Phil Redmond

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Phil Redmond
Phil Redmond.jpg
Redmond in 2008
Born 10 June 1949 (1949-06-10) (age 64)[1]
Huyton, Lancashire, England, UK
Occupation TV Producer, screenwriter
Language English
Nationality British
Period 1973–present
Genres Television
Notable work(s) Grange Hill
(BBC, 1978–2008)

Brookside
(Channel 4, 1982–2003)

Hollyoaks
(Channel 4, since 1995)

The Courtroom
(Channel 4, 2004)
Spouse(s) Alexis Redmond[2]

Phil Redmond CBE (born 10 June 1949) is an English television producer and screenwriter from Huyton, Metropolitan Borough of Knowsley.

He is well known for creating several popular television series such as Grange Hill (BBC One, 1978–2008), Brookside (Channel 4, 1982–2003) and Hollyoaks (Channel 4, 1995—). For over twenty years he also ran his own independent production company, Mersey Television, before selling the company off in 2005. Redmond also created the daytime legal drama, The Courtroom which was cancelled after 38 episodes.

Honours[edit]

In 1989, Redmond was awarded the post of Honorary Professor of Media Studies at Liverpool John Moores University, where he is encouraging a new, practically-orientated, media studies course.[citation needed]

In November 2010 he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Chester.[3]

He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2004 Queen's Birthday Honours List for services to drama.[citation needed]

In February 2012 Redmond declared an interest in running for the role of Elected Mayor of Liverpool.[4]

In 2006 the North Liverpool Academy asked if they could name a house after him; he agreed. The house is called Redmond.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Researcha[dead link]
  2. ^ Interview with The Guardian
  3. ^ "Brookside veterans Phil Redmond and Sue Johnston reunited at graduation". chester.ac.uk. 5 November 2010. Retrieved 9 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "Brookside Creator Enters Liverpool Mayor Race". salfordvotes.co.uk. 11 February 2012. Retrieved 11 February 2012. 

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Preceded by
None
Series producer of Hollyoaks
1995–2000
Succeeded by
Jo Hallows