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Howard Goodall


Howard Goodall was educated at New College School, Stowe School and Lord Williams's School. A boy chorister, he studied music at Christ Church, Oxford, where he achieved a First. He became known to the public for composing the theme tunes to popular BBC comedy series such as The Black Adder (1982), Red Dwarf (1988) and The Vicar of Dibley (1994). ... See full bio »
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Known For

QI
QI Composer
(2003-2017)
Bean
Bean Composer
(1997)
Mr. Bean's Holiday
(2007)
Johnny English
Johnny English Music Department
(2003)

Filmography

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 2003-2017 QI (TV Series) (217 episodes)
- Over and Ova (2017)
- Oceans (2017)
- Organisms (2017)
- Ologies (2017)
 1988-2017 Red Dwarf (TV Series) (73 episodes)
- Skipper (2017)
- M-Corp (2017)
- Mechocracy (2017)
- Timewave (2017)
- Cured (2017)
 2016 Love Story: Musical (Video)
 2015 Mr Bean: The Animated Series (TV Series)
 2012-2014 Intresseklubben (TV Series) (26 episodes)
- Celebrera (2014) ... (uncredited)
- Celler (2014) ... (uncredited)
- Civilisation (2014) ... (uncredited)
- Charkuteri (2014) ... (uncredited)
- Camping (2014) ... (uncredited)
 2013 The Spa (TV Series) (7 episodes)
- Mr Right (2013)
- Wedding Belles (2013)
 2010 An Island Parish (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 2009 10 Minute Tales (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Dog Alone (2009)
 2009 Into the Storm (TV Movie)
 2009 Red Dwarf: The Making of 'Back to Earth' (TV Movie documentary)
 2008 Blackadder Exclusive: The Whole Rotten Saga (TV Movie documentary)
 2007 Bean: Scenes Unseen (Video documentary short)
 1994-2007 The Vicar of Dibley (TV Series) (20 episodes)
- Happy New Year (2005)
- Merry Christmas (2004)
- Summer (2000)
 2006 How Music Works (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- Melody (2006)
 2005 Shakespeare's Happy Endings (TV Short)
 2005 The Story of ITV: The People's Channel (TV Mini-Series documentary)
 2004 20th Century Greats (TV Mini-Series documentary)
 2004 A Seaside Parish (TV Series documentary)
 2003 The Adventure of English (TV Mini-Series documentary) (2 episodes)
 2002-2003 Mr. Bean: The Animated Series (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- A Royal Makeover (2003)
- No Pets (2002)
- Big TV (2002)
- Birthday Bear (2002)
- No Parking (2002)
 2002 The Gathering Storm (TV Movie)
 1999 Blackadder Back & Forth (Short)
 1999 Country House (TV Series documentary)
 1998 'Red Dwarf' A-Z (TV Movie)
 1997 Chalk (TV Series) (12 episodes)
- Party (1997)
- The Star Pupil (1997)
- Dreams (1997)
- Criticism (1997)
 1997 The Story of Bean (TV Special documentary)
 1997 Bean
 1995-1996 The Thin Blue Line (TV Series) (14 episodes)
- Road Rage (1996)
- Fly on the Wall (1996)
 1990-1995 Mr. Bean (TV Series) (12 episodes)
- The Best Bits of Mr. Bean (1995) ... (as Howard Goddall)
 1995 The Last Englishman (TV Movie)
 1992 The Borrowers (TV Mini-Series) (6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1992)
- Episode #1.5 (1992)
- Episode #1.4 (1992)
- Episode #1.3 (1992)
- Episode #1.2 (1992)
 1992 Rowan Atkinson: Not Just a Pretty Face (TV Special documentary)
 1990-1992 No Job for a Lady (TV Series) (9 episodes)
- Lobby Terms (1992)
- Hawks & Doves (1992)
- Poetic Justice (1991)
 1992 A Time to Dance (TV Mini-Series)
 1991 Bernard and the Genie (TV Movie)
 1989 Carl Jung: Wisdom of the Dream (TV Mini-Series documentary)
 1988 Live! From London (TV Special)
 1988 Blackadder's Christmas Carol (TV Short) (music by)
 1988 Blackadder: The Cavalier Years (TV Short) (uncredited)
 1987 Black Adder the Third (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- Duel and Duality (1987) ... (as Mr. Howard Goodall, never perform'd before)
- Amy and Amiability (1987) ... (as Mr. Howard Goodall, never perform'd before)
- Sense and Senility (1987) ... (as Mr. Howard Goodall, never perform'd before)
- Nob and Nobility (1987) ... (as Mr. Howard Goodall, never perform'd before)
- Ink and Incapability (1987) ... (as Mr. Howard Goodall, never perform'd before)
 1987/II Murder by the Book (TV Movie)
 1987 CBS Schoolbreak Special (TV Series) (1 episode)
- What If I'm Gay? (1987)
 1985-1986 ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Columbus Circle (1985)
 1986 Black-Adder II (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- Chains (1986)
- Beer (1986)
- Money (1986)
- Potato (1986)
- Head (1986)
  ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series) (1 episode, 1983) (score composer - 2 episodes, 1983 - 1985)
- One Too Many (1985) ... (score composer)
- The Hand Me Down Kid (1983) ... (score composer)
 1982-1983 The Black Adder (TV Series) (7 episodes)
- The Black Seal (1983)
- The Archbishop (1983)
- Born to Be King (1983)
 1983 Dead on Time (Short)
 1980-1982 Not the Nine O'Clock News (TV Series) (7 episodes)
- Episode #4.6 (1982)
- Episode #4.5 (1982)
- Episode #4.4 (1982)
- Episode #4.3 (1982)
- Episode #4.2 (1982)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He was musical director for Richard Curtis and Ben Elton's play, "Rowan Atkinson-The New Revue," at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London, England with Rowan Atkinson and Angus Deayton in the cast. Robin Lefevre was director. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Howard Goddall | Mr. Howard Goodall

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

There are those who say that if music has mass appeal it can't also be music of great significance or depth. What The Beatles proved once and for all is that this idea is hopelessly and absurdly wrong. See more »

Trivia:

He is a composer of choral music, stage musicals and TV theme tunes. See more »

Star Sign:

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