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Paddy Russell (I) (1928–2017)

Paddy Russell attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and started her career as an actress. She left acting to become a stage manager because it paid more money. She progressed from being director Rudolph Cartier's floor manager to becoming a director herself, becoming one of the first two women directors in BBC television. She finished ... See full bio »

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BBC Sunday-Night Theatre Miscellaneous Crew
(1950-1953)
The Omega Factor Director
(1979)
Reluctant Bandit Director
(1965)
(1964)

Filmography

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 1988 Pick of the Week (TV Series)
 1981 The Ark Stories (TV Series)
 1980 The Squad (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- The Big Match (1980)
- Decoy (1980)
- Elizabeth (1980)
- Search (1980)
 1976-1980 Emmerdale (TV Series) (77 episodes)
- Episode #1.616 (1980)
- Episode #1.615 (1980)
- Episode #1.614 (1980)
- Episode #1.613 (1980)
- Episode #1.612 (1980)
 1979-1980 3-2-1 (TV Series) (15 episodes)
- Jungle (1980)
- Folk Legends (1980)
- The Sea (1980)
- Music Hall (1980)
- Dickens (1979)
 1979 The Omega Factor (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1978 The Standard (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Golden Boy (1978)
 1975-1976 Within These Walls (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- The Line of Duty (1976)
- Prison Cat (1975)
 1967-1976 Z Cars (TV Series) (55 episodes)
- Nightwatch (1976)
- Eviction (1975)
- Squatters (1975)
- Mother and Child (1973)
- Mileage (1973)
 1974-1975 My Old Man (TV Series) (13 episodes)
- Episode #2.6 (1975)
- Episode #2.5 (1975)
- Episode #2.4 (1975)
- Episode #2.3 (1975)
- Episode #2.2 (1975)
 1974 Badger's Set (TV Movie)
 1973 Harriet's Back in Town (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Episode #1.92 (1973)
- Episode #1.91 (1973)
- Episode #1.82 (1973)
- Episode #1.81 (1973)
 1973 Full House (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.13 (1973)
 1972-1973 Softly Softly: Task Force (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Conspiracy (1973)
- Killer (1972)
 1972 The Man Outside (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1972 The Moonstone (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- Episode #1.5 (1972)
- Episode #1.4 (1972)
- Episode #1.3 (1972)
- Episode #1.2 (1972)
- Episode #1.1 (1972)
 1971 Fathers and Sons (TV Mini-Series) (4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1971)
- Episode #1.3 (1971)
- Episode #1.2 (1971)
- Episode #1.1 (1971)
 1971 The Doctors (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Episode #1.124 (1971)
- Episode #1.123 (1971)
- Episode #1.120 (1971)
- Episode #1.119 (1971)
 1970 Little Women (TV Mini-Series) (9 episodes)
- Episode #1.9 (1970)
- Episode #1.8 (1970)
- Episode #1.7 (1970)
- Episode #1.6 (1970)
- Episode #1.5 (1970)
 1969 Imperial Palace (TV Mini-Series) (4 episodes)
- Declaration (1969)
- Departures (1969)
- Negotiation (1969)
- Arrivals (1969)
 1968 Pere Goriot (TV Mini-Series) (4 episodes)
- Father (1968)
- Vautrin (1968)
- The Mandarin (1968)
- Gilded Youth (1968)
 1968 Late Night Horror (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1967 Angel Pavement (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- They Go Home (1967)
- Arabian Nights (1967)
- Up and Up (1967)
- They Arrive (1967)
 1966-1967 The Newcomers (TV Series) (22 episodes)
- Episode #1.166 (1967)
- Episode #1.165 (1967)
- Episode #1.160 (1967)
- Episode #1.159 (1967)
- Episode #1.154 (1967)
 1965 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1965 Out of the Unknown (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1965 Heiress of Garth (TV Mini-Series) (6 episodes)
- An Honest Man (1965)
- A Journey North (1965)
 1965 The Mind of the Enemy (TV Mini-Series) (5 episodes)
- The Fatal Slip (1965)
- A Forcing Bid (1965)
- The Trap (1965)
- The New Member (1965)
 1965 Reluctant Bandit (TV Mini-Series) (5 episodes)
- The Great Attack (1965)
- The New Mafia (1965)
- Return to Sicily (1965)
 1965 Hit and Run (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Trial (1965)
- Arrest (1965)
- Enquiry (1965)
- Accident (1965)
 1965 Treasure Island (TV Movie) (television)
 1964 Story Parade (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Brake Pedal Down (1964)
 1964 First Night (TV Series) (1 episode)
- My One True Love (1964)
 1963 Compact (TV Series) (20 episodes)
- Two Faced (1963)
- Surprise Packet (1963)
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Provided a commentary for the Doctor Who DVD "Pyramids of Mars". See more »
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Personal Quote:

[on the difference between directing Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker] I found Jon [Jon Pertwee] much easier to work with. I found the first one with Tom Baker was alright but the second one was very, very difficult.

Trivia:

She died just two days earlier than composer Dudley Simpson, with whom she worked on three of her four Doctor Who (1963) serials. See more »

Nickname:

Paddy

Star Sign:

Cancer

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