Christine Gernon

Director for television
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Biography

Christine has directed some of the most successful comedy series of the last two decades and directed all three series of the BAFTA award winning comedy series, Gavin & Stacey.

In 2010, Christine directed the first series of Grandma's House for Tiger Aspect/BBC2, starring Simon Amstell, which gained a British Comedy Award nomination and in 2012 she returned to direct the second series.

Recent credits include Rebecca Front's Little Cracker for Sky One, 6-part comedy series Hebburn for Baby Cow/BBC2 and festive comedy-drama Panto! starring John Bishop for ITV1.

Christine directed Super Fun Night Out and Trophy Wife for ABC and New Girl in America, and the second series of the suffragette sitcom Up The Women starring Jessica Hynes for BBC Four and new comedy The Kennedys, written by Emma Kennedy.

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Director

Creator Emma Kennedy
 

Comedy

BBC Comedy for BBC1
 
New Girl
1 x 30'
Starring
  • Zooey Deschanel
  • Jake Johnson
  • Max Greenfield
  • Hannah Simone
  •  

    Comedy series starring Zooey Deschanel

    Elizabeth Meriwether Pictures for Fox Networks
     
    Selfie
    1 x 30'
    Producer Jill Danton
    Starring
  • Karen Gillan
  • John Cho
  • David Harewood
  •  

    Comedy

    Piece of Pie Productions for ABC
     
    Writer Sarah Dunn, Jeff Lowell, Sue Paige
    Starring
  • Jade Catta-Preta
  • Jake McDorman
  • Analeigh Tipton
  • Nicolas Wright
  •  
    Romantic sitcom 
    Brillstein Entertainment Partners for ABC
     
    Producer Emma Strain
    Starring
  • Rebecca Front
  • Jessica Hynes
  • Judy Parfitt
  • Vicki Pepperdine
  •  
    Sitcom
    BBC In House for BBC4
     
    Starring
  • Malin Akerman
  • Bradley Whitford
  • Michaela Watkins
  •  
    ABC Studios for ABC
     
    Writer Rebel Wilson and Steven Rubinshteyn
    Starring
  • Lauren Ash
  • Kevin Bishop
  • Kate Jenkinson
  • Liza Lapira
  • Rebel Wilson
  •  

    Comedy

    Warner Bros Television for ABC
     
    Starring
  • Rebecca Front
  • Samantha Spiro
  • Lucy Hutchinson
  • Richard Lumsden
  •  
    Little Rebecca Front doesn't ever want to go back to school
    Tiger Aspect Productions for Sky One HD
     
    Producer Emma Strain
    Writer Colin Hough
    Starring
  • Alison Steadman
  •  
    BBC in-house
     
    Writer Jessica Hynes
    Starring
  • Rebecca Front
  • Jessica Hynes
  • Judy Parfitt
  • Vicki Pepperdine, Adrian Scarborough, Georgia Groome, Ryan Sampson, Sandi Toksvig, Dominic Coleman
  •  
    Sitcom
    Baby Cow for BBC Four
     
    Hebburn
    6 x 30'
    Producer Gill Isles
    Writer Jason Cook & Graham Duff
     
    Channel X North & Baby Cow Manchester for BBC Two
     
    Writer Paul O'Grady and Sandi Toksvig
    Starring
  • Paul O'Grady
  • Sheila Hancock
  • Rosie Cavalier
  • Jonathan D. Ellis
  •  

    Part of the Sky Arts Comedy Playhouse Season.

    Sprout Pictures for Sky Arts
     
    Producer Ben Cavey
    Writer Simon Amstell and Dan Swimer
    Starring
  • Simon Amstell
  • Linda Bassett
  • Geoffrey Hutchings
  • Rebecca Front
  •  

    Sitcom written by, starring, and based on the life of Essex-raised Jewish comic Simon Amstell.

    Tiger Aspect Productions for BBC2
     
    Producer Ben Farrell
    Writer Simon Nye
    Starring
  • Ben Miller
  • Alexander Armstrong
  •  
    Objective Productions for Channel 4
     
    Sugartown
    3 x 60'
    Producer Susie Liggat
    Writer Jodi Reynolds & Sally Dexter
    Starring
  • Shaun Dooley
  • Tom Ellis
  • Sue Johnston
  • Miranda Raison
  •  
    Sugartown is a three-part comedy drama set in a small seaside town in the north of England.
    Shed Productions for BBC1
     
    Starring
  • Julia Davis
  • Kevin Eldon
  • Emily Atack
  •  
    An autobiographical tale of big perms, head braces and first kisses set in the eighties set to an epic soundtrack.
    Silver River Productions for Sky One
     
