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SEXTERS  C5 (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER) July 2013

A real first as the NFTS Television Department is commissioned and fully funded to make a one hour entertainment documentary with TV department graduates and current students.

WORLD CINEMA AWARDS   BBC4  

Hosted by Jonathan Ross from the BFI Southbank 

STYLE ON TRIAL BBC4

A seven part studio series hosted by Stuart Maconie and Lauren Laverne.

 

LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT 

 

CHILDREN IN NEED - POP CONCERT BBC (NI)

Live five hour multi-camera pop concert featuring Boyzone & the Script

POP ON TRIAL BBC4

Studio show presented by Stuart Maconie. 

CODEX CHANNEL 4

History adventure game show hosted by Tony Robinson and shot in the British Museum.

TWISTED CHANNEL 4 (Pilot)

A Crystal Maze meets Saw type horror adventure game show.

WORLD CINEMA AWARDS 2006 BBC4

Presented by Jonathan Ross this was a live ceremony from the National Film Theatre in London.

CODEX CHANNEL 4 (Pilot)

History adventure game show hosted by Tony Robinson shot in the British Museum.

LIVE 8: EDINBURGH BBC1, BBC2 & BBC3

I was the supervising transmission director on this 25 camera, 5 hour transmission Live from Murrayfield.

NOLAN LIVE BBC1 (NI) (Royal Television Society Award)

Live 60 minute studio based debate programme.

SHOCK TREATMENT SKY ONE

Presented by Rutger Hauer, Shock Treatment is an 8 x 1 hour factual entertainment series about fear and how real people deal with it. Shot on location in a disused mental asylum for six weeks using 21 cameras.

INSIDE CLYDE DISNEY (BROADCAST Awards Nomination 2005)

Sci-Fi Action adventure game show set inside the human body. 

STARFINDER CARLTON 

Action adventure game/reality show set in space aboard StarFinder - an astronaut training simulator.

MAKING A DIFFERENCE BBC1 (NI)

Multi-Camera spectacular variety show from The Grand Opera House in Belfast.

YOUR WORLD CUP PITCH LWT

Two studio shows (second show LIVE) to find England's most fanatical football supporter. Presented by Tess Daley, Terry Alderton & assisted by Terry Venables.

CROSSFIRE Channel 4

Science Fiction action adventure series. Shot on location using 20 cameras.

MICHAEL FLATLEY'S FEET OF FLAMES (Sell through video)

Multi-camera shoot of his open-air concert in the Budapest Olympic Stadium.

MAKING A DIFFERENCE BBC1

Multi-camera variety show recorded at The Grand Opera House in Belfast.

EXTREME MAGIC EXTREME DANGER LWT

An entertainment documentary, which followed the exploits of a movie stuntman performing several life-threatening magic tricks.

THE JACK DOCHERTY SHOW FIVE

5 nights a week chat show with music & comedy including a DAVID BOWIE SPECIAL.

CALL UP THE STARS BBC1 Producer/Director

Comedy/Variety show featuring HARRY ENFIELD, RONNIE CORBETT, MAUREEN LIPMAN.

CRYSTAL MAZE (Series 6) Channel 4 Producer/Director

Last in the series of the highly successful and iconic action adventure game show.

CRYSTAL MAZE (Series 5) Channel 4 Producer/Director

(BAFTA Nomination & RTS Nomination)

HAPPY FAMILIES BBC1

Huge action game show shot with 18 cameras in Docklands Arena.

CRYSTAL MAZE (Series 4) Channel 4 Producer

(BAFTA Nomination)

THE EDINBURGH TATTOO BBC1

THE CRYSTAL MAZE (Series1 - 3) Channel 4 Producer/Director

AFTER DARK Channel 4

Legendary live late night discussion show.

WOGAN BBC1

His legendary live chat show 3 times a week from the BBC TV Theatre.

FILM 87   BBC1

Film revue with Russell Harty.

PRIVATE LIVES   BBC2

Chat show hosted by Maria Aitken.

 

COMEDY

DEC 03 DEMETRI MARTIN BBC4

A multi-camera studio recording of his Perrier Award winning stage show 'If I…'

OCT 03 ELVIS HAS LEFT THE BUILDING BBC1 (NI)

Comedy panel show with host Colin Murphy and team captains Lauren Laverne and Jason Byrne

JAN 02 JO BRAND'S HOT POTATOES BBC1

Comedy panel show with host Jo Brand, and team captains Les Dennis & Jeff Green

AUG 01 EDINBURGH COMEDY BBC2

4 x 40 minute stand-up shows from the Festival

JUN 01 JOHNNY VEGAS GAME SHOW BBC2 (Pilot)

MAR 01 BREMNER BIRD & FORTUNE Channel 4 (BAFTA Nomination)

SEPT 00 BADDIEL'S SYNDROME SKY

Sit-com Written & starring David Baddiel

AUG 00 EDINBURGH COMEDY SPECIALS BBC2

3 x 40 minute stand-up shows from the Festival

JUL 00 GIVE MY HEAD PEACE BBC1 (NI)

Sit-com Northern Ireland's longest running and most popular sitcom.

