Well known for their hooky melodies and versatility, British composers Chris Banks & Wag Marshall-Page are the creative musical energy behind a strikingly diverse range of popular television series.
From their beginnings as jingle writers for Russian margarine and Dutch compost; via stints with pop acts including Sugababes, Busted, and Sophie Ellis-Bextor; the pair are now in-demand composers for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, Sky, Disney, Netflix, and other global broadcasters.
To the nation’s pre-schooler parents, Banks & Wag are the masterminds behind many of CBeebies’ most virulent ear-worms: the award-winning Go Jetters, ZingZillas, and the channel’s annual song-filled Christmas Shows. Their experience in Children’s productions also extends to UK flagships Blue Peter, Newsround, Something Special (home of the ubiquitous Mr. Tumble); and Netflix’s Mighty Little Bheem - the platform’s most popular international release of 2019.
The pair are equally at home producing music for mainstream entertainment or comedy, lending their talents to The X Factor, National Lottery, The Mummy Diaries; to radio’s Dead Ringers and XFM Breakfast Show (for which they improvised live jingles); and to many of comedian Ross Noble’s live tours.
Their music has been performed in some of the world’s most prestigious venues, from the Sydney Opera House to the Royal Albert Hall; and they have written for notable musicians including Dame Evelyn Glennie, Julian Lloyd-Webber, Nicola Benedetti, and Dame Cleo Laine - although their most notable collaboration might be with cat-suited rockers The Darkness.
Their extensive list of credits includes Royal Television Society and BAFTA award-winning television, Sony award-winning radio, Promax BDA award-winning commercials, and an array of iTunes #1 singles, plus an unexpected Japanese Billboard #1, beating Ed Sheeran and Queen to the top spot.
Banks & Wag are based in South London.
View our composer's list of TV and film credits here.
|Picture Slam (2023)||BBC|
|Richard Hammond's Brain Reaction (2022) - View project||Chimp Television|
|The Answer Trap (2020)||Objective Media|
|Don't Unleash The Beast (2020)||CPL Productions|
|Meet The Experts (2020)||Boom Cymru|
|Head Hunters (2019) - View project||Tuesday’s Child|
|The Big Audition (2018) - View project||Twenty Twenty Productions|
|The National Lottery Live (2018) - View project||Camelot|
|National Lottery Ad break show (2018) - View project||ITN Productions|
|Fern McCann First Time Mum (2018) - View project||Potato / ITV Studios|
|Sam and Billie Faiers: The Mummy Diaries (2018) - View project||Potato / ITV Studios|
|Doodlebugs (2018)||BBC One | Electric Ray|
|The X Factor and The X Factor USA (2016- )||Syco / Fremantle|
|Stand By Your Man (2014) - View project||Shiver / ITV Studios|
|Amazing Greys (2014) - View project||ITV Studios|
|Food Glorious Food (2013) - View project||Syco / Optomen Television|
|Jordan and Perri’s Ultimate Block Party (2013)||Princess Productions|
|The Hive (2016)||Green Inc / Salt Beef TV|
|The Ones To Watch (2014) - View project||Jamie Oliver Productions|
|Ashley Banjo’s Big Town Dance (2014) - View project||Endemol Shine|
|How Not To Get Old (2013) - View project||Twenty Twenty Productions|
|How To Start Your Own Country (2011)||Leafstorm|
|Ross Noble’s Australian Trip (2010)||Real Talent|
|Danny Wallace’s How To Start Your Own Country||Leafstorm|
|Forthcoming BBC Children’s Christmas Live Show (2023)||BBC|
|Forthcoming 52x11 animation series||BBC|
|Mighty Little Bheem spin-off series (2023)||Greengold Animation|
|Dick Whittington & His Cat (2022)||BBC|
|Get Set Galactic (2022)||Hello Hallo|
|The 2022 BBC Children's Christmas Show (forthcoming, TBA)||BBC|
|Something Special series 13 (forthcoming)||BBC cb|
|Mr Tumble's Easter Special (2022)||BBC|
|The 2021 CBeebies Christmas Show||BBC In-House|
|The 2020 CBeebies Christmas Panto - Christmas In Storyland||BBC In-House|
|Mighty Little Bheem special (2021)||Greengold Animation|
|Mighty Little Bheem series 1, 2 (2018-) - View project||Green Gold Animation|
|Go Jetters series 1, 2 and 3 (2017-) - View project||BBC In-house|
|YolanDas Band Jam (2019)||BBC In-House|
|The CBeebies Christmas Panto: Hansel and Gretel (2019)||BBC In-House|
|Something Special series 13 (2019)||BBC In-House|
|Something Special series 12 (2018)||BBC In-House|
|The CBeebies Christmas Panto: Thumbelina (2018)||BBC In-House|
|CBeebies Panto: The Snow Queen (2017)||BBC In-House|
|Littlest Pet Shop (2017)||Hasbro / Boulder Media|
|Friday Download||Salt Beef TV|
|The CBeebies Christmas Panto: The Nutcracker (2016)||BBC In-House|
|The CBeebies Christmas Panto: Alice In Wonderland (2015)||BBC In-House|
|The CBeebies Christmas Panto: Alice In Wonderland (2014)||BBC In-House|
|First Class Chefs (2015) - View project||Disney / Fresh One Productions|
|Up All Night (2015)||Salt Beef TV|
|Wanda And The Alien (2014) - View project||Komixx / Channel 5|
|Blue Peter (2010-)||BBC In-House|
|Ross Noble: Mindblender||Real Talent | Paramount / Comedy Channel|
|Buffering (2021)||Avalon Television|
|Ross Noble: Things||Paramount / Comedy Channel|
|Ross Noble: Nobleism||Paramount / Comedy Channel|
|Ross Noble: Randomist||Paramount / Comedy Channel|
|Ross Noble: Noodlemeister||Paramount / Comedy Channel|
|Ross Noble: Unrealtime||Paramount / Comedy Channel|
|Give Out Girls||Big Talk / Popper Pictures|
|Sorry I’ve Got No Head||So Television|
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