A BAFTA and EMMY nominee, and winner of a Gold Clio Award 2013, Lester has scored many documentary and drama productions during his career but in recent years has become perhaps best known for his work in children’s television and advertising.
His credits include many titles familiar to parents of young children such as Mama Mirabelles Home Movies, Claude, The Roly Mo Show and Me Too! Between 2002 and 2004, Lester scored 3 series of Paz the Penguin for Discovery Kids (US). The series was very well regarded and Lester was Emmy Nominated 3 years in succession. However, Lester’s most commercially successful work is for the animated adaptation of Horrid Henry. From his close association with the brand, Lester has thus far scored 3 series of the cartoon; totalling 156 episodes and written the music for the live action stage show Horrid Henry Live & Horrid. Most recently, Lester scored 26 x 30 minute episodes of the popular CBeebies show, Iconicles, for Create Media Adventures.
In advertising, Lester has worked on projects for prestigious clients such as Airbus, Goodyear, Reebok and Swatch, and his themes have been used in global ad campaigns and this year his ingenious re-arrangement of ‘Come On Eileen’ for Cow & Gate won Lester the Gold Clio Award 2013.
Lester is currently working on an as-yet untitled pilot for a new BBC series.