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Peter Knight (I) (1917–1985)

Peter Knight was born on June 23, 1917 in Exmouth, Devon, England. He is known for his work on The Dark Crystal (1982), The Cedar Tree (1976) and Everly (2014). He was married to Babs Knight. He died on July 30, 1985. See full bio »

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(age 68)

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The Dark Crystal Music Department
(1982)
The Cedar Tree Music Department
(1976-1978)
Everly Soundtrack
(2014)
Tess Music Department
(1979)

Filmography

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 1985 The Last Place on Earth (TV Mini-Series) (orchestrator - 7 episodes)
- The Glories of the Race (1985) ... (orchestrator)
- Rejoice (1985) ... (orchestrator)
- Poles Apart (1985) ... (orchestrator)
- Minor Diversions (1985) ... (orchestrator)
- Leading Men (1985) ... (orchestrator)
 1985 Home to Roost (TV Series) (musical director - 7 episodes)
- The Way We Were (1985) ... (musical director)
- Small Change (1985) ... (musical director)
- Dating Henry (1985) ... (musical director)
- Suspect (1985) ... (musical director)
- All You Need Is Love (1985) ... (musical director)
 1983 Hambone and Hillie (orchestrator)
 1983 Savage Islands (orchestrator)
 1983 Garçon! (conductor)
 1983 Lovesick (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1982 The Dark Crystal (orchestrator)
 1981-1982 Secombe with Music (TV Series) (music director - 6 episodes)
- Episode dated 15 September 1982 (1982) ... (music director)
- Episode dated 2 June 1982 (1982) ... (music director)
- Episode dated 5 May 1982 (1982) ... (music director)
- Episode dated 21 April 1982 (1982) ... (music director)
- Episode dated 27 January 1982 (1982) ... (music director)
 1982 The Bounder (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Howard at the Majestic (1982) ... (composer: theme music)
 1978-1981 The Morecambe & Wise Show (TV Series) (musical director - 11 episodes)
- 1981 Christmas Show (1981) ... (musical director)
- 1980 Christmas Show (1980) ... (musical director)
- Episode #1.6 (1980) ... (musical director)
- Episode #1.5 (1980) ... (musical director)
- Episode #1.4 (1980) ... (musical director)
 1981 Quest for Fire (conductor)
 1981 Ghost Story (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1981 Hotel America (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1981 Coup de Torchon (conductor)
 1981 Choice of Arms (musical director)
  The Other 'Arf (TV Series) (composer - 14 episodes, 1980 - 1981) (orchestrator - 14 episodes, 1980 - 1981)
- After the Ball (1981) ... (composer: incidental music) / (orchestrator)
- All Right on the Night (1981) ... (composer: incidental music) / (orchestrator)
- A Man of Property (1981) ... (composer: incidental music) / (orchestrator)
- The Big 'E' (1981) ... (composer: incidental music) / (orchestrator)
- Holding the Baby (1981) ... (composer: incidental music) / (orchestrator)
 1981 Les ailes de la colombe (conductor)
  Song by Song (TV Series) (music director - 9 episodes, 1978 - 1980) (conductor - 1 episode, 1979)
- By Noël Coward (1980) ... (music director)
- By British Lyricists (1980) ... (music director)
- By Frank Loesser (1980) ... (music director)
- By Irving Berlin (1980) ... (music director)
- By Sheldon Harnick (1979) ... (music director)
 1980 The Dick Emery Hour (TV Movie) (musical director)
 1979 Quincy's Quest (musical director) / (orchestrator)
 1979 The Dick Emery Special (TV Special) (musical director)
 1979 Tess (orchestrator)
 1979 Dick Emery's Comedy Hour (TV Special) (musical director)
 1979 Star Treatment (TV Series) (musical arrangements - 1 episode)
- Koffee 'n' Kreme (1979) ... (musical arrangements)
 1978 The Carpenters: A Christmas Portrait (TV Special) (musical arrangements)
