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Top Gear Polar episode..what is that piece of music???

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michaelad Tue 31-Jul-07 23:20:33

There's a piece of music, rather dramatic and classical sounding with violins etc. that was used in that episode. I need to know what it is driving me potty!!
It has been used in previous episodes too and is also part of a trailer for a new series on BBC4 (latest episode "Atom").

Anybody any ideas??

michaelad Tue 31-Jul-07 23:23:31


SlightlyMadSpider Tue 31-Jul-07 23:25:00

I have just bloody deleted it off my Sky+ box in the the last 2hrs or I would have looked at the credits for you...

michaelad Wed 01-Aug-07 11:57:58

never mind..I will just keep bumping it!

prettybird Wed 01-Aug-07 12:07:52

Why not e-mail the BBC and ask them?

The tune is on the tip of my tongue - but I am not sure if I iwll manage to retrieve it from my memory banks.

SlightlyMadSpider Wed 01-Aug-07 15:09:18

The whole episode is on youtube in 1:30 sections. The music isn't acknowledged in the credits

Maybe you could find the clip with your music and start a new thread with the simple title "what is this tune?" you might attract lots of musical people that aren't interested in Top Gear...

MrsScavo Wed 01-Aug-07 15:12:25

No idea, but DS1 has spent the past week re-inacting the journey (minus the gin) He has dug great holes in the flower beds, rescuing his go-kart from 'polar ice'

SlightlyMadSpider Wed 01-Aug-07 15:13:03


michaelad Wed 01-Aug-07 16:06:49

Lol @ Mrs S!
Yep, will have a look at the Youtube episodes and see whether I can find the one with the music.. it bugs me so much.. I'm almost certain I actually own that piece of music..if only I knew what is was

flatmouse Wed 01-Aug-07 16:10:37

does this help?

flatmouse Wed 01-Aug-07 16:11:34

oops link didn't work
or from a digital spy forum:

Originally Posted by Examinus
Does anybody know what this music is called? With the strings and scary choir?

It's the much overused main title theme to Requiem For A Dream called 'Summer Overture'.

michaelad Wed 01-Aug-07 16:19:30

flatmouse, you're a hero!
I have seen "Requiem for a dream" and in fact most of the other films that come up once you know the title of the piece...
I know it's massively just drove me potty not knowing what it was!

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