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⎜Composing Credits

Title tbc (in production 2019/ 20)

Factual (1 x 80 mins theatrical release + 3 x int'l tv versions)

Infocus Asia Pte Ltd, Singapore

Executive Producer: Karen Bass

 

H2O - the Molecule that Made Us (in production 2019)

Factual (3 x 60 mins)

A Passion Planet Production

Produced by David Allen and Catherine Watling

Directed by Nicolas Brown and Alex Tate

Narrated by Kelly McEvers

Heartbeat for Solo Percussion and Orchestra (2019)

Concert work

Commissioned by Professor Robert Tulloh

Premiere: 23rd November 2019, St George's Bristol

Performance by Harriet Riley, percussion, with Bristol Symphony Orchestra

Conducted by William Goodchild

Concert in support of the British Heart Foundation

Hippos: Africa's River Giants (2019)

Wildlife (1 x 60 mins) for BBC Natural World

Narrated by Sir David Attenborough

Produced by Icon Films

Director: Brad Bestelink

Producers: Laura Marshall and Lucy Meadows

Series Producer: Steve Gooder

Bus Stop (2019)

Short Drama

Starring Sam Frenchum and Vanessa Bailey

Produced by Nine Yards Films Productions

Producers: Ash Gardiner and Vanessa Bailey

Director: Vanessa Bailey

Screenplay: Vanessa Bailey

 

South Korea - Earth’s Hidden Wilderness (2018)
Factual (1 x 60 mins) for BBC
Produced by Terra Mater and Oxford Scientific Films
Producer/ Director: James Reed
Executive Producer: Caroline Hawkins
Natural History Producer: Philip Jones
Composers: William Goodchild and The Insects
Narrator: Arthur Lee
Commissioning Editor for BBC: Craig Hunter

 

Mighty Rivers (2018)

Factual (6 x 60 mins)

Presented by Jeremy Wade

Produced by Icon Films for Animal Planet

Series Producer: Steve Gooder

 

Fake or Fortune? (2017)

Arts series (6 x 60 mins) for BBC One

Presented by Fiona Bruce and Philip Mould

Produced by BBC Studios

Series Producer: Robert Murphy

 

Seeing Him (2017)

Drama short

Produced by Living Spirit Pictures

Producers: Vanessa Bailey, Judy Goldberg, Angelica Polonczyk

Director: Chris Jones

Winner of three awards including Best Score at the Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival 2018

More Four (2017)

Concert work for big band

Commissioned by Farnham Festival 2018

Premiere: 22nd March 2018, Great Hall, Farnham Maltings

 

Supercharged Otters (2017)

Wildlife Documentary (1 x 60 mins) for BBC Natural World

Presented by Charlie Hamilton James

Produced by BBC NHU

Series Producer: Roger Webb

Producer: Mark Wheeler

Rise of the Warrior Apes (2016 / 2017)
Wildlife Special (1 x 90 mins) for Discovery

Produced by Keo Films 
Producer/ Director: James Reed

Thailand - Earth's Tropical Paradise (2016)
Wildlife series (3 x 60 mins) for BBC Two
Series Producer: Steve Cole 

Producers: Steve Cole, Lara Bickerton and James Hemming 

Concerto for Kora and Orchestra (2016)
Concert work for solo kora and orchestra
Commissioned by Bristol High Sheriff, Helen Wilde

Composed by William Goodchild and Mamadou Cissokho
Performed by Mamadou Cissokho, kora, and Bristol Symphony Orchestra 

Conducted by William Goodchild 
Saturday 18th June at St George's Bristol

Gorilla Family and Me (2015 / 16)
Wildlife series (2 x 60 mins) for BBC Two
Presented by Gordon Buchanan 
Executive Producers: Tim Martin, Ted Oakes 

Series Producer: David Johnson

TreeSong (2015)

Concert work for orchestra and electronics

Commissioned by Bristol Ensemble with Bristol City Council and PRS for Music Foundation

Performed by Bristol Ensemble at St George's Bristol on Sunday 29th November

Composed and conducted by William Goodchild

India: Nature's Wonderland (2015)
Titles music

Wildlife series (2 x 60 mins) for BBC and PBS

Presented by Liz Bonnin, Freida Pinto and Jon Gupta 
Series Producer: Ben Southwell

Live at Colston Hall (2015)
Roni Size Reprazent with William Goodchild and Emerald Ensemble 

