Samuel Sim returns as composer for the third series of the ITV crime drama ‘The Bay’ which starts airing, Wednesday 12th January on ITV.

This latest series of the coastal set drama written by Daragh Carville (Being Human) introduces Marsha Thomason as DS Jenn Townsend.

‘DS Townsend is immediately thrown into the deep end when a body is found in the bay on her first day in the job. She must get under the skin of a grieving and complicated family if she has any chance of solving the premature death of an aspiring young boxer.’

‘The Bay’ airs Wednesday 12th January at 9pm on ITV.

Edmund Butt has composed the score for the new four-part thriller series ‘Rules of the Game’ which will start airing on BBC One and BBC iPlayer from 9pm, Tuesday 11th January. The drama written by Ruth Fowler and directed by Jennifer Sheridan, explores sexual politics in the workplace and stars Maxine Peake, Rakhee Thakrar, Susan Wokoma and Kieran Bew.

‘Sam (Maxine Peake) is ruthless, abrasive, and her willingness to play along with the boys means she’s climbed to the top of the ladder at sportswear company Fly. As COO, it’s a view she’s comfortable with. Maya (Rakhee Thakrar), the newly hired HR Director, has a very different perspective.

She and Sam clash from their very first meeting, and when Maya begins to unpick the toxic culture of the workplace, dark secrets begin to emerge. Soon both she and Sam are asking questions about a young female employee, Amy, who died in mysterious circumstances after a company party some years ago.

Rocked by a sudden terrible death on company premises, Sam faces questions from the police, and finds herself pulled in all directions: by her loyalty to the company, by her own family, by Maya, and by new revelations about the death of Amy, ten years ago. Two deaths, one toxic workplace. Just how culpable is the company – and how guilty is Sam?’

 

The new thriller ‘Stay Close’ an adaption of Harlan Coben’s novel of the same name and produced by Red Productions is available to stream on Netflix from New Year’s Eve. David Buckley and Luke Richards have composed the score for the eight-part series which stars Cush Jumbo, James Nesbitt, Sarah Parish, Richard Armitage and Eddie Izzard.

‘When Carlton Flynn vanishes 17 years to the night after Stewart Green did, it sets off a chain reaction in the lives of people connected to both men. Stay Close questions how much you really know someone. Three people each conceal dark secrets that even the closest to them would never suspect. Megan, a working mother of three, has run away from a dangerous past. Ray, the once-promising documentary photographer, is now stuck in a dead-end job pandering to celebrity-obsessed rich kids. And Broome, a detective, is unable to let go of a missing person’s cold case.’

The second season of the much-loved veterinary drama ‘All Creatures Great & Small’ featuring a score by Alexandra Harwood will start airing in the US from Sunday 9th January on PBS Masterpiece.

Alexandra’s soundtrack to the series is available to listen to here.

‘A trip back home to Glasgow presents James with a dilemma that will mean choosing between the people he loves. As Helen and James navigate their feelings for one another, Siegfried, Tristan, and Mrs Hall are also forced to consider their places in the world, while James must decide between supporting his family or following his heart’

The latest series of the hugely popular Caribbean set crime drama ‘Death in Paradise’, featuring a score composed by Magnus Fiennes and David Celia starts airing on BBC One and BBC iPlayer from Friday 7th January.

Ralf Little returns as DI Neville Parker, with Josephine Jobert back as DS Florence Cassell, Don Warrington as Commissioner Selwyn Patterson, and Tahj Miles as Trainee Officer Marlon Pryce as well as Shantal Jackson as newcomer Sergeant Naomi Thomas. Guest stars for the series include Tamzin Outhwaite, Jason Done, Bne Onwukwe, Ben Starr.

‘Following on from the festive Christmas Special, life returns to normal on Saint Marie, meaning there’s another murder to solve for DI Neville Parker and the team as a kidnapping goes wrong, with someone ending up dead as a result. To help cope with the sky-high murder rate on Saint Marie, the Honoré Police Force welcomes a new recruit in the form of Sergeant Naomi Thomas.’

