Writing for Theatre and TV


Profoundly in Love with Pandora
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13¾ by Sue Townsend
Series theme music
TV series – Thames Television (dir. Peter Sasdy)


The Futures Song (The Song of L.I.F.F.E)
Five More Glorious Years
Songs for Serious Money by Caryl Churchill
First production – Royal Court Theatre (dir. Max Stafford-Clark)


You Are Here
Byline Browne
The Courtroom Song
The Sinister Minister Theme
Bus Driver’s Prayer (Ian used this earlier in his career)
Apples (reworked from the original for the musical)
Love is All
Still Waters
Another Dark Day for Derek
Looking for Harry
A Bit of Kit
Game On
The Right People
On Top, on Top, on Top
Englands Glory (originally a Kilburns song)
All Those Who Say Okay
George and Reenie
On the Game
PC Honey
It’s You
Riding the Outskirts of Fantasy

Songs for Apples by Ian Dury
First production – Royal Court Theatre (dir. Simon Curtis)


Born to the Life
The Canters Are Coming
Frummagem Rummagem
Bing Awast
The Mummers Chant
The Beggar’s Farewell

Songs for A Jovial Crew by Richard Brome, adapted by Stephen Jeffreys
Production – RSC, Swan Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon (dir. Max Stafford-Clark)


Maypole Alley
Me Oh My
How We Hate ‘em

Songs for The Country Wife by William Wycherley
Production – RSC, Swan Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon (dir. Max Stafford-Clark)


Domestic and Street
Queen Mother and Mrs Toussaint’s Song
What Makes the Husbands Leave Home?
Life in Hellebore Close

Songs for The Queen and I by Sue Townsend
First performed at the Royal Court Theatre and Leicester Haymarket (dir. Max Stafford-Clark)