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Martin Kempton - CV

 

I joined the BBC as a cameraman, working mostly on dramas and comedies.  After a few years I decided to transfer to the lighting department.  Following a short spell as a vision operator (racks) and then some time as a lighting vision supervisor (console operator) I was promoted to lighting director in 1990.

During the early nineties I built my LD experience on a wide range of shows from EastEnders to Top of the Pops.  Since then I have tried to work on as many different kinds of production as possible - including dramas, comedies and entertainment shows whenever the opportunity arises.  I find the experience gained in one genre can be surprisingly useful when working in another.  An example of this was ITV1's special The Door, shown over Easter in 2010.  Although a gameshow, I was given the brief that it should look more like an adventure movie in the style of Harry Potter or Indiana Jones.  Similarly, The Devil's Dinner Party in 2011 was a reality series made for Sky Atlantic that had to look like a glossy drama but had moments of typical gameshow lighting.

In my early years as an LD I spent many months on location lighting dramas, sitcom inserts and sketches.  These included big exterior night shoots and all kinds of interiors, large and small.

In the summer of 2010 I was thrilled to be invited to work on a unique project.  Under the enthusiastic guidance of Sandi Toksvig, Sky Arts produced a season of new theatre plays under the Playhouse Live banner, directed by top theatre directors.  These were staged for several performances as live theatre and then moved into a TV studio the following week and transmitted live.  The challenge for me was to design the lighting for the theatre (which I love) and then adapt that design for the TV studio.  I was of course very pleased to be nominated for an RTS Craft and Design Award for the first of these plays.

Comedy is a particular favourite of mine.  I have lit more than thirty different sitcoms and several sketch shows to date.  My aim is to give the impression to the viewer that the production has been shot on location rather than in a multi-camera studio.  The methods I employ are more closely related to film techniques than traditional television ones.  Hopefully this translates to a more cinematic look on screen.  An exception to this was Peter Pan Goes Wrong - a TV version of the award-winning theatre production, which I lit using purely theatrical techniques.

I have been lucky enough to receive one RTS Award and four further nominations for my work lighting various comedies over the past few years - the award was in 2008 for Not Going Out.  The judges were kind enough to say the following...

“A beautifully executed piece of lighting which raised a genuine question about whether the show was shot in a studio or a real location. The fact that it was a studio was testimony to the realism achieved to the highest standard on a minimal budget.”

Not Going Out also received a nomination for the Knight of Illumination Awards in three separate years.  I was very surprised (and of course delighted) to receive nominations for various productions in six of the first nine years of these prestigious awards which cover theatre, dance, opera, concerts, events and television.  In 2015 I also received a 'special mention' for my lighting of T-Rex Autopsy for National Geographic channel - the lighting was highly commended but the show did not fit into the categories of drama or entertainment.

 

As a contrast to comedy and drama, I also enjoy lighting music and entertainment shows.  I lit more than fifty Top of the Pops and dozens of bands on Live and Kicking, Al Murray's Happy Hour and The Angelos Epithemiou Show.  By contrast, a few years ago I worked on a more traditional music special starring Aled Jones for which I received a Bafta Cymru Award.

More recently I lit the Proms in the Park concert from Glasgow in 2013 - a live televised event with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and a number of stars from the worlds of opera, musicals, pop and folk.  I particularly enjoyed working with my graphics designer/moving light operator to integrate the LED screen images with the lighting design for each of the 30 or so musical items.  Although asked back, I was unavailable for the following year as I was lighting the Scottish Referendum results programme.

Stand-up comedy shows, quiz shows, panel shows and chat shows form a significant part of my schedule.  I like to keep up to date with the ever increasing range of automated and LED lighting fixtures currently available and enjoy using them on entertainment programmes of all kinds.

 

I left the BBC and became freelance in the summer of 2002.  Since then I have lit many programmes at a number of studios including 3sixtymedia Manchester, BBC Cardiff, BBC Elstree, BBC Pacific Quay Glasgow, BBC TV Centre, Capital, dock10 MediaCity, Ealing Studios, Elstree Studios, Fountain, The London Studios, Maidstone, Pinewood, Riverside, Shepperton, Sky Studios, Studio 1 Cardiff, Teddington and Wimbledon.  I have also lit several televised shows in theatres and other locations.

