Wind in the Willows on Radios 3 and 4

The BBC commissioned Neil to adapt and score The Wind in the Willows as a concert piece for actors and the BBC Symphony Orchestra, to be recorded for broadcast on Radio 4 and Radio 3 at Christmas 2013.

The Wind in the Willows, starring Stephen Mangan, Clare Skinner, Philip Jackson and the BBC Symphony Orchestra was highly successfully broadcast on Radios 3 and 4 and there are plans for another epic radio piece for 2014.

 

 

New score for Anthony Asquith’s Underground

Following the huge success of Blackmail in October 2010, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Barbican commissioned Neil composed a new full-orchestral score for Anthony Asquith’s 1928 silent ‘Underground’, which premiered on October 5th 2011.

Set in the London Underground and dealing with a love triangle that descends into madness and murder, this film is a wonderful mix of gritty thriller, warm romance and quirky magical realist drama – Virtually unseen for decades because of technical problems with the print, the gorgeous new restoration by the BFI National Film Archive places the film firmly amongst the greatest British silent films and, to my mind, even gives Hitchcock a run for his money.