Neil Parker

Neil Parker

Colorist in Manchester, United Kingdom

About Neil

Colourist with exceptional experience covering over 20 years, mainly on high profile primetime television, but also on many acclaimed short films. Currently working on both Baselight and Da Vinci Resolve platforms. Check out my IMDB page for a (fairly) up to date list of credits.


Name: Neil Parker

Lives in: Manchester, United Kingdom

Occupation: Colorist

Credits

  • Cameraman to the Queen

    Cameraman to the Queen (2015)
    TV Movie by Chris Malone (Documentary) Editorial department

  • Evermoor

    Evermoor (2014 - 2015)
    Television by Diane Whitley (Adventure) Editorial department The 4 part supernatural series will tell the story of a 14 year old girl, Tara Bailey, uprooted from her Urban American home to move to to a spooky remote rural village in "middle England" with her best selling novelist mother and British stepfather. Teamed with her brother Jake and her British step-siblings Seb and Bella, she suddenly falls into a web if danger and must fight to save her new family home, Evermoor Manor. Written by Paris Italy

  • After Hours

    After Hours (2015)
    Television (Comedy) Editorial department Centring around a internet radio station on a long boat. Run by two people with extravagant personalities who meet a young fan who gets on board.

  • Boy Meets Girl

    Boy Meets Girl (2015)
    Television by Elliott Kerrigan (Comedy) Editorial department Comedy series about a couple who find love across the transgender age gap.

  • Midwinter of the Spirit

    Midwinter of the Spirit (2015)
    Television (Thriller) Editorial department This series follows country vicar Merrily Watkins, who is one of the few women priests working as an exorcist in the UK. When a grisly murder takes place in her local area, the police come calling for her assistance.

  • The Trials of Jimmy Rose

    The Trials of Jimmy Rose (2015)
    Television by Alan Whiting (Drama) Editorial department Career criminal Jimmy Rose has spent the last twelve years in prison for armed robbery. Jimmy has to face up to commitment as a husband, father and grandfather. That means being around for his children, staying out of trouble and out of prison. Written by TJ Cooper

  • Tales from Northumberland

    Tales from Northumberland (2015)
    Television (Documentary) Editorial department

  • 4 O'Clock Club

    4 O'Clock Club (2015)
    Television (Comedy) Editorial department Two brothers go to the same school. One is a teacher and the other is a pupil.

  • Snatchers

    Snatchers (2015)
    Film by Drew Lovett (Short) Editorial department Returning to their apartment from a night out, Jeff and Danielle are confronted by young intruder in their home. Not knowing when the authorities will arrive, Jeff must decide whether to act outside of the law to protect Danielle.

  • One Word

    One Word (2014)
    Film by Caleb Shaffer (Short, Biography, Drama and War) Editorial department 'One word' Is a film about how art helps a student express himself to his peers in a unique way. 'Sammi' is a young African refugee who has fled his homeland with his mother. They have ended up in an alien and hostile Britain. He is struggling to deal with his past which is effecting his present, and ruining his future. He is given the opportunity at school to express himself with a performance piece of coursework which allows him to finally comes to terms with some of his issues.

  • Executed

    Executed (2014)
    TV Movie by Chris Malone (Documentary) Editorial department Documentary telling the stories of those executed in Britain, with testimony from the relatives they left behind and from people who witnessed the final days of capital punishment.

  • Insomnia

    Insomnia (2014)
    Film by Drew Lovett (Short and Drama) Editorial department Sarah can't sleep. The nightmares of the last twelve months have bled through into her days and the only way she can stop existing and start living again is by confronting her past in the present.

  • Ade at Sea

    Ade at Sea (2014)
    Television (Documentary) Editorial department

  • The Walton Sextuplets at 30

    The Walton Sextuplets at 30 (2014)
    TV Movie by Ruth Gray (Documentary) Editorial department Documentary following the world's only all-girl sextuplets - the Waltons - during their milestone year as they turn 30. The girls travel to New York to celebrate their special day.

  • Coronation Street: A Moving Story

    Coronation Street: A Moving Story (2014)
    TV Movie by Patrick Talbot (Documentary) Editorial department A documentary about the history of the Coronation Street set, from it's humble studio bound beginnings to the move to a new location in 2013. Members of the cast reminisce about their memories of working on our favourite Street.

