Alan Hawkshaw

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Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, UK
In a long and distinguished career as a composer, Alan Hawkshaw has written the music for more than 35 films and countless television programmes including The Outsider, The Silent Witness, Dreams Lost Dreams Found, Magic Moments and the classic television themes for The New Statesman, Grange Hill, Channel Four News, the award-winning series Love Hurts and the famous theme for Countdown, the first program shown on Channel 4.

Before turning to a full-time career as a composer Alan was a member of the rock'n'roll group Emile Ford & The Checkmates who recorded several hits in the 60s. Read more...