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Bernie Allen

Composer, Musical Arranger

Bernie Allen, QSM, was a professional musician and teacher before beginning his TV career as musical director of popular 60s show C’mon. He continued on to Happen Inn, followed by a vast number of shows as composer or music director over the next two decades. His score for Hunter’s Gold won an APRA Silver Scroll; his arrangement of ‘Hine E Hine’ accompanied the classic Goodnight Kiwi animation. 

Bernie Allen has a vast and practical musical knowledge. His sound palette ranges comfortably from the honking tenor sax of 50s rock'n'roll to the harpsichord complexities of JS Bach, and for the sheer fun of it, passing John Philip Sousa on the way. Tom Parkinson, former head of entertainment at Television New Zealand

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Billy T: Te Movie

2011, Composer, Music Director - Film

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The Unauthorised History of New Zealand - Visitors (Episode One)

2005, Title Music - Television

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The Unauthorised History of New Zealand - Sex (Episode Two)

2005, Title Music - Television

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Savage Play - Part One

1995, Composer - Television

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Savage Play

1995, Composer - Television

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The Champion - Yankee Soldier

1989, Musical Director - Television

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Jean Batten - The Garbo of the Skies

1988, Composer - Television

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Sweet Soul Music - First Episode

1986, Musical Director - Television

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Gallipoli: The New Zealand Story

1984, Composer - Television

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Prince Tui Teka - 1983 Variety Show

1983, Musical Director - Television

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E Ipo

1983, Musical Director - Music video

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Hang on a Minute Mate

1982, Composer - Television

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Goodnight Kiwi

1981 - 1994, Musical Arranger - Television

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Landmarks - A Land Apart

1981, Composer - Television

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Royal Variety Performance Show 1981

1981, Musical Director - Television

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Under the Mountain - The Alien World Below (Episode Four)

1981, Composer - Television

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Under the Mountain

1981, Composer - Television

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Landmarks - The Main Trunk Line

1981, Composer - Television

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Danny Down Under

1980, Musical Associate - Television

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Mortimer's Patch - Day of Judgement (First Episode)

1980, Theme Music - Television

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Radio Times - Series One, Episode Two

1980, Musical Director - Television

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Children of Fire Mountain - Tom (First Episode)

1979, Composer - Television

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Ngaio Marsh Theatre

1978, Composer - Television

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Ngaio Marsh Theatre - Died in the Wool

1978, Composer - Television

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Gather Your Dreams - Episode Three

1978, Musical Director - Television

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Gather Your Dreams

1978, Composer - Television

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The Mackenzie Affair - Tancred (Final Episode)

1977, Composer - Television

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The Mackenzie Affair

1977, Composer, Composer - Television

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Hunter's Gold

1976, Composer - Television

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Hunter's Gold - First Episode

1976, Composer - Television

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Kaleidoscope

1976 - 1981, Theme Music - Television

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A Going Concern

1975 - 1976, Composer - Television

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On the Mat

1975 - 1983, Theme Music - Television

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Sing Special - 12 November 1975

1975, Musical Director - Television

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Sing

1974 - 1975, Composer, Musical Director - Television

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C'mon

1969, Musical Director - Television