Companies I have worked for include 12 Yard, Angst, Avalon, Baby Cow, BBC Comedy, BBC Entertainment, Big Bear Films, Big Talk, Carlton, CPL Productions, DLT Entertainment, Finestripe Productions, Fox TV Studios, Granada Entertainment, Hartswood Films, Hat Trick, Hot Sauce, Impossible Factual, Infinity, ITV Studios, King Bert, Left Bank Pictures, Liberty Bell, Objective, Olga, Pett, Pozzitive, Phil McIntyre Television, Presentable, Royal Opera House, Shazam, Silver River, Sky Arts, Syco, talkbackTHAMES, Talkback, Thames, Tiger Aspect, Unique, Wingspan, Yalli and Zeppotron.

 


awards and nominations...

2016

RTS Craft and Design Award

nomination

Upstart Crow

BBC2

2016

Knight of Illumination Award

nomination

Upstart Crow

BBC2

2015

Knight of Illumination Award

'special mention'

T-Rex Autopsy

National Geographic

2014

Knight of Illumination Award

nomination

Not Going Out

BBC1

2012

Knight of Illumination Award

nomination

Not Going Out

BBC1

2010

RTS Craft and Design Award

nomination

Playhouse Live - The Typist

Sky Arts

2010

Knight of Illumination Award

nomination

Who Dares Wins

BBC1

2009

Knight of Illumination Award

nomination

Not Going Out

BBC1

2008

RTS Craft and Design Award

award

Not Going Out

BBC1

2008

Knight of Illumination Award

nomination

Al Murray's Happy Hour

ITV1

2005

Bafta Cymru

award

Christmas With Aled

S4C

2004

RTS Craft and Design Award

nomination

Coupling

BBC2

2003

RTS Craft and Design Award

nomination

I'm Alan Partridge

BBC2

1996

RTS Craft and Design Award

nomination

One Foot in the Grave

BBC1

 

further information...

  • I live west of London - outside the M25 - which may help if your company is trying to put together a crew that is not London based, for 'regional' quota purposes.

  • My other great interest is the theatre.  Whilst in my teens I spent a season with the National Youth Theatre.  As a student I studied drama for four years at King Alfred's, Winchester (now University of Winchester).  Despite spending most of my time in the college theatre, I somehow managed to leave with a degree.  For the past few years I have had little time for much non-TV work but over a long period I must have lit well over 100 plays, musicals and other events.


examples of television work in recent years...

comedy:

programme and transmission date

directors / producers

year recorded

Upstart Crow  (BBC Comedy for BBC2 at TLS) sitcom series starring David Mitchell as Shakespeare.  TX May/June 2016.  series 2 TX tba 2017.  Nominated for Knight of Illumination Award - TV drama category, 2016.  Nominated for RTS Craft and Design Awards - multicamera lighting category, 2016.

Matt Lipsey, Richard Boden / Gareth Edwards, Ben Elton, Myfanwy Moore, Chris Sussman

2016, 2017

Peter Pan Goes Wrong  (BBC Comedy/Mischief Theatre for BBC1 at Pinewood) TV special of award-winning theatre production.  TX Christmas 2016

Dewi Humphries / Michelle Farr, Stephen McCrum, Chris Sussman, Mark Bentley, Kenny Wax, Sarah Hitchcock

2016

Not Going Out (Avalon for BBC1 at Teddington, TVC and Elstree) Golden Rose and RTS award-winning Lee Mack sitcom series 1-8 - TX Oct/Nov 2006, Sep/Oct 2007, Jan/Feb 2009, Jan/Feb 2011, April/May 2012, April/May 2013, Christmas eve 2013, Oct/Nov/Dec 2014, Christmas eve 2014, Jan/Feb 2017 Winner of RTS Craft and Design Award for multicamera lighting, 2008.  Nominated for Knight of Illumination Award - TV drama category, 2009.  Nominated for Knight of Illumination Award - TV entertainment category, 2012.  Nominated for Knight of Illumination Award - TV drama category, 2014.

