I love writing for Docs and Factual TV, and especially enjoy creating the perfect mood with music. I'm keen to listen, take the feeling you want to portray, and turn that into music which gives a whole new layer to your production. I write in many styles from organic, quirky, upbeat acoustic tracks to emotive orchestral pieces, regional scores and ambient, electronic soundscapes. 

Factual TV: I've created original music for Chateau DIY (Phase Music / Channel 4) A New Life In The Sun (Molecular Sound / Channel 4) and The Wonderful World of Puppies (Blakeway Productions / Zinc Media for Channel 5) 12 X 60min.  My production music tracks have been used on a huge range of shows worldwide from Panorama, Horizon and Watchdog to BBC's Mary Berry's Quick Cooking, ITV's Long Lost Family and C4's Kirstie's Homemade Christmas.

Documentaries: for documentary scores I love to record unusual instruments and create textures with built up layers, and I enjoy reflecting the emotion on screen.  You don't need to know musical terms to brief me, just tell me the feel, mood or pace you're looking for in each cue.  Recently I scored Gentleman Jack Changed My Life 1 X 60 for BBC One / iPlayer.

Documentary & Factual TV

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Contact Me to talk further about bespoke music for Documentaries and Factual TV.

Original Music for The Wonderful World of Puppies

Blakeway Productions / Zinc Media for Channel 5

12 X 60min Series 3

"Claire has a great feeling for popular television and an ability to produce the perfect light touch. On The Wonderful World Of Puppies, she created a library of distinctive tracks that became the signature of the series, each one cleverly capturing a different 'puppyish' mood. Claire was a delight to work with, turning round pieces/ versions/ stems very quickly and adapted a number of pieces to picture for extra drama. I would highly recommend her."

Paul Bradshaw - Series Producer

Factual TV Placements

A selection of my Library music placements including Lorraine, Love Your Garden, The Undateables, Family Cooking Showdown

Short Doc. "The inspirational cheerleading grandmothers of Arizona who refuse to act their age.” Dir. Claire Tailyour

Screened at Underwire, AFI Docs, WOFFF

The Tiger Files: Tiger Tank

History of The Tiger Tank, Dir. Nick Da Costa.

Feature Doc: Amazon

Original Score by Claire Batchelor

The Wonderful World of Puppies

Life, Death and Cheerleading

Doc & Factual Jukebox


Charting the fight for Equal Marriage in Northern Ireland

Dir. Gillian Callan, Erica Starling Productions

Original Score by Claire Batchelor

Screened at Galway Film Fleadh, GAZE Dublin and nominated for The Iris Prize


Feature Doc - Clip
Inspired by the original micropub craze in Kent, three entrepreneurial Londoners decide to open their very own micropub and revitalise their high streets through a love of real ale, conversation and community spirit.

The Final Reel (Trailer)

"The Final Reel" is a feature length documentary narrated by Sir John Hurt and takes an affectionate and entertaining look at our nations' obsession with cinema.

Original Score by Claire Batchelor, Alex Ball and Scott Hazell


"Claire is what every documentary-maker needs; positive, to deadline and able to translate vague thoughts, ideas and feelings into a musical score that adds an entire new layer to the final work." - Zia Trench, Director

"Claire did an incredible job for our documentary, 'The Silent Cancer'. With something that has been incredibly personal and important to us and all involved, it's been brilliant to have Claire produce music that instinctively fits the mood and themes of The Silent Cancer so perfectly. Her work helps to shape and pace our film, bringing great emotion and pathos to a difficult subject matter. Her professionalism and talent is simply fantastic, and we can't wait to work with Claire again soon!" - Alastair Clayton & Stuart Laws, Director/Producer, The Silent Cancer

"Claire can take a Brief. In my book, there is no higher praise. At very short notice, we asked her to produce key themes for a 70-minute documentary we were producing. The pieces were exactly right, capturing the mood we needed perfectly. Wish we'd left more space for the music!" - Nick da Costa, Writer & Director