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Ed Welch (born October 22 1947) is an Englishmarker television composer. His projects include the music for Blockbusters, Knightmare, One Foot in the Grave, That's My Dog, Catchphrase and The Hoobs. He could be compared to the Americanmarker television composer, Edd Kalehoff.

In 1971 he recorded an album, Clowns, including songs he had co-written with Tom Paxton, and session musicians including Mike de Albuquerque and Cozy Powell.

In 1978 and 1979, he appeared in the Spike Milligan BBC series Q8 and Q9, performing his own songs (including the Carpet Is Always Greener Under Someone Else's Bed and Love To Make Music By) and songs co-written with Milligan, including I've Got This Photograph Of You and Silly Old Baboon. This unlikely duo released an album in 1979 on the United Artists label, Spike Milligan and Ed Welch Sing Songs From Q8. Also in 1978, he composed the score for the remake of The Thirty-Nine Steps, including an extended piano piece entitled The Thirty Nine Steps Concerto (a nod to Richard Addinsell's Warsaw Concerto). Welch recorded the piece with Christopher Headington as soloist.

In 1982 he composed the TSW Television South West (TSW) idents and the local news programme , and for the Gus Honeybun character on TSW and in 1987 Welch composed music for Television South (TVS). Welch adapted fairy tales and wrote the scripts for the children's cartoon series, Wolves, Witches and Giants, which ran from 1995 to 1999. He is credited for the music in the 2001 cartoon series, Binka, and in 2004, he composed a piece of music for Liberal Democrat, Mike Treleaven. He writes the songs for the new format of Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends, including Engine Roll Call, which is based on the catchy theme tune created by Robert Hartshorne.

Welch is credited as a co-writer of the 1995 Icelandicmarker entry to the Eurovision Song Contest (with Björgvin Halldórsson).

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