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Ronnie Hazlehurst (1928–2007)

Ronnie Hazlehurst was born on March 13, 1928 in Dukinfield, Cheshire, England as Ronald Hazlehurst. He is known for his work on Last of the Summer Wine (1973), The English Patient (1996) and Only Fools and Horses.... (1981). He died on October 1, 2007 in Guernsey, Channel Islands, UK. See full bio »

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Known For

Last of the Summer Wine
Last of the Summer Wine Music Department
(1973-2010)
The English Patient
The English Patient Music Department
(1996)
Only Fools and Horses....
Only Fools and Horses.... Music Department
(1981-1993)
The Two Ronnies
The Two Ronnies Music Department
(1971-1987)

Filmography

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 2016 Are You Being Served? (TV Movie) (composer: theme music)
 2013 Yes, Prime Minister (TV Series) (theme - 6 episodes)
- A Tsar Is Born (2013) ... (theme)
- Scot Free (2013) ... (theme)
- A Diplomatic Dilemma (2013) ... (theme)
- Gentlemen's Agreement (2013) ... (theme)
- The Poisoned Chalice (2013) ... (theme)
 2009-2010 Reggie Perrin (TV Series) (composer - 12 episodes)
- Episode #2.6 (2010) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- Episode #2.5 (2010) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- Episode #2.4 (2010) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- Episode #2.3 (2010) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- Episode #2.2 (2010) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
 2007 To the Manor Born (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.0 (2007) ... (composer: title music)
  Last of the Summer Wine (TV Series) (conductor - 167 episodes, 1973 - 2007) (composer - 118 episodes, 1986 - 2007)
- Sinclair and the Wormley Witches (2007) ... (composer: theme)
- Must Be Good Dancer (2007) ... (composer: theme)
- The Crowcroft Challenge (2007) ... (composer: theme)
 2005 The Two Ronnies Sketchbook (TV Series) (musical director)
 1996 The English Patient (conductor: Shepheard's Hotel Jazz Orchestra) / (music arranger)
  Only Fools and Horses.... (TV Series) (conductor - 50 episodes, 1982 - 1993) (arranger - 35 episodes, 1982 - 1993) (music arranger - 15 episodes, 1982 - 1983) (composer - 6 episodes, 1981)
- Fatal Extraction (1993) ... (arranger: titles music) / (conductor: titles music)
- Mother Nature's Son (1992) ... (arranger: titles music) / (conductor: titles music)
- Miami Twice: 'The American Dream' (1991) ... (arranger: titles music) / (conductor: titles music)
- Three Men, a Woman, and a Baby (1991) ... (arranger: titles music) / (conductor: titles music)
- He Ain't Heavy, He's My Uncle (1991) ... (arranger: titles music) / (conductor: titles music)
 1993 Then Churchill Said to Me (TV Series) (composer - 6 episodes)
- Goose Has Landed (1993) ... (composer: signature tune)
- Blow Out (1993) ... (composer: signature tune)
- Those Who Loot We Shoot (1993) ... (composer: signature tune)
- Nanny by Searchlight (1993) ... (composer: signature tune)
- A Mole in the Hole (1993) ... (composer: signature tune)
 1993 Luv (TV Series) (arranger - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (1993) ... (arranger: title music)
 1986-1989 Three Up Two Down (TV Series) (composer - 19 episodes)
- Cheltenham (1989) ... (composer: signature tune)
- The Driving Test (1989) ... (composer: signature tune)
- Golf (1989) ... (composer: signature tune)
- Omelettes and Optimism (1989) ... (composer: signature tune)
- On the Radio (1989) ... (composer: signature tune)
  Sorry! (TV Series) (conductor - 42 episodes, 1981 - 1988) (music arranger - 42 episodes, 1981 - 1988)
- Up, Up and Away? (1988) ... (conductor: theme music) / (music arranger: theme music)
- Winter's Tales (1988) ... (conductor: theme music) / (music arranger: theme music)
- Flying Lessons (1988) ... (conductor: theme music) / (music arranger: theme music)
- A Fool and His Money (1988) ... (conductor: theme music) / (music arranger: theme music)
