Didier Recloux, our wonderful composer, worked meticulously to compose music that captures the spirit and authenticity of each programme.”

Zeinab Badawi

Short Biography



Didier Recloux is a London-based composer for film and TV. He composed the music for the 2017 ground-breaking History of Africa series with Zeinab Badawi for Kush Communications.

Didier grew up in Belgium and was introduced to music at a very young age by his Polish grandmother who came from a very musical family.

His first score was for the documentary Featherweight, directed by Christophe Hermanns. He then collaborated twice with award-winning director Lou Hamilton on Desire of the Pitbull Warrior and Angie, and later with Keith Mackin and John Reck on Cops and Robbers.  

Didier has written music for several commercial websites including a track for a video about another of his passions, motorbikes, for the Financial Times Wealth section.  

His first television break came with the documentary The Lost Child, written and presented by Zeinab Badawi (World News Today & HARDtalk), produced and broadcast by BBC World.  

More projects followed with Zeinab and her production company Kush Communications, about Ahfad University for Women and a documentary on Senegal.  

In 2016, he collaborated with John R Inglis and wrote music for the Panorama of The Thames conservation project.  

Didier Recloux lives in London with his artist wife Apostolia.