Although credited as the composer of TV theme tunes such as The Informer, and occasional film scores such as Games That Lovers Play (1971), White Cargo (1973), Shatter (1974), The Spiral Staircase (1975) and the film version of Rising Damp (1980), he was also a composer of library music, and his pieces usually appear uncredited in films and TV programmes. These included The Persuaders!, The Box and SpongeBob SquarePants. He is similarly uncredited for his orchestration in musical films such as Scrooge and Goodbye, Mr. Chips. The trailer of the film The Full Monty credits use of Lindup's composition The Zodiac.
His recording of the Dankworth-David Dearlove song Let's Slip Away, accompanying Susan Grey, features as source music in the films Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960) and A Taste of Honey (1961).
Lindup was born in East Preston, West Sussex. He was married to Belizean-born British actress and singer Nadia Cattouse; their son Mike is the keyboardist for Jazz-pop band Level 42. Lindup died in Southampton on 7 January 1992.
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