Brian Bennett - Scores

BB at workThe following is a list of Brian Bennett's commissions for both TV and film over the last 20 years.

The list is by no means complete but contains his most notable works.


 

2007: New Tricks (BBC 1)

James Bolam, Dennis Waterman, Amanda Redman and Alun Armstrong
Series 4: A series of 8 x 60 minute episodes
Broadcast: April/May 2007.

Music: Brian Bennett & Warren Bennett

Starring: Amanda Redman as Sandra Pullman, Dennis Waterman as Gerry Standing, Alun Armstrong as Brian Lane and James Bolam as Jack Halford. Also featured are Susan Jameson, Anthony Calf and Natalie Forbes.

Guest stars include Lynda Bellingham, John Sessions, Sheila Hancock, Geoffrey Bayldon, June Whitfield, Peter Hugo-Daly, George Baker, Lindsey Coulson, Eric Sykes, George Cole, Jan Francis, Roy Hudd, Hannah Waterman & Jeremy Sheffield.

 

2003: Moon Power (BBC)

'Moon Power'Peter Crawford's programme for the BBC which featured the moon and the effects it has on Earth.
Broadcast: Sunday 9th November 2003 at 5.25pm, BBC2.

Music: Brian Bennett


 

2003: Murder In Mind: Series 3(BBC)

Tara Fitzgerald in 'Echoes'
Series 3: A series of 8 x 60 minute films.

Music: Brian Bennett

Starring: Tara Fitzgerald, James Wilby, Paul Rhys, Gary Kemp, Gaynor Faye, Neil Morrissey, Natasha Little, Diana Rigg, John Bowe, Adam Faith, Jamie Theakston, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Ruth Gemmell, Helen Baxendale, Adrian Dunbar, Tim Healy, Bhasker Patel & Nina Wadia.

 

2002: Murder In Mind: Series 2 (BBC)

Samantha Robson and Michael Greco in 'Swan Song'Series 2: A series of 8 x 60 minute films.

Music: Brian Bennett

Starring: Pauline Quirke, Rob Brydon, Geraldine Somerville, Neil Dudgeon, Maggie O'Neill, Samantha Robson, Michael Greco, Nigel Havers, Patsy Kensit, Neil Stuke, Neil Pearson, Dennis Waterman, Tony Haygarth.


 

2002: Great Natural Wonders Of The World (BBC)

The Grand Canyon, USAA Christmas/New Year special from the BBC Natural History Unit.

Music: Brian Bennett
Producer: Peter Crawford
Presenter: Sir David Attenborough


 

2001: Murder In Mind: Series 1 (BBC)

David Suchet and Gillian Kearney in 'Teacher'
Series 1: A series of 7 x 60 minute films.

Music: Brian Bennett

Starring: David Suchet, Gillian Kearney, Steve McFadden, Susannah Harker, Reece Dinsdale, Ian Kelsey, Tim Healy, Timothy West, Judy Parfitt, Kevin Whately, Denise Van Outen & Keeley Hawes


 

2000: Dirty Work (ITV)

Hywell Bennett & Neil Pearson Music: Brian Bennett & Warren Bennett
Director: Sandy Johnson
Starring: Neal Pearson, Hywel Bennett (No relation!)

Businessman Mostyn Hughes (Hywel Bennett)
and private-eye Leo Beckett (Neal Pearson)
go gambling.

 

1999: Living Britain (BBC)

Living Britain
A series of 6 x 50 minute films
First broadcast on BBC2, Autumn 1999

Winner of the International Wildlife Film Festival Merit Award for Music (USA)

Music: Brian Bennett
Writer & Producer: Peter Crawford

Peter Crawford: “Brian's music captured exactly the right balance between the traditional affection and admiration we have for our native wildlife and the growing concern we have for its future.

Click here to read the review of the CD Review From the Music From The Movies web site.


 

1998: Nomads of the Wind (BBC)

Nomads Of The Wind
A series of 5 x 50 minute films
First broadcast on BBC2 on Sundays at 6.10pm January/February 1994.

