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Paul Farrer

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Known for: Entertainment, Drama

Paul Farrer is one of the UK’s most successful media composers. In a career spanning more than 30 years he has composed music for some of the biggest programmes on British Television.

From The Chase, Dancing On Ice, Gladiators, Michael McIntyre’s Big Show, Ninja Warrior, Fort Boyard, Red Dwarf - The Promised Land, Gordon Ramsay’s Culinary Genius, Ant and Dec’s Push The Button, The Jerry Springer Show, Judge Rinder, The Krypton Factor and The BBC’s most successful international format of all time; The Weakest Link which was broadcast in 97 countries and over 12 years on British Television racked up 1693 episodes.

He has also composed additional music for shows like Top Gear, The Antiques Roadshow, The IT Crowd and Blue Peter. In 2012 he was commissioned to compose all the music to the 100th Anniversary of the Royal Variety Performance at The Royal Albert Hall in the presence of Her Majesty The Queen. 2019 was the 8th year in a row he has been the composer of the orchestral music for this prestigious event.

Recent projects include the return of The Weakest Link for the BBC, The Wheel for BBC One, Rolling In It for ITV and Love Your Weekend for ITV. 2023 commissions include the return of Michael McIntyre's Big Show and The Weakest Link season 3 for NBC.  

He is a member of The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and a member of the Ivor’s Academy of Composers and Songwriters.

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Paul is the recipient of an Ampex Golden Reel Award for his work on ITV’s The Gladiators.

He was the 2003 recipient of the BMI Composer Award and has been twice nominated for a Royal Television Society Award.


Paul Farrer's CV

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Recent Credits
Lucky 13 (pilot), 2023 Studio1
The Imposter (pilot), 2023 Studio1
dragon Late Night Lycett (2023) Rumpus Media/Channel 4
dragon The Weakest Link series 3 (NBC, 2023) BBC
dragon Ninja Warrior series 6 (2022) ITV
dragon Moneyball series 2 (2022) ITV
dragon Riddiculous (2022) East Media
dragon The Weakest Link (NBC, series 2) - View project BBC
dragon The Wheel (NBC, Forthcoming) - View project Warner Horizon
dragon The Weakest Link (2021) - View project BBC Studios
dragon The John Bishop Show (2021) - View project So Television
dragon Moneyball (2021) ITV
dragon Spring Into Summer (2021) - View project Spun Gold
dragon Gordon Ramsay's Bank Balance (2021) - View project Studio Ramsay
dragon Paul Shina's TV Showdown (2021) Livewire
dragon Winning Combination (2020) ITV
dragon Rolling In It (2020) ITV
dragon The Wheel (2020) Hungry Bear
dragon Red Dwarf: The Promised Land (2020) Baby Cow
dragon Love Your Weekend (2020) Spun Gold
dragon Beat The Chasers (2020) Potato
dragon Antiques Roadshow - Holocaust Remembrance (2018) BBC
dragon Michael McIntyre’s Big Show (2017) Hungry Bear
dragon The Chase (2010) Potato
dragon Dancing On Ice (2010-) ITV
dragon Ninja Warrior (2015-) ITV
dragon The Royal Variety Performance (2012-) Hungry Bear
dragon The Weakest Link - BBC1/BBC2/NBC BBC
dragon Quizmaster (2019) ITV
dragon FIFA The Best - Awards ITV
dragon Beat The Chef (2019) Channel Four
dragon Give it a Year (2018) ITV
dragon Antiques Roadshow - Holocaust Memorial episode (2018) BBC One
dragon Flog It: Street Auction (2017) BBC One
dragon Gordon Ramsay’s Culinary Genius (2017) ITV
dragon Debatable (2016) BBC Two
dragon Judge Rinder (2014-) ITV
dragon Coronation Street at Christmas ITV
dragon SAS - Ultimate Hell BBC One
dragon 1000 Heartbeats (2015) ITV
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