 1978 Must Wear Tights (TV Movie) (musical director)
  The Cedar Tree (TV Series) (music arranged by - 116 episodes, 1976 - 1978) (arranged by - 1 episode, 1976)
- Peace for Our Time (1978) ... (music arranged by)
- A Call to Arms (1978) ... (music arranged by)
- In the Red (1978) ... (music arranged by)
- On the March (1978) ... (music arranged by)
- Times Remembered (1978) ... (music arranged by)
 1978 The Carpenters... Space Encounters (TV Special) (musical director)
  The Morecambe & Wise Show (TV Series) (orchestra director - 61 episodes, 1969 - 1977) (musical arrangement - 3 episodes, 1971 - 1973) (vocal backing - 1 episode, 1976) (music arranger - 1 episode, 1970)
- 1977 Christmas Show (1977) ... (orchestra director)
- 1976 Christmas Show (1976) ... (orchestra director) / (vocal backing - as The Peter Knight Singers)
- Episode #9.6 (1976) ... (orchestra director)
- Episode #9.5 (1976) ... (orchestra director)
- Episode #9.4 (1976) ... (orchestra director)
 1977 The Carpenters at Christmas (TV Special) (musical arrangements)
  Max Bygraves Says 'I Wanna Tell You a Story' (TV Series) (musical arrangements - 7 episodes, 1975 - 1977) (musical director - 7 episodes, 1975 - 1977)
- The 1970s (1977) ... (musical arrangements) / (musical director)
- The 1960s (1977) ... (musical arrangements) / (musical director)
- The 1950s (1976) ... (musical arrangements) / (musical director)
- The 1940s (1976) ... (musical arrangements) / (musical director)
- The 1930s (1976) ... (musical arrangements) / (musical director)
 1976 Christmas Box (TV Movie) (orchestrator)
 1976 Bing Crosby's White Christmas (TV Special) (musical director)
 1976 The Howerd Confessions (TV Series) (composer - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1976) ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode #1.5 (1976) ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode #1.4 (1976) ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode #1.3 (1976) ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode #1.2 (1976) ... (composer: theme music)
 1976 Luke's Kingdom (TV Series) (orchestrator - 13 episodes)
- The Prisoner (1976) ... (orchestrator)
- An Enemy Too Many (1976) ... (orchestrator)
- Devil's Man (1976) ... (orchestrator)
- The Dam and the Damned (1976) ... (orchestrator)
- The Hypocrites (1976) ... (orchestrator)
  Nana Mouskouri (TV Series) (musical director - 25 episodes, 1971 - 1976) (special arrangements - 6 episodes, 1973)
- Episode #4.7 (1976) ... (musical director)
- Episode #4.6 (1976) ... (musical director)
- Episode #4.5 (1976) ... (musical director)
- Episode #4.4 (1976) ... (musical director)
- Episode #4.3 (1976) ... (musical director)
 1976 Peter Pan (TV Movie) (orchestrator)
 1975 The Stanley Baxter Picture Show: Part III (TV Movie) (musical arrangements)
  Moira in Person (TV Mini-Series) (musical arrangements - 6 episodes, 1975) (orchestra director - 6 episodes, 1975)
- Episode #2.6 (1975) ... (musical arrangements) / (orchestra director)
- Episode #2.5 (1975) ... (musical arrangements) / (orchestra director)
- Episode #2.4 (1975) ... (musical arrangements) / (orchestra director)
- Episode #2.3 (1975) ... (musical arrangements) / (orchestra director)
- Episode #2.2 (1975) ... (musical arrangements) / (orchestra director)
 1974 The Stanley Baxter Moving Picture Show (TV Movie) (musical arrangements)
 1974 Parkinson (TV Series) (orchestra director - 1 episode)
- A Christmas Look at Morecambe and Wise (1974) ... (orchestra director)
  The Sound of Petula (TV Series) (musical director - 11 episodes, 1972 - 1974) (special arrangements - 6 episodes, 1974) (musicians - 6 episodes, 1973)
- Petula Sings Christmas (1974) ... (musical director) / (special arrangements)
- The Young at Heart (1974) ... (musical director) / (special arrangements)