AUG 99 EDINBURGH NIGHTS COMEDY SPECIALS BBC2

3 x 40 minute stand-up shows from the Festival.

JUN 99 EMPIRE LAUGHS BACK BBC1 (NI)

8 x 30-minute stand-up comedy shows.

MAR 99 COMIC RELIEF BBC2

FEB 99 IT'S ONLY TV BUT I LIKE IT BBC1

Comedy panel series hosted by JONATHAN ROSS with captains JACK DEE & JULIAN CLAREY.

JUL 98  SICK AS A PARR0T FIVE

Sports comedy panel show.

JUN 98 BILL BAILEY'S MONSTER WARS BBC2

A look at cinematic monsters from King Kong to Godzilla.

APR 98 GRAHAM NORTON'S EUROVISION MASTERCLASS Channel 4

Norton's comedy look at the increasingly arch but popular Song Contest.

FEB 98 LENNY GOES TO TOWN BBC1

Location sketches with Lenny Henry.

DEC 97 SHOOTING STARS CHRISTMAS SPECIAL BBC2

NOV 97 THE MORWENA BANKS SKETCH SHOW FIVE

13-part studio and location sketch show.

OCT 97 SHOOTING STARS BBC2 Series 3

JUN 96 TOP TIPS WITH REEVES & MORTIMER (Sell Thru' Video)

2 x 60-minute videos with Vic & Bob based on the weekly advice column in VIZ magazine.

MAY 96 AN EVENING WITH BILLY CONNOLLY BBC2

Multi-camera OB concert from Dublin.

APR 96 STUFF THE WHITE RABBIT BBC2/GRANADA

6 x 30 minute featuring the best of stand-up comedy magic.

DEC 95 REEVES & MORTIMER CHRISTMAS SPECIAL BBC2

(SILVER ROSE of MONTREAUX winner)

JUN 90     PARAMOUNT CITY   BBC2

Comedy standup series hosted by Arthur Smith

MAY 89    1st EXPOSURE    LWT

Comedy standup series hosted by Arthur Smith.

 

ARTS & DRAMA

AUG 04 EDINBURGH REVIEW BBC2

Live arts review show with Kirsty Walk. Multi-camera OB.

AUG 03 EDINBURGH REVIEW BBC2

Multi-camera OB live arts review show with Kirsty Walk.

NOV 02 THE SITUATION ROOM BBC4

Drama Documentary shot multi-camera on location in Washington. The programme featured many established senior US politicians role playing a global security crisis. The intention was to reveal how the decision making process of the US Government's Security Council operates in such a crisis.

AUG 02 EDINBURGH FESTIVAL BBC4

Variety was a three act-play performed at The Kings Theatre Edinburgh as part of the Arts Festival. The play was recorded multi-camera over two nights.

AUG 02 EDINBURGH REVIEW BBC2

Multi-camera OB live arts review show with Kirsty Walk.

AUG 01 EDINBURGH REVIEW BBC2

Multi-camera OB live arts review show with Kirsty Walk.

Aug 98 EDINBURGH NIGHTS WITH MARK LAMARR BBC2

Live studio arts show featuring chat, music, dance, and performance.

MAR 96 ACTING (Series 3) BBC2

Drama Documentaries PRUNELLA SCALES: How to Get A Laugh In Comedy RICHARD WILSON: Improvisation JACK SHEPHERD: Preparation.

AUG 92 THE HOUSE WITH THE GREEN SHUTTERS BBC2

Three act play from the Festival specially shot for television.

AUG 90 ACTING (Series 2) BBC2 Co-Producer/Director

Drama Documentaries JANET SUZMAN: Shakespearean Comedy, BRIAN COX: Shakespearean Tragedy, MARIE AITKEN: High Comedy.

SEPT 87 ACTING (Series 1) BBC2 Co-Producer/Director

Drama Documentaries MICHAEL CAINE: Acting in Film, JONATHAN MILLER: Acting in Opera, SIMON CALLOW: Restoration Comedy. The Michael Caine programme has also been released in the US on video and the series has been sold the US and Canada.

