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The Insects are Tim Norfolk & Bob Locke. Based in Bristol UK,they established themselves in the early 90′s as film composers writing music for wildlife documentaries produced the BBC Natural History Unit. They won an EMMY award for the score to Arctic Kingdom: Life at the Edge
A growing reputation led to commissions for numerous TV dramas – from crime thrillers to romantic comedy to Sci Fi – and including all 6 series of the psychological thriller TV series Wire in the Blood

The Insects also wrote and produced soundtracks for a number of feature films – whose casts includes such acting luminaries as Phillip Seymour Hoffman, John Hurt, Mark Ruffalo, Franka Potente,Ian McShane,Trevor Eve,Robson Green,Ray Winstone,Anna Maxwell Martin,Matthew Rhys,Jenna Coleman and Matthew Goode.

As producers and songwriters they were an integral part of the 90′s ‘Bristol’ sound, contributing tracks for Massive Attack and Goldfrapp. They produced the critically acclaimed Alison Moyet album Hometime, and wrote and produced as members of The Flies,whose album All Too Human was described as ‘…the Velvets on a David Lynch set..”

The latest score from The Insects was for for the 3 part series Death Comes to Pemberley (Origin Pictures) which aired on BBC One Boxing day 2013



  • The Living and the Dead

    The Living and the Dead (2016)
    Drama by BBC Composer

  • Death Comes to Pemberley

    Death Comes to Pemberley (2013)
    Television Composer

  • Wire in The Blood

    Wire in The Blood (2009)
    Television Composer

  • Creep

    Film Composer


  • Emmy Award Winner

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