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Britannia Season 2 - Sky Atlantic and Now TV - release date Autumn 2019.

Music composed by Neil Davidge.

Created by Jez Butterworth, Tom Butterworth and James Richardson.

Starring Eleanor Worthington Cox, David Morrissey, Mackenzie Crook, Nikolaj Lie Kass, Liana Cornell, Annabel Scholey

Two years on from invading Britannia, General Aulus (David Morrissey) is Romanising willing Celt tribes with the help of Celtic Queen Amena (Annabel Scholey), and crushing those who try to resist.

Aulus’s behaviour raises suspicions that he has another agenda; one that raises ghosts in Amena’s past and makes his threat to the Druids ever more critical. The only form of hope for the Druids and Celts is Cait (Eleanor Worthington-Cox), a young girl being trained by outcast Druid Divis (Nikolaj Lie Kaas), to fulfil a prophecy that would save Britannia from the Romans.

But when the dead man wakes, two Druid brothers – Veran (Mackenzie Crook) and Harka (Mackenzie Crook) begin an epic battle of wills that divides the Druids and puts the prophecy in jeopardy.

8 Days To The Moon And Back - BBC Two - released 27 July 2019 - available on BBC iPlayer.

Music composed by Neil Davidge and David Poore.

Directed by Anthony Philipson.

Produced by James Van Der Pool.

Coupled alongside the breathtaking footage we see on screen is the underlying score composed by Neil Davidge which offers up some truly brilliant moments.

Throughout the film, the music allows for a constant build of anticipation for this moment that changed the face of history but it remains understated enough to allow the pictures on the screen and the archive radio communication do most of the storytelling.

Davidge manages to set the tone of the programme with his understated score but without drowning out the other elements of the film as some other composers fall victim to.

Watch on BBC iPlayer
Read a review in the Telegraph

Earth From Space - BBC One - released April 2019 - available on BBC iPlayer.

Music composed by Neil Davidge and David Poore.

Narrated by Chiwetel Ejiofor.

Executive producer Jo Shinner.

Producer Chloe Sarosh.

“Using high-tech satellites, this breakthrough show captures every corner of the globe in unprecedented detail, giving our planet a health check – and its findings are spectacular” – The Guardian

Available on BBC iPlayer.

Britannia.

Set in 43AD, this drama sees the Roman Imperial Army return to crush the Celtic heart of Britannia. Written by Jez Butterworth, the ten-part series stars Kelly Reilly, David Morrissey, Zoë Wanamaker, Liana Cornell and Stanley Weber. The series is the first co-production between Sky and Amazon Prime Video.

Radio Times said that the show is “Game of Thrones meets the most debauched year you ever had at Glastonbury”.

“I know the show has had lots of Game of Thrones comparisons but from my first conversation with Jez and producer James Richardson, and from the in-house teaser trailer I’d been shown, I saw this show had more in common with Danny Boyle’s Trainspotting.” ND

Hard Sun.

Hard Sun is a pre-apocalyptic British television crime drama series, created and written by Neil Cross (Luther), starring Agyness Deyn and Jim Sturgess. The first series contains six episodes which were premiered on BBC One.

“I wasn’t aware that Neil (Cross) was a fellow Bristolian, what a wonderful surprise and even more so when he turned out be a rather lovely chap with a good taste in music and bonkers ideas. I also got to work again with the lovely Hugh Warren, producer on Spotless and In The Dark, as well as series director Brian Kirk and episode directors Nick Rowland and Richard Senior.” ND

In The Dark.

Happy to announce that In The Dark, which Neil worked on last year, will have its first episode transmitted on BBC1 at 9pm on Tuesday 11th July. It’s a four-part series based on best-selling crime writer Mark Billingham’s (Tom Thorne) stand-alone novel and has been adapted for TV by Danny Brocklehurst (Clocking Off, The Driver).

The lead is MyAnna Buring (Ripper Street, Downton Abbey, The Twilight Saga) as Helen Weeks, a feisty yet fragile detective.

Watch the first trailer here.

Spotless.

Neil created the incredible soundtrack to crime drama Spotless, which premieres on Netflix today.

Set in London, it tells the story of a troubled crime scene cleaner, whose tidy life is turned upside down when his outlaw brother crash lands into his world, entangling them in the deadly dynamics of organised crime.

“Darker than Breaking Bad... Spotless pushes limits even further... stimulating and will sometimes leave the viewer blown away.” – RTL

Watch on Netflix
Buy the soundtrack on iTunes

New Blood.

Neil is currently working on New Blood. Created and written by Anthony Horowitz, directed by Anthony Philipson (Cuffs, Our Girl, 24 Hours In A&E), and produced by Eleventh Hour Films (Safe House, Foyle’s War, Vexed), New Blood is a drama series that will show a unique side of modern London through the eyes of two outsiders.

New Blood was commissioned by Charlotte Moore, controller of BBC One, and Ben Stephenson, former controller of BBC Drama. Jill Green is the executive producer for Eleventh Hour Films and Matthew Read for the BBC. The series producer is Eve Gutierrez. Executive Producer Jill Green adds: “Eleventh Hour Films is thrilled to be working on a drama that offers a fresh way into crime, with such a surprising, diverse and exceptionally talented cast”.

Spotless was aired on Canal+ in March to great reviews.

Currently being re-edited for broadcast on Esquire TV in the USA (read more here), awaiting UK broadcast info.

Set in London, Spotless is the story of a troubled crime scene cleaner, whose tidy life is turned upside down when his outlaw brother crash lands into his world, entangling them in the deadly dynamics of organised crime. The film was created by Corinne Marrinan and Ed McCardie with stars Marc-André Grondin, Denis Ménochet and Miranda Raison playing the lead roles.

“Darker than Breaking Bad... Spotless pushes limits even further... stimulating and will sometimes leave the viewer blown away.” – RTL

Find out more at Esquire.com

Monsters: Dark Continent DVD available on 21/08/15

Ten years on from the events of Monsters, and the ‘Infected Zones’ have now spread worldwide. In the Middle East a new insurgency has begun. At the same time there has also been a proliferation of Monsters in that region. The army decide to draft in more numbers to help deal with this insurgency. Monsters: Dark Continent was released in April of 2015 and will be out on DVD this month. Find out more on IMDB
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Read an official review.
Buy the Soundtrack on iTunes.
Buy the DVD.