Film & Television Director
2014-2015 • Holby City BBC Drama/BBC One
2013 • Waterloo Road Shed Productions/BBC One
2000-2014 • EastEnders (30+ Episodes) BBC Drama/BBC One
2012 • The Preston Passion BBC Drama North/BBC One
Three modern miracle plays, all set in Preston – in 1842, 1916 and 2012 – and starring Samantha Bond, Ronald Pickup, Tom Ellis and Paul Barber among others, to be broadcast on Good Friday.
2010-2011 • 32 Brinkburn Street BBC Drama/BBC One
New drama set in 1931 and 2011 charting the lives of one family living in the same house in the two periods. A new drama benchmark for BBC Daytime, I directed the whole 5 part series.
2010 • Land Girls - Series 2 BBC Drama/BBC One
Series 2 of the period drama following the lives and loves of the ‘Land Girls’ doing their bit for the war.
2009 • Land Girls - Series 1 BBC Drama/BBC One
The 1st series of this popular drama has now picked up numerous awards since first airing in 2009.
2006-2012 • Doctors BBC Drama/BBC One
2003-2008 • Coronation Street Granada TV/ITV 1
2002-2006 • Emmerdale Yorkshire TV/ITV 1
Feature Film & Short Film Drama
2012 • The Devil Went Down To Islington
My 1st feature film, ‘The Devil…’ is comedy/horror take on the Faustian legend starring James Lance, Michael Smiley & Mark Benton. Due for release in 2016.
1999 • Bowled Over BPCAD/Fuji Scholarship
The comic tale of a local pensioner who believes that true love isn’t just for the young. Mishap & misadventure follow his search for a mate.
1999 • Laugh Till You Drop BPCAD
Satirical comedy following Charlie’s first days at England’s leading joke-writing company as he begins to suspect there’s something sinister behind the comedy breasts and revolving bow ties.
1998 • Searching For Quentin BPCAD
Suburban husband by day, torch song queen by night, Lola heads to New York in search of Quentin Crisp. And himself.
1999 • The Observer–Days Like These BPCAD/Kodak
1999’s entry for the Kodak Commercial Competition - This portrait of a Sunday in the life of an ‘Observer’ family picked up Best Overall and Best in Brief prizes.
1993 • Marvel Milk – Marvel-ous
Test commercial for Marvel Milk devised and directed by myself, shot on 16mm.
2012 RTS North West
• The Preston Passion Winner – Best Live Program
2012 Broadcast Awards
• 32 Brinkburn Street Nominated – Best Daytime Program
2010 RTS Midlands
• Land Girls (Series 1) Winner – Best Drama
2010 Broadcast Awards
• Land Girls (Series 1) Winner – Best Daytime Program
2009 British Soap Awards
• Doctors – The Homecoming Nominated - Most Spectacular Scene
1999 Kodak Commercial Awards
• The Observer – Days Like These Winner – Best Overall, Best in Brief
1999 Fujifilm Scholarship Awards
• Bowled Over Nominated
Other Relevant Experience
2012 Directing Actors
• Short Course with Udayan Prasad
2000 BBC Training & Development
• ‘EastEnders’ Multi-Camera Director’s Course
1997 - 99 Bournemouth Filmschool
• HND Film & Television
1990 Goldsmith’s College
• Introduction to Film & TV Production
1988-1990 University of Manchester
1984-1988 Westminster School