BBC Proms 2015: Sir David Attenborough – Life Story: The Music Of Murray Gold

4 Sep

BBC Proms 2015 Vol.1  Sir David Attenborough - Life Story PROM15-1 frontLink

Distinguished naturalist and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough presents a concert inspired by his recent BBC Television series, Life Story. The soundtrack, composed by Murray Gold (who has written the music for Doctor Who since 2005), takes centre-stage, performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra. Sir David introduces sequences from the series played on big screens and is joined by members of the production team, who offer insights into the making of this stunning natural history series.

The first in a short series of releases dedicated to the quadraphonic web-broadcasts from the 2015 BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall. Classical titles will be released on the ‘Classical Blog’

Release: PROM15-1

Source: Quad Web-Broadcast



18 Responses to “BBC Proms 2015: Sir David Attenborough – Life Story: The Music Of Murray Gold”

  1. beechwoods September 10, 2015 at 16:06 #

    Am I right in saying that the Proms streams use the MPEG DASH codec within HTML5. DASH is a DTS technology I believe. I was impressed with how nice the Proms sounded in this format.


  2. mactwit September 10, 2015 at 08:44 #

    Just wanted to comment on how much I am looking forward to this series of “Quad Web-Broadcasts”. What a wonderful thing to share, especially for us not in the UK. I really, really look forward to the rest. Proms in quad? WOW. And classical too… Any Wilson stuff a-comin’?

    • oxforddickie September 10, 2015 at 09:26 #

      It’s not going to be the complete proms series, there have been the odd technical issues, there have been the odd drop-outs and last night finished almost half an early. Then there’s the issue of time, doing them and the normal quad releases is pushing it a bit i’m afraid, i think it’s time someone else did just them separately from here.


      • mactwit September 10, 2015 at 09:38 #

        The John Wilson Orchestra has been a regular at the Proms now for several years, I believe. I confess to being a fan! I realize these concerts may not be on the quad list. Of course I don’t expect the “complete series” either. Just expressing my enthusiasm for whatever there will be!

        • oxforddickie September 10, 2015 at 13:52 #

          Right, doesn’t ring any bells, will see if he’s involved this year

    • Owen Smith September 10, 2015 at 09:56 #

      I thought the quad proms were available worldwide? It’s more an issue of by luck or voodoo having a computer setup that works with it.

      • oxforddickie September 10, 2015 at 13:53 #

        I would have thought i was available anywhere as long you have a fast enough download speed and, as you say, a computer capable of delivering the goods

      • mactwit September 10, 2015 at 16:41 #

        Didn’t mean to imply they weren’t worldwide, but UK folks are perhaps more aware of the proms, and these broadcasts. My good friends here in Sweden, for instance, had never heard of the proms when I mentioned them.

        Oh, and as for the John Wilson Orchestra, they had their proms concert in August, the 7th I think it was.

  3. sumo5763 September 5, 2015 at 13:07 #

    have now tried the same file in an old version of internet explorer (stopped using ie several years ago) and the file saves with no problems so is definitely a google chrome issue

    • sumo5763 September 5, 2015 at 13:14 #

      further investigation- downloaded a torrent file (.torrent extension) from a google search and file saved in chrome with no problems, so seems to rule out the theory of torrent files, so chrome must believe there is something hidden in the file, or it is the onedrive element of the url it has registered as harmful.

  4. sumo5763 September 5, 2015 at 12:45 #

    just discovered something rather disturbing, in trying to download the link for this, Chrome reports that the file is malicious and blocks it, have tried several times to no avail. subsequently tried to save a file from the freebie folder with the same result.
    here is google’s explanation as to why the file was blocked:
    Why the download was blocked

    Your file download may have been blocked for one of two reasons:

    We think it might be a malicious, unwanted, or uncommon file.
    Malicious: You tried downloading malware.
    Unwanted: You tried downloading a deceptive piece of software. This program, disguised as a helpful download, may actually make unexpected changes to your computer.
    Uncommon: You tried downloading an unfamiliar and potentially dangerous piece of software.
    We’ve found that the website you tried to download the file from has been known to distribute malware.

    will try to save a cb link then another browser and keep you posted

  5. lenikus September 5, 2015 at 01:16 #

    Thank you very much for this, OD.

    • sumo5763 September 5, 2015 at 12:57 #

      on further investigation you can go to downloads in chrome and recover the blocked file, have done this and avast has not detected any virus in the file and the torrent is subsequently downloading. I have tried to download a link previously downloaded via this method and received the same error message. perhaps Google is being super cautious or trying to prevent the spread of torrent files. the link is obviously different for your freebies and the captain beyond freebies so tends to rule out the site as being tagged as dangerous

      • oxforddickie September 5, 2015 at 14:21 #

        There is no difference between this link and any of the others, it’s that crap Chrome, dump it.

      • sacdtodvda September 6, 2015 at 00:54 #

        Clearly Google are trying to absolve themselves of legal responsibility for file-sharing.

        Your solution works perfectly!

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