  • Being Poirot

    Being Poirot (2013)
    Film by Chris Malone (Documentary) Editorial department As 25 years of playing one of television's greatest icons come to an end David Suchet attempts to unravel the mysterious appeal of the great detective Hercule Poirot - and reveals what it has been like to play one of fiction's most enduring and enigmatic creations. In this entertaining and revealing documentary. Suchet allows the camera crew to follow him as he prepares for the emotional final days' filming on set. Suchet returns to Agatha Christie's Summer home in Devon, where he first met the author's family after taking on the role a quarter of a century ago, and travels to Belgium as he attempts to find Poirot's roots and discover what the Belgians think of one of their most famous sons. Written by Anonymous

  • Pat & Cabbage

    Pat & Cabbage (2013)
    Television (Comedy) Editorial department

  • The Last Witch

    The Last Witch (2013)
    TV Movie by Robin Sheppard (Drama) Editorial department

  • Animal Heroes

    Animal Heroes (2013)
    Television (Documentary) Editorial department Across the world British service men and women are risking life and limb for their country. Now, in this three-part series for ITV, we meet the four-legged friends who are working at their side

  • Scott & Bailey

    Scott & Bailey (2011 - 2013)
    Television by Diane Taylor (Crime and Drama) Editorial department Two female detectives, one motherly, the other emotionally immature, have varying levels of success applying their eccentric outlooks on life to their police cases and private lives.

  • The Security Men

    The Security Men (2013)
    TV Movie by David Drury (Comedy) Editorial department Duckers, Jimmy and Ray are three work-shy security guards at a shopping mall who spend much of their time mocking their Jobsworth boss Kenneth. One night they bunk off to watch and bet on a boxing match at the electrical shop, only to find on their return that the mall's jewellers has been robbed. To save face - and their jobs - they bring in computer ace Rhys to help concoct a new CCTV film in which two of them pose as robbers and the other two pursue them but lose them. It looks very genuine but P.C. Greaves has his doubts. Can they get away with it? Written by don @ minifie-1

  • Love Matters

    Love Matters (2013)
    Television (Comedy) Editorial department

  • Girls Aloud: Ten Years at the Top

    Girls Aloud: Ten Years at the Top (2012)
    TV Movie by Vicky Thomas (Documentary and Music) Editorial department

  • Homefront

    Homefront (2012)
    Television by Sue Teddern (Drama) Editorial department A six-episode mini-series which follows the lives of four army wives in the UK.

  • Mrs Biggs

    Mrs Biggs (2012)
    Television (Drama) Editorial department The true story of Charmian Brent (née Powell), the rebellious product of a strict 1950s upbringing, and her whirlwind romance with Ronald Biggs leading to a descent into crime, most infamously 1963's Great Train Robbery.

  • William at 30

    William at 30 (2012)
    TV Movie by Darrell Olsen (Documentary) Editorial department Biography of Prince William to commemorate his forthcoming 30th birthday, featuring interviews with friends, colleagues and journalists.

  • 56 Up

    56 Up (2012)
    TV Movie by Paul Almond (Documentary) Editorial department Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born adults after a 7 year wait. The subjects are interviewed as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the last seven years.

  • Appropriate Adult

    Appropriate Adult (2011)
    Television (Drama) Editorial department Part 1:- Trainee social worker Janet Leach is asked by Gloucester police to be the appropriate adult at the interrogation of a simple-minded suspect. He is Fred West, who, with his wife Rosemary, is accused of killing their daughter and burying her in their garden at 25, Cromwell Street. West claims the death was accidental and his wife knew nothing of it. However grisly details gradually come to light and West owns to nine other murders, of girls who stayed at his house. Janet soon finds herself intimidated by the intensity of the situation, gutter press approaches to which her bi-polar husband succumbs and the foul-mouthed threats of Rosemary West. But just as disturbing is the rapport which Fred believes he has with her, terming her his only friend and confessing to her things he will not tell the police. Written by don @ minifie-1

  • Exile

    Exile (2011)
    Television by Paul Abbott (Drama and Thriller) Editorial department A father and son story, with a thriller motor. It explores a mystery from the past with a brutal and shocking revelation.

  • Leah's Dream

    Leah's Dream (2011)
    Television by Chris Malone (Documentary) Editorial department

  • Accused

    Accused (2010)
    Television by Jimmy McGovern (Drama) Editorial department Every episode examines a person who is accused of a crime (mostly murder) & what led them to end up in the Dock. Created by Jimmy McGovern. Written by allison2099

  • The Nation's Favourite ABBA Song

    The Nation's Favourite ABBA Song (2010)
    TV Movie by John Piper (Documentary and Music) Editorial department