Music: Brian Bennett
Writer & Producer: Peter Crawford

Peter Crawford: “Brian Bennett has created the big screen sound we wanted for our epic Polynesian story. He has worked long and hard to empathise with our programmes.

For more insight into my work with Peter Crawford, please see The Peter Crawford Collaboration page.


 

1998: You Can't Be Too Careful (ITV)

Music: Brian Bennett
Producer: Neil Zeiger
Director: Matthew Evans
Starring: Serena Evans, Simon Chandler, Jane Hazlegrove, Paul Blair

 

1997: Fallen Curtain (ITV)

Music: Brian Bennett
Director: Matthew Evans

 

1997: Thornapple (ITV)

Music: Brian Bennett
Producer: Neil Zeiger
Director: Mary McMurray
Starring: Beth Goddard, Barbara Jefford, Susan Penhaligon & Freddie Findlay

 

1997: David Jason In His Element (ITV)

David Jason with DolphinsMusic: Brian Bennett
Producer: David Reynolds
A series of 6 x 30 minute films

 

1997: Going Wrong (ITV)

Music: Brian Bennett
Producer: Neil Zeiger
Director: Matthew Evans
Starring: James Callis, Josephine Butler, Inday Ba & Sara Kestelman.

 

1997: Global Sunrise: Around the world in 80 minutes (BBC)

Global Sunrise
Music: Brian Bennett
Directors: Graham Booth & Brian Leith
Producer: Peter Crawford

Peter Crawford: "Like the programme itself, the music that Brian Bennett has composed for Global Sunrise is not just an atmospheric evocation of dawn around the world, it is a celebration of all life on this planet."



 

1997: The Orchard Walls (ITV)


Music: Brian Bennett
Director: Herbert Wise

 

1997: The Harpist

The Harpist
Director: Hansjörg Thurn
Producer: Christoph Meyer-Wiel

Starring: Christien Anholt, Geraldine O'Rawe, Stephen McGann, John Kavanagh, Colin Baker & BJ Hogg

Brian conducting
Brian appears in 'The Harpist' conducting his own Harp Concerto which was composed especially for the film.

 

1997: Bribery And Corruption (ITV)

Music: Brian Bennett
Producer: Neil Zeiger
Director: Mike Vardy
Starring: Tom Woodward, Des McAleer, James D'Arcy, Fiona Mollison & Paul Freeman

 

1996: A Case of Coincidence (ITV)

Music: Brian Bennett
Producer: Neil Zeiger
Director: Gavin Millar

Starring: Keith Barron, Pip Torrens, Kate Buffery, Don Henderson, Ronald Pickup. 1996

 

1996: Heartstones (ITV)


Music: Brian Bennett
Producer: Neil Zeiger
Director: Jim Goodhard

Starring: Anthony Andrews, Daisy Haggard, Emily Mortimer & Helena Mitchell

 

1996: May & June (ITV)

Music: Brian Bennett
Director: James Cellan Jones
Producer: Neil Zeiger

Starring: Phoebe Nicholls, Christine Kavanagh, Julian Wadham

 

1996: Secret House of Death (ITV)

Music: Brian Bennett
Director: Jim Goddard
Producer: Neil Zeiger

Starring: Amanda Redman, Owen Teale & Lucy Cohu

 

1996: Simisola (ITV)

Music: Brian Bennett
Producer: Neil Zeiger
Director: Jim Gooddard

Starring: George Baker, Christopher Ravenscroft, Jane Lapotaire & George Harris

 

1996: The Double (ITV)

Music: Brian Bennett
Producer: Neil Zeiger
Director: Mary McMurray

Starring: Jason Flemyng & Camilla Power

 

1996: Front Seat (ITV)

Music: Brian Bennett
Producer: Neil Zeiger
Director: Sandy Johnson

Starring: Janet Suzman, Richard Johnson & Edward Hardwicke.

