RESL 128 The Cleopatras

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Catalogue numberRESL 128
Sleeve picturePicture of RESL 128 The Cleopatras by artist Nick Bicat from the BBC records and Tapes library
TitleThe Cleopatras
ArtistNick Bicat
Cover conditionVery Good Plus
Record conditionGood
BBC records label codeE
BBC Records label
Item deleted?Yes
LabelBBC Records
BBC%20Records label
Distributed / printed byPRT RECORDS (Sales) LTD
Media typePrimary
Media genreDramas - Period View all other tracks listed as Dramas - Period.
Run-off codes / Shop bar codesRESL 128 A-1 DAMONT
RESL 128 - B2
Lacquer cut at and byDamont. Information provided by Discogs website.
My rating2
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Side & trackTrack and ArtistLength
A1The Cleopatras [Nick Bicat]2.34
B1Electric in the city [Nick Bicat]2.34
Total length of media 5:08.


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This is a spooky song, I guess as many may think the Adfrican state having lots of secrets still to be found. I am not sure the music quite reminds me of when I visited!
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Arranged by

Nick Bicat

Produced by

Nick Bicat

The Cleopatras

Philip Mackie's highly original and entertaining scrips follow careers of the line of Cleopatras who dominated the latter part of the Ptolemy Dynasty (C. 145 - 33 B.C.) culminating in the last and most notorious of them all, Cleopatra VII - mistress to both Julius Caesar and Mark Anthony.

Her story has passed into legend. Her lesser known ancestors were also in their own way just as remarkable women - all relentlessly determined to retain power in the face of growing strength of the Roman Empire.

The series is written by Philip Mackie, directed by John Frankau and produced by Guy Slater.

Nick Bocat
Nick Bocat's compositions include the themes from the following productions: 'Love Story' (BBC), 'The Irish RM' (Channel 4), 'Nobody's Hero' (Thames), 'Oliver Twist / Scarlet Pimpernel' (CBS - USA).

In 1977 he received an Ivor Novello Award for Best British Musical 'Teech 'n' Smiles'.

In his highly original composition for The Cleopatras he has used a wide selection of instruments ranging from the conventional rhythm section of guitar, piano, bass and drums to the exotic sounds of Turkish Bagpipes, Chinese Membrane Flute, Piccolo Trumpet, Bouzouki and Synthizer.

Arranged and

Produced by

Nick Bicar.

Other versions

I have the title track on these releases:
[albums]BBC 3006-iAUS50 BBC TV themes (Australian import)
[albums]REH 46420 BBC drama themes

Further information

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