    Producer Ted Dowd
    Writer Anton Chekhov
    Starring
  • Mathew Horne
  • Julian Barratt
  • Steve Coogan
  • Johnny Vegas
  •  
    Series of four one-act plays featuring an all-star cast of acclaimed and celebrated comedy talent.
    Sky Arts
     
    Creator Simon Amstell and Dan Swimer
    Producer Ben Cavey
    Writer Simon Amstell and Dan Swimer
    Starring
  • Simon Amstell
  • Linda Bassett
  • Geoffrey Hutchings
  • Rebecca Front
  •  
    Comedy series starring Simon Amstell playing a version of himself; a television presenter searching for something more meaningful to do with his life.
    Tiger Aspect Productions for BBC 2
     
    Ted & Ralph
    Nominated for RTS AWARDS Best Comedy
    1 x 70'
    Producer Paul Schlesinger
    Starring
  •  
    BBC
     
    Producer Christopher Skala
    Starring
  • Dawn French
  • Jennifer Saunders
  •  
    Tiger Aspect for BBC1
     
    Producer Anil Gupta
    Starring
  • Meera Syal
  • Sanjeev Bhasker
  • Nina Wadia
  • Kulvinder Ghir
  •  
    BBC
     
    One Foot In The Grave
    BRITISH COMEDY AWARD Best Situation Comedy
    7 x 30'
    Producer Esta Charkham/Jonathan Llewellyn
    Writer David Renwick
     
    BBC
     
    Producer Jon Plowman
     
    BBC
     
    Producer Simon Lupton
    Writer Rhys Thomas
    Starring
  • William Thomas
  • Alex Lowe
  • Paul Whitehouse
  • Simon Day
  •  
    BBC
     
    Producer Deb Jones
    Writer Pete Lawson
    Starring
  • Pauline Quirke
  •  
    BBC
     
    Producer Verity Lambert
    Writer David Renwick
    Starring
  • Alan Davies
  • Julia Sawalha
  • Adrian Edmondson
  •  
    BBC
     
    Eyes Down
    8 x 30'
    Producer Rosemary McGowen
     
    BBC for BBC1
     
    Producer Verity Lambert
    Writer David Renwick
    Starring
  • Tamsin Greig
  • Michael Landes
  •  
    Romantic comedy drama starring Tamsin Greig as Alice Chenery, a woman trying to find her true love
    BBC for BBC 1
     
     
    Tiger Aspect for BBC
     
    Starring
  •  
    BBC
     
    Gavin and Stacey: Series 1
    Winner of BAFTA - Best Comedy Programme 2008
    Creator James Cordon & Ruth Jones
    Producer Ted Dowd
    Writer James Cordon & Ruth Jones
    Starring
  • Joanna Page
  • Matthew Horne
  • Alison Steadman
  • Ruth Jones
  •  
    Baby Cow for BBC3
     
    Producer Verity Lambert
    Writer David Renwick
    Starring
  • Tamsin Greig
  •  
    Romantic comedy drama starring Tamsin Greig as Alice Chenery, a woman trying to find her true love
    BBC for BBC1
     
    Starring
  • Matthew Horne
  • James Corden
  • Joanna Page
  • Ruth Jones
  •  
    Baby Cow for BBC1
     
    Starring
  • Matthew Horne
  • James Corden
  • Joanna Page
  • Ruth Jones
  •  
    Baby Cow for BBC3
     
    Home Time
    6 x 30'
    Creator Emma Fryer and Neil Edmond
    Writer Emma Fryer and Neil Edmond
    Starring
  •  
    Sitcom starring Emma Fryer as a girl who returns home to Coventry 12 years after having running away to find her place in the big wide world.
    Baby Cow Productions for BBC2
     
    Comic Relief Presents...(Barry) Islands in the Stream
    Musical Mini-sketch for Comic Relief
    Starring
  • Tom Jones
  • Ruth Jones
  • Rob Brydon
  •  
     
    Gavin and Stacey: Series 3
    Winner 2010 National Television Award: Most Popular Comedy Programme
    Producer Ted Dowd
    Starring
  • Matthew Horne
  • James Corden
  • Joanna Page
  • Ruth Jones
  •  
    Baby Cow for BBC1
     
    Producer Juliet Charlesworth
    Writer Mark Watson
    Starring
  • Ruth Jones
  •  
    An adaption of Dylan Thomas's story, the comedy, set in South Wales, focuses on the character Owen's reminiscing on three separate Christmases, 1983, 1986 and 1989.
    Boomerang for BBC4