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Phil Redmond - Author

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Phil Redmond is best known for creating three of Britain's longest-running drama series Grange Hill, Brookside and Hollyoaks. Redmond came up with the concept for Grange Hill in 1978 and has written extensively for TV, radio and stage, running independent company Mersey Television for 20 years until 2005. A fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and made a CBE in 2004, Redmond was appointed Deputy Chair and Creative Director of Liverpool's time as European Capital of Culture in 2008. Since then he has worked pro bono in the public sector, being influential in getting David Cameron to launch the ill-fated Big Society in Liverpool.

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Mid-Term Report

Mid-Term Report

Author: Phil Redmond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/08/2013

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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