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Joe Ahearne appearing on Doctor Who Confidential
Joe Ahearne appearing on Doctor Who Confidential

Joe Ahearne (born 23 November 1963) is a British television director, best known for his work on several fantasy-based 'cult' programmes. His career began when the short film Latin for a Dark Room won an award at the Edinburgh Festival in 1994, and shortly afterwards he began working for the World Productions independent television production company. Image File history File links Joe_Ahearne. ... Image File history File links Joe_Ahearne. ... The Doctor Who Confidential logo Doctor Who Confidential is a documentary series created by the British Broadcasting Corporation to complement the revival of the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. ... November 23 is the 327th day of the year (328th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 38 days remaining. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... A television director is usually responsible for directing the actors and other taped aspects of a television production. ... There is no one Edinburgh Festival but those using the term are usually referring to the collection of various festivals in August and early September of each year in Edinburgh, Scotland. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... World Productions is a British television production company, founded in the early 1990s by acclaimed producer Tony Garnett. ...


In 1997 he wrote two and directed three of the episodes of the second series of World's acclaimed drama This Life, broadcast on BBC Two. Ahearne was the only person to both write and direct episodes for the multiple-award-winning series, which followed the lives of a group of law students in London. 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This Life was a BBC television drama, produced by World Productions and screened on BBC Two, running for two series in 1996 and 1997 and a reunion special in 2007. ... BBC Two (or BBC2 as it was formerly styled) was the second UK television station to be aired by the BBC and Europes first television channel to broadcast regularly in colour (from 1967), envisaged as a home for less mainstream and more ambitious programming. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ...


His next major production for World was for the Channel 4 network, a six-episode vampire serial entitled Ultraviolet, which Ahearne both wrote and directed. Again highly acclaimed, Ultraviolet was broadcast in 1998, and has subsequently been released on both VHS and DVD. The series also ran on the Sci-Fi Channel in the United States, and the Fox Network in that country produced a pilot for their own version in 2001, although this was not a success and did not lead to a series. Channel 4 is a public-service television broadcaster in the United Kingdom (see British television). ... Philip Burne-Jones, The Vampire, 1897 This article deals with vampires in folklore and legends. ... Ultraviolet is a 1998 British television serial written and directed by Joe Ahearne and starring Jack Davenport, Susannah Harker, Idris Elba and Philip Quast. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Bottom view of VHS cassette with magnetic tape exposed Top view of VHS cassette with front casing removed The Video Home System, better known by its abbreviation VHS, is a recording and playing standard for analog video cassette recorders (VCRs), developed by Victor Company of Japan, Limited, aka JVC, and... DVD (commonly Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is an optical disc storage media format that can be used for data storage, including movies with high video and sound quality. ... SCI FI (sometimes rendered Sci-Fi when part of a longer phrase) is an American cable television channel, launched on September 24, 1992, specializing in science fiction, fantasy, horror, and paranormal programming. ... The Fox Broadcasting Company is a television network in the United States. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 2002 Ahearne directed the pilot for a Big Bear Productions horror / fantasy drama entitled Strange, written by Andrew Marshall and broadcast on BBC One. The pilot was successful enough for a series to be commissioned the following year, with Ahearne helming three of the six episodes, although the series was not a success and a second did not follow. For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Strange was a British television drama series, produced by the independent production company Big Bear Productions for the BBC, which aired on the BBC One channel. ... Andrew Marshall (1960- ) is a British comedy writer, most noted for the domestic sitcom 2point4 children. ... BBC One (or BBC1 as it was formerly styled) is the primary channel of the British Broadcasting Corporation. ...


He both wrote and directed the two-part drama / documentary series Space Odyssey: Voyage To The Planets for the BBC and the Discovery Channel in 2004. He was the director of five episodes of the first new series of the BBC's classic science-fiction programme Doctor Who, broadcast in early 2005, for which he was nominated for a BAFTA. The British Broadcasting Corporation, usually known as the BBC (and also informally known as the Beeb or Auntie) is one of the largest broadcasting corporations in the world in terms of audience numbers, employing 26,000 staff in the UK alone and with a budget of more than £4 billion. ... Discovery Channel is a property of Discovery Communications primarily packaged as a network entertainment brand distributed in virtually every pay-television market in the world. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Doctor Who is a long-running British science fiction television programme (and 1996 television movie) produced by the BBC about the adventures of a mysterious time-traveller known as The Doctor, who explores time and space with his companions, solving problems and righting wrongs. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The British Academy Television Awards, also known as the BAFTAs or, to differentiate them from the BAFTA Film Awards, the BAFTA Television Awards, are the most prestigious awards given in the British television industry, analogous to the Emmy Awards in the United States. ...


In 2006 his drama Perfect Parents, starring erstwhile Doctor Who lead Christopher Eccleston, was aired on ITV1 in December.[1] The following month, Ahearne returned to This Life to direct the one-off reunion episode "This Life +10", shown on BBC Two on January 2, 2007. Christopher Eccleston (born on February 16, 1964) is an English stage, television and film actor, best known as the ninth incarnation of the Doctor in Doctor Who and other work in television, and for his roles in several high-profile low-budget films. ... BBC Two (or BBC2 as it was formerly styled) was the second UK television station to be aired by the BBC and Europes first television channel to broadcast regularly in colour (from 1967), envisaged as a home for less mainstream and more ambitious programming. ... January 2 is the second day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD (or CE) era. ...


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Joe Ahearne - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (374 words)
Joe Ahearne is a British television director, best known for his work on several fantasy-based 'cult' programmes.
Ahearne was the only person to both write and direct episodes for the multiple-award-winning series, which followed the lives of a group of law students in London.
The series also ran on the Sci-Fi Channel in the United States, and the Fox Network in that country produced a pilot for their own version in 2001, although this was not a success and did not lead to a series.
Joe Ahearne CV at PFD (159 words)
In 2004/5 Joe directed 5 episodes of BBC1's acclaimed revival of sci-fi classic DOCTOR WHO including the return of the Daleks.
Joe wrote and directed the sci-fi/horror mini-series ULTRAVIOLET for Channel 4 in 1998 which aired on Sci-Fi channel in the US and was picked up by the X-FILES producers for a pilot at Fox.
Joe was the only contributor to both wirte and direct for the hit 1997 BBC series THIS LIFE.
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