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Rosemary McGowan

Rosemary is an experienced and versatile television producer with an established reputation for successfully working with writers, handling talent, managing large budgets & production teams.   She has produced many hours of prime time for BBC1,  including team-written studio sitcoms, dramas shot entirely on location & entertainment shows.   She has a good knowledge of post-production – including visual effects – and will drive a production through from start to finish.  Rosemary is UK (London) based.

Credits

BBC
Date: 2010-2016
Production (role):
JONATHAN CREEK
Company:
BBC1
Project details:
6 Episodes

Starring Alan Davies

Date: 2015
Production (role):
PROFESSOR BRANESTAWM RETURNS
Company:
BBC1
Project details:
60' Comedy

Written by Charlie Higson
Directed by Sandy Johnson

Starring Harry Hill, Steve Pemberton, Dame Diana Rigg, David Mitchell, Sophie Thompson, Vicki Pepperdine, Matt Berry
Date: 2015
Production (role):
STOP START
Company:
BBC1
Project details:
30' Studio Sitcom

Written by Jack Docherty
Directed by Ben Kellett
Starring Jack Docherty, Sarah Hadland, Nigel Havers, Laura Aitkman, John Thomson, Kerry Godliman

Recorded at Pacific Quays, Glasgow
Date: 2015
Production (role):
THE INCREDIBLE ADVENTURES OF PROFESSOR BRANESTAWM
Company:
BBC1
Project details:
60' Comedy

Written by Charlie Higson
Directed by Sandy Johnson

Starring Harry Hill, Ben Miller, Miranda Richardson, Adrian Scarborough, Sophie Thompson, David Mitchell, Vicki Pepperdine, Charlie Higson
Date: 2013
Production (role):
BEING EILEEN
Company:
BBC1
Project details:
6x 30' Comedy

Written by Michael Wynne

Starring Sue Johnson, Julie Graham
Filmed in Manchester & Liverpool
Date: 2011
Production (role):
LAPLAND
Company:
BBC1
Project details:
60' Drama

Written by Michael Wynne
Directed by Catherine Morshead

Starring Sue Johnson, Stephen Graham, Zawe Ashton
Filmed in Arctic Circle
Date: 2011
Production (role):
COMEDY PROM
Company:
BBC2
Project details:
90'

Hosted by Tim Minchin
Featuring Sue Perkins, Doc Brown, Boy with Tape on his Face

Part of BBC Proms Season
Date: 2010
Production (role):
REUNITED
Company:
BBC1
Project details:
BBC1 60’ comedy drama

Written by Mike Bullen
Directed by Simon Delaney

Starring Zoe Tapper, Navin Chowdhry, Jemima Rooper, Ed Byrne, Joe Milson
Date: 2009
Production (role):
THE IMPRESSIONS SHOW (Executive Producer)
Company:
BBC1
Project details:
Comedy Series

Starring Jon Culshaw & Debra Stephenson
Date: 2009
Production (role):
THE LIFE OF RILEY (Executive Producer)
Company:
BBC1
Project details:
Studio Sitcom

Written by Georgia Prichett
Directed by Martin Dennis

Starring Caroline Quentin
Recorded at Pacific Quays, Glasgow
Date: 2006-2008
Production (role):
AFTER YOU'VE GONE
Company:
BBC1
Project details:
25x 30' Studio Sitcom



Created by Fred Barron
Written by the team
Directed by Ed Bye & Tony Dow
Show Runners: Ian Brown & James Hendrie

Starring Nicholas Lyndhurst, Celia Imrie, Amanda Abbington, Dani Harmer, Ryan Sampson
Date: 2006
Production (role):
HOME AGAIN
Company:
BBC1
Project details:
6x 30' Studio Sitcom

Written by Ian Brown & James Hendrie
Directed by Ed Bye

Starring Peter Egan, Sinead Cusack, Bruce Mackinnon & Samantha Womack


Date: 2003-2005
Production (role):
EYES DOWN
Company:
BBC1
Project details:
15x 30' Studio Sitcom

Created by Angela Clarke
Written by the team
Director Christine Gernon. Starring Paul O’Grady, Sheridan Smith, Rosie Cavaliero, Tony Maudsley
Production (role):
COMIC RELIEF SPECIAL
Company:
BBC1
Project details:
Hosted by Jonathan Ross
Directed by Christine Gernon
Date: 2001-2003
Production (role):
HAPPINESS
Company:
BBC2
Project details:
12x 30' Comedy

