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Peter Knight (I) (1917–1985)

Peter Knight was born on June 23, 1917 in Exmouth, Devon, England. He is known for his work on The Dark Crystal (1982), Ghost Story (1981) and The Morecambe & Wise Show (1968). He was married to Babs Knight. He died on July 30, 1985. See full bio »

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(age 68)

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 1985 Home to Roost (TV Series) (musical director - 7 episodes)
- The Way We Were (1985) ... (musical director)
- Small Change (1985) ... (musical director)
- Dating Henry (1985) ... (musical director)
- Suspect (1985) ... (musical director)
- All You Need Is Love (1985) ... (musical director)
 1985 The Last Place on Earth (TV Mini-Series) (orchestrator - 7 episodes)
- The Glories of the Race (1985) ... (orchestrator)
- Rejoice (1985) ... (orchestrator)
- Poles Apart (1985) ... (orchestrator)
- Minor Diversions (1985) ... (orchestrator)
- Leading Men (1985) ... (orchestrator)
 1983 Savage Islands (orchestrator)
 1983 Garçon! (conductor)
 1983 Hambone and Hillie (orchestrator)
 1983 Lovesick (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1982 The Dark Crystal (orchestrator)
 1981-1982 Secombe with Music (TV Series) (music director - 6 episodes)
- Episode dated 15 September 1982 (1982) ... (music director)
- Episode dated 2 June 1982 (1982) ... (music director)
- Episode dated 5 May 1982 (1982) ... (music director)
- Episode dated 21 April 1982 (1982) ... (music director)
- Episode dated 27 January 1982 (1982) ... (music director)
 1982 The Bounder (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Howard at the Majestic (1982) ... (composer: theme music)
 1978-1981 The Morecambe & Wise Show (TV Series) (musical director - 11 episodes)
- 1981 Christmas Show (1981) ... (musical director)
- 1980 Christmas Show (1980) ... (musical director)
- Episode #1.6 (1980) ... (musical director)
- Episode #1.5 (1980) ... (musical director)
- Episode #1.4 (1980) ... (musical director)
 1981 Quest for Fire (conductor)
 1981 Ghost Story (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1981 Hotel America (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1981 Coup de torchon (conductor)
 1981 Choice of Arms (musical director)
  The Other 'Arf (TV Series) (composer - 14 episodes, 1980 - 1981) (orchestrator - 14 episodes, 1980 - 1981)
- After the Ball (1981) ... (composer: incidental music) / (orchestrator)
- All Right on the Night (1981) ... (composer: incidental music) / (orchestrator)
- A Man of Property (1981) ... (composer: incidental music) / (orchestrator)
- The Big 'E' (1981) ... (composer: incidental music) / (orchestrator)
- Holding the Baby (1981) ... (composer: incidental music) / (orchestrator)
 1981 Les ailes de la colombe (conductor)
  Song by Song (TV Series) (music director - 9 episodes, 1978 - 1980) (conductor - 1 episode, 1979)
- By Noël Coward (1980) ... (music director)
- By British Lyricists (1980) ... (music director)
- By Frank Loesser (1980) ... (music director)
- By Irving Berlin (1980) ... (music director)
- By Sheldon Harnick (1979) ... (music director)
 1980 The Dick Emery Hour (TV Movie) (musical director)
 1979 The Dick Emery Special (TV Movie) (musical director)
 1979 Quincy's Quest (musical director) / (orchestrator)
 1979 Tess (orchestrator)
 1979 Dick Emery's Comedy Hour (TV Movie) (musical director)
 1978 The Carpenters: A Christmas Portrait (TV Special) (musical arrangements)
 1978 Must Wear Tights (musical director)
  The Cedar Tree (TV Series) (music arranged by - 4 episodes, 1976 - 1978) (arranged by - 1 episode, 1976)
- Peace for Our Time (1978) ... (music arranged by)
- A Call to Arms (1978) ... (music arranged by)
- Anne: Part 1 (1976) ... (music arranged by)
- Elizabeth (1976) ... (arranged by)
- Victoria (1976) ... (music arranged by)
  The Morecambe & Wise Show (TV Series) (orchestra director - 60 episodes, 1969 - 1977) (musical arrangement - 3 episodes, 1971 - 1973) (vocal backing - 1 episode, 1976) (music arranger - 1 episode, 1970)
- 1977 Christmas Show (1977) ... (orchestra director)
- 1976 Christmas Show (1976) ... (orchestra director) / (vocal backing - as The Peter Knight Singers)
- Episode #9.6 (1976) ... (orchestra director)
- Episode #9.5 (1976) ... (orchestra director)
- Episode #9.4 (1976) ... (orchestra director)
 1977 The Carpenters at Christmas (TV Special) (musical arrangements)
 1976 Christmas Box (TV Movie) (orchestrator)
 1976 Bing Crosby's White Christmas (TV Special) (musical director)
 1976 The Howerd Confessions (TV Series) (composer - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1976) ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode #1.5 (1976) ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode #1.4 (1976) ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode #1.3 (1976) ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode #1.2 (1976) ... (composer: theme music)
