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