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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 varied as EastEnders and Top of the Pops. In recent years he has worked mostly on comedy including panel shows, stand up shows and topical review shows. He has lit more than 30 different sitcoms. See full bio »

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Known For

Upstart Crow Camera and Electrical Department
(2016-2018)
Not Going Out Camera and Electrical Department
(2006-2019)
Inside No. 9 Camera and Electrical Department
(2018)
Coupling Camera and Electrical Department
(2004)

Filmography

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  The Russell Howard Hour (TV Series) (lighting director - 15 episodes, 2017 - 2019) (lighting designer - 12 episodes, 2019 - 2020)
- Episode #3.14 (2020) ... (lighting designer)
- Episode #3.13 (2020) ... (lighting designer)
- Episode #3.12 (2020) ... (lighting designer)
- Episode #3.11 (2020) ... (lighting designer)
- Episode #3.10 (2020) ... (lighting designer)
 2019-2020 The Goes Wrong Show (TV Series) (lighting designer - 6 episodes)
- Ninety Degrees (2020) ... (lighting designer)
- Harper's Locket (2020) ... (lighting designer)
- The Lodge (2020) ... (lighting designer)
- A Trial to Watch (2020) ... (lighting designer)
- The Pilot (Not the Pilot) (2020) ... (lighting designer)
 2019 Harry Hill's Clubnite (TV Series) (lighting director - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (2019) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #1.2 (2019) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #1.1 (2019) ... (lighting director)
 2016-2019 Taskmaster (TV Series) (lighting designer - 46 episodes)
- Bready, Bready, Bready (2019) ... (lighting designer)
- Another Spoon (2019) ... (lighting designer)
- Quisps (2019) ... (lighting designer)
- Five Miles Per Day (2019) ... (lighting designer)
- Butter in the Microwave (2019) ... (lighting designer)
 2017-2019 Harry Hill's Alien Fun Capsule (TV Series) (lighting director - 12 episodes)
- Episode #3.2 (2019) ... (lighting director)
- Soldiers of the Jungle (2019) ... (lighting director)
- Out-Takes: Unseen (2018) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #2.4 (2018) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #2.3 (2018) ... (lighting director)
  Not Going Out (TV Series) (lighting director - 62 episodes, 2006 - 2017) (lighting designer - 15 episodes, 2018 - 2019)
- Builder (2019) ... (lighting designer)
- Whodunnit? (2019) ... (lighting designer)
- Memory (2019) ... (lighting designer)
- Schooling (2019) ... (lighting designer)
- Facts of Life (2019) ... (lighting designer)
  Upstart Crow (TV Series) (lighting designer - 14 episodes, 2017 - 2018) (lighting director - 7 episodes, 2016 - 2017)
- A Crow Christmas Carol (2018) ... (lighting designer)
- Go On and I Will Follow (2018) ... (lighting designer)
- The Most Unkindest Cut of All (2018) ... (lighting designer)
- Sigh No More (2018) ... (lighting designer)
- If You Prick Us, Do We Not Bleed? (2018) ... (lighting designer)
 2018 Rob Delaney's Stand Up Central (TV Series) (lighting director - 8 episodes)
- Joe Wilkinson & Adam Hess (2018) ... (lighting director)
- Paul Chowdhry & 'Flo & Joan' (2018) ... (lighting director)
- Suzi Ruffel & Rob Auton (2018) ... (lighting director)
- Iain Stirling & Emily Lloyd-Saini (2018) ... (lighting director)
- Luisa Omielan & Ahir Shah (2018) ... (lighting director)
 2018 Inside No. 9 (TV Series) (lighting director - 1 episode)
- Dead Line (2018) ... (lighting director)
 2018 The Horne Section Television Programme (TV Special) (lighting designer)
 2016-2018 Unspun with Matt Forde (TV Series) (lighting director - 12 episodes)
- Anthony Scaramucci (2018) ... (lighting director)
- Tom Watson (2018) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #3.5 (2017) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #3.1 (2017) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #2.6 (2017) ... (lighting director)
 2017 Chris Ramsey's Stand Up Central (TV Series) (lighting director - 8 episodes)
- Ellie Taylor & Jason Cook (2017) ... (lighting director)
- Tom Allen & Carl Hutchinson (2017) ... (lighting director)
- James Acaster & Pierre Novellie (2017) ... (lighting director)