Written by Paul Whitehouse & David Cummings
Directed by Declan Lowney
Starring Paul Whitehouse, Johnny Vegas, Tamsin Greg, Ricky Gervais, Bob Geldof
Production (role):
GOTHS
Company:
BBC3
Project details:
Single Drama


Written by David Cummings
Directed by Philip John

Starring Mackenzie Crook, Mark Heap
Production (role):
LOSE WEIGHT, ASK ME HOW
Company:
BBC3
Project details:
Single Drama

Adaptation of short story by & starring Alexei Sayle
Production (role):
2.4 CHILDREN
Company:
BBC1
Project details:
Studio Sitcom

Written by Andrew Marshall
Directed by Dewi Humphreys

Starring Belinda Lang, Gary Olsen, Liz Smith, Julia Hills
Production (role):
DAD
Company:
BBC1
Project details:
Studio Sitcom

Written by Andrew Marshall
Directed by Angela De Chastelai Smith

Starring Kevin McNally, George Coles
ADDITIONAL CREDITS
Production (role):
THE CHANNEL 4 SITCOM FESTIVAL (Producer)
Company:
Assembly Film and Television
Project details:
Produced THE CHANNEL 4 SITCOM FESTIVAL for 4 years developing writers new to 30’ narrative format including Susan Nickson, Kevin Cecil & Andy Riley, Chris Niel, Tunde Babaloa, Mel Giedroyc & Sue Perkins and Dylan Moran. Black Books was developed at the Festival.
Production (role):
IN EXILE (Executive Producer)
Company:
Channel 4
Project details:
Studio Sitcom

Written by Tunde Babaloa
Directed by Jeremy Ancock

Starring Emily Joyce, Patrice Naiambana
Production (role):
JUST FOR LAUGHS (Associate Producer)
Company:
Tiger Aspect
Project details:
3 years stand up shows Channel 4

Taking talent to Montreal Comedy Festival including Eddie Izzard, Lee Evans, Harry Enfield, Paul Whitehouse, Caroline Aherne, Chris Evans, Ben Elton, Paul Merton, Vic Reeves & Bob Mortimer, Steven Wright
Production (role):
SATURDAY ZOO (Associate Producer)
Company:
Channel 4
Project details:
Entertainment Series

Hosted by Jonathan Ross featuring Denis Leary, & Steve Coogan
Production (role):
THE COMEDY CLUB (Producer)
Company:
Michael Hurll TV
Project details:
Series featuring comics new to TV including Alan Davies, Matt Lucas & Bill Bailey
Production (role):
THE COMEDY AWARDS (Associate Producer)
Company:
ITV
Project details:
Associate Producer for 4 years

Hosted by Jonathan Ross
Production (role):
THE MOVIE AWARDS (Location Director)
Company:
ITV
Project details:
Hosted by Jonathan Ross

Filmed in LA
Production (role):
SCHOFIELD'S QUEST - Pilot (Location Director)
Company:
ITV
Project details:
Hosted by Phillip Schofield

Filmed in Las Vegas
Production (role):
THE CHANNEL TUNNEL OPENING (Location Director)
Company:
ITV
Project details:
Hosted by Mike Smith

Filmed at Folkestone
Production (role):
SOUTHBANK SHOW COMEDY SPECIAL (Associate Producer)
Company:
ITV
Project details:
Hosted by John Lloyd
Production (role):
SOUTHBANK SHOW ARTS REVIEW (Associate Producer)
Company:
ITV
Project details:
Hosted by Melvyn Bragg
Production (role):
THE BEST OF EDINBURGH (Associate Producer)
Company:
ITV
Project details:
Starring Paul O’Grady, Jack Dee, Caroline Aherne
Production (role):
THE HAPPENING
Company:
Bskyb/Noel Gay TV
Project details:
Featuring Frank Skinner, Steve Coogan, Spike Milligan
Production (role):
LONDON UNDERGROUND (Researcher)
Company:
Comedy Central
Project details:
Hosted by Denis Leary, showcasing Bill Hicks, Jon Stewart, Stephen Wright
Production (role):
PARAMOUNT CITY (Researcher)
Company:
BBC1