- Every Day, in Every Way (1988) ... (conductor: theme music) / (music arranger: theme music)
  The Two Ronnies (TV Series) (musical director - 59 episodes, 1976 - 1987) (orchestra director - 26 episodes, 1971 - 1975) (music arranger - 14 episodes, 1971 - 1975) (special arrangements - 9 episodes, 1973 - 1976) (musical arrangement - 6 episodes, 1973 - 1974) (arrangements/orchestra director - 1 episode, 1971)
- 1987 Christmas Special (1987) ... (musical director)
- Episode #12.6 (1986) ... (musical director)
- Episode #12.5 (1986) ... (musical director)
- Episode #12.4 (1986) ... (musical director)
- Episode #12.3 (1986) ... (musical director)
 1986-1987 Dear John (TV Series) (arranger - 14 episodes)
- Kate Returns (1987) ... (arranger: title music)
- Once Bitten (1987) ... (arranger: title music)
- Torquay (1987) ... (arranger: title music)
- Sanctuary (1987) ... (arranger: title music)
- Problems with Toby (1987) ... (arranger: title music)
 1987 The District Nurse (TV Series) (music arranger - 12 episodes)
- Mercy Killing? (1987) ... (music arranger: signature tune)
- A Blind Eye (1987) ... (music arranger: signature tune)
- Myths and Follies (1987) ... (music arranger: signature tune)
- Highjinks and Tomfooling (1987) ... (music arranger: signature tune)
- The Market Price (1987) ... (music arranger: signature tune)
  Just Good Friends (TV Series) (arranger - 22 episodes, 1983 - 1986) (conductor - 22 episodes, 1983 - 1986)
- The Wedding (1986) ... (arranger: title music) / (conductor: title music)
- Employment Prospects (1986) ... (arranger: title music) / (conductor: title music)
- The Witness (1986) ... (arranger: title music) / (conductor: title music)
- Juanita (1986) ... (arranger: title music) / (conductor: title music)
- Meeting by Chance (1986) ... (arranger: title music) / (conductor: title music)
 1986 Christmas Eve with Val Doonican (TV Movie) (musical director) / (special orchestrations)
  Wogan (TV Series) (title music - 1 episode, 1986) (composer - 1 episode, 1984)
- BBC Food Aid Special (1986) ... (title music)
- Episode #4.14 (1984) ... (composer: title music)
 1981-1985 Are You Being Served? (TV Series) (musical director - 2 episodes)
- The Pop Star (1985) ... (musical director)
- Roots? (1981) ... (musical director)
 1983 No Place Like Home (TV Series) (music arranger - 1 episode)
- No Place Like Home (1983) ... (music arranger)
 1978-1983 Butterflies (TV Series) (music arranger - 28 episodes)
- Loose Ends (1983) ... (music arranger - uncredited)
- Breaking Up (1983) ... (music arranger - uncredited)
- Calling (1983) ... (music arranger - uncredited)
- Cleaning Windows (1983) ... (music arranger - uncredited)
- Pot (1983) ... (music arranger - uncredited)
 1977-1982 The Val Doonican Music Show (TV Series) (music director - 55 episodes)
- Episode #6.9 (1982) ... (music director)
- Episode #6.8 (1982) ... (music director)
- Episode #6.7 (1982) ... (music director)
- Episode #6.6 (1982) ... (music director)
- Episode #6.5 (1982) ... (music director)
 1982 Cambridge Footlights Revue (TV Movie) (musical director)
 1982 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (musical director - 3 episodes)
- Episode dated 20 May 1982 (1982) ... (musical director)
- Episode dated 6 May 1982 (1982) ... (musical director)
- Episode dated 29 April 1982 (1982) ... (musical director)
 1982 The Eurovision Song Contest (TV Special) (musical director & arranger)
 1982 Emu's Magical Easter Show (TV Movie) (musical director)
 1980-1982 The Marti Caine Show (TV Series) (music director - 18 episodes)
- Episode #4.6 (1982) ... (music director)
- Episode #4.5 (1982) ... (music director)
- Episode #4.4 (1982) ... (music director)
- Episode #4.3 (1982) ... (music director)
- Episode #4.2 (1982) ... (music director)
 1977-1981 Rosie (TV Series) (composer - 14 episodes)
- Caught in the Act (1981) ... (composer: incidental music)
- An Informer for Engelbert (1981) ... (composer: incidental music)
