• Maiden

    Maiden

    1 x 90′ feature documentary
    Sony Pictures

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  • Climate Change: The Facts

    Climate Change: The Facts

    1 x 60′ documentary
    BBC One

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  • Jamie Johnson

    Jamie Johnson

    13 x 30′ drama
    CBBC

  • Chuck Norris vs Communism

    Chuck Norris vs Communism

    1 x 90′ feature documentary
    Netflix

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  • Miami Mega Jail

    Miami Mega Jail

    2 x 60′ documentary
    BBC2

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  • Deadly Islands

    Deadly Islands

    5 x 60′ natural history
    Discovery Channel

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  • American Blackout

    American Blackout

    1 x 90′ drama
    National Geographic

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  • Saved

    Saved

    Saved
    4 x 60′ drama documentary
    ITV

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  • Wild Lives

    Wild Lives

    1 x 60′ natural history
    Disney Nature

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Audioreel

Portfolio

Fonejacker

Fonejacker

Unmade Film

Unmade Film

M for Medea

M for Medea

Maiden

Maiden

Climate Change – The Facts

Climate Change – The Facts

Chuck Norris vs Communism

Chuck Norris vs Communism

The Pale Horse

The Pale Horse

Soulmates

Soulmates

American Blackout

American Blackout

Jamie Johnson

Jamie Johnson

Miami Mega Jail

Miami Mega Jail

Saved

Saved

Love & Hate Crime

Love & Hate Crime

EON ‘Helicopter’

EON ‘Helicopter’

UKTV ‘Chutney’

UKTV ‘Chutney’

Match Affinity

Match Affinity

Albelli ‘Life of Brian’

Albelli ‘Life of Brian’

NSPCC ‘Will’s Story’

NSPCC ‘Will’s Story’

Johnny Walker ‘Wang’

Johnny Walker ‘Wang’

Life & Death the Pentecostal Way

Life & Death the Pentecostal Way

Are Health Tests Really a Good Idea?

Are Health Tests Really a Good Idea?

NYPD: Biggest Gang in New York?

NYPD: Biggest Gang in New York?

Inside Cern

Inside Cern

Life on the Psych Ward

Life on the Psych Ward

Deadly Islands

Deadly Islands

How We Invented the World

How We Invented the World

No Man Left Behind (Shok Valley)

No Man Left Behind (Shok Valley)

Wild Lives

Wild Lives

One Deadly Weekend in America

One Deadly Weekend in America

Shut Up !

Shut Up !

Extinction The Facts

Extinction The Facts

About

Rob Manning is a film/television composer and multi-instrumentalist best known for his work on BAFTA-nominated feature documentaries Maiden (Sony Picture Classics) and One Deadly Weekend in America (BBC).

In 2019 he scored Climate Change: The Facts (BBC) presented by Sir David Attenborough and recently finished the BAFTA-nominated follow up film Extinction: The Facts (BBC).

He recently completed series five of the Emmy-nominated drama Jamie Johnson (CBBC), as well as additional music for Agatha Christie’s The Pale Horse (BBC) and Soulmates (AMC) directed by William Bridges (Black Mirror, Stranger Things) .

Other credits include Louis Theroux: Miami Mega Jail (BBC); Chuck Norris vs Communism (Netflix), which premiered at Sundance 2015; the BAFTA-winning observational film The Last Chance School (Channel 4); the BAFTA-winning comedy series Fonejacker (Channel 4); the award-winning documentary series Love & Hate Crime (BBC); and more than 70 other productions spanning 16 years for broadcasters including Netflix, HBO, Discovery, National Geographic, Disney, SKY, BBC, ITV and Channel 4.

Rob has worked in the television industry for over 25 years. He studied music at Brunel University in London and toured with various bands before training as a sound recordist, moving into full time composing in 2005.

Born and raised in London, he now lives in Brighton with his wife, two children and a goldfish called Clem Fandango.

