Fergus directed the BBC2 single AGAINST THE LAW starring Danny Mays. It was part of the Gay Britannia season on the BBC to mark the decriminalisation of homosexuality and tells the story of the writer Peter Wildeblood (Mays) who was tried and jailed for being gay alongside Lord Montagu.
It’s an incredibly moving and thoughtful piece that’s had unanimous acclaim and has been nominated for a BAFTA and Broadcast Award for Best Single Drama.
Fergus is currently in production on his next BBC single drama MOTHER’S DAY, starring Anna Maxwell Martin, Vicky McClure and Danny Mays. He has recently finished as lead director on the third series of THE A WORD for BBC1.
Reviews for AGAINST THE LAW:
The Guardian: “Against the Law stands as a brilliant, important, must-see piece of television.”
The Telegraph: “A moving story of men who refused to feel ashamed – ****”
The Times: “Funny, frank, shocking and often very moving – ****”
The Arts Desk: “The triumph of Against the Law is to have balanced drama and matchless personal testimonial with such grace”
DateProduction (role)CompanyProject details
Date: 2020Production (role): THE A WORD SERIES 3Company: The ForgeProject details: Lead director
Date: 2018Production (role): MOTHER'S DAYCompany: BBCProject details: Drama single
Date: 2017Production (role): AGAINST THE LAWCompany: BBCProject details: Factual drama
Nominated for Best Single Drama at the Broadcast Awards 2017.