Roy Battersby (born 20 April 1936) is a British television director, noted for his work in drama productions such as Between The Lines, Inspector Morse, Cracker and A Touch of Frost. Early in his career he made documentary features for the BBC programmes Tomorrow's World and Towards Tomorrow. In 2005, his film Red Mercury was shown at the Montreal World Film Festival.
|Born||20 April 1936|
Judy Loe (m. 1997)
He is married to actress Judy Loe and is the stepfather of actress Kate Beckinsale. Battersby was a Trotskyist for some years, becoming a full-time organiser for the now defunct Workers Revolutionary Party. The association had ended by 1981, but the connection led to his being blacklisted by the BBC.
|1969||ITV Saturday Night Theatre||Machine||TV play written by Hugh Charteris|
|1970||The Body||Documentary narrated by Vanessa Redgrave and Frank Finlay|
|1970||ITV Saturday Night Theatre||Roll on Four O'Clock||TV play written by Colin Welland|
|1972||Home and Away|
|1972||Play For Today||Better Than The Movies||TV play written by John Elliot and starring Bryan Marshall|
|1973||Play For Today||The Operation||TV play written by Roger Smith|
|1974||Play For Today||Leeds United||TV play written by Colin Welland and starring Elizabeth Spriggs|
|1975||Centre Play||Post Mortem|
|1981||A Change In Time|
|1983||The Home Front||At The Grammar|
|1983||The Home Front||Low Key Lady on High Speed Train|
|1983||The Home Front||The Poodle Strikes Back|
|1983||The Home Front||Walk in My Shoes|
|1986||King of the Ghetto||4 episodes|
|1990||Eurocops||Pushed||Crime drama by Billy Hamon starring John Benfield as Jackson|
|1990||Eurocops||Firing the Bullets||Crime drama by Billy Hamon starring John Benfield as Jackson|
|1990||The Play on One||Yellowbacks|
|1991||The Play on One||Escape From Kampala|
|1991||Inspector Morse||Fat Chance||Crime drama starring John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Maurice Denham and Zoë Wanamaker.|
|1992||Between The Lines||Lies and Damned Lies||Crime drama starring Neil Pearson|
|1992||Between The Lines||A Watch & Chain of Course||Crime drama starring Neil Pearson|
|1993||Between The Lines||Some Must Watch||Crime drama starring Neil Pearson|
|1993||Between The Lines||Manoeuvre 11||Crime drama starring Neil Pearson|
|1994||A Touch of Frost||Widows and Orphans||Crime drama starring David Jason|
|1994||Between The Lines||The End User: Part 1||Crime drama starring Neil Pearson|
|1994||Between The Lines||The End User: Part 2||Crime drama starring Neil Pearson|
|1995||Cracker||Brotherly Love Part 1||Crime drama starring Robbie Coltrane and Geraldine Somerville|
|1995||Cracker||Brotherly Love Part 2||Crime drama starring Robbie Coltrane and Geraldine Somerville|
|1995||Cracker||Brotherly Love Part 3||Crime drama starring Robbie Coltrane and Geraldine Somerville|
|1995||A Touch of Frost||Quarry||Crime drama starring David Jason|
|1998||Space Island One||A Child Is Born|
|1999||Doomwatch: Winter Angel|
|2000||In Defence||2 episodes|
|2004||A Touch of Frost||Dancing in the Dark||Crime drama starring David Jason|
|2006||A Touch of Frost||Endangered Species||Crime drama starring David Jason|
|1996||Won||BAFTA Alan Clarke award|
|2006||Nominated||Montréal World Film Festival Grand Prix des Amériques||for Red Mercury (2005)|
- "Roy Battersby". Retrieved 8 July 2016.
- "Festival nod for Muslim bomb film". BBC Online. 12 August 2005. Retrieved 16 July 2010.
- "Literature Study Guides - By Popularity - eNotes.com". Retrieved 8 July 2016.
- Sanjiv Bhattacharya "Kate Beckinsale", GQ Magazine, February 2006, as reproduced on Bhattacharya's website.
- Stephen Lacey Tony Garnett, Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2007, p.76
- Roy Battersby Obituary: Nicholas Palmer, The Independent,
- Mark Hollingsworth and Richard Norton-Taylor Blacklist: The Inside Story of Political Vetting, London: Hogarth Press, p.116-17 (Chapter 5 "MI5 and the BBC: Stamping the ‘Christmas Tree’ Files")
- "BAFTA Awards (1996)". Retrieved 8 July 2016.