Edward Bazalgette

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Edward Bazalgette
BornLondon, England
OccupationTV director
Known for

Edward Bazalgette is a British television director and former musician.


Bazalgette was the lead guitarist in the 1980s rock group The Vapors, whose hit "Turning Japanese" remains a popular one-hit wonder.[1] He later became a film editor, television producer and director. In 2003, the BBC commissioned a seven part series of documentaries called The Seven Wonders of the Industrial World. Edward Bazalgette directed and produced the documentary The Sewer King which charted his great-great-grandfather Sir Joseph Bazalgette's design and engineering of the London sewers.[2] His third cousin Peter Bazalgette later presented a show for Five called The Great Stink.[citation needed]

He has also directed two drama documentaries for the BBC - Genghis Khan (2005) and Hannibal - Rome's Worst Nightmare (2006). He has also directed episodes of EastEnders and Holby City, as well as location films for Top Gear.[citation needed] In 2013, he directed The Guilty and one episode of the first series of Endeavour, and in 2014 directed Poldark with Will McGregor.[3]

In 2015, he directed two episodes of the ninth series of Doctor Who ("The Girl Who Died" and "The Woman Who Lived")[4] as well as "The Doctor's Meditation",[5] a prequel for the series. He also directed the 2016 Christmas special of Doctor Who, "The Return of Doctor Mysterio". In addition, he directed the first three episodes of the Doctor Who spinoff Class in 2016.

In 2017 he created the Nickelodeon preschool series Fashion Ally which he is also directing the entire series. The show will be developed by Silvergate Media and it will set to be aired in 2019.


  1. ^ McGrath, Paul (23 December 1980). "Vapors start slow, but hit full stride with up-tempo rock". The Globe and Mail. p. 15.
  2. ^ Sutcliffe, Thomas (3 October 2003). "The sweet smell of success: Seven Wonders of the Industrial World". The Independent. p. 37.
  3. ^ "Poldark (TV Series 2015– )" – via www.imdb.com.
  4. ^ "Game of Thrones Star to Guest in Doctor Who". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-09-13.
  5. ^ "Everything we know so far about Doctor Who' Season 9". CultBox. 2015-09-10. Retrieved 2015-09-16.

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