- The Eight Foot Goat (1981) ... (composer: incidental music)
- You're Beautiful Miss Parkinson (1981) ... (composer: incidental music)
- Arresting Gordon by Instalments (1981) ... (composer: incidental music)
 1981 Three of a Kind (TV Series) (musical director - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1981) ... (musical director)
- Episode #1.3 (1981) ... (musical director)
- Episode #1.2 (1981) ... (musical director)
- Episode #1.1 (1981) ... (musical director)
 1980 Shoestring (TV Series) ("Lazy Daisy" music composed by - 1 episode)
- The Mayfly Dance (1980) ... ("Lazy Daisy" music composed by)
 1978-1979 Mike Yarwood in Persons (TV Series) (musical director - 2 episodes)
- Episode #3.6 (1979) ... (musical director)
- Episode #2.1 (1978) ... (musical director)
  Citizen Smith (TV Series) (theme music scored by - 14 episodes, 1977 - 1979) (score - 8 episodes, 1977)
- The Glorious Day (1979) ... (theme music scored by)
- The Party's Over (1979) ... (theme music scored by)
- We Shall Not Be Moved (1979) ... (theme music scored by)
- Tofkin's Revenge (1979) ... (theme music scored by)
- The Big Job (1979) ... (theme music scored by)
  Wodehouse Playhouse (TV Series) (incidental music - 2 episodes, 1978) (composer - 1 episode, 1978)
- Mulliner's Buck-U-Uppo (1978) ... (incidental music)
- Big Business (1978) ... (incidental music)
- The Smile That Wins (1978) ... (composer: incidental music)
  Bruce Forsyth and the Generation Game (TV Series) (orchestra conducted by - 1 episode, 1978) (composer - 1 episode, 1974) (music performers - 1 episode, 1973) (music - 1 episode, 1973)
- Episode #8.1 (1978) ... (orchestra conducted by)
- Episode #2.21 (1974) ... (composer: conductor)
- Episode #2.17 (1973) ... (music performers - as Ronnie Hazlehurst and his yuletide Orchestra)
- Episode #2.16 (1973) ... (music - as Ronnie Hazlehurst and his Orchestra)
 1978 The Mike Reid Show (TV Series) (music director - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (1978) ... (music director)
 1977 Are You Being Served? (opening theme - uncredited)
 1976 The Norman Gunston Show (TV Movie) (music director)
 1976 Harry (TV Short) (orchestral direction)
 1975-1976 I Didn't Know You Cared (TV Series) (composer - 3 episodes)
- A Woman's Work (1976) ... (composer: theme music)
- Aye... Well... Mm... (1975) ... (composer: theme music)
- After the Ball Was Over (1975) ... (composer: theme music)
  Cilla (TV Series) (musical arranger - 3 episodes, 1968 - 1976) (musical director - 1 episode, 1969)
- Episode #8.2 (1976) ... (musical arranger: Cilla Black)
- Episode #2.8 (1969) ... (musical arranger) / (musical director)
- Episode #1.6 (1968) ... (musical arranger: Cilla Black)
  It's Cliff and Friends (TV Series) (music director - 1 episode, 1976) (musical director - 1 episode, 1975)
- Episode dated 14 February 1976 (1976) ... (music director)
- Episode #1.1 (1975) ... (musical director)
 1971-1975 The Liver Birds (TV Series) (composer - 40 episodes)
- Everybody Is Beautiful (1975) ... (composer: incidental music)
- It Takes All Kinds (1975) ... (composer: incidental music - uncredited)
- And Then There Was One (1974) ... (composer: incidental music)
- Let Sleeping Dogs Lie (1974) ... (composer: incidental music)
- The Bride Went That-A 'Way (1974) ... (composer: incidental music)
 1974 Twiggs (TV Series) (conductor - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1974) ... (conductor)
- Episode #1.3 (1974) ... (conductor)
- Episode #1.2 (1974) ... (conductor)
- Episode #1.1 (1974) ... (conductor)
 1970-1974 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series) (composer - 2 episodes)
- Happy Ever After (1974) ... (composer: theme music)
- Last Tribute (1970) ... (composer: incidental music)
 1974 The Eurovision Song Contest (TV Special) (musical director)
 1973 Frost's Weekly (TV Series) (musical director - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1973) ... (musical director)