  • The Road to Coronation Street

    The Road to Coronation Street (2010)
    TV Movie by Charles Sturridge (Drama) Editorial department In 1960 a former child actor with writing ambitions,Mancunian Tony Warren begins submitting television scripts for 'Shadow Squad' to progressive Canadian producer Harry Elton,who wants to nurture local talent. Tony,however,is keen to sell a drama he has written about real Northerners,called 'Florizel Street',after a picture of Prince Florizel in his office. Harry is supportive but Granada studio boss Sidney Bernstein is lukewarm,feeling it is seedy and unglamorous. Fortunately his brother Cecil sees the virtue in cheaply made studio drama with local actors and,with writer Harry Kershaw and director Derek Bennett on board,the street's residents are cast. Thirteen episodes are commissioned but the pivotal character of battle-axe Ena Sharples is proving impossible to cast until Tony brings in a cantankerous old actress from his radio days - Violet Carson. She is perfect. Less perfect is the title,which the tea lady says sounds like disinfectant. A new title must be found quickly - and so... Written by don @ minifie-1

  • David Suchet on the Orient Express

    David Suchet on the Orient Express (2010)
    TV Movie by Chris Malone (Documentary) Editorial department In this travelogue, actor David Suchet journeys across Europe abroad the world famous Orient Express Train, as he prepares to play Poirot in an adaptation of Agatha Christie's "Murder on the Orient Express."

  • Ingenious

    Ingenious (2009)
    TV Movie by Brian Kelly (Drama and Family) Editorial department Sally lives with Gransha, her grandmother, on a farm in Cheshire. One day Sally and her friends Spikey and Patch discover a bottle containing a genie who will obey their every whim - which is rather handy as Gransha is in danger of losing the farm. At the same time scientists at the nearby space telescope at Jodrell Bank pick up evidence of a dragon being in the area. Sally and her friends decide to track down the dragon to find out its demands and see if these can be used to help them and the genie save Gransha's farm. Written by don @ minifie-1

  • Blue Murder

    Blue Murder (2009)
    Television by Cath Staincliffe (Crime, Drama and Mystery) Editorial department Single mother DCI Janine Lewis struggles with the problems of bringing up four children while leading her team of detectives in solving high-profile murders.

  • The Street

    The Street (2006 - 2009)
    Television by Jimmy McGovern (Drama) Editorial department Series of one-off dramas, each focusing on a different house within the same street.

  • Salvage

    Salvage (2009)
    Film by Lawrence Gough (Horror) Editorial department When a container washes ashore the residents of a sleepy cul-de-sac are plunged into violence, terror and paranoia. Ring fenced by the military a single mother must overcome all the odds to save her daughter.

  • Unforgiven

    Unforgiven (2009)
    Television (Drama) Editorial department

  • Britannia High

    Britannia High (2008)
    Television (Drama) Editorial department Set in a stage-school in London 'Britannia High' focuses on a group of students struggling to make it in music. The show starts when new girl Lauren moves to the capital city to study at Britannia High and struggles to fit it and cope with the hard work, she finds close friends(and enemies) who help her as we discover the truth about her dear friends.

  • Real Crime

    Real Crime (2008)
    Television (Documentary) Editorial department

  • Wired

    Wired (2008)
    Television (Drama and Thriller) Editorial department

  • Secrets of Body Language

    Secrets of Body Language (2008)
    TV Movie by James Millar (Documentary) Editorial department

  • P.O.V.

    P.O.V. (2007)
    Television by Marc Weiss (Documentary) Editorial department

  • Malcolm and Barbara: Love's Farewell

    Malcolm and Barbara: Love's Farewell (2007)
    TV Movie by Paul Watson (Documentary and Biography) Editorial department This is an update of 1999's powerful award winning documentary Malcolm and Barbara- a love story, which follows the couple Malcolm and Barbara Pointon as they deal with Malcolm's onset of Alzheimers disease. Malcolm was a talented composer and musician before his illness and the film follows Barbara as she attempts to care for Malcolm in their home whilst struggling with the health service as the disease takes hold. Written by anon

  • Boot Polish

    Boot Polish (2007)
    Film by Aneel Ahmad (Short and Drama) Editorial department A shoeshine boy on the dusty streets of Lahore dreams of rescuing a beautiful courtesan. Boot Polish is a film about dreams... See full synopsis »

  • The Good Samaritan

    The Good Samaritan (2007)
    TV Movie by Kenneth Glenaan (Comedy and Drama) Editorial department

  • Waterloo Road

    Waterloo Road (2007)
    Television by Maureen Chadwick (Drama and Romance) Editorial department There's a school like Waterloo Road in every town in Britain. The staff are overworked and underpaid, the budgets only ever seem to get tighter, and the kids more troublesome. It's a melting pot of class and race where the day-to-day troubles of its students spill out in dramatic ways. However, every pupil knows that at Waterloo Road they'll always be cared for by the staff and given every chance to achieve an education. The teachers themselves are often far from perfect, but as any pupil with a problem soon discovers, a few motivated and inspiring individuals can make a massive difference. Written by Official site

  • New Street Law

    New Street Law (2006 - 2007)
    Television by G.F. Newman (Crime and Drama) Editorial department New Street Law, set in Manchester's legal community, follows the exploits, competitiveness and legal cases of two rival law firms of barristers that both have very different attitudes to justice.

