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Ron Goodwin (I) (1925–2003)

Ron Goodwin was born on 17th February 1925 in Plymouth. He was the son of a London policeman who was detached to the harbour-town. His mother felt that piano lessons would be a good pastime, so in his fifth year, the little Ron was hoisted onto a piano-stool and his education on this instrument began. Ron himself was at that time not really ... See full bio »

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Where Eagles Dare
Where Eagles Dare Music Department
Frenzy Music Department
Children of Men
Children of Men Soundtrack
Battle of Britain
Battle of Britain Music Department


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 2001 The Story of 'Frenzy' (Video documentary) (composer: stock music - from "Frenzy")
 2000 Troldspejlet (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Episode #23.17 (2000) ... (composer: stock music)
 1986 Valhalla (music supervisor)
 1983 Al-mas' Ala Al-Kubra (conductor)
 1979 Unidentified Flying Oddball (conductor)
 1978 Force 10 from Navarone (conductor)
 1977 Candleshoe (conductor)
 1976 Maggie and Her (TV Series) (theme music - 1 episode)
- Poppy and Her (1976) ... (theme music)
 1976 The Littlest Horse Thieves (musical director)
 1976 Spanish Fly (conductor)
 1976 The International Pop Proms (TV Series) (conductor)
 1975 One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing (conductor)
 1974 The Happy Prince (Short) (conductor)
 1974 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series) (conductor - 3 episodes)
- Diamonds on Wheels: Part 3 (1974) ... (conductor)
- Diamonds on Wheels: Part 2 (1974) ... (conductor)
- Diamonds on Wheels: Part 1 (1974) ... (conductor)
 1974 The Little Mermaid (Short) (conductor)
 1973 Diamonds on Wheels (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1973 Gawain and the Green Knight (conductor)
 1972 Frenzy (conductor)
 1972 It's Murder But Is It Art (TV Series) (composer - 6 episodes)
- Mister Drake Reveals All (1972) ... (composer: theme music)
- Mister Drake Asks Questions (1972) ... (composer: theme music)
- Mister Drake Has Visitors (1972) ... (composer: theme music)
- Mister Drake and Ars Gratia Artis (1972) ... (composer: theme music)
- Mister Drake Goes to Jail (1972) ... (composer: theme music)
 1971 The Selfish Giant (Short) (conductor)
 1970 The Executioner (musical director)
 1969 Battle of Britain (conductor)
 1968 Where Eagles Dare (conductor)
 1968 Attack on the Iron Coast (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1968 Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter (composer: additional music) / (conductor)
 1968 Submarine X-1 (conductor)
 1967 The Magnificent Two (conductor - uncredited)
 1967 Mister Ten Per Cent (conductor)
 1966 The Trap (conductor)
 1966 That Riviera Touch (conductor - uncredited)
 1965 The Alphabet Murders (conductor)
 1965 San Ferry Ann (conductor)
 1965 Operation Crossbow (conductor)
 1965 A Home of Your Own (conductor)
 1964 Eagle Rock (conductor)
 1964 Go Kart Go (conductor - uncredited)
 1964 Murder Ahoy (conductor)
 1964 633 Squadron (conductor)
 1964 Of Human Bondage (conductor)
 1964 Murder Most Foul (conductor)
 1963 Ladies Who Do (conductor)
 1963 Murder at the Gallop (conductor)
 1963 Sword of Lancelot (conductor)
 1963 Follow the Boys (conductor)
 1962 Kill or Cure (conductor)
 1962 I Thank a Fool (conductor)
 1962 The Day of the Triffids (conductor)
 1962 Village of Daughters (conductor)
 1962 Postman's Knock (conductor)
 1961 Never Back Losers (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1961 Johnny Nobody (conductor)
 1961 Murder She Said (conductor)
 1961 Invasion Quartet (conductor)
 1961 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (TV Series) (conductor - 1 episode)
- The Man at the Carlton Tower (1961) ... (conductor)
 1961 Clue of the New Pin (musical director)
 1961 The Man at the Carlton Tower (conductor)
 1960 In the Nick (conductor)
 1960 Village of the Damned (conductor)
 1960 The Trials of Oscar Wilde (conductor - uncredited)
 1959 The Witness (musical director)
 1959 I'm All Right Jack (music arranger) / (music director)
 1959 Whirlpool (conductor)
 1958 Man with a Gun (conductor)
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Composed (along with Derek New) "Yorkshire Television March", the start of day music used by Yorkshire Television (UK), 1968-1981.

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Ron Goddwyn

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