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Jonathan Bassett


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Jonathan Bassett is a British TV director and writer. Credits include Torchwood, Waterloo Road and the award winning Sci Fi drama EVE. His eye for a good story and strong visual imagination has led him to direct high concept shows in both adult and kids drama. He is skilled at getting good performaces, particularly from young actors. He is currently developing Don’t Look Back, a taut psychological thriller centering around the posession of an 11 year old boy.

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Director Credits

English National Opera / Somethin' Else TV Studio / Sky Kids

45′ one-off comedy-musical-drama family programme broadcast on Sky Arts

The Demon Headmaster (Series 1)

Re-boot of this classic children’s drama
5 x 30′ episodes
Producer: Peter Gallagher
Executive Producer: Spencer Campbell

Eve (Series 3)
Leopard Drama / CBBC

3 x 30′ episodes
Exec: Ruth Caleb & Amy Buscombe
Prod: Peter Gallagher
Episode “The P.R.I.C.E. Of War” nominated for 2017 RTS Best Children’s Programme

Lime Pictures / C4

15 x 30′ episodes
Exec: Bryan Kirkwood
Prod: Ian Mcloeod & Steve Smith

Eve (Series 1)
Leopard Drama / CBBC

3 x 30′ episodes
Exec: Ruth Caleb & Sue Nott
Prod: Peter Gallagher
Winner 2016 RTS Scotland Best Children’s Programme

The Sparticle Mystery (Series 2)
End Of The World Productions / CBBC

Lead Director
3 x 30′ episodes
Exec: Stephen Smallwood & Alison Huhme
Prod: Bernard Krichefski

Waterloo Road (Series 7b)
Shed / BBC1

Lead Director
6 x 60′ episodes
Exec: Brian Park & Sharon Hughff
Prod: Lucy Martin
Cast: Alec Newman, Jaye Jacobs, Jason Done, Philip Martin-Brown
Winner National Television Award for Best Drama Series

Casualty (Series 24)

4 x 60′ episodes
Exec: Oliver Kent
Prod: Anne Edyvean
Cast: Michael French, Tristan Gemill, Suzanne Packer, Derek Thompson

Waterloo Road (Series 5)
Shed / BBC1

2 x 60′ episodes
Exec: Brian Park & Gaynor Holmes
Prod: Sharon Hughff
Cast: Eva Pope, Denise Welch, Jason Done, Angela Griffin

Waterloo Road (Series 4)
Shed / BBC1

2 x 60′ episodes
Exec: Brian Park & Gaynor Holmes
Prod: Sharon Hughff
Cast: Neil Morissey, Eva Pope, Jason Done, Christine Tremarco

Torchwood Series 2

2 x 60′ episodes
Exec: Russell T Davies & Julie Gardiner
Prod: Richard Stokes
Cast: John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Burn Gorman, Naoko Mori, Gareth David-Lloyd

Celador / BBC3

6 x 30′ episodes
Exec: Humphrey Barclay & John Plowman
Prod: Vanessa Haynes
Cast: Imelda Staunton, James Gaddas, Geraldine McNulty

The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (Series 5)

90′ Film ‘One Guilty Dead’
Exec: Richard Stokes
Prod: Sharon Hughff
Cast: Nathaniel Parker, Sharon Small, Tom Georgeson, Esther Hall


2 x 60′ episodes
Exec: Laura Mackie & Sally Haynes
Prod: Rebecca Hedderly
Cast: Alistair McGowan, Jessica Oyelowo, Loo Brealey

Murder in Suburbia (Series 2)
Granada / ITV

2 x 60′ episodes
Exec: Sharon Bloom
Prod: Tim Whitby
Cast: Lisa Faulkner, Caroline Catz, Clare Clifford, Dermot Crowley

Facing Up
Celador / ITV

Pilot 1 x 30′
Exec: Humphrey Barclay
Prod: Vanessa Haynes
Cast: John Thompson, Samantha Janus, Mark Heap

Comedy Lab: Skin Deep
Celador / C4

1 x 30′
Exec: Humphrey Barclay
Prod: Vanessa Haynes
Cast: Oram & Meeten

Teachers (Series 3)
Tiger Aspect / C4

3 x 60′ episodes
Exec: Jane Fallon
Cast: Andrew Lincoln, Adrian Bower, Navin Chowdry
RTS nomination for Best Drama Series

20 Things To Do Before You're 30
Tiger Aspect / C4

3 x 30′ episodes
Exec: Jane Fallon
Prod: Sue Howells
Cast: Mathew Horne, Amanda Abbington, Georgia Mackenzie

Writer / Director Credits

Don't Look Back

Feature film script in development 2017

God's Work

Feature length TV Drama in development with Ffatti fFilms / Tinopolis / Welsh Film Agency

While I Can Dream
Heatwave Films

12′ Fictional Short
Highly Commended by London Film Festival
Shortlisted Prix UIP Best European Short Film & Rushes Director’s Guild Best Newcomer Award

Selected Factual TV Credits

First Sight: Slaying The Dragon

40′ documentary on the Triads of London’s Chinatown

Burning The Bamboo Curtain
Heatwave / ITN

40′ documentary examining China prior to Tiananmen Square

Trans World Sport
TWI / C4

Various features on the international sports world