Stephen Butcher

 

Address: 21, Tullaghbrow, Tullaghgarley, Ballymena, Co. Antrim, BT42 2LY, UK

E-mail: stephen.j.butcher@btinternet.com

Tel: +44 28 2563 9479, +44 77 9852 8797

Film Type: Live Action

Bio

 

Stephen Butcher is one of the most experienced network television directors based in Northern Ireland. He started his career as a staff director at Granada Television working on a very wide range of programmes, including live news, documentary and light entertainment, but specialising in drama.  Before going freelance he had directed three one-off dramas, various drama series and, not least, Coronation Street to which he has returned regularly.

 

Work with the major ITV companies, independent producers and the BBC followed, but he became committed to developing drama production at Ulster Television and in 1989 decided to move to Northern Ireland.  In recent years he has worked mainly in the Republic of Ireland, on Fair City for RTÉ and Ros na Rún for TG4.

Filmography

 

CROSSROADS

2003 – TV Series – 5 x 30mins

 

FAMILIES

2000 – TV Series – 36 episodes

 

EMMERDALE FARM/EMMERDALE

1998 – TV Series – 33 episodes

 

ROS NA RUN

1996 – TV Series – 107 x 25min

 

FAIR CITY

1995 – TV Series – 62 x 25min

 

A TOUCH OF STEAM

1993 – Drama Series

 

ELDORADO

1992 – TV Series – 9 episodes

 

A FORCE UNDER FIRE

1991 – Documentary – 90 mins

 

COUNTRYFILE

1991- Factual

 

GOD’S FRONTIERSMEN

1989 – Dramadoc – 4 x 60min

 

UNDERTOW OF THE ARMADA

1987 – TV Drama

 

THE LAST OF A DYIN’ RACE

1986 – TV Drama – 50min

 

FELL TIGER

1985 – Drama Series

 

THE HIDDEN CURRICULUM

1984 – TV Drama

 

A PITCHER OF SNAKES

1976 – TV Drama – 59mins

 

BY CHRISTIAN JUDGES CONDEMNED

1976 – TV Drama – 59mins

 

THE TESTAMENT OF FRANÇOIS VILLON

1976 – TV Drama – 50mins

 

CORONATION STREET

1973 – TV Series – 85 episodes

 

CROWN COURT

Drama Series – 24 x 3min

 

SAM

Drama Series

 

THE ONEDIN LINE

Drama Series

 

TYCOON

Drama Series

 

ANGELS

Drama Series – 21 episodes

 

COUNTRY TIMES

Factual – One off special