Live CD and DVD album released November 2015

Label: Mansion Sounds

Jago - a Life Underwater (2015)
Theatrical feature

An Underdog Films Production in association with Vistaar Productions, James Morgan Films, Fantomline Films

Distributed by Blue Ant International
Produced, Directed and Written by James Reed

Gorongosa Park: Rebirth of Paradise (2015)
Wildlife series (6 x 50 mins) for PBS and National Geographic International
Produced by Off The Fence 
Series Producer: James Byrne
Executive Producer: Emre Izat 

Wild Costa Rica (2015)

Wildlife documentary (1 x 60 mins) for Animal Planet

Produced by Warehouse 51 Productions

Producer/ Director: Ian Marsh

Return of the Giant Killers: Africa's Lion Kings (2015)
Wildlife documentary (1 x 60 mins) for BBC Natural World
Produced by Icon Films
Filmed and Directed by Brad Besterlink

Written by Steve Gooder

Timeshift: Castles - Britain's Fortified History (2014) 

Titles and credits music

History documentary series (3 x 60 mins) for BBC4

Producer/ Director: Ben Southwell 

Africa's Fishing Leopards  (2014) 
Wildlife documentary (1 x 60 mins) for BBC Natural World
Produced by Icon Films
Producer/ Director: Steve Gooder

The Man Who Turned into a Sofa (2014)

BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Drama

Written by Polly Peters, Andrew Fusek Peters and Rosalind Jana Peters

Produced by Tim Dee 

Beavers Behaving Badly (2014)
Wildlife documentary (1 x 60 mins) for BBC Natural World

Produced by BBC Natural History Unit

Producer/ Director: David Johnson 

Africa's Giant Killers (2014)
Wildlife documentary (1 x 60 mins) for BBC Natural World

Produced by Icon Films

Ultimate Honey Badger (2014)
Wildlife documentary (1 x 50 mins) for National Geographic International

Produced by Earth Touch, Durban

Producer/ Director: Jess Reiss 

Get Rich or Die Mining (2013)
An adventure documentary (1 x 60 mins) for National Geographic International.

Produced by RDF Television 

Producer/ Director: David Johnson 

WWF-UK Living Planet Centre (2013)

Music for WWF's immersive installation for the entrance of its new Living Planet Centre.

Installation, designed by Jason Bruges Studio consists of four enclosed, themed zones - fresh water, marine, wildlife and forest - each reflecting a core area of the organisation's work.

Project Manager: Georgina Bridge

Content Manager: Greg Armfield

Leopards: 21st Century Cats (2013)
Natural History documentary (1 x 60 mins) for BBC Natural World 

Produced by Icon Films

Producer/ Director: Steve Gooder 

Wild Alaska (2013)
Natural History documentary (1 x 120 mins) for Animal Planet 

Produced by Parthenon Entertainment/ Sky Vision

Director: Simon Nash

Dino Crab (2012)

Natural History documentary (1 x 50 mins) for National Geographic International  

Produced by Parthenon Entertainment/ Sky Vision

Director: Phil Coles 

Shocking Sharks (2012)

Natural History documentary (1 x 50 mins) for National Geographic International  

Produced by Parthenon Entertainment/ Sky Vision

Director: Phil Coles 

Wild Hawaii (2012)
Natural History documentary (1 x 60 mins) for Animal Planet 

Produced by Parthenon Entertainment/ Sky Vision

Director: Simon Nash 

Wild Appalachia (2012)
Natural History documentary (1 x 60 mins) for Animal Planet

Produced by Parthenon Entertainment/ Sky Vision

Director: Simon Nash 

Walking Through History (2012)
History documentary (4 x 60 mins) for Channel 4

Produced by Wildfire TV

Series Producer: David Johnson

Presenter: Tony Robinson

Jungle Gremlins of Java (2012)

Natural History documentary for BBC Natural World

Produced by Icon Films

Producer/ Director: Steve Gooder

Presenter: Anna Nekaris

To listen to audio samples, click here

Ye of Day (2012)

Anthem based on Chaucer's The Legend of Good Women for female chorus and organ Celebrating the 130th Anniversary of Redland High School

Bristol Cathedral, 29 June 2012 

Coral Triangle (2011)

Stills project on the coral reefs of South-East Asia.