- The One Man Band (1974) ... (musical director) / (special arrangements)
- And All That Jazz (1974) ... (musical director)
- Off to the Movies (1974) ... (special arrangements)
 1974 The Larry Grayson Hour of Stars (TV Movie) (musical arranger)
  The Harry Secombe Show (TV Series) (orchestra director - 23 episodes, 1968 - 1972) (music director - 5 episodes, 1973) (musical arrangements by - 2 episodes, 1968 - 1969) (special musical arrangements - 1 episode, 1969)
- Episode #5.5 (1973) ... (music director)
- Episode #5.4 (1973) ... (music director)
- Episode #5.3 (1973) ... (music director)
- Episode #5.2 (1973) ... (music director)
- Episode #5.1 (1973) ... (music director)
 1973 A Special Tommy Steele (TV Movie) (music director)
 1972 Sunstruck (conductor)
 1972 Sacha's in Town (TV Series) (musical director - 7 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1972) ... (musical director)
- Episode #1.5 (1972) ... (musical director)
- Episode #1.4 (1972) ... (musical director)
- Episode #1.3 (1972) ... (musical director)
- Episode #1.2 (1972) ... (musical director)
  BBC Show of the Week (TV Series) (musical director - 6 episodes, 1966 - 1972) (orchestra director - 6 episodes, 1966 - 1969) (special arrangements - 3 episodes, 1972) (orchestrations by - 3 episodes, 1966 - 1967) (musical direction and arrangements - 2 episodes, 1972) (orchestrations - 2 episodes, 1968 - 1969) (associate conductor - 1 episode, 1966)
- Keith Michell at the Adelphi (1972) ... (musical direction and arrangements)
- Keith Michell at the Piccadilly (1972) ... (musical direction and arrangements)
- Keith Michell at the Lyric (1972) ... (musical director) / (special arrangements)
- Keith Michell at the Royal Opera (1972) ... (musical director) / (special arrangements)
- Keith Michell at Her Majesty's (1972) ... (musical director) / (special arrangements)
 1971 Nana International (TV Movie) (associate conductor) / (orchestral arrangements)
 1968-1971 Moira Anderson Sings (TV Series) (orchestrations by - 14 episodes)
- Episode #4.6 (1971) ... (orchestrations by)
- Episode #4.3 (1971) ... (orchestrations by)
- Episode #3.7 (1969) ... (orchestrations by)
- Episode #3.6 (1969) ... (orchestrations by)
- Episode #3.4 (1969) ... (orchestrations by)
 1971 Tommy Steele in Search of Charlie Chaplin (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1971 Presenting Keith Michell (TV Movie) (musical director)
 1970 It's Nice to Remember (TV Movie) (musical director)
 1970 Choir Practice (TV Movie) (musical director & arranger)
 1970 Meet Judith Durham (TV Movie) (musical arrangement)
 1970 The Scottish Minstrel: Sir Harry Lauder (TV Movie) (orchestrations)
 1970 Tarbuck's Luck (TV Series) (orchestra conducted by - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.0 (1970) ... (orchestra conducted by)
 1970 Presenting Nana Mouskouri (TV Series) (orchestra director - 6 episodes)
- Episode #2.6 (1970) ... (orchestra director)
- Episode #2.5 (1970) ... (orchestra director)
- Episode #2.4 (1970) ... (orchestra director)
- Episode #2.3 (1970) ... (orchestra director)
- Episode #2.2 (1970) ... (orchestra director)
 1970 The Rebellious Red Gauntlets (TV Mini-Series) (composer - 8 episodes)
- Death of a Traitor (1970) ... (composer: theme music "Flight of the Heron" - uncredited)
- The Rebels (1970) ... (composer: theme music "Flight of the Heron" - uncredited)
- The Storm (1970) ... (composer: theme music "Flight of the Heron" - uncredited)
- The Trial (1970) ... (composer: theme music "Flight of the Heron" - uncredited)
- Held Prisoner (1970) ... (composer: theme music "Flight of the Heron" - uncredited)
 1969 The Coward Revue (TV Movie) (musical director) / (special arrangements)
  A Christmas Night with the Stars (TV Series) (orchestra director - 1 episode, 1969) (musical arrangement - 1 episode, 1960)
