Michael E Briant

Michael E Briant

Michael E BriantOur friend the splendid Ian Kubiak of Cygnus Alpha will be bringing Michael E Briant as his guest to Whooverville this year.

Michael is a television director, producer and actor, best known for his work as a director for BBC television drama in the 1970s and 1980s.
At the age of 21 he joined the BBC as an assistant floor manager in the drama department and a year later became a Production Assistant. In 1966, he took a Directors Course and he subsequently directed series such as Z-Cars and Doctor Who.
For Doctor Who, he directed a total of six serials: Colony in Space, The Sea Devils, The Green Death, Death to the Daleks, Revenge of the Cybermen and The Robots of Death. He went on to direct several episodes from the first season of Blake’s 7 in 1978, and Secret Army between 1978 and 1979. He later directed four of the six episodes of its sequel, Kessler, and the thriller series Blood Money, in which he cast many of the actors from Secret Army.
Michael’s other work included a BBC adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island, the Emmy-award-winning BBC adaptation of Charles Dickens’s story A Tale of Two Cities, the feature film Tangiers, the series Hideaway and many more productions, including Howards’ Way and EastEnders.
Michael has been involved with DVD releases of his Doctor Who episodes, appearing on various documentaries and commentary tracks and has also become a successful author. His fascinating autobiography Who is Michael Briant? was published by Classic Press and he has also written several books about his passion, sailing.