Famed TV composer dies, 84RIP
The excellent Alan Hawkshaw, composer of themes for Grange Hill, Countdown and Channel 4 News has died in Watford hospital of pneumonia.
He started out as a member of The Shadows.
RIP Alan Hawkshaw, who composed some of the most iconic theme tunes in British TV history – including Grange Hill, Channel 4 News and Countdown.
Here’s 80 seconds of his genius: pic.twitter.com/KNqWNLK0So
— Tom Hourigan (@TomHourigan) October 16, 2021