Film music contributor
1920 – 2009
Who was Albert Elms?
Elms was born in Newington, Kent, England, and died in Southampton. Albert Elms joined the Royal Marine Band Service at Deal in 1934. He took part in the Vaagso raid in 1940 and served on the Malta Convoys in 1941-42.
His break into television came with the launch of commercial television in Britain during 1955. He made a contribution to ITV's The Adventures of Robin Hood with Richard Greene in the lead, writing the musical scores for at least two series. He also wrote the scores for The Buccaneers, starring Robert Shaw, The Adventures of Sir Lancelot, starring William Russell, and Ivanhoe with Roger Moore. However, Elms is best known for providing incidental music for later ITC series such as Man in a Suitcase, The Champions and for 14 of the 17 episodes of The Prisoner starring Patrick McGoohan.