PRODUCER - JO WRIGHT
Jo Wright was part of the small team that launched Channel 4. From there, she went to Thames TV to work as an assistant producer on the award-winning British Cinema documentary series with directors Richard Attenborough, Alan Parker and Lindsay Anderson.
Richard Attenborough asked her to produce and direct a documentary for the BBC about his film set in South Africa, Cry Freedom. She later joined Selectv to produce Tracey Ullman: A Class Act for HBO and Lovejoy for the BBC. After producing the first series of the police drama Out of the Blue, she became an executive producer in BBC Drama Serials where she worked on various projects, including the Doctor Who TV movie (made with Fox in the US) and the award winning The Sculptress.
She was then made Head of Drama Series at the BBC where she was responsible for over 200 hours of popular drama a year, including Eastenders, Casualty, This Life, Silent Witness and City Central.
For three years she was Controller of Drama, London Weekend Television, where she looked after programmes which included London's Burning, The Knock, Hero of the Hour, Blonde Bombshell, Forgotten, Buried Treasure and the multi award-winning Othello. (Shown on PBS and winner of the Peabody award).
Jo then produced the drama series 55 Degrees North for BBC1. She has since worked as a consultant to Lifetime TV in Los Angeles, where she developed their Emmy award winning mini-series Human Trafficking.
She then made a film, in South Africa, written by John Fortune, for the BBC about the attempted coup in Equatorial Guinea, COUP! starring Jared Harris and Robert Bathurst. She returned to South Africa to produce a drama pilot called Life is Wild for the CW network in the US, which was picked up as a series.
DIRECTOR - RENNY RYE
Renny Rye has directed many of the top-rating shows on British television, including Agatha Christie: Poirot, The Other Side of Paradise, Lipstick on Your Collar, Karaoke, Cold Lazarus, Oliver Twist, Silent Witness and Vital Signs. He won a BAFTA for best children's programme for his work on the BBC adaptation of John Masefield's The Box of Delights. He has worked on Midsomer Murders since 2004.
WRITER - ELIZABETH-ANNE WHEAL
Elizabeth-Anne Wheal has been part of the Midsomer Murders team since 2004. She also wrote 40 episodes of The Bill and her other credits include Dalziel and Pascoe and Blue Murder. She is also co-author with Stephen Pope of The Dictionary of the First World War and The Dictionary of the Second World War.
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