Credits

  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2010-2016
    Production (role): JONATHAN CREEK
    Company: BBC1
    Project details: 6 Episodes

    Starring Alan Davies

  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): PROFESSOR BRANESTAWM RETURNS
    Company: BBC1
    Project details: 60' Comedy

    Written by Charlie Higson
    Directed by Sandy Johnson

    Starring Harry Hill, Steve Pemberton, Dame Diana Rigg, David Mitchell, Sophie Thompson, Vicki Pepperdine, Matt Berry
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): STOP START
    Company: BBC1
    Project details: 30' Studio Sitcom

    Written by Jack Docherty
    Directed by Ben Kellett
    Starring Jack Docherty, Sarah Hadland, Nigel Havers, Laura Aitkman, John Thomson, Kerry Godliman

    Recorded at Pacific Quays, Glasgow
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): THE INCREDIBLE ADVENTURES OF PROFESSOR BRANESTAWM
    Company: BBC1
    Project details: 60' Comedy

    Written by Charlie Higson
    Directed by Sandy Johnson

    Starring Harry Hill, Ben Miller, Miranda Richardson, Adrian Scarborough, Sophie Thompson, David Mitchell, Vicki Pepperdine, Charlie Higson
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): BEING EILEEN
    Company: BBC1
    Project details: 6x 30' Comedy

    Written by Michael Wynne

    Starring Sue Johnson, Julie Graham
    Filmed in Manchester & Liverpool
  • Date: 2011
    Production (role): LAPLAND
    Company: BBC1
    Project details: 60' Drama

    Written by Michael Wynne
    Directed by Catherine Morshead

    Starring Sue Johnson, Stephen Graham, Zawe Ashton
    Filmed in Arctic Circle
  • Date: 2011
    Production (role): COMEDY PROM
    Company: BBC2
    Project details: 90'

    Hosted by Tim Minchin
    Featuring Sue Perkins, Doc Brown, Boy with Tape on his Face

    Part of BBC Proms Season
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): REUNITED
    Company: BBC1
    Project details: BBC1 60’ comedy drama

    Written by Mike Bullen
    Directed by Simon Delaney

    Starring Zoe Tapper, Navin Chowdhry, Jemima Rooper, Ed Byrne, Joe Milson
  • Date: 2009
    Production (role): THE IMPRESSIONS SHOW (Executive Producer)
    Company: BBC1
    Project details: Comedy Series

    Starring Jon Culshaw & Debra Stephenson
  • Date: 2009
    Production (role): THE LIFE OF RILEY (Executive Producer)
    Company: BBC1
    Project details: Studio Sitcom

    Written by Georgia Prichett
    Directed by Martin Dennis

    Starring Caroline Quentin
    Recorded at Pacific Quays, Glasgow
  • Date: 2006-2008
    Production (role): AFTER YOU'VE GONE
    Company: BBC1
    Project details: 25x 30' Studio Sitcom



    Created by Fred Barron
    Written by the team
    Directed by Ed Bye & Tony Dow
    Show Runners: Ian Brown & James Hendrie

    Starring Nicholas Lyndhurst, Celia Imrie, Amanda Abbington, Dani Harmer, Ryan Sampson
  • Date: 2006
    Production (role): HOME AGAIN
    Company: BBC1
    Project details: 6x 30' Studio Sitcom

    Written by Ian Brown & James Hendrie
    Directed by Ed Bye

    Starring Peter Egan, Sinead Cusack, Bruce Mackinnon & Samantha Womack


  • Date: 2003-2005
    Production (role): EYES DOWN
    Company: BBC1
    Project details: 15x 30' Studio Sitcom

    Created by Angela Clarke
    Written by the team
    Director Christine Gernon. Starring Paul O’Grady, Sheridan Smith, Rosie Cavaliero, Tony Maudsley
  • Date:
    Production (role): COMIC RELIEF SPECIAL
    Company: BBC1
    Project details: Hosted by Jonathan Ross
    Directed by Christine Gernon
  • Date: 2001-2003
    Production (role): HAPPINESS
    Company: BBC2
    Project details: 12x 30' Comedy

