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Martin Kempton

He became a BBC lighting director in 1990 and went freelance in 2002. In his career as a staffer he lit shows as diverse as EastEnders and Top of the Pops. In recent years he has worked mostly on comedy including sketch shows, panel shows, chat shows and clip shows. He has lit more than 30 different sitcoms. See full bio »
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 2013 Nixon's the One (TV Series) (lighting director - 6 episodes) (completed)
- TV (2013) ... (lighting director)
- Elites (2013) ... (lighting director)
- Religion (2013) ... (lighting director)
- Secrets (2013) ... (lighting director)
- Henry (2013) ... (lighting director)
 2014 House of Fools (TV Series) (lighting designer - 6 episodes)
- The Ghost Affair (2014) ... (lighting designer)
- The Birthday Affair (2014) ... (lighting designer)
- The Wig Affair (2014) ... (lighting designer)
- The Probation Affair (2014) ... (lighting designer)
- The Pork Pie Affair (2014) ... (lighting designer)
 2013 The Big Fat Quiz of the 90s (TV Movie) (lighting director)
 2006-2013 Not Going Out (TV Series) (lighting director - 40 episodes)
- Play (2013) ... (lighting director)
- Rachel (2013) ... (lighting director)
- Conference (2013) ... (lighting director)
- Therapy (2013) ... (lighting director)
- Skiing (2013) ... (lighting director)
 2013 Yes, Prime Minister (TV Series) (lighting - 3 episodes)
- Gentlemen's Agreement (2013) ... (lighting)
- The Poisoned Chalice (2013) ... (lighting)
- Crisis at the Summit (2013) ... (lighting)
 2012 The Big Fat Quiz of the Year (TV Movie) (lighting director)
 2011-2012 Mock the Week (TV Series) (lighting director - 14 episodes)
- Episode #11.13 (2012) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #11.12 (2012) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #11.11 (2012) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #11.10 (2012) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #11.9 (2012) ... (lighting director)
 2012 The Angelos Epithemiou Show (TV Series) (lighting director - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (2012) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #1.5 (2012) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #1.4 (2012) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #1.3 (2012) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #1.2 (2012) ... (lighting director)
 2009-2012 Russell Howard's Good News (TV Series) (lighting director - 34 episodes)
- Episode #6.8 (2012) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #6.7 (2012) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #6.5 (2012) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #6.4 (2012) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #6.3 (2012) ... (lighting director)
 2012 Playhouse Presents (TV Series) (lighting director - 1 episode)
- Nixon's the One (2012) ... (lighting director)
 2011-2012 That Sunday Night Show (TV Series) (lighting director - 17 episodes)
- Episode #3.6 (2012) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #3.5 (2012) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #3.4 (2012) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #3.3 (2012) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #3.2 (2012) ... (lighting director)
 2012 The Devil's Dinner Party (TV Series) (lighting director - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 9 February 2012 (2012) ... (lighting director)
 2001-2012 TV Burp (TV Series) (lighting director - 117 episodes)
- The Best of TV Burp 22 (2012) ... (lighting director)
- The Best of TV Burp 21 (2012) ... (lighting director)
- The Best of TV Burp 19 (2012) ... (lighting director)
- The Best of TV Burp 18 (2012) ... (lighting director)
- The Best of TV Burp 17 (2011) ... (lighting director)
 2011 Tosca (film lighting)
 2010-2011 Lee Nelson's Well Good Show (TV Series) (lighting director - 12 episodes)
- Episode #2.6 (2011) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #2.4 (2011) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #2.3 (2011) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #2.2 (2011) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #2.1 (2011) ... (lighting director)
 2002-2011 Shooting Stars (TV Series) (lighting director - 38 episodes)
- Episode #8.6 (2011) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #8.5 (2011) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #8.4 (2011) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #8.3 (2011) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #8.2 (2011) ... (lighting director)
 2002-2011 Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps (TV Series) (lighting director - 18 episodes)
- This is Your Life (2011) ... (lighting director)
- Shagger (2011) ... (lighting director)
- The Gaz-Bot (2011) ... (lighting director)
- Trial Schmile (2011) ... (lighting director)
- Nil by Muff (2011) ... (lighting director)
 2011 The National Lottery: Who Dares Wins (TV Series) (lighting director - 2011)
 2011 Fast and Loose (TV Series) (lighting director - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (2011) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #1.3 (2011) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #1.2 (2011) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #1.1 (2011) ... (lighting director)