Nick Wood, Alex Hardcastle / Alex Hardcastle, Charlie Hanson, Jamie Rix, Richard Allen-Turner

2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016

Harmony (Yalli Productions for Sky at TLS) sitcom pilot starring Joanna Lumley.  series tbc

Mandie Fletcher / Candida Julian-Jones, Bert Gray, Lucy Lumsden

2015

Brotherhood (Big Talk for Comedy Central at TLS and Pinewood) sitcom pilot and series.  TX summer 2015.

Martin Dennis, Dominic Brigstocke / Sam Ward, Kenton Allen, Matthew Justice, Caroline Leddy, Lourdes Diaz, Jill Offman

2013, 2014

House of Fools  (BBC Comedy/Pett Productions for BBC2 at TVC, Elstree and dock10 Salford) sitcom series 1 and 2 plus Christmas special.  TX Jan/Feb 2014, Christmas 2014, Feb/March 2015

Nick Wood / Lisa Clark

2013, 2014

Miranda (BBC Comedy for BBC2/BBC1 at TVC and TLS) - award-winning sitcom series 1, 2, 3 and two specials - TX autumn 2009, Nov/Dec 2010, Jan/Feb 2013, Christmas day 2014, new year's day 2015.

Juliet May, Mandie Fletcher / Nerys Evans, Emma Strain, Sarah Fraser, Jo Sargent

2009, 2010, 2012, 2014

Nan  (Tiger Aspect for BBC1 at TLS) sitcom special with Catherine Tate.  TX Jan 2013.  Sadly, not available for following year's specials

Geoff Posner / Sophie Clarke-Jervoise

2013

88 Keys  (Big Talk for BBC at Pinewood) sitcom pilot with Tim Minchin and Lucy Punch.

Martin Dennis / Nira Park, Kenton Allen

2013

Yes, Prime Minister (BBC Comedy for UKTV at TVC) new series with cast from West End production - TX Jan/Feb 2013

Gareth Gwenlan, Jonathan Lynn

2012

2 Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps (BBC Comedy for BBC3 at TVC) - series 8 and 9 - TX winter/spring 2009, April/May

Nick Wood / Michelle Farr

2009, 2011

Above Their Stations (ITV Studios for BBC3 at TLS) - transmitted sitcom pilot by Rhys Thomas - TX Feb 2010

Tony Dow / Jon Rolph

2009

The Peter Serafinowicz Christmas Show (Objective for BBC2 at Teddington) sketch show special - TX Christmas 2008

Becky Martin / James Serafinowicz, Ben Farrell, Phil Clarke

2008

Al Murray's Multiple Personality Disorder (Avalon for ITV1 at Fountain) sketch show series - TX spring 2009

Ben Kellett / Richard Grocock, Richard Allen-Turner

2008

Touch Me - I'm Karen Taylor (Avalon for BBC3 at Teddington) sketch show series 2 - TX summer 2008

Ben Kellett / Richard Grocock, Richard Allen-Turner

2008

Grownups (BBC Comedy for BBC3 at TVC) - series 2 TX summer 2007.

Ben Kellett / Stephen McCrum

2007

Little Britain (BBC Comedy for BBC1 at TVC) two Christmas specials - TX December 2006

Geoff Posner

2006

The Catherine Tate Christmas Show (Tiger Aspect for BBC1 at TVC) TX December 2005

Christine Gernon / Geoffrey Perkins

2005

Carrie and Barry (Hartswood Films for BBC1 at Teddington) series 1 & 2 - TX Sep/Oct 2004, autumn 2005

Martin Dennis / Sue Vertue

2004, 2005

The Vicar of Dibley (Tiger Aspect for BBC1 at Shepperton) two specials - TX Christmas Day 2004/new year's day 2005