    Written by Paul Whitehouse & David Cummings
    Directed by Declan Lowney
    Starring Paul Whitehouse, Johnny Vegas, Tamsin Greg, Ricky Gervais, Bob Geldof
  • Date:
    Production (role): GOTHS
    Company: BBC3
    Project details: Single Drama


    Written by David Cummings
    Directed by Philip John

    Starring Mackenzie Crook, Mark Heap
  • Date:
    Production (role): LOSE WEIGHT, ASK ME HOW
    Company: BBC3
    Project details: Single Drama

    Adaptation of short story by & starring Alexei Sayle
  • Date:
    Production (role): 2.4 CHILDREN
    Company: BBC1
    Project details: Studio Sitcom

    Written by Andrew Marshall
    Directed by Dewi Humphreys

    Starring Belinda Lang, Gary Olsen, Liz Smith, Julia Hills
  • Date:
    Production (role): DAD
    Company: BBC1
    Project details: Studio Sitcom

    Written by Andrew Marshall
    Directed by Angela De Chastelai Smith

    Starring Kevin McNally, George Coles
  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): THE CHANNEL 4 SITCOM FESTIVAL (Producer)
    Company: Assembly Film and Television
    Project details: Produced THE CHANNEL 4 SITCOM FESTIVAL for 4 years developing writers new to 30’ narrative format including Susan Nickson, Kevin Cecil & Andy Riley, Chris Niel, Tunde Babaloa, Mel Giedroyc & Sue Perkins and Dylan Moran. Black Books was developed at the Festival.
  • Production (role): IN EXILE (Executive Producer)
    Company: Channel 4
    Project details: Studio Sitcom

    Written by Tunde Babaloa
    Directed by Jeremy Ancock

    Starring Emily Joyce, Patrice Naiambana
  • Production (role): JUST FOR LAUGHS (Associate Producer)
    Company: Tiger Aspect
    Project details: 3 years stand up shows Channel 4

    Taking talent to Montreal Comedy Festival including Eddie Izzard, Lee Evans, Harry Enfield, Paul Whitehouse, Caroline Aherne, Chris Evans, Ben Elton, Paul Merton, Vic Reeves & Bob Mortimer, Steven Wright
  • Production (role): SATURDAY ZOO (Associate Producer)
    Company: Channel 4
    Project details: Entertainment Series

    Hosted by Jonathan Ross featuring Denis Leary, & Steve Coogan
  • Production (role): THE COMEDY CLUB (Producer)
    Company: Michael Hurll TV
    Project details: Series featuring comics new to TV including Alan Davies, Matt Lucas & Bill Bailey
  • Production (role): THE COMEDY AWARDS (Associate Producer)
    Company: ITV
    Project details: Associate Producer for 4 years

    Hosted by Jonathan Ross
  • Production (role): THE MOVIE AWARDS (Location Director)
    Company: ITV
    Project details: Hosted by Jonathan Ross

    Filmed in LA
  • Production (role): SCHOFIELD'S QUEST - Pilot (Location Director)
    Company: ITV
    Project details: Hosted by Phillip Schofield

    Filmed in Las Vegas
  • Production (role): THE CHANNEL TUNNEL OPENING (Location Director)
    Company: ITV
    Project details: Hosted by Mike Smith

    Filmed at Folkestone
  • Production (role): SOUTHBANK SHOW COMEDY SPECIAL (Associate Producer)
    Company: ITV
    Project details: Hosted by John Lloyd
  • Production (role): SOUTHBANK SHOW ARTS REVIEW (Associate Producer)
    Company: ITV
    Project details: Hosted by Melvyn Bragg
  • Production (role): THE BEST OF EDINBURGH (Associate Producer)
    Company: ITV
    Project details: Starring Paul O’Grady, Jack Dee, Caroline Aherne
  • Production (role): THE HAPPENING
    Company: Bskyb/Noel Gay TV
    Project details: Featuring Frank Skinner, Steve Coogan, Spike Milligan
  • Production (role): LONDON UNDERGROUND (Researcher)
    Company: Comedy Central
    Project details: Hosted by Denis Leary, showcasing Bill Hicks, Jon Stewart, Stephen Wright
  • Production (role): PARAMOUNT CITY (Researcher)
    Company: BBC1
    Project details:
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