Michael Wearing obituary

Drama producer, Michael Wearing died from a stroke on the 5th May 2017, aged 78. Michael joined the English Regions Drama Department as a script editor in 1976, after working in theatre. He produced influential series like Boys from the Blackstuff, as well as Muscle Market, Bull Week, Bird of Prey, The History Man, Jake’s End, A Cotswold Death, Ice Dance, and A Master of the Marionettes. After a period at the BBC in London, and then ITV, he returned to Pebble Mill as Head of Drama, in the late 1980s, before becoming Head of Serials in London, although this isn’t mentioned in the obituary from the trade magazine Broadcast, below: http://www.broadcastnow.co.uk/5117571.article?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Newsletter134.

I recorded an interview with Michael in 2009, excerpts of which can be found on this site.

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Ice Dance – photo by Willoughby Gullachsen

Photo by Willoughby Gullachsen (Gus), no reproduction without permission.

Ice Dance was a ‘Screen Two’ drama which went out in March 1989. ┬áIt was written by Stephen Lowe, directed by Alan Dosser and produced by Michael Wearing. The drama starred Warren Clarke, Joanne Allen, Andrew Fletcher, Amanda Worthington and Helena McCarthy. It followed the story of a pair of young skaters from Nottingham, whose dream was to emulate Torvill and Dean.

This photo features cameramen Keith Froggatt and Steve Saunderson on the crane, and 1st AD, Will Hartley on the left under the crane.