Phil Redmond

Philip Redmond, CBE (born 10 June 1949) is an English television producer and screenwriter from Huyton, Lancashire.

Phil Redmond

Redmond in 2008
Born10 June 1949 (1949-06-10) (age 70)[1]
Huyton, Lancashire, England
OccupationTV Producer, screenwriter
Notable worksGrange Hill
(BBC, 1978–2008)
(Channel 4, 1982–2003)
(Channel 4, since 1995)
The Courtroom
(Channel 4, 2004)
SpouseAlexis Redmond[2]

Early life

He took the 11-plus and passed it, but attended St Kevin's RC School in Northwood, Kirkby (it became All Saints Catholic High School, Kirkby).[3] His mother was a cleaner and his father was a bus driver. He left school with four O-levels and one A-level and trained to become a quantity surveyor. He based his first ideas for Grange Hill on his time at St Kevin's.


He is well known for creating several popular television series such as Grange Hill (BBC One, 1978–2008), Brookside (Channel 4, 1982–2003) and Hollyoaks (Channel 4, 1995—). For over twenty years he also ran his own independent production company, Mersey Television, before selling off the company in 2005. Redmond also created the daytime legal drama, The Courtroom which was cancelled after 38 episodes. In 2013 Phil Redmond published his autobiography Mid-Term Report. In 2016 Phil Redmond published his first novel Highbridge which was a follow up from a short Ebook called Hightbridge the Beginning which was published in 2015.


In 1989, Redmond was awarded the post of Honorary Professor of Media Studies at Liverpool John Moores University, where he is encouraging a new, practically-orientated, media studies course.

In November 2010 he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Chester.[4]

He was appointed a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2004 Queen's Birthday Honours List for services to drama.

Redmond is Chair of National Museums Liverpool and of the UK City of Culture Independent Advisory Panel.[5]

In February 2012, Redmond declared an interest in running for the role of Elected Mayor of Liverpool.[6]


  1. Researcha
  2. Interview with The Guardian
  3. Guardian January 2016
  4. "Brookside veterans Phil Redmond and Sue Johnston reunited at graduation". 5 November 2010. Retrieved 9 January 2011.
  5. "Phil Redmond: 'I was a Marxist - strongly opposed to inheritance tax'". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
  6. "Brookside Creator Enters Liverpool Mayor Race". 11 February 2012. Archived from the original on 18 March 2012. Retrieved 11 February 2012.
Media offices
Preceded by
Series producer of Hollyoaks
Succeeded by
Jo Hallows

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