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Dudley Simpson

Dudley Simpson is one of Australia's most accomplished musical exports. He learned piano as a child before serving in the Second World War in New Guinea. He then studied orchestration and composition at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. He became an assistant conductor and pianist at the Borovansky Ballet, later becoming its musical director.... See full bio »

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Known For

Doctor Who
Doctor Who Music Department
(1964-1980)
The Brothers
The Brothers Music Department
(1972-1976)
The Tomorrow People
The Tomorrow People Music Department
(1973-1979)
Blakes 7
Blakes 7 Music Department
(1978-1981)

Filmography

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 2003 Serial Thrillers (Video documentary short) (composer: incidental music)
 1999 Doctor Who: The Crusade (Video) (composer: incidental music)
 1992 Doctor Who: Shada (Video) (composer original production: uncompleted)
 1987 Great Performances (TV Series) (musical director - 1 episode)
- Monsignor Quixote (1987) ... (musical director)
 1985 Titus Andronicus (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1983 Richard III (TV Movie) (composer: incidental music)
 1983 The Third Part of King Henry VI (TV Movie) (composer: incidental music)
 1983 The Second Part of King Henry VI (TV Movie) (composer: incidental music)
 1983 The First Part of King Henry VI (TV Movie) (composer: incidental music)
  Doctor Who (TV Series) (composer - 201 episodes, 1964 - 1980) (conductor - 10 episodes, 1965)
- The Horns of Nimon: Part Four (1980) ... (composer: incidental music)
- The Horns of Nimon: Part Three (1980) ... (composer: incidental music)
- The Horns of Nimon: Part Two (1979) ... (composer: incidental music)
- The Horns of Nimon: Part One (1979) ... (composer: incidental music)
- City of Death: Part Four (1979) ... (composer: incidental music)
 1979 The Legend of King Arthur (TV Series) (conductor - 8 episodes)
- Episode #1.8 (1979) ... (conductor)
- Episode #1.7 (1979) ... (conductor)
- Episode #1.6 (1979) ... (conductor)
- Episode #1.5 (1979) ... (conductor)
- Episode #1.4 (1979) ... (conductor)
 1978-1979 Blakes 7 (TV Series) (composer - 2 episodes)
- Gambit (1979) ... (composer: title music)
- Duel (1978) ... (composer: title music)
 1973-1979 The Tomorrow People (TV Series) (composer - 68 episodes)
- War of the Empires: All in the Mind (1979) ... (composer: title music)
- War of the Empires: Standing Alone (1979) ... (composer: title music)
- War of the Empires: Contact! (1979) ... (composer: title music)
- War of the Empires: Close Encounter (1979) ... (composer: title music)
- The Living Skins: Cold War (1978) ... (composer: title music)
 1977-1978 Target (TV Series) (composer - 17 episodes)
- The Run (1978) ... (composer: title music)
- Figures of Importance (1978) ... (composer: title music)
- The Trouble with Charlie (1978) ... (composer: title music)
- Promises (1978) ... (composer: title music)
- Fringe Banking (1978) ... (composer: title music)
 1977 David Frost Interviews Richard Nixon (TV Movie documentary) (music supervisor)
 1976 Metamorphosis Alpha (TV Movie) (composer: theme music)
 1972-1976 The Brothers (TV Series) (composer - 92 episodes)
- The Christmas Party (1976) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Ordeal (1976) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Knock on the Door (1976) ... (composer: theme music)
- Out of the Blue (1976) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Golden Road (1976) ... (composer: theme music)
 1973 A Pin to See the Peepshow (TV Series) (music arranger - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1973) ... (music arranger)
- Episode #1.3 (1973) ... (music arranger)
- Episode #1.2 (1973) ... (music arranger)
- Episode #1.1 (1973) ... (music arranger)
 1973 A Little Princess (TV Series) (composer - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1973) ... (composer: incidental music)
- Episode #1.5 (1973) ... (composer: incidental music)
- Episode #1.4 (1973) ... (composer: incidental music)
- Episode #1.3 (1973) ... (composer: incidental music)
- Episode #1.2 (1973) ... (composer: incidental music)
 1971 Paul Temple (TV Series) (incidental music - 12 episodes)
- Game, Set and Match (1971) ... (incidental music)
- The Man Who Forged Real Money (1971) ... (incidental music)
- The Quick and the Dead (1971) ... (incidental music)
- Party Piece (1971) ... (incidental music)
- With Friends Like You, Who Needs Enemies? (1971) ... (incidental music)
 1971 The Last of the Mohicans (TV Mini-Series) (conductor - 8 episodes)
- Part 8 (1971) ... (conductor)
- Part 7 (1971) ... (conductor)
- Part 6 (1971) ... (conductor)
- Part 5 (1971) ... (conductor)
- Part 4 (1971) ... (conductor)
 1968 The Portrait of a Lady (TV Series) (conductor - 1 episode)
- Dissensions (1968) ... (conductor)
 1965-1966 Out of the Unknown (TV Series) (composer - 2 episodes)
- The Fastest Draw (1966) ... (composer: incidental music)
- The Dead Past (1965) ... (composer: incidental music)
 1966 The Last Invasion (TV Movie) (composer: music)
 1965 The Scarlet and the Black (TV Series) (music arranger - 5 episodes)
- A Man of Intelligence (1965) ... (music arranger)
- A Question of Style (1965) ... (music arranger)
- Entry Into Society (1965) ... (music arranger)
- A Town in the Country (1965) ... (music arranger)
- Low Estate (1965) ... (music arranger)
 1965 Thursday Theatre (TV Series) (composer - 2 episodes)
- Celebration (1965) ... (composer: incidental music)
- Naked Island (1965) ... (composer: incidental music)
 1964 Detective (TV Series) (composer - 2 episodes)
- The Judas Window (1964) ... (composer: incidental music)
- The Drawing (1964) ... (composer: incidental music)
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Composing for films requires a certain degree of adaptability. For example, I might be writing music to accompany the Ken Dodd show one minute and switch to something classical the next.

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Before starting work for the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, Simpson was Margot Fonteyn's musical director. See more »

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