 2009-2010 Miranda (TV Series) (lighting director - 10 episodes)
- The Perfect Christmas (2010) ... (lighting director)
- Just Act Normal (2010) ... (lighting director)
- A New Low (2010) ... (lighting director)
- Before I Die (2010) ... (lighting director)
- The New Me (2010) ... (lighting director)
 2010 Playhouse: Live (TV Series) (lighting director - 3 episodes)
- The Typist (2010) ... (lighting director)
- Here ... (lighting director)
- Hens ... (lighting director)
 2007-2009 The Omid Djalili Show (TV Series) (lighting director - 11 episodes)
- Episode #2.6 (2009) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #2.5 (2009) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #2.4 (2009) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #2.3 (2009) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #2.2 (2009) ... (lighting director)
 2005-2009 The Green Green Grass (TV Series) (lighting director - 28 episodes)
- For Richer for Poorer (2009) ... (lighting director)
- One Man's Junk (2009) ... (lighting director)
- I Done It My Way (2009) ... (lighting director)
- The Departed (2009) ... (lighting director)
- Your Cheating Art (2009) ... (lighting director)
 2008 The Peter Serafinowicz Show (TV Series) (lighting director - 1 episode)
- Christmas Special (2008) ... (lighting director)
 2007-2008 After You've Gone (TV Series) (lighting - 12 episodes)
- Damaged (2008) ... (lighting)
- Bad, Bad Old Days (2008) ... (lighting)
- Going Solo (2008) ... (lighting)
- Not Love Actually (2008) ... (lighting)
- Dawn of the Dad (2008) ... (lighting)
 2007-2008 Happy Hour (TV Series) (lighting director - 29 episodes)
- Episode #3.7 (2008) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #3.6 (2008) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #3.5 (2008) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #3.4 (2008) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #3.3 (2008) ... (lighting director)
 2008 Eggheads (TV Series) (lighting director - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 21 April 2008 (2008) ... (lighting director)
 2007 To the Manor Born (TV Series) (lighting director - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.0 (2007) ... (lighting director)
 2007 Another Audience with Al Murray (TV Movie) (lighting director)
 2007 Grownups (TV Series) (lighting director - 6 episodes)
- Clap (2007) ... (lighting director)
- Honk (2007) ... (lighting director)
- Ring (2007) ... (lighting director)
- Bleurgh (2007) ... (lighting director)
- Send (2007) ... (lighting director)
 2006-2007 TV Heaven, Telly Hell (TV Series) (lighting director - 10 episodes)
- Episode #2.5 (2007) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #2.4 (2007) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #2.3 (2007) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #2.2 (2007) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #2.1 (2007) ... (lighting director)
 2007 Get a Grip (TV Series) (lighting director)
 1997-2007 Never Mind the Buzzcocks (TV Series) (lighting director - 5 episodes)
- Episode #20.6 (2007) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #16.10 (2005) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #16.5 (2005) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #15.5 (2004) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #1.8 (1997) ... (lighting director)
  Little Britain (TV Series) (lighting - 1 episode, 2006) (lighting director - 1 episode, 2006)
- Little Britain Abroad: Part 2 (2006) ... (lighting)
- Little Britain Abroad: Part 1 (2006) ... (lighting director)
 2006 It Started with... Swap Shop (TV Movie) (lighting director)
 2005 As Time Goes By (TV Series) (lighting director - 2 episodes)
- Reunion Special: Part 2 (2005) ... (lighting director)
- Reunion Special: Part 1 (2005) ... (lighting director)
 2005 'Little Britain' Night (TV Movie) (lighting director)
 2005 Nadolig Aled (TV Movie) (lighting director)
 2005 The Catherine Tate Show (TV Series) (lighting director - 1 episode)
- Christmas Show (2005) ... (lighting director)
 2005 Marigold (TV Movie) (lighting director)
 2005 An Audience with Al Murray (TV Movie) (lighting director)
 2005 The Crouches (TV Series) (lighting director - 1 episode)
- Boyz to Men (2005) ... (lighting director)
 2005 Jerry Springer: The Opera (TV Movie) (lighting director)
 2004-2005 The Vicar of Dibley (TV Series) (lighting director - 2 episodes)
- Happy New Year (2005) ... (lighting director)
- Merry Christmas (2004) ... (lighting director)
 2004 Odd Socks (TV Series) (lighting director)
 2004 An Audience with Harry Hill (TV Movie) (lighting director)
 2004 Carrie & Barry (TV Series) (lighting director - 6 episodes)
- Michelle and Kirk (2004) ... (lighting director)
- Duncan (2004) ... (lighting director)
- Cross Dressing (2004) ... (lighting director)
- Vasectomy (2004) ... (lighting director)
- Hairy (2004) ... (lighting director)
 2004 Coupling (TV Series) (lighting director - 6 episodes)
- 9½ Months (2004) ... (lighting director)
- The Naked Living Room (2004) ... (lighting director)
