7 December 1927|
Manchester, Lancashire, England
|Died||4 January 2008
He attended Oldham Art School and was a set designer for the Oldham Repertory Company, before joining Granada Television where he made documentaries and dramas including The Younger Generation featuring a young John Thaw, and You in Your Small Corner. He then moved to the BBC where he worked on The Wednesday Play, Play for Today, Disraeli and the 1969 adaptation of A Voyage Round My Father. Other television directing included the adaptation of Laurie Lee's childhood/coming of age memoir Cider with Rosie and Jumping the Queue.
Cinema films he directed included That'll Be the Day (1973), Swallows and Amazons (1974), All Creatures Great and Small (1975), Sweet William (1980), Hoodwink (1981), The Captain's Doll (1983), Murder Elite (1985) and Buddy's Song (1991).
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