12 March 2015

RTS Awards winner


Africa's Giant Killers (BBC Natural World), first broadcast April 2014, has won Best Natural History Programme at the Royal Television Awards (RTS) West of England 2014/15. AGK was filmed and Directed by Brad Bestelink, Natural History Film Unit Botswana, with a score by William Goodchild.

The judges said, "the winning film engaged the viewer on a compelling emotional level, has stunning and outstanding footage that was beautifully edited - beautiful and brutal in equal measure."

The RTS WOE Ceremony was held at Bristol Old Vic on Sunday March 8th 2015 and hosted by Steve Backshall.

For details about the film including a full credit list, please see HERE.

To hear samples from the score, please see HERE.

19 February 2015

Africa's Fishing Leopards (BBC Natural World)


William Goodchild's latest score for BBC Natural World, co-written with Dan Brown and featuring the vocals of Senegalese singer, Batch Gueye. Africa's Fishing Leopards, narrated by Sir David Attenborough, goes out for the first time on BBC2 at 8 pm on Tuesday 24th February. It is Pick of the Day, Radio Times.

BBC Natural World starts its new series for 2015/ 16 with a stunning film about a leopard mother and her two cubs. The family must survive in the wilds of Botswana alongside less than friendly neighbours: lions, wild dogs and hyenas. The competition for food is tough, and if they are going to make it they must learn a new skill: the ability to fish.

Produced and Directed by Brad Bestelink and Steve Gooder, Edited by Rupert Troskie and Filmed by Brad Bestelink and Richard Uren.

Watch a clip HERE.

Post-recording session selfie with composer William Goodchild, Senegalese singer Batch Gueye and composer Dan Brown:


28 January 2015

Concert March 2015


Bristol Metropolitan Orchestra
William Goodchild conductor
Natalia Lomeiko violin

Borodin Polovtsian Dances
Prokofiev Violin Concerto in D
Borodin In The Steppes Of Central Asia
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 in F minor

Renowned Russian violinist Natalia Lomeiko joins Bristol Metropolitan Orchestra and conductor William Goodchild to perform Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1, composed in 1917, the year of the Russian Revolution. Alongside the concerto are two works by Borodin: his Polovtsian Dances, and In The Steppes of Central Asia, a highly evocative piece which depicts the journey of a caravan across a vast deserted grassland. Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4, a dark and tumultuous though ultimately optimistic work, completes this all-Russian programme.

soloist Natalia Lomeiko
For full details concert and to book tickets online, please click HERE

5 December 2014

Castles: Britain's Fortified History (BBC)


William Goodchild has scored the Titles and Credits for this new three-part BBC series. Historian Sam Willis traces the story of Britain's castles and their unique role in our history, art and literature.

For more information about the series including a selection of clips, please click HERE.

18 November 2014

Leopard - Ultimate Survivor (BBC/ Nat Geo Wild)


William Goodchild's latest score for BBC Natural World and Nat Geo Wild is Leopard - Ultimate Survivor. The programme is showing first in the States on Nat Geo Wild on 29 November 2014.

Leopard - Ultimate Survivor is the extraordinary story of a mother and her two cubs, the footage is stunning and the story compelling.

Produced and Directed by Brad Bestelink and Steve Gooder for Icon Films, Edited by Rupert Troskie and Filmed by Brad Bestelink and Richard Uren.

William co-wrote and produced the score with Dan Brown and it features Senegalese singer Batch Gueye.

20 October 2014

What's The Score? Panel Discussion


"Sound is fifty per cent of the motion picture experience." George Lucas

At this informal session What's The Score? the panel will take a look at the importance of good sound and the difference it can make. Find out what can be done simply and effectively to get the most impact from the audio on a film and create a more immersive experience for the audience.

The panel discussion will feature a variety of audio and visual clips from feature films to recent wildlife BBC and National Geographic International wildlife productions.

Chair Karen Bass, National Geographic
Composer William Goodchild, Freelance
Producer/ Director David Johnson, Ram Raider Films
Editor Andy Nettley, Freelance
Re-recording Mixer Andrew Wilson, Red Six Ltd

Tuesday, 21st October 2014, 14:30 - 16:00 in the Arnolfini Dark Studio
Part of Wildscreen Festival
For more details of this event, please click HERE.

17 October 2014

Leopards: 21st Century Cats


Leopards: 21st Century Cats (BBC Natural World) has been nominated for three Awards at Wildscreen Festival 2014:
The film was scored by William Goodchild. To listen to some samples of the music, please click HERE.