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Paul Honey

Known for: Documentary, Drama, Feature Documentary

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 drama MOLLY AND MACK for CBeebies (40x14), orchestration for James Cameron's 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).

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Concert Works

Works for the concert platform include Five Elements: a setting of poems by the poet Gregory Warren Wilson for solo Violin and Choir, Lux Aeterna for Tenor and String Orchestra and Toss The Feathers: a collection of arrangements for Soloists and Orchestra of traditional Irish tunes, premiered at The Church of St Martin in The Fields in central London.


Paul Honey's CV

View our composer's list of TV and film credits here.

dragon A House Through Time series 4 (2021) Twenty Twenty
dragon Al Murray: Why Do The Brits Win Every War? (forthcoming) Avalon
dragon Secrets of The Whales (Score orchestration) (4x60) 2021 Nat Geo
dragon A House Through Time | BBC Two (2018-) | Series 1, 2 and 3 - View project Twenty Twenty Productions | Produced by Mary Crisp
dragon Celebrity Painting Challenge | BBC One (2019) - View project BBC | Produced by Louisa Gray
dragon The Victorian House of Arts and Crafts | BBC Two (2018) - View project Lion Television | Producer Jeremy Daldry
dragon Alone At Home (2018) | 6x60 - View project Electric Ray | Produced by Paul Bithrey
dragon My Wonderful Life (2018) | 3x60 - View project Chalkboard TV | Produced by Warwick Banks
dragon Child Genius | Channel 4 (2018) - View project Wall To Wall Television | Produced by Paul Bithrey
dragon Andrew Marr: My Brain and Me | BBC Two (2017) | 1x60 - View project Icon Films| Produced and directed by Liz Allen
dragon The Coastal Path | BBC Two (2016) BBC Two | Produced by Jo Horsey
dragon Dogs: The Untold Story | Discovery Channel (2016) | 5x60 - View project Plimsoll Productions
dragon Earth's Wildest Waters: The Big Fish | BBC Two | 6x60 (2016) - View project BBC Studios | Produced by Sam Beddoes
dragon Genius of The Ancient World | BBC Four (2016) | 3x60 - View project BBC Four | Produced by Rob Cowling
dragon Children of The Holocaust | BBC Four (2016) - View project Fettle Animation | Produced by Kath Shackleton
Children's series
dragon Garden Tales (2021) True To Nature
dragon Molly and Mack | CBeebies (2018-) - View project BBC Childrens | Produced by Jane Baxter
dragon Rockpool Tales series 2 (2017) - View project BBC | Produced by Ellen Evans
dragon Old Jack’s Boat special (2014) ***BAFTA-winning*** - View project CBeebies/BBC 1 | Produced by Paul Suttleworth
dragon All At Sea Series 2 (2014) [BAFTA nominated) - View project BBC
dragon All At Sea series 1 (2013) [BAFTA nominated] - View project BBC | Produced by Juliet Charlesworth
dragon Old Jack’s Boat Series 2 (2014) ***BAFTA-winning*** BBC | Produced by Dominic MacDonald
dragon Old Jack’s Boat series I (2013) BBC In-house Productions | Produced by Dominic MacDonald.
dragon Life Stories (2012) Red Productions | Executive Producer Nicola Shindler
dragon Brum Ragdoll Productions | Series Producer: Chris Wood
Drama and Film
The Atom: A Love Affair (2020) Tenner Films
dragon 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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