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29 April 2019

Critically Acclaimed Brit Composer Set For Scala Radio

Critically acclaimed composer Segun Akinola will join Scala Radio on 12 May 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, refencing 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.

A BAFTA Breakthrough Brit composer in 2017, Akinola 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 Akinola 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”.

Listen to Scala Radio on national DAB Digital Radio, Sky TV, online, via smart speakers and via mobile apps. Further information on how to listen can be found at

TV On The Radio will air Sundays 1-3pm, from 12 May to 2 June.


Cat Martin – Communications Director, Bauer Media – – 07932 746 363

*The Bauer Insiders Music Research poll surveyed 1,573 people in January 2019

About Scala Radio:

Scala Radio is a brand-new entertainment radio station that breaks the mould of classical music in the UK. Presenters include Simon Mayo, Angellica Bell, Alexis Ffrench and Mark Kermode. The station plays familiar masters from Mozart and Holst to surprising new works from living composers Karl Jenkins, Rebecca Dale, Thom Yorke (Radiohead), film scores and musicals plus music performed by bright young artists like Sheku Kanneh-Mason.  Scala Radio is for those that love classical music and lead a modern life.

About Bauer Media UK:

Bauer Media UK reaches over 25 million UK consumers through a portfolio of world-class, multi-platform media and entertainment brands including heat, KISS, Grazia, Empire, Magic, Absolute Radio and the Hits Radio Network. These brands offer commercial partners access to highly engaged audiences, with creative solutions underpinned by insight and instinct. Bauer Media UK is part of the Bauer Media Group, one of the world’s largest privately-owned media businesses with media assets all over the globe.

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