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After graduating in History and Psychology from Nottingham University Dick started working for BBC Radio and Television, writing arrangements and compositions for all the BBC Radio Orchestras, and working as arranger on a wide selection of classic light entertainment TV shows: The Two Ronnies, Morecombe & Wise, Seaside Special, Tommy Cooper, The Generation Game, Marti Caine, and many others, as well as composing for drama productions for BBC TV, Scottish TV and Granada.
He has composed the music for many TV commercials: the long-running Yellow Pages campaign, (starting with the classic J R Hartley film), award winners for British Airways, Tabasco, Heineken and Benson & Hedges, as well as director Adrian Lynne’s two-and-a-half minute film for the launch of Ford Capri.