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Martin Lisemore

Martin Arnold Lisemore (July 1939 – 3 February 1977) was a British television producer.

Martin Lisemore
BornJuly 1939
Died3 February 1977
OccupationFilm producer
Spouse(s)Sarah Lisemore

Educated initially at Abingdon School and then Hardye's School, Dorchester, he became a Production Unit Manager at the BBC drama department for some years,[1] then a producer in the late 1960s.[2] He was responsible for many period drama series and adaptations, including The Woodlanders, The Spoils of Poynton, and adaptations of Sense and Sensibility in 1971 and Emma the following year.

He quickly established himself as a leading producer of classic period drama, often working in partnership with script editor Betty Willingale. He achieved arguably his greatest success with the dramatisations of The Pallisers (1974), How Green Was My Valley (1975–76) and I Claudius (1976), the later winning both BAFTA and Emmy awards.[3]

Martin Lisemore was married to Sarah Lisemore, an actress, best known for being the location stand-in for Deborah Watling for location material shot for the Doctor Who story "The Enemy Of The World" in 1968.

On 3 February 1977, during the production of his next series, Murder Most English, Lisemore was killed in a road accident.[4]

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  1. ^ "The Sunday Post: I, Claudius". BBC.
  2. ^ "Martin Lisemore". BFI.
  3. ^ "Martin Lisemore". IMDb.
  4. ^ ""MR MARTIN LISEMORE Gifted television producer." Times [London, England] 5 Feb. 1977". The Times Digital Archive.

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