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         ADRIAN BEAN - Curriculum Vitae

 

           Member BAFTA, DirectorsUk, ALCS

Mobile: 07831 448208



Email: adebean@live.co.uk

Born: Cardiff, Wales

Education: BA (Hons) English, University of Leicester

 

TELEVISION DRAMA DIRECTOR

 

Current: RIVER CITY (4 x 60’ episodes) BBC SCOTLAND 

Next engagement: HOLLYOAKS (5 x 30 episodes)

Lime Pictures/Channel

 

MURDER IN MIND
(BBC)

60’ Drama. Producer Paul Knight.

 

TURKISH DELIGHT
(BBC)

by Rowan Joffe. 60’ Drama. Producer Carson Black.

Winner RTS Best Drama Award.

 

THE CORONER

(BBC 1/BBC WORLD)

2 x 45' episodes

Producer Sandra MacIver, Executive Producer Will Trotter

 

HOLLYOAKS

(Lime Pictures/Channel 4)

Producer Bryan Kirkwood

35 episodes directed

 

HEARTBEAT

(ITV)
60’ Drama 14 episodes.

Producers Gerry Mill, Archie Tait.

Episodes Daniel and Missing Persons nominated for RTS Best Drama Awards.

 

CASUALTY

(BBC)
60’ Drama 5 episodes.

 Producer Mervyn Watson.

 

RIVER CITY

(BBC SCOTLAND)

60’ Drama 20 episodes.

Producers Graeme Gordon, Donald MacKinnon, Kara Manley, Angela Galvin, Mike Ellen, Kieran Hannigan.

 

MERSEYBEAT

(BBC)
60’ Drama 6 episodes. 

Producers Kay Patrick, Chris Murray.

 

THE ROYAL

(ITV)

60' Drama. 4 episodes.

Producer Ken Horn

 

HOLBY CITY
(BBC)

60’ Drama 2 episodes. Producer Steven Garwood.

 

DOCTORS

(BBC)
30’ Drama

More  than 80 episodes directed.

Producers
Carson Black, Mike Hobson, Erika Hossington, Peter Bullock, Carol Harding,
Fiona Pandelus, Sandra MacIver, Ella Kelly, Phil Hunter, Jonathan Philips.

 

EMMERDALE

(ITV)
More than 70 episodes directed.

Producers Mervyn Watson,Kieran Roberts, Anita Turner, Kath Beedles, Gavin Blyth, Tony Hammond, Stuart Blackburn.



EASTENDERS

(BBC)
Producers Corinne Hollingworth, Lis Steele, Mike Hudson, Diana Kyle.



CORONATION STREET

(GRANADA)

Producers Carolyn Reynolds, David Hanson.

 

CORONATION STREET: THE BRIGHTON BUBBLE

(GRANADA)

6x30' special starring Julie Goodyear and Ken Morley, filming in England and France. Producer Mary MacMurray



BROOKSIDE
(MERSEY TV)

Producers Paul Marquess, David Hanson.

 

GRANGE HILL
(BBC/LIME PICTURES)

Producers Christine Secombe, Steven Andrew, David Hanson

 

 

TELEVISION WRITING:

 

HEARTBEAT (ITV) SERIES XV11 Episode 9 ‘Stumped’. 60’.
Prod Archie Tait.

 

DOCTORS (BBC) 18 x 30’ episodes. Producers Carson
Black, Beverley Dartnall. (The Sweet Silver Song of the Lark nominated
for Mental Health in the Media Award)

 

 

RADIO DIRECTING:

 

BBC RADIO DRAMA
PRODUCER
FROM 1989-94. Produced and directed numerous single plays, series

and soaps for Radio 4, Radio 3 and Five Live, including

Len Deighton’s BOMBER,
A FAKE’S PROGRESS (Sony AwardWinner)

GEORGY GIRL (Nominated for Radio Times Award).

 

 

RADIO WRITING:

 

MURDER UNDER TRUST: THE MASSACRE AT GLENCOE (60') Radio 4

THE SEARCHERS (2x60') Radio 4

SEANCE ON A WET AFTERNOON (60') Radio 4

HEARTS AND MINDS: THE SEIGE OF MUSA QALA (45’) Radio 4

CRY FOR ME: THE BATTLE OF GOOSE GREEN (45’) Radio 4

BETWEEN TWO WORLDS (85’) Radio 3

BULLITT (60’) Radio 4

THE LIVING AND THE DEAD (60’) Radio 4

GENEVIEVE (90’) Radio 4

PASTORAL (60’) Radio 4

GREAT ESCAPES (4 x 30’) Radio 4

THE BOYS FROM BRAZIL (6x15’) abridgement Radio 6

FELIDAE (6x15’) abridgement Radio 6

A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE (adap 90’) Radio 4

THE SILVER KING (adap 90’) Radio 4.

 

 

THEATRE:

 

Artistic Director
INNER CITY THEATRE CO
, LONDON

1987-9

 

Associate Director
BRISTOL EXPRESS THEATRE CO
, LONDON

1985-7

 

Assistant Director
THE SECRET DIARY OF ADRIAN MOLE

(West End/Tour)

 

Assistant Director

THE HOBBIT
(West End/Tour)

 

Youth Theatre Director

BELGRADE THEATRE, COVENTRY

 

Assistant Director
PHOENIX THEATRE
, LEICESTER 1983-5

 

 

 

Freelance Director:

CHILD’S PLAY by Jonathan Wolfman (Bristol Express, NEW END, HAMPSTEAD)

THE SECRET OF BEATRIX POTTER by Eric Pringle (REDGRAVE, FARNHAM)

TREASURE ISLAND by Robert Louis Stevenson  (REDGRAVE THEATRE, FARNHAM)

WHEN THE WIND BLOWS by Raymond Briggs (PHOENIX THEATRE, LEICESTER)

LA RONDE by Arthur Schnitzler (PHOENIX THEATRE, LEICESTER)

THE ROSES OF EYAM by Don Taylor (PHOENIX THEATRE, LEICESTER)

 GOLDILOCKS by John Morley (FLYING PHOENIX, LEICESTER)

OUR DAY OUT by Willy Russell (BELGRADE THEATRE, COVENTRY)

HOLIDAY ’85 by Jon Gaunt, Tic Toc Theatre Co, Coventry (Edinburgh Festival/Tour)

COME AND MAKE EYES AT ME by Shaun Prendergast, (Inner City Th Co Tour)

PLEASE ONE AND PLEASE ALL by Rosemary Linnell (Bristol Express Tour)

 

 

 

THEATRE WRITING:

 

TREASURE ISLAND (adaptation) by Robert Louis Stevenson (REDGRAVE, FARNHAM).

PROTECT AND SURVIVE JIVE (PHOENIX ARTS COMMUNITY THEATRE LEICESTER)

1884! (PHOENIX ARTS COMMUNITY THEATRE)

 

 

 

OTHER
WORK/TEACHING:

 

Lecturer in Radio Drama Writing, Stirling University

Conference Speaker

Consultant to BBC World Service Marshal Plan of the Mind
(MPM) – Leading Workshops, Lecturing and Advising the Development and Running
of Television and Radio Soap Operas in Russia and Romania. (1998-9)

Guest Director, Guildhall School of Music and Drama,
Barbican, London (1987)

Guest Director, Mountview Theatre School, Crouch End,London. (1986)

Guest Director, Jackson’s Lane Community Centre,London. (1986)

Guest Lecturer/Workshop
Leader, Theatre Clwyd, Mold and BBC
Wales, Cardiff.

 

                                                                   

AVAILABLE TO DIRECT FROM 9th APRIL 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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