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‘Sound of Cinema‘ will run across BBC Four, Radio 3, 6 Music, Radio 1, Radio 2 and the Asian Network this autumn

At the heart of programming is ‘Sound Of Cinema: The Music That Made The Movies’, a three-part documentary presented by writer and composer Neil Brand, featuring such well-known directors as Quentin Tarantino, Alfred Hitchcock and Martin Scorsese, alongside film scores of cult and blockbuster movies. Brand’s alternative history of the big screen places the soundtrack firmly at the centre of the cinematic experience, and explores the relationship between director and composer, and soundtrack and narrative.

For its part, BBC Radio 3 features three weeks of programming, including interviews with some of today’s most successful film composers about their collaborations with leading directors: Ken Loach and George Fenton discuss their 20-year partnership, while Carter Burwell reflects on working with the Coen Brothers and James Horner discusses his partnerships with James Cameron and Ron Howard.

Outside the classical world BBC Radio 6 Music presents a five-part series featuring big names from cinema; BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra focus on collaborations between the worlds of Hip Hop and cinema; BBC Radio 2 showcases film critic Mark Kermode’s take on the story of music and film in ‘Mark Kermode: The Soundtrack Of My Life’; and the BBC Asian Network explores Bollywood film music.