Martin Dennis / Richard Curtis

2004

Coupling (Hartswood Films for BBC2 at Teddington) series 4 - TX summer 2004  RTS Craft and Design Award nomination for multicamera lighting, 2004

Martin Dennis / Sue Vertue

2004

French and Saunders Actually (BBC Comedy for BBC1 at TVC) TX Christmas 2003

Nick Wood / Jo Sargent, Jon Plowman

2003

Hardware (Thames for ITV1 at Teddington) series 1 & 2 - TX March/April 2003, Spring 2004

Ben Kellett / Margot Gavan Duffy

2003

2 Pints of Lager musical special - When Janet Met Jonny (BBC Comedy for BBC3 at Ealing Studios) TX - Christmas 2003

Gareth Carrivick / Stephen McCrum, Michael Jacob, Sophie Clarke-Jervoise

2003

I'm Alan Partridge (Talkback for BBC2 at TVC) series 2 - TX Nov/Dec 2002  RTS Craft and Design Award nomination for multicamera lighting, 2003.

Tristram Shapeero / Armando Iannucci

2002

Only Fools and Horses (BBC at TVC) the final three specials - TX Christmas day 2001, 2002 and 2003

Tony Dow / Gareth Gwenlan

2001, 2002

French and Saunders' Celebrity Christmas Puddings (BBC at TVC) TX Christmas Day 2002

Tristram Shapeero / Jon Rolph, Jon Plowman

2002

Victoria Wood's Sketch Show Story (BBC at TVC) TX Spring 2001

John Birkin / Danny Dignan

2001

Hippies (Talkback/BBC at TVC) sitcom series by Linehan and Mathews with Simon Pegg & Sally Phillips - TX Spring 2000

Martin Dennis / Geoffrey Perkins

1999

One Foot in the Grave (BBC at TVC) Christmas day specials, 1995 & 1996.  RTS Craft and Design Award nomination for lighting, 1996

Susan Belbin

1995, 1996

Other sitcoms and sketch shows include...

Nelson's Column - some eps ('95), The Brittas Empire ('95, '96) Get Well Soon ('97), A Prince Among Men ('97, '98) Spark ('97), Office Gossip ('99, '00), The Nearly Complete and Utter History of Everything ('99), Lee Evans - So What Now? ('00),  Mirrorball ('00),  Life As We Know It ('01), Two Pints of Lager... some eps ('01, '02, '03, '04), Odd Socks ('03), Eyes Down ('03, '04), High Hopes ('03), The Crouches - some eps ('04), Sister Frances - pilot ('04), Marigold ('05), As Time Goes By - Christmas Specials ('05), Shane ('05), Home Again - some eps ('05), Little Miss Jocelyn - some eps ('06), Crawford Park - pilot ('06), After You've Gone ('06, '08), Hibbert and Long - pilot ('07), To the Manor Born Christmas Special ('07), In My Country - pilot ('08), The Green Green Grass ('05, '06, '07, '08), Navid and Johnny - pilot ('10), Merry Widows - pilot ('11), Naked House - pilot ('12), Father Figure ('13), The Smiths - pilot ('13), Party - pilot ('13), That's Rich - pilot ('15)

 

  

entertainment and events:

programme and transmission date

directors / producers

year recorded

Harry Hill's Alien Fun Capsule (CPL for ITV at TLS) comedy panel show series.  TX tba 2017

Geri Dowd / Alan Thorpe, Mob Dar

2017

Live From the BBC (Phil McIntyre TV for BBC3/BBC Worldwide at BBC Radio Theatre, Broadcasting House) standup comedy series 1 & 2.  TX online from March 2016, also TX on BBC2 spring 2016, series 2 spring 2017

Geri Dowd / Lindsay Jex, Lucy Ansbro

2015, 2016, 2017

The Russell Howard Hour (Avalon for Sky 1 at Sky Studios) standup and interview show pilot.  Series autumn 2017

Peter Orton / Robyn O'Brien, Jon Thoday

2016

Unspun with Matt Forde (Avalon for Dave at Elstree) comedy political review of the week.  TX Sep/Oct 2016.  Series 2 spring 2017

Peter Orton /  Dan Atkinson, Robyn O'Brien, Richard Allen-Turner, John Thoday

2016

Taskmaster (Avalon for Dave at Fountain) comedy game show series 2 and 3.  TX July/Aug, Oct/Nov 2016.  Series 3 & 4 in 2017

Peter Orton, Andy Devonshire / Andy Cartwright, Alex Horne, James Taylor, Rob Aslett, Richard Allen-Turner, Jon Thoday.