Credits

2021

Jamie Johnson S7
(drama)
13 x 30′ Short Form Film Co/BBC
(dir. Joe Talbot)
Tom Parker: Inside My Head
(feature doc)
1 x 90′ Spun Gold/C4
(dir. Dan Howell)
The Hunt For Gaddafi’s Billions
(feature doc)
1 x 90′ Brook Lapping/BBC4 Storyville
(dir. Misha Wessel/Thomas Blom)
Jamie Johnson S6
(drama)
13 x 30′ Short Form Film Co/BBC
(dir. Joe Talbot)

2020

Extinction – The Facts
(documentary)
1 x 60′ BBC/BBC1
(dir. Serena Davies)
Soulmates (ep6)
(drama – additional music)
1 x 60′ Kindred Spirit/AMC
(dir. William Bridges)
Day Zero
(feature documentary)
1 x 90′ Keo Films
(dir. Kevin Sim)
The Phantom
(feature documentary)
1 x 90′ Oxford FIlms
(dir. Patrick Forbes)
Jamie Johnson S5
(drama)
13 x 30′ Short Form Film Co/BBC
(dir. Joe Talbot & Julian Kemp)

2019

Climate Change – The Facts
(documentary)
1 x 60′ BBC/BBC1
(dir. Serena Davies)
The Pale Horse
(drama – additional music)
2 x 60′ BBC/BBC1
(dir. Leonora Lonsdale)
Maiden
(feature documentary)
1 x 90′ New Black Films/Sony Pictures
(dir. Alex Holmes)
Jamie Johnson S4
(drama)
12 x 30′ Short Form Film Co/BBC
(dir. Joe Talbot & Julian Kemp)

2018

i,Sniper
(documentary)
5 x 60′ Arrow Media/Netflix
(dir. Ursula MacFarlane & Janice Sutherland)
Love & Hate Crime (series 2)
(documentary)
3 x 60′ Tophat/BBC
(dir. Ben Steele)
Extreme Everest
(documentary)
1 x 60′ Parable TV/Channel 4
(dir. Ed Wardle)
Putin: The New Tsar
(documentary)
1 x 60′ Oxford Films/BBC/Netflix
(dir. Patrick Forbes)

2017

One Deadly Weekend in America
(feature documentary)
1 x 90′ Voltage/BBC
(dir. Ursula MacFarlane)
Love & Hate Crime (series 1)
(documentary)
3 x 60′ Tophat/BBC
(dir. Ben Steele)
The Human Body: Secrets of Your Life Revealed: Ep 2 Survive
(documentary)
1 x 60′ BBC/BBC 2
(dir. Martin Johnson)
The Cost of Discrimination
(documentary)
1 x 30′ Off Centre Productions
(dir. Maziar Bahari)

2016

NYPD: The Biggest Gang in New York
(documentary)
1 x 60′ Renowned Films/BBC
(dir. Ben Steele)
Horizon: Inside Cern
(documentary)
1 x 60′ BBC/BBC2
(dir. Serena Davies)
Life and Death the Pentecostal Way
(documentary)
1 x 60′ BBC/BBC2
(dir. Tanya Stephan)
Life on the Psych Ward
(documentary)
1 x 60′ Rare Day/Channel 4
(dir. Guy King)
No Man Left Behind: To Hell & Back
(drama/documentary)
1 x 60′ RAW/National Geographic
(dir. James Bryce)
Hidden Britain By Drone
(documentary)
2 x 60′ Windfall Films/Channel 4
(series producer Joe Myerscough)
Ross Kemp’s Britain
(documentary)
3 x 60′ Freshwater Films/SKY 1
(series director Larry Walford)

