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Marcus Dods (1918–1984)

Marcus Dods was born on April 19, 1918 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He is known for his work on Life of Brian (1979), The Dark Crystal (1982) and Murder on the Orient Express (1974). He was married to Marna Wheelhouse. He died on April 30, 1984 in Henley-on-Thames, England. See full bio »

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 1985 Martin's Day (conductor)
 1984 The Ebony Tower (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1984 The Last Days of Pompeii (TV Mini-Series) (conductor - 1 episode)
- Part 2 (1984) ... (conductor)
 1984 Pope John Paul II (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1983 Nate and Hayes (conductor)
 1983 The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright (Documentary) (conductor)
 1982 Cymbeline (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1982 The Dark Crystal (conductor)
 1982 The Sender (conductor)
 1982 The Return of the Soldier (conductor)
 1981 The Great Muppet Caper (conductor)
 1981 Churchill and the Generals (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1980 The Awakening (conductor)
 1980 Sweet William (musical director - as Marcus Dodds)
 1979 Quest of Eagles (TV Series) (conductor)
 1979 Yanks (conductor)
 1979 Life of Brian (conductor)
 1979 The Mallens (TV Series) (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1979 Life on Earth (TV Series documentary) (conductor - 13 episodes)
- The Compulsive Communicators (1979) ... (conductor)
- Life in the Trees (1979) ... (conductor)
- The Hunters and Hunted (1979) ... (conductor)
- Theme and Variations (1979) ... (conductor)
- The Rise of the Mammals (1979) ... (conductor)
 1978 The Voyage of Charles Darwin (TV Series) (conductor - 1 episode)
- I Was Considered a Very Ordinary Boy (1978) ... (conductor)
 1978 Watership Down (conductor)
 1978 Death on the Nile (conductor)
 1978 Disraeli: Portrait of a Romantic (TV Mini-Series) (conductor - 4 episodes)
- The Chief 1872-1881 (1978) ... (conductor)
- The Great Game 1858-1872 (1978) ... (conductor)
- Mary Anne (1978) ... (conductor)
- Dizzy (1978) ... (conductor)
 1978 Stevie (conductor)
 1977 Hard Times (TV Series) (music arranger - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1977) ... (music arranger)
 1977 Rogue Male (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1977 The Accuser (conductor)
 1976 The End of the Road (Documentary short) (conductor)
 1975 Ride a Wild Pony (musical director)
 1975 Churchill's People (TV Series) (conductor - 2 episodes)
- March On, Boys! (1975) ... (conductor)
- On the Anvil (1975) ... (conductor)
 1975 All Creatures Great and Small (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1974 Murder on the Orient Express (conductor)
 1974 CBS Children's Film Festival (TV Series) (music director - 1 episode)
- Mauro the Gypsy (1974) ... (music director)
 1974 The Pallisers (TV Series) (conductor - 26 episodes)
- Part Twenty-six (1974) ... (conductor: title music)
- Part Twenty-five (1974) ... (conductor: title music)
- Part Twenty-four (1974) ... (conductor: title music)
- Part Twenty-three (1974) ... (conductor: title music)
- Part Twenty-two (1974) ... (conductor: title music)
 1974 The Abdication (conductor)
 1974 Swallows and Amazons (conductor)
 1974 Callan (conductor)
 1973 Voices (conductor)
 1973 Pollyanna (TV Series) (conductor - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1973) ... (conductor)
- Episode #1.5 (1973) ... (conductor)
- Episode #1.4 (1973) ... (conductor)
- Episode #1.3 (1973) ... (conductor)
- Episode #1.2 (1973) ... (conductor)
 1973 A Bigger Splash (Documentary) (conductor)
 1973 A Pride of Islands (Documentary short) (conductor)
 1972 Get Charlie Tully (conductor)
 1972 Lady Caroline Lamb (conductor)
 1972 The Duna Bull (Short) (conductor)
 1972 A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (conductor: Elgar excerpt)
 1971 Alaska: The Great Land (Short) (conductor)
 1971 Gumshoe (conductor - uncredited)
 1971 Nicholas and Alexandra (conductor)
 1970 Figures in a Landscape (conductor)
 1970 The Buttercup Chain (conductor)
 1970 Goodbye Gemini (conductor)
 1970 The Site in the Sea (Documentary short) (conductor)
