Any Human Heart (TV series)

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Any Human Heart
British DVD cover
GenrePeriod drama
Created byWilliam Boyd
Based onAny Human Heart
by William Boyd
Directed byMichael Samuels
ComposerDan Jones
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of series1
No. of episodes4
Production locations
Running time60 minutes
Production companyCarnival Films
Original release
NetworkChannel 4
Release21 November (2010-11-21) –
12 December 2010 (2010-12-12)

Any Human Heart is a British drama television serial, based on the 2002 novel of the same name by William Boyd. It was announced in April 2010,[1] and was broadcast on Channel 4 from 21 November to 12 December 2010, consisting of four episodes of one hour each. A re-edited version aired in the United States on 13, 20 and 27 February 2011 (three one-and-a-half-hour episodes) on PBS.

The serial was awarded Best Drama Serial at the British Academy Television Awards 2011. It was released on DVD on 27 December 2010 and in the US (Region 1) on 5 April 2011.

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The original music from the series was scored by composer Dan Jones, with performances by the Chamber Orchestra of London, Roger Huckle and John Parricelli.[2] In 2011 it won the BAFTA award for Best Original Television Music and Best Television Soundtrack at the Ivor Novello Awards, and was nominated for best Original Dramatic Score and Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music at the Emmys.[3][4][5] The soundtrack was released in February 2017 by Wave Theory Records.[6]


  1. ^ "Star studded cast start filming epic TV adaptation Any Human Heart". Channel 4. 15 April 2010. Archived from the original on 13 July 2010. Retrieved 23 July 2010.
  2. ^ "Any Human Heart - score by Dan Jones". 6 October 2016. Retrieved 22 January 2021.
  3. ^ "BAFTA - Television Craft Awards Winners in 2011". 8 May 2011. Retrieved 22 January 2021.
  4. ^ "The Ivors - The Ivors Academy - Archive - The Ivors 2011". Retrieved 22 January 2021.
  5. ^ "Any Human Heart (Masterpiece) - Awards and Nominations". Retrieved 22 January 2021.
  6. ^ "Any Human Heart (Original Soundtrack)". Retrieved 22 January 2021.

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