Work update by Jonathan Green

It's been a long while since I wrote a blog post, so here's a quick update of whats been going on:

January started with designing Jack Whitehall's current travelling tour, which started at the Echo Arena in Liverpool.

The Chase also returned to the studio after a Christmas s break, and I worked on a small pilot called Coconut for BBC3

Next I designed a small studio set for a Facebook Live show called Studs Up, and then want on to Series 2 of the Channel 5 comedy, Borderline which shot through March.

April seemed to come and go all too quickly, with a brand new Channel 4 show called Lego Masters. Not sure when that airs, but reckon it will be popular.

Then into May and the annual visit to Qi and Mock The Week, and then straight in to pre-production for the new series of Still Game in June.

So that's about it for now. Hoping for a nice juicy show in the Autumn before Fleabag 2 goes in to production early next year, if all goes to plan.....

 

Michael, Marlon & Elizabeth - Urban Myths by Jonathan Green

Sadly, as a viewer, you'll never get a chance to see this production.

As of two days ago, Sky in their wisdom decided to pull it on the strength of objections by the Jackson family, who thought the portrayal (having only seen a 10 second trailer) to be "offensive".

Having worked on this show and seen the completed programme, I can honestly say all the hype around it is totally wrong.

Unlike every other comedy before it, this portrayal of Michael Jackson is not a "piss take", and does not show the artist in a bad light. It's a beautifully performed charming and heart-warming piece, with caring and nuanced acting by all of its cast, including one of the last performances by Carrie Fisher.

Unfortunately, the world has been robbed of this delightful show, which sets a seriously worrying precedent for the Film & TV Industry.

If we are to have a show pulled that is deemed too offensive because of it's portrayal of celebrities, we will never again see the likes of shows such as Brass Eye, Spitting Image, even Star Stories amongst many others, or actors such as Ben Kingsley playing Ghandi, which is a depressing thought.

 

Stag by Jonathan Green

Now that Stag has started airing on BBC2 Saturdays 9pm, I'm able to start uploading some on set photos.

Stag was spilt across locations in the Highlands of Scotland, and in and around Pinewood Studios, outside of London.

If you get the chance to watch on catch-up, please do. It's a remarkable piece of television, that I'm hugely proud to have been involved in.

The house that we turned in to a pub

The house that we turned in to a pub