Ade is an award-winning director who began his career in Theatre and Radio Drama and now has more than twenty years experience of directing in Television.

 

Television credits include MURDER IN MIND, HEARTBEAT, CASUALTY, HOLBY CITY, RIVER CITY, THE ROYAL, MERSEYBEAT, CORONATION STREET, EASTENDERS and THE AFTERNOON PLAY. In addition to directing Ade also writes, with many credits in radio, television and theatre.

 

Although based in the North-West Ade directs regularly all over the UK from London to Glasgow and Cardiff, and has worked as far afield as Los Angeles, Moscow and Bucharest.

 

Member of BAFTA, DIRECTORS UK, ALCS

 

Ade is married to the actress Caroline Strong

SHOWREEL

 

To see Ade's 2'.15" showreel click here

 

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Currently shooting... 

 

RIVER CITY (BBC Scotland)

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Recently on screen...



HOLLYOAKS

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Writing...

 

Currently writing - MURDER UNDER TRUST: THE MASSACRE AT GLENCOE. A 60' drama for BBC Radio 4 based on the infamous 1692 massacre of the MacDonalds by the the Britsh Army. 

Recently on air...

 

SEANCE ON A WET AFTERNOON for BBC Radio 4.

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HEARTS AND MINDS: THE SEIGE OF MUSA QALA, Ade's original drama about a pivotal battle in Afghanistan seen from the Afghan perspective, was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 at 2.15pm on Monday 10th March

 

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In development... 

 

THE STORMCOCK (screenplay by Ade Bean)

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In development...



YOUNG HEAVIES (screenplay by Terri Preston)

 

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Behind The Scenes at DOCTORS...

 

For a peek at at the filming of one of Ade's recent episodes 

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Downloads...

  

CRY FOR ME: THE BATTLE OF GOOSE GREEN, Ade's original  45' drama for Radio 4 which was broadcast to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Falklands War is now available to download from AudioGo.



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"...a gripping, poignant story... a compelling story of war..." Radio 4's Pick of the Week

 

BOMBER by Len Deighton 

This highly-acclaimed drama-documentary broadcast in real time on BBC Radio 4 tells the fictional story of an RAF bombing raid on Germany in 1943.  Based on Len Deighton's novel, and featuring the actual reminiscences of British and German military personnel and civilians, BOMBER is an epic, devasting and immensely moving reconstruction of one night during the war on Germany.



 

Cast includes SAM WEST, EMMA CHAMBERS, JACK SHEPHERD, BRIAN MURPHY and ALICE ARNOLD, narrated by TOM BAKER and featuring FRANK WINDSOR as 'Bomber' Harris.

Dramatised by Joe Dunlop, Produced by Jonathan Ruffle and Directed by Adrian Bean.

 

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