From Covent Garden to Treason
Highlights from The Composerworks' Roster
Our composers have scored a raft of new productions. Here's a summary of our latest news.
Sheridan Tongue receives PRS Award
In November 2022, our EMMY award-winning composer Sheridan Tongue (pictured) was awarded the PRS Outstanding Contribution to Music Award.
This special award recognises the role that an individual from Northern Ireland has played in the world of music.
Sheridan is hugely successful on the global stage. He has scored some of UK television’s most prestigious drama series including Silent Witness, DCI Banks and Spooks for which he was nominated for a BAFTA.
In 2021, he picked up a prestigious EMMY for his work on the quirky film The Last Artefact from the North West Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. His documentary scores include the landmark BBC NI series Spotlight on the Troubles: A Secret History, Narco Wars (National Geographic) and 13-part Meerkat Manor: Rise of the Dynasty for AMC+ and BBC America.
Sheridan is currently scoring Facing North for Netflix.
The People's Piazza: A History of Covent Garden
Paul Honey's soundtrack for The People's Piazza: A History of Covent Garden will be released digitally on all leading streaming platforms on 27th January 2023 with Air Edel Records.
The People's Piazza: A History of Covent Garden is a 90-minute feature documentary presented by David Olusoga, who steps back in time to explore the tumultuous 400 year history of one of the nation’s best-known public spaces, the Covent Garden Piazza.
The soundtrack to the film is an evocation of the architectural grandeur, the market’s hustle and bustle and the rich cast of characters that have inhabited the space over the centuries. The music is scored for a small ensemble, conveying a sense of intimacy to the personal stories, both present day and historical.
The People's Piazza: A History of Covent Garden is an Uplands TV production. The executive producers are Mary Crisp and Mike Smith and the director is Chris Durlacher.
It screened at the London Film Festival 2022 prior to broadcasting on BBC Two.
Pre-save the soundtrack here.
The intense new six-part MI6 series thriller Treason scored by Jamie Salisbury dropped on Netflix on Boxing Day.
Starring Charlie Cox and written and created by Matt Charman (Bridge of Spies). Foz Allan executive produced for Binocular Films.
You can listen to the soundtrack here.
The Deepest Breath
Brace for a "heart-stopping plunge" (The Hollywood Reporter). Scored by Soundology's Nainita Desai, The Deepest Breath tells the story of a champion freediver training to break a world record: plunging deep into the ocean with no supplemental oxygen, only breath-holding.
Freediving is one of the world’s most extreme sports — so extreme, that some of the most famous dive sites are considered more deadly than Mount Everest.
The Deepest Breath is produced by John Battsek, Sarah Thomson, Jamie D’Alton and Anne McLoughlin. It is a collaboration with A24, Motive Films, Ventureland and RAW and had its world premiere at Sundance Film Festival last week. Coming to Netflix in 2023.
Three Mothers, Two Babies and a Scandal
3-part series Three Mothers, Two Babies and a Scandal scored by Raphaelle Thibaut aired in November 2022 on Prime.
The documentary is set in the wild west days of the infancy of the internet. It tells the gripping real-life story of three women who all found themselves in the middle of an unbelievable series of events that captured the world’s attention.
Raphaelle's forthcoming commissions include BBC Two series Murder in the Pacific (from Oxford Scientific Films).
Paul Farrer (The Chase, The Weakest Link) has been writing and arranging music for the sixth series of hit show Michael McIntyre's Big Show, the new ITV series "Riddiculous" and the hugely popular BBC show Michael McIntyre's The Wheel.
Paul is also working on a forthcoming gameshow to be announced soon.
Banks & Wag are currently scoring title and related music for a forthcoming BBC One primetime quiz-show. More details soon.
Dogs In The Wild
Dogs In the Wild: Meet The Family is the first series to concentrate solely on the family of dogs in the wild.
Narrated by Chris Packham, this 3 x 60 minute series features astonishing cinematography, together with emotional and immersive storytelling around the remarkable members of one 37-strong family of wild dogs.
It is scored by Raphaelle Thibaut, whose other 2022 BBC natural history commission is Fantastic Beasts: A Natural History which broadcast on BBC One last year.
Dogs In the Wild: Meet The Family is a BBC Studios Natural History Production (3 x 60 minutes) for BBC One and BBC iPlayer.
Marking 40 years since Canadian racing driver Gilles Villeneuve tragically lost his life in a devastating crash at the Belgian Grand Prix at Zolder, ‘Villeneuve Pironi’, comes to Sky One.
Scored by Nainita Desai of composer outfit Soundology (14 Peaks: Nothing Is Impossible, Persona), the feature doc tells the astonishing story of two supremely gifted Ferrari F1® drivers: Gilles Villeneuve & Didier Pironi, forever torn apart by a historic and hugely controversial moment in time. It was produced by Noah Media Group and Sky Studios for Sky and NBCUniversal and is available on Sky Documentaries.
The film is directed by Torquil Jones (14 Peaks: Nothing Is Impossible, Bobby Robson: More Than a Manager), and produced by John McKenna (14 Peaks: Nothing Is Impossible, Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans) as well as former Formula 1® driver Mark Webber.