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SILED1682 The Chelsea Detective

The Chelsea Detective
The Chelsea Detective
Ian Arber

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Ian Arber’s electro-acoustic soundtrack to Acorn TV’s original drama ‘The Chelsea Detective’ starring Adrian Scarborough (Gosford Park, Gavin & Stacey, Killing Eve) as DI Max Arnold and Sonita Henry (Luther, Krypton) as DI Priya Shamsie.

The Chelsea Detective journeys through a diverse cross-section of Chelsea London life, spanning the mansions of the super-rich to the council flats of the World’s End Estate, and the rarefied corridors of a prestigious international school to the leafy melancholy of Brompton Cemetery and the bustle of the King’s Road. The series is written by Glen Laker (Vera, Prime Suspect), Peter Fincham and Liz Lake (Riviera, Call the Midwife).

Ian Arber

Ian Arber’s nuanced soundtrack spotlights the timeless piano and cello theme against the pulsating strings and electronics. The gorgeous modal motif keeps recurring, in different variations, with the sound expanding and contracting. Navigating nostalgia and pensiveness, Arber creates a sense of covert anxiety against a backdrop of beauty, bolstering the dark undertones of the Chelsea story lines.

Ian Arber is a classically trained film and television composer, proficient in cello, piano, bass, electric and acoustic guitar, and music production. He is known for his work on Netflix original’s The One (2021) and Medici (2018), BBC One thriller The Capture (2019), The BBC Proms Theme (2019-), My Name Is Lenny (2017) starring John Hurt, award-winning documentaries After The Screaming Stops and I Am Bolt (2016), and Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015).

Also available on Silva Screen Records is Ian Arber’s soundtrack for BBC One thriller The Capture.


1. The Chelsea Detective
2. Episode 1: The Wages of Sin
3. Cause of Death
4. Lost in a Book
5. The Graveyard
6. Episode 2: Mrs & Mrs Romano
7. The Lake
8. Stakeout
9. The Houseboat
10. The Body
11. The Recipe Book
12. Dredge The Lake
13. Episode 3: The Gentle Giant
14. Police Investigation
15. The Chelsea Pensioners
16. The Dealer
17. Chelsea Headhunters
18. Rendezvous
19. Marac Ata
20. Hooliganism
21. Episode 4: A Chelsea Education
22. The School
23. The Graffiti Artist
24. The Murder Weapon
25. A New Lease
26. The Chelsea Detective: End Credits


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