City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Mark Kermode presenter
Jim Broadbent Special Guest
Robert Ziegler conductor

Film scores from Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, Mary Poppins and more feature in this very special gala evening. 

Academy and BAFTA award-winning Jim Broadbent, who is well-known to audiences for his appearances in films such as Harry Potter, Bridget Jones’ Diary, Iris and Cloud Atlas, joins the UK’s best known and most authoritative film critic, Mark Kermode, and one of the world’s great orchestras, the CBSO, in the first performance of a specially-curated national tour. 

The concert celebrates Mark’s 50th birthday and as well as a fantastic programme of film music performed by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, there will be conversations and anecdotes from both Mark and Jim.

Mark Kermode’s featured films and music include:

Bernard Herrmann North By Northwest – The Wild Ride 2’50
Jerry Goldsmith Planet of the Apes – The Hunt 5’
Mike Oldfield (arr.David Bedford) Tubular Bells – Opening 4’
Peter Maxwell Davies The Devils – Exorcism 4’
Bernard Herrmann (arr.Christopher Palmer) Taxi Driver – A Night Piece for Orchestra 7’
Sherman Mary Poppins – Overture 3’
Jonny Greenwood There Will Be Blood – Proven Lands 1’50
Angelo Badalamenti Twin Peaks – Fire Walk With Me 6’
Peter Schickele (arr.Robert Ziegler) Silent Running – Silent Running 1’30
Peter Schickele (arr.Paul Bateman) Silent Running – Space Fleet 4’

To find out more about Mark Kermode’s film choices and to hear extracts, go to

To find out more about Jim Broadbent’s film choices and to hear extracts, go to


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