- Circus of the Epidurals (2004) ... (lighting director)
- Bed Time (2004) ... (lighting director)
- Nightlines (2004) ... (lighting director)
 2003-2004 Hardware (TV Series) (lighting director - 12 episodes)
- Celebrity (2004) ... (lighting director)
- Tony Two-Ways (2004) ... (lighting director)
- Loser (2004) ... (lighting director)
- Nude (2004) ... (lighting director)
- Big Foot (2004) ... (lighting director)
 2004 Without Prejudice? (TV Series) (lighting director - 4 episodes)
- Episode #2.4 (2004) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #2.3 (2004) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #2.2 (2004) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #2.1 (2004) ... (lighting director)
 2002-2003 French and Saunders (TV Series) (lighting director - 2 episodes)
- French and Saunders Actually (2003) ... (lighting director)
- Celebrity Christmas Puddings (2002) ... (lighting director)
 2001-2003 Only Fools and Horses.... (TV Series) (lighting director - 3 episodes)
- Sleepless in Peckham...! (2003) ... (lighting director)
- Strangers on the Shore...! (2002) ... (lighting director)
- If They Could See Us Now.....! (2001) ... (lighting director)
 2003 Distraction (TV Series) (lighting director)
 2003 Eyes Down (TV Series) (lighting director)
 2003 Anglian Lives: Alan Partridge (TV Movie) (studio lighting)
 2002 I'm Alan Partridge (TV Series) (studio lighting director - 6 episodes)
- Alan Wide Shut (2002) ... (studio lighting director)
- I Know What Alan Did Last Summer (2002) ... (studio lighting director)
- Never Say Alan Again (2002) ... (studio lighting director)
- Bravealan (2002) ... (studio lighting director)
- The Colour of Alan (2002) ... (studio lighting director)
 1990-2002 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (lighting director - 26 episodes)
- Episode dated 7 June 2002 (2002) ... (lighting director)
- Episode dated 22 September 2000 (2000) ... (lighting director)
- Episode dated 7 September 2000 (2000) ... (lighting director)
- Episode dated 19 November 1999 (1999) ... (lighting director)
- Episode dated 5 November 1999 (1999) ... (lighting director)
 2002 The National Lottery: In It to Win It (TV Series) (lighting director)
 2002 Dead Ringers (TV Series) (lighting director)
 2001 The Sketch Show Story (TV Series documentary) (lighting designer)
 2001 Life as We Know It (TV Series) (lighting director)
 2001 Lee Evans: So What Now? (TV Series) (lighting director - 8 episodes)
- Parole (2001) ... (lighting director)
- The Limo (2001) ... (lighting director)
- Fear of Flying (2001) ... (lighting director)
- Act of God (2001) ... (lighting director)
- The House Guest (2001) ... (lighting director)
 2001 Office Gossip (TV Series) (lighting director - 6 episodes)
- Lucky in Love (2001) ... (lighting director)
- The Violin Lesson (2001) ... (lighting director)
- Moving On (2001) ... (lighting director)
- Work Experience (2001) ... (lighting director)
- Old Bangers (2001) ... (lighting director)
 2000 Mirrorball (TV Short) (lighting director)
 1997-2000 Ruby (TV Series) (lighting director - 48 episodes)
- Episode #4.12 (2000) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #4.11 (2000) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #4.10 (2000) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #4.9 (2000) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #4.8 (2000) ... (lighting director)
 1999 Hippies (TV Series) (lighting director - 6 episodes)
- Disgusting Hippies (1999) ... (lighting director)
- Muddy Hippies (1999) ... (lighting director)
- Hippy Dippy Hippies (1999) ... (lighting director)
- Sexy Hippies (1999) ... (lighting director)
- Hairy Hippies (1999) ... (lighting director)
 1997-1998 A Prince Among Men (TV Series) (lighting director - 12 episodes)
- Who's That Girl? (1998) ... (lighting director)
- Injury Time (1998) ... (lighting director)
- All in the Game (1998) ... (lighting director)
- The Good Samaritan (1998) ... (lighting director)
- Ghost Story (1998) ... (lighting director)
 1998 Amazing World of Animals (TV Series) (lighting director)
 1997 Spark (TV Series) (lighting director)
 1997 Get Well Soon (TV Series) (lighting director)
  The Brittas Empire (TV Series) (lighting - 15 episodes, 1996 - 1997) (lighting director - 1 episode, 1996)
- Curse of the Tiger Women (1997) ... (lighting)
- Exposed (1997) ... (lighting)
- Gavin Featherly R. I. P. (1997) ... (lighting)
- The Disappearing Act (1997) ... (lighting)
- Wake Up the Lion Within (1997) ... (lighting)
 1995-1996 One Foot in the Grave (TV Series) (studio lighting - 2 episodes)
- Starbound (1996) ... (studio lighting)
- The Wisdom of the Witch (1995) ... (studio lighting)
 1996 Accused (TV Series) (lighting director)
 1995 The Frank Skinner Show (TV Series) (lighting director - 2002)
 1992-1993 EastEnders (TV Series) (lighting director - 4 episodes)
- Episode dated 25 December 1993 (1993) ... (lighting director)
- Episode dated 23 December 1993 (1993) ... (lighting director)
- Episode dated 1 October 1992 (1992) ... (lighting director)
- Episode dated 18 August 1992 (1992) ... (lighting director)
 1989 Rory Bremner (TV Series) (lighting director - 1991)
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