Sam Watts

Composer for Film and Television

Sam Watts

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Sam has composed for all types of media and loves nothing more than working with clients to get to the heart of what their projects need. Whether it’s finding the sound of a television series or setting the mood for a theme park experience, Sam is always ready for a new challenge – and your project could be next!

Sam has been in the industry for 20 years and has written over 60 hours of music across more than 40 projects for dozens of clients including BBC, HBO, PBS, and NBC Universal for award-winning shows like The Traitors, Planet Earth, and The Sarah Jane Adventures.

Sam’s latest projects

Doctor Who: Tales of the tardis

Sam is thrilled to have scored the six-part mini-series Tales of the TARDIS as part of the 60th Anniversary celebrations of Doctor Who

It is the first release of new material from the return of Russell T. Davies as showrunner and production company Bad Wolf

iPlayer has exclusively launched of the Whoniverse, a collection of 800+ episodes of Doctor Who and it’s spin-offs (including The Sarah Jane Adventures). As part of this, six classic episodes of Doctor Who have been specially recut and bookended with brand new scenes featuring past Doctors and companions to create Tales of the TARDIS.

Tales of the TARDIS is currently only available in the UK

The traitors

The Traitors has returned for a second season. With the UK and US versions having specially commissioned new music from Sam.

The UK version is showing on BBC1 and iPlayer. 

The US version begins on Peacock on January 12th, 2024.

Sam’s music for the show can also be heard on The Traitors: Uncloaked on iPlayer and BBC Sounds, as well as on multiple global versions of the show.


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Chaos Theory album cover. A painting of an orange cat and a black cat playing chess.

Chaos Theory

Sam’s new album is released on Friday, January 19th.

Chaos Theory is a return to Sam’s minimalist roots. With this album, he explores how the same action can crate a different result by using a one musical idea as the catalyst for each track.

You can stream Chaos Theory on your favourite service.

Album cover for The Traitors soundtrack album featuring Claudia Winkleman, a dark haired woman with a big fringe looking mysterious as she stands in front of a castle and two hooded figures.

The Traitors wins multiple awards

Sam and The Traitors team are honored to accept a National Television Award for Reality Competition. The win adds to the show’s track record of success; the production team was previously honored with the BAFTA for Reality and Constructed Factual television, the RTS Award for Entertainment, a National Television Award for Reality Television, the Edinburgh TV Award for Best Entertainment Series, and host Claudia Winkleman was presented with BAFTA and RTS awards for her performance. Claudia and the show have also been nominated for TV Times Awards and a TV Choice Award.

Meanwhile, the US version has been nominated for the Critics’ Choice Real TV Award for Best Competition Series and Best Game Show, Best Streaming Reality or Competition Series at the Hollywood Critics Association TV Awards, and won an Emmy for Outstanding Casting for a Reality Program.

Sam's Representation

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