Phil Redmond : biography
Phil Redmond CBE (born 10 June 1949) is an English television producer and screenwriter.
He is well known for creating several popular television series such as Grange Hill (BBC One, 1978–2008), Brookside (Channel 4, 1982–2003) and Hollyoaks (Channel 4, 1995—). For over twenty years he also ran his own independent production company, Mersey Television, before selling the company off in 2005. Redmond also created the daytime legal drama, The Courtroom which was canceled after 38 episodes.
In 1989, Redmond was awarded the post of Honourary Professor of Media Studies at Liverpool John Moores University, where he is encouraging a new, practically-orientated, media studies course.
In November 2010 he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Chester.
He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2004 Queen's Birthday Honours List for services to drama.
In February 2012 Redmond declared in interest in running for the role of Elected Mayor of Liverpool.
In 2006 The North Liverpool Academy asked if they could name a house after him; he agreed. The house is called Redmond.
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