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Johnny Pearson (1925–2011)

Johnny Pearson was born on June 18, 1925 in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England as John Valmore Pearson. He is known for his work on Division 4 (1969), Top of the Pops (1964) and Black Dynamite (2009). He was married to Alex Thorpe. He died on March 20, 2011 in the UK. See full bio »

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(age 85) in UK

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 2009 Black Dynamite (composer: stock music)
 1978-1987 3-2-1 (TV Series) (composer - 64 episodes)
- Christmas Special 1987 (1987) ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode #10.12 (1987) ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode #10.11 (1987) ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode #10.10 (1987) ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode #10.9 (1987) ... (composer: theme music)
 1985 Maelstrom (TV Mini-Series) (conductor - 6 episodes)
- Out of the Depths (1985) ... (conductor)
- Into the Vortex (1985) ... (conductor)
- House of Secrets (1985) ... (conductor)
- In Possession (1985) ... (conductor)
- Shadows (1985) ... (conductor)
 1984 Scream for Help (conductor) / (music arranger) / (orchestrator)
 1978-1980 All Creatures Great and Small (TV Series) (composer - 28 episodes)
- Be Prepared (1980) ... (composer: title music - uncredited)
- Merry Gentlemen (1978) ... (composer: title music - uncredited)
- A Dog's Life (1978) ... (composer: title music - uncredited)
- Pups, Pigs and Pickle (1978) ... (composer: title music - uncredited)
- Ways and Means (1978) ... (composer: title music - uncredited)
  Top of the Pops (TV Series) (musical director - 179 episodes, 1976 - 1980) (orchestra director - 2 episodes, 1968 - 1973)
- Episode dated 17 January 1980 (1980) ... (musical director)
- Episode dated 10 January 1980 (1980) ... (musical director)
- Episode dated 3 January 1980 (1980) ... (musical director)
- Episode dated 27 December 1979 (1979) ... (musical director)
- Episode dated 25 December 1979 (1979) ... (musical director)
 1978 Let's Get Laid (conductor)
 1976 Sil de strandjutter (TV Mini-Series) (conductor - 7 episodes)
- Episode #1.7 (1976) ... (conductor)
- Episode #1.6 (1976) ... (conductor)
- Episode #1.5 (1976) ... (conductor)
- Episode #1.4 (1976) ... (conductor)
- Episode #1.3 (1976) ... (conductor)
 1969-1976 Division 4 (TV Series) (composer - 300 episodes)
- A Sense of Duty: Part 2 (1976) ... (composer: theme music)
- A Sense of Duty: Part 1 (1976) ... (composer: theme music)
- Friends, 'Who Needs 'Em?' (1976) ... (composer: theme music)
- When Pride Takes Precedence (1976) ... (composer: theme music)
- His Word Against Mine (1976) ... (composer: theme music)
  Sez Les (TV Series) (conductor - 1 episode, 1973) (music arranger - 1 episode, 1973)
- That's Christmas Sez Les! (1973) ... (conductor) / (music arranger)
 1973 Our Kid (TV Series) (composer - 6 episodes)
- The Last of the All-Rounders (1973) ... (composer: theme music)
- Ali Baba and the Forty Begonias (1973) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Turn of the Worm (1973) ... (composer: theme music)
- No Women After Ten (1973) ... (composer: theme music)
- Odd Man Out (1973) ... (composer: theme music)
 1971 The Carpenters (TV Movie) (musical director)
 1971 Owen, M.D. (TV Series) (composer: theme "Sleepy Shores")
 1970 NFL Monday Night Football (TV Series) (composer: theme music)
 1969 The Last Shot You Hear (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1968 Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One (Documentary) (composer: additional music - as John Pearson)
 1968 Time for Blackburn (TV Series) (musical director - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.20 (1968) ... (musical director)
- Episode #1.4 (1968) ... (musical director)
  Dusty (TV Series) (musical director - 2 episodes, 1967) (musical arrangements - 1 episode, 1967) (musical arrangement - 1 episode, 1967)
- Episode #2.6 (1967) ... (musical arrangements) / (musical director)
- Episode #2.4 (1967) ... (musical arrangement) / (musical director)
 1967 News at Ten (TV Series) (composer: theme music)
 1967 The Jokers (conductor)
 1966 Seven Deadly Sins (TV Series) (composer - 3 episodes)
- The Erpingham Camp (1966) ... (composer: theme music)
- In the Night (1966) ... (composer: theme music)
- My Friend Corby (1966) ... (composer: theme music)
 1965 Ready, Steady, Go! (TV Series) (musical director - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.46 (1965) ... (musical director)
 1965 Curse of the Fly (orchestrator)
 1963 Taxi! (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- The Villain (1963) ... (composer: incidental music)
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Composed signature tune for Independent Television (UK) "News At Ten" (1967, still in use for many news bulletins in modified form), and two pieces of start of day music: "Sound and Vision" for Grampian Television, and "Midlands Montage" for Associated Television (both UK) (latter used 1976-1981).

Alternate Names:

John Pearson
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