russell Crowe's directorial debut in The Water Diviner, Matthew Sweet features some of its music and looks at a selection of film music with an antipodean connection.

75Classic Novels20150502Matthew Sweet presents film music inspired by classic novels and short stories in the week of the launch of the new version of Thomas Hardy's "Far From the Madding Crowd" with music by Craig Armstrong.

The Classic Score of the Week is Alfred Newman's "Wuthering Heights".

Matthew Sweet presents film music inspired by classic novels and short stories in the week of the launch of the new version of Thomas Hardy's ""Far From the Madding Crowd"" with music by Craig Armstrong.

The Classic Score of the Week is Alfred Newman's ""Wuthering Heights"".

Matthew Sweet presents film music inspired by classic novels and short stories in the week of the launch of the new version of Thomas Hardy's ""Far From the Madding Crowd"" with music by Craig Armstrong.

76Forever Young20150509Matthew Sweet presents a selection of film music inspired by stories of immortality in the week of the release of "The Age of Adaline" with music by Rob Simonsen. Simonsen is known for his work with Mychael Danna on "The Life of Pi", and he also scored the recent film "Foxcatcher" - he's been earmarked in the American Press as 'one to watch'.

The Classic Score of the Week is James Bernard's music for "She".

Matthew Sweet presents a selection of film music inspired by stories of immortality in the week of the release of ""The Age of Adaline"" with music by Rob Simonsen. Simonsen is known for his work with Mychael Danna on ""The Life of Pi"", and he also scored the recent film ""Foxcatcher"" - he's been earmarked in the American Press as 'one to watch'.

The Classic Score of the Week is James Bernard's music for ""She"".

Matthew Sweet presents a selection of film music inspired by stories of immortality in the week of the release of ""The Age of Adaline"" with music by Rob Simonsen. Simonsen is known for his work with Mychael Danna on ""The Life of Pi"", and he also scored the recent film ""Foxcatcher"" - he's been earmarked in the American Press as 'one to watch'.

77The Ealing Comedies20150516Matthew Sweet turns his attention to the celebrated Ealing Comedies and the composers who wrote the music for them, including Georges Auric, Benjamin Frankel, Tristram Cary, Henry Mancini and Ernest Irving.

78Is There Anybody Out There?20150523Matthew Sweet looks at music for films inspired by the spirit world in the week of the release of "Poltergeist" with a new score by Marc Streitenfeld.

The Classic Score of the Week is Bernard Herrmann's "The Ghost and Mrs Muir".

Matthew Sweet looks at music for films inspired by the spirit world in the week of the release of ""Poltergeist"" with a new score by Marc Streitenfeld.

The Classic Score of the Week is Bernard Herrmann's ""The Ghost and Mrs Muir"".

Matthew Sweet looks at music for films inspired by the spirit world in the week of the release of ""Poltergeist"" with a new score by Marc Streitenfeld.

79The Films Of William Walton20150530

Matthew Sweet looks back on the film career of William Walton who composed for 13 films between 1934 and 1969 including Escape Me Never; First Of The Few; Went The Day Well; The Battle of Britain; The Three Sisters and Olivier's Hamlet and Richard III.

The Classic Score of the Week - during this, the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt - features his music for Shakespeare's "Henry V".

The Classic Score of the Week - during this, the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt - features his music for Shakespeare's ""Henry V"".

80Spies!20150606

Matthew Sweet presents an edition of music from spy movies, featuring scores from gritty Carré-esque espionage films to James Bond action fantasies.

This week's new release is Paul Feig's "Spy", starring Melissa McCarthy, with a score by Theodore Shapiro.

Other featured films include "The Lady Vanishes"; "The Third Man"; "On Her Majesty's Secret Service"; "The Spy Who Came In From The Cold"; "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" and Matthew's Classic Score of the Week - Roy Webb's music for Alfred Hitchcock's "Notorious".

This week's new release is Paul Feig's ""Spy"", starring Melissa McCarthy, with a score by Theodore Shapiro.

Other featured films include ""The Lady Vanishes""; ""The Third Man""; ""On Her Majesty's Secret Service""; ""The Spy Who Came In From The Cold""; ""Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy"" and Matthew's Classic Score of the Week - Roy Webb's music for Alfred Hitchcock's ""Notorious"".

81Prehistory20150613Matthew Sweet excavates samples of prehistoric film music in the light of the launch of the latest movie in the Jurassic Park franchise - Jurassic World.

The programme features scores by John Williams and Michael Giacchino. The Classic Score of the week is Mario Nascimbene's music for One Million Years BC.

Matthew Sweet excavates samples of prehistoric film music in the light of the launch of the latest movie in the Jurassic Park franchise - Jurassic World.

The programme features scores by John Williams and Michael Giacchino. The Classic Score of the week is Mario Nascimbene's music for One Million Years BC.

82Classical Voice Season20150620

Matthew Sweet brings the Sound of Cinema live from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama as part of the BBC's coverage of Cardiff Singer of Year. He is joined by composer John Hardy and together they consider the movie world's relationship with opera, introducing a selection of recordings where the two genres come head to head. Laurel and Hardy in Fra Diavolo and The Bohemian Girl; the Marx Brothers with A Night At The Opera; Bernard Herrmann and Citizen Kane. Matthew looks at the use of operatic music in films such as Raging Bull, Gallipoli, Apocalypse Now, Pretty Woman, Diva, Fitzcarraldo etc. The programme also explores some of the Silver Screen's great voices.

The Classic Score of the Week is The Great Caruso.

Matthew Sweet brings the Sound of Cinema live from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama as part of the BBC's coverage of Cardiff Singer of Year. He is joined by composer John Hardy and together they consider the movie world's relationship with opera, introducing a selection of recordings where the two genres come head to head. Laurel and Hardy in Fra Diavolo and The Bohemian Girl; the Marx Brothers with A Night At The Opera; Bernard Herrmann and Citizen Kane. Matthew looks at the use of operatic music in films such as Raging Bull, Gallipoli, Apocalypse Now, Pretty Woman, Diva, Fitzcarraldo etc. The programme also explores some of the Silver Screen's great voices.

83On The Wrong Side Of The Law20150627Matthew Sweet with a selection of film music written for characters who find themselves on the wrong side of the law in the week that has seen the release of John Maclean's "Slow West" with a score by Jed Kurzel.

Matthew's Classic Score of the Week is Erich Korngold's 1935 "Captain Blood".

Matthew Sweet with a selection of film music written for characters who find themselves on the wrong side of the law in the week that has seen the release of John Maclean's ""Slow West"" with a score by Jed Kurzel.

Matthew's Classic Score of the Week is Erich Korngold's 1935 ""Captain Blood"".

84The Age Of Machines20150704

Matthew Sweet on film music inspired by man and machine in the week of the launch of the latest in the Terminator series. Matthew joins composers Hans Zimmer and Lorne Balfe who talk about their new score for the film Terminator Genisys.

Also in the programme, James Horner's music for Bicentennial Man; David Arnold's Stepford Wives; Howard Shore's Hugo; Mark Mothersbaugh's Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs; Michel Sanvoisin's Little Dorrit (with a little help from Verdi); Philippe Sarde and Tess; Elmer Bernstein's Wild Wild West; Steve Jablonsky's Steamboy; and the Classic Score of the Week is Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times - a sneak preview of a soon to be released recording from Timothy Brock.

85James Horner20150711Matthew Sweet presents a tribute to the film composer James Horner who died suddenly last month. A regular collaborator of directors Ron Howard and James Cameron, Horner was nominated for ten Academy Awards and won two for his work on Titanic. Famously prolific he scored more than 100 films, including numerous blockbusters such as Braveheart, Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind and the highest grossing film of all time, Avatar.

Matthew Sweet presents a tribute to the film composer James Horner who died suddenly last month. A regular collaborator of directors Ron Howard and James Cameron, Horner was nominated for ten Academy Awards and won two for his work on Titanic. Famously prolific he scored more than 100 films, including numerous blockbusters such as Braveheart, Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind and the highest grossing film of all time, Avatar.

86Real Lives And True Events20150725Matthew Sweet turns his attention to music written for films based on real lives, in the weekend of the launch of "True Story" - a film about identify theft.

The Classic Score of the Week is Franz Waxman's "Taras Bulba".

Matthew Sweet turns his attention to music written for films based on real lives, in the weekend of the launch of ""True Story"" - a film about identify theft.

The Classic Score of the Week is Franz Waxman's ""Taras Bulba"".

87Marco Beltrami20150808

Matthew Sweet meets prolific American composer Marco Beltrami, pupil of Jerry Goldsmith and arguably the foremost creator of the modern horror film soundtrack. ("Scream", "Mimic","Carrie", "The Omen"). There is much more to Beltrami besides. His credits also include "I Robot", "The Hurt Locker", "The Woman in Black", "The Homesman", "Terminator 3", "3:10 to Yuma". Beltrami has just teamed up with Philip Glass to create the score for the new "Fantastic Four" film, released this week.

Matthew Sweet meets prolific American composer Marco Beltrami, pupil of Jerry Goldsmith and arguably the foremost creator of the modern horror film soundtrack. (""Scream"", ""Mimic"",""Carrie"", ""The Omen""). There is much more to Beltrami besides. His credits also include ""I Robot"", ""The Hurt Locker"", ""The Woman in Black"", ""The Homesman"", ""Terminator 3"", ""3:10 to Yuma"". Beltrami has just teamed up with Philip Glass to create the score for the new ""Fantastic Four"" film, released this week.

Matthew Sweet meets prolific American composer Marco Beltrami, pupil of Jerry Goldsmith and arguably the foremost creator of the modern horror film soundtrack. (""Scream"", ""Mimic"",""Carrie"", ""The Omen""). There is much more to Beltrami besides. His credits also include ""I Robot"", ""The Hurt Locker"", ""The Woman in Black"", ""The Homesman"", ""Terminator 3"", ""3:10 to Yuma"". Beltrami has just teamed up with Philip Glass to create the score for the new ""Fantastic Four"" film, released this week.

88The Sound Of Hitchcock20150815

Matthew Sweet with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducted by Timothy Brock, present concert performances of classic scores from the films of Alfred Hitchcock, including "Rebecca", "North By Northwest", "Dial M for Murder", "Vertigo", Psycho" and "Spellbound".

Matthew Sweet with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducted by Timothy Brock, present concert performances of classic scores from the films of Alfred Hitchcock, including ""Rebecca"", ""North By Northwest"", ""Dial M for Murder"", ""Vertigo"", Psycho"" and ""Spellbound"".

89Hammer20150829Matthew Sweet explores the music of Hammer Horrors and other films made by the eponymous British production company. Founded in 1934 the company acquired the film rights to BBC radio series such as Dick Barton: Special Agent before going on to launch its iconic Horror series in the mid-fifties with hits including The Curse of Frankenstein, Dracula, and The Mummy.

Featuring horror scores by composers James Bernard, Tristram Cary, and Benjamin Frankel, as well as music from Hammer's highly successful comedy films and only space western...

Featuring horror scores by composers James Bernard, Tristram Cary, and Benjamin Frankel, as well as music from Hammer's highly successful comedy films and only space western.

90The Criminal Mind20150912

Matthew Sweet features film music inspired by the dark world of the criminal mind - the Classic Score of the Week is Max Steiner's music for the 1949 film noir "White Heat", starring James Cagney.

Also featured in the programme is Martin Phipps's music from the 2010 version of "Brighton Rock"; Philip Green's "League of Gentlemen"; Quincy Jones's "The Italian Job"; Roy Budd's "Get Carter"; Ennio Morricone's "The Untouchables"; Elliot Goldenthal's "Public Enemies" and film noir scores by Andre Previn and David Raksin.

The featured new release is "Legend" with a new score by Carter Burwell.

Matthew Sweet features film music inspired by the dark world of the criminal mind - the Classic Score of the Week is Max Steiner's music for the 1949 film noir ""White Heat"", starring James Cagney.

Also featured in the programme is Martin Phipps's music from the 2010 version of ""Brighton Rock""; Philip Green's ""League of Gentlemen""; Quincy Jones's ""The Italian Job""; Roy Budd's ""Get Carter""; Ennio Morricone's ""The Untouchables""; Elliot Goldenthal's ""Public Enemies"" and film noir scores by Andre Previn and David Raksin.

The featured new release is ""Legend"" with a new score by Carter Burwell.

91Head In The Clouds20150919Matthew Sweet presents music from films about mountains and mountaineering. The featured new release is Everest, a retelling of the 1996 Mount Everest disaster starring Jake Gyllenhaal, with a score by Dario Marianelli.

