Martin Kempton - lighting director


Welcome to my website.  I am a television lighting director with nearly 30 years' experience.  In recent years I have asked to be credited as 'lighting designer' on a number of shows as I feel it describes rather better what I do.

This website is aimed at producers, directors and production managers seeking a suitable LD for their next show.  If you fall into this category then you are more than welcome!  If not, you will find it very dull.

Click on the buttons on the left for more information.  The 'CV' page gives a summary of my television career and a selection of about eighty of the programmes I have lit in the past few years.  They are listed in comedy, entertainment, drama and OB sections.  Have a look at the 'stills of TV work' page to see what some of those shows looked like.

I trade as a limited company - Martin Kempton Lighting Ltd.  The company health and safety policy can be found by clicking on the relevant button.


Sorry if it's all a bit 'me! me! me!'  I'm not usually like this, (at least, I hope not), but it's hard to know quite how to present myself in the best possible light without sounding like a complete pain in the...  well you get the picture.







Information for students...

I am occasionally contacted by people seeking info about what the job of a lighting director involves or how they might best go about entering the industry.

Unfortunately, there are no longer clear-cut routes to becoming an LD but I have written some pages that might help a little.  Click on the relevant buttons on the left to find out more.









If you're interested, here's a link to my IMDb page




Meanwhile, for those who are looking for my history of London's television studios - it can be found at...



Freelance TV work has included:

Al Murray's Happy Hour

Al Murray's Let's Make Christmas Great Again

The Angelos Epithemiou Show

An Audience / Another Audience With Al Murray

An Audience With Harry Hill


The Catherine Tate Show


The Devil's Dinner Party


Dr Who 'Shada' (2017)

Fast and Loose

French and Saunders


Harry Hill's TV Burp

Harry Hill's Alien Fun Capsule

Harry Hill's Tea Time

The Horne Section Palladium Special

House of Fools

I'm Alan Partridge

Inside Number 9

Lee Nelson's Well Good Show

Little Britain

Live From the BBC


Not Going Out

The Omid Djalili Show

Peter Pan Goes Wrong

The Peter Serafinowicz Show

Playhouse Presents - Nixon's The One

Proms in the Park

Russell Howard's Good News

The Russell Howard Hour

Scotland Decides

Shooting Stars

Sky Arts Playhouse Live - 3 dramas

Stand Up Central


That Sunday Night Show

T-Rex Autopsy

TV Heaven, Telly Hell

Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps

Unspun with Matt Forde

Upstart Crow

The Vicar of Dibley

Who Dares Wins

Yes, Prime Minister (2012)

You Cannot Be Serious!

Please click on 'CV' button on the left for more information or 'all tv work' button for full list of programmes.