2016

Harry Hill's Tea Time (CPL for Sky1 at Sky Studios) comedy cookery series.  TX Oct/Nov 2016

Geri Dowd / Russell Ballkind, Mob Dar, Danielle Lux, Murray Boland

2016

Russell Howard's Stand Up Central (Avalon for Comedy Central at Electric Ballroom, Camden) 10 part standup series with guests.  series 1 TX May/June 2015.  Series 2 TX May/June 2016

Peter Orton / Jason Dawson, James Taylor, Rob Aslett, Jill Offman, Emma Clarke, Louise Holmes, Lourdes Diaz, Richard Allen-Turner

2015, 2016

Russell Howard's Good News (Avalon for BBC3 and BBC2 at Riverside and TLS) sketch and standup series 1-8 and 10 - TX autumn 2009, spring 2010, autumn 2010, spring 2011, autumn 2011, spring 2012, autumn 2012, spring and summer 2013, autumn 2015

Peter Orton / Robyn O'Brien, Sophie Cousens, Mark Iddon, Jon Thoday

2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015

Don't Panic (Wingspan Productions for BBC2 at TLS) factual special with Hans Rosling using 'Musion' virtual reality graphics.  TX September 2015

David Coleman / Dan Hillman, Archie Baron

2015

T-Rex Autopsy (Impossible Factual for National Geographic at Pinewood) 2-hour factual entertainment special for distribution to 171 territories, covering the dissection of a dinosaur - TX June 2015  'Special mention' in Knight of Illumination Awards - 2015

Richard Dale, David Coleman / Duncan Bulling, Paul Wooding, Ed Sayer

2015

Who Dares Wins (12 Yard for BBC1 at TVC, 3sixtymedia Manchester and BBC Glasgow) series 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9 of Saturday night gameshow - TX Nov-Dec 2007, Sep-Oct 2008, March-April 2010.  April-May 2011, Jan-Feb 2012, Jan-March 2014.  June-July 2015.  Oct-Nov 2016, Jan 2017 Nominated for Knight of Illumination Award - TV light entertainment category, 2010

Geri Dowd / Zoë Tait, Kerry Briggs, Andrew Musson, Andy Culpin, Michael Mannes, David Young

2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016

Eggheads (12 Yard for BBC1/BBC2  at TVC, Elstree studios and BBC Glasgow) quiz show series 1-16 - TX 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016

Suzanne Pearse / Eileen Herlihy, Rob Dean, Andy Culpin, David Young

2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Scotland Decides (BBC for BBC Scotland) live results programme for Scottish Referendum at BBC Glasgow.  TX September 2014

John Smith / Daniel Maxwell

2014

Proms in the Park (BBC Scotland for BBC2) live televised concert from Glasgow Green.  (Not available for 2014)

Bridget Caldwell / Gillian McNeil, Graham Mitchell, Eileen Herlihy

2013

Harry Hill's TV Burp (Avalon for ITV1 at Teddington and TVC) multi award-winning series 1-11 - TX Nov/Dec 2002, Nov/Dec 2003, Feb/March 2004, Oct/Nov 2004, Jan-March 2006, Christmas special 2006, Jan-April 2007, Christmas special 2007, Jan-April 2008, Oct 2008-April 2009, Oct 2009-April 2010, Oct 2010-March 2011, Oct-Nov 2011, Feb-March 2012

Peter Orton / Spencer Millman, Nick Symons, Richard Allen-Turner

2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

The Angelos Epithemiou Show (Pett Television for C4 at Pinewood) comedy entertainment show with live music.  TX July-August 2012

