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Helen May



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2020 6:58 pm    Post subject: Friday Night Is Music Night on Sundays Reply with quote

Part of the new schedule but I'm really enjoying this edition of FNIMN from 2017.

Shaken and Stirred - Spies. Loads of film and TV themes including the Third Man of Harry Lime Theme.

Sort of takes me back to Melodies For You and really enjoying it.

I wouldn't be upset if it was moved from Friday nights as I never or only rarely listen then.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another great episode featuring music from the Movies of the 50s presented by Leo Green first aired in 2016. Loads of music from great movies. Orchestra excellent and at one point I thought I was at a John Wilson Orchestra's concert, probably a Gershwin one. Of course John re wrote the scores from the originals after they were all lost in a fire.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Again, I only heard some of last night's, while pottering about in the kitchen. I think it's so much more suited to Sunday evenings. A rare example of the bods at R2 getting something right.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I feel like writing to someone about it as I'd love it to be a permanent fixture. Don't mind that they are repeats as I've not heard 99% of them before.

Like you I'm pottering in the kitchen as I used to when Melodies for You was on.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
Another great episode featuring music from the Movies of the 50s presented by Leo Green first aired in 2016. Loads of music from great movies. Orchestra excellent and at one point I thought I was at a John Wilson Orchestra's concert, probably a Gershwin one. Of course John re wrote the scores from the originals after they were all lost in a fire.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you're fond of TV themes tonight's Sunday Night Is Music Night will be a good listen for you. First aired in 2016 and presented by John Humphreys it's titled '80th Anniversary of Television Service'.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This Sunday's FNIMN should be good first aired Jan 202O.
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Liz Robertson is joined by Clare Teal, Tom Solomon and the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Stephen Bell for a celebration of music from the Broadway stage. Songs from 'The King and I', 'Kiss Me Kate', 'South Pacific', 'Gigi', 'Guys and Dolls' and 'Sweeney Todd' feature in this special concert recorded earlier this year at the Chichester Festival Theatre.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another must listen tonight, a tribute to Gene Kelly with John Barrowman, Matt Ford and Scarlett Strallen. Lots of Gershwin and overtures but I thoroughly enjoyed it as I pottered around the kitchen!

Will record it later to listen again, whenever.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2023 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't remember the last time I heard FNIMN, as Sundays seem to be a good day for quality TV.

But the latest act of cultural crime from the BBC, which includes the BBC Concert Orchestra, is surely an axe too far. These musicians are the foundations of what made them.

So Julian Lloyd Webber, take a bow.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/65012753
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2023 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oldraver wrote:
I can't remember the last time I heard FNIMN, as Sundays seem to be a good day for quality TV.

But the latest act of cultural crime from the BBC, which includes the BBC Concert Orchestra, is surely an axe too far. These musicians are the foundations of what made them.

So Julian Lloyd Webber, take a bow.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/65012753


Yes, I've not listened for a bit - every time I tune in, it's a repeat.

But I loved seeing the BBC Philharmonic (conducted by John Wilson) last week and it was fabulous. Crazy to dismantle that.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2023 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice one Ian.

I only ever applied for FNIMN tickets once, and I got picked! At The Mermaid Theatre to see Beth Nielsen Chapman. A great night. Sadly, it wasn't Ken on duty that evening, but Aled Jones was likeable enough.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2023 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

oldraver wrote:
Nice one Ian.

I only ever applied for FNIMN tickets once, and I got picked! At The Mermaid Theatre to see Beth Nielsen Chapman. A great night. Sadly, it wasn't Ken on duty that evening, but Aled Jones was likeable enough.


Ahh! I was very lucky to watch FNIMN at Blackpool Opera House a few years ago. Hosted by Ken and featuring an up-and-coming local lad by the name of Alfie Boe...
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2023 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had no idea Alfie was from round those parts!

Last time I saw him on TV, was with Michael Ball, stuffing their faces in Las Vegas. More like Lads Vegas, really.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2023 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This FNIMN is a tribute to the lovely Len Goodman, Dartford's finest, along with Mick and Keith.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/b0848zk2
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2023 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like Sunday Night Is Music Night is finally coming to an end. Paul Gambaccini is getting a new slot in the 8-10pm slot on Sundays so I guess that's it?

Final commissions are:

100 Years of Hollywood

Star Wars legend Denis Lawson, a cast of over 80 perform a unique cinematic concert from one of Europe’s most popular movie locations, Malta, celebrating 100 years of tinsel-town in spectacular style.

Six outstanding West End soloists, Louise Dearman (Wicked), Gloria Onitiri (The Bodyguard), Rebecca Trehearn (Bad Cinderella), Trevor Dion Nicholas (Aladdin), Jesse Smith (Led Zeppelin Symphonic) and Michael Xavier (Roman Holiday) together with chorus, Dynamic Vocals, led by Ben Francis, take us from the Golden Age to the present day, from the dancing feet of Astaire to the full throttle sound of Top Gun: Maverick.

Prom 48: Stevie Wonder’s Innervisions,

Jules Buckley Orchestra and Cory Henry (Sunday 3 September, 8-10pm). Cory Henry, a singer, composer, multi-instrumentalist and keyboardist, will join Jules Buckley and his orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall for performances including Higher Ground, Living for the City and Don’t You Worry ’Bout a Thing. The impact of Stevie Wonder’s 1973 hit album Innervisions is still felt by musicians and listeners to this day.

James King will present Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton

Featuring the scores from The Nightmare Before Christmas, Edward Scissorhands, Alice in Wonderland, Beetlejuice, Batman, Dark Shadows and many more. Danny Elfman’s famous film scores will be performed live by the BBC Concert Orchestra and Crouch End Festival Chorus, conducted by John Mauceri. Plus, special guest performances by Danny Elfman and violinist Sandy Cameron, and listeners will be able to hear James in conversation with Danny.

Doctor Who @ 60: A Musical Celebration

Since its launch on BBC Television in November 1963 Doctor Who has been delighting millions of fans all over the world as they have followed the adventures of the Time Lord.

With its instantly recognisable theme, specially composed music has always been at the heart of Doctor Who. In this celebration concert from BBC Hoddinott Hall in the Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and The BBC Singers conducted by Alastair King, explore this music with works by Murray Gold, Segun Akinola, Dudley Simpson, Paddy Kingsland and of course Ron Grainer’s original theme as imagined by the BBC Radio Radiophonic Workshop’s Delia Derbyshire. Guests include Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davies and composer Murray Gold who has recently returned to the show.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2023 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gosh that is really going to be an end of an era Ian, as of course Sunday Night Is Music Night is a continuation of Friday Night Is......

Sad but as they say everything changes.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2023 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The thing is the BBC Concert Orchestra are on salaries and they charge money for tickets so the BBC aren't saving any money by axing S/FIMN. They're just not interested in doing it any more, which is a shame.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2024 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Music Night is back on Fridays!

On Radio 3...!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2024 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent news.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/2024/new-classical-music-programming-tv-radio
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2024 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's interesting Ian. Thanks for the link.

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