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Ian Levine

Biography

Alongside Fiachra Trench, his songwriting partner, Ian Levine helped develop the Hi-NRG dance sound thanks to hits such as for example “High Energy” by Evelyn Thomas, “So A LOT OF MEN, So SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME” by Miquel Dark brown, and “(I CANNOT Believe It) From the Wonder” by Moonstone. Levine, given birth to in Blackpool, worked well as a maker and songwriter as soon as the ’60s (he also published “Dark Pearl” by Checkmates Ltd.). From the 1970s, he started recruiting American spirit performers like Evelyn Thomas and Hazell Dean to surprise Britain’s graphs (and sometimes, America’s).

Quick Facts


Full Name Ian Levine
Profession Disc jockey, Film director, Film producer, Lyricist, Film Score Composer
Education Arnold School
Nationality English
Albums Downtime
Movies Downtime, K-9 and Company


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#Fact
1 Levine has been an enthusiast for television since he was young and in the 1970s he owned one of the early domestic video recorders, a Philips N1500. He used this to make numerous recordings from television, some of which are now rarities. Some of his rare recordings have been used for Doctor Who (1963) DVD releases, such as the appearance of Tom Baker and Elisabeth Sladen on Multi-Coloured Swap Shop (1976) in 1976, an episode which the BBC did not keep a copy of, and the restoration of the original cliff-hanger to Doctor Who: The Deadly Assassin: Part Three (1976), which was edited from the BBC's original master tape after a complaint from Mary Whitehouse.
2 He is a big fan of the television series Doctor Who (1963) and has collected numerous rarities and items of memorabilia connected to the series. He was also used by producer John Nathan-Turner in the 1980s as an advisor on continuity for the series.
3 He is often credited as an influential figure in bringing to an end the BBC's policy in the 1970s of wiping episodes of Doctor Who (1963) and other popular series. In 1978 he discovered Doctor Who: The Dead Planet (1963) at BBC Enterprises, where it was marked for destruction. By this time, the BBC had already purged hundreds of episodes of Doctor Who (1963), but the BBC ended the policy the same year and established a new archiving policy which preserved all episodes the BBC had left and enabled future repeat showings, as well as commercial releases on video cassette and DVD.
4 The characterization of the Abzorbaloff monster played by Peter Kay in Doctor Who: Love & Monsters (2006) was based on Levine and reflects his role in fandom.


Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ian Levine: Shada 2013 Video producer - animation segment
Ian Levine: Downtime Redux 2013 Video producer
Ian Levine: Mission to the Unknown 2010 Video short executive producer
Genesis of a Classic 2006 Video documentary producer
Inside the Spaceship: The Story of the TARDIS 2006 Video documentary short producer
Over the Edge: The Story of the Edge of Destruction 2006 Video documentary short producer
Downtime 1995 Video associate producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ian Levine: Shada 2013 Video
Doctor Who: Planet of Giants 2012 Video short
Genesis of a Classic 2006 Video documentary
Inside the Spaceship: The Story of the TARDIS 2006 Video documentary short
Over the Edge: The Story of the Edge of Destruction 2006 Video documentary short

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Edge of Seventeen 1998 writer: "High Energy", "So Many Men, So Little Time"
Kiss Me, Guido 1997 writer: "So Many Men, So Little Time"
Top of the Pops 1984-1996 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
EastEnders 1985 TV Series writer - 1 episode

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ian Levine: Shada 2013 Video additional contribution
Ian Levine: Downtime Redux 2013 Video additional material
Doctor Who 1985 TV Series story - 1 episode

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Discomania 2004 TV Movie documentary
Downtime 1995 Video

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Native Hue of Resolution 2013 Documentary archive
Doctor Who 1983 TV Series program consultant - 1 episode

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
K-9 and Company: A Girl's Best Friend 1981 TV Movie composer: title music

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Native Hue of Resolution 2013 Documentary thanks
Into the Unknown: The Making of 'Underworld' 2010 Video documentary short with thanks
Anti-Matter from Amsterdam 2007 Video documentary short thanks
A New Body at Last 2007 Video documentary thanks
Standing in the Shadows of Motown 2002 Documentary special thanks
Resistance Is Useless 1992 TV Movie documentary thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Northern Soul: Living for the Weekend 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself - Northern Soul DJ
The Native Hue of Resolution 2013 Documentary Himself - Doctor Who Fan & Record Producer
Keep on Burning: The Story of Northern Soul 2012 Documentary Himself
Rediscovering 'The Urge to Live' 2012 Video documentary short Himself
The Joy of Disco 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself
The End of the Line? 2011 Video documentary short Himself: Viewer 1963-Present
The Cold War 2009 Video documentary short Himself - Continuity Advisor
Trials and Tribulations 2008 Video documentary Himself
Celebration 2008 Video documentary Himself
The Depths 2008 Video documentary short Himself
Soul Britannia 2007 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Putting the Shock Into 'Earthshock' 2003 Video documentary short Himself
Doctor Who: The Missing Years 1998 Video documentary Himself
Missing in Action 1993 TV Short documentary Himself
Doctor Who: 30 Years in the Tardis 1993 TV Movie documentary Himself
Entertainment Express 1993 TV Series documentary Himself
Did You See..? 1987 TV Series documentary Himself

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#Quote
1 Acts like Lady Gaga leave me cold because they cynically target a gay audience just as an extra selling point and the music is soulless to me.
2 [on the gay scene] I've never seen such a beautiful scene decimated. It was heart-breaking.
3 Doctor Who (1963) had eight producers up until 1979. There were always fresh ideas coming in. But in 1980, Nathan-Turner took over and kept going right until the bitter end in 1989. I just hate everything he did to Doctor Who (1963). He's a light entertainment producer and he was inspired by Morecambe (Eric Morecambe) and Wise (Ernie Wise), so he kept putting in guest-stars - Joan Sims, Nicholas Parsons, Beryl Reid... Hale (Gareth Hale) and Pace (Norman Pace)! That really was the final straw. John Nathan-Turner is the man who single-handedly killed Doctor Who (1963).


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