Cordelia

Movie

 

Directed by

Adrian Shergold

Starring 

Antonia Campbell- Hughes, Catherine McCormack, Michael Gambon, Johnny Flynn, 

Production Company

Studio Pow

Executives

Kevin Proctor, Tania Reddin,

 

 

 

Cordelia

Adrian Shergold’s psychological thriller Cordelia, co-written by Adrain Shergold and Antonia Campbell-Hughes, is a gripping and tense exploration of tension and claustrophobia. 

Cordelia, who lives with her twin sister in their late father’s basement flat, navigates a terrifying line between paranoia and insanity. Produced at Twickenham studios, and featuring the rising stars Antonia Campbell-Hughes and Johnny Flynn, the film is studded with performances by Michael Gambon and Catherine McCormack.

The Tunnel

Seasons 2-3

2015-18

Directed by

Gilles Bannier, Anders Engström

Mike Barker

Starring 

Stephen Dillane, Clémence Poésy

Production Company

Kudos/Sky Atlantic

Executives

Manda Levin, Karen Wilson

Tunnel 2:

A bizarre child abduction and a sabotaged plane inexplicably dropping out of the sky leads to an ever more complex and layered series of horrific revelations for Carl and Elise to unravel.

Tunnel 3:

A burning fishing boat found on the Channel and a sinister animation contain a chilling hidden message turns into a new case for Karl and Elise, while an old investigation takes a shocking turn for Elise when a father is released from prison after his presumed-murdered son is found alive.

"Well made, well cast and ambitiously cinematic." The Independent

'...how hard you must have worked to deliver the excellent score we now have - with all that complexity of mood, that emotional range from the most intense action, through the lighter, tender moments, the creepiest baroque and the most rooted, psychologically truthful character beats.' Manda Levin, Executive Producer

Lucky Man

Seasons 2-3

2016-18

Directed by

Marek Losey, Louise Hooper, Andy Hay

Starring 

James Nesbitt, Sienna Guillory

Production Company

Carnival Film/Sky Atlantic

Executives

Richard Fell, Stan Lee, Gill Champion

What if you could control luck? Would that be the greatest power you could give a man? Or his worst nightmare?

Lucky Man is a bold, visually striking crime action thriller based on an idea by the legendary comic book writer Stan Lee. BAFTA nominated actor James Nesbitt plays Detective Inspector Harry Clayton, a brilliant but troubled cop and a compulsive gambler who is in danger of losing the thing he values most...

"Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's twinkle-eyed James Nesbitt, come to save us from a dearth of proper British TV superheroes." The Independent. 

Vera

Seasons 1-9

2011-present

Directed by

Adrian Shergold, Louise Hooper, Paul Whittington

Starring 

Brenda Blethyn

Production Company

ITV Productions

Executives

Kate Bartlett, Phil Hunter

Based on the gripping murder mystery novels by the award-winning crime writer Ann Cleeves, Brenda Blethyn OBE (Secrets & Lies, Little Voice, Pride & Prejudice) stars as Chief Inspector Vera Stanhope, a sharp but shambolic detective driven by her own personal demons. With caustic wit and singular charm, Vera and her trusted right-hand man DS Aiden Healy face four captivating murder mysteries each season, set against the breathtaking Northumberland landscape.

"Blethyn's Vera Stanhope has some marvellous aspects besides the sharpness of her wits, a sort of maddening, myopic narcissism that bespeaks not vanity but a desire to concentrate... This thoughtful dynamic, and many others, mount up into something that is more than just watchable." The Guardian. 

'This music is so beautiful and haunting.' Sylvia Strike

The Loch

6-part Series

2017

Directed by

Brian Kelly, Cilla Ware

Starring 

Lauren Fraser, Siobhan Finneran

Production Company

ITV Productions

Executives

Tim Haines, Ross McKenzie

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In a community nourished and sustained by myth and bordered by untamed nature, the search for a serial killer becomes a matter of life and death for local detective Annie Redford who is trying to cope with her first murder case. When the body of local man Niall Swift is found at the foot of Cain Mohr Mountain and an isolated human heart on the loch shore, the town's normality is shattered and the nightmare begins.

"The music from Ben Bartlett has been brilliant all series, from that haunting theme to the mournful strings and piano that have accompanied much of the action. The score has kept up the atmosphere that characterised the first episode throughout the rest of the series."

Trials of Jimmy Rose

3-part Series

2015

Directed by

Adrian Shergold

Starring 

Ray Winstone, Charlotte Randle

Production Company

ITV Productions

Executives

Kieran Roberts

Career criminal Jimmy Rose has spent the last twelve years in prison for armed robbery. Now aged 61, Jimmy is a free man and wants to be with his family, but wife Jackie doesn't know if she loves him anymore. When Jimmy finds out that his granddaughter has gone off the rails, he's determined to bring her home, but he triggers a chain of events that could force him back into crime... Jimmy Rose lives by Newton's laws of motion: but with every action there are unforeseen reactions and they may cost Jimmy his marriage, his freedom and even his life.

Lucan

2-part Film

2013

Directed by

Adrian Shergold

Starring 

Rory Kinnear, Christopher Eccleston

Production Company

ITV Productions

Executives

Jeff Pope, Richard Foster

A two-part drama about the infamous aristocrat Lord Lucan, who mysteriously disappeared in 1974 after being accused of murdering his children's nanny. Exploring blurred boundaries between madness and addiction, Bartlett's score is performed by the composer on a uniquely tuned Yamaha piano, with special piano preparations and string orchestra.

'Lucan was a brilliantly acted, cleverly scripted and beautifully shot drama.' The Independent

''Bartlett's music has been the crowning glory of this show...' The Guardian

Mad Dogs

Season 3-4

2013

Directed by

Adrian Shergold

Starring 

Max Beesley, Marc Warren, John Simm

Production Company

Sky 1

Executives

Andy Harries, Suzanne Mackie, Cris Cole

A group of middle-aged long-time friends find themselves caught up in a world of crime and police corruption after one of them is murdered while celebrating his early retirement in Majorca. 

'Think Sexy Beast meets Shallow Grave and you’ll be in the right tequila bar..' The Telegraph

'The music for Mad Dogs is dramatic, atmospheric, tense and anxious and there's a tremendous sense of place too as we move from one geographic setting to another, and deeper into Africa and the heart of darkness.' Suzanne Mackie, Executive Producer

Walking with Dinosaurs

6-part Documentary Series

1999

Directed by

Tim Haines, Jasper James

Narrated by

Kenneth Branagh

Production Company

BBC

Executives

John Lynch, Tomi Bednar-Landis

This genre-bending series uses the latest technology to bring back to life the amazing lost world of the Cretaceous, Triassic and Jurassic period's of Earth's history. Insights into how these mammoth creatures appeared, how they survived for millions of years and the mysteries of their sudden disappearance are explored in this fascinating and pioneering series. 

'Employing the BBC Concert Orchestra, Bartlett presents a sumptuous score that echoes the experimental side of Goldsmith, the majesty of Williams and the romantic sweep of John Barry.' Reel Cool

The Mark Of Cain

Theatrical and TV Film

2007

Directed by

Marc Munden

Narrated by

Kenneth Branagh

Red Production Company

Channel 4

Awards

BAFTA, Amnesty International

With harrowing images of the conspiratorial realities of modern warfare, this movie has won critical acclaim both in UK and worldwide.

Probing deep into the traumatic fallout for one soldier, guilt shame and power drive some highly moving and intimate scenes.

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