- Episode dated 25 December 1969 (1969) ... (orchestra director: Kenneth McKellar and Moira Anderson segment)
- Episode dated 25 December 1960 (1960) ... (musical arrangement: David Nixon and Robert Harbin)
  A Song for Everyone (TV Series) (musical director - 6 episodes, 1969) (special orchestrations - 6 episodes, 1969) (orchestrations - 1 episode, 1965)
- Episode #7.6 (1969) ... (musical director) / (special orchestrations)
- Episode #7.5 (1969) ... (musical director) / (special orchestrations)
- Episode #7.4 (1969) ... (musical director) / (special orchestrations)
- Episode #7.3 (1969) ... (musical director) / (special orchestrations)
- Episode #7.2 (1969) ... (musical director) / (special orchestrations)
 1969 Don't Ask Us - We're New Here (TV Series) (orchestra director - 9 episodes)
- Episode #1.9 (1969) ... (orchestra director)
- Episode #1.8 (1969) ... (orchestra director)
- Episode #1.7 (1969) ... (orchestra director)
- Episode #1.6 (1969) ... (orchestra director)
- Episode #1.5 (1969) ... (orchestra director)
 1966-1969 The Ken Dodd Show (TV Series) (orchestra director - 4 episodes)
- Episode #4.11 (1969) ... (orchestra director)
- Episode #4.10 (1967) ... (orchestra director)
- Episode #4.5 (1966) ... (orchestra director)
- Episode #4.4 (1966) ... (orchestra director)
  The Talk of the Town (TV Series) (orchestra director - 1 episode, 1969) (musical director - 1 episode, 1968) (special arrangements - 1 episode, 1968)
- Noel Harrison (1969) ... (orchestra director)
- Kenneth McKellar (1968) ... (musical director) / (special arrangements)
 1969 Pickwick (TV Movie) (orchestra director) / (orchestrations by)
 1969 It's the Bachelors (TV Series) (musical director - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1969) ... (musical director)
- Episode #1.2 (1969) ... (musical director)
- Episode #1.1 (1969) ... (musical director)
 1969 Des O'Connor on Stage (TV Series) (musical director - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.3 (1969) ... (musical director)
 1969 Marvelous Party! (TV Movie) (musical associate)
 1968 The Crimson Cult (conductor)
  The Val Doonican Show (TV Series) (conductor - 21 episodes, 1967 - 1968) (orchestrations by - 21 episodes, 1967 - 1968)
- Episode #4.13 (1968) ... (conductor) / (orchestrations by)
- Episode #4.12 (1968) ... (conductor) / (orchestrations by)
- Episode #4.11 (1968) ... (conductor) / (orchestrations by)
- Episode #4.10 (1968) ... (conductor) / (orchestrations by)
- Episode #4.9 (1968) ... (conductor) / (orchestrations by)
 1968 Iolanthe (TV Movie) (musical director) / (orchestrations)
 1968 Kindly Leave the Stage (TV Series) (musical director - 7 episodes)
- Episode #1.7 (1968) ... (musical director)
- Episode #1.6 (1968) ... (musical director)
- Episode #1.5 (1968) ... (musical director)
- Episode #1.4 (1968) ... (musical director)
- Episode #1.3 (1968) ... (musical director)
  Lulu's Back in Town (TV Series) (orchestrations - 6 episodes, 1968) (conductor - 4 episodes, 1968) (orchestra conductor - 1 episode, 1968)
- Episode #1.6 (1968) ... (conductor) / (orchestrations)
- Episode #1.5 (1968) ... (conductor) / (orchestrations)
- Episode #1.4 (1968) ... (orchestra conductor) / (orchestrations)
- Episode #1.3 (1968) ... (conductor) / (orchestrations)
- Episode #1.2 (1968) ... (conductor) / (orchestrations)
 1968 The Golden Shot (TV Series) (conductor - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.31 (1968) ... (conductor)
  This Is Petula Clark (TV Series) (musical arrangements - 1 episode, 1968) (musical director - 1 episode, 1967)
- Episode #2.6 (1968) ... (musical arrangements)
- Episode #2.1 (1967) ... (musical director)
 1967 Tonight in Person (TV Series) (music arranged and conducted by - 1 episode)
- Shirley Abicair (1967) ... (music arranged and conducted by)
