After leaving LWT in 1979 Mike worked as an assistant director and then director of many pop videos and entertainment programmes. Throughout the 1980s up until 1983 Mike directed a wide range of programmes including No73, The Kate Robbins Show, Spitting Image, Posh Frocks and New Trousers, The Word, Dance Energy, Verdict, The Good Sex Guide, Emmerdale
Recent directing credits include 24 episodes of Coronation Street 1997 and 1998 including a one hour Christmas special, the second series of Granada Television's Springhill and the award-winning Jools Holland presented version of Name That Tune for Channel 5.
In 1996 Mike directed Seriously Funny for Channel 4, Page Three for Meridian and One In A Million for LWT. Prior to this he directed Stange But True for LWT, Jo Brand for Channel 4, Do The Right Thing for the BBC and the sketches for Good Sex Guide 2 featuring Helena Bonham Carter, Timothy Spall, Martin Clunes, Caroline Quentin, Jan Francis, Peter Davison and Robert Bathurst, amongst others.
His latest credit is for Bad Girls, produced for ITV by Shed Productions in 1999.
Other TV credits include: Emmerdale and was previously a camera operator on Wanted, Heartbeat and The Rosary Murders.
Born 10 February 1941, Aylesbury, England. Responsible for 7 Up, and its' subsequent 7-year sequels.
TV credits include: Play for Today: The Reporters (1972), Play for Today: Joy (1972), Play for Today: Highway Robbery (1973), Play for Today: Kisses At Fifty (1973), Play for Today: Jack Point (1973), Play for Today: High Kampf (1973), Play for Today: Wednesday Love (1975), Play for Today: Stronger Than The Sun (1977), The Dustbinmen, The Lovers
Film credits include: Triple Echo (1972), Stardust (1975), Squeeze (1977), Agatha (1978), Stronger Than the Sun (1980), The Coal Miner's Daughter (1980), Gorky Park (1981), Continental Divide (1982), P'Tang, Yang, Kipperbang (1982), Firstborn (1984), Bring On the Night (1985), Critical Condition (1987), Gorillas in the Mist (1988), Class Action (1991), Incident at Oglala (1992), Thunderheart (1992), Nell (1994), Blink (1994), Extreme Measures (1997),
1932 - 1993
TV credits include: Sherlock Holmes: The Empty House (1986)
First directed The Street in May 1999. Other TV credits include: Emmerdale
Died 27 September 1997 TV credits include: Play for Today: Just Call Me Lucky (1965), Dr. Who: Day of the Daleks (1972), Dr. Who: The Time Monster (1972), Dr. Who: The Carnival of Monsters (1973), Dr. Who: Frontier in Space (1973)
Other TV credits include: Emmerdale
TV credits include: Dr. Who: The Stones of Blood (1978)
TV credits include: Dr. Who: The Abominable Snowmen (1967), Play for Today: A Private Place (1968), Play for Today: Liar (1969), Play for Today: Sons And Daughters Of (1971), Play for Today: Mr (1972), Dr. Who: The Invasion of Time (1978), Play for Today: The Factory (1981), Play for Today: Whistling Wally (1982), Play for Today: Tishoo (1982)
Other TV credits include: Emmerdale
TV credits include: Dr. Who: The Time Warrior (1973), Dr. Who: Nightmare of Eden (1979)
Film credits include: Angel Who Pawned Her Harp (1954)
N Davies Burrell
Born 23 February 1946, Northampton, England.
Other TV credits include: Ros na Run, Two Ceasefires and a Wedding, Eldorado, Families, Fair City, God's Frontiersmen, Undertow of the Armada, The Last of a Dyin, Race, EastEnders, The Hidden Curriculum, Angels, By Christian Judges Condemned, A Pitcher of Snakes, The Testament of Francois Villon, Crown Court and Emmerdale. He has also produced Dance Lexie Dance, Everybody's Gone and Undertow of the Armada
As a director, his other credits include The Krypton Factor, The Word, The Big Breakfast and Families.
He has recently worked as a producer for Granada Media, and credits here include My Wonderful Life (series III) starring Emma Ray; Mrs Merton (series IV); King Leek . He produced the hit comedy series The Grimleys and took the show from the pilot in 1997 into two series, and is about to go into production with series three. Most recently he was producer for series three of Cold Feet.