2015

Chuck Norris Vs Communism
(documentary feature film)
1 x90′ Vernon Films/Passion Pictures
(dir. Ilinca Calugareanu)
Saved
(drama/documentary)
4 x 60′ The Garden/ITV
(dir. Jonathan Rudd)
Inside Disney Nature
(natural history)
1 x 60′ Silverback Films/Disney Nature
(dir. Hilary Jeffkins)
Horizon: Are Health Tests Really a Good Idea?
(documentary)
1 x 60′ BBC/BBC2
(dir. Serena Davies)
Out of the Rubble
(short film)
1 x 20′ BFI
(dir. Penny Woolcock)

2014

Deadly Islands
(natural history)
5 x 60′ Silverback Films/Discovery
(dir. Huw Cordey)
Childbirth: All or Nothing
(documentary)
1 x 60′ Landmark Films/BBC
(dir. Rebecca Arnold)
Last Chance School
(documentary)
1 x 60′ Minnow Films/Channel 4
(dir. Marc Williamson)
Shut Up!
(short film)
1 x 10′ Nuclei Films
(dir. Lucien Clayton)

2013

American Blackout
(TV movie)
1 x 90′ Raw/National Discovery
(dir. Jonathan Rudd)
Royal Windsor’s Big Week
(documentary)
1 x 60′ Spun Gold/ITV
(dir. Adrian Sibley)
The Hoarder Next Door (s2)
(documentary)
5 x 60′ Twenty Twenty/Channel 4
(produced by Ben Steele)
The Unmade Film
(sound exhibition)
1 x 30′ Collaboration with Uriel Orlow
M for Medea
(theatre/dance)
1 x 50′ Floods of Ink
(dir. Amber-Rose May)

2012

How We Invented the World
(drama/documentary)
5 x 60′ Nutopia/Discovery
(series director Jonathan Rudd)
Albelli ‘Life of Brian’
(tv commercial)
1 x 30″ Frame/Rogue Films
(dir. Jackie Uodney)
Kevin McCloud’s Man Made Home
(documentary)
4 x 60′ Optomen/Channel 4
(produced by Tim Whitwell)
The Royal Restoration
(documentary)
1 x 60′ Spun Gold/ITV
(produced by Matthew Drury)
NSPCC ‘Will’s Story’
(tv commercial)
1 x 30″ 3 Angry Men
(dir. Guy Saville)

2011

Louis Theroux: Miami Mega Jail
(documentary)
2 x 60′ BBC/BBC2
(dir. Emma Cooper)
The Wonderful World of Tony Blair
(documentary)
1 x 60′ Blast! Films/Channel 4
(dir. James Brabazon)
Help! My Supply Teacher is Magic
(children’s tv)
13 x 30′ Objective/CBBC
(dir. Chris Howe)
Best of British
(documentary)
10 x 60′ Two Four/Channel 4
(dir. various)
Going the Distance
(tv commercial)
5 x 30″ Mother/Fresh One
(dir. Jonathan Rudd)
BP: in Deep Water
(documentary)
1 x 60′ Fresh One/Channel 4
(dir. James Brabazon)
NSPCC ‘Emotional Abuse’
(commercial)
1 x 30″ 3 Angry Men
(dir. Guy Saville)
NSPCC ‘Depression’
(commercial)
1 x 30″ 3 Angry Men
(dir. Guy Saville)

2010

On the Streets
(feature documentary)
1 x 90′ Blast! Films/BBC
(dir. Penny Woolcock)
White Boy, Black Nanny
(documentary)
1 x 30′ Fresh One/Channel 4
(dir. Mark Rossiter)
The Middle Men
(feature documentary)
1 x 90′ Murmur Films
(dir. Meghan Horvath)
Girls on the Pull
(documentary)
1 x 30′ Minnow Films/Channel 4
(dir. Ruth Kelly)
The Man with Half a Body
(documentary)
1 x 60′ Nine Lives Media/FIVE
(dir. Kerry Brierley)
Cutting Edge: The Lady & The Revamp
(documentary)
1 x 60′ Optomen/Channel 4
(dir. John Dower)
Gordon’s Great Escape (Series 2)
(documentary)
4 x 60′ One Potato Two Potato/Channel 4
(dir. various)