Barbara Wiltshire / Alex Moody, Lisa Clark, Bob Mortimer

2012

You Cannot Be Serious! (Avalon for ITV1 at TVC) Alistair McGowan sketch and clip show series - TX June-July 2012

Paul Wheeler / Colin Hopkins, Clyde Holcroft, Richard Allen-Turner, Harry Hill

2012

Mock The Week (Angst for BBC2 at TVC) Taking over in 2012 from the previous LD - TX summer/autumn 2012

Geri Dowd / Dan Patterson, Jed Leventhall

2012

That Sunday Night Show (Avalon for ITV1 at Riverside) Adrian Chiles topical discussion show series 1 & 2 - TX Jan-Feb 2011, Sep-Nov 2011, Jan-March 2012

Paul Wheeler / Jo Bunting, Jon Thoday

2011, 2012

Meet The Parents  (Objective for E4 at TVC) hidden camera entertainment series - TX autumn 2012

Peter Orton / Ben Jessop, Laura Clark, Jenny Hay

2012

The Matt Lucas Awards (comedy chat show series by BBC Comedy for BBC1 at TVC.) TX April/May 2012 (Not available for series 2)

Barbara Wiltshire / Richard Grocock, Mark Freeland, Matt Lucas

2011

The Devil's Dinner Party (Reality gameshow series by ITV Studios for Sky Atlantic at Teddington and Sky Studios) TX Nov 2011-April 2012

Simon Staffurth, Tony Grech / Mark Carter, Amanda Stavri, Nell Butler

2011

Lee Nelson's Well Good Show (Avalon for BBC3 at Riverside) standup and comedy entertainment show series 1 & 2 - TX June-July 2010, Aug-Sep 2011

Peter Orton / Spencer Millman, Richard Allen-Turner

2010, 2011

Shooting Stars (BBC Entertainment/Pett Productions for BBC1 at TVC) series 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 - TX Jan-March 2002, Oct-Dec 2002, Sep-Oct 2009, July-Aug 2010 plus Christmas Special, Aug-Sep 2011

Ian Trill, Richard Valentine / Alex Moody, Lisa Clark

2001, 2002, 2009, 2010, 2011

Fast and Loose (Angst productions for BBC2 at TVC)  improv comedy show - TX Jan-Feb 2011

Geri Dowd / Dan Patterson, Jed Leventhall

2010

The Door (ITV Studios for ITV1 at Maidstone) 'horror' style adventure gameshow - TX Easter 2010

Tim Van Someren / Jake Attwell, Beth Hart, Richard Cowles

2010

Shan Cothi (Presentable for S4C at Omni Studio, Cardiff) music series with guests - TX April-May 2009. (Sadly, not available for second series.)

Sian G Lloyd / Chris Stuart

2009

Al Murray's Happy Hour (Avalon for ITV1 at The London Studios) series 1, 2 & 3; TX Jan-March 2007, Jan-April 2008, Sep-Oct 2008.  Nominated for Knight of Illumination Award - TV light entertainment category, 2008.

Peter Orton / Robyn O'Brien, Nick Symons, Richard Allen-Turner

2007, 2008

The Omid Djalili Show (BBC Entertainment for BBC1 at TVC) sketch and standup series 1 & 2 - TX Nov-Dec 2007, spring 2009

Michael Cumming / Alex Walsh-Taylor, Kenton Allen

2007, 2008

An Audience / Another Audience With Al Murray (ITV Productions for ITV1 at The London Studios) TX March 2005, October 2007

Peter Orton / Nick Symons, Mark Wells; Robyn O'Brien, Rachel Ashdown

2005, 2007

TV Heaven, Telly Hell (Objective for C4 at The London Studios) Two series of comedy chatshow with Sean Lock - TX March/April 2006, July/August 2007

Lissa Evans / David Taylor, Richard Wilson, Jim Pullin

2005, 2006

Aled Jones Christmas Special (Presentable for S4C at Studio 1, Cardiff) music special with Aled Jones and guests - TX Christmas 2005.  Bafta Cymru Award for 'best lighting director' 2005