 1987   THE LATE SHOW   BBC2

Nightly arts magazine programme. 

1984   SATURDAY REVIEW   BBC2

Arts magazine programme presented by Russell Davies.

 

MUSIC

DEC 2003 CHILDREN IN NEED ROCK CONCERT BBC 1(NI)

Live from the 8,000 seater Odyssey Arena in Belfast artists included Simply Red and West Life.

DEC 2002 CHILDREN IN NEED ROCK CONCERT BBC 1(NI)

Live from the 8,000 seater Odyssey Arena in Belfast artists included Robin Gibb, Daniel Beddingfield and Ronan Keating.

APR 2002 IRISH ROCK & POP AWARDS BBC1 (NI)

Multi-camera awards ceremony with live music including U2, Ash, & West Life.

FEB 2002 PHIL COULTER BIRTHDAY CONCERT BBC 1 (NI)

Multi-camera concert shot in Derry with world renouned singer song writer accompanied by a 60 piece orchestra. Shown on terrestrial and released worldwide on DVD.

JULY 2000 MICHAEL FLATLEY'S FEET OF FLAMES (DVD)

Multi-camera live concert in shot in front of 80,000 people in the Budapest Olympic Stadium.

1997-2000 TOP OF THE POPS BBC1

Regular stints as Director and Producer during this period.

NOV 98 CLASSICS FOR KIDS BBC2

3 x 50 minute classical concerts with the Scottish Opera Orchestra.

JUN 95 THE PRETENDERS IN CONCERT Channel 4/Warner Bros 

An 'unplugged' style concert as the band recorded a new live album. Shown on C4 and released on video.

OCT 94 LIVE AT THE LIGHTHOUSE Channel 4

Multi-camera concert featuring: - PULP, SUEDE, and EVERYTHING BUT THE GIRL.

MAY 91 THE SIMPLE TRUTH - ROD STEWART BBC2

Live multi-camera OB from Switzerland.

JUN 91 FRIDAY AT THE DOME Channel 4

A weekly live rock show from the Kilburn National.

APR 89 SOUNDS OF EDEN BBC2

5 X 60-minute concerts recorded in Scotland featuring: - ROACHFORD DEACON BLUE TEXAS HUE & CRY LOVE & MONEY.

NOV 88 ERASURE (Sell through video)

Concert at Birmingham NEC shot on film with twelve 16mm cameras.

JUN 88 FREE NELSON MANDELLA CONCERT BBC2

Biggest live global concert since LIVE AID. I was one of the two music directors at Wembley Stadium.

MAY 86 PRINCES' TRUST 10th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT BBC2

Multi-camera OB from Wembley featuring Paul McCartney, Brian Adams, Elton John and Tina Turner. 

JUL 85 LIVE AID BBC2 (BAFTA Winner)

I was one of the three directors responsible for all the music coverage from Wembley Stadium.

1984 SIGHT & SOUND IN CONCERT BBC2 & Radio1

4 x Multi-Camera rock concerts featuring Wang Chung, Gary Moore, Nena and Blancmange.

1983 POP CARNIVAL BBC2

6 x Multi-Camera rock concerts.

1984-86 WHISTLE TEST BBC2

Live rock show with Andy Kershaw, Mark Ellen & David Hepworth.

 

DOCUMENTARIES

SEPT 95 WARCHILD Channel 4

Supervising Director The documentary, which followed the recording of the HELP CD in aid of Bosnian children.

NOV 88 ERASURE BBC2 Producer/Director

A 40-minute documentary for BBC2 shot on 16mm.

1988 THAT WAS THEN…THIS IS NOW BBC2 Producer/Director

6 x 30 minute rock documentaries shot on 16mm with: - THE PET SHOP BOYS SPANDAU BALLET THE CURE GARY GLITTER DEPHECE MODE JOHNNY LYDON.

1986 McCARTNEY BBC1 & BBC2 Producer/Director

60-minute documentary (Also released on video).

1985 BRYAN FERRY BBC2 Producer/Director

60-minute documentary.

1985 MICK JAGGER BBC2 Producer/Director

60-minute documentary.

 

CAREER

OCT 2006: Became Head of Television at the National Film & Television School.

SEPT 1988: Left the BBC to pursue freelance directing career.

SEPT 1982: Joined the BBC as a Trainee Assistant Producer.

1979-81: Freelance Assistant Film Editor.

 

EDUCATION

1976-79: Royal College of Art Film School - MA Film & TV Studies.

1972-75: Liverpool University - BA Honours Sociology.

1969-71: Wade Deacon Grammar School - 3 A-Levels.

1964-69: Kingsway Secondary Modern - 6 O-Levels.