  • Instinct

    Instinct (2007)
    TV Movie by Terry McDonough (Drama) Editorial department In Part 1, D.C.I. Thomas Flynn is called upon to solve the riddle of a murder scene without a corpse. When the body is finally discovered, it soon becomes clear that a terrifying serial killer is on the loose. Meanwhile, the detective has issues of his own to contend with when he meets his beautiful half-sister for the first time. In Part 2, D.C.I. Thomas Flynn closes in on the serial killer when a fifth body is found hanging from a fence, and finds his life becoming entwined with that of Ian Stanford, the first victim's husband. The detective's concern for half-sister Milly grows when she reveals she's joined a dating agency - with neither of them realising she's part of the murderer's deadly plan. Written by Anonymous

  • The Mark of Cain

    The Mark of Cain (2007)
    Film by Marc Munden (Drama and War) Editorial department GULLIVER and TATE - nickname 'Treacle' - are two ordinary 18 year-olds serving in the British Army in Iraq. Their platoon is struggling to maintain the uneasy peace of 2003. When their popular company captain, GODBER, is killed on patrol by a roadside bomb, morale in the platoon hits rock bottom. Acting on orders they round up several suspects from house-to-house searches. That night feelings at the camp are running high and as the chain of command is weakened and events spiral out of control. The lads end their tour of duty and return to England full of stories but also shaken by their experiences. Iraq comes back to haunt them when Gulliver's jilted girlfriend, Shelley, decides to get her own back on him by giving photos of the events in Iraq to the British police. The story hits the press, and Gulliver and Treacle, now the most reviled men in Britain, face court martial. The army claims the two are 'rotten apples' acting alone. Guilt-ridden and abandoned, the pressure is too much ... Written by Red Production Company

  • Dead Clever: The Life and Crimes of Julie Bottomley

    Dead Clever: The Life and Crimes of Julie Bottomley (2007)
    TV Movie by Dearbhla Walsh (Drama and Thriller) Editorial department

  • Vincent

    Vincent (2005 - 2006)
    Television by Stephen Butchard (Crime, Drama and Mystery) Editorial department Ex Cop turned private investigator Vincent Gallagher and his team of PI's do whatever it takes to tackle cases that come to them.

  • The Royle Family

    The Royle Family (2006)
    Television (Comedy) Editorial department A British sitcom about a family going through everyday life in the Royle family house.

  • The Good Housekeeping Guide

    The Good Housekeeping Guide (2006)
    TV Movie by Syd Macartney (Drama) Editorial department Things are going badly for Raymond Fox. His high-powered wife, Jenny, has left him for a younger man, and looking after his teenage kids - nerdy Sara (17) and wayward Robinson (15) - and his gorgeous suburban family home is his only consolation. But now Jenny has found happiness with Joe she's keen for the kids to live with her and plans to buy their home and put Raymond out on the street. Returning home unexpectedly early from a holiday, Raymond is shocked to find that his cheery neighbour Lydia hasn't just been watering his plants. She's also been working as a prostitute to supplement her and her daughter's lifestyle and has been using his house to do it. Raymond is desperate to raise enough money to put a stop to Jenny's plans but there aren't many opportunities for failed mechanics turned house-husband. So, while he's initially shocked at Lydia's activities, he soon realises that his housekeeping skills are surprisingly transferable. Meanwhile, Jenny's attempts to create a happy ... Written by Anonymous

  • Magnolia

    Magnolia (2006)
    TV Movie by Jim Doyle (Drama) Editorial department Ex-con Paul is desperately trying to keep his business, A to Z Decorators, afloat. His workmates are fellow ex-prisoners - the volatile Terry and bookish ex-drug addict Dino - and their clients aren't exactly big time. As the cheques start bouncing and the debts pile up, Paul's wife Sheila wants him to give up and take a paid job with previous employers, the notorious King brothers, but Paul refuses to abandon his colleagues. Two potential contracts stand between them and oblivion. But one depends on Paul winning over Gregg, the obnoxious, racist site manager of the dodgy Hag Moor Estate; and the other, a potentially lucrative maintenance contract at the luxury private Willows estate, seems to have been sewn up already by the King brothers. As Terry finishes up at The Golden Hours Retirement Home and Dino is dispatched to clean up after his last job after complaints from the tyrannical Roger Forsyth, Paul puts his best efforts into securing the company's future. Terry's brother Ed has... Written by Anonymous

  • Shiny Shiny Bright New Hole in My Heart

    Shiny Shiny Bright New Hole in My Heart (2006)
    TV Movie by Marc Munden (Drama) Editorial department A woman's obsession with shopping leads to devastating consequences in a new drama starring Sally Hawkins, Steven Mackintosh and Daniela Nardini.

