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It Wasn’t Me

It Wasn’t Me
TV play
Series The Wednesday Play
Date of composition February 1969
Opus number (No opus number)
Type of work Music for a film or documentary
Duration 11½ mins
Musical forces Two Piccolos/Two Flutes, Oboe, Bass Clarinet, Cello and Percussion
Commissioner BBC-tv
Writer James Hanley
Producer Irene Shubik
Director James Ferman
Recording session 13th February 1969
Session information Recorded at BBC Studio 2, Maida Vale by Harold Clarke (flute and piccolo), David Sandimans (flute and piccolo), Aubrey Johnson (oboe), Bernard Bree (bass clarinet), Denis Vigay (cello) and David Johnson (percussion), conducted by the composer
Publication status Manuscript
Archive location British Film Institute (BFI)
Archive contents Original bound music manuscript
Notes A sinister, but sad, black comedy about the age-old problem of old age


…a black comedy by James Hanley about the age-old problem of old age, had a most disquieting and glacial score played by a few wind instruments … Clearly, here was a composer who needed investigating.

Hilton Gough, BFFS Film magazine, no 25, April 1975