Phil Collinson is a British television producer. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located The primary role of a television producer is to control all aspects of production ranging from show idea development and cast hiring to shoot supervision and fact-checking He was initially an actor, before switching to working behind the cameras in the industry as a script editor and writer on programmes such as Springhill and Emmerdale, later becoming the producer of Peak Practice. A script editor is a member of the production team of scripted Television programmes usually dramas and comedies Emmerdale, known as Emmerdale Farm until 1989 is a British Soap opera that has aired on ITV since 1972 Peak Practice is a British Drama series about a GP surgery in Cardale &mdash a small fictional town in the Derbyshire
He has produced several series for the BBC, including the comedy drama Linda Green, and the first seasons of [1950s-set Born and Bred and paranormal thriller Sea of Souls. Linda Green is a British television comedy-drama series that lasted for two seasons screened in 2001 and 2002. Born and Bred is a light-hearted British drama series that aired on BBC One from 2002 to 2005 Sea of Souls is a BBC Television drama series based around the fictional activities of a group of investigators into Psychic events In January 2004, he started work as the tenth full-time in-house producer of the BBC science-fiction programme Doctor Who. Doctor Who is a British science fiction television programme produced by the BBC.
While he was an actor, the role of Alexander in the 1999 Channel 4 drama Queer as Folk was written especially for him by his friend Russell T. Davies. Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) Channel 4 is a public-service Television and Radio broadcaster in the United Kingdom centred around a television channel of the same name which began Queer as Folk is a 1999 British Television series that chronicles the lives of three Gay men let loose in Manchester 's Gay village Russell T Davies, OBE (born Stephen Russell Davies, 27 April, 1963) is a critically acclaimed British Television producer However, after Antony Cotton auditioned for the production team, Davies and his fellow producers felt they had no choice but to offer the role to him. Antony Cotton (born Antony Dunn on 5 August 1975, Bury, Greater Manchester) is an English Actor best known for
Collinson took a vacation from his Doctor Who production responsibilities for at least part of the 2007 series; Susie Liggat took his place for a month according to issue 372 of Doctor Who Magazine, while Collinson took a holiday. Susie Liggat is a British Television producer. Her career had predominantly been as a first assistant director, in which capacity she worked on popular  There was some confusion when Collinson's break was first announced, with some reports claiming that Collinson was leaving the series. "There was this whole madness last year when it was announced that. . . Susie was going to produce a couple of episodes," Collinson told DWM in issue 380, "cos everyone immediately thought that I was leaving, and she was taking over. My friends thought I was seriously ill! Why else would I leave Doctor Who?"  Collinson's holiday coincided with the filming of the two-parter "Human Nature"/"The Family of Blood", he does however receive an executive producer credit for these episodes. "Human Nature" is the eighth episode of Series 3 of the revived British Science fiction television series Doctor Who "The Family of Blood" is the ninth episode of Series 3 of the revived British Science fiction television series Doctor Who Motion Pictures An executive producer of a Motion picture is typically a producer who is sometimes involved in creative or technical aspects of production Liggat will also be producing five episodes of the 2008 series.
The BBC confirmed on the February 1, 2008 that Collinson will be leaving his position on Doctor Who, to return to Manchester as BBC Head of Drama for the region. Events 1327 - Teenaged Edward III is crowned King of England, but the country is ruled by his mother Queen 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common 
He also serves as an executive producer on the CBBC Doctor Who spin-off The Sarah Jane Adventures. CBBC ( Children's BBC) is the brand-name for the BBC 's Children's television programmes aimed at children aged between 6 and 12 years old Doctor Who spin-offs refers to material created outside of but related to the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor The Sarah Jane Adventures is a British Science fiction Television series produced by BBC Wales for CBBC, created 
Collinson is openly gay, and admits that Doctor Who has a special appeal for LGBT people: "I can only talk for myself, and when I was a teenager," he said in a March 2007 interview. In the English language, gay is an Adjective that in modern usage refers to Homosexuality. "For me, as a young boy and a teenager, growing up in the north of England, in a world where I could never imagine being a gay man, let alone settling down and finding someone, I think Doctor Who was really asexual. There were programmes like The Sweeney which were very much about men chasing women, men getting women, whereas with Doctor Who you had a show that never really dealt with that. The Sweeney was a British Television Police drama focusing on two members of the Flying Squad, an elite branch of the Metropolitan "