Sian G Williams / Chris Stuart

2005

The Great British Driving Test / Great British Spelling Test (Granada for ITV1 at The London Studios) live interactive quizzes - TX January & October 2004

Sue McMahon / Sean Miller, Nicholas Steinberg, Iestin Williams, Mark Wells

2004

An Audience With Harry Hill (Granada for ITV1 at The London Studios) TX October 2004

Peter Orton / Nick Symons, Mark Wells

2004

Distraction (Talkback for C4 at TVC) Jimmy Carr comedy gameshow series 1 & 2 - TX autumn 2003, spring 2004

Pati Marr, Barbara Wiltshire / Simon London, Ruth Wrigley

2003, 2004

Top of the Pops (BBC at Elstree and TVC) more than 50 editions

various directors / Chris Cowey, Ric Blaxill

1990 - 2002

Live and Kicking (BBC at TVC) 3 months each year of the best Saturday morning show ever!

various directors / Angela Sharp, Chris Bellinger

1995 - 2000

Other entertainment shows include...

Wogan ('90, '91), Going Live ('91, '92, '93), Rory Bremner ('91), A Song For Europe ('92), Run The Risk ('92, '93, '94, '95, '96), National Lottery Live ('95, '97, '98, '99, '03), Britpop Now ('95), The Standup Show ('96, '97, '00), Spice Girls special ('97), Stephen Fry's Live at the Lighthouse ('98), Your Kids Are In Charge ('00), Battle of the Fantasy Bands ('00), Limp Bizkit special ('00), Ruby ('97, '98, '99, '00),  Stupid Punts ('01, '02), Pop Goes Christmas ('01), Class Of... ('02), Xchange ('02), Double Cross ('02), The Frank Skinner Show ('02), Without Prejudice? ('02, '03), Dead Ringers ('02), The All New Harry Hill Show ('02), In It To Win It ('02 - '15), The Strategic Humor Initiative ('03), The Lyrics Game ('03), Beg, Borrow or Steal ('04), Fact Hunt - comedy quiz show with Al Murray  ('05), Harry Hill's Shark Infested Custard ('05), The X-Factor - covering regular LD ('05),  Little Britain Night ('05), Catrin Finch ('06), It Started With Swap Shop ('06), The X-Factor - covering regular LD ('06), I Blame the Spice Girls ('07), Get A Grip ('07), Shrink Rap ('09), I Own Britain's Best Home - final ('08, '09), Over The Rainbow - three editions covering regular LD ('10), Dick and Dom's Funny Business ('10, '11) The One Lenny ('11), Perfection ('11, '12, '13, '14), Take Me Out - covering regular LD ('12), Big Fat Quiz - covering regular LD ('12, '13), Lucky Sexy Winners - Vic and Bob gameshow pilot for C4 ('12), Sweat the Small Stuff - second half of series 1 ('13), Baker and Kelly's VSPO - several editions ('13), A Question of Sport - covering regular LD ('14), Vidiots pilot ('14), Chris Ramsey's TMI - pilot ('15), , Jack Dee's Referendum Help Desk - covering regular LD ('16), The Last Leg - covering regular LD ('16)

 

 

OBs for TV/DVD/Blu-ray:

show (recorded as live in theatres)

director

year recorded

Chris Ramsey 'All Growed Up' (DVD recording for Avalon in Tyne Theatre and Opera House, Newcastle)

Peter Orton

2015

Le Nozze Di Figaro (adapting theatre lighting for live relay to cinemas worldwide at Royal Opera House, Covent Garden) TX - October 2015

Jonathan Haswell

2015

Russell Howard 'Wonderbox' (DVD recording for Avalon in Bristol Hippodrome)

Peter Orton

2014

Frank Skinner 'Man in a Suit' (DVD recording for Avalon in Leicester Square Theatre)

Peter Orton

2014

Eugene Onegin (working with theatre lighting designer for new production at Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.  Live TX to cinemas and recording for BBC) Live TX - Feb 2013, TX on BBC4 April 2013