 

1996: A Dark Blue Perfume (ITV)

Music: Brian Bennett
Director: Sandy Johnson
Producer: Neil Zeiger

Starring: Susannah York, John Castle & Rowena Cooper 1995

 

1996: Vanity Dies Hard (ITV)

Music: Brian Bennett
Producer: Neil Zeiger
Director: Alan Grant

Starring: Eleanor David, Peter Egan & Jane Gurnett

 

1996: The Strawberry Tree (ITV)

Music: Brian Bennett
Producer: Neil Zeiger
Director: Herbert Wise

Starring: Eleanor Bron & Simon Ward

 

1994: Master Of The Moor (ITV)

Colin Firth in 'Master Of The Moor' Music: Brian Bennett
Director: Marc Evans
Executive Producer: Graham Benson
Series Producer: Neil Zeiger

Starring: Colin Firth, Emma Croft, George Costigan, Robert Urquhart, Sylvia Syms, Patricia Hayes, Ingrid Lacey, John Michie


 

1994: Talking to Strange Men (ITV)

Music: Brian Bennett
Producer: Neil Zeiger
Director: John Gorrie

Starring: John Duttine & Mel Martin

 

1993: The Knock (ITV)

The KnockA drama series broadcast on ITV which ran for 5 years.

Music: Brian Bennett
Producer: Paul Knight


 

1992: Speaker Of Mandarin (ITV)

Music: Brian Bennett
Producer: Neil Zeiger
Director: Herbert Wise

Starring: George Baker & Christopher Ravenscroft

 

1992: Dear Roy, Love Jillian (ITV)

Music: Brian Bennett
Director: Graham Theakston
Producers: Graham Benson & Neil Zeiger

Starring: Tara Simpson, Julia Booth, Lawrence Mullin, Carolyn Knight, Catherine Jayne Walker, Kerry Dowse, Eamon Clarke

 

1992: Means Of Evil (ITV)

Music: Brian Bennett
Producer: Neil Zeiger
Director: Sarah Hellings

Starring: George Baker & Christopher Ravenscroft

 

1992: Achilles Heel (ITV)

Music: Brian Bennett
Producer: Neil Zeiger
Director: Sandy Johnson

Starring: George Baker & Christopher Ravenscroft.

 

1992: The American Way

The American Way Music: Brian Bennett
Director: by Maurice Phillips
Starring: Dennis Hopper & Michael J. Pollard

 

1992: Some Lie And Some Die (ITV)

Music: Brian Bennett
Producer: Neil Zeiger
Director: Sandy Johnson

Starring: Peter Capaldi

 

1992: Put On By Cunning (ITV)

Music: Brian Bennett
Director: Sandy Johnson
Producer: Neil Zeiger

Starring: Rossano Brazzi, Beryl Reid, Janet Maw, Diane Keen & Cherie Lunghi.

 

1988: The Ruth Rendell Mysteries (ITV)

Ruth Rendell CDsThe Ruth Rendell MysteriesA series of 50 minute films broadcast on
ITV on Sundays at 9pm which ran for over 10 years and won numerous awards.

Winner of the 1990 Ivor Novello award for Best Theme For A TV Production

Music: Brian Bennett

Music from the series has been released on 3 CDs

Inspector Wexford Theme:

Ruth Rendell Theme:

 

1988: Square Deal (LWT)

Music: Brian Bennett
Producer/Director: Nic Phillips

 

1988: Close To Home (LWT)

Music: Brian Bennett & Warren Bennett
Producer/Director: Nic Phillips

 

1988: Birds Of A Feather (BBC)

Music: Brian Bennett
Producer/Director: Nic Phillips

Starring: Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson, Lesley Joseph

 

1987: Pulaski (BBC1)

PulaskiA series of 75 & 50 minute episodes
First broadcast October 1987

Music: Brian Bennett
Producer: Paul Knight
Writer: Roy Clarke


 

1984: Terminal Choice

Terminal Choice Music: Brian Bennett
Director: Sheldon Larry

Starring: Ellen Barkin, Joe Spano, David McCallum

 

1980: The BBC Golf Theme ('Chase Side Shoot Up')

BBC Golf

This theme has been used in all of the BBC's coverage for every major golfing event over the past 20 years.

Music: Brian Bennett