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 BabyCow/BBC2 and festive comedy-drama Panto! starring John Bishop for ITV1.

Christine most recently directed Super Fun Night Out and Trophy Wife for ABC and is about to start of the second series of the suffragette sitcom Up The Women starring Jessica Hynes for BBC Four.

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Television
Director
Manhattan Love Story 1 x 30'
2014
Brillstein Entertainment Partners for ABC
Director Christine Gernon
Writer Sarah Dunn, Jeff Lowell, Sue Paige
Starring Jade Catta-Preta, Jake McDorman, Analeigh Tipton, Nicolas Wright & Chloe Wepper

Romantic sitcom chronicling the journey of a new couple

Trophy Wife 1 x 30'
2014
ABC Studios for ABC
Director Christine Gernon
Starring Malin Akerman, Bradley Whitford & Michaela Watkins

 
Up The Women, series 2 6 x 30'
2014
BBC In House for BBC4
Producer Emma Strain
Director Christine Gernon
Starring Rebecca Front, Jessica Hynes, Judy Parfitt, Vicki Pepperdine & Emma Pierson

Sitcom

Super Fun Night 1 x 30'
2013
Warner Bros Television for ABC
Director Christine Gernon
Starring Lauren Ash , Kevin Bishop , Kate Jenkinson, Liza Lapira & Rebel Wilson

 
Up The Women 3 x 30'
2013
Baby Cow for BBC Four
Director Christine Gernon
Writer Jessica Hynes
Starring Rebecca Front, Jessica Hynes, Judy Parfitt, Vicki Pepperdine, Adrian Scarborough, Georgia Groome, Ryan Sampson, Sandi Toksvig, Dominic Coleman & Emma Pierson

Sitcom

A Civil Arrangement 1 x 30'
2012
BBC in-house
Producer Emma Strain
Director Christine Gernon
Writer Colin Hough
Starring Alison Steadman

 
Hebburn 6 x 30'
2012
Channel X North & Baby Cow Manchester for BBC Two
Producer Gill Isles
Director Christine Gernon
Writer Jason Cook & Graham Duff

 
Little Cracker: Rainy Days & Mondays 1 x 30'
2012
Tiger Aspect Productions for Sky One HD
Director Christine Gernon
Starring Rebecca Front, Samantha Spiro, Lucy Hutchinson, Richard Lumsden & Selina Griffiths

Little Rebecca Front doesn't ever want to go back to school

Nellie & Melba 1 x 30'
2012
Sprout Pictures for Sky Arts
Director Christine Gernon
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.

Felix and Murdo 1 x 30'
2011
Objective Productions for Channel 4
Producer Ben Farrell
Director Christine Gernon
Writer Simon Nye
Starring Ben Miller & Alexander Armstrong

 
Tiger Aspect Productions for BBC2
Producer Ben Cavey
Director Christine Gernon
Writer Simon Amstell and Dan Swimer
Starring Simon Amstell, Linda Bassett, Geoffrey Hutchings, Rebecca Front & Samantha Spiro

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

Sugartown 3 x 60'
2011
Shed Productions for BBC1
Producer Susie Liggat
Director Christine Gernon
Writer Jodi Reynolds & Sally Dexter
Starring Shaun Dooley, Tom Ellis, Sue Johnston, Miranda Raison & Philip Jackson

Sugartown is a three-part comedy drama set in a small seaside town in the north of England.

Chekov: Comedy Shorts 2010
Sky Arts
Producer Ted Dowd
Director Christine Gernon
Writer Anton Chekhov
Starring Mathew Horne, Julian Barratt, Steve Coogan, Johnny Vegas & Mackenzie Crook

Series of four one-act plays featuring an all-star cast of acclaimed and celebrated comedy talent.

Grandma's House 6 x 30'
2010
Tiger Aspect Productions for BBC 2
Creator Simon Amstell and Dan Swimer
Producer Ben Cavey
Director Christine Gernon
Writer Simon Amstell and Dan Swimer
Starring Simon Amstell, Linda Bassett, Geoffrey Hutchings, Rebecca Front & Samantha Spiro

Comedy series starring Simon Amstell playing a version of himself; a television presenter searching for something more meaningful to do with his life.

Little Crackers: First Kiss 2010
Silver River Productions for Sky One
Director Christine Gernon
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.

Boomerang for BBC4
Producer Juliet Charlesworth
Director Christine Gernon
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.

Comic Relief Presents...(Barry) Islands in the Stream Musical Mini-sketch for Comic Relief
2009

 
Director Christine Gernon
Starring Tom Jones, Ruth Jones & Rob Brydon

 
Baby Cow for BBC1
Producer Ted Dowd
Director Christine Gernon
Starring Matthew Horne, James Corden, Joanna Page, Ruth Jones & Larry Lamb

 
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Home Time 6 x 30'
2009
Baby Cow Productions for BBC2
Creator Emma Fryer and Neil Edmond
Director Christine Gernon
Writer Emma Fryer and Neil Edmond
Starring Emma Fryer

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.

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Baby Cow for BBC1
Director Christine Gernon
Starring Matthew Horne, James Corden, Joanna Page & Ruth Jones

 
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Gavin and Stacey: Series 2 2007
Baby Cow for BBC3
Director Christine Gernon
Starring Matthew Horne, James Corden, Joanna Page & Ruth Jones

 
Love Soup: Series 2 5 x 30'
2007
BBC for BBC1
Producer Verity Lambert
Director Christine Gernon
Writer David Renwick
Starring Tamsin Greig

Romantic comedy drama starring Tamsin Greig as Alice Chenery, a woman trying to find her true love

Baby Cow for BBC3
Creator James Cordon & Ruth Jones
Producer Ted Dowd
Director Christine Gernon
Writer James Cordon & Ruth Jones
Starring Joanna Page, Matthew Horne, Alison Steadman, Ruth Jones & James Cordon

 
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I'm With Stupid 6 x 30'
2006
BBC
Director Christine Gernon
Starring Mark Benton

 
Tiger Aspect for BBC
Director Christine Gernon

 
Love Soup: Series 1 6 x 30'
2005
BBC for BBC 1
Producer Verity Lambert
Director Christine Gernon
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
Producer Deb Jones
Director Christine Gernon
Writer Pete Lawson
Starring Pauline Quirke

 
Eyes Down 8 x 30'
2003
BBC for BBC1
Producer Rosemary McGowen
Director Christine Gernon

 
Jonathan Creek 3 x 60'
2003
BBC
Producer Verity Lambert
Director Christine Gernon
Writer David Renwick
Starring Alan Davies, Julia Sawalha & Adrian Edmondson

 
BBC
Producer Simon Lupton
Director Christine Gernon
Writer Rhys Thomas
Starring William Thomas, Alex Lowe, Paul Whitehouse & Simon Day

 
Absolutely Fabulous: Series 4 3 x 30'
2001
BBC
Producer Jon Plowman
Director Christine Gernon

 
One Foot In The Grave 7 x 30'
2000
BBC
Producer Esta Charkham/Jonathan Llewellyn
Director Christine Gernon
Writer David Renwick

 
BBC
Producer Anil Gupta
Director Christine Gernon
Starring Meera Syal, Sanjeev Bhasker, Nina Wadia & Kulvinder Ghir

 
Let Them Eat Cake 6 x 60'
1999
Tiger Aspect for BBC1
Producer Christopher Skala
Director Christine Gernon
Starring Dawn French & Jennifer Saunders

 
Ted & Ralph 1 x 70'
1998
BBC
Producer Paul Schlesinger
Director Christine Gernon
Starring Paul Whitehouse & Charlie Higson