- Dane Baptiste & Rose Matafeo (2017) ... (lighting director)
- Nish Kumar & Tom Lucy (2017) ... (lighting director)
  Eggheads (TV Series) (lighting director - 26 episodes, 2008 - 2010) (lighting technician - 1 episode, 2017)
- The Oobunch (2017) ... (lighting technician)
- Episode #11.98 (2010) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #11.96 (2010) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #11.79 (2010) ... (lighting director)
- Episode dated 21 April 2008 (2008) ... (lighting director)
 2016-2017 Live from the BBC (TV Series) (lighting director - 12 episodes)
- Episode #2.6 (2017) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #2.5 (2017) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #2.4 (2017) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #2.3 (2017) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #2.2 (2017) ... (lighting director)
 2016 Peter Pan Goes Wrong (TV Movie) (lighting designer)
 2009-2015 Russell Howard's Good News (TV Series) (lighting director - 43 episodes)
- Series 10: Best Bits (2015) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #10.8 (2015) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #10.7 (2015) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #10.6 (2015) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #10.5 (2015) ... (lighting director)
 2015 Brotherhood (TV Series) (lighting director - 8 episodes)
- Dad (2015) ... (lighting director)
- Work (2015) ... (lighting director)
- Pregnant (2015) ... (lighting director)
- Mating (2015) ... (lighting director)
- Birthday (2015) ... (lighting director)
  House of Fools (TV Series) (lighting director - 6 episodes, 2015) (lighting designer - 6 episodes, 2014)
- The Whip Affair (2015) ... (lighting director)
- The Lost Plot Affair (2015) ... (lighting director)
- The Danceathon Affair (2015) ... (lighting director)
- The Moth Affair (2015) ... (lighting director)
- The Botox Affair (2015) ... (lighting director)
 2009-2015 Miranda (TV Series) (lighting director - 19 episodes)
- The Final Curtain (2015) ... (lighting director)
- I Do, But to Who? (2014) ... (lighting director)
- A Brief Encounter (2013) ... (lighting director)
- Three Little Words (2013) ... (lighting director)
- Je Regret Nothing (2013) ... (lighting director)
 2014 Russell Howard: Wonderbox Live (Video) (lighting director)
 2007-2014 The National Lottery: Who Dares Wins (TV Series) (lighting director - 38 episodes)
- Episode #7.1 (2014) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #5.8 (2012) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #5.7 (2012) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #5.6 (2012) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #5.5 (2012) ... (lighting director)
 2013 Nixon's the One (TV Series) (lighting director - 6 episodes)
- TV (2013) ... (lighting director)
- Elites (2013) ... (lighting director)
- Religion (2013) ... (lighting director)
- Secrets (2013) ... (lighting director)
- Henry (2013) ... (lighting director)
 2013 The Big Fat Quiz of the 90s (TV Special) (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 Special) (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)
 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)
 2011-2012 The Devil's Dinner Party (TV Series) (lighting director - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 9 February 2012 (2012) ... (lighting director)
- Episode dated 8 February 2011 (2011) ... (lighting director)
 2001-2012 TV Burp (TV Series) (lighting director - 119 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 Live from the Royal Opera House (film lighting)
 2010-2011 Lee Nelson's Well Good Show (TV Series) (lighting director - 12 episodes)
- Episode #2.6 (2011) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #2.5 (2011) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #2.4 (2011) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #2.3 (2011) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #2.2 (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 Fast and Loose (TV Series) (lighting director - 8 episodes)
- Episode #1.8 (2011) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #1.7 (2011) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #1.6 (2011) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #1.5 (2011) ... (lighting director)
