Half Moon Investigations is a children’s crime/comedy drama television series created by the BBC and based upon the novel of the same name by the author Eoin Colfer. It concerns a schoolboy, Fletcher Moon, who spends much of his spare time solving petty crimes around his school, St Jerome’s. The series was filmed in and around a disused secondary school, located in Bellshill, North Lanarkshire.
Composed by Iain Cook of CHVRCHES with arrangements and performances by Iain and David Simpson, Half Moon Investigations ran for 13 x 30 minute episodes on BBC 1 in 2009 and has been repeated several times on CBBC.
The score for the series was inspired by crime thrillers and dramas, taking in ’60s and ’70s cop shows right through to the more modern tech sounds of programmes like CSI. Throughout the series, the music echoed the fun pastiches of the storylines without patronising its young teenage audience.