His work includes music for the television series Hamish Macbeth (1995), Lorna Doone (2000), North Square (2000), Hotel Babylon (2006), Little Dorrit (2008), Downton Abbey (2010), Waking the Dead (2011), The White Queen (2013), Shetland (2013), Grantchester (2014), and The Last Kingdom (2015).
His music for Sky TV's Going Postal was winner of Best TV Score in the 2010 RTS Awards and was nominated for a BAFTA and an Ivor Novello award and that for the BBC adaptation of Dickens' Little Dorrit was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Outstanding Original Score.
He has written several operas. Two, Misper (1997) and Zoë (2000) (shown by Channel 4) were written for Glyndebourne. Another, Mathematics of a Kiss, was written for the English National Opera. He wrote the 2006 operetta Tangier Tattoo, with librettist Stephen Plaice, again for Glyndebourne.
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