Music from Stage and Screen

with Jo Connop

Monday’s  4pm

If you love visiting the theatre, the movies, watching TV or all of the above this is the BHBN show for you!

I’ll do my best to pack in as many pop tunes used on the silver screen and the smallscreen, show tunes and film scores as a one hour show allows.
For added fun there are a number of features, including both some regular ones and some ad hoc seasonal specials. Regular features include ‘the Overture’ – exactly that, from a film, show or Opera, ‘The Composers’ Zone’ where I showcase a piece of music from a particular composer whilst sharing a bit of a biog about their life and career, ‘The Awards Ceremony’ – a piece of music that has won either an Academy Award, BAFTA, Tony or Olivier Award and to bow out ‘the Final Score’ – an epic piece of instrumental music.

So, grab your popcorn and your opera glasses and take to that great central seat in row F of the stalls and join me, Jo Connop every Monday afternoon at 4pm for BHBN’s ‘Stage and Screen’.

Jo’s Reviews


A Star is Born

One of this year’s musical films of note, ‘A Star is Born’, remade once again, following three previous incarnations, tells a musical discovery story against the backdrop of the modern music industry.

Lady Gaga once said ‘Being different is a talent. You illuminate what makes you special in the sea of
sameness around you.’ Perhaps this quote was in the minds of the casting team when considering Gaga
for the part of ‘Ally’.

The film’s director, Bradley Cooper, in the role of Jack and Lady Gaga both deliver stunning performances with highly believable on-screen chemistry whilst the outstanding supporting cast ensure a fully-formed story.

The result is an emotionally charged rollercoaster of a plot which does not shy away from alcoholism, drug-addiction and mental health issues, making the love story all the more bittersweet.

Gaga fans will enjoy much of what she does best, looking larger than life, with great self-penned songs and top-notch electrifying live music performance, coupled with a natural acting ability – whilst the ever watchable Bradley Cooper pulls an impressive talent for singing and songwriting out of the hat to complete a phenomenal soundtrack.

An epic love story borne out of a love for music – bravo! 10/10