Film & Television work

Through the choreographer Anthony van Laast’s involvement in the film Who Dares Wins, Alan became involved in composing music for film and TV, often working with the acclaimed director Ian Sharp.

Alan’s work has been nominated for several Baftas. He was asked to be on the BAFTA panel to choose the Best TV Composer of the Year in 19??.

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Men Behaving Badly
Mrs Coldicot's Cabbage War
Tess of the D'Urbervilles
Codename Kyril
Secret Weapon
South of the border
Yesterdays Dreams


The Sitcom Story (2003)

The sitcom story
Three-part celebration of the television situation comedy. Presented by Dawn French. More on IMDB.

Director: John Birkin
Dawn French ... Presenter
Craig Charles ... Himself
Warren Mitchell ... Himself
June Whitfield ... Herself


Mrs Caldicot's Cabbage War (2000)

Mrs Coldicot's Cabbage War

Not so aged widow Thelma Caldicot is coerced into a resthome by her manipulative son and daughter-in-law after the death of her bullying husband. Apathy turns to anger and then action as the medication is discarded and Thelma discovers her mettle. She and her aged cohorts stage a rebellion but the result is something nobody envisaged. More on IMDB.

Pauline Collins ... Thelma Caldicot, Peter Capaldi ... Derek, Anna Wilson-Jones ... Veronica, Gwenllian Davies ... Audrey, Sheila Reid ... Joyce, Frank Mills ... Leslie, Frank Middlemass ... Bernard, John Alderton ... Hawksmoor, Isla Blair ... Matron, Paul Freeman ... Jenkins



Men Behaving Badly (1992-1998)

Men Behaving Badly

This comedy series is all about two mates, Gary and Tony who share a two bedroom home. They are grown men who act like a couple of drunk two year olds, who spend their time either drinking beer at the local Pub, or at home having all MALE conversations on the couch (while drinking beer). More on IMDB.

Martin Clunes ... Gary Strang (44 episodes, 1992-1999)
Leslie Ash ... Deborah (42 episodes, 1992-1998)
Caroline Quentin ... Dorothy (42 episodes, 1992-1998)
Neil Morrissey ... Tony Smart (38 episodes, 1992-1999)
Ian Lindsay ... George (24 episodes, 1992-1998)
Valerie Minifie ... Anthea (24 episodes, 1992-1998)


RPM (1998)

RPM (1998) Feature film with David Arquette
A professional car thief pulls off the heist of a lifetime when a steals a prototype supercar. More on IMDB.

David Arquette ... Luke Delson
Emmanuelle Seigner ... Michelle Claire
Famke Janssen ... Claudia Haggs
Steve John Shepherd ... Rudy
Stephen Yardley ... Chiarkos
Kenneth Cranham ... Biggerman
John Bluthal ... Grinkstein
Debora Weston ... Det. Georgie Rysher


Tess of the D'Urbervilles (1998)

Tess of the D'Urbervilles (1998)
This made-for-T.V. movie is based very closely on Thomas Hardy's novel. The film stars Teresa "Tess" Derbeyfield, the sinister Alec D'Urbervilles, and the handsome Angel Clair, with the bleak background of rural Victorian England. Follow Tess through her life, starting as a young and naive sixteen-year-old who knows nothing of the world outside her own home. More on IMDB.

Justine Waddell ... Tess Durbeyfield
Jason Flemyng ... Alec D'Urberville
Oliver Milburn ... Angel Clare
John McEnery ... Jack Durbeyfield
Lesley Dunlop ... Joan Durbeyfield
Rosalind Knight ... Mrs. D'Urberville


Pleasure (1994; aka Alan Bleasdale Presents Pleasure)

 Pleasure (1994; aka Alan Bleasdale Presents Pleasure)
Emma's comfortable life is left behind when she answers a lonely hearts ad. More on IMDB.

Adrian Dunbar
... Gustave Coudray
Jennifer Ehle ... Emma Desneuves
Robert Austin ... Le Patron
Judith Paris ... La Patronne
James Larkin ... Charles Desneuves
Rosalind Knight ... Madame Desneuves


Secret Weapon (1990)

Secret Weapon (1990)
Based on the true story of Mordechai Vanunu who discovered that Israel was stock piling nuclear weapons. More on IMDB.

Griffin Dunne ... Mordechai Vanunu
Karen Allen ... Ruth
Jeroen Krabbé ... Asher
Stuart Wilson ... Peter Hounam
Joe Petruzzi ... Felix Romero
John Rhys-Davies ... Mossad Chief
Brian Cox ... Andrew Neil


South of the Border (1988)

South of the Border (1988)
The action roared into flame when Pearl and Finn pooled their resources and opened a private detective agency. In keeping with the series' title, the two heroines concentrated their efforts on the southern counties of Great Britain, leaving Yorkshire and other regions to fend for themselves. More on IMDB.


Codename Kyril (1988)

Codename Kyril (1988)
A tense tale of Cold War espionage and betrayal. A Russian agent enters England to force a hidden British agent high in the KGB to reveal himself. More on IMDB.

Edward Woodward ... Michael Royston
Ian Charleson ... Kyril
Joss Ackland ... 'C'
Richard E. Grant ... Sculby
John McEnery ... Loshkevoi
Peter Vaughan ... Stanov


Maigret (1988)

Maigret (1988, with Richard Harris)
Inspector Maigret takes a special interest when an old colleague, no longer in the service, is murdered on a train and the body hurled into the Seine. More on IMDB.

Richard Harris ... Jules Maigret
Patrick O'Neal ... Kevin Portman
Victoria Tennant ... Victoria Portman
Ian Ogilvy ... Daniel Portman
Barbara Shelley ... Louise Maigret
Dominique Barnes ... Tara Portman
Eric Deacon ... Tony Portman
Richard Durden ... Julian Braden


Yesterday’s Dreams (1987)

Yesterday’s Dreams (1987)
Score was nominated for a BAFTA award.More on IMDB.

Diane - Judy Loe
Martin - Paul Freeman
Don - Trevor Byfield
Jack - Patrick Troughton

Work for British Airways, Pearl Assurance, BMW, Thorpe Park, Ford Cars

Alan’s film and television work is represented by Virgin/ EMI Music Publishing Ltd.