Spencer has also produced The Living Soap; sit-com series Sunnyside Farm; Go Back Out (a powerful drama about the traumas of loving a young schizophrenic); The Last American Freak Show; teen angst series Dear Dilemma, and Hell starring Mark Lamarr; and Weird Night for BBC2.
Other TV credits include Century Falls, Dark Season, Moondial, New Scotland Yard, Grange Hill for BBC1 and Emmerdale for YTV.
TV credits include: Sherlock Holmes: The Blue Carbuncle (1984), Sherlock Holmes: The Resident Patient (1985), Sherlock Holmes: The Musgrave Ritual (1986), Sherlock Holmes: The Six Napoleons (1986), Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Enemy (1989), Star Trek: The Next Generation: Yesterday's Enterprise (1990), Star Trek: The Next Generation: Redemption 2 (1991)
Film credits include: Star Trek: TNG 1: Generations (1995)
Has also directed Emmerdale, Families, Family Affairs, Brookside and Crossroads.
Other TV credits include: Emmerdale
Tristan DeVere Cole
TV credits include: Dr. Who: The Wheel in Space (1968), Blakes Seven
Other TV credits include: Boon, Emmerdale
Has also directed Eastenders, Emmerdale, Brookside, Hollyoaks and The Bill.
In his native Scotland, he has also done, seven series of Taggart, The Steamie, Strathblair , The Game and in its early days, Take the High Road
Has also directed Emmerdale.
TV credits include Riverdale (for CBC), In Suspicious Circumstances, Families, The Return of the Antelope and Crown Court. He has also produced The Return of the Antelope and was the production designer on the TV series Come Back, Little Sheba
Now a director on Family Affairs.
Directed his first episodes in July 2002
Other TV credits include: Bulman, Strangers and has produced and directed The Cuckoo Waltz
TV credits include: Dr. Who: The Keys of Marinus (1964), Play for Today: The Travelling Companion (1965), Play for Today: A Knight In Tarnished (1965), Play for Today: Old Man Of Chelsea Reach (1965), Play for Today: The Queen And Jackson (1966), Play for Today: The Dead Past (1965), Play for Today: The Consul (1966), Play for Today: The Witness (1966), Play for Today: Marianne (1966), Play for Today: Satisfaction Guaranteed (1966), Play for Today: Second Childhood (1966), Play for Today: Hay Fever (1968), Play for Today: A Night With Mrs (1968), Play for Today: Wanted, Single Gentleman (1967), Play for Today: The Raging Moon (1967), Play for Today: Silver Wedding (1967), Play for Today: Sad Decline Of Arthur (1969), Play for Today: The Eye Of Heaven (1969), Play for Today: The Merry Widow (1969), Play for Today: Charley's Aunt (1969), Play for Today: Five Finger Exercise (1970), Play for Today: Macbeth (1970), Play for Today: Cows (1972), Play for Today: Michael Regan (1971), Play for Today: The General's Day (1972), Play for Today: Rumpole Of The Bailey (1975), Play for Today: A Picture Of Dorian Gray (1976), Play for Today: French Without Tears (1976), Play for Today: Private Lives (1976), Play for Today: Velv (1977), Play for Today: The Man With The Power (1976), Play for Today: The Wings Of A Dove (1979), Play for Today: The Sin Bin (1981), Play for Today: The Tempest (1980), Play for Today: Twelfth Night (1980), Sherlock Holmes: The Bruce-Partington Plans (1988),
Directed the first episode of Coronation Street.
TV credits include: Play for Today: Return Fare (1978), Dr. Who: Destiny of the Daleks (1979), Sherlock Holmes: The Norwood Builder (1985), Cadfael: The Raven in the Foregate (1996), Cadfael: The Holy Thief (1998), Cadfael: The Pilgrim of Hate (1998)
TV credits include: Sherlock Holmes: The Naval Treaty (1984), Sherlock Holmes: The Crooked Man (1984), Sherlock Holmes: The Greek Interpreter (1985), Sherlock Holmes: The Final Problem (1985), Catherine Cookson's Tilly Trotter, Catherine Cookson's Colour Blind, The Round Tower, Vanity Dies Hard, (1987), Lost Empires, Cribb, Hazell, A Horseman Riding By, The XYY Man, The Stars Look Down
Film credits include: Secret Garden (1987), Agatha Christie's The Man in the Brown Suit (1989),
TV credits include Queer as Folk, Reckless and Bulman
Directed 1999 episodes of Jonathan Creek for BBC1.Other TV credits include: Can We Get It On Now, Please?
