Paul Farrer is one of the UK’s most successful media composers. In a career spanning nearly 30 years he has composed music for some of the biggest programmes on British Television. From The Chase, Dancing On Ice, Gladiators, Michael McIntyre’s Big Show, Fort Boyard, Gordon Ramsay’s Culinary Genius, Ant and Dec’s Push The Button, The Jerry Springer Show, Judge Rinder and The BBC’s most successful international format of all time; The Weakest Link which was broadcast in 97 countries and over 12 years on British Television racked up 1693 episodes.
He has also composed additional music for shows like Top Gear, Blue Peter and The Krypton Factor. In 2012 he was commissioned to compose all the music to the 100th Anniversary of the Royal Variety Performance at The Royal Albert Hall in the presence of Her Majesty The Queen. 2017 was the 6th year in a row he has been the composer of the orchestral music for this prestigious event.
He is the recipient of an Ampex Golden Reel Award for his work on ITV’s The Gladiators and in 2003 was awarded the BMI Composer Award.
He is a member of The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) The British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA) and the Royal Television Society.
Paul Farrer is also the creator of the ITV gameshow 1000 Heartbeats.