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Description - Mid-Term Report by Phil Redmond

A masterclass in media studies from the creator of Grange Hill, Brookside and Hollyoaks. Described in Parliament as 'excellent' by Ed Vaizey, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

A masterclass in media studies from the creator of Grange Hill, Brookside and Hollyoaks. Described in Parliament as 'excellent' by Ed Vaizey, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport


GRANGE HILL

Swimming pool disasters. Drugs, and just say 'no'. Flying sausages. School like you'd never seen it before.

BROOKSIDE

Lesbian kisses. Bodies under patios. Exploding shops. Suburban life like you'd never seen it before.

HOLLYOAKS

Bad boys on bikes. Loveable geeks. Leggy blondes. Students like you'd never seen them before.

PHIL REDMOND

Three classic TV programmes. One TV genius. This is the behind-the-scenes story of how a working-class lad from the Liverpool suburbs went from living on a housing estate to buying one, and from comprehensive school dinners to lunch with the Queen. Along the way he learned a lot of lessons, broke all the rules, and changed television for ever.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099569169
ISBN-10: 0099569167
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 36mm)
Pages: 560
Imprint: Arrow Books Ltd
Publisher: Cornerstone
Publish Date: 15-Aug-2013
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Phil Redmond

Phil Redmond CBE is a well-known television producer and screenwriter. He grew up in Huyton and attended St Kevin's Comprehensive School before gaining a Social Studies Degree from Liverpool University. He began writing scripts for the TV sitcoms such as The Squirrels before using his own experience of comprehensive schools to come up with the idea for Grange Hill. The programme was aired on BBC One from 1978 - 2008 and dealt with many of the challenges facing teenagers at high school. Redmond went on to create the soap Brookside, which was based around the lives of the residents of Brookside Close, Liverpool, and was aired on Channel 4 between 1982 and 2003. Redmond also developed the teen soap Hollyoaks which is now one of the most established soap operas on UK television. Redmond was awarded a CBE in 2004 in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to drama.

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