Cradle To Grave

8 x 30min TV Comedy / drama series for BBC2 / UK / 2015
Arri Alexa Plus; Cooke S2 Speed Panchros


Production Company: ITV Studios
Director: Sandy Johnson
Producer: Kate Crowther
Writer: Danny Baker, Jeff Pope
Executive Producers: Danny Baker, Jeff Pope


Starring the inimitable Peter Kay alongside a host of talent, Cradle To Grave is a BBC Two comedy drama written by Jeff Pope and Danny Baker, loosely based on Baker’s own upbringing in the 1970s in south London…

Shot in Manchester on a combination of location & stage, this was the perfect project on which to re-team with the uniquely talented Sandy Johnson.
Alongside Production Designer Amelia Shankland, we were charged with recreating South London’s Bermondsey of Danny Bakers 1970s set memoirs.

A fantastic show to work on, with some of the best comedy talent around, this was a once in a lifetime opportunity to create a laugh out loud, contemporary comedy with the look & feel of the 1970s.

With some rehoused vintage Cooke S2 lenses, an armful of reference stills of the era & the talented Perry Gibbs at the Colouring controls, we may just have delivered…


Silvia Llaguno / Julian Dickson

Andrew Naylor / Daniela Manunza