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The Composer Works is the complete music company at MediaCityUK in Salford, Greater Manchester.
Now in its third successful year, it has produced music for hits such as “Surprise Surprise” for ITV, “Blandings” for BBC 1, for factual entertainment shows including "How Not To Get Old" for Channel 4, the hit drama "All At Sea" for CBBC and current ident music for all of Sky's existing sports' channels.
The company represents ten UK composers and one LA-based composer, whose credits range from music for the X Factor UK/USA to preview music for theatrical trails to, most recently, Thor.
The Composer Works serves MediaCityUK productions and far beyond.
Whatever the circumstances are, there will never be a need to look outside of our studio doors for music.
ITV2's terrifying new show Release The Hounds scored by Jode Steele and David Wainwright
The Composer Works' composers, Jode Steele and David Wainwright, scored the music for the show.
Commissioned by ITVand produced by Sony’s Gogglebox Entertainment, the format is part scream out loud horror, part gameshow...
Fronted by Reggie Yates, the show put three unsuspecting contestants in a lonely forest at dusk who will endure a series of spooky challenges in order to win cash prizes.
The challenges included entering a field of crucified scarecrows, a deserted cabin and being read bedtime stories in the nursery from hell.
But the ultimate challenge for them all was to out-run a pack of hounds, trained to guard a chest of cash. If they manage to escape, the money belongs to them. If they don't….
New primetime show given the before and after music treatment
One of The Composer Works’ writing teams mixed their musical lotions and potions to produce the music for Channel 4's recent series, How Not To Get Old.
Fronted by Anna Richardson and Louise Redknapp, the series, scored by Banks & Wag, investigates how and why we age as we do and provides the ultimate consumer guide to the best treatments on offer to keep everyone looking youthful in the fight against aging.
The series featured contributors desperate to wind back the clock on a particular body part: in each episode one will prefer a non-invasive approach, the other will opt for the surgery route, with advice from experts along the way.
Composers Banks & Wag, wrote all the original music for the show.
How Not To Get Old aired in September 2013 on Channel 4.
Old Jack's Boat comes to CBeebies' shores for another series with a score by Paul Honey and performed by the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Paul Honey has recorded an original score for the next series of Old Jack's Boat with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra.
The recording took place at Dock10, MediaCityUK, the new home of the BBC Philharmonic. 10 cues have been recorded.
Star of both stage and screen, Bernard Cribbins (Faulty Towers, Doctor Who, Jackanory) stars as Old Jack in the show, a 25-part CBeebies series about the past adventures of a fisherman and his dog.
Cribbins is joined by Freema Agyeman (Doctor Who, Torchwood, Law and Order UK), as Shelley, with Doctor Who writer Russell T Davies penning episodes of the show.
The next series will be shown on CBeebies next year.