Bill Gilmour (director)
name = Bill Gilmour
birthdate = Birth date and age|1939|03|17|mf=y
Peebles, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Bill Gilmour is a Scots
television director. He was born on March 17 1939in the small town of Peeblesin the TweedValley of the Scottish Borders. He went to Ealing Art Collegein West London, where he specialised in photography, while attending Frank Auerbach's drawing classes. He joined Scottish Televisionin 1960 as a camera operator, moving after four years to floor managing, before joining Granada Televisionin 1967. Gilmour began directing in 1972.
Gilmour directed the plays "Happy Returns" by Brian Clarke, "Some Enchanted Evening" by
C. P. Taylor, and "The Game" by Paul Pender. He directed episodes of the off-beat detective television series "Strangers" and the 'spin off' series, " Bulman" by writers Murray Smith, Paul Wheelerand Eddie Boyd. He directed many episodes of " Sam", " The Spoils of War" and " This Year Next Year", series written by John Finch, which were shot in studio and on location in the Lake Districtand the Yorkshire Dales. Gilmour's work continued with " Cribb", a Victorian Scotland Yarddetective drama based on the novels by Peter Loveseyand " House of Caradus", a series set in a fine art auction house, as well as twenty-seven episodes of "Crown Court", a courtroom drama in which a case is played before a jury drawn from members of the public. Over the years, he directed one hundred and eighty-six episodes of Britain's longest running soap opera, " Coronation Street".
In the 1970s, Gilmour directed episodes of the comedy
Hows Your Father, written by John Stevenson. He produced and directed " The Cuckoo Waltz", written by Geoffrey Lancashire, a comedy series about a young married couple and their lodger.
He directed twenty-six episodes of "Loving" for
ABC Televisionin New York, nine episodes of " EastEnders" for the BBC, a comedy "William and Wilma" for Gemini Films and WDRin Cologneand " Hollyoaks" for Channel 4.
Manchester, he directed Maureen Pryorin a stage production of "Before Breakfast" by Eugene O'Neil.
Gilmour directed twenty-six episodes of Allsorts continuing an interest in children’s reading. With "Three Bob for D Day", he went on the fortieth anniversary of
D Dayto Normandywith a coach full of Liverpoolriflemen to make two films. He made "Working" in a large psychiatric hospital. "Playing" is a film on children's street songs. He directed an edition of " World in Action", the story being, the less you earn the higher a proportion goes in tax.
He contributed an essay to the book, "Granada Television, The First Generation" edited by Michael Cox, John Finch, and Marjorie Giles.
Gilmour lives in
Edinburgh, enjoys long distance single-handed sailing ( Cape Townto Falmouth, Cornwall) Himalayan trekking and watching Indian tigers.
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