92Scotland20151003

With the release this week of Justin Kurzel's new screen version of Macbeth, Matthew Sweet reflects on film music which revels in the history and culture of Scotland. The programmes includes scores from "Highlander"; "Rob Roy"; "Braveheart"; "The Ghost Goes West"; "Cloud Atlas"; "Death Watch" and the Classic Score of the Week - Mikolas Rosza's "The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes".

With the release this week of Justin Kurzel's new screen version of Macbeth, Matthew Sweet reflects on film music which revels in the history and culture of Scotland. The programmes includes scores from ""Highlander""; ""Rob Roy""; ""Braveheart""; ""The Ghost Goes West""; ""Cloud Atlas""; ""Death Watch"" and the Classic Score of the Week - Mikolas Rosza's ""The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes"".

93From Out Of The Shadows20151010Matthew Sweet presents music from films featuring a range of assassins, hitmen and sharp shooters. Our classic score of the week is David Amram's 1962 score for The Manchurian Candidate, the Cold War thriller starring Frank Sinatra and Janet Leigh. The featured new release is Sicario with a score by Johann Johannson.

94Changing The Way We Think20151017Matthew Sweet introduces scores for films that question the way we think, in the week that has seen the launch of Sarah Gavron's new biopic, "Suffragette", with music by Alexandre Desplat.

Matthew Sweet introduces scores for films that question the way we think about the cinema, and about other things as well....

The programme features music from Birth of a Nation; The Assassination of the Duke of Guise; Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs; The Seven Samurai; The Magnificent Seven; The Robe; Midnight Cowboy; Taxi Driver; The Young Sherlock Holmes; Avatar;and the Classic Score of the Week - Jaws.

Matthew also considers whether film can change our ideas about society in the week that has seen the launch of Sarah Gavron's new biopic, "Suffragette", with music by Alexandre Desplat.

Matthew Sweet introduces scores for films that question the way we think, in the week that has seen the launch of Sarah Gavron's new biopic, ""Suffragette"", with music by Alexandre Desplat.

Matthew also considers whether film can change our ideas about society in the week that has seen the launch of Sarah Gavron's new biopic, ""Suffragette"", with music by Alexandre Desplat.

Matthew Sweet introduces scores for films that question the way we think about the cinema, and about other things as well -

The programme features music from Birth of a Nation; The Assassination of the Duke of Guise; Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs; The Seven Samurai; The Magnificent Seven; The Robe; Midnight Cowboy; Taxi Driver; The Young Sherlock Holmes; Avatar;and the Classic Score of the Week - Jaws.

95Witchcraft20151024Matthew Sweet introduces music for films exploring the theme of witchcraft prompted by the release of "The Last Witch Hunter" with music by Steve Jablonsky. The Classic Score of the Week is Roy Webb's "Cat People".

Matthew Sweet introduces music for films exploring the theme of witchcraft prompted by the release of ""The Last Witch Hunter"" with music by Steve Jablonsky. The Classic Score of the Week is Roy Webb's ""Cat People"".

Matthew Sweet introduces music for films exploring the theme of witchcraft prompted by the release of ""The Last Witch Hunter"" with music by Steve Jablonsky. The Classic Score of the Week is Roy Webb's ""Cat People"".

96Symphonic Bond20151031As the new James Bond movie, "Spectre" reaches cinemas, Matthew Sweet is at London's Barbican Centre as part of "Sound Unbound" to celebrate the great music from this most beloved of movie franchises. Composer Neil Brand joins Matthew to look back over past Bond scores, plus we hear from Spectre composer Thomas Newman.

As the new James Bond movie, ""Spectre"" reaches cinemas, Matthew Sweet is at London's Barbican Centre as part of ""Sound Unbound"" to celebrate the great music from this most beloved of movie franchises. Composer Neil Brand joins Matthew to look back over past Bond scores, plus we hear from Spectre composer Thomas Newman.

97Jocelyn Pook20151107Matthew Sweet is joined by composer Jocelyn Pook, whose music features in Eyes Wide Shut, Heidi and Brick Lane to talk about her work in film.

Matthew Sweet is joined by composer Jocelyn Pook, whose music features in Eyes Wide Shut, Heidi and Brick Lane to talk about her work in film.

98Bbc Films20151114Matthew Sweet is joined by producer Christine Langan and composer George Fenton to celebrate 25 years of BBC Films in the week that has seen the launch of The Lady In The Van.

Matthew Sweet is joined by producer Christine Langan and composer George Fenton to celebrate 25 years of BBC Films in the week that has seen the launch of The Lady In The Van.

99Once More Unto The Breach...20151121

Matthew Sweet looks at film music inspired by the battlefield hot on the heels of the release of Hunger Games, Mockingjay 2. The Classic score of the week is Rosza's El Cid.

The programme also includes music from the films Troy, Alexander, Fury, Saving Private Ryan, Atonement, Ran, 47 Ronin, and The Lord of the Rings.

100The Cold War20151128

Matthew Sweet with a selection of film music inspired by the Cold War culminating in Steven Spielberg's new film "Bridge of Spies" with music by Thomas Newman.

Matthew Sweet with a selection of film music inspired by the Cold War culminating in Steven Spielberg's new film ""Bridge of Spies"" with music by Thomas Newman.

101Northern Lights: Fire And Ice20151205Matthew Sweet looks at film, music, and Iceland and is joined by the award-winning composer Johann Johannsson, whose scores include The Theory of Everything and Sicario.

102Northern Lights: Bergman And Beyond20151212As part of Radio 3's Northern Lights season Matthew Sweet presents a selection of music from Swedish cinema including Erik Nordgren's scores for the films of Ingmar Bergman.

103Star Wars20151219With the release of "Star Wars - The Force Awakens", Matthew Sweet looks back on John Williams's music for the celebrated movie franchise.

With the release of ""Star Wars - The Force Awakens"", Matthew Sweet looks back on John Williams's music for the celebrated movie franchise.

104God Bless Us Everyone20151226Matthew Sweet presents music from film adaptations of the works of Charles Dickens: including scores for his festive favourite A Christmas Carol by Richard Addinsell and Danny Elfman.

105New Year New Music - Experimenting With Music For Film20160102Matthew Sweet looks at some of the experimental ventures in music for film from composers who have strived to create new sounds and evoke new aural worlds to underscore the movies.

Recorded as part of Radio 3's New Year - New Music Season, the programme features scores by Bernard Herrmann, Jerry Goldsmith, Ennio Morricone, Philip Glass, Peter Maxwell Davies, Jon Brion, Bebe and Louis Baron, Mario Nascimbene, Hans Zimmer, Basil Kirchin, Mr Ozio, Carter Burwell and Nathan Johnson.

Matthew Sweet looks at some of the experimental ventures in music for film from composers who have strived to create new sounds and evoke new aural worlds to underscore the movies.

Recorded as part of Radio 3's New Year - New Music Season, the programme features scores by Bernard Herrmann, Jerry Goldsmith, Ennio Morricone, Philip Glass, Peter Maxwell Davies, Jon Brion, Bebe and Louis Baron, Mario Nascimbene, Hans Zimmer, Basil Kirchin, Mr Ozio, Carter Burwell and Nathan Johnson.

106Countdown20160109Matthew Sweet counts down through some of great movie scores featuring numbers in the title in the week that has seen the launch of Quentin Tarantino's new film The Hateful Eight with a new score by Ennio Morricone.

The programme includes music from "Apollo 13", "Twelve Years A Slave", "The Ten Commandments", "9", "8 Femmes"; "The Seven Year Itch" alongside scores by Alfred Newman, Malcolm Arnold, Randy Newman and Elmer Bernstein, Philip Glass and Marco Beltrami, Jerry Goldsmith and Ennio Morricone.

The programme includes music from ""Apollo 13"", ""Twelve Years A Slave"", ""The Ten Commandments"", ""9"", ""8 Femmes""; ""The Seven Year Itch"" alongside scores by Alfred Newman, Malcolm Arnold, Randy Newman and Elmer Bernstein, Philip Glass and Marco Beltrami, Jerry Goldsmith and Ennio Morricone.

Matthew Sweet counts down through movie scores featuring numbers in the title.

Series of programmes exploring film music

107Rousseau's Forbidden Experiment20160116

Matthew Sweet with music for films about those cut off from conventional living. Those left to their own devices include Mowgli, Tarzan and Romulus & Remus.

The programme features music from "Edward Scissorhands"; "L'Enfant Sauvage"; "The Enigma of Kasper Hauser"; "Greystoke - The Legend of Tarzan"; "Princess Mononoke"; "The Jungle Book (1942)"; "Romolo e Remo"; "Lord of the Flies"; "Tangled"; "Nell" and "The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe". The featured new release is Lenny Abrahamson's "Room" - with music by Stephen Rennicks.

Matthew Sweet with music for films about those cut off from conventional living. Those left to their own devices include Mowgli, Tarzan and Romulus and Remus.

The programme features music from ""Edward Scissorhands""; ""L'Enfant Sauvage""; ""The Enigma of Kasper Hauser""; ""Greystoke - The Legend of Tarzan""; ""Princess Mononoke""; ""The Jungle Book (1942)""; ""Romolo e Remo""; ""Lord of the Flies""; ""Tangled""; ""Nell"" and ""The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe"". The featured new release is Lenny Abrahamson's ""Room"" - with music by Stephen Rennicks.

108Rags And Riches20160123Matthew Sweet introduces a selection of film music inspired by images of poverty and riches in the week of the launch of "The Big Short" with a score by Nicholas Britell.

Nicholas Brittell's work with Hans Zimmer on the score for "12 Years A Slave" won him great praise, since which he went on to score Natalie Portman's directorial debut film, "A Tale of Love and Darkness".

Matthew Sweet introduces a selection of film music inspired by images of poverty and riches in the week of the launch of ""The Big Short"" with a score by Nicholas Britell.

Nicholas Brittell's work with Hans Zimmer on the score for ""12 Years A Slave"" won him great praise, since which he went on to score Natalie Portman's directorial debut film, ""A Tale of Love and Darkness"".

109Reds And Beds20160206Matthew Sweet presents a selection of film music inspired by ideas of McCarthyism in the week of theSpeak Up!

Matthew Sweet presents a selection of film music inspired by ideas of McCarthyism in the week of the launch of Jay Roach's new film Trumbo with music by Theodore Shapiro.

Matthew Sweet presents a selection of film music inspired by ideas of McCarthyism in the week of the launch of Jay Roach's new film Trumbo with music by Theodore Shapiro.

110Enemy Of The People20160213Matthew Sweet with music from films about people who set out with the best of intentions.

Matthew Sweet with music for films about whistle-blowers, Cassandras and Enemies of the People in the week that sees the launch of the Ibsenesque "Concussion" starring Will Smith.

The programme features music from "I Robot"; "When Worlds Collide"; "The Bible - In The Beginning"; "Noah"; "Silkwood"; "The Village" and "The Parallax View". The Classic Score of the Week is John Williams's music for "Close Encounters Of The Third Kind".

Matthew also casts a thought on this weekend's BAFTAs.

Matthew Sweet with music for films about whistle-blowers, Cassandras and Enemies of the People in the week that sees the launch of the Ibsenesque ""Concussion"" starring Will Smith.

The programme features music from ""I Robot""; ""When Worlds Collide""; ""The Bible - In The Beginning""; ""Noah""; ""Silkwood""; ""The Village"" and ""The Parallax View"". The Classic Score of the Week is John Williams's music for ""Close Encounters Of The Third Kind"".

Matthew Sweet with music for films about whistle-blowers, Cassandras and Enemies of the People in the week that sees the launch of the Ibsenesque ""Concussion"" starring Will Smith.

110Reds And Beds20160206

Matthew Sweet presents a selection of film music inspired by the fears of communist infiltration in Hollywood in the late 40s and 50s and the persecution of the "Hollywood 10" and others, in the week of the launch of Jay Roach's new film "Trumbo" with music by Theodore Shapiro.

The programme features music from "Red Dawn", "Silk Stockings", "The Day The Earth Stood Still", "High Noon", "Inherit The Wind", "The Eternal Sea", "The Caine Mutiny", "On The Waterfont", "Spartacus" and "Exodus".

Matthew Sweet presents a selection of film music inspired by the fears of communist infiltration in Hollywood in the late 40s and 50s and the persecution of the ""Hollywood 10"" and others, in the week of the launch of Jay Roach's new film ""Trumbo"" with music by Theodore Shapiro.

