NEWS: BFCS hires director of hit Men Behaving Badly BBC TV series

BFCS has appointed Martin Dennis, director of the leading BBC1 comedy series, Men Behaving Badly, as a commercials director.

BFCS has appointed Martin Dennis, director of the leading BBC1 comedy

series, Men Behaving Badly, as a commercials director.

Dennis, 39, a seasoned television director who also directed the recent

ITV series, Paul Merton in... and Is it Legal?, will make his first

foray into commercials through BFCS.

Peter Harrison, BFCS’s managing director, said: ‘Men Behaving Badly is

one of the most popular series on British TV at the moment. There is

always a shortage of good comedy directors and we are thrilled to have


Dennis commented: ‘I know directing ads is a very different discipline

from directing TV comedy because the time element is much more precise,

but I’m really excited about the challenge.’

Dennis began his career as a BBC floor assistant in 1980. He moved up to

become a production manager in 1983 and then a director in 1987. He went

freelance in 1990 and has since directed three series of the Upper Hand

for Central Television, as well as all five series of Men Behaving


BFCS has also signed up the TV director, Marc Over, who is best known

for directing live music events and rock documentaries.

Over’s work includes the Placido Domingo World Opera Competition in 1994

and the Granada TV documentary, Curves, Contours and Body Horns.

Harrison added: ‘TV directors bring a new perspective to shooting

commercials. Both Martin and Marc come at film-making from very

different angles and will add another dimension to our roster of names.’


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