The star of BBC4 series Sound of Musicals, Neil Brand embraces film, music, live performance and comedy, to investigate how music helps to tell stories.

From iconic film scores to the great songs of 20th Century pop, from music that sets mood and character to music that makes us laugh, this talk demonstrates the magic formula that makes music act on our senses, memories and emotions to trigger greater understanding about stories and a deeper emotional connection to the world around us.