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Ronald Binge (1910–1979)

Born into a poor family in Derby in 1910, Ronald Binge had to learn music the hard way. After his father, an iron moulder by trade, died from injuries sustained in WW1, the family had no money to spare for music lessons and Ronald had to teach himself, with help from a local choirmaster. His film music career began in 1927 when he joined the ... See full bio »

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 2009 Confessions of a Shopaholic (performer: "Elizabethan Serenade") / (writer: "Elizabethan Serenade")
 2008 Of Time and the City (Documentary) ("Elizabethan Serenade") / (performer: "Elizabethan Serenade")
 2006 Children of Men (writer: "Elizabethan Serenade (Where the Gentle Avon Flows)")
 1983 Party Party (writer: "Elizabethan Reggae" - as R. Binge)
 1975 The Secret Garden (TV Series) (writer: "The Watermill")
 1961 The Never Never Murder (Short) (music: "Trapset" - uncredited)
 1961 The Grand Junction Case (Short) (music: "Trapezist" - uncredited)
 1960 Blitz on Britain (Documentary) (music: "Forlorn" - uncredited)
 1960 Mister Magoo (TV Series) (music - 5 episodes)
- High Spy Magoo (1960) ... (music: "Take-Off for Mars" - uncredited)
- Soft Shoe Magoo (1960) ... (music: "Trapezist" - uncredited)
- Indoor Outing (1960) ... (music: "Clown" - uncredited)
- Fox Pass (1960) ... (music: "Vamp Till Ready" - uncredited)
- Dangerous Dan Magoo (1960) ... (music: "Train Call" - uncredited)
 1959 Plan 9 from Outer Space (music: "In Your Arms" - uncredited)
 1959 First Man Into Space (music: "Blue Fever" - uncredited)
 1957 The Mail Van Murder (Short) (music: "Blue Fever" - uncredited)
 1955 Night Plane to Amsterdam (Short) (music: "The Fire God" - uncredited)
 1954 Passenger to Tokyo (Short) (music: "The Fire God" - uncredited)
 1954 Fatal Journey (Short) (music: "The Fire God" - uncredited)
 1939 Åh, en så'n grabb (music: "The Palais Stroll" - as Ronnie Blake, uncredited)
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He had a musical colleague in the 1930s known as "Barry Gray" (real name Claude Eric Pountain, born in Derby in 1909). Not to be confused with the more famous "Barry Gray" (real name John Livesey Eccles, born in Blackburn in 1908) who scored Gerry Anderson television series such as Thunderbirds. See more »

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