The programme features music from ""Red Dawn"", ""Silk Stockings"", ""The Day The Earth Stood Still"", ""High Noon"", ""Inherit The Wind"", ""The Eternal Sea"", ""The Caine Mutiny"", ""On The Waterfont"", ""Spartacus"" and ""Exodus"".

112Malcolm Arnold20160220

Matthew Sweet looks back on the film career of Malcolm Arnold, including excerpts from "Hobson's Choice", "Bridge on the River Kwai", "Hard Times" and "Roots of Heaven". Matthew's classic score of the week is from "The Belles of St Trinian's".

Matthew Sweet looks back on the film career of Malcolm Arnold, including excerpts from ""Hobson's Choice"", ""Bridge on the River Kwai"", ""Hard Times"" and ""Roots of Heaven"". Matthew's classic score of the week is from ""The Belles of St Trinian's"".

Matthew Sweet looks back on the film career of Malcolm Arnold, including excerpts from ""Hobson's Choice"", ""Bridge on the River Kwai"", ""Hard Times"" and ""Roots of Heaven"". Matthew's classic score of the week is from ""The Belles of St Trinian's"".

113Crime And Punishment20160227Matthew Sweet with a selection of film music inspired by "crime and punishment" prompted by the Hollywood remake of "Secret In Their Eyes" with music by Emilio Kauderer. The programme also includes music from "To Catch A Thief"; "The Lavender Hill Mob"; "The Asphalt Jungle"; "Breathless"; "The Green Mile"; "Minority Report" and "Judge Dredd" and the Classic Score of the week is Duke Ellington's music for "Anatomy of a Murder".

Matthew Sweet with a selection of film music inspired by ""crime and punishment"" prompted by the Hollywood remake of ""Secret In Their Eyes"" with music by Emilio Kauderer. The programme also includes music from ""To Catch A Thief""; ""The Lavender Hill Mob""; ""The Asphalt Jungle""; ""Breathless""; ""The Green Mile""; ""Minority Report"" and ""Judge Dredd"" and the Classic Score of the week is Duke Ellington's music for ""Anatomy of a Murder"".

Matthew Sweet with a selection of film music inspired by ""crime and punishment"" prompted by the Hollywood remake of ""Secret In Their Eyes"" with music by Emilio Kauderer. The programme also includes music from ""To Catch A Thief""; ""The Lavender Hill Mob""; ""The Asphalt Jungle""; ""Breathless""; ""The Green Mile""; ""Minority Report"" and ""Judge Dredd"" and the Classic Score of the week is Duke Ellington's music for ""Anatomy of a Murder"".

114International Women's Day20160305Ahead of Radio 3's International Women's Day celebration this Tuesday Matthew Sweet presents music from films made by female directors, from Hollywood big hitters Kathryn Bigelow and Jane Campion, to European auteurs Agnieszka Holland and Antonia Bird. He also talks to composer Olga Neuwirth, who writes concert works as well as hybrids of film, theatre and performance art, and who has written the score for Goodnight Mommy, an Austrian horror film released in the UK this week.

115Soulmates20160312

Matthew Sweet looks at music for films about soulmates in the week of the launch of Charlie Kaufman's "Anomalisa" with a new score by Carter Burwell.

Matthew Sweet looks at music for films about "Soulmates" in the week of the launch of Charlie Kaufman's "Anomalisa" with a new score by Carter Burwell.

The programme features music from "Amelie"; "An Affair To Remember"; "Casablanca"; "The Lake House"; "Love Actually"; "Les Parapluies de Cherbourg"; "The Lobster" and "The Double Life of Veronique".

Matthew Sweet looks at music for films about soulmates in the week of the launch of Charlie Kaufman's ""Anomalisa"" with a new score by Carter Burwell.

The programme features music from ""Amelie""; ""An Affair To Remember""; ""Casablanca""; ""The Lake House""; ""Love Actually""; ""Les Parapluies de Cherbourg""; ""The Lobster"" and ""The Double Life of Veronique"".

Matthew Sweet looks at music for films about ""Soulmates"" in the week of the launch of Charlie Kaufman's ""Anomalisa"" with a new score by Carter Burwell.

116Son Of God20160319Matthew Sweet with a programme of film music inspired by the life and times of Christ.

Matthew Sweet with a programme of film music inspired by the life and times of Christ.

117Batman V Superman20160326Matthew Sweet with film music inspired by the cinematic portrayal of Batman and Superman in the week in which the movies pit one comic strip hero against the other in Zack Snyder's "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice".

Matthew considers the background and origin of both cartoon superheroes and features some of the earliest Batman/Superman screen music - written by composers such as Sammy Timberg, Leon Klatzkin, Lee Zahler and Mischa Bakaleinikoff. And of course there are also the more familiar scores as well, from Neal Hefti, Danny Elfman, Shirley Walker, Elliot Goldenthal and Hans Zimmer.

The Classic Score of the Week is John Williams's iconic music for "Superman - The Movie".

Matthew Sweet with film music inspired by the cinematic portrayal of Batman and Superman in the week in which the movies pit one comic strip hero against the other in Zack Snyder's ""Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice"".

The Classic Score of the Week is John Williams's iconic music for ""Superman - The Movie"".

Matthew Sweet with film music inspired by the cinematic portrayal of Batman and Superman in the week in which the movies pit one comic strip hero against the other in Zack Snyder's ""Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice"".

Matthew considers the background and origin of both cartoon superheroes and features some of the earliest Batman/Superman screen music - written by composers such as Sammy Timberg, Leon Klatzkin, Lee Zahler and Mischa Bakaleinikoff. And of course there are also the more familiar scores as well, from Neal Hefti, Danny Elfman, Shirley Walker, Elliot Goldenthal and Hans Zimmer.

118Powell And Pressburger20160402

Matthew Sweet looks at music for the films of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger who created some of Britain's best loved and innovative classic films.

The programme features music from "The 49th Parallel"; "A Matter of Life and Death"; "Black Narcissus" - and the Classic Score of the Week, Brian Easdale's music for "The Red Shoes".

The programme features music from ""The 49th Parallel""; ""A Matter of Life and Death""; ""Black Narcissus"" - and the Classic Score of the Week, Brian Easdale's music for ""The Red Shoes"".

119Genius20160409

Matthew Sweet features music for films on the theme of "Genius" including music for the new Matthew Brown film about mathematician, Srinivasa Ramanujan - "The Man Who Knew Infinity", with music by Matthew's brother, Coby.

Also in the programme, music by James Bernard, Alexandre Desplat, Stanley Myers, Harald Kloser and Thomas Wander, James Horner, James Newton Howard, Barrington Pheloung, Jeff Beal, Elliot Goldenthal and Gary Yershon. The Classic Score of the Week is Miklos Rozsa's music for the 1956 Van Gogh bio-pic "Lust for Life".

Matthew Sweet features music for films on the theme of ""Genius"" including music for the new Matthew Brown film about mathematician, Srinivasa Ramanujan - ""The Man Who Knew Infinity"", with music by Matthew's brother, Coby.

Also in the programme, music by James Bernard, Alexandre Desplat, Stanley Myers, Harald Kloser and Thomas Wander, James Horner, James Newton Howard, Barrington Pheloung, Jeff Beal, Elliot Goldenthal and Gary Yershon. The Classic Score of the Week is Miklos Rozsa's music for the 1956 Van Gogh bio-pic ""Lust for Life"".

120Brian Tyler20160416Matthew Sweet is joined by Award winning Hollywood composer Brian Tyler whose credits include over 70 films including blockbusters such "Avengers: Age of Ultron", "Iron Man 3" and the "Fast and Furious" franchise. Brian has composed a new score for the film "Criminal" which was launched in cinemas this week, and in May he will be giving a concert of his music with the Philharmonia at London's Festival Hall.

Tyler is especially known for his large orchestral, high octane scores associated with the action thriller and the superhero genres. He talks to Matthew about his work to date, his affection for someof the great film composers of the past, and about creating music for some of the biggest selling box-office successes of our time.

Matthew Sweet is joined by Award winning Hollywood composer Brian Tyler whose credits include over 70 films including blockbusters such ""Avengers: Age of Ultron"", ""Iron Man 3"" and the ""Fast and Furious"" franchise. Brian has composed a new score for the film ""Criminal"" which was launched in cinemas this week, and in May he will be giving a concert of his music with the Philharmonia at London's Festival Hall.

Matthew Sweet is joined by Award winning Hollywood composer Brian Tyler whose credits include over 70 films including blockbusters such ""Avengers: Age of Ultron"", ""Iron Man 3"" and the ""Fast and Furious"" franchise. Brian has composed a new score for the film ""Criminal"" which was launched in cinemas this week, and in May he will be giving a concert of his music with the Philharmonia at London's Festival Hall.

121Sounds Of Shakespeare: Shakespeare On The Screen2016042320160827 (R3)Matthew Sweet joins the BBC Concert Orchestra live in Stratford-upon-Avon for programme of film music inspired by the plays of William Shakespeare. Including music from one of the great Shakespeare collaborations of the 20th century, William Walton and Laurence Olivier's Henry V. Live on stage in front of an audience at Shakespeare's former school, King Edward VI school in Stratford-upon-Avon, as part of Radio 3's Sounds of Shakespeare weekend.

Also featured in the programme is music by Patrick Doyle for "Much Ado About Nothing"; Jocelyn Pook's score for Al Pacino's 2004 "Merchant of Venice" - the orchestra will be joined by singers Laura Wright and Tim Clifford Hill - Erich Korngold's music for the 1935 Max Reinhardt version of "A Midsummer Night's Dream"; Michael Nyman's music for "Prospero's Books"; Miklos Rozsa's music for the 1953 Marlon Brando "Julius Caesar"; and Nino Rota's score for Franco Zeffirelli's "Romeo and Juliet".

BBC Radio 3 is marking the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare with a season celebrating the four centuries of music and performance that his plays and sonnets have inspired. Over the anniversary weekend, from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th April, Radio 3 will broadcast live from a pop-up studio at the Royal Shakespeare Company's Other Place Theatre and other historic venues across Stratford-upon-Avon.

Matthew Sweet joins the BBC Concert Orchestra in Stratford-upon-Avon for programme of film music inspired by the plays of William Shakespeare. Including music from one of the great Shakespeare collaborations of the 20th century, William Walton and Laurence Olivier's Henry V. Recorded in April in front of an audience at Shakespeare's former school, King Edward VI school in Stratford-upon-Avon, as part of Radio 3's Sounds of Shakespeare weekend.

Also featured in the programme is music by Patrick Doyle for "Much Ado About Nothing"; Jocelyn Pook's score for Al Pacino's 2004 "Merchant of Venice" - the orchestra will be joined by singers Laura Wright and Tim Clifford Hill - Erich Korngold's music for the 1935 Max Reinhardt version of "A Midsummer Night's Dream"; Michael Nyman's music for "Prospero's Books"; Miklos Rozsa's music for the 1953 Marlon Brando "Julius Caesar"; and Nino Rota's score for Franco Zeffirelli's "Romeo and Juliet".

Also featured in the programme is music by Patrick Doyle for ""Much Ado About Nothing""; Jocelyn Pook's score for Al Pacino's 2004 ""Merchant of Venice"" - the orchestra will be joined by singers Laura Wright and Tim Clifford Hill - Erich Korngold's music for the 1935 Max Reinhardt version of ""A Midsummer Night's Dream""; Michael Nyman's music for ""Prospero's Books""; Miklos Rozsa's music for the 1953 Marlon Brando ""Julius Caesar""; and Nino Rota's score for Franco Zeffirelli's ""Romeo and Juliet"".

Also featured in the programme is music by Patrick Doyle for ""Much Ado About Nothing""; Jocelyn Pook's score for Al Pacino's 2004 ""Merchant of Venice"" - the orchestra will be joined by singers Laura Wright and Tim Clifford Hill - Erich Korngold's music for the 1935 Max Reinhardt version of ""A Midsummer Night's Dream""; Michael Nyman's music for ""Prospero's Books""; Miklos Rozsa's music for the 1953 Marlon Brando ""Julius Caesar""; and Nino Rota's score for Franco Zeffirelli's ""Romeo and Juliet"".

BBC Radio 3 is marking the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare with a season celebrating the four centuries of music and performance that his plays and sonnets have inspired. Over the anniversary weekend, from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th April, Radio 3 will broadcast live from a pop-up studio at the Royal Shakespeare Company's Other Place Theatre and other historic venues across Stratford-upon-Avon.

