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

Billy T: Te Movie

2011, Composer, Music Director - Film

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

2005, Title Music - Television

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

2005, Title Music - Television

Savage Play - Part One

1995, Composer - Television

Savage Play

1995, Composer - Television

The Champion - Yankee Soldier

1989, Musical Director - Television

Jean Batten - The Garbo of the Skies

1988, Composer - Television

Sweet Soul Music - First Episode

1986, Musical Director - Television

Gallipoli: The New Zealand Story

1984, Composer - Television

Prince Tui Teka - 1983 Variety Show

1983, Musical Director - Television

E Ipo

1983, Musical Director - Music video

Hang on a Minute Mate

1982, Composer - Television

Goodnight Kiwi

1981 - 1994, Musical Arranger - Television

Landmarks - A Land Apart

1981, Composer - Television

Royal Variety Performance Show 1981

1981, Musical Director - Television

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

1981, Composer - Television

Under the Mountain

1981, Composer - Television

Landmarks - The Main Trunk Line

1981, Composer - Television

Danny Down Under

1980, Musical Associate - Television

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

1980, Theme Music - Television

Radio Times - Series One, Episode Two

1980, Musical Director - Television

Children of Fire Mountain - Tom (First Episode)

1979, Composer - Television

Ngaio Marsh Theatre

1978, Composer - Television

Ngaio Marsh Theatre - Died in the Wool

1978, Composer - Television

Gather Your Dreams - Episode Three

1978, Musical Director - Television

Gather Your Dreams

1978, Composer - Television

The Mackenzie Affair - Tancred (Final Episode)

1977, Composer - Television

The Mackenzie Affair

1977, Composer, Composer - Television

Hunter's Gold

1976, Composer - Television

Hunter's Gold - First Episode

1976, Composer - Television

Kaleidoscope

1976 - 1981, Theme Music - Television

A Going Concern

1975 - 1976, Composer - Television

On the Mat

1975 - 1983, Theme Music - Television

Sing Special - 12 November 1975

1975, Musical Director - Television

Sing

1974 - 1975, Composer, Musical Director - Television

C'mon

1969, Musical Director - Television