Terry Hughes (director)

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Terry Hughes is a British television director. He has won a BAFTA Award and two Emmy Awards.

Hughes has produced or directed BBC TV variety shows such as Val Doonican, Harry Secombe and Kenneth Williams and series such as Ripping Yarns. He is probably best known for being the producer and director of The Two Ronnies from 1971–76. He earned six consecutive BAFTA nominations for his work on this show, winning once in 1976.

In 1985, as part of his work in America, Hughes won an Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Variety or Music Program for directing the televised version of the musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, starring George Hearn and Angela Lansbury.

He has also produced and directed episodes of shows such as 3rd Rock from the Sun and Friends. Hughes is perhaps best known in America for being the primary episodic director for The Golden Girls during its first five seasons, directing the first 126 episodes made, 108 episodes from 1985–1990. He won an Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series in 1987, for the season two episode Isn't it Romantic

In 1972 he was the director for the Eurovision Song Contest,[1] held in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Other than television Hughes has also directed films such as Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl (which he co-directed with Ian MacNaughton) and The Butcher's Wife.

Hughes now lives in Texas.


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Preceded by
Republic of Ireland Tom McGrath
Eurovision Song Contest Director
Succeeded by
Luxembourg Rene Konz