Sunday, 27 November 2016

RIP Ken Grieve

The TV director Ken Grieve has passed away, aged 74.

Edinburgh born Grieve trained initially as a cameraman before moving into TV directing, and had a string of impressive credits in a thirty-five year career that concluded with his retirement in 2009. These credits included the 1979 Doctor Who serial Destiny of the Daleks which reintroduced the Timelord's deadliest foes after a four-year absence from the show,episodes of Murray Smith's The XYY Man and its subsequent spin-offs Strangers and Bulman starring Don Henderson, two episodes of Bergerac, the adaptation of Len Deighton's Game, Set and Match series of novels, episodes of The Bill, Peak Practice, and The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, the Terence Stamp series Chessgame, and five episodes of the first series of Bugs. But Grieve's most famous, evergreen credit lies in his first job in 1975, directing episodes of Coronation Street along with the location footage that would make up the opening titles for the long-running soap

These titles introduced the show for fourteen years from 1976 to 1990 and made a legend out of Frisky the cat, who stalks his way along the gutters and rooftops of those familiar terraced houses.


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