Composer Segun Akinola to host series on Scala Radio

Segun Akinola will join Scala Radio to present a 4-part series, championing TV music across the decades.

TV On The Radio will showcase the evolution of music from the small screen, referencing genres including period dramas (Downton Abbey, Pride & Prejudice), nature documentaries (Planet Earth, Our Planet), crime (Midsomer Murders, Inspector Montalbano), dystopian futures (The Handmaid’s Tale) and the mesmerising scores from Stranger Things and Black Mirror.

The composer will feature some of his own work from shows such as Doctor Who (series 11) and Black and British: A Forgotten History. The first show in the series will broadcast on 12 May, the day of the 2019 BAFTA TV awards, and will feature nominees including Bodyguard, Patrick Melrose and Mrs Wilson.

Segun commented: “With so much content available to viewers on various different platforms, it’s an exciting time for TV and TV music. The music for our favourite shows come in all shapes and sizes, from classical to synthwave and so much more, so I can’t wait to explore all of this with listeners and what better day to kick off than the day of the BAFTA TV awards?”

Jenny Nelson, Programme Manager at Scala Radio added, “Music in TV is a powerful part of any viewing experience and this programme will celebrate the very best of it. Segun brings a wealth of fascinating insight as a revered composer and it will be a joy to listen to”.

Scala Radio is on DAB around the UK and is expected to fully join the Sky TV platform this week.

TV On The Radio (the programme name also used by the late Tommy Vance..) will air Sundays 1-3pm, from 12 May to 2 June.

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