‘The Real Anne: Unfinished Business’ featuring a score by Rob Lord airs Thursday 6th January on ITV and ITV Hub. The documentary explores the remarkable and moving story of Anne Williams who lost her son Kevin at Hillsborough and her fight for justice. For nearly three decades she fought the English establishment to expose the truth of what really happened at Hillsborough, and to try and get justice for the 97.

‘The Real Anne: Unfinished Business’ follows the airing of the ITV four-part drama series ‘Anne’ starring Maxine Peake as Anne Williams.

Samuel Sim has composed the score to ‘Anne’, a new four-part series airing on ITV from the 2nd January. The series is produced by Julia Stannard and the team behind Line of Duty, and written by Kevin Sampson. ‘Anne’ will star Maxine Peake as Anne Williams, a campaigner from Liverpool who’s fight for justice for her son Kevin, and the other 96 who died in Hillsborough uncovered the truth of the disaster.

Campaigner Anne, from Formby, near Liverpool, was devastated by the loss of 15-year-old Kevin, who died at the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest played at Hillsborough in April 1989.

Refusing to accept the Coroner’s original verdict of accidental death, Anne was determined to unearth the truth about what happened at Hillsborough.  She sought out new medical opinions, tracked down witnesses who had tried to revive Kevin on the pitch and lobbied ministers for new inquests.

At times to the cost of her own family and health, Anne stood defiant for over 20 years alongside the parents and relatives who fought to prove that their loved ones had been unlawfully killed at a football match.

Stephen Walters (Little Boy Blue, Shetland) joins Maxine Peake to play Anne’s husband, Steve Williams. The cast also includes Lily Shepherd (Waterside), Bobby Schofield (Time, Anthony) and Clare Calbraith (Unforgotten, Baptiste).

 

The new season of ‘Call the Midwife’ featuring music composed by Maurizio Malagnini will start airing on BBC One from Sunday 2nd January at 8pm.

‘The series kicks off at Easter 1967, and celebrations are underway for a colourful Easter bonnet parade outside Nonnatus House. Sister Monica Joan and Reggie are excited about the Eurovision song contest, while Cyril and Lucille settle into blissful married life. After taking some time away following the death of their newborn son, Derek and Audrey Fleming return to Poplar with good news – Audrey is pregnant again.

During demolition work at a nearby tenement block, the builders make a shocking discovery. The news ripples through the community, and the police are called in. The trail leads to someone close to home and has a heartbreaking effect on the team.’

‘The Tourist’, the latest series from acclaimed writers Harry and Jack Williams and Emmy-winning production company Two Brothers Pictures (Baptiste, The Missing, Fleabag), premieres on BBC One and BBC iPlayer on New Year’s Day. Dominik Scherrer has composed the score to the six-part thriller series which stars Jamie Dornan, Shalom Brune-Franklin, Danielle Macdonald and Ólafur Darri Ólafsson.

‘Jamie Dornan stars as a British man who finds himself in the glowing red heart of the Australian outback, being pursued by a vast tank truck trying to drive him off the road. An epic cat and mouse chase unfolds and the man later wakes in hospital, hurt, but somehow alive. Except he has no idea who he is. With merciless figures from his past pursuing him, The Man’s search for answers propels him through the vast and unforgiving outback.

Full of shocking, surprising, funny and brutal turns, The Tourist is set in a world populated by quirky, enigmatic characters and off-beat comedy punctuates high-stakes action. At its heart however, is a story of self-discovery with a ticking timebomb underneath: as The Man starts to uncover the mystery of who he was, he’s also forced to ask who he is now – and fast. Will he unlock the secrets of his identify before those who are trying to kill him catch up with him?’

Samuel Sim has composed the score to the second series of ITV’s psychological thriller ‘Innocent’ which begins airing on ITV Monday 17th May at 9pm.

Katherine Kelly leads the cast as schoolteacher Sally Wright, who has allegedly been having an affair with her 16-year old pupil, Matty Taylor. When the boy is brutally stabbed with a broken cider bottle, suspicion lands on her and she’s convicted of murder – before evidence emerges that restores her freedom (but not her reputation).