122The Yellow Star20160430Matthew Sweet presents music from films set in and after the Holocaust including Laszlo Melis's score to Son of Saul which won Best Foreign Language Film at this year's Academy Awards, and Alfred Newman's music for The Diary of Anne Frank, our classic score of the week.

123The Entertainer20160507Matthew Sweet introduces a film music inspired by the idea of the entertainer in the week of the launch of "Florence Foster Jenkins" with music by Alexandre Desplat.

Matthew Sweet introduces a film music inspired by the idea of the entertainer in the week of the launch of ""Florence Foster Jenkins"" with music by Alexandre Desplat.

124Imaginary Films20160514Matthew Sweet explores the trend among composers of creating music for films that do not actually exist. Matthew looks at music for "Imaginary films", music written for films that don't exist and also scores for lost films. He interviews Nick Phoenix and Thomas Bergersen from the production company "Two Steps From Hell" about the new phenomenon of "Epic Music" - a genre of orchestral music that has appeared from their creation of music for film trailers, which is often different from the music that features in the final film. The Classic Score of the week is from "Gaslight", a film that was nearly lost as Matthew explains.

Matthew Sweet explores the trend among composers of creating music for films that do not actually exist. Matthew looks at music for ""Imaginary films"", music written for films that don't exist and also scores for lost films. He interviews Nick Phoenix and Thomas Bergersen from the production company ""Two Steps From Hell"" about the new phenomenon of ""Epic Music"" - a genre of orchestral music that has appeared from their creation of music for film trailers, which is often different from the music that features in the final film. The Classic Score of the week is from ""Gaslight"", a film that was nearly lost as Matthew explains.

125Mutants!20160521

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".

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"".

126Alice20160528Matthew Sweet looks at film music inspired by Lewis Carroll's Alice in the week of the release of the new Alice Through The Looking Glass.

127Race20160604Matthew Sweet looks at music for films that tackle the subject of racial prejudice in the week that has seen the launch of the film "Race" about the life of athlete Jesse Owens, with a score by Rachel Portman.

Matthew Sweet looks at music for films that tackle the subject of racial prejudice in the week that has seen the launch of the film ""Race"" about the life of athlete Jesse Owens, with a score by Rachel Portman.

128Courtroom Drama20160611

Matthew Sweet with a selection of film music inspired by the court room drama - including the classic score of the week - Franz Waxman's music for Hitchcock's "The Paradine Case".

Matthew Sweet with a selection of film music inspired by the court room drama - including the classic score of the week - Franz Waxman's music for Hitchcock's ""The Paradine Case"".

129The American Civil War20160618Matthew Sweet with film music inspired by the American Civil War including the Classic Score of the Week - Max Steiner's "Gone With The Wind.

Matthew Sweet with film music inspired by the American Civil War including the Classic Score of the Week - Max Steiner's ""Gone With The Wind.

130197020160625

With the release of Liza Johnson's new drama comedy "Elvis & Nixon" - a look at America in December 1970 - Matthew Sweet reflects on the score for this, and for other films actually made in this year. A year that brought us the likes of "Love Story", "Airport", "M*A*S*H", "Soldier Blue"; "Ryan's Daughter", "Kelly's Heroes", "A Man Called Horse", "Chisum"; "The Music Lovers", "Valerie and Her Week of Wonders" and "The Railway Children".

The Classic Score of the Week is Frank Cordell's music for "Cromwell".

With the release of Liza Johnson's new drama comedy ""Elvis and Nixon"" - a look at America in December 1970 - Matthew Sweet reflects on the score for this, and for other films actually made in this year. A year that brought us the likes of ""Love Story"", ""Airport"", ""M*A*S*H"", ""Soldier Blue""; ""Ryan's Daughter"", ""Kelly's Heroes"", ""A Man Called Horse"", ""Chisum""; ""The Music Lovers"", ""Valerie and Her Week of Wonders"" and ""The Railway Children"".

The Classic Score of the Week is Frank Cordell's music for ""Cromwell"".

With the release of Liza Johnson's new drama comedy ""Elvis & Nixon"" - a look at America in December 1970 - Matthew Sweet reflects on the score for this, and for other films actually made in this year. A year that brought us the likes of ""Love Story"", ""Airport"", ""M*A*S*H"", ""Soldier Blue""; ""Ryan's Daughter"", ""Kelly's Heroes"", ""A Man Called Horse"", ""Chisum""; ""The Music Lovers"", ""Valerie and Her Week of Wonders"" and ""The Railway Children"".

131The Music Of Georges Delerue20160702Matthew Sweet reflects on the film music of the great French film composer Georges Delerue, who composed over 350 scores including much of the music for the films of François Truffaut - a composer once described as "the Mozart of cinema".

The programme features scores from "Steel Magnolias"; "Hiroshima Mon Amour"; "Cartouche"; "Anne of The Thousand Days"; "Le Mépris"; "Day for Night"; "Tirez Sur Le Pianiste"; "Le Dernier Métro"; "Jules et Jim"; "Day of the Jackel"; "Something Wicked This Way Comes" and "Agnes of God".

Matthew Sweet reflects on the film music of the great French film composer Georges Delerue, who composed over 350 scores including much of the music for the films of François Truffaut - a composer once described as ""the Mozart of cinema"".

The programme features scores from ""Steel Magnolias""; ""Hiroshima Mon Amour""; ""Cartouche""; ""Anne of The Thousand Days""; ""Le Mépris""; ""Day for Night""; ""Tirez Sur Le Pianiste""; ""Le Dernier Métro""; ""Jules et Jim""; ""Day of the Jackel""; ""Something Wicked This Way Comes"" and ""Agnes of God"".

Matthew Sweet reflects on the film music of the great French film composer Georges Delerue, who composed over 350 scores including much of the music for the films of François Truffaut - a composer once described as ""the Mozart of cinema"".

132Jungle20160709Matthew Sweet with film music with a jungle setting, including the Sherman Brothers' "Jungle Book", Ennio Morricone's "The Mission", Maurice Jarre's "Gorillas in the Mist", Jerry Goldsmith's "Rambo" and Max Steiner's classic 1933 score for "King Kong". This week's new release is Rupert Gregson-Williams's "The Legend of Tarzan".

Matthew Sweet with film music with a jungle setting, including the Sherman Brothers' ""Jungle Book"", Ennio Morricone's ""The Mission"", Maurice Jarre's ""Gorillas in the Mist"", Jerry Goldsmith's ""Rambo"" and Max Steiner's classic 1933 score for ""King Kong"". This week's new release is Rupert Gregson-Williams's ""The Legend of Tarzan"".

133Man Overboard!20160716Matthew Sweet with music from films mapping male anxiety.

134Roald Dahl20160723Matthew Sweet introduces film music inspired by the works of writer Roald Dahl.

135From Ealing To Indiana Jones20160730Matthew Sweet introduces music for films associated with cinematographer Douglas Slocombe.

Matthew Sweet introduces music written for movies associated with the great British cinematographer, Douglas Slocombe, who died earlier this year at the age of 103.

The catalogue of his films includes some of the greats of the last 75 years - Matthew reflects on his career and pays tribute with music from "Close Encounters of the Third Kind"; "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom"; "The Lavender Hill Mob"; Kind Hearts and Coronets"; "The Man In The White Suit": "Dead of Night"; "The Servant"; "The Lion In Winter"; ""The Italian Job; "Rollerball"; "The Blue Max"; "Jesus Christ Superstar"; and "Julia".

The catalogue of his films includes some of the greats of the last 75 years - Matthew reflects on his career and pays tribute with music from ""Close Encounters of the Third Kind""; ""Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom""; ""The Lavender Hill Mob""; Kind Hearts and Coronets""; ""The Man In The White Suit"": ""Dead of Night""; ""The Servant""; ""The Lion In Winter""; ""The Italian Job; ""Rollerball""; ""The Blue Max""; ""Jesus Christ Superstar""; and ""Julia"".

The catalogue of his films includes some of the greats of the last 75 years - Matthew reflects on his career and pays tribute with music from ""Close Encounters of the Third Kind""; ""Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom""; ""The Lavender Hill Mob""; Kind Hearts and Coronets""; ""The Man In The White Suit"": ""Dead of Night""; ""The Servant""; ""The Lion In Winter""; """"The Italian Job; ""Rollerball""; ""The Blue Max""; ""Jesus Christ Superstar""; and ""Julia"".

136The Modern Prometheus20160903200 years ago this year, a group of English literati, holidaying in Switzerland, which included the poet Lord Byron and his physician Dr John Polidori, Mary Shelley, her step-sister Claire Clairemont, and her husband Percy Bysshe Shelley, decided to pass the summer evenings entertaining each other with the telling of supernatural stories. The seeds were sown for one of the most enduring of all horror tales - Frankenstein.

Matthew Sweet introduces a selection of film music inspired by the Frankenstein story in the week of the release of Luke Scott's debut feature "Morgan" with music by Max Richter. The programme highlights music from the Universal Studios series of films from the '30s and '40s; from the Hammer Collection of the '60s and '70s; and from some of the more recent cinematic incarnations of the story.

Matthew Sweet introduces a selection of film music inspired by the Frankenstein story in the week of the release of Luke Scott's debut feature ""Morgan"" with music by Max Richter. The programme highlights music from the Universal Studios series of films from the '30s and '40s; from the Hammer Collection of the '60s and '70s; and from some of the more recent cinematic incarnations of the story.

137Dario Marianelli20160910Matthew Sweet meets the award winning film composer Dario Marianelli, creator of scores for films such as Atonement, Pride and Prejudice, Brothers Grimm and Anna Karenina, in the week of the launch of his latest score, for Travis Knight's fantasy film Kubo and the Two Strings.

138Gangsters20160917

Matthew Sweet introduces film music inspired by gangsters in the week of the launch of Brad Furman's new film "The Infiltrator".

As well as Chris Hajian's music from "The Infiltrator", the programme also features music from "The Godfather", "Once Upon a Time in America", "The Roaring Twenties", "Road to Perdition", "The Untouchables", "The Long Good Friday", "The Krays", "Bugsy Malone" and selections from this week's Classic Score, "Get Carter".

Matthew Sweet introduces film music inspired by gangsters in the week of the launch of Brad Furman's new film ""The Infiltrator"".

As well as Chris Hajian's music from ""The Infiltrator"", the programme also features music from ""The Godfather"", ""Once Upon a Time in America"", ""The Roaring Twenties"", ""Road to Perdition"", ""The Untouchables"", ""The Long Good Friday"", ""The Krays"", ""Bugsy Malone"" and selections from this week's Classic Score, ""Get Carter"".

139Sound Frontiers: 194620160924

Matthew Sweet is live at London's South Bank Centre celebrating film music from the year 1946 - when the Hays Code determined the coulds and the could nots; when Noir was at its height; when UK cinema going was at its peak.

The films and music featured in the programme include Alfred Hitchcock's "Notorious" with a score by Roy Webb; Miklos Rozsa's "The Killers"; Max Steiner and "The Big Sleep"; Dimitri Tiomkin and "Duel In The Sun"; Georges Auric's music for Jean Cocteau's "Beauty And The Beast"; Allan Gray and "A Matter Of Life And Death; Alan Rawsthorne and "The Captive Hearth"; John Ireland's "The Overlanders"; Mischa Spoliansky's "Wanted For Murder" and Hugo Friedhofer's "The Best Years Of Our Lives".

The films and music featured in the programme include Alfred Hitchcock's ""Notorious"" with a score by Roy Webb; Miklos Rozsa's ""The Killers""; Max Steiner and ""The Big Sleep""; Dimitri Tiomkin and ""Duel In The Sun""; Georges Auric's music for Jean Cocteau's ""Beauty And The Beast""; Allan Gray and ""A Matter Of Life And Death; Alan Rawsthorne and ""The Captive Hearth""; John Ireland's ""The Overlanders""; Mischa Spoliansky's ""Wanted For Murder"" and Hugo Friedhofer's ""The Best Years Of Our Lives"".

Matthew Sweet is live at London's South Bank Centre celebrating film music from the year 1946 - when the Hays Code determined the coulds and the could nots; when Noir was at its height; when UK cinema going was at its peak.

140Music For Stanley Kubrick20161001Matthew Sweet looks at music featured in the films of Stanley Kubrick with Richard Daniels of the Kubrick Archives live from Radio 3 Sound Frontiers at London's South Bank Centre.

