Shaun Sutton (Shaun Alfred Graham Sutton)

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Hammersmith, London, England, UK
He was one of the most influential figures in British television. He was head of BBC Television Drama from 1969-81. He was responsible for such groundbreaking productions as Dennis Potter's "Pennies From Heaven" and "Brimstone and Treacle" as well as "I, Claudius," "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" and classic serials including "The Six Wives of Henry VIII," and "Testament of Youth."

As a director, he worked on detective series such as "Z Cars" and the costume drama "The Forsyte Saga," the most acclaimed BBC series of the sixties. Read more...