  • The Girls Who Came to Stay

    The Girls Who Came to Stay (2006)
    TV Movie by Philip Martin (Drama) Editorial department The story of a couple who take in two girls from Belarus, a country that has been affected by the Chernobyl disaster.

  • Donovan

    Donovan (2006)
    Television (Crime and Drama) Editorial department

  • See No Evil: The Moors Murders

    See No Evil: The Moors Murders (2006)
    Television (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Editorial department 1965:- Following the cot death of their baby daughter young marrieds Maureen and David Smith are comforted and ultimately influenced by Maureen's older sister Myra Hindley and her boyfriend Ian Brady but David is horrified to witness Brady murder teen-ager Edward Evans and goes to the police, as a result of which Brady is arrested. The police investigation links Brady and Hindley to the disappearance of several local children, especially when a pornographic photo of 10-year old Lesley Ann Downey is found, along with a tape of her pleading for her life. The bodies of Lesley and John Kilbride are discovered in shallow graves on Saddleworth moor and Brady and Hindley are tried for murder, receiving multiple life sentences, though David is exonerated despite the pair trying to implicate him and it will be some years before the murderers confess to the whereabouts of other victims. Five years later the Smiths have separated and Maureen is persuaded by her grandma to visit Myra, who has now... Written by don @ minifie-1

  • Love Lies Bleeding

    Love Lies Bleeding (2006)
    TV Movie by David Drury (Crime, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Editorial department Self-made millionaire Mark Terry has no idea that his world is about to turn upside down when an old school friend appears with a grudge against him.

  • Eleventh Hour

    Eleventh Hour (2006)
    Television by Stephen Gallagher (Sci-Fi and Thriller) Editorial department Patrick Stewart stars as science professor Ian Hood, who works for the Home Office as a consultant on special dangerous cases that involve deadly viruses, cloning experiments etc. Special Branch agent Rachel Young is his partner.

  • Northern Lights

    Northern Lights (2006)
    Television (Comedy and Drama) Editorial department Colin and Howie are constantly feuding best friends who marry sisters Jackie and Pauling turning them into brothers-in-law. Can their relationships survive their feuding as it seems they will stop and nothing to outdo each other.

  • BattleField Detectives

    BattleField Detectives (2005)
    Television (Documentary, History and War) Editorial department A scientific documentary that retells some of the world's most famous and historic battles that have transformed the world as we now see it today.

  • The Ghost Squad

    The Ghost Squad (2005)
    Television by Tom Grieves (Crime and Drama) Editorial department Ghost Squad is an unofficial top secret Internal Affairs unit that recruits former police officers who've proved their honesty during their service and sends them undercover to investigate and root out corruption within the police.

  • 49 Up

    49 Up (2005)
    TV Movie by Paul Almond (Documentary and Biography) Editorial department In 1964, to explore the adage "Give me a child until he is seven and I will give you the man," World in Action filmed seven-year-olds. Every seven years, Michael Apted visits them. At 49, 12 agree to talk about family, work, their hopes, and the series. We also see footage from previous interviews. Some marriages seem stronger; some have ended. Being a parent or a grandparent dominates life's pleasures. Simon has found responsibility; John's charity work flourishes. Neil remains in politics, against all odds. Jackie leads the critique of a more deliberately-present Apted and the series' intrusiveness. None enjoy participating; all are reflective; several surpass expectations. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

  • Titanic: Birth of a Legend

    Titanic: Birth of a Legend (2005)
    TV Movie by William Lyons (Documentary and Drama) Editorial department Dramatised documentary which follows the lives of the men who designed and built Titanic and her sister ship Olympic at the Harland & Wolff shipyard in Belfast, showing the violence, political drama and financial pressures that affected those who worked on her. Eight men, the Guarantee Group, were privileged to be chosen to travel on her maiden voyage. All of them were killed when she sank after striking an iceberg. Written by Anonymous

  • 10:96: Training Night

    10:96: Training Night (2005)
    TV Movie by Noreen Kershaw (Comedy) Editorial department Comedy pilot about two policemen who spend a claustrophobic evening in their patrol car under the call sign 10:96. Sergeant Barnes has high blood pressure and low self esteem but means well, while PC Sands is Anglo-Indian and soon becomes the victim of his boss's comical attempts to be politically correct. Written by Anonymous

  • I'm with Stupid

    I'm with Stupid (2005)
    Television (Comedy) Editorial department Sitcom in which a homeless man and a wheelchair-user strike up an unlikely friendship after a chance meeting. Sheldon needs a bed for the night and Paul is able to oblige. A neighbor offers Paul a bet, with Sheldon the unwilling victim. Against all the odds, their friendship survives the night. Written by Anonymous

  • Dead Man Weds

    Dead Man Weds (2005)
    Television (Comedy and Drama) Editorial department Dark comedy series set in the world of local newspapers.