Jonathan Haswell

2013

Tosca (adapting theatre lighting for TV recording at Royal Opera House, Covent Garden) TX - Christmas Eve 2011 on BBC2

Jonathan Haswell

2011

Rumpelstiltskin ballet (adapting theatre lighting for TV recording of London Children's Ballet Company)

Trevor Hampton

2011

Simon Callow - 'Dr Marigold and Mr Chops' (adapting existing theatre lighting for TV recording for Riverside Studios)

Glenn-Emlyn Richards

2010

Al Murray - Live at The Palladium (for Avalon)

Peter Orton

2007

Russell Howard Live (for Avalon)

Peter Orton

2007

The Ornate Johnsons' Edwardian Spectacular (Sketch show from Wilton's Music Hall for BBC Comedy/BBC4)

Gareth Carrivick

2007

Edinburgh and Beyond (Stand-up series with Al Murray and various comedians for Avalon/Paramount Comedy)

Peter Orton

2005, 2006, 2007

Lee Mack - Live (for Avalon)

Paul Wheeler

2006

Harry Hill in 'Hooves' (for Avalon)

Peter Orton

2005

Jerry Springer - The Opera (adapting existing theatre lighting for Avalon/BBC2)

Peter Orton

2004

drama:

programme

directors / producers

year recorded

Nixon's The One (Hat Trick for Sky Arts1 at Sky Studios/Wimbledon studios) comedy drama TX pilot for 'Playhouse' strand then series - pilot TX April 2012, series TX Jan/Feb 2014

Sasha Ransome, Ed Bye / Alex Walsh-Taylor, Karen Murphy, Harry Shearer, Jimmy Mulville

2011, 2012

Here (Sky Arts at Riverside and Sky studios) new play performed for four performances in front of live audience, then moved to TV studio and transmitted live.  Theatre lighting designed by me and adapted for the TV studio.  TX July 2010

Josie Rourke, Stuart McDonald / Pip Broughton, Sandi Toksvig, James Hunt

2010

Hens (Sky Arts at Riverside and Sky studios) new play performed for four performances in front of live audience, then moved to TV studio and transmitted live.  Theatre lighting designed by me and adapted for the TV studio.  TX June 2010

Peter Gill, Stuart McDonald / Pip Broughton, Sandi Toksvig, James Hunt

2010

The Typist (Sky Arts at Riverside and Sky studios) new play performed for four performances in front of live audience, then moved to TV studio and transmitted live.  Theatre lighting designed by me and adapted for the TV studio.  TX June 2010.  RTS Craft and Design Award nomination for multicamera lighting, 2010

Bijan Sheibani, Stuart McDonald / Pip Broughton, Sandi Toksvig, James Hunt

2010

EastEnders (BBC at Elstree and on location) many blocks of several months each year during early and mid-nineties.   Then a few blocks each year up to 1999.  Several specials including two Christmases.

more than 20 directors / several producers including Diana Kyle, Leonard Lewis, Jane Fallon, Corinne Hollingworth

1991 - 1999

Grange Hill (BBC at Elstree and on location) DoP for single camera - studio and location - 2 blocks

Geoff Feld, Paul Annett / Diana Kyle

1998

Accused (BBC on location) DoP for 8 part location drama

Indra Bhose, Rob Evans, Jo Johnson, Gwennan Sage / Diana Kyle

1996

Pat and Margaret (BBC at TVC) working with DoP John Daly on scenes set in TV studio

Gavin Millar / Ruth Caleb

1994

The Boot Street Band (BBC at TVC) 2 series of children's comedy drama written by Andrew Davies.  Yes, that Andrew Davies

John Smith / Angela Beeching

1993, 1994

 

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The images shown on this website are taken from television programmes for which I was lighting director. It has not been possible to obtain formal permission for the use of all of the images on this website. I apologise sincerely if this causes any problem. If you were involved with one of these productions and wish a picture to be removed, please contact me and I will be happy to oblige.