Has been re-released on DVD
Beautifully presented box of 4 DVDs of the 3rd Series.
UK High Street shops such as HMV, Smiths
Prisoner of War
The last Run
Ring of Roses
Light the Blue Touch Paper
re-released on DVD
and is now available from high street
stores and Amazon
Clifford Rose & Alison Glennie
Nitza Saul & Nick Young
Wonderful TV Film Drama Series.
Claire Higgins- Ken Hutchinson - Gabrielle Anwar
Being a crook isn't a very pleasant way of life. It
is particularly disagreeable to be married to someone in the underworld
and worse still to be a mobster's daughter.
'There is little peace for a man who lives amongst hoodlums
and there may be no hiding place'.
'There is certainly no honour
I directed several episodes over a couple of seasons of
this popular series.
eter was a delightful actor to work with and most of the success of the
series was down to his portrayal of James Onedin.
Worked again with him on One by One
One by One
Zoo Vet series about work with exotic
animals - lots of fun - very interesting working with Jimmy Clubb
Sally Chipperfields Circus.
I direct a mean elephant!
I worked with all the
'Doctors' up to and including Tom
Had the pleasure of directing Cybermen, Sea Devils, Daleks and my
favourite - the Robots from the space miner...
Sea Devils -
with interviews and commentary
Colony in Space
Revenge of the
Robots of Death
Death to the Daleks
The Sea Devils
We shot the West Indian island sequences on the southern
tip of Corsica - that was as far as the budget allowed us to go! The
Jungle was shot on the Mildmay estate near Plymouth which has been
home location to several previous versions of this 'Sea Story'.
Tale of Two Cities
BBC Sunday Classic Serial .
I wrote the
adaptation as well as Directing
Won an Emmy.
Feature film produced byLinked Ring Productions
set in Gibraltar, Tangier with
Billie Whitelaw & Ronnie Cox
Available from Amazon and eBay
A very good BBC 1 drama series about life in a Leander
Created and mainly written by Ian Mackintosh a serving
RN officer. He was awarded a posthumous MBE for his work in Intelligence
- a real life James Bond!
Locations in Hong Kong, Plymouth & Portsmouth.
Blake's7 is available from the BBC shop/Amazon
THE WAY BACK,
I directed the first ever episode and then several more
from the first series. Great fun to do -
Bravely going where others had been before!
From my original idea,
The series was
produced by the late
Very successful 'boating and between the
sheets' drama series
set on the Hamble River.
As well as directing I created the
sailing sequences that backed the end credits.
A really fun days shooting
with a helicopter, speed boats and some splendid craft to photograph!
all round good-guy Tom Howard,
Jan Harvey as the glamorous Jan Howard
Stephen Yardley as the manipulative Ken Masters.
(My brief sojourn in Netherlands Television)
Had the pleasure of directing the first
& second series. My function was to bring UK TV production techniques to
life/Vrienden voor het Leven
Found the Scripts, did the casting, created the
recording techniques and imported the UK system of Sit Com to the
Found the script, Produced and Directed the Pilot
got fired by Joop v/d Ende!
Firsts are always interesting!
working for the Vara I directed this clever sit com
based on Swedish Series. 3 series of it!
Won lots of awards for drama and got to live in Amsterdam!
be a young television director in the 60's 70's & 80's was
was 24 when I did the (then 6 week) directors course at the BBC then directed my first broadcast
television drama production.
was growing at a rate and the creative side was run by people from the theatre
or film industry. Directors in those days did the casting, were consulted
during the writing process and had a freedom impossible today.
I was on the staff of the BBC, as a Production Assistant - production
manager/first assistant in film terms - I was allowed to direct shows
whilst still on the staff. (All drama directors are freelance in UK TV) Until 1970/1 I would direct a show then have to go
back to being a PA - Always a bit difficult but with a wife, children and a
mortgage, it had it's attractions but I hated the system and wanted to go
1970 Ronnie Marsh, then head of drama, gave me a years contract worth of
freelance directing engagements. I left the staff and became freelance
What a nice man and
what a kind thing to do.
has now grown up and on soaps the role of the director is primarily to point
cameras. The speed and instant acting required to-day has taken much of the fun
out the work and many - particularly BBC soaps - are run by committee.
sure if this is good or bad, but for young directors it is very sad.
would have paid to do the directing work that came my way - certainly it was a
bit intimidating sometimes, very scary even, but it never was boring and I was allowed to
experiment and sometimes to fail - the most exciting thing I can imagine.
following is what I have been doing in the Film and Television part of my
E in Michael E Briant came about because of the same problem I had as a child
actor and changed my name to Tennant - The actor Michael Bryant was/is
much more famous than me - He started to get phone calls about his directing
abilities! and I started to get letters and calls from his fans! Michael Byiant's
correspondence was much more interesting than mine but none the less I decided
to insert my E initial into my credits!
Z Cars Film and Studio
Colony in Space
Z Cars Old Bones, Bits
and Bats, The fighter etc etc
Sea Devils + Christmas Spectacular – 6 episodes
Death to the Daleks
Z Cars First series shot all OB
A Murmur of Malice
Revenge of the Cybermen
A Slight case of Matrimony
Dixon of Dock Green
Black Monday – Hired Man
4 x 50’ episodes
Robots of Death
Angels Hospital Series about nurses
6 part mystery serial
of Dock Green
Alice - Jackpot
And Wings of Gold - Knight Errant
6 part serial of Stevenson’s Classic novel
First episode + 4 others
Windsong - Girl from the Sea - A Matter of History
Prisoner of War – the last Run – Ring of Roses
- Ambush –
Light the blue touchpaperPaper
part serial about kidnapping of royal child by terrorists-
by Arden Winch.
Tale of Two Cities 6 part serial of Dickens Classic Novel – I also wrote the adaptation - It won an Emmy
Sequel to Secret Army about today's
Nazi party leaders
Ring Films Started my own production company
Feature film – Produced and Directed
One by One
Zoo Vets drama series
6 x 50
Film series all on
location in London and Derbyshire
Howard’s Way Sailing Series - based on my original concept
Spikerhook/Nail Corner Netherlands
Friends for Life
sit com Vrienden voor het Leven
UK title 'The Two of Us'
sitcom series made with UK production techniques)
After Henry/Zonder Ernst Netherlands
sit com - produced & directed
Jansen-Jansen Netherlands Sit Com
Blue Water Cruising Produced and Directed in Caribbean
Blue Water Destinations Trinidad to Panama
Blue Water Destinations Panama to Galapagos
Blue Water Destinations Marquises to Tahiti
Blue Water Destinations Society Islands to Fiji and Tonga
Blue Water Destinations Australia to Timor
Blue Water Destinations Indonesia to Sri Lanka
This should go to my IMDb page