  • The New Worst Witch

    The New Worst Witch (2005)
    Television (Family and Fantasy) Editorial department The new worst witch carries on from the orignal series The Worst Witch based on books by Jill Murphy. this time at Cackles Academy its no longer Mildred 'Millie' Hubble causing trouble its her cousin Henrietta 'Hettie' Hubble who causes just as much trouble. Written by Kat

  • Seven Days That Shook the Weathermen

    Seven Days That Shook the Weathermen (2005)
    TV Movie by Gareth Williams (Documentary) Editorial department Documentary looking at the worst weather from around the world.

  • Conviction

    Conviction (2004)
    Television (Crime and Drama) Editorial department When the body of a murdered 12 year old girl is found in a skate park on the street where she lives the local police storm into action. Mistakes are made in the heat of an emotionally charged investigation, resulting in a series of tragedies that tear apart the lives of the inspectors on the case. Written by daylinb

  • Island at War

    Island at War (2004)
    Television (Drama and War) Editorial department Set during the occupation of the Channel Islands during World War II. The story shows how Island life changed overnight after a German invasion. Islanders were restricted to walking and cycling, town names were changed to German names, clocks were set to continental time, and no society could meet without the permission of German High Command. The focus is on three families, the Dorrs, the Jonases and the Mahys, as they struggle on with day to day life under the restrictive new system. Written by Anonymous

  • The Illustrated Mum

    The Illustrated Mum (2003)
    TV Movie by Cilla Ware (Drama) Editorial department Two sisters cope with the unpredictable behaviour of their depressed, alcoholic mother.

  • Indian Dream

    Indian Dream (2003)
    TV Movie by Roger Goldby (Comedy and Drama) Editorial department

  • Early Doors

    Early Doors (2003)
    Television (Comedy) Editorial department The show centres on pub landlord Ken (John Henshaw), especially his preoccupation with his daughter Melanie (Christine Bottomley), and his nervous relationship with barmaid Tanya (Susan Cookson). Ken's wife left him for his best friend. The series reflects more than a little of the Northern humour displayed in The Royle Family (co-written by Cash). In a similar style to The Royle Family, every scene unfolds within the spatial context of The Grapes and it is also set in the Greater Manchester area. Written by John Mullee

  • Cold Feet

    Cold Feet (1997 - 2003)
    Television by Mike Bullen (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Editorial department At times comedic and at other times heartbreaking, the series follows the intertwining lives of three Manchester couples at different stages in their relationships. At the start, Adam Williams and Rachel Bradley are a new couple. Adam's best friend Pete Gifford and his wife Jenny are adjusting to life as new parents. While Rachel's friends Karen and David Marsden fear the possible disintegration of their marriage. Other reoccurring characters include the Marsden's nanny, Ramona, and, in later series, Rachel's coworker Jo Ellison. Poignantly true to life but with fantastical twists the drama/sitcom explorers all the ups and downs of romance. Written by L. Hamre

  • Stan the Man

    Stan the Man (2002)
    Television Editorial department

  • Sparkhouse

    Sparkhouse (2002)
    Television (Drama and Romance) Editorial department The relationship between childhood sweethearts, a farmer's daughter and boy from a rich family, turns tumultuous in this modern interpretation of Wuthering Heights

  • Clocking Off

    Clocking Off (2000 - 2002)
    Television by Paul Abbott (Drama) Editorial department Interconnected dramas about the lives of a group of workers at a Manchester textile factory, with each episode focusing on the home life of a different character.

  • Hot Money

    Hot Money (2001)
    TV Movie by Terry Winsor (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Editorial department Three women, Bridget, Liz and Jackie, embark on a plan to steal thousands of pounds of banknotes that were due to be destroyed at the Bank of England's incinerating plant in Essex. Fictionalised account of a real-life case. Written by Anonymous

  • Bob & Rose

    Bob & Rose (2001)
    Television (Drama and Comedy) Editorial department A witty, touching comedy-drama about a thirtysomething gay man who is surprised to find himself falling in love with a woman.