141An Alternate Life20161008Matthew Sweet presents music for films about people leading double lives.

142Howard Shore At 7020161015

Matthew Sweet marks the 70th birthday this weekend of Howard Shore, in conversation with the composer, with a look back on his many scores for films to date, which include titles like "The Fly"; "Silence of The Lambs"; "The Aviator"; "Hugo" and "The Lord Of The Rings".

Howard talks about his working methods; his collaborations with directors David Cronenberg and Martin Scorsese; about writing music for Tolkien; and he introduces some of his concert music too.

Matthew Sweet marks the 70th birthday this weekend of Howard Shore, in conversation with the composer, with a look back on his many scores for films to date, which include titles like ""The Fly""; ""Silence of The Lambs""; ""The Aviator""; ""Hugo"" and ""The Lord Of The Rings"".

Matthew Sweet marks the 70th birthday this weekend of Howard Shore, in conversation with the composer, with a look back on his many scores for films to date, which include titles like ""The Fly""; ""Silence of The Lambs""; ""The Aviator""; ""Hugo"" and ""The Lord Of The Rings"".

Howard talks about his working methods; his collaborations with directors David Cronenberg and Martin Scorsese; about writing music for Tolkien; and he introduces some of his concert music too.

143Black British Cinema20161022

Matthew Sweet with a selection of music outlining a brief history of Black British cinema, from the work of Paul Robeson in the 1930s to recent films such as "Belle" and "Twelve Years A Slave".

The American actor and singer Paul Robeson made a terrific impact on the UK when he arrived here in the 1930s, performing Jerome Kern's "Showboat" at Drury Lane and appearing in British films of the period such as "King Solomon's Mines"; "Song of Freedom" and "Sanders of the River".

The programme goes on to feature music from films such as "Pool of London" from the 50s, and jazz infused social realist films such as "A Taste Of Honey" and "Sapphire"; to films such as "Babylon" and "Pressure" (the first feature-length drama to be directed in Britain by a Black film maker), and culminates in some of the more recent restorative history films such as "Belle" and "Twelve Years A Slave".

Broadcast as part of Radio 3's exploration of issues of diversity and inclusion, connecting audiences with pioneering music and culture.

Matthew Sweet with a selection of music outlining a brief history of Black British cinema, from the work of Paul Robeson in the 1930s to recent films such as ""Belle"" and ""Twelve Years A Slave"".

The American actor and singer Paul Robeson made a terrific impact on the UK when he arrived here in the 1930s, performing Jerome Kern's ""Showboat"" at Drury Lane and appearing in British films of the period such as ""King Solomon's Mines""; ""Song of Freedom"" and ""Sanders of the River"".

The programme goes on to feature music from films such as ""Pool of London"" from the 50s, and jazz infused social realist films such as ""A Taste Of Honey"" and ""Sapphire""; to films such as ""Babylon"" and ""Pressure"" (the first feature-length drama to be directed in Britain by a Black film maker), and culminates in some of the more recent restorative history films such as ""Belle"" and ""Twelve Years A Slave"".

Matthew Sweet with a selection of music outlining a brief history of Black British cinema, from the work of Paul Robeson in the 1930s to recent films such as ""Belle"" and ""Twelve Years A Slave"".

The programme goes on to feature music from films such as ""Pool of London"" from the 50s, and jazz infused social realist films such as ""A Taste Of Honey"" and ""Sapphire""; to films such as ""Babylon"" and ""Pressure"" (the first feature-length drama to be directed in Britain by a Black film maker), and culminates in some of the more recent restorative history films such as ""Belle"" and ""Twelve Years A Slave"".

Matthew Sweet presents a selection of music giving a brief history of black british cinema

Series of programmes exploring film music

144Carl Davis At 8020161029

Matthew Sweet celebrates Carl Davis's 80th birthday with the BBC Philharmonic conducted by the composer himself. The programme features some of Carl's best loved music for the screen including "The World At War"; "The Far Pavilions"; "Pride and Prejudice"; "Our Mutual Friend"; "Scandal"; "The Rainbow"; "Napoleon" and "The French Lieutenant's Woman".

Matthew Sweet celebrates Carl Davis's 80th birthday with the BBC Philharmonic conducted by the composer himself. The programme features some of Carl's best loved music for the screen including ""The World At War""; ""The Far Pavilions""; ""Pride and Prejudice""; ""Our Mutual Friend""; ""Scandal""; ""The Rainbow""; ""Napoleon"" and ""The French Lieutenant's Woman"".

145The Judgement Of Solomon20161105

Matthew Sweet with film music on the pleasures and pains of parenthood in the week of Derek Cianfrance's new film "The Light Between Oceans" with music by Alexandre Desplat.

The programme also features music from "East of Eden", "Big Fish", "Bicycle Thieves", "Two Women", "Room", "The Royal Tenenbaums", "The Parent Trap", "What Maisie Knew", "Kramer vs. Kramer", "Mrs Doubtfire", "Losing Isaiah" and "Solomon and Sheba".

Matthew Sweet with film music on the pleasures and pains of parenthood in the week of Derek Cianfrance's new film ""The Light Between Oceans"" with music by Alexandre Desplat.

The programme also features music from ""East of Eden"", ""Big Fish"", ""Bicycle Thieves"", ""Two Women"", ""Room"", ""The Royal Tenenbaums"", ""The Parent Trap"", ""What Maisie Knew"", ""Kramer vs. Kramer"", ""Mrs Doubtfire"", ""Losing Isaiah"" and ""Solomon and Sheba"".

146First Contact20161112

Matthew Sweet with music for films about contact with new worlds, new people and extra-terrestrials, in the week of "Arrival", a new Sci Fi film with a score by Jóhann Jóhannsson.

The programme features music from "The New World"; "1492 - Conquest of Paradise"; "The Mission"; "The Abyss"; "First Men In The Moon"; "The Terrornauts"; "The War of the Worlds"; "Close Encounters of the Third Kind"; "ET - The Extra Terrestrial" and "Arrival".

Matthew Sweet with music for films about contact with new worlds, new people and extra-terrestrials, in the week of ""Arrival"", a new Sci Fi film with a score by Jóhann Jóhannsson.

The programme features music from ""The New World""; ""1492 - Conquest of Paradise""; ""The Mission""; ""The Abyss""; ""First Men In The Moon""; ""The Terrornauts""; ""The War of the Worlds""; ""Close Encounters of the Third Kind""; ""ET - The Extra Terrestrial"" and ""Arrival"".

147James Newton Howard20161119Matthew Sweet with music and conversation with one of Hollywood's most successful and prolific composers, James Newton Howard, whose latest score is for the JK Rowling inspired film "Fantastic Beasts, And Where To Find Them", which was released on Friday.

Matthew Sweet with music and conversation with one of Hollywood's most successful and prolific composers, James Newton Howard, whose latest score is for the JK Rowling inspired film ""Fantastic Beasts, And Where To Find Them"", which was released on Friday.

148Women At War20161126

Matthew Sweet introduces a selection of film music inspired by the role of women during times of war in the week of the launch of "Allied" with a new score by Alan Silvestri.

The programme draws from films about historic women at the sharp end of battle, including music by Nina Humphreys for "Boudica"; Eric Serra and Mischa Spoliansky's music for films about Joan of Arc; and Craig Armstrong/AR Rahman's score for "Elizabeth - The Golden Age". The Classic Score of the Week is Erich Korngold's "The Sea Hawk".

Other scores in the programme include Stephen Warbeck's music for "Charlotte Gray"; Anthony Collins's "Odette" and Georges Delerue's "Mata Hari, Agent H21".

Matthew Sweet introduces a selection of film music inspired by the role of women during times of war in the week of the launch of ""Allied"" with a new score by Alan Silvestri.

The programme draws from films about historic women at the sharp end of battle, including music by Nina Humphreys for ""Boudica""; Eric Serra and Mischa Spoliansky's music for films about Joan of Arc; and Craig Armstrong/AR Rahman's score for ""Elizabeth - The Golden Age"". The Classic Score of the Week is Erich Korngold's ""The Sea Hawk"".

Other scores in the programme include Stephen Warbeck's music for ""Charlotte Gray""; Anthony Collins's ""Odette"" and Georges Delerue's ""Mata Hari, Agent H21"".

149First Peoples20161203Matthew Sweet explores music for films reflecting the depictions of indigenous peoples in the week that has seen the launch of Disney's "Moana". In particular he focuses on Native Americans on the screen. Drawing on music from Peter Pan to the present, Matthew looks at how stereo-typical portrayals have gradually given way to more realistic representations. The programme includes music from the films of John Wayne; "A Man Called Horse"; "Dances With Wolves" and "The Revenant".

Matthew Sweet explores music for films reflecting the depictions of indigenous peoples in the week that has seen the launch of Disney's ""Moana"". In particular he focuses on Native Americans on the screen. Drawing on music from Peter Pan to the present, Matthew looks at how stereo-typical portrayals have gradually given way to more realistic representations. The programme includes music from the films of John Wayne; ""A Man Called Horse""; ""Dances With Wolves"" and ""The Revenant"".

150In The Blood20161210

Matthew Sweet with music for films that explore ideas of heredity and genetics in the week of the launch of the Irish-British thriller "I Am Not A Serial Killer".

In Billy O'Brien's new film, based on Dan Wells's novel, a fifteen year boy, a diagnosed social-path, lives in fear that he is fated to become a serial-killer. The music for the film is by Adrian Johnston who has given us scores for "Becoming Jane" and the 2008 big screen version of "Brideshead Revisited" as well as music for some of Stephen Poliakoff's film dramas.

The programme also includes music from "The Elephant Man"; "The Island of Dr Moreau"; "Splice"; "Jurassic Park"; "Never Let Me Go"; "The Boys From Brazil"; "Gattaca" and "Creation". The Classic Score of the Week is Ernest Gold's music for "Inherit The Wind.

In Billy O'Brien's new film, based on Dan Wells's novel, a fifteen year boy, a diagnosed social-path, lives in fear that he is fated to become a serial-killer. The music for the film is by Adrian Johnson who has given us scores for "Becoming Jane" and the 2008 big screen version of "Brideshead Revisited".

Matthew Sweet with music for films that explore ideas of heredity and genetics in the week of the launch of the Irish-British thriller ""I Am Not A Serial Killer"".

In Billy O'Brien's new film, based on Dan Wells's novel, a fifteen year boy, a diagnosed social-path, lives in fear that he is fated to become a serial-killer. The music for the film is by Adrian Johnston who has given us scores for ""Becoming Jane"" and the 2008 big screen version of ""Brideshead Revisited"" as well as music for some of Stephen Poliakoff's film dramas.

The programme also includes music from ""The Elephant Man""; ""The Island of Dr Moreau""; ""Splice""; ""Jurassic Park""; ""Never Let Me Go""; ""The Boys From Brazil""; ""Gattaca"" and ""Creation"". The Classic Score of the Week is Ernest Gold's music for ""Inherit The Wind.

In Billy O'Brien's new film, based on Dan Wells's novel, a fifteen year boy, a diagnosed social-path, lives in fear that he is fated to become a serial-killer. The music for the film is by Adrian Johnson who has given us scores for ""Becoming Jane"" and the 2008 big screen version of ""Brideshead Revisited"".

151Ballet20161217

Matthew Sweet with film music inspired by the magic and romance of the ballet in the week that sees the launch of the Klaus Badelt score for "Ballerina".

Matthew Sweet with film music inspired by the magic and romance of the ballet in the week that sees the launch of the Klaus Badelt score for "Ballerina".

The programme includes music from "Black Swan", "Mao's Last Dancer", "The Red Shoes", "The Intelligence Men", "Exposed", "The Bandwagon", "Black Tights" and the Classic Score of the Week is "On Your Toes".

Matthew Sweet with film music inspired by the magic and romance of the ballet in the week that sees the launch of the Klaus Badelt score for ""Ballerina"".

The programme includes music from ""Black Swan"", ""Mao's Last Dancer"", ""The Red Shoes"", ""The Intelligence Men"", ""Exposed"", ""The Bandwagon"", ""Black Tights"" and the Classic Score of the Week is ""On Your Toes"".

Matthew Sweet with film music inspired by the magic and romance of the ballet in the week that sees the launch of the Klaus Badelt score for ""Ballerina"".

154Breaking Free: Serialism And The Cinema20170107Matthew Sweet looks at the influence of Schoenberg on film music - not least in the scores of Leonard Rosenman, Miklos Rozsa, Scott Bradley, Jerry Goldsmith, David Shire, Ernest Gold, Johnny Mandel, Humphrey Searle, Benjamin Frankel and Elisabeth Lutyens.

