Friday, 24 September 2010


[11.29 - French Time] British film and television BAFTA winner composer Geoffrey Burgon has died. He was 69.

Geoffrey Burgon composed the score for the Monty Python's movie Life of Brian in 1979. For television he scored two Doctor Who serials in the seventies, as well as the BBC's adaptations of the Narnia saga (1988-1989), Longitude (2000), and the 2003 version of The Forsyte Saga.

But his absolute TV masterpieces are the soundtracks for the Beeb's dramatisation of John le Carré's Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (1979), starring Alec Guinness, and Brideshead Revisited (1981).

Nunc Dimmitis, the magnificent and memorable closing theme of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, is a very personal favourite of your humble servant. (Nunc Dimmitis) (Brideshead Revisited)

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