Other TV credits include: City Central, Liverpool One, Heartbeat, London's Burning, Boon, Emmerdale. Is now Executive producer for BBC1's City Central.
Other TV credits include: Cribb, Take The High Road, Strangers, New Scotland Yard, Emmerdale
TV credits include: Nearest & Dearest; Sherlock Holmes: The Boscombe Valley Mystery (1991)
TV credits include: Silent Witness: Blood, Sweat and Tears; Cracker.
Has also directed episodes of The Avengers.
Born 17 November 1945, London, England
TV credits include: Play for Today: The Spongers (1978), Play for Today: The Legion Hall Bombing (1978), Play for Today: Tis Pity She's A Whore (1980), Play for Today: United Kingdom (1981), The Stars Look Down
Film credits include: Killing Fields (1985), Mission (1986), Fat Man and Little Boy (1989), City of Joy (1992), Scarlet Letter (1995), Vatel, Goodbye Lover, City of Joy,
TV credits include: Play for Today: A Light That Shines (1979)
Film credits include: Another Country (1984), Less Than Zero (1987)
Michael has directed a wide range of drama on both film and tape. Amongst his many credits Michael has an Emmy for outstanding directing for his work on Jim Henson's Mother Goose Stories. Other credits include Dr Who, Me and My Girl, EastEnders, The Bill and Coronation Street. More recently Michael directed the hugely successful Phoenix and the Carpet shot on 35mm film for the BBC, and has recently been directing episodes of Brookside.
Married with two children, Michael resides in Kent.
TV credits include: Dr. Who: Battlefield (1989), Verdict, The Famous Five, The Wild House, Knight of God, Dramarama, Jackanory
One of the few people to work both in front and behind the cameras on Coronation Street. Bury-born Noreen trained at the Manchester Polytechnic School of Theatre, first becoming an actress (she played the title role in Shirley Valentine in the original production at Liverpool's Everyman Theatre). She appeared in many TV productions throughout the 1980's (including small parts in The Street) whilst at the same time directing stage productions. Other acting credits include Lost for Words, Slap! Love, Lies and Lipstick, Blood on the Dole, Self Catering, The Bullion Boys, Hidden City, Watching, Albion Market, Heartbeat, Agony Again and GBH
In the 1990's she turned to directing television productions with Grimm, a play in Granada's New Voices series, and has been directing Coronation Street since 1996, trained by fellow Street director Brian Mills. She lives in Manchester with her theatre director husband Peter Oyston. Noreen also directs for Emmerdale.
David's other credits include: This Morning, You've Been Framed, Stars In Their Eyes and Emmerdale. He also composes TV theme music and recent credits have been Carol Vordeman's Better Homes (ITV) and Shopping City (BBC 1).
Other credits include This Morning with Richard and Judy.
TV credits include: Sherlock Holmes: The Man with the Twisted Lip (1986), Sherlock Holmes: Shoscombe Old Place (1991), Invasion: Earth: The Last War (1998), Invasion: Earth: Only the Dead (1998);The Scarlet Pimpernel (BBC, 1998)
TV credits include: Avengers: The Gravediggers (1965), Catweazle: Castle Saburac (1971)
Film credits include: Crawling Eye (1958), Man Who Finally Died (1962), Cash on Demand (1963), Secret of Blood Island (1965)
Has also directed The Bill.
Died 22 April 1989
TV credits include: Dr. Who: The Horns of Nimon (1979)
Also directed episodes of The Bill and Casualty
Mary directed the Street's cruise video and more recently produced Coronation Street: After Hours.
TV credits include: Miss Marple: At Bertram's
Film credits include: Assam Garden (1985)
Has both directed and produced Heartbeat
TV credits include: Dr. Who: The Faceless Ones (1967)
TV credits include: Sherlock Holmes: Silver Blaze (1988), Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles (1988), Bulman, Cribb, Strangers, The Cuckoo Waltz
TV credits include Bad Girls, Soldier Soldier, Boon, Bergerac, Strangers and Emmerdale.
Max Morgan Witts
Born 1925. Now works in the USA under the name of John Llewellyn Moxey.
