love-ninaRuth Barrett is composing the score for the upcoming BBC mini-series Love, Nina. The comedy is directed by SJ Clarkson and stars Faye Marsay, Helena Bonham Carter, Jason Watkins, Joshua McGuire and Ethan Rouse. The 5-parter is based on Nina Stibbe’s book of the same title and tells the story of an ordinary life of a nanny from the country trying to find her feet in London in the 1980s. Nick Hornby (Brooklyn, High FidelityAbout a Boy) has adapted the material for the small screen. He is also executive producing the See-Saw Films production with Clarkson, Stibbe, Iain Canning & Emile Sherman (The King’s SpeechShameMr. Holmes) and Lucy Richer (River).  Barrett has previously collaborated with Clarkson on the 2010 TV movie ToastLove, Nina will premiere later this year on BBC in the UK. The premiere episode will also screen at the Berlin Film Festival this month.

Barrett whose previous scoring credits include the feature Harry Brown and TV shows including Critical and Hunted also has the British crime thriller City of Tiny Lights. The film is directed by Pete Travis (Vantage PointDreddEndgame) and stars Riz Ahmed, Billie Piper, Cush Jumbo, James Floyd and Roshan Seth. The movie is set in London and follows a man who finds himself drawn into a dangerous world of religious fanaticism and political intrigue after discovering the body of a Pakistani businessman. Patrick Neate has written the screenplay based on his own novel. Ado Yoshizaki-Cassuto (Last Passenger) and Rebecca O’Brien (The Wind That Shakes the BarleySweet Sixteen) are producing the project. The thriller is expected to premiere later this year.