 1976 Peter Pan (TV Movie) (orchestrator)
 1975 The Stanley Baxter Picture Show: Part III (TV Movie) (musical arrangements)
 1974 The Stanley Baxter Moving Picture Show (TV Movie) (musical arrangements)
  The Sound of Petula (TV Series) (musical director - 8 episodes, 1974) (musicians - 2 episodes, 1973 - 1974)
- The Young at Heart (1974) ... (musical director)
- The One Man Band (1974) ... (musical director)
- And All That Jazz (1974) ... (musical director)
- The Tale of a Scorpio (1974) ... (musicians - as Peter Knight and the Orchestra)
- His and Hers (1974) ... (musical director)
 1974 The Larry Grayson Hour of Stars (TV Movie) (musical arranger)
 1971-1974 Nana Mouskouri (TV Series) (musical director - 18 episodes)
- Episode dated 18 July 1974 (1974) ... (musical director)
- Episode dated 4 July 1974 (1974) ... (musical director)
- Episode dated 20 June 1974 (1974) ... (musical director)
- Episode dated 6 June 1974 (1974) ... (musical director)
- Episode dated 23 May 1974 (1974) ... (musical director)
  The Harry Secombe Show (TV Series) (orchestra director - 6 episodes, 1972) (music director - 5 episodes, 1973)
- Episode #4.5 (1973) ... (music director)
- Episode #4.4 (1973) ... (music director)
- Episode #4.3 (1973) ... (music director)
- Episode #4.2 (1973) ... (music director)
- Episode #4.1 (1973) ... (music director)
 1973 A Special Tommy Steele (TV Movie) (music director)
 1972 Sunstruck (conductor)
 1972 BBC Show of the Week (TV Series) (musical direction and arrangements - 2 episodes)
- Keith Michell at the Adelphi (1972) ... (musical direction and arrangements)
- Keith Michell at the Piccadilly (1972) ... (musical direction and arrangements)
 1970 Meet Judith Durham (TV Movie) (musical arrangement)
 1970 The Rebellious Red Gauntlets (TV Mini-Series) (composer - 8 episodes)
- Death of a Traitor (1970) ... (composer: theme music "Flight of the Heron" - uncredited)
- The Rebels (1970) ... (composer: theme music "Flight of the Heron" - uncredited)
- The Storm (1970) ... (composer: theme music "Flight of the Heron" - uncredited)
- The Trial (1970) ... (composer: theme music "Flight of the Heron" - uncredited)
- Held Prisoner (1970) ... (composer: theme music "Flight of the Heron" - uncredited)
 1969 It's the Bachelors (TV Series) (musical director - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1969) ... (musical director)
- Episode #1.2 (1969) ... (musical director)
- Episode #1.1 (1969) ... (musical director)
 1969 Des O'Connor on Stage (TV Series) (musical director - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.3 (1969) ... (musical director)
 1969 Marvelous Party! (TV Movie) (musical associate)
 1968 Curse of the Crimson Altar (conductor)
  Lulu's Back in Town (TV Series) (orchestrations - 5 episodes, 1968) (orchestra conductor - 1 episode, 1968) (conductor - 1 episode, 1968)
- Episode #1.6 (1968) ... (orchestrations)
- Episode #1.5 (1968) ... (orchestrations)
- Episode #1.4 (1968) ... (orchestra conductor)
- Episode #1.3 (1968) ... (orchestrations)
- Episode #1.2 (1968) ... (conductor) / (orchestrations)
 1968 The Golden Shot (TV Series) (conductor - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.31 (1968) ... (conductor)
 1967 Cliff! (TV Series) (orchestrator - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 24 May 1967 (1967) ... (orchestrator)
 1967 The Heart of Show Business (TV Movie) (composer: special music)
 1965-1966 Stars and Garters (TV Series) (musical director - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 3 July 1966 (1966) ... (musical director)
- Episode #3.11 (1965) ... (musical director)
 1965 Give a Dog a Bone (musical director)
 1965 Not Only... But Also (TV Series) (music director - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (1965) ... (music director)
 1964 Ninety Years On (TV Movie) (special musical arrangements)
 1964 Kiss Me Kate (TV Movie) (orchestrator)
 1963 Thank Your Lucky Stars (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.26 (1963) ... (composer: theme music)
  Here's Edie (TV Series) (arranger - 1 episode, 1962) (conductor - 1 episode, 1962)
- Episode #1.2 (1962) ... (arranger) / (conductor)
 1961 Three on a Spree (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1961 The Mahalia Jackson Show (TV Movie) (orchestrator)
 1956 The Dave King Show (TV Series) (musical arrangements by - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.2 (1956) ... (musical arrangements by)
 1955 The Girl (TV Movie) (orchestrator)
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P. Knight | Peter Knight and the Orchestra | Peter Knight Orchestra | The Peter Knight Singers
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Star Sign:

Cancer

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