 1973 Look, Mike Yarwood! (TV Series) (music director - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.4 (1973) ... (music director)
 1973 Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- The Salesman's Job (1973) ... (composer: theme music)
 1973 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (TV Series) (conductor - 2 episodes)
- Moving On (1973) ... (conductor)
- Strangers on a Train (1973) ... (conductor)
 1970-1972 A Christmas Night with the Stars (TV Series) (musical director - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 25 December 1972 (1972) ... (musical director)
- Episode dated 25 December 1970 (1970) ... (musical director)
 1971 Now Look Here (TV Series) (composer - 7 episodes)
- Episode #1.7 (1971) ... (composer: incidental music)
- Episode #1.6 (1971) ... (composer: incidental music)
- Episode #1.5 (1971) ... (composer: incidental music)
- Episode #1.4 (1971) ... (composer: incidental music)
- Episode #1.3 (1971) ... (composer: incidental music)
 1971 Ronnie Corbett in Bed (TV Movie) (music arranger)
 1970-1971 That's Your Funeral (TV Series) (composer - 7 episodes)
- A Touch of Violet (1971) ... (composer: incidental music)
- Unholy Deadlock (1971) ... (composer: incidental music)
- What's in a Name? (1971) ... (composer: incidental music)
- The Last to Go (1971) ... (composer: incidental music)
- Winning the Ashes (1971) ... (composer: incidental music)
 1969 Not in Front of the Children (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Pastures New (1969) ... (composer: theme music)
 1969 Harry Worth (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Border Incident (1969) ... (composer: theme music)
  International Cabaret (TV Series) (musical arrangements by - 13 episodes, 1966 - 1968) (orchestra director - 1 episode, 1968)
- Episode #5.4 (1968) ... (orchestra director)
- Episode #4.2 (1968) ... (musical arrangements by)
- Episode #4.1 (1968) ... (musical arrangements by)
- Episode #3.14 (1968) ... (musical arrangements by)
- Episode #3.13 (1968) ... (musical arrangements by)
  Billy Cotton Band Show (TV Series) (associate conductor - 2 episodes, 1965 - 1966) (musical director - 1 episode, 1968)
- Episode dated 22 June 1968 (1968) ... (musical director)
- Episode #13.4 (1965) ... (associate conductor)
- Episode #13.5 (1966) ... (associate conductor)
 1968 BBC Show of the Week (TV Series) (musical director - 1 episode)
- Cilla (1968) ... (musical director)
  The Illustrated Weekly Hudd (TV Series) (music arranger - 8 episodes, 1967) (music director - 1 episode, 1967)
- Episode #3.8 (1967) ... (music arranger)
- Episode #3.7 (1967) ... (music arranger)
- Episode #3.6 (1967) ... (music arranger)
- Episode #3.5 (1967) ... (music arranger)
- Episode #3.4 (1967) ... (music arranger)
 1966 On the Margin (TV Series) (music director - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1966) ... (music director)
- Episode #1.5 (1966) ... (music director)
- Episode #1.4 (1966) ... (music director)
- Episode #1.3 (1966) ... (music director)
- Episode #1.2 (1966) ... (music director)
 1966 Hugh and I (TV Series) (incidental music - 4 episodes)
- Huntin', Shootin' and Fishin' (1966) ... (incidental music)
- It's in the Stars (1966) ... (incidental music)
- Costume Piece (1966) ... (incidental music)
- With a Pinch of Salt (1966) ... (incidental music)
 1965 Club Night (TV Series) (conductor - 4 episodes)
- Episode #2.4 (1965) ... (conductor)
- Episode #2.3 (1965) ... (conductor)
- Episode #2.2 (1965) ... (conductor)
- Episode #2.1 (1965) ... (conductor)
 1964 Ninety Years On (TV Movie) (special musical arrangements)
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In 1968 he became the Light Entertainment Musical Director and composed the theme music for many BBC sitcoms including 'Are You Being Served' (1972-85); 'Some Mothers Do 'Av 'Em' (1973-78); 'Last of the Summer Wine' (1973-2010) or 'Yes Minister' (1980-84). See more »

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