2009

Gordon’s Great Escape (Series 1)
(documentary)
3 x 60′ One Potato Two Potato/Channel 4
(dir. Jay Taylor)
The Tiniest Girl In The World
(documentary)
1 x 60′ Nine Lives Media/FIVE
(dir. Kerry Brierley)
The World’s Strongest Toddler
(documentary)
1 x 60′ Nine Lives Media/FIVE
(dir. Kerry Brierley)
The World’s Oldest Conjoined Twins
(documentary)
1 x 60′ Nine Lives Media/FIVE
(dir. Kerry Brierley)
Britain’s Tiniest Toddler
(documentary)
1 x 60′ Nine Lives Media/FIVE
(dir. Kerry Brierley)
UKTV: Blighty ‘Chutney’
(tv commercial)
2 x 30″ Red Bee Media/UKTV
(dir. Nick Meikle)
Heston’s Feasts (Series 2)
(documentary)
8 x 60′ Optomen/Channel 4
(dir. Jay Taylor)

2008

Heston’s Feasts (series 1)
(documentary)
5 x 60′ Optomen/Channel 4
(dir. Jay Taylor)
Primordial Dwarves
(documentary)
1 x 60′ Endemol/FIVE
(dir. Kerry Brierley)

2007

Fonejacker (Series 1)
(comedy)
6 x 30′ Hat Trick/Channel 4
(dir. Ed Tracey)
Amir Khan’s Angry Young Men
(documentary)
1 x 60′ Spun Gold/Channel 4
(dir. Matt Drury)
Extraordinary 10 Year Olds
(documentary)
1 x 60′ Endemol/FIVE
(dir. Kerry Brierley)
EON/Powergen
(TV commercial)
1 x 30″ TBWA London/Stream
(dir. Andrew Lambert)
Rush Hour
(comedy)
6 x 30′ Zeppetron/BBC3
(dir. Chris Faith)

2006

Larger Than Life
(documentary)
3 x 60′ Endemol/FIVE
(dir. Kerry Brierley)
I Can’t Stop Masturbating
(documentary)
1 x 60′ Spun Gold/Channel 4
(dir. Matt Drury)
Funny Cuts: Simon Brodkin’s Comedy Shorts
(comedy)
1 x 20′ Princess/E4
(dir. Chris Faith)

2005 & earlier

Public Enemy Number One
(documentary)
1 x 60′ Wark Clements/Channel 4
(dir. Cat English)
HSBC
(tv commercial)
4 x 50″ Coast
(dir. Mac McKenzie)
Johnnie Walker
(tv commercial)
2 x 40″ Coast
(dir. Mac McKenzie)
Airbus
(tv commercial)
2 x 40″ Coast
(dir. Mac McKenzie)
Cool i-Cam
(tv commercial)
1 x 30″ AVTV
(dir. Mike Richards)
Obscene
(short film)
1 x 10′ Too Tall Films
(dir. Ed Tracey)
Love Letter to Negligence
(short film)
1 x 10′ Public Baths, Open Wound
(dir. Alex Fry)
777
(short film)
1 x 10′ Mijovic Films
(dir. Nikola Mijovic)

Albums

Deadly Islands

Deadly Islands

How We Invented the World

How We Invented the World

Saved

Saved

Chuck Norris Vs Communism

Chuck Norris Vs Communism

American Blackout

American Blackout

Keep it Simple

Keep it Simple

Intimate Panoramic

Intimate Panoramic

Lift Music Factual

Lift Music Factual

Welcome to Spooksville

Welcome to Spooksville

Lantern

Lantern

Quirky Wacky Things

Quirky Wacky Things

Fun Filled

Fun Filled

Fear Factor

Fear Factor

Flavours Of India

Flavours Of India

Big Screen Music

Big Screen Music

UPPM

UPPM