Tuesday, 20 May 2014

In A League Of His Own

If you know us you will know that our son Paul works in television. He's loved tv since he was a kid and our house was full of his friends acting out his latest gameshow in front of his video camera so it was no real surprise when he wanted to make a career of it.

He's been in the business for some years now and has created a number of shows such as The Colour Of Money, Magic Numbers and Beat The Pack. In 2009 Sky put out a brief for a sports quiz show and Paul, working for CPL Productions, devised A League Of Their Own. CPL was successful in pitching the show and the rest, as they say, is history. So far seven series have been broadcast and in April 2014 Sky announced that they have contracted further series that will see it air until 2017. 

Marion and I are so proud of his achievement in creating such a popular format and his hard work and originality were awarded on Sunday night at the BAFTA ceremony when A League Of Their Own won Best Comedy Entertainment Programme. Paul wasn't able to attend the ceremony but to think that our son has gone from videoing his own Marble Maze in the garden when he was ten to creating the highest rated entertainment show on Sky1 makes us incredibly proud. Well done son. Can't wait to see you.