Al Lethbridge has been nominated for a Royal Television Society West of England Award, for his imaginative music for Empire Of The Desert Ants recently shown on BBC2.

In the programme, Natural World visits the Arizona desert, where a new honey ant queen wages an intense battle for survival as she attempts to build and defend her empire. Eliminating rivals with ruthless efficiency, sacrificing thousands in her quest for domination, murder, cannibalism, genocide – she will do anything to keep her crown.

It’s a fascinating introduction to the world of Ants and Al’s score adds a unique and exciting dimension to the documentary.

The other nominees for the Best Music award are Garry Hughes for Marathon Boy and George Fenton for Frozen Planet. We wish Al the very best at the awards ceremony which takes place on Thursday the 16th of February.


You can hear Al's music and explore the Natural World video archive here.