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About me

Gender MALE
Occupation Composer and Writer
Location United Kingdom
Introduction I consider myself fortunate to have watched the science fiction television series Doctor Who from the very beginning. I prefer the programme’s early years from which my favourite story is the Patrick Troughton serial Fury From The Deep. I am also an admirer of Gerry Anderson’s puppet shows and successive live-action series, from Fireball XL5 to Space Precinct and beyond! My pick is an episode of UFO entitled The Psychobombs. I am currently addicted to US supernatural drama Medium while, in film, I’ve always adored the gothic horror of Hammer. On first hearing Roxy Music’s Virginia Plain, music, both popular and classical, became the major force in my life, so much so that I gained a BA in the subject from Nottingham University and an M.Mus in composition from Goldsmiths, University of London. Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 In C Minor - The Resurrection and Stravinsky’s The Rite Of Spring are favoured scores. Aladdin Sane by David Bowie is probably my favourite rock album. Singles of choice are Mott The Hoople’s All The Young Dudes, Steve Harley And Cockney Rebel’s Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me) and No More Heroes by The Stranglers.
Interests Doctor Who, Survivors, Torchwood, Star Cops, Medium, Hustle, Luther, Gerry Anderson, Space: 1999, UFO, Captain Scarlet, James Bond, The Avengers, Bugs, Spooks, Moondial, Dark Season, Century Falls, Sherlock Holmes, Quatermass, Hammer Horror, Twin Peaks, Star Trek
Favorite Movies Blade Runner, Alien, The Terminator, Logan’s Run, The Man Who Fell to Earth, Lifeforce, Taste the Blood of Dracula, Twins of Evil, Blood on Satan’s Claw, The Railway Children, Walkabout, The Descent
Favorite Music Roxy Music, Bryan Ferry, David Bowie, Steve Harley, Cockney Rebel, Mott the Hoople, Ian Hunter, The Stranglers, Magazine, Queen, 10cc, Marc Bolan, T.Rex, The Beatles, The Buzzcocks, XTC, Kate Bush, Björk, Kirsty MacColl, Katie Melua, Courtney Love, Hole, Garbage, t.A.T.u., Arcade Fire, The Dears, Gustav Mahler, Igor Stravinsky
Favorite Books Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy, The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy, Bleak House by Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy, Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy, Hard Times by Charles Dickens