Paul Honey is one of the most highly skilled and versatile composers in the TV, film and soundtrack business today.
After studying Music History, Composition and Orchestration at Southampton University, Paul spent several years working as a performer, arranger, record producer and musical director. For a number of years he toured with the Asian vocalist Najma Akhtar, performing and broadcasting all over Europe, North America, Australia and Japan. Consequently he is able to apply his extensive expertise to a wide variety of projects: he is equally at home writing the lyrical, elegiac orchestral score for the BAFTA award-winning BBC series OLD JACK’S BOAT as he is creating the sparkling, jazz inflected soundtrack for the BBC comedy BLANDINGS.
Recent commissions have included the sombre and reflective score for the BAFTA-nominated TV film CHILDREN OF THE HOLOCAUST (BBC 4). He has also recently composed the ethnically-tinged score for the the historian Bettany Hughes’ philosophy series GENIUS OF THE ANCIENT WORLD (BBC 4) and the epic soundtrack for the 6-part Natural History Unit series EARTH’S WILDEST WATERS: THE BIG FISH for BBC 2.
2020/21 projects include series 3 and 4 of MOLLY AND MACK for CBeebies (40x14), orchestration for the forthcoming James Cameron series SECRETS OF THE WHALES (Disney+) and A HOUSE THROUGH TIME with David Olusoga for BBC 2.
Paul has worked with a number of well known orchestras, including the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, RTE Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra and BBC National Orchestra of Wales, The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, RPO, Philharmonie Reutlingen and The Locrian Ensemble (Wolf Hall).
View our composer's list of TV and film credits here.
|Secrets of The Whales (Score orchestration) (4x60) 2021||Nat Geo|
|A House Through Time | BBC Two (2018-) | Series 1, 2 and 3 - View project||Twenty Twenty Productions | Produced by Mary Crisp|
|Celebrity Painting Challenge | BBC One (2019) - View project||BBC | Produced by Louisa Gray|
|The Victorian House of Arts and Crafts | BBC Two (2018) - View project||Lion Television | Producer Jeremy Daldry|
|Alone At Home (2018) | 6x60 - View project||Electric Ray | Produced by Paul Bithrey|
|My Wonderful Life (2018) | 3x60 - View project||Chalkboard TV | Produced by Warwick Banks|
|Child Genius | Channel 4 (2018) - View project||Wall To Wall Television | Produced by Paul Bithrey|
|Andrew Marr: My Brain and Me | BBC Two (2017) | 1x60 - View project||Icon Films| Produced and directed by Liz Allen|
|The Coastal Path | BBC Two (2016)||BBC Two | Produced by Jo Horsey|
|Dogs: The Untold Story | Discovery Channel (2016) | 5x60 - View project||Plimsoll Productions|
|Earth's Wildest Waters: The Big Fish | BBC Two | 6x60 - View project||BBC Studios | Produced by Sam Beddoes|
|Genius of The Ancient World | BBC Four (2016) | 3x60 - View project||BBC Four | Produced by Rob Cowling|
|Children of The Holocaust | BBC Four (2016) - View project||Fettle Animation | Produced by Kath Shackleton|
|Garden Tales (2021)||True To Nature|
|Molly and Mack | CBeebies (2018-) - View project||BBC Childrens | Produced by Jane Baxter|
|Rockpool Tales series 2 (2017) - View project||BBC | Produced by Ellen Evans|
|Old Jack’s Boat special (2014) ***BAFTA-winning*** - View project||CBeebies/BBC 1 | Produced by Paul Suttleworth|
|All At Sea Series 2 (2014) [BAFTA nominated) - View project||BBC|
|All At Sea series 1 (2013) [BAFTA nominated] - View project||BBC | Produced by Juliet Charlesworth|
|Old Jack’s Boat Series 2 (2014) ***BAFTA-winning***||BBC | Produced by Dominic MacDonald|
|Old Jack’s Boat series I (2013)||BBC In-house Productions | Produced by Dominic MacDonald.|
|Life Stories (2012)||Red Productions | Executive Producer Nicola Shindler|
|Brum||Ragdoll Productions | Series Producer: Chris Wood|
|The Atom: A Love Affair (2020)||Tenner Films|
|Blandings series 1 and 2 (2014) | 13x30 - View project||Mammoth Screen | Produced by Spencer Campbell (s1), Matthew Mulot (s2)|
|Summer’s Gift (2015)||Short film Directed by David Whitney|
|Dotty (2013)||Short filming starring Sadie Frost and Rudy Law Directed by Ben Charles Edwards|
|The Actress (2012)||Short film starring Sadie Frost and Sally Phillips.|
|Chopsticks starring Ron Moody (2001)||Maverick Productions Director: John MacInnes|
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