 1967 Cliff! (TV Series) (orchestrator - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 24 May 1967 (1967) ... (orchestrator)
 1967 The Heart of Show Business (TV Special) (composer: special music)
 1967 Something Special (TV Series) (musical arrangements by - 1 episode)
- Robert Burns (1967) ... (musical arrangements by)
 1966 I Gotta Shoe, or Cindy-Ella (TV Movie) (additional music by) / (conductor)
 1965-1966 Stars and Garters (TV Series) (musical director - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 3 July 1966 (1966) ... (musical director)
- Episode #3.11 (1965) ... (musical director)
 1964-1966 Frankie Howerd (TV Series) (incidental music written and conducted by - 12 episodes)
- Episode #2.6 (1966) ... (incidental music written and conducted by)
- Episode #2.5 (1966) ... (incidental music written and conducted by)
- Episode #2.4 (1966) ... (incidental music written and conducted by)
- Episode #2.3 (1966) ... (incidental music written and conducted by)
- Episode #2.2 (1966) ... (incidental music written and conducted by)
 1966 Take a Sapphire (TV Movie) (musical director)
 1965 Give a Dog a Bone (musical director)
 1965 The Bruce Forsyth Show (TV Special) (orchestra director) / (orchestrations by)
 1965 The Dick Emery Show (TV Series) (musical director - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.4 (1965) ... (musical director)
 1965 The Lance Percival Show (TV Series) (musical director - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1965) ... (musical director)
- Episode #1.2 (1965) ... (musical director)
 1965 Call It What You Like (TV Series) (musical director - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1965) ... (musical director)
- Episode #1.5 (1965) ... (musical director)
- Episode #1.4 (1965) ... (musical director)
- Episode #1.3 (1965) ... (musical director)
- Episode #1.2 (1965) ... (musical director)
 1965 The Benny Hill Show (TV Series) (musical arrangements by - 1 episode)
- Episode #6.1 (1965) ... (musical arrangements by)
 1965 Cribbins (TV Movie) (orchestrations by)
 1965 Not Only... But Also (TV Series) (music director - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1965) ... (music director)
- Episode #1.1 (1965) ... (music director)
 1965 With Andy (TV Series) (conductor - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1965) ... (conductor)
 1964 Ninety Years On (TV Movie) (special musical arrangements)
 1964 Theatre 625 (TV Series) (music by - 1 episode)
- Carried by Storm (1964) ... (music by)
 1964 Baxter On... (TV Series) (musical director - 2 episodes)
- Baxter on Theatre (1964) ... (musical director)
- Baxter on Law (1964) ... (musical director)
 1964 Kiss Me Kate (TV Movie) (orchestrator)
 1964 Language of Love (TV Movie) (orchestrations by)
 1963 The Cliff Richard Show (TV Special) (special arrangements)
 1963 Thank Your Lucky Stars (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.26 (1963) ... (composer: theme music)
  Here's Edie (TV Series) (arranger - 1 episode, 1962) (conductor - 1 episode, 1962)
- Episode #1.2 (1962) ... (arranger) / (conductor)
 1962 The Charlie Chester Music Hall (TV Series) (music arranger - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.9 (1962) ... (music arranger)
 1961 Cinderella (TV Movie) (arranger)
 1961 Three on a Spree (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1961 The Mahalia Jackson Show (TV Special) (orchestrator)
 1956 The Dave King Show (TV Series) (musical arrangements by - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.2 (1956) ... (musical arrangements by)
 1956 The Holiday Show (TV Special) (orchestrations)
 1956 Double Cross (TV Series) (orchestrations - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.3 (1956) ... (orchestrations)
 1955 The Girl (TV Movie) (orchestrator)
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