TV credits include: Charlie's Angels: Pilot
(1976), Murder She Wrote: Paint Me a Murder (1985),
Murder She Wrote: Sing a Song of Murder (1985), Murder
She Wrote: Who Threw the Barbitals in Mrs. Fletcher's Chowder
(1988), Murder She Wrote: The Sins of Castle Cove (1989)
Film credits include: Horror Hotel (1960), Foxhole in Cairo (1961), £20,000 Kiss (1962), Psycho Circus (1967), House That Would Not Die (1970), Escape (1970), San Francisco International (1970), Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1971), Death of Me Yet (1971), Hardcase (1971), Last Child (1971), Taste of Evil (1971), Bounty Man (1972), Home for the Holidays (1972), Genesis II (1973), Where Have All the People Gone? (1974), Strange and Deadly Occurrence (1974), Smash-Up on Interstate 5 (1976), Nightmare in Badham County (1976), Intimate Strangers (1977), President's Mistress (1978), Courage and the Passion (1978), Sanctuary of Fear (1979), Solitary Man (1979), Ebony, Ivory and Jade (1980), Children of An Lac (1980), Power Within (1980), Mating Season (1980), Killjoy (1981), Violation of Sarah McDavid (1981), No Place to Hide (1981), I, Desire (1982), Cradle Will Fall (1983), When Dreams Come True (1985), Blacke's Magic (1985), Deadly Deception (1987), Detective Sadie and Son (1987), Lady Mobster (1988), Outback Bound (1988),
Charlie went on to direct, and produce, many prize-winning films and documentaries for which he's won the New York Film and TV Festival Gold Medal, the Trento Film Festival, for Kirghiz of Afghanistan, the Chicago Film/TV Festival for China Ballet, has been nominated for an International Emmy, for Kataragama and has won the BAFTA Best Documentary Series
Born 28 March 1942
TV credits include: Play for Today: Brassneck (1975), Play for Today: Destiny (1978)
Film credits include: Man in the Iron Mask (1976), Awakening (1980), Bad Blood (1981), Blood Feud (1983), Dance with a Stranger (1985), Amazing Grace and Chuck (1987), Good Father (1987), Common Ground (1990), Enchanted April (1992), Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), An Awfully Big Adventure (1995), Donnie Brasco (1997)
Started out as a Story Associate for Coronation Street. He wrote one episode of Coronation Street before becoming a director for the drama, directing his first episodes in September 1998. Has recently directed some episodes of Bad Girls.
Directed his first episodes in September 2002
Other TV credits include: Springhill, Jupiter Moon, Emmerdale and produced and directed Sunburn
David's Coronation Street directing debut was on location in North Wales in May 1999
John Michael Phillips
Other directing credits include Emmerdale, Family Affairs and Brookside.
Other TV credits include: Can We Get On Now, Please?
David trained as a painter and graduated from art college with a BA in Fine Art. During this period he started making films. After leaving college in 1971, he was employed as a researcher at Granada television and started directing in 1975. Over the next 14 years he directed news, current affairs, documentaries, music shows and arts programmes. He has directed several programmes in addition to Coronation Street: Children's Ward, September Song and Emmerdale.
More recently, David has directed a two-hour television film Kiss and Tell for LWT, and Reckless, Granada's hugely successful six-part series. He also directed Reckless - The Sequel, a two-hour television film, and has just finished working on Grafters, which again featured Robson Green. He recently directed the ITV drama This Is Personal: The Hunt For The Yorkshire Ripper and also Hero Of The Hour which starred Ross Kemp.
Wrote episodes of Crossroads during the 1970s. In the 1980s he directed episodes of Dr Who. During the 1990's he produced and directed episodes of the children's drama series Byker Grove for the BBC. From there he went on to produce and direct the short-lived soap Quayside for Tyne-Tees television, and then went on to be executive producer of BBC's EastEnders.
