After writing many hits for the likes of Tom Jones; Engelbert Humperdinck; Petula Clark and The Dave Clark 5, amongst many others at this time, Les was approached by a couple of film companies who were interested in his writing music for films. In this regard, Les was offered two or three films and he chose “The Girl on a Motorcycle”, featuring Marianne Faithfull and Alain Delon, which appealed to him greatly on his first viewing. Les completed the score and the film became a huge hit. A few months after completing “Girl on a Motorcycle”, Les and Barry Mason were asked to provide the music and songs for a new film called “Les Bicyclettes De Belsize”. Again, the film was very successful and brought forth two hits from the score, namely, “Les Bicyclettes De Belsize” recorded by Engelbert, and “Julie”, recorded by many artists, including the late, great Frank Sinatra.

Later in 1968 – Chapter One Records was started by Les. The label (distributed by Decca Records) became very successful, with such artists as Gerry Monroe; Episode 6 (later to become Deep Purple); Russ Conway and The Les Reed Orchestra, plus many others.