Sasha Ransome

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Sasha is an experienced director for television drama; she has directed for period-drama All Creatures Great & Small for Channel 5 Drama, BBC1 drama The A Word; and a feature episode for ITV crime-drama McDonald & Dodds. Sasha has previously directed three seasons and the Christmas Special of BBC2 comedy-drama Two Doors Down; the third season of ITV comedy The Job Lot starring Sarah Hadland & Russell Tovey; six-part comedy series Some Girls for BBC3; six-part comedy Nixon’s The One starring Harry Shearer for Sky Arts; and the revival of The Kumars for Sky1. Sasha also completed her comedy thriller short film Her Next Door starring Lizzie Roper, which won several Best Comedy awards at prestigious film festivals.

McDonald & Dodds Mammoth Screen / ITV Drama
Director for the new season of the ITV crime-drama
(1 x 120 minute episode)
Series Prod: Rebecca Davies / Exec Prod: Damien Timmer
All Creatures Great & Small – Season 2 Playground Entertainment / Channel 5 Drama
Director for the second season of the period-drama adaptation, based on the books by James Herriot (TX 2021)
(2 x 60 minute episodes)
Series Prod: James Dean / Exec Prod: Colin Callendar
The A Word – Season 3 Fifty Fathoms / BBC One
Director of the final episode of the third season of the BBC1 drama (TX 2020)
(1 x 60 minute episode)
Series Prod: Clare Shepherd / Exec Prod: Marcus Wilson & Peter Bowker
Two Doors Down -Season 4 BBC Studios / BBC2
Fourth series of the comedy-drama series starring Elaine C Smith and Arabella Weir (TX 2019)
(6 x 30 minute episodes)
Series Prod: Catherine Gosling-Fuller / Exec Prod: Steve Canny
Coronation Street ITV Studios / ITV1
Director for the prime-time continuing drama series (2018-2020)
(19 x 30 minute episodes)
Series Prod: Kate Oates / Iain Macleod
Two Doors Down – Season 3 / Christmas Special BBC Studios / BBC2
Third series and Christmas Special of the comedy-drama series set in Scotland (TX 2018)
(7 x 30 minute episodes)
Series Prod: Margot Gavan-Duffy / Exec Prod: Steve Canny
Emmerdale ITV Drama / ITV1
Director for the prime-time continuing-drama series (2014-2017)
(17 x 30 minutes / 1 x 60 minutes)
Series Prod: Kate Oates
Two Doors Down – Season 2 BBC Studios / BBC2
Second series of the six-part comedy-drama series (TX 2017)
(6 x 30 minute episodes)
Series Prod: Catherine Gosling-Fuller / Exec Prod: Steve Canny
The Job Lot – Season 3 Big Talk Productions / ITV
Director of 6 x 30 minute episodes for the third series of the hit single-camera comedy starring Russell Tovey and Sarah Hadland (TX 2015)
Series Prod: Jim Poyser / Exec Prod: Kenton Allen
Some Girls – Season 3 Hat Trick / BBC
Director for all six episodes of the third series of the hit single-camera comedy (TX 2014) Series Prod: John Pocock / Exec Prod: Helen Williams
Kumars Hat Trick / Sky One
Revival six-part series of the popular studio sitcom for Sky One (TX 2014)
(6 x 60 minutes)
Series Prod: John Pocock / Exec Prod: Helen Williams
Nixon’s the One Hat Trick Productions / Sky Arts
Six-part comedy series starring Harry Shearer (TX 2014)
Series Prod: Alex Walsh-Taylor / Exec Prod: Jimmy Mulville
Doctors Episodes for the daytime drama (TX September 2014)
Young Dracula CBBC
Lead director for series five of the hit children’s drama series (TX 2014)
8 x 30-minute episodes
Shirley and Shirley So Television / Channel 4
Pilot for comedy/entertainment show (taster tape – non TX)
The Committee Meeting Tiger Aspect / BBC
Studio sitcom pilot starring Welsh sketch-act Chris Corcoran & Elis James
Fat Pipes BBC
60-minute live interactive comedy pilot for BBC3/BBC I-Player (TX 2013)
Belme Sweet Belme BBC Comedy
Directed a studio read through of the new comedy pilot at BBC Media City (2012)
Funny +1 BBC3
Live studio comedy pilot, featuring Charlie Baker, Kerry Howard, Will Andrews, Isy Suttie and Colin Hoult. Standup, live group sketches and monologues
Pixel Face So Television / CBBC
Multi-camera comedy-drama series
Big Brother Endemol / Channel 5
House director on series 13
Horrible Histories Lion TV / CBBC Interactive
Single-camera sketch comedy show
Ben 10: The Ultimate Challenge Twenty Twenty / Cartoon Network UK & International
Formatted studio game show featuring large scale physical games, question and answer rounds and cerebral games. After shooting the pilot, Sasha went on to direct the UK series and 8 series for CN International (Russian, Arabic, Italian, Turkish, Dutch, Spanish, Polish, French)
Bear Behaving Badly Darrall MacQueen / CBBC
Studio sitcom involving actors & puppets
The Slammer CBBC / BBC1
Live studio variety show with audience and pre recorded sketches. Core cast led by Ted Robbins and a weekly guest (Jon Culshaw, Shaun Williamson)
Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps BBC3
Directed a selection of studio scenes for the series
Deadly Art BBC1 / CBBC
Presenter-led art show
Chuckle Vision Christmas Special BBC2 /CBBC
One off special broadcast on Christmas Eve
Scoop BBC1 / CBBC
First series of the narrative comedy drama featuring Mark Benton, Shaun Williamson and puppeteer Andy Heath
Big Barn Farm RDF / CBBC
First season of the narrative series featuring live animal animation
Gina’s Laughing Gear: Who’s in the Shed? CBBC /BBC2
Sitcom written by Faye Rusling and Oriane Messina and starring Martin Hancock and Moya Brady
Sports Relief Gets Sub’d BBC1
Studio game show with celebrity and child contestants involving large scale physical games and Q & A rounds
Chuckle Vision BBC2 / CBBC
Narrative comedy
Stupid BBC1 / CBBC
Sketch comedy series with an ensemble cast including Marcus Brigstocke, Alex Lowe, Chris Pavlo, Miranda Hart, Faye Rusling and Oriane Messina
Kung Fu Lish CBBC / BBC2
Pre-recorded Comedy Strand within a Daily Live show called ‘Exchange’
Bad Penny CBBC
Narrative comedy drama featuring Graham Fellows aka John Shuttleworth and Ann Bryson
Short Film
Her Next Door Comedy thriller starring Lizzie Roper, Will Andrews and Rachel Stubbings (2012)
Winner, ‘Best Comedy’ LoCo Award at the London Short Film Festival 2012
Winner, ‘Best Super Short’ Award at the Anchorage Film Festival 2012
Selected for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2013
Selected for the Austin Film Festival 2012
Selected for the St Louis International Film Festival 2012
Selected for the Victoria Film Festival 2012
Selected for the London Short Film Festival 2012
Selected for the Underwire Film Festival 2012
Gay Moments Comedy music short. Written and performed by Tom Adams (2012)
Professional Training
BBC Multi Camera Gallery Directing (2006)
BBC Single Camera Drama Directing (2003)
BBC Attachment scheme, Trainee Drama Directors (2002)
Robert McKee Story Seminar (2003)
Soho Theatre Writing for Teenagers (2002)