ade bean
ade bean

       TELEVISION DIRECTOR

Ade completed the BBC Drama Director's Course in 1992, writing and directing a short film A MAN AND A WOMAN. He directed his first episodes of EASTENDERS the following year and since then has worked regularly for the BBC, ITV and C4.

In 2003 he directed the first of the BBC'S Afternoon Plays, TURKISH DELIGHT, which won THE ROYAL TELEVISION SOCIETY Best Drama Award.  Two of his HEARTBEAT episodes were also nominated for RTS awards and his DOCTORS two-hander 'Last Words'  was nominated in the Best Episode category at the British Soap Awards in 2012. In 2017 he won Best Scene for HOLLYOAKS at the British Soap Awards..

 

 

TELEVISION DRAMA CREDITS

Currently directing -  HOLLYOAKS (LIME PICTURES).

 

Recent -  RIVER CITY (BBC SCOTLAND), FAIR CITY (RTE) .

 

 

MURDER IN MIND

BBC 60' Drama

starring Adam Faith and Jamie

Theakston

Contract by Guy Burt.

Producer Paul Knight.



 

 

 

TURKISH DELIGHT

 

BBC 60' Drama

starring Denise

Welch and Tim

Dantay



Written by Rowan Joffe.

Producer Carson Black.

Winner Best Drama Royal Television Society Awards 2003.

     
HOLBY CITY  BBC 60' Drama 2 episodes. Producer Stephen Garwood.
     
CASUALTY BBC 60' Drama 6 episodes. Producer Mervyn Watson
     
HEARTBEAT ITV 60' Drama

14 episodes. Producers Gerry Mill, Archie Tait. Daniel and Missing Persons nominated for Best Drama at Royal Television Society Awards.

   

 

MERSEYBEAT

BBC 60' Drama

6 episodes. Producers Kay Patrick, Chris Murray.
 

 

 
THE ROYAL ITV 60' Drama 4 episodes. Producer Ken Horn.
     
DOCTORS BBC 30' Drama

More than 70 episodes. Producers Carson Black, Mike Hobson, Erika Hossington, Ella Kelly, Carol Harding, Peter Bullock, Sandra MacIver, Fiona Pandelus, Phil Hunter, Jonathan Philips.  Last Words nominated for Best Episode, British Soap Awards 2012.

   

 

RIVER CITY BBC 60' Drama

18 episodes. Producers Donald MacKinnon, Kara Manley, Stuart Davids, Mike Ellen, Kieran Hannigan, Julie Barker, Stephen Garwood and Angela Galvin.

Executive Producers Graeme Gordon and Sarah Harkin.

Directed episode written by Louis Ironside which won Writers Guild of Great Britain Award 2016

   

 

CORONATION STREET: THE ROVER RETURNS GRANADA 6x30'  Drama, starring Julie Goodyear and Ken Morley

Producer Mary MacMurray

   

 

CORONATION STREET GRANADA 30' Drama

12 episodes. Producer David Hanson.

   

 

EASTENDERS BBC 30' Drama

20 episodes. Producers Jane Fallon, Lis Steele, Diana Kyle and Mike Hudson.

   

 

HOLLYOAKS C4 30' Drama

35 episodes. Producer Bryan Kirkwood

   

 

BROOKSIDE  C4  30'  Drama

18 episodes. Producers Mal Young and David Hanson.

   

 

   

 

EMMERDALE ITV 30' Drama

More than 80 episodes. Producers Mervyn Watson, Kieran Roberts, Anita Turner, Gavin Blyth, Tony Hammond.

   

 

GRANGE HILL BBC 30' Drama

15 episodes. Producers Christine Secombe, Steven Andrew, David Hanson.

   

 

   

 

Film:  

 

A MAN AND A WOMAN BBC 15'

Written and Directed by Ade Bean.

   

 

AVAILABLE TO DIRECT FROM 9th APRIL 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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