 1969 Picture to Post (Documentary short) (conductor) / (music arranger)
  The First Churchills (TV Mini-Series) (music arranged by - 12 episodes, 1969) (songs composed by - 1 episode, 1969) (music arranger - 1 episode, 1969)
- Not Without Honour (1969) ... (music arranged by)
- Breaking the Circle (1969) ... (music arranged by)
- A Famous Victory (1969) ... (music arranged by)
- Reconciliation (1969) ... (music arranged by)
- The Queen Commands (1969) ... (music arranged by)
 1969 My Side of the Mountain (conductor)
 1969 The Future Works (Documentary short) (conductor)
 1969 The Victoria Line Report No. 5: London's Victoria Line (Documentary) (music director)
 1968 Secret Ceremony (conductor)
 1967 Indus Waters (Documentary) (conductor)
 1967 Billion Dollar Brain (conductor)
 1967 Far from the Madding Crowd (conductor) / (musical director - uncredited)
 1967 Reflections in a Golden Eye (conductor)
 1967 The Forsyte Saga (TV Mini-Series) (conductor - uncredited)
 1967 Rail (Documentary short) (conductor)
 1966 Flash the Sheepdog (conductor)
 1966 Turkey the Bridge (Short) (conductor)
 1966 The Smiths in Scotland (Documentary short) (conductor)
 1965 The Forth Road Bridge (Documentary) (conductor)
 1965 Life at the Top (conductor)
 1965 Hereward the Wake (TV Series) (conductor - 1 episode)
- The Brain Biter (1965) ... (conductor)
 1965 Twenty-Four Hours to Kill (conductor)
  ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) (conductor - 1 episode, 1965) (orchestrator - 1 episode, 1964)
- Goodbye Johnny (1965) ... (conductor)
- The Rise and Fall of Nellie Brown (1964) ... (orchestrator)
 1965 Young Cassidy (musical director)
 1965 The Victoria Line Report No. 2: Down and Along (Documentary short) (conductor)
 1965 Wild Wings (Documentary short) (conductor)
 1964 The Secret of Blood Island (music supervisor)
 1964 The Gorgon (musical supervisor)
 1964 One Way Pendulum (conductor)
 1964 Doctor Who (TV Series) (conductor - 4 episodes)
- The Day of Darkness (1964) ... (conductor)
- The Bride of Sacrifice (1964) ... (conductor)
- The Warriors of Death (1964) ... (conductor)
- The Temple of Evil (1964) ... (conductor)
 1964 Five Have a Mystery to Solve (conductor)
 1964 Unearthly Stranger (musical director)
 1964 One for One (Documentary short) (conductor)
 1963 Tarzan's Three Challenges (conductor)
 1963 Mind Over Metal (Documentary short) (music director)
 1962 Weave Me a Rainbow (Documentary short) (conductor)
 1962 Our National Heritage: The Living Pattern (Documentary short) (musical director)
 1961 Girl on Approval (conductor)
 1961 Seawards the Great Ships (Documentary short) (conductor)
 1961 A Tribute to Dylan Thomas (Documentary short) (conductor)
 1961 Let My People Go (Documentary short) (musical director)
 1960 Off the Beaten Track (Documentary short) (conductor)
 1960 Sea Sanctuary (Documentary short) (musical arranger)
 1959 Interpol Calling (TV Series) (conductor - 2 episodes)
- The Angola Brights (1959) ... (conductor)
- You Can't Die Twice (1959) ... (conductor)
 1959 Our Virgin Island (conductor)
 1958 Hotel Imperial (TV Series) (associate conductor - 1 episode)
- The Ghost in 312 (1958) ... (associate conductor)
 1957 Matty (conductor)
 1957 Kill Me Tomorrow (conductor)
 1957 Time Without Pity (conductor)
 1956 Doublecross (musical director)
 1956 North to Wales (Documentary short) (conductor)
 1955 Bridge of Song (Documentary short) (musical director)
 1953 Love in Pawn (musical director - as Marcus Dodds)
 1953 Wheel of Fate (conductor)
 1953 The Horse's Mouth (conductor)
 1953 Man in Hiding (conductor - as Marcus Dodds)
 1952 The Gambler and the Lady (conductor)
 1951 No Highway in the Sky (conductor - uncredited)
 1950 Prelude to Fame (assistant musical director)
 1949 Boys in Brown (musical director)
 1945 The Voice Within (conductor)
 1943 Playtime for Workers (assistant musical director)
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He conducted Cole Porter's musical, "Kiss Me Kate," in a Sadler's Wells Opera production at the London Coliseum in London, England with Emile Belcourt, Judith Bruce, Eric Shilling, Ann Howard, Francis Egerton, and Robert Lloyd in the cast. Peter Coe was director.

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