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Eric Coates (I) (1886–1957)

The master of melody, Eric Coates, the composer of familiar music ("Sleepy Lagoon", "Knightsbridge") worldwide, had classical training at the Royal Academy of Music with Frederick Corder for composition and Lionel Tertis for the viola, his main instrument. As a freelance violist he became principal viola by 1913 for the Queen's Hall orchestra, ... See full bio »

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 2016 Allied (performer: "Calling All Workers") / (writer: "Calling All Workers")
 2013 Garbage (performer: "By the Sleepy Lagoon") / (writer: "By the Sleepy Lagoon")
 2012 Best Possible Taste: The Kenny Everett Story (TV Movie) (writer: "Sleepy Lagoon")
 2011 Dambusters: Building the Bouncing Bomb (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Dambusters March")
 2010 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (performer: "Langham Place (Elegie) [London Again (Suite)]") / (writer: "Langham Place (Elegie) [London Again (Suite)]")
 2009 Pirate Radio (writer: "Dambusters March" (1954))
 2008 Bronson (writer: "The Dambusters March")
 2007 BBC Proms (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Prom 2: Music from Great British Films (2007) ... ("Theme from The Dam Busters (1955)")
 2007 Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Abridged Movie (TV Movie) (writer: "Dambusters March" - uncredited)
 2004 Vera Drake (writer: "Calling All Workers" (1940))
 2003 The Alchemists of Sound (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Television March")
 2003 The Human Stain (music: "Sleepy Lagoon" (1940))
 1996 Deep Crimson (writer: "By the Sleepy Lagoon")
 1991 Flirting (writer: "Sleepy Lagoon" - as Coates)
 1990 Screen One (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Sticky Wickets (1990) ... (music: "The Dam Busters March" - uncredited)
 1988 All Creatures Great and Small (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Against the Odds (1988) ... (writer: "Calling All Workers")
 1986 The Singing Detective (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Heat (1986) ... (writer: "Bird Songs at Eventide" - uncredited)
 1986 Castaway ("SLEEPY LAGOON")
 1986 Absolute Beginners (writer: "Sleepy Lagoon")
 1983 The Comic Strip Presents... (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Five Go Mad on Mescalin (1983) ... (writer: "Calling All Workers")
 1982 Sophie's Choice (writer: "Sleepy Lagoon" (1940))
 1981 Zoot Suit (writer: "Sleepy Lagoon")
 1980 Ohne Maulkorb (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
 1977 Annie Hall (writer: "Sleepy Lagoon" (1930))
 1972 Dad's Army (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- All Is Safely Gathered In (1972) ... (writer: "Calling All Workers")
 1969 Monty Python's Flying Circus (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- The BBC Entry for the Zinc Stoat of Budapest (1969) ... (music: "Knightsbridge" - uncredited)
 1967 The Forsyte Saga (TV Mini-Series) ("Halcyon Days", uncredited)
 1965 Out of the Unknown (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Midas Plague (1965) ... (writer: "Calling All Workers" - uncredited)
 1963 Heavens Above! (music: "Calling All Workers" - uncredited)
 1962 ...All That Mighty Heart... (Documentary short) (music: "Calling All Workers" - uncredited)
 1956 The Iron Petticoat (music: "The Knightsbridge March" - uncredited)
 1955 The Dam Busters ("The Dam Busters" March)
 1951 The Three Bears (TV Movie) (music: "The Three Bears" (Phantasy) 1926)
 1950 Dance Hall (music: "BY A SLEEPY LAGOON" - uncredited)
 1949 Somerset (Short) (music: "The Green Hills Of Somerset" - uncredited)
 1944 It Happened One Sunday (music: "Calling All Workers" - uncredited)
 1944 Tunisian Victory (Documentary) (music: "Eighth Army March" - uncredited)
 1943 The Butler's Dilemma (music: "Calling All Workers" - uncredited)
 1943 The Dummy Talks (music: "Knightsbridge March" - uncredited)
 1943 Millions Like Us (music: "Calling All Workers")
 1943 Sleepy Lagoon (music: "Sleepy Lagoon")
 1943 Du Barry Was a Lady (music: "Sleepy Lagoon" (1940))
 1943 Nine Men ("The Eighth Army March")
 1942 Springtime in the Rockies (music: "Sleepy Lagoon")
 1937 The Green Cockatoo (music: "Knightsbridge March" - uncredited)
 1936 The Crimes of Stephen Hawke (music: "In Town To-Night" - uncredited)
 1934 Those Were the Days (writer: "Knightsbridge (March)" - uncredited)
 1930 Symphony in Two Flats (music: "Cinderella" - uncredited)
 1930 Not So Quiet on the Western Front (writer: "I'm Lonely" - uncredited)
 1929 Charles Hackett, Tenor of the Civic Opera Company (Short) (music: "I Heard You Singing" - uncredited)
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One hundred and sixty songs; two symphonic rhapsodies; thirteen suites; four fantasies; seventeen marches; twenty-four short orchestral pieces.

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Jack Arnold

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These memories of my early youth cause in me a feeling of nostalgia, which brings in its train a drowsy desire to take my leave of noisy streets and go to the place which I used to know as my home. But I know full well that, however persistently I travelled the highways and byways in search of the romance that once lingered there, my quest would only be doomed to disappointment. - from the final ... See more »

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