Tag: Channel 4

BAFTA Screening: Working Class White Men

I’m delighted that the first episode of Professor Green: Working Class White Men will be screening in the Princess Anne Theatre at BAFTA, Piccadilly on the 4th January 2018, as a preview to its broadcast on Channel 4. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Professor Green and Christian Collerton, the series director.

Presented by Professor Green the documentary series explores what life is really like for working class white men, why many of them feel abandoned, and what the consequences are for Britain if we continue to look away. Raised by his Nan on a council estate in Hackney, Professor Green is himself from a working class, low income background.

Over a period of six months he follows six working class white men in different parts of the country to understand what life in modern Britain is like for them. He examines the challenges and barriers these men face in education, work, family life and in the way the rest of society regards them.

Big Ben: Saving the World’s Greatest Clock

It was a pleasure scoring this feature-length film, which gains exclusive behind-the-scenes access to recently silenced Big Ben, as it enters the first stage of a multi-million pound restoration project.

Broadcast date: 12th November at 9pm, Channel 4

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Producer/Director: Jenny Dames
Editor: Eddie Haselden
Composer: Alexander Parsons
Production Company: ITN

 

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