Cillian Murphy last appeared on the big screen as the lead in this year’s box office hit Oppenheimer, but the highly praised actor is returning to his musical roots with a return to BBC Radio 6.
The Peaky Blinders actor will return to the radio show on Sunday nights beginning September 17th.
BBC Radio 6 Music announced the return of Murphy’s show on Twitter, which now goes by X, writing: “His weekly nocturnal playlist sees Cillian explore music from all corners of his record collection & share why they hold a special place in his life.”
On September 1st, @BBC6Music enthusiastically announced Murphy’s return to 6 Music with their tweet and a photo of the Oppenheimer star:
We're thrilled to announce that Cillian Murphy’s Limited Edition returns to 6 Music on Sundays, 10pm-12am from 17th September ✨
His weekly nocturnal playlist sees Cillian explore music from all corners of his record collection & share why they hold a special place in his life. pic.twitter.com/s4a1zRG8Sz
— BBC Radio 6 Music (@BBC6Music) September 1, 2023
Murphy announced the news alongside presenter and DJ Nemone (Friday, September 1st). He stated: “It’s been a while, but I am thrilled to be back playing tunes on 6 Music, my favourite radio station in the world. The show will be a sound collage of new, old and limited edition tunes for your discerning ears. Can’t wait.”
Fans have been patiently waiting for Cillian Murphy’s Limited Edition to return to the airwaves since the first series aired in autumn 2020 and the second in autumn 2021.
On Twitter, one excited fan wrote that they have been “praying for times like these” while another stated: “Absolutely cannot recommend these shows enough. Impeccable music taste and guaranteed new finds.”
Although he is widely recognized for his appearances in films such as 28 Days Later and the Dark Knight trilogy, as well as television shows such as Peaky Blinders, the Irish actor sang and played guitar in various bands during his formative years and early 20s.
The actor previously appeared on Lauren Laverne’s BBC Radio 6 show to discuss Oppenheimer, as well as his love of music in his creative process. He said: “Music is like a constant companion to me, I’m obsessed with it. It’s what I wanted to do originally – it didn’t work out.”
@Laurenlaverne tweeted about the exhilarating experience of Murphy stopping by at @BBC6Music to chat about his then upcoming film Oppenheimer:
'Music is a constant companion to me' 🎵
How wonderful to have Cillian Murphy back on the airwaves with us! He dropped by to chat to @Laurenlaverne about his upcoming film, Oppenheimer.
— BBC Radio 6 Music (@BBC6Music) July 19, 2023
His previous Radio 6 collections have featured music both old and new, ranging from afrobeats to electronica, jazz, spoken word and poetry.
Murphy recently gained tremendous critical acclaim for his prominent depiction as Robert J Oppenheimer in Christopher Nolan’s biographical film.
Murphy stated of his character and real-life figure in an exclusive interview with RadioTimes.com (prior to the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike): “I was so immersed in it and so involved in it, and I was trying not to judge the character at all times, and just trying to kind of understand it and give Chris [Nolan] the raw materials for his script.”
He added: “I have lots of kind of varying opinions on him, but not one consistent.”
Cillian Murphy’s Limited Edition will be returning to BBC Radio 6 on 17th September at 10 p.m.