is a Bafta nominated, multi award winning producer/director with over thirty years in the business. She is a former staff producer on the BBC’s Panorama series and has worked as a freelance for ITV, numerous Channel Four production companies and the BBC. She is a trained journalist and writer as well as an accomplished producer and director.
Her career began as a junior researcher at Granada Television in Manchester in the early 1980s. During her seven-year stint with Granada, she worked in almost every department starting out in local news and progressing to chat shows, documentaries and children’s drama. Liz moved to London and had a stint working as a freelance producer/director for ITV and fledgling independents before moving back to Manchester to work for the legendary Ray Fitzwalter, the former editor of World in Action, who set up an independent production company. From there, Liz joined the BBC as a staff producer working on Panorama and other hard-hitting documentaries. Her films for the BBC have won Royal Television Society Awards, medical journalism, environmental and religious broadcasting awards and she was nominated for a Bafta for her outstanding film about conditions on an old people’s ward.
In 2011, Liz left the BBC and has worked as a freelance producer/director on numerous programmes including Channel Four’s Dispatches, ITV’s Tonight and the BBC’s Panorama. She has worked with the British Army on an insightful series for ITV and just completed a medical documentary for the Discovery Channel. She has also branched out into commercials, directing two short films for Manchester United.