Tag: Documentary

The Murder of Stephen Lawrence – A Three-Part Series For BBC 1

I’m honoured to have been asked to compose the score for a new landmark series for BBC 1, focusing on one of the most famous cases of 20th Century Britain – the murder of Stephen Lawrence, in South London. The series is exec-produced by Oscar-winning makers of Amy, Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees, for On the Corner productions and is being directed by James Rogan.

The new series was commissioned by Charlotte Moore and Clare Sillery, head of commissioning for documentaries. The commissioning editor is Danny Horan.

The series is expected to air in April, which will mark 25 years since Stephen’s death. Read more about the upcoming films here.

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

More Info

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

 

American High School US premier,
on National Geographic

I’m delighted that American High School will receive its premier in the USA on National Geographic, on Tuesday 9PM ET.

The series will play over four weeks, as four 1-hour length episodes.

 

 

Stream the soundtrack in full here

 

Filmed, Produced and Directed: Marcus Plowright
Exec Producers: Neil Crombie and Joe Evans
Composer: Alexander Parsons

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.