Although Schoenberg never wrote a score to accompany an actual film he was very interested in the medium and lived his final years in Hollywood where several of the leading Hollywood composers attended his composition classes. His revolutionary ideas about "twelve tone" composition made a sizable impact on film music as Matthew explores and illustrates in this programme.

Although Schoenberg never wrote a score to accompany an actual film he was very interested in the medium and lived his final years in Hollywood where several of the leading Hollywood composers attended his composition classes. His revolutionary ideas about ""twelve tone"" composition made a sizable impact on film music as Matthew explores and illustrates in this programme.

Matthew Sweet looks at the influence of Schoenberg on film music - not least in the scores of Leonard Rosenman, Miklos Rozsa, Scott Bradley, Jerry Goldsmith, David Shire, Ernest Gold, Johnny Mandel, Humphrey Searle, Benjamin Frankel and Elisabeth Lutyens.

155The 21st-century Musical20170114

Matthew Sweet looks at the 21st-century film musical in the week of the launch of Damien Chazelle's "La La Land" with music by Justin Hurwitz - who had a huge success with "Whiplash" a couple of years ago.

From the 1970s and 1980s, the film musical declined in popularity, but re-appeared with renewed vigour - darker, and with an edge - at the start of the new century, in films such as "Chicago" and "Moulin Rouge". The programme features music from "Chicago", "Les Miserables", "Moulin Rouge", "Mamma Mia", "Dancer In The Dark"; "London Road"; "Into The Woods", "Frozen" and "Nine" - and also features some of Justin Hurwitz's music for "La La Land".

Matthew Sweet looks at the 21st-century film musical in the week of the launch of Damien Chazelle's ""La La Land"" with music by Justin Hurwitz - who had a huge success with ""Whiplash"" a couple of years ago.

From the 1970s and 1980s, the film musical declined in popularity, but re-appeared with renewed vigour - darker, and with an edge - at the start of the new century, in films such as ""Chicago"" and ""Moulin Rouge"". The programme features music from ""Chicago"", ""Les Miserables"", ""Moulin Rouge"", ""Mamma Mia"", ""Dancer In The Dark""; ""London Road""; ""Into The Woods"", ""Frozen"" and ""Nine"" - and also features some of Justin Hurwitz's music for ""La La Land"".

1561963 - The Year Everything Happened20170121

Matthew Sweet features music by Mica Levi for the new film 'Jackie' in a focus on film music for the pivotal year 1963. The year in which JF Kennedy was assassinated, and when in the film world Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor gave us "Cleopatra".

The programme features scores from 'It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, World', 'Charade', 'The Leopard', '55 Days at Peking', 'The Great Escape', 'The VIPs', 'Cleopatra', 'McLintock!', 'Promises! Promises!', 'Move Over, Darling' and 'The Birds'.

Matthew Sweet features music by Mica Levi for the new film 'Jackie' in a focus on film music for the pivotal year 1963. The year in which JF Kennedy was assassinated, and when in the film world Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor gave us ""Cleopatra"".

157Pacifism20170128Matthew Sweet with music for films with a pacifist theme in the week that has seen the launch of Mel Gibson's new film "Hacksaw Ridge" with music by Rupert Gregson-Williams.

Matthew Sweet with music for films with a pacifist theme in the week that has seen the launch of Mel Gibson's new film ""Hacksaw Ridge"" with music by Rupert Gregson-Williams.

158Treasure Hunt20170204Matthew Sweet introduces a selection of film music inspired by classic stories of secret maps and lost treasure in the week of the release of "Gold" with music by Daniel Pemberton.

Matthew Sweet introduces a selection of film music inspired by classic stories of secret maps and lost treasure in the week of the release of ""Gold"" with music by Daniel Pemberton.

159William Alwyn20170211Matthew Sweet with Philip Lane on the film music career of William Alwyn, composer of over 70 scores including Desert Victory, The History of Mr Polly and The Crimson Pirate.

160The Moon20170218Matthew Sweet with film music inspired by the moon in the week of the release of "Hidden Figures", with music by Hans Zimmer, Pharrell Williams and Benjamin Wallfisch.

The Moon features in a variety of ways in the history of film, from werewolves and romance to the stuff of hard science. It today's programme we hear music from "Road To Morocco"; "An American Werewolf in London"; "The Wolf Man"; "By The Light Of The Silvery Moon"; "The Princess Kaguya"; "Apollo 13"; "A Grand Day Out"; "The First Men In The Moon"; "Woman On The Moon"; "Iron Sky"; "2001 - A Space Odyssey"; "Moon"; "Destination Moon" and "Hidden Figures".

Matthew Sweet with film music inspired by the moon in the week of the release of ""Hidden Figures"", with music by Hans Zimmer, Pharrell Williams and Benjamin Wallfisch.

The Moon features in a variety of ways in the history of film, from werewolves and romance to the stuff of hard science. It today's programme we hear music from ""Road To Morocco""; ""An American Werewolf in London""; ""The Wolf Man""; ""By The Light Of The Silvery Moon""; ""The Princess Kaguya""; ""Apollo 13""; ""A Grand Day Out""; ""The First Men In The Moon""; ""Woman On The Moon""; ""Iron Sky""; ""2001 - A Space Odyssey""; ""Moon""; ""Destination Moon"" and ""Hidden Figures"".

Matthew Sweet with film music inspired by the moon in the week of the release of ""Hidden Figures"", with music by Hans Zimmer, Pharrell Williams and Benjamin Wallfisch.

161The Family20170225Matthew Sweet considers film music written to accompany films concerned with family matters following the release of "It's Only The End Of The World" with music by Gabriel Yared.

Producer Chris Wines.

Matthew Sweet considers film music written to accompany films concerned with family matters following the release of ""It's Only The End Of The World"" with music by Gabriel Yared.

Matthew Sweet considers film music written to accompany films concerned with family matters following the release of ""It's Only The End Of The World"" with music by Gabriel Yared.

16220170304Matthew Sweet with film music inspired by the Raj in the week of the release of "The Viceroy's House" with a score by AR Rahman.

Matthew Sweet with film music inspired by the Raj in the week of the release of ""The Viceroy's House"" with a score by AR Rahman.

163Anne Dudley20170311

Matthew Sweet meets composer, conductor and arranger Anne Dudley for a focus on her music for film in the week of the launch of Paul Verhoeven's acclaimed new film "Elle". One time member of the 80s synth band Art of Noise, Anne has an extensive catalogue of film scores from across 30 years in the industry and is one of the few women to win an Oscar for her music.

The programme includes music from "Black Books"; "Buster"; "The Pope Must Die"; "Knight Moves"; "The Crying Game"; "The Grotesque"; "The Full Monty"; "American History X"; "Monkeybone"; "The Miracle Maker"; "Tristan and Isolde" and "Elle".

And Anne chooses the Classic Score of the week.

Matthew Sweet meets composer, conductor and arranger Anne Dudley for a focus on her music for film in the week of the launch of Paul Verhoeven's acclaimed new film ""Elle"". One time member of the 80s synth band Art of Noise, Anne has an extensive catalogue of film scores from across 30 years in the industry and is one of the few women to win an Oscar for her music.

The programme includes music from ""Black Books""; ""Buster""; ""The Pope Must Die""; ""Knight Moves""; ""The Crying Game""; ""The Grotesque""; ""The Full Monty""; ""American History X""; ""Monkeybone""; ""The Miracle Maker""; ""Tristan and Isolde"" and ""Elle"".

164The Eye20170325

Matthew Sweet explores the subject of the eye in cinema through an anthology of film music culminating in the music for Nicolas Pesce's new horror film "The Eyes of My Mother".

The eye is a magical, paradoxical organ. Soft, vulnerable, worryingly penetrable - and yet an instrument of mastery and control." Matthew explores the many ways in which the eye takes a central role in film and features music from Polanski's "Macbeth"; Maurice Jarre's score for "Les Yeux Sans Visage"; Cocteau's "Orphee"; the 1981 and 2010 versions of "Clash Of the Titans"; Les Baxter's music for "The Man With The X-Ray Eyes"; "Clockwork Orange"; "The Parallax View"; "Nineteen Eighty-Four"; "Eye In The Sky"; "Lost Highway"; "Peeping Tom" and "The Eyes Of Laura Mars". The Classic Score of the Week is Bernard Herrmann's "Psycho".

Matthew Sweet explores the subject of the eye in cinema through an anthology of film music culminating in the music for Nicolas Pesce's new horror film ""The Eyes of My Mother"".

The eye is a magical, paradoxical organ. Soft, vulnerable, worryingly penetrable - and yet an instrument of mastery and control."" Matthew explores the many ways in which the eye takes a central role in film and features music from Polanski's ""Macbeth""; Maurice Jarre's score for ""Les Yeux Sans Visage""; Cocteau's ""Orphee""; the 1981 and 2010 versions of ""Clash Of the Titans""; Les Baxter's music for ""The Man With The X-Ray Eyes""; ""Clockwork Orange""; ""The Parallax View""; ""Nineteen Eighty-Four""; ""Eye In The Sky""; ""Lost Highway""; ""Peeping Tom"" and ""The Eyes Of Laura Mars"". The Classic Score of the Week is Bernard Herrmann's ""Psycho"".

165Rainer Werner Fassbinder20170401

Matthew Sweet marks the BFI's retrospective of the films of the pioneering German director and screenwriter Rainer Werner Fassbinder with a look at his collaboration with composer Peer Raben. Plus music from some of Fassbinder's favourite films including Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, The Night of the Hunter, and Johnny Guitar.

166Rank20170408

Matthew Sweet presents a programme of film music marking Radio 3's Uproot festival, held in Hull - the 2017 UK City of Culture. The programme is inspired by films associated with one of the driving forces of British cinema, Hull-born Joseph Arthur Rank. His Rank Organisation films were famously prefaced with a sequence featuring a man striking a giant gong, and they brought us some of our best loved titles, and with them, some great scores: "In Which We Serve", "Brief Encounter", "A Matter of Life and Death", "Genevieve", "Reach for the Sky", "Carve Her Name with Pride" etc.

Matthew Sweet presents a programme of film music marking Radio 3's Uproot festival, held in Hull - the 2017 UK City of Culture. The programme is inspired by films associated with one of the driving forces of British cinema, Hull-born Joseph Arthur Rank. His Rank Organisation films were famously prefaced with a sequence featuring a man striking a giant gong, and they brought us some of our best loved titles, and with them, some great scores: ""In Which We Serve"", ""Brief Encounter"", ""A Matter of Life and Death"", ""Genevieve"", ""Reach for the Sky"", ""Carve Her Name with Pride"" etc.

167Eastertide20170415For the Easter weekend Matthew Sweet goes on a cinematic egg hunt encountering music by Jerry Goldsmith, Lalo Schifrin and Bernard Herrmann along the way. There are some bunnies too, courtesy of Donnie Darko, Watership Down and Fatal Attraction... The 1948 Oscar-winning score to Easter Parade is the classic score of the week.

Matthew Sweet presents a selection of film music on the theme of Easter.

Series of programmes exploring film music

168Their Finest Hour20170422Matthew Sweet with a selection of film music reflecting wartime propaganda in the cinema and the wartime spirit, inspired by Lone Scherfig's new film "Their Finest" with a score by Rachel Portman, released in cinemas this week.

Matthew Sweet with a selection of film music reflecting wartime propaganda in the cinema and the wartime spirit, inspired by Lone Scherfig's new film ""Their Finest"" with a score by Rachel Portman, released in cinemas this week.

Matthew Sweet presents a selection of film music reflecting 'the wartime spirit'.

Matthew Sweet with a selection of film music reflecting wartime propaganda in the cinema and the wartime spirit, inspired by Lone Scherfig's new film ""Their Finest"" with a score by Rachel Portman, released in cinemas this week.

169Sourced By The Bard20170429Matthew Sweet with a selection of music inspired by films that take inspiration from the works of Shakespeare in the week of the release of William Oldroyd's film "Lady Macbeth".

While the cinema has brought many famous adaptations of Shakespeare's plays to the screen, the story of The Bard's influence on film is far greater. Matthew Sweet presents a selection of soundtracks for films that have taken Shakespeare's stories as the source material for new plots - some quite literal, others a little more subtle. The programme features a Spaghetti Western versions of Hamlet, a submarine reworking of Romeo and Juliet, and a mediaeval Japanese take on King Lear.

