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RON GRAINER, composer of much music for television, died last weekend of cancer, from which he had been suffering for the past two years. He was 59.

Born in Queensland, Australia, Mr Grainer came to this country in the hope of working as a pianist and eventually a composer of classical music. After a spell of doing a variety of sobs, including work in a variety act, he found employment at the BBC as an accompanist for television rehearsals. He started to compose music for television plays and eventually wrote the music for the Maigret series.

He won the Ivor Novello award for this and for his music for Steptoe And Son and Not So Much A Programme More A Way Of Life, both for the BBC. His other television credits include the signature tune for Dr Who, Comedy Playhouse, That Was The Week That Was and Panorama for the BBC, and, for ITV, Anglia's Tales Of The Unexpected, Thames's Shelley and ATV's Flickers.

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