Nature Picture Library, Bristol

Producer/ Director: Helen Gilks

Part of the Earth Music Festival 2011, Bristol

Instant Wit (2011)

Themes for live theatre, radio and internet performance

Director: Chris Grimes

The Great Serengeti (2011)

Natural History documentary for National Geographic International

Produced by Parthenon Entertainment

Director: Kate Dart

Nordic Wild (2011)

Natural History series (4 x 50 mins) for National Geographic International and Animal Planet

1 Furious Life

2 Reborn

3 At the Edge

4 Ultimate Survivors

Produced by Parthenon Entertainment

Directors: Simon Williams, Laura Smith, Tania Dorrity and Ian Marsh

Series Producer: Ian Marsh

Wild Amazon (2010)

Natural History series (2 x 50 mins) for National Geographic International and Animal Planet

Produced by Parthenon Entertainment

Director: Mitch Turnbull

Producer: Amanda Theunissen

Secrets of the Arabian Nights (2010)

History special (1 x 60 mins) for BBC4 and BBC2

Presented by Richard E. Grant

Produced by Quickfire Media

Producer/ Directors: Mark Fielder and Lizzie White

Miracle in the Marshes of Iraq (2010)

Natural History documentary for BBC Natural World

Produced by Aqua Vita Films

Producer/ Director: David Johnson

Chimps of the Lost Gorge (2010)

Natural History documentary for BBC Natural World

Producer/ Director: Verity White

Kingdom of the Forest (2010)

Natural History documentary for National Geographic International

Produced by Parthenon Entertainment

Director: Joanne Lunt

Wild Japan (2010)

Natural History documentary for Animal Planet

Produced by Parthenon Entertainment

Director: Adam Oldroyd

Producer: Amanda Theunissen

Clash of the Tiger Queens (2010)

Natural History documentary for Animal Planet

Produced by Parthenon Entertainment

Director: Melanie Price

Producer: Amanda Theunissen

Tiger Queen (2010)

Natural History documentary for National Geographic International

Produced by Parthenon Entertainment

Director: Melanie Price

Producer: Amanda Theunissen

Japan's Hidden Secrets (2009)

Natural History documentary for National Geographic International

Produced by Parthenon Entertainment

Director: Dan Habershon-Butcher

Producer: Amanda Theunissen

John Colet Day (2009)

Motet for 200 singers SATB and organ

for the Quincentenary of St. Paul's School

St. Paul's Cathedral, Thursday 1 October 2009

Wild Russia (2009)

Natural History series (6 x 50 mins) for National Geographic International and Animal Planet

1 Siberia

2 Kamchatka

3 Arctic

4 The Great Divide

5 The Secret Forest

6 Primeval Valleys

Produced by Parthenon Entertainment

Director: Dan Habershon-Butcher

Series Producer: Amanda Theunissen

Snow Monkeys (2009)

Natural History

BBC Natural World and Animal Planet

Producer/ Director: Ian Gray

Series Producer: Tim Martin

Lobo - the Wolf that Changed America (2008)

Natural History

Brian Leith Productions for BBC Natural World and Thirteen/ WNET

Producer: Brian Leith; Director: Steve Gooder

Narrated by Sir David Attenborough

SS Great Britain (2008)

Television, Radio and Internet advertising campaign

Fanatic Design for ITV

Wheeliebinfunny.com (2008)

Theme Tune

Internet advertising campaign

Bearman (2008)

Natural History

Aqua Vita Films for Channel 5 and National Geographic

Producer: Bernard Walton

Director: Dominick French

Athens - the Truth about Democracy (2007)

2-part History series

Lion TV for Channel 4

Director: Timothy Copestake

Presented by Bettany Hughes

Lilacs (2007)

Russian Feature Film on the life of Rachmaninov

(Co-composer with Dan Jones)

Fresh Fishing - the Carp (2007)

Swim Films Ltd for commercial DVD release

Producer/ Director: Moira Mann

The Wolfman (2007)

Natural History Feature

Aqua Vita Films for Channel 5 and National Geographic

Producer: Bernard Walton

(Co-composer with Barnaby Taylor)

WorldSkills Olympics 2011 (2007)

Signature Theme

VET, London

Peter Scott - a Passion for Nature (2006)

Natural History

Available Light for BBC 2

Producer/ Director: Sarah Pitt

with Sir David Attenborough

Ancient Worlds Brought to Life (2006)

3-part series for commercial DVD release

DD Television for Reader’s Digest

Director: Harriet Smith

When the Moors Ruled in Europe (2005)

2 hour History Feature

Wildfire Television for Channel 4

Director: Timothy Copestake

Dubai Dreams (2005)

6-part Travel and Wildlife series

BBC for BBC2

Nature Picture Library, Bristol (2005)

London Picture Expo

Producer/ Director: Helen Gilks