BDi Music’s Ruth Barrett composed the music for BBC Two’s ‘Legacy’. Legacy is an intense and emotionally charged Cold War thriller set in 1974 based on the novel by Alan Judd. Ruth has written an article for the BBC website, describing what it’s like composing the music for a thriller.…

When I found out I’d got the job to write the music for Legacy I was very excited – but also quite sick with fear.

I’d worked with the director Pete Travis before on Endgame so I was aware of both his razor sharp instincts and his high expectations. The score would have to deliver.

With 60 minutes of music to write in four weeks, it was definitely going to set my hair on fire.

This isn’t that unusual for a TV schedule but the amount of music and its prominence in the show made it seem an intimidating task.” Read the full article…

If you missed Legacy — catch up on BBC iPlayer



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