Director Mira Nair has revealed on Twitter that Alex Heffes (The Last King of Scotland, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Roots11.22.63, Touching the Void) and Anoushka Shankar are currently scoring the upcoming BBC series A Suitable Boy. The show is developed by Andrew Davies (Bridget Jones’ Diary, War & Peace, Les Misérables) based on Vikram Seth’s classic novel of the same title and stars Tabu, Tanya Maniktala and Ishaan Khatter. The 6-parter is directed by Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding, Vanity Fair, The Namesake) tells the story of a spirited university student who is coming of age in North India in 1951 at the same time as the country is carving out its own identity as an independent nation. Davies, Nair and Seth are also executive producing the Lookout Point production with Faith Penhale (Press), Laura Lankester (Gentleman Jack), Will Johnston, Lydia Dean Pilcher (The Darjeeling Limited), Aradhana Seth and Mona Qureshi (Call the Midwife, The Little Drummer Girl). Heffes has previously collaborated with Nair on her last feature Queen of Katwe. A Suitable Boy is expected to premiere in the UK later this year on BBC One.

As previously reported, Heffes also has recently scored Scott Wiper’s drama The Big Ugly. which is set to be released in the U.S. on July 31, 2020 by Vertical Entertainment. The composer’s other recent projects include the drama The 24th co-written and directed by Kevin Wilmott and starring Trai Byers, Bashir Salahuddin, Aja Naomi King, Mo McRae, Tosin Morohunfola, Mykelti Williamson and Thomas Haden Church. The movie, which tells the true story of the all-black Twenty-Fourth United States Infantry Regiment, and the Houston Riot of 1917, is expected to premiere later this year. He also composed the music for Oliver Murray’s upcoming documentary Ronnie’s about the jazz club of the same name that is situated in the heart of London’s Soho district.

  1. Kevin McGrath says:

    Is It possible to obtain recordings of the soundtrack from “A Suitable Boy”? Especially
    the singing.

    • Olive Bennewith says:

      Has anyone had a response re the music included in the BBC series A Suitable Boy? I also want to be able to buy the soundtrack (absolutely beautiful).

  2. Karima Brooke says:

    What are the names of the Urdu songs in A Suitable Boy? I am a great lover of Urdu poetry and would like to look them up! Please help

  3. Lynne Levey says:

    Are there any plans to release the music soundtrack of this magical TV series please? The singing was out of this world.

  4. Jon Codd says:

    BBC or whoever, PLEASE release the brilliant soundtrack ASAP.
    I need to hear it again, and again…

  5. Julia Mary Gavin says:

    please, please release the soundtrack …the singing is mesmerising!!!

  6. Sue Bennett says:

    I would love to buy the soundtrack from A Suitable Boy. The music and songs were just lovely.