Who Pays The Ferryman, composed by Yannis Markopoulos, is a very known instrumental Greek song, the main theme of the homonym TV series written by Michael J Bird.
Who pays the Ferryman was a production of BBC, referring to an ex soldier who returns to Crete and resumes with his boat-building business, after fighting on the side of the resistance in the Second World War. Of course his past is there to haunt him and make his life harder.
The TV series Who pays the Ferryman was shot in Elounda, Crete. The theme “Who pays the Ferryman” composed by Yannis Markopoulos became an instant hit in the UK and is still considered among the best themes ever composed for a TV series.
The soundtrack of the series, as well as the book published later are still popular both in the UK and Crete. The music stands out due to its lyricism, its melody and of course because it breathes the Greek aura.
Yannis (or Giannis) Markopoulos is one of the most known, beloved and accomplished Greek composers, with a memorable wealth of songs and music themes in his portfolio.