  • Phoenix Nights

    Phoenix Nights (2001)
    Television (Comedy) Editorial department The misadventures of club owner Brian Potter who is determined to make The Phoenix Club the best working men's club in Greater Manchester.

  • Little Bird

    Little Bird (2000)
    TV Movie by Aisling Walsh (Drama) Editorial department A film that searches the dilemma of a middle age couple Ellen and Michael Hall, who have lost their only child tragically in a car accident. They are desperately seeking to adopt. They foster a young girl and after several months the child welfare service decide that in the interests of the young girl, that she should be removed from the care of the Halls. Written by Marcella

  • Love in the 21st Century

    Love in the 21st Century (1999)
    Television by Nicola Shindler (Drama) Editorial department As sex becomes less of a taboo in the new century, relationships get more diverse, but love is still a complicated thing that tests various couples in this drama.

  • Malcolm and Barbara: A Love Story

    Malcolm and Barbara: A Love Story (1999)
    TV Movie by Paul Watson Editorial department

  • The Last Train

    The Last Train (1999)
    Television (Drama and Sci-Fi) Editorial department A group of train passengers, including a policeman (Ian Hart) a wanted criminal (Mick Sizer) and an M.O.D. scientist (Harriet Ambrose) are travelling to Sheffield when their train crashes inside a tunnel and a strange gas envelopes them. When they awake, they find that Harriet froze them all so they could survive the giant meteor impact that destroyed the rest of the world. Now, they seem to be the only survivors of the human race in a world overrun with tropical plants and patrolled by packs of man-eating dogs. Written by R. Magrath

  • Butterfly Collectors

    Butterfly Collectors (1999)
    TV Movie by Jean Stewart (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Editorial department Whilst the plot centers around a policeman, this is not a police story. In fact John McKeown emphatically dislikes being a policeman. Two teenage boys discover a murdered man at a breakers yard they had intended to rob. They are arrested on suspicion of murder, but it becomes obvious to McKeown that these were just two amateur burglars who got more than they bargained for. During the course of the investigation, McKeown discovers that Dex, 17, a parks and gardens laborer, is bringing up his younger brother and sister alone. An unlikely friendship develops as McKeown becomes impressed by what Dex is making of his life. Although living on a council estate on the fringes of Manchester, Dex has created a beautiful garden (mainly from materials he has lifted from work). McKeown and his girlfriend Sandra become regular visitors to Dex's home, inspired by this young family who seem so determined to survive. The situation changes radically when McKeown suddenly has reason to question Dex's ... Written by Anonymous

  • Queer as Folk

    Queer as Folk (1999)
    Television by Russell T. Davies (Drama) Editorial department Two gay friends, Vince and Stuart, live on a cocktail of sex, drugs and clubbing. They are both 29, and Stuart is the type of guy who cops off every time he goes out. One night, he spots 15-year-old Nathan, and brings him back to his apartment where they make love. Now, Nathan is still after Stuart, but Stuart just thinks of Nathan as one in a long line of one night stands. Written by Anonymous

  • Grafters

    Grafters (1998)
    Television by Michael Chaplin (Comedy and Drama) Editorial department In a bitter sweet drama, two dysfunctional brothers Joe and Trevor Purvis, are forced to work together for economic reasons. They come down to London to renovate a house for a London couple, Paul and Laura, and the series shows how these four very different worlds collide. Written by <paradisecowgirl@mindspring.com>

  • Born in the USSR

    Born in the USSR (1998)
    Television by Steve Lawrence (Documentary) Editorial department

  • 42 Up

    42 Up (1998)
    TV Movie by Michael Apted (Documentary and Biography) Editorial department In 1964, a film crew interviewed seven-year-old English kids: five or six from privilege, a Yorkshire farm lad, East-End girls, and boys from a children's home. Every seven years, Michael Apted re-interviews those willing (two declined this time). At 42, careers are stuck or flourishing; marriages are strong, shaky, or over (and Bruce recently married for the first time). They're dealing with parents' dying, and children coming-of-age. One is a single mom with young sons. One is remarried, but how are the five children from his first marriage? Lyn and Jackie face health problems with down-to-earth lucidity. Neil, on the margin at 28 and 35, has a glorious story of friendship at 42. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