TV credits include: Dr. Who: Resurrection of the Daleks (1984), Dr. Who: Attack of the Cybermen (1985)
Anne Ross Muir
TV credits include: Silent Witness: Friends Like These (1997), Reach For The Moon
TV credits include: Play for Today: Rodney, Our Intrepid Hero (1966), Play for Today: Riding South (1976), Play for Today: The Misanthrope (1980), Play for Today: The Black Madonna (1980), Play for Today: Marriage (1981), Play for Today: Absurd Person Singular (1985), Play for Today: Paying Guest Pt2 (1986), Play for Today: Seasons Greetings (1986), Play for Today: Miss Julie 24 (1987), Agatha Christie Hour: The Case of the Middle-Aged Wife, Agatha Christie Hour: The Forth Man, Agatha Christie Hour: The Case of the Discontented Soldier, Sherlock Holmes: The Problem of Thor Bridge (1991)
Directed her first episodes in September 2002
George Spenton Foster
TV credits include: Play for Today: Common Ground (1965), Play for Today: The Counterfeit Man (1965), Play for Today: Trapped (1966), Play for Today: The Sugar Cubes (1966), Play for Today: Twas On A Sunday (1966), Play for Today: Lambda I (1966), Play for Today: An Absolute Treasure (1967), Dr. Who: Image of the Fendahl (1977), Dr. Who: The Ribos Operation (1978), Blake's 7: Voice From the Past (1979)
TV credits include: Cadfael: A Morbid Taste for Bones (1996), Cadfael: The Rose Rent (1996),
TV credits include: Brideshead Revisited; Play for Today: Soft Targets (1982)
Film credits include: Runners (1983), Handful of Dust (1988), Where Angels Fear to Tread (1991), Fairy Tale (1997)
TV credits include: Sherlock Holmes: The Illustrious Client (1991), Sherlock Holmes: The Creeping Man (1991), Sherlock Holmes: The Last Vampyre (1993)
Film credits include: American Cyborg: Steel Warrior (1994), Jack & Sarah (1995)
TV credits include: UFO: The Psychobombs (1972), UFO: The Long Sleep (1973), Families, Emmerdale, Brookside, And The Beat Goes On, Trainer, A Kind of Loving, Tenko, Tourist, Danger UXB, The Return of the Saint, Sammy's Super T-Shirt, The Protectors, Jason King, UFO, Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased), Riptide, Man in a Suitcase, San Ferry Ann, The Baron, Gideon's Way, Dateline Diamonds, Danger Man, The Punch & Judy Man, Man of the World, The Saint, Depth Charge which he also wrote
Film credits include: Crooks in Cloisters (1964), Ferry Cross the Mersey (1965), Five Golden Dragons (1967), House of 1,000 Dolls (1967), Vengeance of Fu Manchu (1968), Eve (1968), Tourist (1980)
Other TV credits include: Ros na Run, Fair City, Hunters Walk, Counterstrike. Directed and produced Me and My Girl, and was also an actor in Dr Who.
TV credits included Eldorado, Jupiter Moon, Emmerdale, Oscar, Absent Friends and was camera supervisor on Titus Andronicus. Worked as senior cameraman on the sitcom Are You Being Served?
Directed location filming in Scarborough in July 1997
Other TV credits include: Emmerdale. Directed and produced Singles
Film credits include: Seven Dials Mystery (1981)
TV credits include: Play for Today: Jamie, On A Flying Visit (1968), Play for Today: Anyone For Tennis? (1968), Play for Today: Hello, Good Evening (1968), Play for Today: All's Well That Ends Well (1968), Play for Today: Cause Of Death (1968), Play for Today: A Voyage Around My Father (1969), Play for Today: Birthday (1969), Play for Today: Mother Love (1969), Play for Today: Is That Your Body Boy? (1970), Play for Today: Flotsam And Jetsam (1970), Play for Today: Thank You Very Much (1971), Play for Today: Circle Line (1971), Play for Today: Cider With Rosie (1971), Play for Today: Bermondsey (1972), Play for Today: Jingle Bells (1973), Elizabeth R: The Lion's Cub (1974), Play for Today: Caesar And Claretta (1975), Play for Today: Snooker (1975), Play for Today: The Peddler (1976), Play for Today: Tiptoe Through The Tulips (1976), Play for Today: House Of Bernarda Elba (1976), Play for Today: Sorry (1978), Play for Today: Hello And Goodbye (1979), Play for Today: Fothergill (1981), Play for Today: The Captain's Doll (1983), Play for Today: The Gay Lord Quex (1983)
Film credits include: That'll Be the Day (1973), All Creatures Great and Small (1974), Swallows and Amazons (1974), Sweet William (1980), Murder is Easy (1981)
Other TV credits include: Tiger Bay, Burnside and The Bill.
June Wyndham Davies
Produced the Granada series of Sherlock Holmes