Kate McAll

McAll, Kate

Kate McAll (Director) is a Sony Gold award-winning producer and director with over 25 years’ experience at the BBC. Now freelance, she began her career in BBC Bristol, making history documentaries and literary features, then branching out into drama. Most of Kate's productions have resulted from her own ideas and she has created several long running series. Her dramatised series The Diary of Samuel Pepys ran for three years on BBC Radio 4, and was  one of the most popular programmes on the network. A Classics graduate, Kate has directed an adaptation of The Aeneid with Fiona Shaw, and directed a drama for BBC Radio 3 entirely in Latin, which was praised for its boldness on the leader page of The Times. She's currently working on a new drama series about the 1st century Roman letter writer, Pliny the Younger. In 2005 Kate became the head of Radio Drama at BBC Wales, the home of Doctor Who, and collaborated with the television department to make three Torchwood Radio Dramas with the original cast. Kate has also produced several previous dramas based on real people including Frank Zappa and Me, about Zappa's relationship with his English secretary, Well, He Would, Wouldn't He? about Mandy Rice Davies' part in the Profumo scandal, The Real George Orwell, a biographical series about the famous British writer, and Bodies in Motion and At Rest, an adaptation of the essays and poetry of Michigan Undertaker/Poet Thomas Lynch. Recently, she directed Michael Sheen in a short film about the making of the movie of Under Milk Wood with Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, which was shot not far from Kate's adopted home in West Wales. Kate has collaborated with L.A. Theatre Works on several previous projects including The Blood of Strangers, La Bête and The Explorer's Club