Featured film scores include music for 'Theatre Of Blood', 'Chimes At Midnight', 'All Night Long', 'Forbidden Planet', 'Prospero's Books', 'McLintock' and 'The Lion King'.

The Classic Score of the Week is the film soundtrack to Leonard Bernstein's 'West Side Story'.

Matthew Sweet with a selection of music inspired by films that take inspiration from the works of Shakespeare in the week of the release of William Oldroyd's film ""Lady Macbeth"".

1970197020160625
1970197020160625Matthew Sweet introduces a selection of film music from the year 1970.

Series of programmes exploring film music

1977197720170527Matthew Sweet presents a selection of music for films from 1977.

Series of programmes exploring film music

1995199520190622

This week sees the final instalment of the Toy Story franchise which in 1995 was the first feature length CGI film. Matthew Sweet considers it and other music from what was a great year of film. Featured scores include 'Die Hard With a Vengeance', 'Se7en', 'Batman Forever', 'Goldeneye', 'Waterworld, 'Twelve Monkeys', 'A Walk In The Clouds', 'Braveheart', 'Il Postino', 'Sense and Sensibility', 'Pocahontas' and of course 'Toy Story'. The Classic Score of the Week is Miklos Rozsa's 'Ivanhoe'. Rozsa died in July of 1995.

Matthew Sweet explores film music from the year 1995

Series of programmes exploring film music

1995199520190622Matthew Sweet explores film music from the year 1995

Series of programmes exploring film music

This week sees the final instalment of the Toy Story franchise which in 1995 was the first feature length CGI film. Matthew Sweet considers it and other music from what was a great year of film. Featured scores include 'Die Hard With a Vengeance', 'Se7en', 'Batman Forever', 'Goldeneye', 'Waterworld, 'Twelve Monkeys', 'A Walk In The Clouds', 'Braveheart', 'Il Postino', 'Sense and Sensibility', 'Pocahontas' and of course 'Toy Story'. The Classic Score of the Week is Miklos Rozsa's 'Ivanhoe'. Rozsa died in July of 1995.

AO301Walt Disney And Ingmar Bergman20130930Sound of Cinema. Penny Gore presents a week of music used at the cinema

All this week in Afternoon on 3 Penny Gore looks at music choices made by movie directors. Music can set the scene, convey mood, define a character - all manner of things in movies, and many directors have had strong views on what they want - or don't want. This week Penny Gore presents in complete performances music used by some of the master movie directors.

Monday:

Walt Disney and Ingmar Bergman

Walt Disney's "Fantasia" has probably introduced more people to Classical music than any other film, and Mickey Mouse as the hapless and helpless Sorcerer's Apprentice is a good example of image and music working supremely well together.

On the other hand Beethoven's 9th Symphony, and particularly the "Ode to Joy" final movement and its clarion call for universal brotherhood have obvious appeal, but perhaps the scale and brilliance of the music make its appearances on film less satisfying - from Andrei Tarkovsky's "Nostalghia" and Kubrick's "A Clockwork Orange" to "Ace Ventura Pet Detective".

Ingmar Bergman had a very particular relationship with music - he is quoted as describing himself as the conductor of a movie rather than a director, and when asked which sense he would rather lose - vision or hearing - he chose sight as he said he couldn't live without music. In "Saraband" (2003) tangled family and generational relationships founder and the sarabande from Bach's 5th Cello Suite is at the core of the plot of loss, mental illness and attempted suicide.

We end the afternoon in New York - Mozart's Overture to The Marriage of Figaro opens John Landis's comedy "Trading Places" in which rich city banker Dan Aykroyd and down-and-out Eddie Murphy reverse roles one winter in a morality tale set against the backdrop of the New York Stock Exchange. And Woody Allen's 1979 film "Manhattan" was inspired in part by Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue - New York is the backdrop to the movie but it becomes more like one of the characters.

2pm

Max Steiner

Overture and Tara's Theme from "Gone with the Wind

Austrian Radio Symphony Orchestra, John Axelrod

Gershwin arr. Schoenfield

I got Rhythm variations from "Girl Crazy

Louis Lortie (piano), Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra, Yan Pascal Tortelier

2.20pm

Dukas

Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Marc Albrecht

2.30pm

Symphony No.9 in D minor (Op.125) "Choral

Diana Damrau, soprano

Kate Lindsey, mezzo-soprano

Piotr Beczala, tenor

René Pape, bass

Westminster Symphonic Choir

West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

Daniel Barenboim

3.35pm

Suite for solo cello No.5 in C minor (BWV.1011)

Jean Guihen Queyras

4.10pm

Walt Disney's ""Fantasia"" has probably introduced more people to Classical music than any other film, and Mickey Mouse as the hapless and helpless Sorcerer's Apprentice is a good example of image and music working supremely well together.

On the other hand Beethoven's 9th Symphony, and particularly the ""Ode to Joy"" final movement and its clarion call for universal brotherhood have obvious appeal, but perhaps the scale and brilliance of the music make its appearances on film less satisfying - from Andrei Tarkovsky's ""Nostalghia"" and Kubrick's ""A Clockwork Orange"" to ""Ace Ventura Pet Detective"".

Ingmar Bergman had a very particular relationship with music - he is quoted as describing himself as the conductor of a movie rather than a director, and when asked which sense he would rather lose - vision or hearing - he chose sight as he said he couldn't live without music. In ""Saraband"" (2003) tangled family and generational relationships founder and the sarabande from Bach's 5th Cello Suite is at the core of the plot of loss, mental illness and attempted suicide.

We end the afternoon in New York - Mozart's Overture to The Marriage of Figaro opens John Landis's comedy ""Trading Places"" in which rich city banker Dan Aykroyd and down-and-out Eddie Murphy reverse roles one winter in a morality tale set against the backdrop of the New York Stock Exchange. And Woody Allen's 1979 film ""Manhattan"" was inspired in part by Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue - New York is the backdrop to the movie but it becomes more like one of the characters.

Overture and Tara's Theme from ""Gone with the Wind"

I got Rhythm variations from ""Girl Crazy"

Symphony No.9 in D minor (Op.125) ""Choral"

Sound of Cinema. Penny Gore presents a week of music used at the cinema

All this week in Afternoon on 3 Penny Gore looks at music choices made by movie directors. Music can set the scene, convey mood, define a character - all manner of things in movies, and many directors have had strong views on what they want - or don't want. This week Penny Gore presents in complete performances music used by some of the master movie directors.

Walt Disney and Ingmar Bergman

Walt Disney's ""Fantasia"" has probably introduced more people to Classical music than any other film, and Mickey Mouse as the hapless and helpless Sorcerer's Apprentice is a good example of image and music working supremely well together.

Ingmar Bergman had a very particular relationship with music - he is quoted as describing himself as the conductor of a movie rather than a director, and when asked which sense he would rather lose - vision or hearing - he chose sight as he said he couldn't live without music. In ""Saraband"" (2003) tangled family and generational relationships founder and the sarabande from Bach's 5th Cello Suite is at the core of the plot of loss, mental illness and attempted suicide.

We end the afternoon in New York - Mozart's Overture to The Marriage of Figaro opens John Landis's comedy ""Trading Places"" in which rich city banker Dan Aykroyd and down-and-out Eddie Murphy reverse roles one winter in a morality tale set against the backdrop of the New York Stock Exchange. And Woody Allen's 1979 film ""Manhattan"" was inspired in part by Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue - New York is the backdrop to the movie but it becomes more like one of the characters.

Daniel Barenboim

AO302The Sea, The Sea!20131005Matthew Sweet's weekly celebration of film music looks at scores inspired by our relationship with the sea, including this week's new release, Paul Wright's ""For Those In Peril"".

For Those In Peril"" attracted a lot of acclaim at its premiere during this year's Edinburgh International Film Festival. It goes on general release this week. Writer and Director, Paul Wright, says of it:

I remember when I was little, the mums and dads used to tell all the little kids about the devil in the ocean, how it had cursed the town and all the people in it."

Eric Enocksson has composed the score for the film and there will be an opportunity to hear part of it in the programme.

Using this as his starting point, Matthew looks at how the sea has shaped scores from the likes of Dmitri Tiomkin, John Barry, Mychael Danna and Alan Silvestri' for films such as ""Abyss"", ""The Old Man and the Sea""; ""The Life of Pi"" and ""The Deep"".

An edited version of the programme will be available as a podcast from Monday lunchtime.

#BBCSoundofCinema.

For Those In Peril"" attracted a lot of interest at its premiere during this year's Edinburgh International Film Festival. It goes on general release this week. Writer and Director, Paul Wright, says of it:

Eric Enocksson has composed the score for the film.

An edited version of the programme will be available as a download after the transmission.

Matthew Sweet's weekly celebration of film music looks at scores inspired by our relationship with the sea, including this week's new release, Paul Wright's "For Those In Peril".

For Those In Peril" attracted a lot of interest at its premiere during this year's Edinburgh International Film Festival. It goes on general release this week. Writer and Director, Paul Wright, says of it:

I remember when I was little, the mums and dads used to tell all the little kids about the devil in the ocean, how it had cursed the town and all the people in it.

Using this as his starting point, Matthew looks at how the sea has shaped scores from the likes of Dmitri Tiomkin, John Barry, Mychael Danna and Alan Silvestri' for films such as "Abyss", "The Old Man and the Sea"; "The Life of Pi" and "The Deep".

For Those In Peril" attracted a lot of acclaim at its premiere during this year's Edinburgh International Film Festival. It goes on general release this week. Writer and Director, Paul Wright, says of it:

AO302Werner Herzog And Roman Polanski20131001Sound of Cinema. Penny Gore presents a week of music used in movies.

Werner Herzog and Roman Polanski

At the Oscars ceremony in the spring of 1985, Maurice Jarre - winner of the award for Best Original Score (A Passage to India), remarked that we was glad that an obvious contender was not eligible in the category. This was the year of "Amadeus" - Milos Forman's screen adaptation of Peter Schaffer's play which came away with 8 Oscars including the Best Actor award for F Murray Abraham as Salieri. In one scene Constanze Mozart is looking for Salieri's support for her financially struggling husband. She shows him some of her husband's scores, and we hear the opening of Mozart's Symphony No 29 in A as Salieri becomes more and more dumbfounded by Mozart's ability.

From the Imperial Austro-Hungarian Court to the Brazilian jungle.

Many Movie directors have at some point tried their hand in opera houses. Werner Herzog produced Wagner's Lohengrin at the Bayreuth Festival in 1987 - he also made a film of "Wozzeck" which Berg had set to music a generation before. In Herzog's film "Fitzcarraldo", Klaus Kinski, aided by local tribesmen, tries to drag a steam-powered paddle steamer up a hillside in the Brazilian jungle while a wind-up gramophone plays records of the great tenor Caruso, but tucked away in there as well is Richard Strauss's score of Death and Transfiguration.

Roman Polanski has first-hand experience of the Nazi treatment of Jews in Krakow and made "The Pianist" in 2002 - a film account of the wartime experiences of Polish pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman. In "Death and the Maiden" (1994) the scene is moved to an unnamed South American republic, but the same brutality is here as Sigourney Weaver tries to find out whether Ben Kingsley is the ex-fascist who tortured her in the past. All played out to the strains of Schubert's quartet.

Finally, many Classical works have been given nicknames - "Emperor" Concerto,"Pathétique" and "Surprise" symphonies - but is there another Classical work whose nickname comes from a movie title?

Mozart's "Elvira Madigan" concerto only became known as that after the 1967 film about a Danish circus tightrope dancer - who'd have thought it?

2pm

On the Beatiful Blue Danube, Waltz Op. 314,

Austrian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Vienna, Manfred Honeck

2.10pm

Symphony No.29 in A (K.201)

Le Cercle de l'Harmonie, Jeremie Rohrer

2.35pm

Tod und Verklärung

Suisse Romande Orchestra, Neeme Jarvi

Prelude to Parsifal

West-East Divan Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim

3.20pm

Quartet No.14 in D minor (D.810) "Death and the Maiden

Apollon Musagète Quartet

4pm

Piano Concerto No.21 (K.467) "Elvira Madigan

Maurizio Pollini (piano), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Christian Thielemann.

At the Oscars ceremony in the spring of 1985, Maurice Jarre - winner of the award for Best Original Score (A Passage to India), remarked that we was glad that an obvious contender was not eligible in the category. This was the year of ""Amadeus"" - Milos Forman's screen adaptation of Peter Schaffer's play which came away with 8 Oscars including the Best Actor award for F Murray Abraham as Salieri. In one scene Constanze Mozart is looking for Salieri's support for her financially struggling husband. She shows him some of her husband's scores, and we hear the opening of Mozart's Symphony No 29 in A as Salieri becomes more and more dumbfounded by Mozart's ability.

