Composer

Ben Foster
Ben Foster

About

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. 

So far in 2014 broadcast work as composer includes the natural history drama Hidden Kingdoms, the smash-hit thriller Happy Valley, the gritty, Afghan-war based Our Girl, (all for BBC1), and Series 4 of Scott & Bailey for ITV.  Ben has also arranged and conducted Sir Paul McCartney’s forthcoming single ‘Hope’, series 8 of Doctor Who and the film Poltergeist.

Also in production is Thunderbirds Are Go for ITV (co-written with brother Nick Foster), and Banana by Russell T Davies from Red Productions for E4.

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.

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Our Girl - Ben Foster
Our Girl - Ben Foster
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