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Ron Grainer (1922–1981)

Ron Grainer was one of the outstanding composers of music for British television. He was born in a small mining town called Atherton, Queensland, Australia on 11th August 1922, where his father owned the local milk bar. His mother played piano and Ron was on the keyboard from the age of two and considered a child genius, playing concerts for the ... See full bio »

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 2009-2014 Doctor Who Online Adventures (TV Series short) (composer - 121 episodes)
- Family: Part 3 (2014) ... (composer: original theme music)
- Family: Part 2 (2014) ... (composer: original theme music)
- Family: Part 1 (2014) ... (composer: original theme music)
- Sacrifice: Part 3 (2014) ... (composer: original theme music)
- Sacrifice: Part 2 (2014) ... (composer: original theme music)
 2005-2014 Doctor Who (TV Series) (composer - 105 episodes)
- Into the Dalek (2014) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Time of the Doctor (2013) ... (composer: original theme music)
- The Day of the Doctor (2013) ... (composer: original theme music)
- The Name of the Doctor (2013) ... (composer: original theme music)
- Nightmare in Silver (2013) ... (composer: original theme music)
 2013 BBC Proms (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Prom 2: Doctor Who at the Proms (2013) ... (composer: doctor who theme)
 2012 Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock (Video Game) (composer: theme music - uncredited)
 2010 BBC Proms (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Prom 10: Doctor Who at the Proms (2010) ... (composer: original title music)
 2010 Doctor Who: The Adventure Games - Blood of the Cybermen (Video Game) (composer: original theme music)
 2010 Doctor Who: The Adventure Games - City of the Daleks (Video Game) (composer: original theme music)
 2009 Doctor Who: Dreamland (TV Mini-Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2009) ... (composer: original theme music)
 2009 Doctor Who at the Proms (TV Movie) (composer: original theme music)
 2008 Doctor Who: Music of the Spheres (TV Short) (composer: original theme music)
 2007 Family Guy (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Blue Harvest (2007) ... (composer: Doctor Who Theme - uncredited)
 2005 Doctor Who: Attack of the Graske (Video Game) (composer: theme music)
 2005 The Fact of Fiction (Video documentary short) (composer: theme music)
 2003 Doctor Who: Scream of the Shalka (TV Mini-Series) (composer: theme music)
 2003 Osirian Gothic (Video documentary short) (composer: show theme)
 2003 Serial Thrillers (Video documentary short) (composer: theme music)
 1999 Comic Relief: Doctor Who - The Curse of Fatal Death (TV Movie) (composer: theme music)
 1996 Doctor Who (TV Movie) (composer: original theme music - uncredited)
 1993 Doctor Who: Dimensions in Time (TV Short) (composer: theme music)
 1993 'Doctor Who': Daleks - The Early Years (Video documentary) (composer: original theme)
 1992 Doctor Who: Shada (Video) (composer: theme music)
 1963-1989 Doctor Who (TV Series) (composer - 670 episodes)
- Survival: Part 1 (1989) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Curse of Fenric: Part 4 (1989) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Curse of Fenric: Part 3 (1989) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Curse of Fenric: Part 2 (1989) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Curse of Fenric: Part 1 (1989) ... (composer: theme music)
  Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series) (composer - 77 episodes, 1979 - 1988) (music - 2 episodes, 1985) (theme music - 1 episode, 1983)
- Mr. Know-All (1988) ... (composer: theme music)
- A Time to Die (1988) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Finger of Suspicion (1988) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Dead Don't Steal (1988) ... (composer: theme music)
- Wink Three Times (1988) ... (composer: theme music)
 1981-1983 It Takes a Worried Man (TV Series) (composer - 19 episodes)
- Three Cheers (1983) ... (composer: theme music)
- Annually, Once a Year (1983) ... (composer: theme music)
- Do Me a Favour (1983) ... (composer: theme music)
- Getaway (1983) ... (composer: theme music)
- Naughty But Nice (1983) ... (composer: theme music)
 1982 Saturday Night Thriller (TV Series) (composer - 6 episodes)
- Grass (1982) ... (composer: theme music)
- Broken Glass (1982) ... (composer: theme music)
- Where Is Betty Buchus? (1982) ... (composer: theme music)
- A Gift of Tongues (1982) ... (composer: theme music)
- Strangled (1982) ... (composer: theme music)
 1977 The Rather Reassuring Programme (TV Series) (composer: theme music)
 1976 Yellow Dog (conductor)
 1975 Sharon's Baby (conductor)
 1975 Kim & Co. (TV Series) (composer - 10 episodes)
- The Switch (1975) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Sunshine Gang (1975) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Genesis Stones (1975) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Forever Box (1975) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Disco Kid (1975) ... (composer: theme music)
 1964-1974 Steptoe and Son (TV Series) (composer - 44 episodes)