  • The Grand

    The Grand (1997 - 1998)
    Television (Drama) Editorial department At the end of World War I, the Bannerman family re-opens the Grand Hotel after a lengthy closure and a costly re-furbishing. The hotel has been in the family for a long time and John Bannerman and his wife Sarah desperately want to make a go of it. Their son Stephen has returned from the wars without any physical harm but still suffers from the mental anguish of seeing so many of his comrades-in-arms falling on the battlefield. When they learn that their accountant has squandered what little money they had left, they must turn to John's brother Marcus, a successful businessman who has eschewed any interest in the hotel over the years but now seems ready to plunge into the business with both feet. He also has an interest in Sarah. For the most part, the staff take pride in their work and are lead by the Hall Porter, Jacob Collins, who lost his son in the war and by Kate Morris one of the chamber maids who, by force of her own personality, is bound to make an impression on anyone who ... Written by garykmcd

  • The Ebb-Tide

    The Ebb-Tide (1998)
    TV Movie by Nicholas Renton (Adventure) Editorial department A down-on-his-luck sea captain accepts an assignment on a rickety boat with a mysterious cargo and a questionable crew. As disaster befalls disaster, the crew finds itself on an uncharted island with a mad ex-sea captain who lives with a mute woman who threatens to kill them all. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

  • Police 2020

    Police 2020 (1997)
    Film by David Richards (Crime and Sci-Fi) Editorial department

  • Reckless

    Reckless (1997)
    Television (Drama and Romance) Editorial department Young doctor Owen Springer returns to Manchester to care for his ailing father and proceeds to fall in love with an older woman, who just happens to be married to his boss. Written by Kelley O. <kosborne@macc.wisc.edu>

  • Deep Secrets

    Deep Secrets (1996)
    TV Movie by Diarmuid Lawrence (Thriller, Crime, Drama and Mystery) Editorial department Gripping drama about an undercover police officer who infiltrates the Manchester underworld to investigate a brutal murder, and his method of getting to know what's happening is to seduce the gang leader's sexy wife Written by Jonathan Broxton <j.w.broxton@sheffield.ac.uk>

  • Cracker

    Cracker (1994 - 1996)
    Television by Jimmy McGovern (Crime, Drama and Mystery) Editorial department This mystery series from the U.K. outlines the adventures of a psychologist employed by the police to aid them in profiling and questioning suspects. "Fitz" (Robbie Coltrane), an avowed drunkard and gambler, has an uncanny knack for boring directly into the hearts and minds of his subjects, many of whom may in fact be saner than he is... Written by Aaron Finkelstein <afink@ix.netcom.com>

  • The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders

    The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders (1996)
    TV Movie by David Attwood (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Editorial department In her filthy cell in Newgate prison Moll Flanders, dubbed 'the wickedest woman in England' tells her story. Born in the gaol, after her mother is transported Moll is raised by the kindly mayor of Colchester and his wife, whose two sons lust after her. She enjoys sex with handsome Rowland, who teaches her that money talks, but, realizing he only wants her as a mistress, she marries his duller brother Robin, who conveniently dies after five years, leaving her wealthy. She goes to London, briefly meeting highwayman Jemmy Seagrove, and marries parvenu draper Daniel Dawkins, but he has huge debts and must flee to France, leaving Moll alone and poor. Moll meets handsome young American sea captain Lemuel Golightly, who marries her and takes her to Virginia and a good life style, along with his mother. They have two children and are blissfully happy until Moll discovers her mother-in-law is also her birth mother. She has married her own brother. She returns to England and poses as wealthy ... Written by don @ minifie-1

  • Savage Skies

    Savage Skies (1996)
    TV Movie by Bill Lyons (Documentary) Editorial department Nurtured in the tropical rain forests, drawing energy from the slowly moving seas, severe weather can remind us how fragile our tenantship of this land is. From 'El Nino' in the Pacific to the awesome power of hurricanes, ocean temperature differences feed energy to the atmosphere. On a smaller scale, tornados are born from thunderclouds, with winds of up to 200 miles per hour. And while winter is a wonderland for many, the blizzard can be a killer. Not all weather is sudden; in the Asian continent the monsoon is a welcome feature (unless too soon and too severe, when floods can kill thousands). And elsewhere rain can lead to flash floods and widespread damage. While we cannot (yet) change the weather, we can understand it and prepare for its vagaries. Written by Bruce Cameron <dumarest@midcoast.com>

  • Prime Suspect 3

    Prime Suspect 3 (1993)
    Television (Crime, Drama and Mystery) Editorial department Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison moves to a new district and is put in charge of a vice investigation instead of homicide. But soon a homicide case impinges on her new job when a very young male prostitute is murdered in the apartment of Vera Reynolds, a female impersonator. Soon Jane is on the trail of the boy's brutal young pimp (played by David Thewlis). But her investigation is complicated by the Old Boy's Network, which is spying on her and is more concerned with preventing scandal than bringing the villain to justice. Written by Reid Gagle

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