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Agent: Edward Hughes

Sandy Johnson’s career in television spans a range of genres, from directing crime drama such as BBC1’s Jonathan Creek (BAFTA winner -Best Drama Series) starring Alan Davies and A Touch of Frost for ITV; to short form comedy such as the BAFTA award-winning Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse sketch show Harry & Paul, and The Comic Strip Presents which starred French & Saunders amongst many others; to comedy dramas such as BBC’s Auf Weidersehen Pet and six series of Tiger Aspect’s flagship ITV1 show Benidorm.

Television:

THE INDIAN DETECTIVE – Big Light Productions/Blue Ice Pictures/Wonderfilms

Four part comedy drama starring Russell Peters

JONATHAN CREEK: DEMONS ROOST BBC

Christmas Special of the popular crime show.

YOUNG HYACINTH – BBC

One off prequel to Keeping Up Appearances starring Kerry Howard. Part of BBC1’s landmark sitcom season.

HARRY HILL IN PROFESSOR BRANESTAWM RETURNS – BBC

One off Christmas Special starring Harry Hill, Steve Pemberton and Diana Rigg

CRADLE TO GRAVE – ITV Studios/BBC 2

Series based on the book by Danny Baker and starring Peter Kay
Nominated for Best Comedy Series at the Monte Carlo Television Festival 2016

THE INCREDIBLE ADVENTURES OF PROFESSOR BRANESTAWM – BBC

One off Christmas Special starring Harry Hill
Nominated – BAFTA for Best Children’s Comedy in 2015

BENIDORM 7 – Tiger Aspect Productions/ITV 1

Episodes of the hit comedy series.

EDGE OF HEAVEN – Hartswood Films/ITV 1

Three episodes of comedy drama series.

BENIDORM 6 – Tiger Aspect Productions/ITV 1

Episodes of the hit comedy series.

BIG BAD WORLD – Comedy Central/Objective

Comedy series starring Blake Harrison.

THE SPA – Tiger Aspect Productions/Sky Living

Seven-part comedy series starring Rebecca Front.

BENIDORM 5 – Tiger Aspect Productions/ITV1

Episodes of the fifth series of the hit comedy series.

STELLA – Tidy Productions/Sky One

Two episodes of the Ruth Jones comedy drama series.

BENIDORM 4 – Tiger Aspect Productions/ITV1

Fourth series of popular comedy.

HARRY & PAUL 3 – Tiger Aspect Productions/BBC

Sketch show series starring Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse.
Winner – 2011 TV BAFTA for Best Comedy Programme. 

BENIDORM 3 – Tiger Aspect Productions/ITV1

Third series of the popular comedy.

HARRY & PAUL 2 – Tiger Aspect Productions/BBC

Sketch show series starring Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse.
Winner – Best Sketch Show at the British Comedy Awards 2009.
Winner – 2009 TV BAFTA for Best Comedy Programme .

BENIDORM 2 – Tiger Aspect Productions/ITV1

Second series of holidaymaker comedy starring Johnny Vegas.

LOVE SOUP 2 – BBC

Six episodes of the comedy drama series starring Tamsin Greig
Written by David Renwick and produced by Verity Lambert.

KINGDOM – Parallel Film &TV/ ITV1

Two episodes of drama series starring Stephen Fry, Karl Davies and Celia Imrie.

SUPERNOVA 2 – Hartswood Films/Fox Australia

Six part series starring Rob Brydon.

THE LAST DETECTIVE – Granada Television

Episode of comedy drama series starring Peter Davidson and Sean Hughes.

LOVE SOUP – BBC

Three episodes of the comedy drama series starring Tamsin Greig and Michael Landes.
Written by David Renwick and produced by Verity Lambert.

WILLIAM & MARY – Granada Television/ITV1

Two episodes of the popular comedy drama series.

AUF WIEDERSEHEN PET – BBC

Two part special set in Thailand for Easter 2005.

THE BRIEF – Carlton Television

Drama series starring Alan Davies as a barrister.

JONATHAN CREEK – BBC

Three series plus two Christmas Specials.
Comedy drama starring Alan Davies.

GOODBYE MR STEADMAN – Alibi/ITV

Feature length romantic comedy about a man who returns from holiday to discover that he is literally dead to the world.

ADRIAN MOLE: THE CAPPUCCINO YEARS X4 – Tiger Aspect/BBC

Series charting the ongoing adventures of Adrian Mole.

A MANY SPLINTERED THING – BBC/Lucky Dog Productions

Comedy series starring Alan Davies.

DIRTY WORK – Alomo Productions

Drama series set in Wales starring Neil Pearson.

LOVE IN THE 21ST CENTURY – Red Productions

Producer: Matthew Bird.

BIG BAD WORLD – Carlton Television

Comedy drama series starring Ardal O’Hanlon.

A TOUCH OF FROST – Yorkshire Television

Two episodes of detective series starring David Jason.

THE RUTH RENDELL MYSTERIES – Blue Heaven Productions/ Meridian

Episodes: ‘Front Seat,’ ‘Dark Blue Perfume,’ ‘Achilles Heel,’ ‘Put on by Cunning,’ ‘Some Lie and Some Die’.

BUGS – Carnival Films for BBC

Episodes of sci-fi series.

SOUL SURVIVORS – BBC/Trisquare Productions

Two part film starring Ian McShane set in Atlanta and Liverpool.

ROUGHNECKS – First Choice Productions/BBC

Episodes of drama series.

A PINCH OF SNUFF – Producer: Emma Hayter for YTV

Adaptation of the novel by Reginald Hill.
Starring award winning comedians Gareth Hale and Norman Pace in their first dramatic roles.

GONE TO SEED – Producer: Tim Whitby for Central Films

A follow up to Gone To The Dogs, six part comedy/drama by Tony Grounds, starring Alison Steadman, Jim Broadbent and Warren Clarke.

GONE TO THE DOGS – Producer: Michelle Buck for Central Films

Starring Alison Steadman , Warren Clarke, Jim Broadbent and Harry Enfield.

THE WEEKENDERS – Producer: Mark Robson. Executive Producer: David Liddiment for Granada

Surreal comedy starring Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer.

THE WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY – BBC Producer: Norman McAndlish

Starring Tam White, Lyn Anderson and Clare Grogan.

DEFROSTING THE FRIDGE – BBC

Romantic comedy starring Joe Don Baker and Phyllis Logan.

LEAVING – BBC

A tragi-comic story about three Greenock boys facing life (and death) after school in the 1960’s.

COAST TO COAST – BBC

An English road movie set to Tamla Motown music of the 1960’s.
Starring Lenny Henry and John Shea.

THE COMIC STRIP PRESENTS…

Directed five films for the Channel Four series starring Adrian Edmonson, Rik Mayall, Dawn French & Jennifer Saunders.

THE MAGNIFICENT ONE – Channel 4/ Rocking Horse Films

A comic-fantasy about a ghostly Samurai warrior who hunts the streets of Fulham.
Starring Adrian Edmondson, David Heyman, Burt Kwouk and Sarah Lam.

NEVER SAY DIE – The National Film School

A Glaswegian film noir comedy, starring James Gant, David Heyman and Morag Hepburn.