Afternoon plays for BBC Radio 4


For 2010, Neil was commissioned with long-term writing colleague Michael Eaton to write ‘Waves Breaking on a Shore’, two afternoon plays for BBC Radio 4 dealing with the beginnings of cinema in the East End…

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Neil’s score for Hitchcock’s Blackmail


Neil’s score for Hitchcock’s ‘Blackmail’ received its UK premiere at the Barbican Concert Hall on Oct 31st, 2010, performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra – see Reviews. There are plans in progress for a new…

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Radio play – Double Dip


Neil was selected as writer for an episode of Radio 4’s ‘Fact to Fiction’ season in which a radio play is written and broadcast within a week, dealing with a current news story. His comedy…

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European performances


Neil is being asked to perform regularly at the Cinematheque Francaise in Paris, as well as the Babylon Cinema, Berlin.

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Pandora’s Box, Paris – Metropolis, Berlin


Neil has had two highly-acclaimed performances playing Loulou (Pandora’s Box) for the Cinematheque Francaise in Paris and the new restoration of Metropolis at the Babylon Cinema in Berlin.

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Neil’s live performances and film scores at London Film Festival


Neil had great success performing twice at 2009’s London Film Festival, once in Trafalgar Square with transport films showing London through the cinema’s eyes, and the following night at the Queen Elizabeth Hall with the…

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Neil on Radio 4’s Film Programme – 2009/2010


Following his appearances in 2009, discussing silent film music and the score to ‘Vertigo’, Neil has been broadcasting regularly on R4’s ‘Film Programme’ during 2009, analysing famous film scores including Casablanca, Jaws and The Pink…

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Neils writing projects – 2009


Neil had two writing projects broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2009 – a new 45-minute play, Headliner, dealing with the politics of stand-up comedy during an election in an ex-Soviet satellite country, and…

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Hitchcock’s Blackmail – Bologna Film Festival 2008


Neil’s score for the silent version of Hitchcock’s ‘Blackmail’ for 60-piece orchestra for the Bologna Film Festival was performed to enormous acclaim before 5000 people on July 1st 2008, in the Piazza Maggiore by the…

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The Wrecker (film score)


Neil recently scored ‘The Wrecker’ (1929), directed by Géza von Bolváry, for DVD.

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