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Jonathan Whitehead obituary

Jonathan Whitehead obituary

Composer of soundtracks, theme music and songs for TV shows including Smack the Pony, Green Wing and Brass Eye

Musical excellence and comic sensibility combined with wit and panache in the TV and film scores of Jonathan Whitehead, who has died of a sudden heart attack aged 59. In a career spanning more than 30 years, often credited as “Trellis”, he wrote and recorded soundtracks, theme music and songs for TV shows including Black Books, Nathan Barley, Smack the Pony, the Graham Norton Show and Rev.

His score for the Channel 4 hospital comedy Green Wing (2004-06) was a foundation for the show’s identity and won him the Rts award in 2005. In our regular collaborations he created the sublimely bombastic themes for Brass Eye and The Day Today, and more recently the soundtrack to the film The Day Shall Come (2019), with the musician and bandleader Seb Rochford.

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