Many Movie directors have at some point tried their hand in opera houses. Werner Herzog produced Wagner's Lohengrin at the Bayreuth Festival in 1987 - he also made a film of ""Wozzeck"" which Berg had set to music a generation before. In Herzog's film ""Fitzcarraldo"", Klaus Kinski, aided by local tribesmen, tries to drag a steam-powered paddle steamer up a hillside in the Brazilian jungle while a wind-up gramophone plays records of the great tenor Caruso, but tucked away in there as well is Richard Strauss's score of Death and Transfiguration.

Roman Polanski has first-hand experience of the Nazi treatment of Jews in Krakow and made ""The Pianist"" in 2002 - a film account of the wartime experiences of Polish pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman. In ""Death and the Maiden"" (1994) the scene is moved to an unnamed South American republic, but the same brutality is here as Sigourney Weaver tries to find out whether Ben Kingsley is the ex-fascist who tortured her in the past. All played out to the strains of Schubert's quartet.

Finally, many Classical works have been given nicknames - ""Emperor"" Concerto,""Pathétique"" and ""Surprise"" symphonies - but is there another Classical work whose nickname comes from a movie title?

Mozart's ""Elvira Madigan"" concerto only became known as that after the 1967 film about a Danish circus tightrope dancer - who'd have thought it?

Quartet No.14 in D minor (D.810) ""Death and the Maiden"

Piano Concerto No.21 (K.467) ""Elvira Madigan"

AO303Luchino Visconti20131002Luchino Visconti

From the mid 50s to the late 60s Visconti produced several landmark Verdi operas in La Scala, Spoleto and the Royal Opera House. He had been part of the Italian neorealist cinema movement, along with Roberto Rossellini and Federico Fellini. But by the time he made "Death in Venice" in 1971 he was making more personal films in which decadence, decline and "beauty" become key aesthetics. In Thomas Mann's original novella the role of Aschenbach (Dirk Bogarde) is an author, but Visconti makes him a composer and the Adagietto from Mahler's 5th Symphony appears again and again as Aschenbach watches the "beautiful" youth Tadzio. from afar.

Overture La forza del destino

West-East Divan Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim

Symphony No.5

West German Radio SYmphony Orchestra, Jukka Pekka Saraste.

From the mid 50s to the late 60s Visconti produced several landmark Verdi operas in La Scala, Spoleto and the Royal Opera House. He had been part of the Italian neorealist cinema movement, along with Roberto Rossellini and Federico Fellini. But by the time he made ""Death in Venice"" in 1971 he was making more personal films in which decadence, decline and ""beauty"" become key aesthetics. In Thomas Mann's original novella the role of Aschenbach (Dirk Bogarde) is an author, but Visconti makes him a composer and the Adagietto from Mahler's 5th Symphony appears again and again as Aschenbach watches the ""beautiful"" youth Tadzio. from afar.

From the mid 50s to the late 60s Visconti produced several landmark Verdi operas in La Scala, Spoleto and the Royal Opera House. He had been part of the Italian neorealist cinema movement, along with Roberto Rossellini and Federico Fellini. But by the time he made ""Death in Venice"" in 1971 he was making more personal films in which decadence, decline and ""beauty"" become key aesthetics. In Thomas Mann's original novella the role of Aschenbach (Dirk Bogarde) is an author, but Visconti makes him a composer and the Adagietto from Mahler's 5th Symphony appears again and again as Aschenbach watches the ""beautiful"" youth Tadzio. from afar.

West-East Divan Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim

AO303Movie Journalists - Music For The Press20131012Matthew Sweet takes Carter Burwell's score for the new release, "The Fifth Estate", and profiles music for films reflecting journalism, from Citizen Kane to Frost/Nixon.

The Fifth Estate is Bill Condon's new drama based on the WikiLeaks story, with music by Carter Burwell. Matthew Sweet looks back at some of the great film scores created for movies inspired by the world of journalists and journalism, including Bernard Hermann's celebrated music for Citizen Kane; Nino Rota's music for La Dolce Vita; and Hans Zimmer's music for Frost/Nixon.

#soundofcinema.

Matthew Sweet takes Carter Burwell's score for the new release, ""The Fifth Estate"", and profiles music for films reflecting journalism, from Citizen Kane to Frost/Nixon.

AO304Hijack20131019Matthew Sweet captures the action packed world of the thriller including film music inspired by hijacking, the subject of this week's featured new film release, Captain Phillips.

Captain Phillips is a biopic directed by Paul Greengrass and starring Tom Hanks recalling the story of Captain Richard Phillips who was taken hostage by Somali Pirates during the Maersk Alabama hijacking in 2009.

Matthew features some of Henry Jackman's music for this film, as well as his music for other films, and looks back on scores from some of the great thrillers inspired by the hijack theme, including: "The Hunt For Red October"; "Airforce One"; "Mutiny on the Bounty" and "The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3".

#soundofcinema.

Matthew features some of Henry Jackman's music for this film, as well as his music for other films, and looks back on scores from some of the great thrillers inspired by the hijack theme, including: ""The Hunt For Red October""; ""Airforce One""; ""Mutiny on the Bounty"" and ""The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3"".

AO304 LASTStanley Kubrick And David Lean20131004Stanley Kubrick and David Lean

Director Stanley Kubrick has one of the most interesting relationships with music in film and we begin today with a score which Kubrick used to signify the moment "ape" becomes "man" in 2001: A Space Odyssey. Film and music express a similar idea of man being guided by a higher unseen and unknown power.

After 2001's success, Kubrick was able to borrow from NASA special camera lenses which enabled him to film at the lowest light levels and he made "Barry Lyndon" - after Thackeray's tale of an Irish adventurer in the late 18th century. All the internal shots were lit as naturalistically as possible by candle light and filmed using NASA's lenses, which lends the film a unique ambience.

Ryan O'Neal plays the part of Barry Lyndon, and the movie follows his move up the social ladder and his eventual fall. In one scene Barry Lyndon, comfortable country squire, is standing at the balustrade of his luxurious home looking out at the lush parkland beyond. It looks like Barry Lyndon has reached his life's goal, but as the narrator (Michael Hordern) has already told us moments before, Barry Lyndon came from nothing and he will return to nothing... and at this moment Kubrick uses the slow movement from Schubert's Trio to catch the mood.

British director David Lean took Noel Coward's one-act play Still Life and transformed it into the 1945 film "Brief Encounter". Trevor Howard and Celia Johnson meet at a railway station and dream about leaving their lives behind and running off together. The slow movement from Rachmaninov's 2nd Piano Concerto captures this doomed love.

2pm

Strauss

Also sprach Zarathustra

North German Radio Symphony Orchestra, Sakari Oramo

2.40pm

Piano Trio No. 2 in E flat, D. 929

Vienna Piano Trio

Takemitsu

3 Film Scores for String orchestra

Suisse Romande Orchestra, Kazuki Yamada

3.55pm

Piano Concerto No.2

Olli Mustonen (piano), Finish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Sakari Oramo.

Director Stanley Kubrick has one of the most interesting relationships with music in film and we begin today with a score which Kubrick used to signify the moment ""ape"" becomes ""man"" in 2001: A Space Odyssey. Film and music express a similar idea of man being guided by a higher unseen and unknown power.

After 2001's success, Kubrick was able to borrow from NASA special camera lenses which enabled him to film at the lowest light levels and he made ""Barry Lyndon"" - after Thackeray's tale of an Irish adventurer in the late 18th century. All the internal shots were lit as naturalistically as possible by candle light and filmed using NASA's lenses, which lends the film a unique ambience.

British director David Lean took Noel Coward's one-act play Still Life and transformed it into the 1945 film ""Brief Encounter"". Trevor Howard and Celia Johnson meet at a railway station and dream about leaving their lives behind and running off together. The slow movement from Rachmaninov's 2nd Piano Concerto captures this doomed love.

AO305Film Music With An Apocalyptic Theme20131026Matthew Sweet introduces music from this week's featured new release, Gavin Hood's "Ender's Game" with music by Steve Jablonsky, alongside a selection of film scores on an apocalyptic theme.

Steve Jablonsky is from the Hans Zimmer stable of American film composers, at Remote Control Productions, and is perhaps best known for his music for Michael Bay's "Transformers" series of films.

As well as music by Jablonsky, this week's programme also features apocalyptic scores by David Arnold, Danny Elfman, Jerry Goldsmith, Russell Garcia and Bernard Herrmann.

Matthew Sweet introduces music from this week's featured new release, Gavin Hood's ""Ender's Game"" with music by Steve Jablonsky, alongside a selection of film scores on an apocalyptic theme.

Steve Jablonsky is from the Hans Zimmer stable of American film composers, at Remote Control Productions, and is perhaps best known for his music for Michael Bay's ""Transformers"" series of films.

AO306Lost Children20131102Matthew Sweet looks at music inspired by the theme of lost children prompted by this week's new release, Stephen Frears's "Philomena", with music by Alexandre Desplat.

Philomena" won Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope the Best Screenplay award at the 70th Venice Film Festival, and Dame Judy Dench's central performance has been widely tipped for a best-actress award. The film is a moving account of a mother's loss of a child, sold for adoption. The film score is by the enormously succesful French composer, Alexandre Desplat, who also wrote the music for "The King's Speech", "The Girl with a Pearl Earring" and "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows".

Philomena is Radio 3's Sound of Cinema's featured new release of the week, and as well as offering a chance to hear music from the film, plus other scores by Desplat, Matthew takes the subject of the lost child to reflect other film scores inspired by this subject, including music by Angelo Badalamenti, Rachel Portman, Max Richter and Franz Waxman

#soundofcinema.

Film music on the theme of lost children, inspired by the new release Philomena.

Matthew Sweet looks at music inspired by the theme of lost children prompted by this week's new release, Stephen Frears's ""Philomena"", with music by Alexandre Desplat.

Philomena"" won Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope the Best Screenplay award at the 70th Venice Film Festival, and Dame Judy Dench's central performance has been widely tipped for a best-actress award. The film is a moving account of a mother's loss of a child, sold for adoption. The film score is by the enormously succesful French composer, Alexandre Desplat, who also wrote the music for ""The King's Speech"", ""The Girl with a Pearl Earring"" and ""Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows"".

AO307The Final Frontier20131109Matthew Sweet introduces film music about exploration and adventure on the frontier.

Matthew Sweet introduces music from this week's featured new release, Alfonso Cuarón's space adventure "Gravity", with music by Steven Price. This week's theme looks at film scores created for films about exploration and adventure - at the edge.

#soundofcinema.

Matthew Sweet introduces music from this week's featured new release, Alfonso Cuarón's space adventure ""Gravity"", with music by Steven Price. This week's theme looks at film scores created for films about exploration and adventure - at the edge.

AO308The Films Of Ridley Scott20131116Matthew Sweet looks back at scores from the films of the distinguished British director Sir Ridley Scott whose new film ""The Counsellor"" is released this week.

Ridley Scott's wide ranging output includes The Duellists, Alien, Bladerunner, Legend, Thelma and Louise, 1492 - Conquest of Paradise, Heaven of Heaven, Hannibal, GI Jane, Prometheus, Robin Hood, Gladiator and he's collaborated with some of the greatest film composers of our time, including Jerry Goldsmith, Vangelis, Michael Kamen, Hans Zimmer and Harry Gregson Williams. His latest project, The Counsellor, arrives in cinemas this week with a score by rising British star, Daniel Pemberton.

Matthew Sweet explores scores from films of distinguished British director Ridley Scott

Matthew Sweet explores scores from films of distinguished British director Ridley Scott.

Matthew Sweet looks back at scores from the films of the distinguished British director Sir Ridley Scott whose new film "The Counsellor" is released this week.

Ridley Scott's wide ranging output includes The Duellists, Alien, Bladerunner, Legend, Thelma and Louise, 1492 - Conquest of Paradise, Heaven of Heaven, Hannibal, GI Jane, Prometheus, Robin Hood, Gladiator and he's collaborated with some of the greatest film composers of our time, including Jerry Goldsmith, Vangelis, Michael Kamen, Hans Zimmer and Harry Gregson Williams. His latest project, The Counsellor, arrives in cinemas this week with a score by rising British star, Daniel Pemberton.