Tag: Channel 4

999: On the Frontline begins on More 4 this week

Proud to have composed a score for 999: On The Frontline, which begins on More 4 this Wednesday 13th September. The ten-part series follows multiple crews from the West Midlands Ambulance Service and shows the range of cases paramedics attend to, in real time. A truly extraordinary series lead by Claire Simpson and Charlie Bunce, for Curve Media.

Series Producer: Claire Simpson
Production Company: Curve Media
Composer: Alexander Parsons

TX Date: Every week, starting Wednesday 13th September at 9pm, More 4

Also featured on Gogglebox on Friday 15th September.

Grayson Perry: Divided Britain – Channel 4 Broadcast Date

Grayson Perry: Divided Britain will be broadcast on Channel 4 on Tuesday 30th May, 9pm. It was great to have been commissioned by Swan Films to compose another score for Grayson. More about the film here.

 

“Perry’s television programmes are great because they dare to reach conclusions that rise to artistic statements. Five Stars”

The Times

Extreme Dog Styling
Channel 4, New Year’s Eve

Across America, poodles are being crimped, pimped and dyed to compete in a multi-million-dollar activity. Extreme creative dog grooming is a fiercely competitive world where groomers vie to turn their dogs into ever more outlandish designs, with the owners as colourful as their canine creations.

Every year they come together at the world’s largest grooming event in Hershey, Pennsylvania: the Olympics of creative grooming.

 

The competition has always been dominated by big American groomers. But now, one British dog-lover, Su Eld-Weaver, travels with her poodle, Dobby, in an against-the-odds bid to beat the Americans.

For the first time in history, could a British dog triumph at Hershey? And could Dobby become the first non-American poodle ever to grace the cover of the industry’s prestigious Groomer to Groomer magazine?

 

First Broadcast: Channel 4 – 30th December 2013

Company: Swan Films
Producer: Joe Evans
Director: Marvyn Benoit
Music: Alexander Parsons

 

“Think of the movie Best in Show and ramp it up ten notches.” The Guardian
“Hilariously funny…Simon Callow’s straight-faced narration makes it unmissable.” The Observer
Prepare for your jaws to drop… It’s like the film Best in Show but actual real life.” Heat

Are You a Psychopath? Test Yourself

Broadcasting on Channel 4 at 9pm, Psychopath Night is a two-hour documentary I had the pleasure of scoring, alongside good friends and collaborators Sandy Nuttgens and Spike Scott.

Psychopaths are a ruthless breed who lie, manipulate and sometimes murder with no hint of conscience of remorse. One per cent of the population are classified as psychopathic. There may be one in your office. There could be one on your street. They are all around us, often in positions of power.

Psychopath Night unravels the mystery of this minority, with the help of leading experts. The programme goes inside the minds of psychopaths, finds out how to spot a psychopath, and meets real psychopathic killers.

Life In a Day: The Minicab Office

Life In A Day – The Minicab Office is a heart-warming, funny and surprising documentary about city life seen through the eyes of taxi drivers.

Courtesy Taxis is one of the biggest taxi firms in Norwich, with its 57 drivers and staff manning the office 24 hours a day, there is never a dull moment.

At the weekends the taxi office’s waiting room is usually full of clubbers looking for somewhere warm to eat their late night kebab. During the week Courtesy Taxis hosts all sorts of different characters, from the beloved old couple to the stern businessman, there is always a story to be told.

A ‘mini-rig’ of fixed cameras in both the mini-cab office and within the taxis themselves gives never seen before access to customers, following the story and journey seamlessly.

Producer: Tammy Hoyle
Production Company: Mentorn Media