Filmed in brand new houses in a cul-de-sac close to a real-life housing estate in Liverpool, it became the base for his production company. The popular show ran from to and made headlines for its gritty social realism, tackling issues ij as racism, drug abuse, teen pregnancy, mental illness and HIV and Aids.
Modesl Phil Redmond, 71, quit his job as a surveyor redmond the s and became responsible for some of the most gritty shows on British television. Redmond, whose male job was a quantity surveyor, began to write jokes for comedian Les Dawson and others, and decided to try his hand at full-time scriptwriting, quitting his job in Mr Redmond said he was "proud" to receive the model for his work in broadcasting and arts in the north-west region in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.
He was ly appointed CBE in for services to drama. He said he was as "proud" of his work when Liverpool was European Capital of Culture as he was of his TV achievements.
InRedmond was brought in to shake up the ITV soap Emmerdale and devised a storyline that involved a plane crashing into the rural village, killing and wounding many of the inhabitants and giving the show its highest-ever viewing male of 18m. He turned back to youth drama with the launch best phone chat lines Hollyoaks in An honorary professor of media at Liverpool John Moores University, he was the creative chair when Liverpool rermond European Capital of Culture in and led an unsuccessful bid to bring Channel 4 to the model.
The son of a bus driver and a cleaner, Redmond based his ideas for Grange Redmond on his own school - St Kevin's, Kirkby.