- A Perfect Christmas (1974) ... (composer: theme music)
- Upstairs, Downstairs, Upstairs, Downstairs (1974) ... (composer: original theme)
- Seance in a Wet Rag and Bone Yard (1974) ... (composer: original theme)
- The Seven Steptoerai (1974) ... (composer: original theme)
- Porn Yesterday (1974) ... (composer: original theme)
 1961-1974 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series) (composer - 13 episodes)
- Pygmalion Smith (1974) ... (composer: signature music)
- The Last Man on Earth (1974) ... (composer: signature music)
- The Big Job (1974) ... (composer: signature tune)
- The Old Campaigner (1967) ... (composer: signature music)
- The Bishop Rides Again (1966) ... (composer: signature music)
 1974 Mousey (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1973 Steptoe and Son Ride Again (composer: "Steptoe" Theme)
 1972 Steptoe and Son (composer: theme music)
 1970-1971 Man in the News (TV Series) (composer - 6 episodes)
- Brian Faulkner (1971) ... (composer: theme music)
- Richard Neville (1971) ... (composer: theme music)
- Stephen Murphy (1971) ... (composer: theme music)
- William Whitelaw (1971) ... (composer: theme music)
- Lord Longford (1970) ... (composer: theme music)
 1971 The Omega Man (conductor - uncredited)
 1971 Paul Temple (TV Series) (composer - 3 episodes)
- Ricochet (1971) ... (composer: theme music)
- Death of Fasching (1971) ... (composer: theme music)
- Corrida (1971) ... (composer: theme music)
 1969 Lock Up Your Daughters! (conductor)
 1969 Before Winter Comes (conductor)
 1969 The Wednesday Play (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- The Fabulous Frump (1969) ... (composer: incidental music)
 1968 The Root of All Evil? (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Money for Change (1968) ... (composer: theme music)
 1968 The Jazz Age (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Majesty (1968) ... (composer: title music)
 1967-1968 Man in a Suitcase (TV Series) (composer - 29 episodes)
- Castle in the Clouds (1968) ... (composer: theme music)
- Three Blinks of the Eyes (1968) ... (composer: theme music)
- Who's Mad Now? (1968) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Revolutionaries (1968) ... (composer: theme music)
- Property of a Gentleman (1968) ... (composer: theme music)
 1967-1968 The Prisoner (TV Series) (composer - 16 episodes)
- Fall Out (1968) ... (composer: theme music)
- Once Upon a Time (1968) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Girl Who Was Death (1968) ... (composer: theme)
- Living in Harmony (1968) ... (composer: theme)
- Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darling (1968) ... (composer: theme)
 1967 The Old Campaigner (TV Series) (composer: signature music)
 1966 All Gas and Gaiters (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Pilot: The Bishop Rides Again (1966) ... (composer: theme music)
 1966 Take a Sapphire (TV Movie) (musical director)
 1965 The Mood Man (Documentary short) (arranger)
 1964 The Moon-Spinners (conductor)
 1964 Night Must Fall (conductor)
 1962-1963 That Was the Week That Was (TV Series) (composer - 37 episodes)
- That Was the Year That Was (1963) ... (composer: theme music)
- Dick Whittington and His Fascist Hyena (1963) ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode #2.12 (1963) ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode #2.11 (1963) ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode #2.10 (1963) ... (composer: theme music)
 1963 Maigret (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Maigret's Little Joke (1963) ... (composer: theme music)
 1963 The Running Man (composer: title music)
 1962 Station Six-Sahara (conductor)
 1962 Benny Hill (TV Series) (composer - 2 episodes)
- The Mystery of Black Bog Manor (1962) ... (composer: incidental music)
- Portrait of a Bridegroom (1962) ... (composer: incidental music)
 1962 It's a Square World (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.6 (1962) ... (composer: incidental music)
 1962 Trial and Error (musical director)
 1962 Flight from Treason (musical director)
 1962 A Kind of Loving (conductor)
 1961 Terminus (Short documentary) (conductor)
 1961 The Men from Room 13 (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- The Man Who Made Money: Part 2 (1961) ... (composer: theme music)
 1961 Return of a Stranger (composer: end title music - uncredited)
 1960 An Honourable Murder (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1960 Saturday Playhouse (TV Series) (musical director - 1 episode)
- On the Edge (1960) ... (musical director)
 1958 House of Carols (TV Movie) (musical director)
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Other Works:

Ronald Millar and his play, "Robert and Elizabeth", was performed in a Chichester Festival production at the Chichester Festival Theatre in Chichester, West Sussex, England with Gaynor Miles, Mark Wynter, John Savident, Alexander Hanson, Stephen Rashbrook, Gareth Jones, Jill Pert, Gareth Vaughan and Stefan Bednarczyk in the ... See more »

Alternate Names:

Ron Grainger | Ron Grainer Quartet
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Trivia:

Step-father of child actress Rel Grainer.

Star Sign:

Leo

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