Ben Foster
Ben Foster


Ben is a composer who has written extensively for television, most notably the first three series of Torchwood, which earned him 3 BAFTA nominations for best music, and theme tunes for the BBC including Cardiff Singer of the World, Young Musician and Question Time. 

Ben is also known as an orchestral arranger and conductor – highlights include 99 episodes of Doctor Who for the BBC, Sir Paul McCartney’s 2013 album NEW and a world tour with Peter Gabriel. Film work includes The Grey, Prometheus, and Prisoners.  As a conductor Ben has worked with many orchestras around the world including the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Queensland SO, New Zealand SO, CBSO, London Symphony Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, BBC Philharmonic, BBC Concert Orchestra and has performed at venues including the Royal Albert Hall, Sydney Opera House, the Hollywood Bowl and Radio City Music Hall, NYC. He has also conducted at the BBC Proms on five occasions.

So far in 2014 broadcast work includes the lavish natural history production Hidden Kingdoms, and the smash-hit thriller Happy Valley (both BBC1).  Forthcoming projects include Series 4 of Scott & Bailey, Thunderbirds are Go for ITV and a new drama from Red Productions for E4.



Happy Valley - Ben Foster
Hidden Kingdoms (after the fire) - Ben Foster
Hidden Kingdoms - Ben Foster
The Last Witch - Ben Foster
Scott & Bailey (series finale) - Ben Foster
Shirley - Ben Foster
Torchwood: HQ Destroyed - Ben Foster
Shirley: Leaving Home - Ben Foster
Torchwood: A Mercy Killing - Ben Foster