- Episode #1.4 (2011) ... (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)
 2007 To the Manor Born (TV Series) (lighting director - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.0 (2007) ... (lighting director)
 2007 Another Audience with Al Murray (TV Special) (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 Special) (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 Special) (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)
 2004-2005 Carrie & Barry (TV Series) (lighting director - 12 episodes)
- The Wedding (2005) ... (lighting director)
- New Tenant (2005) ... (lighting director)
- Competition (2005) ... (lighting director)
- Casualties (2005) ... (lighting director)
- Mummy (2005) ... (lighting director)
 2005 Marigold (TV Movie) (lighting director)
 2005 An Audience with Al Murray (TV Special) (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)
 2003-2004 Eyes Down (TV Series) (lighting director - 15 episodes)
- Christmas (2004) ... (lighting director)
- Wedding (2004) ... (lighting director)
- Adopted (2004) ... (lighting director)
- Ambition (2004) ... (lighting director)
- Thief (2004) ... (lighting director)
 2004 Harry Hill: An Audience with Harry Hill (TV Special documentary) (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)
 2003-2004 Without Prejudice? (TV Series) (lighting director - 12 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)
- Episode #1.8 (2003) ... (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 High Hopes (TV Series) (lighting director - 4 episodes)
- Mission Impossible (2003) ... (lighting director)
- Human Jungle (2003) ... (lighting director)
- Rear Window (2003) ... (lighting director)
- Pretty Woman (2003) ... (lighting director)
 2003 Distraction (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)
  Top of the Pops (TV Series) (lighting director - 27 episodes, 1990 - 2002) (vision supervisor - 23 episodes, 1987 - 1990) (lighting - 3 episodes, 1990 - 1998)
- Episode dated 7 June 2002 (2002) ... (lighting director)
- Episode dated 22 September 2000 (2000) ... (lighting director)
- Episode dated 8 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 Mini Series documentary) (lighting designer)
 2001 Life as We Know It (TV Series) (lighting director - 7 episodes)
- Coming Apart (2001) ... (lighting director)
- Something for the Table (2001) ... (lighting director)
- Clubbing (2001) ... (lighting director)
- Hospital (2001) ... (lighting director)
- The Interview (2001) ... (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 Movie) (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 The Nearly Complete and Utter History of Everything (TV Movie) (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 - 6 episodes)
- The Girl at the Bull's Head (1997) ... (lighting director)
- Ursula Sober This Time (1997) ... (lighting director)
- Ursula (1997) ... (lighting director)
- Beth Again (1997) ... (lighting director)
- Beth (1997) ... (lighting director)
 1997 Get Well Soon (TV Series) (lighting director - 1 episode)
- The New Arrival (1997) ... (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 - 8 episodes)
- George (1996) ... (lighting director)
- Mukesh (1996) ... (lighting director)
- Kirkpatrick (1996) ... (lighting director)
- Mike (1996) ... (lighting director)
- Lewis (1996) ... (lighting director)
 1996 Ruby Wax Meets... (TV Series documentary) (lightning director - 1 episode)
- Burt Reynolds (1996) ... (lightning director: Cinema Filming)
 1995 The Frank Skinner Show (TV Series) (lighting director - 2002)
 1995 Britpop Now (TV Special) (lighting director)
 1995 Face to Face (TV Series) (lighting director - 1 episode)
- Ken Dodd (1995) ... (lighting director)
 1992-1993 EastEnders (TV Series) (lighting director - 12 episodes)
- Episode dated 25 December 1993 (1993) ... (lighting director)
- Episode dated 23 December 1993 (1993) ... (lighting director)
- Episode dated 15 October 1992 (1992) ... (lighting director)
- Episode dated 13 October 1992 (1992) ... (lighting director)
- Episode dated 1 October 1992 (1992) ... (lighting director)
 1989 Rory Bremner (TV Series) (lighting director - 1991)
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