Who composed the music in the BBC's 'World On Fire'?

The BBC's new sunday night drama is setting hearts ablaze, but who composed the music for World On Fire?

Published: October 8, 2019 at 8:07 am

You can always count on the BBC to provide something to feast your eyes on of a Sunday night and this Autumn is no exception.


World on Fire is already setting hearts ablaze, with its vivid tale of interwoven lives falling apart as Europe buckles under the weight of War.

The music for the series is by the award-winning British composer Dan Jones, who has been writing music for film and television for over 20 years.

With two Ivor Novello Awards and a BAFTA to his name, it’s no wonder he has become something of a go-to for primetime drama producers.

In recent years Jones deftly crafted scores for the likes of The Miniaturist, SS-GB, The Hollow Crown, Any Human Heart and Man in an Orange Shirt on the small screen.

On the big screen Jones recently looked after the music for the adaptation of On Chesil Beach and Louis Theroux’s My Scientology Movie.

Studies at Oxford University preceded a spell in Rome and at Banff’s Centre for the Arts. Very much at home with an orchestra, Jones is also a talented sound designer.


'Let Me Come With You (Nella's Theme)' from Dan Jones's score for The Miniaturist


Michael BeekReviews Editor, BBC Music Magazine

Michael is the Reviews Editor of BBC Music Magazine. He was previously a freelance film music journalist and spent 15 years at St George's Bristol. Michael specialises in film and television music and was the Editor of MusicfromtheMovies.com. He has written for the BBC Proms, BBC Concert Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Albert Hall, Hollywood in Vienna and Silva Screen Records.

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