Recent projects include Potter's Lipstick On Your Collar (Channel 4), Wycliffe, The Morning Star and Tyndale period dramas. The New Kid, The Clubhouse, The Screentest and Saturday Night are all feature-length animations made for USA cinema and TV, Driven, a full-length modern gothic horror film, the legendary Bananaman series of animation cartoons (BBC TV), Mister Men, Little Miss (BBC TV and Channel 4), The Saturday Picture Show (BBC TV), Chucklevision (BBC TV), Mollys Gang (Central TV), Astrofarm (Central TV), Chucklehounds (BBC TV), Blue Peter (BBC TV), The Pondels (ITV). Also see the Kids page more info.
I've spent quite a bit of time writing for TV going back around 25 years. I started when I was around 20 years old, being offered several writing commissions by various TV networks. Norman Stone asked me to write music for a TV film called Support Your Local Poet featuring Steve Turner. This was my first main TV production, involving involved writing and arranging for a small ensemble of musicians, and introducing me to the infamous Dr Death from the Musicians Union (now Pete Thoms, a great friend and jolly nice bloke!) - thus it was that this inexperienced upstart was led by the nose to fill out all the right forms and to do everything by the book.
Having recovered from this administrative nightmare, I went on to other productions, including BBC TV series The Sunday Gang which started at TV Centre in London and then moved to Manchester for a further 7 years. I was given the brilliant job of writing songs and all the incidental music for this weekly show.
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